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Eyelid Surgery: The Procedure, Risks, and Everything In-Between

Blepharoplasty at our Honolulu practice has become increasingly popular for a wide variety of patients. Also called eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty can be a great way to enhance your natural features without changing your entire face. We offer both traditional eyelid surgery and Asian eyelid surgery. What can eyelid surgery do? Eyelid surgery is a broad term with a few different meanings. Patients can undergo upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, a combination of the two, or Asian eyelid surgery. The first 3 are typically performed to help patients look younger, while Asian eyelid surgery is slightly different. Let’s take a … Continue reading

Does CoolSculpting®Really Work to Reduce Fat?

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

ThermiVa®: What to Expect

Radiofrequency vaginal rejuvenation is becoming increasingly popular because it creates noticeable results without the use of hormones or surgery. In my Honolulu plastic surgery practice, I offer ThermiVa, a radiofrequency-based treatment that uses energy to stimulate collagen growth, improve blood supply, and increase sensation in the area. This is an excellent treatment option for women who want to reduce some of the most bothersome vaginal symptoms that develop as the result of aging, pregnancy, hormonal fluctuations, and more. Vaginal laxity, dryness, occasional incontinence, and other symptoms can cause mental distress and even a diminished enjoyment of sex. For many patients, … Continue reading

A Less Invasive Rejuvenation with BOTOX® Cosmetic

Not too long ago there weren’t a lot of options for people wishing to restore a more youthful appearance to their faces. Really the only option available was facelift surgery. For those wanting to take a less invasive approach there werenít many options, but in recent years, facial rejuvenation procedures have made great strides. One of these great strides developed into BOTOX injections. Dr. Shim Ching has helped many men and women achieve a more youthful appearance in a non-invasive way through BOTOX injections. As we age our skin looses its elasticity and wrinkles, fine lines, crows feet around the eyes … Continue reading

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