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Your Breast Implant Options at the Initial Consultation

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Thousands of women every year in the United States alone decide to enhance the size of their busts through breast augmentation. In Honolulu, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ching has helped countless patients achieve the results they desire. He understands that there are many reasons women may choose to undergo breast augmentation, and that every woman brings her unique needs, challenges, and goals to the consultation. Dr. Ching works hard to listen and understand his patients’ needs so that he can create the best surgical plan to meet those needs, producing results that are both beautiful and natural-looking. When coming in for … Continue reading

4 Quick Tips for Breast Augmentation Recovery

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I consider recovery after breast augmentation surgery at my Honolulu practice to be a team experience. My breast augmentation patients and I work together to ensure the recuperation is as comfortable and brief as possible. Because each patient is unique, the exact nature of recovery differs from case to case. We’re all a little different. A patient’s age, body type, and cosmetic goals influence a surgeon’s approach to breast augmentation, including the incision location and whether implants are placed in front of or behind the pectoral muscles. Those decisions, in turn, impact what a patient can expect during recovery. For … Continue reading

A Speedy Breast Augmentation Recovery: 4 Things You Can Do

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Many patients I consult with about breast augmentation at my Honolulu practice are most concerned about the recovery: How long will it take? How uncomfortable will it be? There’s no precise answer to those questions, since every patient’s breast augmentation recovery is unique. You can tip the odds in your favor for a smooth recovery, though, by following the detailed instructions I provide. It’s also helpful to know what to expect, which is why I spend a great deal of time talking about how your enhanced breasts will look and feel in the days and weeks following surgery. I also use … Continue reading

Surgical or Nonsurgical? For Facial Rejuvenation, Ask a Plastic Surgeon

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It’s not surprising that the popularity of nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation continues to increase. Dermal fillers and injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic are safe and effective treatments that can temporarily reduce the lines and wrinkles that arise as patients begin to age, and they now enjoy the same popularity as traditional facial procedures, such as facelift and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), at our Honolulu practice. It’s easy to see why: Dermal fillers and BOTOX injections alike require no real downtime, they produce long-lasting results — and in the case of dermal fillers, those results are instantly visible. Whether you’re looking … Continue reading

Shim Ching, MD