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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 founder of the KAO Center in Santa Monica, CA and is the creator of the new and revolutionary Ponytail Lift™ and Ponytail Facelift™ procedures.

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

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Natural Results With Circumareolar Mastopexy

Breast lift is commonly performed on women with mild to severe degrees of sagging, which has caused them to develop an aged or unattractive breast appearance. There are a number of breast lift techniques that can be implemented to achieve a better-looking breast. However, many women want to preserve the flawless aesthetic of the breast, […]

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The Masai Neck Corset Difference

The Masai (or Maasai) are a tribe in East Africa who are renowned for their naturally long, graceful necks. When Dr. Kao observed this, he began to develop a technique that would allow him to achieve the same sculpted appearance in his patients. Thus, Dr. Kao created the “Masai Neck Corset,” which sculpts and tightens […]

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Origami Lift

To Lift or Not to Lift—Your Breasts A significant number of women find that their breasts change over time. Aging, pregnancy, and weight loss can have dramatic effects on the integrity of your breast tissue, which impacts the perky, attractive qualities that most women desire in their appearance. If your breasts seem to lack the […]

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