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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

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

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