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If your recent bariatric surgery has resulted in pounds of excess drooping skin, you may be feeling like you’ve exchanged one problem for another. The solution is a body lift, a type of body contouring surgery that affects large portions of the body. It’s a great way to remove excess skin and fatty deposits. The ideal candidates for a body lift are formerly obese patients who have lost a significant amount of weight. When a patient is ready to make this transformation they will meet with me to discuss their goals and together we come up with a treatment plan. … Continue reading

Laser Liposuction: Slimmer Body, Tighter Skin

One of the most popular body contouring procedures I perform is liposuction. At my Honolulu practice, liposuction is popular with men and women alike, because it’s a safe and effective method for removing localized areas of fat that yields excellent results. For some people, however, the recovery and downtime associated with traditional liposuction is a drawback. To minimize the recovery after liposuction, we primarily perform laser liposuction, often called laser lipo. My practice was the first to offer laser liposuction in Hawaii, a minimally invasive technique that requires smaller incisions than traditional liposuction and stimulates collagen growth. New collagen helps tighten your … Continue reading

Body Contouring: Making Sense of Liposuction, Thigh Lift, Tummy Tuck

Among our plastic surgery patients here in Honolulu, body contouring procedures always garner a lot of questions. Even beyond patient concerns about recovery time and the surgery itself, the first question is often much simpler: How do I know what I need? There’s a veritable alphabet soup of options today, but let’s focus on a few procedures that target the lower body and the midsection. Thigh lift or liposuction? Having lean, long legs is a common desire among women — and while there is nothing that can be done to lengthen the legs (short of wearing high heels), the leanness … Continue reading

Shim Ching, MD