Shim Ching

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Shim Ching
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Born (1969-06-02) June 2, 1969 (age 54)
Kobe, Japan
  • Mcgill University
  • University of British Columbia
  • McMaster University
  • Plastic Surgeon
  • double board certified in US and Canada
Known for
  • Minimal Scar Plastic Surgery
  • No Scar Endoscopic Breast Augmentation
  • No Scar Belly Button Abdominoplasty
  • HiDefintion Liposuction
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Asian Cosmetic Surgery
Height6 ft (183 cm)

Shim Ching (born: June 2, 1969; Kobe, Japan) is a Canadian plastic surgeon who is best known for pioneering facial procedures, breast procedures, body procedures, asian cosmetic procedures, nonsurgical procedures and related procedures.[1] Ching is a double board certified plastic surgeon and widely regarded as one of the leading plastic surgeon in Hawaii, who also travels for patient’s needs.[2] He has completed several procedures for Minimal Scar Plastic Surgery, No Scar Endoscopic Breast Augmentation, No Scar Belly Button Abdominoplasty, HiDefinition Liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lift and Asian Cosmetic Surgery.[3]

Ching's clientele includes entertainers, celebrities and business executives and is spread across Honolulu, Dubai and Kuwait.[4] He specializes in aesthetic/cosmetic plastic surgery and has been continuously ranked as one of the best doctors of America from 2011. Ching has been widely covered by the high tier media for his work including Yahoo!, Influencive, Business Insider, Thrive Global, Hawaii News Now, Honolulu Magazine and several others.

Ching has received recognition and awards from Honolulu Magazine’s Top Doctors in Hawaii, Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s People’s Choice Awards and several others. He has completed his hand and microsurgery fellowship at Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. Ching operates the largest practice in the state of Hawaii and also ranked continuously in the top 100 practices in the United States.


Born in Kobe, Japan, Ching completed BSc in Biology and MSc in Neuroscience from McGill University in 1993. In 1994, he then attended University of British Columbia to complete his MD. Thereafter, he completed his residency at McMaster University, Hamilton.


Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Ching is best known as the plastic surgeon in Hawaii and nationwide. He is a double board certified plastic surgeon, who practices advanced plastic surgeries in Honolulu, Dubai and Kuwait. He founded Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery Inc. in 2005 to offer most advanced techniques to provide state of art cosmetic surgery.

After several successful procedures, Ching 's practice flourished and he has been named for operating the largest practice in the state of Hawaii. He is affiliated with a number of hospitals including Queen’s Medical Center, Castle Medical Center, Kapiolani Medical Center, and Kuakini Hospital.[5]

Shim Ching has 4.6 rating out of 5 on Realself and 5 out of 5 rating based on 213 reviews on Solutionreach.


Ching has completed eight fellowships at:

  • Buncke Clinic, San Francisco
  • Hand surgery and microsurgical reconstruction of the breast, upper extremity, and lower extremity[6]
  • Plastic Surgery Center of the Pacific, Honolulu[7]
  • Fellow in cosmetic surgery, emphasis on cosmetic surgery of the Asian face and breast surgery
  • Clinica Ivo Pitanguy, Rio de Janeiro
  • Visiting fellowship in cosmetic surgery
  • McMaster University, Hamilton
  • Microsurgical head and neck reconstruction

Awards and recognition

Throughout his career, Ching has received recognition and awards on several occasions.

  • 2011- 2012: One of the Best Doctors in America
  • 2015: First place in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s People’s Choice Awards
  • 2015: Honolulu Magazine’s Top Doctors in Hawaii
  • 2015: Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery as the best cosmetic surgery practice in Honolulu by Honolulu Magazine[8]
  • 2016: Castle Connolly Top Doctors- Best Doctor status
  • Gaspar W. Anastasi Award from American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

In the media



  1. Rodriguez, Mia. "Dr. Shim Ching: The Person who Revolutionized the art of Plastic Surgery". Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  2. "Win a CoolSculpting session from Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery". Honolulu Magazine. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  3. "Rare pre-holiday specials at Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery". Honolulu Magazine. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  4. "Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery's Hair Restoration Hawaii becomes first clinic in state to offer the ARTAS Robotic system for hair restoration". Retrieved 17 November 2020. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)
  5. "How Doctor Shim Ching Perfected the Art of Cosmetic Surgery". Influencive. 25 April 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  6. "Bellesoma Technique – Breast Lift Without Implants". KHON2. 24 August 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  7. "Business Matters: Dr. Shim Ching of Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery". KHON2. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  8. "Renowned Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shim Ching, Is Bringing Innovative Surgical Techniques And Patient Education To Honolulu And Beyond | | IT Business Net". 14 July 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.

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