Honolulu Plastic Surgeon
1401 South Beretania Street, #888
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 US
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5 out of 5 stars Slim Lipo

Slimlipo to Hips & Inner/outer Thighs

LOVE IT no pain...after 1 day would not go to work needed to rest..no bruising,I also had restalyn which was worse the slimlipo ..wish I would of done it before..only thing make sure someone spends the night if you live alone ..your kinda loopy Slimlipo to my hips and inner /outer thigh..They told me to wear my compression garment for 1 month but I ahve heard other

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best Thing I Have Ever Done! - Honolulu, HI

I viewed their website and contacted their office. I must first preface that I am extremely fearful when it comes to needle let alone surgery. Walking into Dr. Shim's office, it was very modern but also welcoming. This was my third consultation and once I met Dr. Shim, I knew that he would be the doctor for me. I feel like I radiate confidence and thank Dr. Shim and his entire staff for helping me look the way that I feel!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Dr. Ching is the Fountain of Youth! - Honolulu, HI

I chose Dr. Ching because I saw him on television discussing laser liposuction and having met him the first time, I felt calm and confident that he would be able to help me look and feel younger. I liked that they based my surgery upon my needs rather than just the standard price that I got from a few other doctors.

5 out of 5 stars Cellulaze

Cellulite is Gone! Thanks Dr. Ching! - Honolulu, HI

I am beyond impressed with him. He is very professional, highly skilled, and provides excellent results! So glad my friend referred me.

5 out of 5 stars Laser Hair Removal

Dr. Ching is Amazing! - Honolulu, HI

I am very pleased with my experience at his office! I was referred by a friend, and am so grateful she was right about him. I have never had any work done before (really), so even going for laser hair removal was pretty intimidating. I had heard some horror stories about lasers so I really wanted to make sure I went to a good office. A friend highly recommended Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery (she got breast implants from Dr. Ching and loves them!) Dr. Ching's office was beautiful, the staff were friendly, and everything went smoothly! The aesthetician that did the treatment was very sweet and made me feel as comfortable as could be. I join my friend in honestly highly recommending Dr. Ching's office if you're looking for a good plastic surgeon, or considering getting anything cosmetic done.

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

Happy with my Results! - Honolulu, HI

I have a friend who recommended Dr. Ching.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

33 and Small Boobs - Honolulu, HI

Great doctor!

5 out of 5 stars Scar Removal

39 Yo Mother of Two. Honolulu, HI

Dr. Ching is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled surgeon. He also has a very calm, pleasant bedside manner. I highly recommend him.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

44 Years Old, 4 Grown Sons, Newly Happily Married- and Went for It. -Honolulu, HI

I love Dr. Ching's style. He asked what my concerns were and kept conversation focused on the MM. He is very soft spoken and thorough when answering my questions. He is highly skilled and takes care of the details like providing Rx's like pain-killer, anti-biotics, stool softener, etc. well before surgery day so I didn't find myself trying to get Rx's filled post-op. He provided 2 CGs to go home with-1 to wear while the other gets washed. When I called the Phys. Ex. To reach him, he called me right then to help me. Dr. Ching was my only consult and I would recommend him to all of my friends and family.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Natural Rhino - Honolulu, HI

It was Feb 2013 and I was planning on getting married in Oct 2013. My parents one day brought up the subject of perhaps getting a little work done on the tip of my nose as they noticed that it had started to "drop" over the years. I didn't really think much of it, but went to see Dr. Ching for a consultation. We discussed the goal of doing a subtle rhino where he would essentially "pick up...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Plastic Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

Consultation Fee

$50. The consultation fee is applied onto your account as a credit, and can be used towards any treatment we offer.

Awards & Recognition

Best Doctors, Plastic Surgery, 2011 - 2015
Honolulu Magazine's Top Doctors, Plastic Surgery, 2015
Honolulu Magazine's Best of Honolulu, Plastic Surgery, 2015
Hawaii Star Advertiser's Hawaii's Best, Plastic Surgery, 2014 - 2015
Allergan's Diamond Award, 2014 - 2015

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Ching has hospital affiliations at Queen’s Medical Center, Castle Medical Center, Kapiolani Medical Center and Kuakini Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biology, McGill University
    Graduate: MSc in Neurobiology, McGill University
    Medical: MD, University of British Columbia
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic Surgery, McMaster University
    Hand Surgery and Microsurgical Reconstruction, Buncke Clinic
    Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Center of the Pacific
    Cosmetic Surgery, Clinica Ivo Pitanguy, Rio de Janeiro
    Microsurgical Head and Neck Reconstruction, McMaster University

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Pubic Area Huge After Tummy Tuck? (photo)

This area often swells up after a tummy tuck. Especially after just four days, you have some degree of swelling in this area. There is a possibility... READ MORE

Do ultrasonic liposuction cavitation slimming machines work?

There are a number of devices on the market that can reduce fat in areas of the body.  The method that caught your eye is not as widely used as other ... READ MORE

Arnica and Bromelain? Why Are People Using These for Breast Augmentation Recovery? What's It Do?

Arnica and bromelain are used to reduce swelling and bruising after surgery. The risk associated with these substances is minimal and in our practice... READ MORE

Is it Normal to Be Having These Strange Itchy Sensations After Liposuction?

These kind of sensations are very normal after liposuction. When your surgery was done, this caused some disruption of the small nerve fibers in the... READ MORE

Natural Looking Breast Implants with Transaxillary Incision?

Dear Thea,Thanks for your question.  We almost exclusively use a transaxillary incision for our breast augmentations.  I feel an endoscopic t... READ MORE

Botched labiaplasty revision? (Photo)

I agree with Dr. Alter, who is our authority on these cases. Please see him for a consultation when you are ready. READ MORE

49 old Japanese seeks double eyelid surgery to get large open attractive eyes. What method is best to fulfill my wish? (photos)

Thanks for your question.Asian eyelid surgery is a common procedure in our practice.In you case, you would need some skin removal along with eyelid... READ MORE

Transaxillary incision or inframammary crease incision?

Thanks for your question.When done endoscopically by a board certified plastic surgeon, I feel that the axillary incision offers lower risk of... READ MORE

Asymmetrical eyelid and eyes. What do you recommend I have done to fix this? (photos)

Dear Sam,Thanks for your question.The other physicians suggest that fillers may help your situation.  It is possible that your right eyelid orbit has ... READ MORE

Smart lipo for arms. Any suggestions?

Swelling at this stage is to be expected.  You are only one week after your surgery and this swelling will resolve with time. READ MORE

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Breast Augmentation: Placement of Silicone Implants via Armpit Incision With the Keller Funnel

Dr. Shim Ching takes us inside the operating room and places this woman's breast implants using the Keller Funnel, also know as the no touch technique to reduce the risk of complications. WATCH VIDEO

Advantages of Laser Liposuction

Dr. Shim Ching explains how laser liposuction works and why he prefers the SlimLipo system. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation Through Armpit Incision — The Doctor Shares His Technique

Dr. Shim Ching explains armpit incision, endoscopic breast augmentation. This approach leaves no scars on the breasts, only a small scar hidden in the underarm. See this woman's results while the doctor explains the procedure. WATCH VIDEO

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