Kim-Chi Vu, M.D.
Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery–Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Today the field of Plastics and Cosmetic Surgery is more versatile than ever before. Techniques range from prescription skin care
regimens to specialized lasers and biocompatible implants. Navigating the plethora of options can be daunting. That’s why Dr. Kim-Chi
Vu bases her practice on the idea that helping clients understand all their options is the best way to put them at ease and achieve
the results they want.
“Clients come to me for information as much as for a cosmetic change,” explains Dr. Vu. “Once I share with them my knowledge of the
field, we’re partners in identifying their goals and deciding how to meet them.” To make sure education is always the priority, Dr. Vu
offers an initial consultation to all clients free of charge. “Sometimes people aren’t sure what they want or if their ideas are
realistic. Maybe they come in expecting to pursue surgery, but I can see that a non-invasive option will work better for them. This way
they know that my whole focus is helping them.”
Dr. Vu’s exceptional knowledge of her field comes not only from her surgical experiences but also from continuing education by attending
local as well as national meetings in the field of plastic surgery year long. In addition, she has a background in hand trauma, which is
a valuable complement to her usual work. While very different in some respects from carefully choreographed cosmetic procedures,
emergency surgeries she performs on hand trauma patients keep her surgical skills at the highest level. “My work in cosmetics and trauma
complement one another, ” Dr. Vu acknowledges. “Trauma keeps me attuned to the minute level of detail that will restore function to an
injured hand, while cosmetic work requires an aesthetic, almost artistic, appreciation of how the body works.”
This combination of skill sets gives clients unparalleled results. “Working with Dr. Vu was the most amazing thing I’ve ever done. I’m a
new person as a result of it, ” attests one client, “I felt good about myself before seeing her, but now t feel great about how I look.
I referred some friends to her, and now they’ve referred their friends. I’d recommend her to anyone.”
Patients also praise Dr. Vu’s bedside manner. “1 consulted three other surgeons when / started thinking about plastic surgery ” another
patient remembers. “I chose Dr. Vu because she was open and easy to talk to, answered all my questions and gave me honest advice. She did
such a phenomenal job on my tummy tuck that other physicians have complimented me on her work!”
Dr. Vu offers a full range of products and procedures to her dents Many people seeking to improve their skin start with the simple-louse
topical system Obagi Nu-Derm(_V). The system diminishes lines and wrinkles, increases smoothness, reduces pore size, improves elasticity,
evens skin tone, normalizes oil production, improves moisture, and decreases sensitivity. Clients will notice improvement in one skin
cycle, which is about six weeks.
Another non-invasive method for improving skin is with lasers. The cutting-edge elos® laser uses bi-polar radio frequency and light to
remove unwanted hair and treat Rosacea, spider veins, sun damage, age spots, and uneven skin tone. In a similar way, Thermage® uses
capacitive radio frequency (CRF) technology to safely heat the deeper layers of skin, stimulating existing collagen and promoting new
collagen growth. This tightens and renews skin’s collagen deep down, through all three layers of skin. Without bruising, swelling,
sutures, surgery or injections these technologies give results that can last for years.
Injectable products are another of today’s most popular cosmetic fixes. The best known of these is Botox®. Botox® works by relaxing
underlying muscles in order to reduce skin wrinkles. Results are immediate, and the procedure takes only about ten minutes. Clients
seeking to revive their skin can also consider skin fillers like Hylaform®, Restalyn, and the latest FDA approval for JuvedermT””.
These products are made from a purified form of hyaluronic acid that mimics the hydrating effects of natural hyaluronic acid in youthful
skin. Injected just below the skin surface, skin fillers add volume, smoothing away lines and wrinkles. Treatments provide immediate
results that last at least six months or longer.
Despite the many non-invasive options for cosmetic enhancement, sometimes surgery is the only way to achieve the results you want.
Dr. Vu offers a full range of surgical procedures which may include but not limited to breast augmentation, body contour surgery like
tummy tuck, liposuction, or body lifts, as well as facial rejuvenation including face lift, brow lift, rhinoplasty, and eye surgery.
Whatever cosmetic changes you’re pondering, Dr. Vu and her staff are dedicated and ready to help you in your decision making. “It is
very gratifying for me to have the opportunity to show my techniques to my patients and feel very honored and privileged that my
patients have the trust in me to help them look and feel more beautiful. ” Dr. Vu can help you explore how to make your appearance
everything you want t to be. Call today to schedule your free consultation.