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Dr. Chia Chi Kao

Chia Chi Kao, MD is a board-certified aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over fifteen years of experience, whom Vogue claims "is single-handedly revolutionizing the future of facelifts."

"My focus is as much on the emotional as the physical. It is not about making someone simply look younger, but giving them the gift of feeling attractive and vibrant. Beauty is timeless." - Chia Chi Kao, MD

Dr. Kao has curated his own specialized techniques for each procedure, enabling him to cause minimal disruption, prevent damage, and maintain the health and quality of the skin, most often improving it. He is also the co-founder of the KO’AN Center in Santa Monica, CA and is the creator of the new and revolutionary Ponytail Lift™ and Ponytail Facelift™ procedures.

Board Certification
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Board of Surgery
Professional Societies
  • Member of American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
  • Member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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