Meet Bao Phan, M.D.
Dr. Bao L. Phan is a board-certified plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Baylor University with a B.S. in biology/pre-med. Dr. Bao L. Phan also received his medical school training at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and his residency training in general surgery and fellowship training in plastic surgery University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.
Aloha and Welcome to Hawaii Plastic Surgery Institute.
First and foremost, our practice is committed to providing exceptional patient care. This means ensuring the overall health and wellness of our patients before, during and after surgery. We will go above and beyond so that you have a positive experience.
To learn more about plastic surgery, our practice, and the procedures we perform, you can schedule and appointment online or contact us by phone or email.
IMPLANT FREE AND SO HAPPY!
I got breast implants when I turned 18. Over the past 22 years they didn’t give me any major problems and thankfully I was able to breast feed my children, but they never really felt quite right to me and I often wished I had never gotten them. When I turned 40 and had my first mammogram it really brought my attention to the age of my implants and the need for their removal. I knew it is common for women to remove old implants and replace them with new implants but I really didn’t like the idea of putting new implants in. I surf, teach yoga and play guitar and the foreign objects on my chest often felt in the way. They even felt in the way when I hugged my kids close to my heart. I just wanted to be all natural again and I am so grateful that I found a highly skilled doctor who took good care of me. Thanks to Dr. Phan’s intuition, surgical skill, advanced techniques and compassionate post-operative care I am feeling better than ever, and I am very happy with the look and feel of my natural breasts. I consulted with six plastic surgeons before I met with Dr. Phan. He was the only doctor that offered to do implant removal, complete removal of the scar capsules that surrounded the implants, and a breast lift at the same time. That seemed like the best plan for my situation. Several doctors I saw said removing the scar tissue was unnecessary. I understand that it makes the surgery more complicated and carries more risks, but because my implants were so old, there was a good possibility that they were leaking silicone into the scar capsule. I really felt like it would be better for my health in the long run if I found a doctor skilled in capsule removal. I knew I was in good hands with Dr. Phan. He is on the most recent list of Honolulu Magazine’s Top Doctors in Hawaii, he has an impressive collection of before and after photos, and he has a state of the art surgical facility where he performs surgeries with a board-certified anesthesiologist under IV sedation rather than general anesthesia. My surgery went well and I woke up without any pain or nausea. I never took a single pain pill! The day after the surgery Dr. Phan showed me my implants and scar capsules and it turned out they were indeed leaking and there was silicone inside the scar capsule, so I’m really relieved that he got that out of my body. He was also always there for me during my post operative healing period. He is unbelievably responsive with phone calls and text messages and his staff is very kind and helpful. I am exactly one month post-op and I feel completely recovered. I went surfing for the first time today since my surgery and I felt so light and balanced without the implants. I even felt confident in my bikini top because Dr. Phan did such a good job lifting my natural breast tissue back into a nice shape. My only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner.
I Couldn’t Be Happier!
When I was searching for a plastic surgeon I wasn’t looking for someone to hold my hand through a potentially scary experience, but for a doctor that I could trust to deliver expert results. I was not disappointed. Dr. Phan’s professional manner and care are exemplary, he gracefully accommodated my schedule and made himself entirely available, but what really defines him is the beauty of his work and his eye for aesthetic adjustments. He marries the science and art of his craft perfectly. I couldn’t be happier to have trusted him to perform the work that came out so beautifully.
Excellent, responsive doctor
AMAZING is an understatement
I’ve always been interested in getting a breast augmentation, but never had the courage to do so. Until a few years ago, I started researching doctors. Many of my friends have gotten breast implants, but they went through very commercialized doctors. To be honest, I wasn’t fond of the way some of theirs looked either. I knew I had to find the perfect one. Through realself, I researched doctors and came across Dr. Phan. He had many good reviews, and that’s when I started to research his website and everything else online. I noticed compared to other doctors, he consistently updated his website and posted recent photos, which I greatly appreciated. I knew he cared about sharing his photos to potential patients, and he basically had nothing to hide. I loved all the photos, and although he wasn’t really “known” in Honolulu, I knew I had to go to him first for a consultation, if I ever were to get one. I got a free consultation, and after that initial contact with him, I knew he was the doctor for me! I’m very critical, and I can tell when people (even doctors) are just trying to make a sale, versus actually are concerned about a patients well being. Dr. Phan answered ALL of my questions, and he was so knowledgable in this topic. Prior to this consultation, I already did all my research and also researched Dr. Phan himself. Not only did he answer my questions, but he deepened my knowledge in what I already discovered on my own. He educated me with the different implants, let me feel them, and overall I Just felt so comfortable.. I never thought this would be possible since I basically had to show my biggest insecurity to a stranger. He made me feel safe, and he never forced me to make a decision there. He actually encouraged me to see other doctors, and from that moment on I knew he was the doctor for me. His staff also gave me a tour of his OR, and I must say, everything was brand new and it looked great! The day of the procedure, I wasn’t nervous.. But more nervous about the after care. But let me say… The type of anesthesia he used on me was amazing. When I woke up, I had no hang over feeling, and he also didn’t shove anything down my throat (since I know many other doctors do that.. because it’s cheaper). The medicine he prescribed me didn’t make me nauseous either, and I know MANY of my friends suffered severely from the procedure because they couldn’t take the medicine their doctors prescribed, only because they would end up throwing up. I had barely ANY bruising, actually I would say I had none. I healed within 5 days, and got off the medication he prescribed and switched to ibuprofen after 3 days. The recovery was quick, and although I believe I do have a high pain tolerance and recover quick, I think majority of it had to do with how Dr. Phan operated on me. He is very precise and particular, and doesn’t do things just to make money like other doctors. You can genuinely see that he cares. Also, he has many follow ups after you get your procedure done. Not just one like other doctors, but after one week, after one month, after three months, and so on. It goes to show he really cares of his patients safety and the individuals themselves. It’s been a little more than two weeks, and all I can say is.. You get what you pay for, and I am SUPER happy I chose Dr. Phan. I look in the mirror and can’t believe what I see sometimes. I’ve seen very bad breast augmentations.. But this, is a whole different story. I no longer have any insecurities of wearing a v neck tshirt or even just wearing a tanktop. I’m so happy with everything that led up to the procedure, and also the results. If I had to do it again, I definitely would and I would choose Dr. Phan over and over again. I highly recommend him to ANYONE. Trust me. Even if you are not easily persuaded like I am, visit him for a consultation. You definitely won’t regret it. The doctor and his staff are AMAZING.
20 Year Old Breast Augmentation Revision
Dr. Phan is a very knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeon. Before deciding to do my breast augmentation, I followed his reviews on Real Self along with several other doctors for a year. He was very specific when he responded to questions on the website and he also received all positive reviews. From there I made an appointment for my free consultation.
I was impressed at how much time he took during my consultation. I didn’t feel rushed and he made sure all my questions were answered before I left his office. He went over all my options and explained all the positive and possible challenges that I may experience with the procedure.
Before my surgery date, Dr. Phan called and emailed me to double check that I had everything in place prior to surgery. His staff at both, the Lihue and Oahu offices were great. Everyone was welcoming and answered all my questions. His nurses and receptionists were very caring.
20 years ago I had a breast augmentation performed in California and one side had a lot of scar tissue. Due to this, one breast was higher than the other. Dr. Phan took out all of my scar tissue and my old implants, and did a revision making both breasts even using IDEAL Implants. They look and feel very natural. I love them!
After my surgery, I was able to text and email Dr. Phan with questions that I had. He responded to me that same day. If I left him a message and had to talk to him on the phone, I received a call right away. He made time for me and I didn’t feel like I was just another patient. My concerns were important to him. There is no comparison if you want a doctor who is professional and caring. Dr. Phan is the best!
In The Press
Recognized as the gold standard in accreditation of office- based surgical facilities for patient safety
We are proud to offer the most cutting edge minimally invasive
procedures for complete facial, breast and body rejuvenation:
Dr. Bao Phan is proud to announce that on Aug. 17, 2011 he performed Hawaii's first breast augmentation procedure that uses the patient's own fat, a procedure they are calling Breast Lipoaugmentation.
Youth and beauty go hand in hand. This is especially so on your face, where smooth skin and lifted features can have a big impact on your appearance. If you're bothered by wrinkles and loose, sagging skin, consult with Dr. Phan.
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New Kauai Office Location
As of March 1, 2016, our new Kauai office location is: 4370 Kukui Grove Street, Unit 207 Lihue, HI 96766
Honolulu Office Is Open
We are accepting surgical and non-surgical appointments at our state-of-the-art Honolulu office with surgery suites at the Hale Pawa'a building.
Honolulu, HI 96814
Kahului, HI 96732
Lihue, HI 96766