Oakland Plastic Surgeon
80 Grand Avenue, Ste. 800
Oakland, California 94612 US
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Personal Statement

Be yourself, but be your BEST self. Coming from a background in medical research at Harvard, MIT, and NIH, I am a proponent of evidence-based medicine. Every patient is unique. Every patient deserves a highly individualized treatment plan consistent with their goals and lifestyle.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Consultation Fee

$50. Our consult fee is credited toward the cost of surgical procedures and injectable treatments. Dr Chin is an Allergan "Brilliant Distinctions" provider.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Chin has hospital affiliations at John Muir Medial Center, California Pacific Medical Center, Alta Bates Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Harvard College
    MD, Harvard Medial School
    MD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Harvard Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, New York University and Bellevue Hospital
    Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, NYU Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
    Reconstructive Microsurgery, UCLA Center For Health Sciences
    Hand& Upper Extremity Surgery, UCLA Center For Health Sciences
    Surgical Immunology, Harvard Medical School and National Institutes of Health

Treatments offered at East Bay Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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What would be the best procedure to help my eyes be/look more symmetrical? (Photo)

Based on your pictures, it looks like you would really do well with upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasties.  But I would also have your surgeon ... READ MORE

105lbs, 5'2 height, 13cm breast width. Will 425cc-450cc be to big? (photo)

It would be impossible to any surgeon to reliably tell you what size implant you would need without examining you. And, truth be told, it is not the... READ MORE

Tummy tuck, laser stretch marks removal or both? (Photo)

First off, congratulations on the baby!  He or she is going to be the very fulfillment of your life on Earth, and I want to wish you many, many years ... READ MORE

Is there anything I could do to make my eye asymmetry less obvious? (Photo)

There are operations that can be done for your condition, Mr. Callahan!  You appear to have a condition called hemifacial microsomia.  That is just m... READ MORE

How long before I can go to work after breast augmentation?

The main considerations for returning to work after breast augmentation are:1.  risk of stirring up internal bleeding2.  risk of moving the implant3. ... READ MORE

Are there any plastic surgeons that might consider doing a tummy tuck, inner/outer thigh lift for teaching purposes?

Stanford has an excellent plastic surgery residents' clinic there, and you may be able to get your surgery there for a very small fraction of the price.   READ MORE

32A to a full C, what size implant?

Great questions krizdeen! It would be impossible to any surgeon to reliably tell you what size implant you would need without examining you.  And, ... READ MORE

What are the pros and cons of through the arm pit sub muscular implant procedure?

Breast augmentation is one of the most successful and satisfying procedures that we offer as plastic surgeons.  There are a number of factors that go ... READ MORE

What can I do as a 32 year old female? What are my options for a durable change? Mid-face lift? Inflatables? Chin lift? (Photo)

While it's difficult to tell your exact needs and predict outcomes without examining you, it looks like you would be a fantastic candidate for... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for ptosis surgery? (photo)

Eyelid surgery is one of the most satisfying and successful plastic surgery procedures out there, and while it's difficult to tell your particular... READ MORE

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