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Dr. ChiaChi Kao, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Kao

Kao Plastic Surgery

1301 20th St Ste 150A Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Dr. ChiaChi Kao, MD is a cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery, breast reconstruction surgery, and more.


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Dr. Kao's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Breast Reconstruction
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Dr. Kao performs Breast Reconstruction more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Kao performs this procedure more than 60% of his peers

Breast Surgical Procedure
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Dr. Kao performs Breast Surgical Procedure more than 34% of his peers

Dr. Kao performs this procedure more than 34% of his peers

Dr. Kao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Dr. Chia Chi Kao is a Plastic and Cosmetic Dentist serving the Santa Monica area for more than 25 years. Dr. Chia Kao is experienced in Rhinoplasty, Mastectomy and Liposuction. He is a professional member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS).

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic Medicine

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

1996
University of Washington Department of Surgery
Residency Hospital
1991
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School
1987
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1996
1991
1987

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

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There is no more to tell. I had several surgeries with Dr Kao--all more upsetting than the last. It was an utter nightmare. He has a pleasant manner but it is very deceiving. He does not care and like many surgeons he is arrogant and thinks his decisions are always right.
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This man ruined my face. he spent nine hours loading my face with fat that i did not need, and did not agree to. He pulled my eye down, and put a dent in my thigh. There are too many mistakes to mention, scars, made my eyes look strange, etc. No professional surgeon should make these elementary mistakes.He just went ahead and did what he wanted without consulting me. His ego is over inflated. I am now having to pay another surgeon to try to fix his amateur mistakes. I will never look the same. M
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Dr. Kao is an exemplary surgeon and I feel blessed that he was available for me. The scar revision became a bit more extensive when the doctor discovered a large hernia, but he patiently and expertly repaired it. I felt very well cared for and at ease the whole time. It was a stellar experience from beginning to end. I highly recommend Dr. Kao and The Kao Center!
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Wonderful doctor, amazing staff, pleasant experience.
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Dr.Kao was there for me every step of the way! I'm so happy I went with him.
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I had surgery with Dr.Kao and I am very pleased with the results. Not only did he explain to me in a very precise manner, he had a wonderful bedside manner. He followed up with me at the aftercare facility and through text and calls daily. I felt very well taken care of during my recovery. My result is phenominal. People say I look 10 years younger!!!! All of his staff is very professional and friendly. Nurse Anh (?) was so sweet and caring. Sasha, his assistant was so pr...
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He is an exceptional person and physician whose knowledge and perfectionism really come through from the minute you walk into the office. His staff is professional, kind, caring, authentic, and the office is a model for excellence.
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After 1 1/2 years of healthy diet and exercise I came to Dr. Kao with two problem areas; my love handles and slight belly paunch. He listened to my history and my wants. He did a thorough examination and interview with me to get a clear understanding of what solution(s) were available to me and what would best address my needs. I especially liked that he gauged my tolerance for end results, potential scarring, and post op care. After seeking 2nd and 3rd opinions I...
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Dr. Kao is unique in that he seems to have a keen intuition, an artistic eye and a sensitivity of heart for creating just the right effect. I highly value the genuine care of Dr. Kao, his expertise and the trust that I feel in his abilities. My surgical experience has been excellent, and I know that I have been in the best hands throughout my process. Because of a cleft lip at birth, some of my corrective needs have not been simple. This last surgery, I can honestly sa...
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Dr. Kao was very patient with me during the entire process. He ensured I was completely comfortable pre-surgery, and 100% satisfied post-surgery.
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Dr. Kao was extremely patient and I felt very comfortable with him. The office was very elegant and the staff was very professional and caring.
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Dr. Kao is nothing short of a miracle worker. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in my left breast, I was faced with the unenviable task of trying to find the right person to perform reconstruction. Dr. Kao was by far the standout of the cosmetic surgeons I met with. He was kind, smart, patient and confident, and his results are extraordinary. He has truly exceeded my expectations, everything looks even better than I ever dared hope. I feel so fortunate to have found him.
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Dr Kao and his staff works together as a Team." Dr Kao is not only a brilliant surgeon he can also be your friend. He cares deeply about his patients feelings and insecurities. He made sure that he provided me with the best knowledge before I had my Implant Revision. It's Been 3 months and l love my gel implants and I look great!
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I cant say enough about the amazing work Dr. Kao did for me / on me! My life has changed for the better!! Dr. Kao was wonderful and comfortable to be with all of the way through the process. He is a meticulous surgeon who hold himself only to the very highest standards! His love of his work is obvious and his focus instills great confidence. two of my friends had gone to him before me and just seeing their results, I went straight to him! Kelly, who works with Dr. Kao, was lovely too!!
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 10:00am - 6:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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