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

It has been 4 months since my surgery and my breast look full and natural.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

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

I went in for my consultation a year ago and decided to wait on my surgery. Having a facelift or "facial rejuvenation" as the doctor called it was a huge step for me. The normal fears of Joan Rivers and celebrities flashed through my mind. I decided to return about 4 months ago to re-visit the thought of surgery. I felt that I was ready and after looking at their before and after photos I knew...

5 out of 5 stars Cellulaze

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

My friend recommended Dr. Ching & this new procedure he offers called Cellulaze. I think he is the first to offer this treatment in Hawaii. I have always tried to hide my legs because of the cellulite on my thighs, but not anymore! I went to Dr. Ching's office and was so comfortable and confident in his ability. The girls I met with answered all my questions and me feel like family. The...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Hair Removal

Dr. Ching is Amazing! - Honolulu, HI

I bought one of their September specials, a lower leg package of five treatments for only $975! I got my underarms done also. I am kind of a wuss and don't handle pain very well but I was surprised how painless the laser was! It was really quick and easy.

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

Happy with my Results! - Honolulu, HI

Review for: Photo-facial, Skin-tightening and Laser Skin resurfacing (Palomar Lux 2940): I'm a 47 year old local Caucasian woman who saw Dr. Ching for treatment of wrinkles and basic skin appearance. First, I received a series of "photo-facials" from the aesthetician that really worked! My freckles spots turned very dark immediately afterward for approx. 5 days. After that, my...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

33 and Small Boobs - Honolulu, HI

In 2009, while living on Oahu I spent a great deal of time researching plastic surgeons for breast augmentation. I met with two other doctors before deciding whole heartily on Dr. Ching. Him and the entire staff did an amazing job guiding me through the process and I felt confident in his skills. I myself work in the medical field and have a high level of expectations for any doctor treating...

5 out of 5 stars Scar Removal

39 Yo Mother of Two. Honolulu, HI

I went to see Dr. Ching to consult for a scar revision. I had a horrible scar from my postpartum tubal ligation which was performed 8 years ago. Dr. Ching was optimistic that my scar could be improved. He was very good about answering all of my questions. I am now about 5 months post op from my scar revision and I am so pleased with the results. My stomach looks fantastic. I am so...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

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

I had recently lost another 10 lbs to get into my beautiful, yet unforgiving wedding dress, when I realized that although I lost all that weight, that my problem areas became more evident. I'm 5'0" and 110 lbs when I'm not watching my diet, alcohol, exercize. I have never been pro-surgery until I realized that what I wanted could not be achieved by diet and exercize. My wonderful husband...

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...

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

Treatments offered at Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery

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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

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

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

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

Before and After Photos by Dr. Ching

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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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