Latham Plastic Surgeon
13 Century Hill Drive
Latham, New York 12110 US
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"The incision healed well and blended right into the natural crease - leaving a smooth surface to the touch and no visible scar." "Dr. J. Chao (and his medical and support staff) are excellent!"

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Five Stars!!!

Dr. J. Chao (and his medical and support staff) are excellent! He has done three in-hospital and four in-office procedures on me and I find him to be excellent. He takes his time with you and never rushes an appointment, answers all your questions honestly, and cares as much about your results as you do. I highly recommend him. He's the Best!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck Revision

Dr. Chao is an Excellent Surgeon

I can't recommend him enough.

5 out of 5 stars Hair Transplant

Female HairTransplant - Latham, NY

I would highly recommend Dr Chao to anyone seeking any type of plastic surgery. You will be well cared for.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

forty-something rn - Latham, NY

I chose this MD based on reputation, training and his standards of quality that I have seen as a nurse. However, despite credentials and patient relations, there is still a huge element of trust when deciding to allow a plastic surgeon to perform a procedure on your body, especially the part that reflects every emotion and communicates so much to the world - the face. My results far exceed my expectations. Not only do my eyes feel better, they feel completely natural. They look exactly as they should - still hooded but not drooped and wrinkled. The incision healed well and blended right into the natural crease - leaving a smooth surface to the touch and no visible scar. My recovery process went just as was described to me, there was no need to medicate beyond tylenol & motrin, and Dr. Chao and his staff were professional, kind and very attentive. The whole process was efficient, clean and pleasant. There is such a balance between skill and artistry when it comes to plastics. Dr. Chao has that precise blend.

5 out of 5 stars Vein Treatment

27 Year Old Female with Varicose Veins in Both Legs

Dr. Chao has changed my life and my self esteem in so many ways! I am a 27 year old female who had varicose veins on both my left and right legs. I am not over weight, have never had children, so my legs did not match my age or my body. I was embarrassed to wear a dress or a skirt because I had these bulging veins coming out of my legs. Not only was the appearance of them very ugly but my...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

52 Years Old Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Latham, NY

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Personal Statement

Dr. Chao believes a team approach to care results in the best outcomes, stating, “The patient always comes first. My staff and I are devoted to helping patients improve the way they look and feel, every step of the way."

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free

Awards & Recognition

Awards:
Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Chao has hospital affiliations at Saratoga Hospital, St. Peter's Hospital, Ellis Hospital, Albany Medical Center, Albany Memorial Hospital.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Harvard University
    Medical: College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    General Surgery, Northwestern University
    Plastic Surgery, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago
    Fellowship: Orthopaedic Hand Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York

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Arm lift or liposuction? (photo)

From the view you have provided, it appears that you will likely need an arm lift or brachioplasty. The amount of skin that you have, especially at... READ MORE

What sedation is recommended for lipo abdominoplasty without muscle repair?

Liposuction and tummy tuck can be done safely utilizing tumescent solution and IV medication. In fact, there is no reason a muscle repair couldn't be... READ MORE

After how many weeks can I undergo Ultherapy after liposuction of the neck? (photos)

With liposuction of the neck, the skin will tighten somewhat depending on the patient. 3 weeks is not enough time to realize that tightening effect.... READ MORE

Effects of PRP post a hair transplant?

The short answer is YES! At Chao Plastic Surgery, we include pre-op or post-op PRP for free because we want our results to be the best possible.... READ MORE

Vertical TT scar? (photo)

I have been referred more patients unhappy about a higher scar than a vertical scar. A higher scar seems to bother patients more than the vertical... READ MORE

Would power assisted lipo flatten my tummy? (photo)

From the looks of your photos, you have what we call a "rectus diastasis". The pregnancies stretch out the tissue between your abdominal muscles and... READ MORE

If You Have Feel Like the Butt Lift is Too Big Can You Have Some of the Fat Liposuctioned Out?

Yes, it is possible to suction out unwanted fat if the BBL was done via fat injections. But I would wait between 6 and 12 months (preferable 12... READ MORE

Propecia After Hair Transplant Normal?

Propecia after hair transplantation is a good idea. While the transplanted hair should continue to grow, existing hair in the same region that was... READ MORE

Can I break my lipo into several sessions (in the same area) to prevent sagging skin?

Again, a difficult question to answer without seeing any pictures. Whether or not skin will sag after liposuction is almost always impossible for me... READ MORE

3 Months post liposuction: is swelling, bruising, and hardening normal in thighs?

This is a tough question to answer without actually seeing you. Yes, swelling and hardening can be normal for many months after liposuction. It can be... READ MORE

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