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Does CoolSculpting®Really Work to Reduce Fat?

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CoolSculpting® at our Honolulu practice is a non-invasive body contouring treatment. It can help smooth out bumps and bulges on various areas of the body without the need for surgery. Does this sound too good to be true? This post will help you better understand this revolutionary treatment, so you can decide if it might be right for you. What is CoolSculpting? CoolSculpting is one the first nonsurgical fat reduction processes approved by the FDA and uses cooling panels to target and destroy fat cells. This cooling treatment freezes fat cells, which are gradually absorbed and eliminated through the body’s … Continue reading

Need a Lift? We Can Help

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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

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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

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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