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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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How to Spot a Nose Job

The best plastic surgery achieves subtle results while leaving no obvious indications that any changes have been made. Facial surgery requires a skillful touch and considerable attention to detail. When it comes to nose surgery (rhinoplasty), even small mistakes can have a significant impact on your nasal appearance. As a nose specialist, Dr. Kao believes […]

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Which Chin Augmentation Technique Is Right for Me?

Having a weak chin can disrupt the harmony between your facial features. A more prominent chin can help balance proportions of the face, often without requiring additional facial modifications. Most plastic surgeons offer the standard implant for chin augmentation, but Dr. Kao performs three different techniques to reshape and enhance the chin. The three chin […]

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Achieve Natural Results With a Brazilian Butt Lift

Large, curvaceous bottoms have been skyrocketing in popularity in recent years, and the desire for a buxom posterior is causing aspirants to seek expert help in achieving their goals. Some individuals can build and shape the gluteus muscle with diet and exercise, but not everyone is as successful at it as they would like. A […]

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