Aesthetic Society: Women Accounted For 94% Of All Procedures Performed In 2021

Plastic surgery, no doubt, is growing in popularity each year. Men and women are now considering plastic surgery procedures in Manhattan, NYC, to achieve their dream body. With a view to improving their looks or achieving a better body contour, many women are now undergoing advanced and minimally-invasive plastic surgery procedures. Recently, the world’s leading organization for aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body, The Aesthetic Society published “The 2021 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Statistics”. They point out that surgical procedures increased 54% and non-surgical procedures were up 44%, where women accounted for approximately 94% of all procedures. For the 2021 Statistics, aggregate data from all 294 participating plastic surgery practices across the U.S. were analyzed.

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Let’s have a look at the top surgical procedures that women underwent in 2021:

  •   Liposuction: 458,628
  •   Breast Augmentation: 362,346
  •   Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck): 234,696
  •   Mastopexy (Breast Lift): 165,968
  •   Removal / Replacement of Breast Implants: 146,731
  •   Blepharoplasty: 130,489

Liposuction procedure is followed by breast augmentation and abdominoplasty. Women undergo breast augmentation for various reasons such as – to restore breast volume and firmness (lost due to weight loss, pregnancy, aging, or other reasons), correct breast asymmetry, reconstruct breasts after breast cancer/mastectomy and thus improve self-confidence. Breast augmentation is done using FDA-approved breast implants (Saline-filled implants, Silicone gel-filled implants, Gummy bear implants, and IDEAL implant) or by combining implants with fat transfer. According to the data, 148,000 women had implants removed and replaced (+32% from 2020) and 71,000 had their implants removed and not replaced (+47%). Breast lift surgery or mastopexy resolves sagging and restores a firmer and attractive shape to the breasts. The procedure helps to achieve better proportioned, natural-looking breasts. Breast augmentation is preferred by women in the 17-35 age group, and liposuction by those in the 36-50 and 51-70 age groups.

The statistics were compiled using the Aesthetic Neural Network (ANN) data. The Aesthetic Society partnered with Ronan SolutionsTM (Phoenix, AZ) to develop ANN. The data collected is reviewed and mapped by subject matter experts to generate a dynamic, comprehensive, longitudinal, valid and reliable repository of procedural and billing data.

To get better results out of any procedure, make sure to schedule a consultation with an expert plastic surgeon in Manhattan, NYC. Follow your surgeon’s instructions and maintain an ideal body weight. Plastic surgeons will inform candidates about all the benefits as well as the risks associated with the procedure and help make an informed decision.

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AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY STATISTICS 2021- KEY FINDINGS

The Aesthetic Society Identifies 6 Top Procedures Held In 2021: Liposuction Tops

Hope you’ve read the key findings in the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Statistics 2021 data. The data highlights significant increase for face, breast and body procedures, conducted in the previous year. Based on the data, 491,098 liposuction procedures were held, which tops the surgical procedures list, followed by breast augmentation and abdominoplasty. Neurotoxins top the non-surgical procedures, followed by dermal fillers and skin treatment such as chemical peels and hydrofacials.

Liposuction Tops

With advancements in plastic surgery, liposuction in Manhattan, NYC is now performed successfully using minimally invasive and non-invasive devices. Minimally invasive liposuction options include laser-assisted Smartlipo Triplex, Ultrasound-assisted VASERlipo, and Radiofrequency-assisted BodyTITE.

Non-surgical body contouring options involve InMode EVOKE and EVOLVE, BodyFX, Vanquish, Forma VASERshape, Liposonix and more. These procedures are painless and provide superior results.

Top 6 Surgical and Non-surgical Procedures

Top Surgical Procedures (By Procedure Count)

  • Liposuction: 491,098
  • Breast Augmentation: 364,753
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck): 242,939
  • Mastopexy (Breast Lift): 167,395
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid): 149,668
  • Breast Implant Removal/Replacement:147,684

Top Non-Surgical Procedures (By Procedure Count)

  • Neurotoxins: 3,651,223
  • Dermal Fillers: 1,857,339
  • Skin Treatment (Chemical Peels, Hydrofacials, etc):1,390,149
  • Hair Removal: 454,954
  • Skin Treatment (Combination Lasers): 431,485
  • Skin Tightening: 391,855

The statistics also categorizes data by gender and age. Compared to men, women have undergone more procedures. For instance, 458,628 liposuction procedures were done in women, while 30,806 men candidates underwent the same last year. Liposuction is mainly considered by men and women, during 36-50 or 51-70 age groups.

Top Surgical – Gender Identity

Top Surgical Procedures (Women)

  • Liposuction: 458,628
  • Breast Augmentation: 362,346
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck): 234,696
  • Mastopexy (Breast Lift): 165,968
  • Removal Replacement of Breast Implants: 146,731
  • Blepharoplasty: 130,489

Top Surgical Procedures (Men)

  • Liposuction: 30,806
  • Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction): 22,467
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid): 18,688
  • Rhinoplasty (Nose): 10,487
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck): 7,335
  • Facelift: 5,061

Breast procedures such as breast augmentation, augmentation/ breast lift and breast lift/reductions were up 48%. Other breast procedures that were done include fat grafting, gynecomastia (male breast reduction), nipple procedure, reduction, removal of breast implants, removal of replacement implants, and scar revision.

Overall, aesthetic body procedures such as abdominoplasty, buttock augmentation (fat grafting & implants), and liposuction increased by 63% since 2020. Other popular body procedures include abdominal (hernia repair), body (lipectomy), excision of excess skin, fat grafting (thigh and other body), implants (calf), and weight loss (gastric balloon).

Specialized face procedures such as brow lifts and face lifts increased 54% last year. Other face/neck/brow procedures mostly performed include brow lift, buccal fat excision, chin augmentation, face (PRP, thread, other procedures), facelift combination, fat harvest, fat injection face, lip enhancement, liposuction (face), and midface lift. Eyes/ears/nose procedures performed include blepharoplasty (eyelid), earlobe (repair/reduction), otoplasty (ear), and rhinoplasty (nose).

When it comes to costs, the data highlights that the Americans spent over $14.6 billion dollars on aesthetic procedures in 2021, with surgical revenues increasing by 63%.

The Aesthetic Society compiled 2021 data using the Aesthetic Neural Network (ANN) data. The Aesthetic Society has partnered with Ronan SolutionsTM (Phoenix, AZ) to develop ANN. ANN connects directly to participating Aesthetic Society member plastic surgeons’ practice management systems to retrieve real-time, de-identified, billing data.

Whatever procedures you consider, make sure to choose an experienced plastic surgeon in Manhattan, NYC to get optimal results out of the procedure.

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AAFPRS Annual Survey Shows Demand for Facial Plastic Surgery Increased in 2021

Facial plastic surgery comprises diverse procedures such as facelift surgery, cheek augmentation, brow lift, facial implants, rhinoplasty, neck liposuction, blepharoplasty and reconstructive procedures. With natural-looking results, fewer risks, and minimal downtime, non-surgical face lift options such as EVOKE face treatment in Manhattan, NYC have gained popularity in recent times. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world’s largest association of facial plastic surgeons, released its 2021 member survey outcomes in February 2022. The survey found that, 2021 saw an increase in the demand for facial plastic surgery and aesthetic procedures as in-person events and face-to-face socialization resumed.

AAFPRS Annual Survey Shows Demand for Facial Plastic Surgery Increased in 2021

The total number of surgical and non-surgical facial plastic surgery treatments performed rose dramatically in 2021. The report estimated 1.4 million surgical and non-surgical procedures have been done in the past year, with plastic surgeons performing an average of 600 more procedures than they did in 2020, a 40 percent increase.

Other key findings are –

Increase in Appointments

  • 83% AAFPRS surgeons saw an increase in bookings over the course of the last year (up from 70% from 2020)
  • Surgical procedures (rhinoplasty, facelift, blepharoplasty) are the most common procedures performed, but the demand for non-surgical treatments grew as well
  • 92% AAFPRS members say that the reason for increase in appointments is because patients have had more time and flexibility to recover from treatments since many are still working from home or now have a hybrid workplace option
  • According to 89 percent of respondents, the enduring “ZOOM Effect” has factored in as well, as has the money-saving benefits of staying-in have resulted in more disposable income
  • 83% AAFPRS members say 75% or more of their work is facial plastic surgery, up from 75% of surgeons reporting on the trend in 2020
  • 79% facial plastic surgeons identify patients seeking procedures for an improved appearance on video conferencing as a rising trend, compared to only 16 percent the previous year

Lifts & Lasers

  • Lip lifts were performed by seven out of 10 doctors, which show that the patients are now considering longer-lasting and more natural-looking options
  • At least 70% of AAFPRS members performed lip lifts in 2021. In the procedure, the distance between the upper lip and nose is shortened, giving lips a fuller, more youthful appearance.
  • Demand for facelifts, neck lifts and brow lifts are also significantly up from previous years
  • The demand for laser treatments also rose over 10 percent from 2020, indicating that a naturally healthy, clear and even-toned skin remains a patient priority

By Age and Gender

  • Patients age 56 or older represent a lower percentage of overall procedures in 2021, perhaps due to concerns about COVID-19
  • The most common surgical procedure among patients under age 34 is rhinoplasty, which remains consistent with previous years
  • Women continue to be the most likely patients for facial plastic surgery, but the industry is slowly becoming more balanced
  • Blepharoplasty and neurotoxins are trending towards more balance between genders

Top Procedures

The top procedures performed most often on women in 2021 include

  • neurotoxins (63 percent)
  • fillers (57 percent)
  • rhinoplasty (62 percent)

The top procedures for male patients are

  • rhinoplasty (79 percent)
  • neurotoxins (58 percent)
  • blepharoplasty (42 percent)

Whatever procedures you undergo, the right plastic surgeon in Manhattan, NYC can help you achieve optimal results. According to Steve Jurich, CEO and Executive Vice President of the AAFPRS, “Finding the right, most qualified, physician to perform any procedure should ALWAYS be a patient’s first priority. When considering a facial plastic surgery procedure, the AAFPRS recommends selecting a surgeon specifically trained in procedures of the face, head, and neck.

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Tips For Smooth Recovery After Tummy Tuck

Stubborn tummy fat is a common aesthetic concern for many people. Even strict diet and rigorous exercise patterns often fail to address this concern, and this leads many men and women to opt for cosmetic surgery. Tummy tuck surgery in Manhattan, NYC or abdominoplasty is an effective procedure that helps address this concern. The procedure removes excess fat and skin, tightens the skin in the abdominal region and restores weakened or separated muscles to provide a trimmer, streamlined midsection. NYC plastic surgeons perform the procedure using FDA-approved, minimally-invasive advanced liposuction devices such as BodyTite, Smartlipo Triplex, and VASERlipo. However, most people are quite unsure about what to expect during the recovery period. The type and period of recovery varies from one person to another and depends on several factors. A patient may take several weeks to six months to return to normal activities, especially if he/she has a physically demanding job. However, it’s very important to correctly follow the plastic surgeon’s instructions for smooth healing and optimal results.

Tummy Tuck

An experienced plastic surgeon in NYC may provide both invasive (using traditional surgical techniques) and minimally invasive tummy tucks using advanced liposuction techniques. Though minimally invasive procedures are performed under local anesthesia, it can take some time for the patients to fully recover. Therefore, carefully following the plastic surgeon’s instructions on post-surgical care is crucial for smooth healing and achieving optimal results. Here discussed are some important tips for a smooth and speedy recovery after tummy tuck in Manhattan–

  • Devise a proper plan on how to handle the recovery phase well in advance of the treatment day and make your home recovery ready.
  • Avoid heavy lifting and other strenuous activities for the first few weeks after the procedure. Take adequate rest and sleep well. Therefore, arrange someone to help you with the normal household chores.
  • Watching your diet before and after the surgery is imperative. Eat a balanced and healthy diet (that includes dark leafy greens along with pineapple and vitamin C-rich foods) as this will strengthen your metabolism and speed up healing. Try to consume small portions throughout the day and keep yourself hydrated by drinking adequate amount of fluids.
  • Mild to moderate pain, swelling and bruising are quite common after the procedure. Take the pain medications prescribed by the plastic surgeon.
  • Wear the compression garment as recommended by the surgeon for the first few days as this will help reduce swelling and prevent fluid accumulation. In addition, this will promote faster healing and also have a positive impact on the outcome of the surgery.
  • Give importance to the hygiene of the surgical site and drains as this will reduce the possibility of infections. It is not recommended to take a shower. Patients may sponge bath their arms, legs, and face without removing the compression garment and ensure that the compression garment doesn’t get wet.
  • Quit the habit of smoking prior to and after the surgery as this may affect the healing process. The habit of smoking can hinder two things – the ability of cells to divide and grow, and the ability of white blood cells to eliminate bacteria that can lead to infections.

People undergoing tummy tuck may experience emotional ups and downs during the recovery period. Patients need to strictly follow the plastic surgeon’s instructions and never rush into normal activities until after complete recovery. Rest is vital because it will help your body to recover fast. Approach an experienced plastic surgeon in Manhattan, NYC to provide the tummy tuck procedure. An experienced surgeon will give proper guidance at each stage of the procedure (both before and after) and offer personalized instructions or recommendations on how to handle the post-recovery period very well.

Different Body Areas Where You Can Have Liposuction

Liposuction is an ideal way to reduce excess fat on different areas of your body that cannot be addressed with rigorous workouts or crash diets. Body contouring in Manhattan, NYC reshapes your physique and gives you the confidence to wear the clothes you want. This minimally invasive fat reduction procedure can be done using minimally-invasive technologies.

Minimally Invasive Liposuction Options

Plastic surgeons use the following minimally-invasive technology to perform liposuction procedure:

Laser-assisted Smartlipo Triplex: This FDA-approved uses three different laser energy wavelengths (1064nm, 1320nm, and 1440nm) in single or blended mode to provide superior results.

Ultrasound-assisted VASERlipo: This technique uses ultrasound technology to contour the body. It protects tissues from damage while precisely targeting excess fat.

Radiofrequency-assisted BodyTITE: This advanced technology works on radiofrequency energy. Radiofrequency Assisted Lipo (RFAL) Tightening is a safe and gentle body contouring option.

Different parts of your body where a liposuction can be done

Liposuction

Liposuction can be done in different areas of the body at the same time. It can be also performed along with other cosmetic procedures. The different areas where you can get liposuction are listed below:

Upper Arms

Saggy upper arms occur due to fat buildup and loose skin occurs due to factors such as aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal changes and genetics. Liposuction tones this area by removing the excess fat and tightening the skin. BodyTite on arms NYC is a scarless procedure that can provide you with slimmer, shapely upper arms.

Breasts/Chest

Oversized breasts can cause aesthetic and health concerns in women. Liposuction can reduce large breasts and result in a firm, proportionate shape. Gynecomastia treatment in Manhattan, NYC involves liposuction to remove the excess fat from the male chest and restore its natural shape.

Love Handles

The love handles, which include the waist and flanks, are common areas for liposuction. Most people find it difficult to get rid of excess fat in this area with just diet and exercise. Fortunately, liposuction can address this concern quite effectively and help you achieve a well-shaped midsection.

Hips

The hips are a major problem, especially for women. Liposuction can definitely be a proper solution that provides a well toned shape to your hips by removing excess fat deposits.

Upper and Lower Abdomen

The upper and lower abdomen is a popular area for liposuction. The upper abdomen is situated between your belly button and ribs and getting can help you attain a slim, toned shape. By removing the rolls of fat above the waistline – called a muffin top – liposuction  can flatten your stomach. Plastic surgeons may recommend a tummy tuck or lower body lift to improve outcomes.

Buttocks

The buttocks are an area where excess fat can accumulate, affecting your overall appearance. Hormones, age, pregnancy, and food patterns are some of the factors responsible for this problem. Liposuction can reduce fat deposits in the buttocks area and help you achieve a posterior that is proportionate to the rest of your body.

Inner and Outer Thighs

The inner and outer thighs are the common areas where many women have excess fat deposits. Stubborn thigh fat occurs due to factors like genetics, aging, gender, ethnicity, weight gain and poor diet. Getting thigh liposuction removes excess fat and results in slimmer, shapely thighs.

Lower Legs

The calves are a delicate area for liposuction. Your plastic surgeon may recommend reshaping the entire leg in order to provide natural looking results. It must be done carefully to avoid irregularities in appearance.

Benefits of Liposuction

  • Removes stubborn fat effectively and safely
  • May improve the appearance of cellulite.
  • Removal of excess fat may provide health benefits.
  • May boost confidence and self-esteem
  • Motivates people to start living a healthier life

However, keep in mind that weight gain can affect your outcomes. Liposuction can provide long-lasting results only if you follow a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise.

If you have plans to get a liposuction procedure, schedule a consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon in Manhattan, NYC. An expert will evaluate your goals and provide customized treatment to help you achieve them. It is also important to choose a reliable AAAASF-accredited practice for safe treatment and end-to-end care.

Dr. Christopher Chia To Participate In The 2022 Dallas Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine Program

Dr Christopher T. Chia, Co-founder and Surgical Director, bodySCULPT Inc, in NYC will be joining in The 2022 Dallas Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine Program as one of their faculty members. The meeting will be held from March 10 to March 13 at the Westin Galleria Dallas. Participants also have the option of viewing meeting content virtually via a post-meeting on-demand video.

2022 Dallas Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine Program

The 2022 Dallas Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine Program is an intense two-day program filled with expert-led product and patient demonstrations, didactic lectures, and the opportunity to participate in a hands-on cadaver lab. Guided by Meeting Chair Rod J. Rorich, MD, and Co-Chairs, Jamil Ahmad, MD, and David Sieber, MD, this program aims to connect the world’s best Plastic Surgeons, Facial Plastic Surgeons, Otolaryngologists, Oculoplastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, and residents in the above specialties.

Part 1 of the meeting is focused on Cosmetic Medicine Advances and includes Non-Invasive Body Contouring/Skin Tightening/PRP, Fillers and Injectables Live Demos and Updates, Innovations and Controversies in Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Facial Anatomy and Safety, and more. Part 2 will cover Innovations and Safety in High-Definition Liposuction, Body Sculpting and Buttock Augmentation.

Dr Chia will be attending five sessions on Thursday, March 10, 2022. The first session (8:05 – 8:15 am) is about Non-Invasive Body Contouring/Skin Tightening/PRP. Dr Chia will be lecturing about the topic: “How Combination RF and Liposuction Improved My Results Dramatically”. Dr. Chia will be one of the moderators in a panel which will discuss “The Skin Tightening/Fat Removal Device That Has Been a Game Changer in My Practice?”

At 9:05 – 9:30 am, along with Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Dr. Chia will be conducting RF Skin Tightening for live treatments with devices. In the second portion of the meeting, Dr. Chia will be conducting two sessions at 5:30 – 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

  • Non-Invasive Body Contouring/Skin Tightening/PRP
  • 8:05 – 8:15 am – How Combination RF and Liposuction Improved My Results Dramatically
  • 8:35 – 9:05 am – Panel: The Skin Tightening/Fat Removal Device That Has Been a Game Changer in My Practice?
  • 9:05 – 9:30 am – Live Treatments with Devices (Moderator)
    • RF Skin Tightening – Chris Chia, MD and Rod J. Rohrich, MD
  • Facial Anatomy and Safety
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Special Breakout Sessions (Assigned Rotations)
    • RF Skin Tightening Head, Neck and Torso – Chris Chia MD
  • 7:30 pm – Cosmetic Surgery Video Theater – DALLAS BALLROOM
    • RF in Body and Face – Technical Tips and Finesse with Results – Chris Chia, MD, Rod J. Rohrich, MD and David Weir, NP

Dr. Christopher Chia is a leading aesthetic plastic surgeon in Manhattan, New York City. Currently serving as the Surgical Director of bodySCULPT®, a leading plastic surgery practice in Manhattan, NYC, Dr Chia is board-certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Chia completed his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and obtained his Medical Degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Medical Society of the State of New York and a teaching Faculty at ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) and MEETH (Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital) where he teaches the latest techniques in plastic and cosmetic surgery to plastic surgeons.

Dr. Chia developed the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) under local anesthesia (BBLULA) technique, which allows for a faster recovery and involves less bruising, less pain, and less downtime. A pioneer in the use of radiofrequency energy in Plastic Surgery, Dr Chia is a section editor for the “Emerging Technologies” section in the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal and continues to be very involved in research on techniques in cosmetic and plastic surgery. An International authority on plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures, he has published several studies in international journals and continues to give presentations across the country. Thieme Publishing, Inc has selected Dr. Chia to write the first authoritative plastic surgery textbook on body contouring and technology – “Emerging Technologies in Face and Body Contouring”.

Dr. Christopher Chia To Attend “Plastic Surgery The Meeting” At Atlanta

Dr Christopher T. Chia, Co-founder and Surgical Director, bodySCULPT Inc, in NYC is a speaker at the Plastic Surgery The Meeting (PSTM). Hosted at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, this year’s meeting is scheduled to be held from October 29th to November 1st, 2021.

Plastic Surgery The Meeting

PSTM is organized by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the ASPS represents 94% of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the U.S., and more than 11,000 plastic surgeons worldwide, making ASPS a global institution and leading authority on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Their goal is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery.

The Meeting brings together the best and brightest surgeons in the specialty, poised to share their expertise with colleagues who arrive from countries around the globe. It is the premier educational (built for an existing in-person event) and networking event of the year, for both domestic and international plastic surgeons, trainees and other allied health professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge and skill into practice, and improving patient care and outcomes. This meeting is also providing generations of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons the education they need to grow all aspects of their surgical career and practice.

Dr Chia will be attending one session in this meeting about Minimally Invasive Facial Aesthetics Alternatives on Sunday, October 31 from 1:30-3:00 P.M. EDT.

The topic will cover ancillary techniques and new approaches in Facial Aesthetics. Ancillary techniques not only commonly accompany traditional facelift surgery but often replace it. In addition, new approaches allow surgery to be performed readily under local anesthesia. A number of these procedures will be described by Dr. Chia during this session.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Become familiar with the use of sublingual sufentanil (that is used to relieve pain severe enough to require opioid treatment) and local anesthesia.
  • Identify novel techniques to optimize long-term soft tissue volume correction
  • Identify when and how to perform isolated neck procedures.

Currently serving as the Surgical Director of bodySCULPT®, a leading plastic surgery practice in Manhattan, NYC, Dr. Christopher Chia is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who completed his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and then obtained his Medical Degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Board-certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Chia is a leading aesthetic plastic surgeon in Manhattan, New York City. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Medical Society of the State of New York and a teaching Faculty at ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) and MEETH (Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital) where he teaches the latest techniques in plastic and cosmetic surgery to plastic surgeons.

Dr. Chia developed the technique for Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) under local anesthesia, which allows for a faster recovery and involves less bruising, less pain, and less downtime.

A pioneer in the use of radiofrequency energy in Plastic Surgery, Dr Chia is a section editor for the “Emerging Technologies” section in the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal and continues to be very involved in research on techniques in cosmetic and plastic surgery. As an International authority on plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures, he has published several studies in international journals and continues to give presentations across the country. Thieme Publishing, Inc has selected Dr. Chia to write the first authoritative plastic surgery textbook on body contouring and technology – “Emerging Technologies in Face and Body Contouring”.