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Body Procedures for Men

Working out and eating right are effective ways to build muscle and reduce fat; however, many men find that discipline, diet, and exercise can only do so much. For many, it can be difficult to build up and reshape the chest. Often, men find it impossible to lose fat in just the right spots. Dr. Shim Ching is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in customizing plastic surgery procedures for the male body. He performs body procedures such as male breast reduction for patients in Honolulu, Hawaii, in the safety and privacy of his private, on-site surgical suite.

To find out more about plastic surgery for men, request a consultation with Dr. Ching using his online form or call our office at (808) 207-7345 to schedule an appointment.

Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Surgery)

Many men live with self-consciousness and embarrassment because of enlarged breast tissue or nipples. These conditions may be caused by a variety of factors including hormones, medication, excess weight, or a medical condition called gynecomastia. Honolulu plastic surgeon Dr. Shim Ching understands that having a feminine breast appearance is often psychologically distressing for men regardless of the cause. He performs male breast reduction surgery to help his patients attain a more masculine chest shape.

Dr. Shim Ching

Dr. Shim Ching

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shim Ching is one of Hawaii’s most renowned physicians for aesthetic procedures of the face, breast, and body. His attention to detail, skill, and mastery of surgical techniques produce remarkable, natural-looking results.

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The Surgery

Dr. Ching is skilled and experienced in a number of techniques used to improve the shape of the male chest. Liposuction alone can be used in mild cases, such as the one pictured below. In more advanced cases, he may need to surgically remove excess skin and breast tissue. During a private consultation, Dr. Ching reviews each patient’s health history, performs a physical examination, and recommends the most appropriate procedure.

Before & After Laser Liposuction of the Chest

Before & After Laser Liposuction of the Chest

The Recovery

Recovery time from male breast reduction surgery ranges from a few days to 2 weeks, depending on the type of surgery that is done. Incisions are placed where the resulting scars will be least noticeable, such as along the edge of the nipple.

What Our Patients Are Saying...

  • I have always had visions of what I would look like with a flat tummy. Now every single morning when I awake, I always say, “thank you Dr. Ching!” Thank you for allowing my dreams and visions of having my ideal body come to be a reality.
  • Dr Shim Ching is the best surgeon of the island of Oahu. You will get what you paid for. He gets the most hospitable staff. I just love them. Thank you.
  • Dear Dr. Ching, It has been 6 weeks (just as you said) and I look Fabulous! What a transformation! I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for the GREAT WORK you did on my face.


Liposuction is the most common type of cosmetic surgery chosen by men. Dr. Ching uses Smartlipo® laser liposuction for precise removal of fatty deposits. The areas he most commonly treats for men include:

  • Neck
  • Jowls
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Chest

During the surgery, fat is suctioned through small (3 millimeter) incisions that are almost invisible when healed. Dr. Shim places the incisions in natural body creases whenever possible. Recovery from a liposuction procedure ranges from 3 days to a week depending on the size and number of areas treated.


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Pectoral Implants

In spite of exercise, some men are unable to attain the full, well-defined pecs they want. Sometimes men have an imbalance in pectoral size. Dr. Ching performs chest enhancement surgery using pectoral implants to help his Honolulu patients feel more attractive and confident.

For this procedure, he places solid silicone implants through incisions in the armpits using an advanced endoscopic technique similar to transaxillary breast augmentation. The implant rests underneath the pectoral muscle in much the same way as breast implants for women. The resulting scars are well hidden by armpit hair. Recovery after pectoral implant surgery can take 2 to 4 weeks.

Before & After Pectoral Implants

Before & After Laser Liposuction of the Chest

Directions for Our Fly-in Patients

Dr. Shim Ching's exceptional qualifications and results draw patients to his Honolulu plastic surgery practice from across the Hawaiian Islands including Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. Select a location for driving directions to our practice.