There are no shortcuts to developing expertise. This is a fact Dr. Shim Ching knows all too well. In his pursuit of becoming a world-class plastic surgeon, he committed to years of formal medical education, training, and innumerable challenges to achieve his current position. Today, Dr. Ching holds a reputation through his many accolades as a plastic surgeon who blends artistry and skill both in his native Hawaii and across the globe.
A few of the recognitions Dr. Ching has received include being named as one of the Best Doctors in America since 2011. In the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s People’s Choice Awards, he has earned first place since 2013. He has also been among Honolulu Magazine’s Top Doctors in Hawaii since 2011. In addition, Dr. Ching has been awarded Best Doctor status by Castle Connolly Best Doctors since 2016. His practice, Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery, has also been awarded as the best cosmetic surgery practice in Honolulu Honolulu Magazine since 2015.
These awards and recognitions for Dr. Ching and his practice come as no surprise to those who are aware of the fact that patients fly from all over the world for his services. These are in addition to the patients he sees who are native to Hawaii. The innovative and advanced techniques that he uses reliably meet and exceed the expectations of patients. By combining his talent and years of experience with the latest devices and innovative techniques at his disposal, he is able to create results that look natural and beautiful. Some of the most noteworthy procedures offered by Dr. Ching to serve the diverse aesthetic needs of his patients include the following:
- no scar breast augmentation,
- no scar belly button tummy tuck,
- hi-definition liposuction,
- Asian cosmetic surgery such as double eyelid surgery and Asian rhinoplasty,
- ARTAS robotic hair restoration.
Dr. Ching attributes his approach to plastic surgery to his medical education and training, which placed a strong emphasis on developing surgical skills that adapt to the latest innovations. He pursued an undergraduate degree from the prestigious McGill University in Montreal. He then earned his medical degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Later on, he completed a plastic surgery residency at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. This institution located just outside Toronto is known for its innovative approach and excellence in the field of surgery.
After school, Dr. Ching further honed the techniques that he learned by training at some of the world’s foremost plastic surgery centers in New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, and Geneva. His passion for plastic surgery drives him to remain at the forefront of the field. Dr. Ching continues to explore how he can utilize technology and innovation to help offer an even better experience for the patients of Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery.