Maui Plastic Surgeon
239 East Wakea Avenue,
Kahului, Hawaii 96732 US
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"We decided together on what size, type, and placement would work for my body and life style." "He went over the different types of implants there were available." "I start at one breast size 32c and one size 32b am now at a 32ddd on both breast my waist is 38inches so now i have a perfect hour glass silhouette."

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Second Breast Augmentation from Dr. Yu. Went Bigger, Equally Amazing Results. - Kahului, HI

Dr. Yu and his staff are professional, helpful, understanding, and absolutely supportive.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

2nd Time Around... Different Doctor Who Gave Me What I Wish I Had the First Time! So Worth It! - Kahului, HI

Dr. Yu is a professional who I would recommend to anyone! I am overjoyed with my results! He corrected all the issues I had and exceeded my expectations! He and his entire staff are extremely knowledgeable and provided excellent care from beginning to end! Thank you Dr. Yu!!!

5 out of 5 stars Scar Removal

Seroma Removal - Kahului, HI

Dr Yu is one of the rare doctors that truly care about his patients and their favorable outcomes. From the time you enter the office, you are treated with kindness and respect. Dr Yu spends as much time as you need answering your questions and concerns. His knowledge and expertise gives one piece of mind that they are in the best of hands. We are so fortunate to have Dr Yu's compassionate practice on Maui.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

A New Face, a New Life - Kahului, Maui, HI

Dr Yu has a long standing reputation as an outstanding surgeon and caring physician. He is dedicated to healing and beauty. The results are natural, not plastic or over stretched. Along with his lovely staff (Roberta and Jaimie) I've known and trusted Dr. Yu for 11 years There is a reason I keep coming back.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

The Real Ones Tried to Kill Me - Maui, HI

Dr. Yu and his staff were welcoming and made the experience very comforting. He is very conscientious about his work and his patients, taking care to make sure they feel at ease and well informed of the procedures. I was very happy with the outcome thus far. There is still more to do before it is all said and done.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

The Best - Maui, HI

I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Yu and his staff for any cosmetic or other surgical issues. He is an artist as well as a compassionate and highly educated professional. Thank you all for your continued aloha and conscientious approach to your patient's care. After 37 years, I discovered one of my breasts was hard . . . and I was also having several other symptoms (may or may not be related). It seemed this "hardening" occurred suddenly and practically overnight. I had been seeing Dr. Yu for a few years since another corrective procedure he performed and for fillers etc. When I phoned his office, Jamie insisted I come in right away. After thoroughly examining me, and extensive conversation I decided to have implant replacement and capsulectomy surgery as soon as possible. Dr. Yu made room for me on the very next surgical date (I went in on Friday and asked if I could have the surgery on Monday). He was amazing. He found much more than he anticipated, dealt with it, and thus far, I have healed beautifully, and look great! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Yu and his staff for any cosmetic or other surgical issues. He is an artist as well as a compassionate and highly educated professional. Thank you Jamie, Roberta and Dr. Yu for your continued aloha and conscientious approach to your patient's care.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Breast Lift and Augmentation - Kahului, HI

So pleased with Dr Yu and his staff. They explained everything up front, answered all my questions and concerns . I would also highly recommend them .

4 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Happy to Be Myself

Dr. Yu met with me several times to answer questions and discuss several options regarding my dissatisfaction with my implants. While he did not agree that the silicone likely caused my increase in physical illness, he agreed that if I felt at all concerned about that possibility, the best thing to do would be to remove them. I am 2 days post surgery so cannot speak to the outcome as of yet. Update: 6 weeks post op. I am very happy I had explant, however I had to ask specifically for capsulectomy and at one month followup questioned Dr Yu further only to find out he did not remove 5% of capsules because they were so thin and adhered to rib cage. This was a medical judgement call I realize, yet I am disappointed as I wanted anything with any possible toxicity removed. Also disappointed that I was not told this after surgery. He and his staff have been kind and helpful in other ways, and I appreciate his assistant Jamie so much. They were not dismissive of me or my concerns at followup I'm happy to say.

Positive Customer Service - Kahului, HI

I heard about Dr. Yu from word of mouth. I can count on Jamie and Roberta in the front office to give me the best consideration as a patient. It's fascinating to understand the technology advances since 2007 available now to remedy my situation. After six years of post surgery consideration, I'm ready to accrue my down payment for the procedure. Rate is always a consideration; however, I look at plastic surgery as a return on investment.

5 out of 5 stars Chin Liposuction

I Had Two Chin Liposuctions on One Chin - Maui, HI

Dr. Yu did a wonderful job and is a very caring, competent surgeon--my chin looks natural and very nice! The surgery has lasted for many years.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Dr. Yu has hospital affiliations at Maui Memorial Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Amherst College
    Medical: MD, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, The University of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship, Plastic Surgery, The University of Pennsylvania

Treatments offered at The Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center of Maui

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Puffy Areolas: Is There a Fix? (photo)

Another option would be to have a periareolar mastopexy which is a variant of the Benelli involves less undermining of the surrounding... READ MORE

Breast Aug with Bellini Lift- Assymertrical Before and Still After 3.5 Weeks? (photo)

From your photos, it appears that your surgeon has done an excellent job. It is too early to closely scrutinize the results as things will likely... READ MORE

What Are the Risks if I Stop Smoking for 3 Months Before Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift?

It is normal to be apprehensive before elective surgery. If you are healthy and stop smoking 1 to 2 weeks prior to and 1 to 2 weeks after surgery,... READ MORE

How Much Would You Charge for Capsulectomy with Strattice, and New Implants? (Houston, TX) (photo)

A ballpark estimate for bilateral capsulectomy, strattice and new implants would be $14-15000 if silicone gel implants are used, less for saline... READ MORE

5 months post op, smooth, round, 450cc saline implant. Are my Breast Implants Bottoming Out? (photo)

From your photos it does look like your implants are bottoming out. This would require revisional surgery to repair this either by suturing the... READ MORE

The Healing Process is Very Slow After Alarplasty? (photo)

You will need several months to see the final results. Smoking can contribute to poor scarring. Sunblock would be very important with your skin type... READ MORE

Walking Upstairs After Mommy Makeover (2 Days Post-Op), Is This Possible?

Take your time walking up the stairs and have someone next to you at all times on the should be ok to do this as long as you don't stumble. READ MORE

M?ommy Makeover Recovery Needed Before 1/2 Marathon?

You are going to invest a lot of money in having this surgery. You should protect your investment and not do anything to disrupt your surgery, set... READ MORE

What Causes Frankenboobs Aka Spongebob Squareboobs? (photo)

Your breasts appear misshapen due to the swelling under your muscle. This is common with this type of placement. Things will improve with time..... READ MORE

Breasts too Far Apart. 3 Days Post Op, Will They Get Closer Together? (photo)

You always have to center the implant under your nipples. You were born with nipples that were born with nipples that were slightly far apart. The... READ MORE

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.