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Traditional vs. Bellesoma™ Breast Reduction

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When it comes to plastic surgery procedures like breast reduction, I believe my patients deserve to have options. I am one of the few plastic surgeons in Honolulu to offer both traditional breast reduction surgery and the Bellesoma Method, also called the Ultimate Breast Method. In this blog post, let’s take a side-by-side look at both of them to help you choose the right fit for you. Traditional breast reduction is appropriate for women whose breasts are disproportionately large or heavy. Often, prospective patients complain of aches and pains that radiate to their neck and shoulders. Additionally, having significantly large breasts can … Continue reading

Breast Reconstruction: Your Common Questions

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and as a plastic surgeon here in Honolulu, I’m acutely aware of the effects–both physical emotional–that breast cancer can have on a woman. In this blog post, I’d like to address some of the most common questions I hear about breast reconstruction. I was the first plastic surgeon in the state of Hawaii to perform single-stage reconstruction–an approach that creates attractive, natural-looking results in fewer surgeries. I want to help demystify the reconstruction process by providing answers to frequently asked questions. 1. What is a mastectomy? Mastectomy is the surgical removal of one or both … Continue reading

What You Need to Know: Breast Reduction

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Each year thousands of women in the United States undergo breast augmentation procedures to increase the size of their breasts. Many wonder why any women would want to reduce the size of her breasts, but what people don’t know is that many women struggle both physically and emotionally due to large breasts. Physical ailments such as chronic neck, back and shoulder pain often symptoms of our breast reduction patients in Honolulu. Simple activities that many take for granted, like exercise and sleeping, can be more difficult, uncomfortable and even painful for those with larger breasts. In addition to the physical … Continue reading

Shim Ching, MD