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DR. CHRISTOPHER T. CHIA


Dr. Christopher T. Chia

Dr. Christopher T. Chia is a fellowship-trained aesthetic plastic surgeon in Manhattan, New York City. His practice focuses on cosmetic surgery for the face, breasts, and body. One of his special areas of interest is eyelid rejuvenation for which he utilizes the new and improved technique – Smartbleph. Smartbleph is a revolutionary method of upper eyelid rejuvenation developed by Dr. Christopher T. Chia and his associate plastic surgeon at bodySCULPT®. Dr. Chia’s research, experience and expertise ensure dramatic rejuvenation results for men and women, contributing greatly towards improved confidence levels. The Smartbleph procedure employs the state-of-the-art SmartSkin laser from Cynosure. Dr. Chia is also an expert in liposuction/body contouring, facial rejuvenation, nasal reshaping and breast surgery.

Dr. Chia, certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Medical Society of the State of New York. As former Program Director of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, he was involved in teaching aesthetic surgery to future leaders in plastic surgery. He also participates in conferences and has published several articles pertaining to current issues in plastic surgery. Dr. Chia is the Section Editor for the Emerging Technologies for the prestigious Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal.

Dr Chia presently serves as the Surgical Director of bodySCULPT®, a leading plastic surgery practice in Manhattan, New York City. He takes great pride in providing personalized treatment to meet the individual needs of his patients.

Dr. Chia - Professional Background

EMPLOYMENT

2008 - current

Private Practice, Plastic Surgery
Surgical Director, Park Avenue Smart Lipo Corporation
128 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019

2007-2008

Private Practice, Plastic Surgery
Medical Director, SLEEK Surgical Corporation
800-B Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065

2003-2007

Private Practice, Plastic Surgery
927 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10021

2003-2008

Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
Program Director, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship
210 East 64th Street
New York, New York 10021

EDUCATION

1991-1995

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Washington, D.C. 20007

1987-1991

Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences
Bachelor of Sciences
Washington, D.C. 20057

POST-GRADUATE TRAINING

July 2002-June2003

Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
Fellowship, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
New York, New York 10021


July 2000-June 2002

University of Louisville
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Residency, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Louisville, Kentucky 40292


July 1995-June 2000

Hospital of Saint Raphael
Department of Surgery
Internship and Residency, General Surgery
New Haven, Connecticut 06514

CERTIFICATIONS

Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certificate No. 6862

Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
Certificate No. 48522

USMLE Parts I, II, III
ACLS Certification


HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS
2003-current

Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
210 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10021

2004-current

Lenox Hill Hospital
100 East 77th Street, New York, NY 10021

JOURNAL REVIEWER

Section Editor, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal
Emerging Technologies


TEACHING FACULTY

The Aesthetic Meeting 2015, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), May 14-19, 2015
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Aesthetic Meeting 2013, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) April 11-16, 2013
New York, NY

The Aesthetic Meeting 2011, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), May 6-11, 2011
Boston, MA

31st Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, December 1-3, 2011
New York, NY

30th MEETH Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, December 2-4 2010
New York, NY

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

1,000 Consecutive Cases of Laser-Assisted Liposuction and Suction and Suction-Assisted Lipectomy Managed With Local Anesthesia. C.T. Chia, S J Theodorou. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: Volume 36, Issue 4 (2012) page 795-802.

Radiofrequency-Assisted Liposuction Device for Body Contouring: 97 Patients under Local Anesthesia, C.T. Chia, SJ Theodorou, Robert J. Paresi. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: March 2012; page 767-779

A Novel Non-Excisional Technique for Arm Contouring under Local Anesthesia Utilizing Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction. Spero Theodorou MD, C.T. Chia MD, submitted for publication, Jan 2012

An Anatomical Comparison of Transpalpebral, Endoscopic, and Coronal Approaches to Demonstrate Exposure and Extent of Brow Depressor Muscle Resection, J. Walden, C. Brown, A. Klapper, C. T. Chia, S. Aston, Plast. Reconst. Surg., Vol. 116, No. 5:1479-1487, October 2005

Botulinum Toxin, A. Matarasso, MD, C.T. Chia, MD, PSEF DATA Committee, Plast. Reconst. Surg. (Suppl.) Vol.112, No. 5:62S-65S, October 2003.

Tissue Expanders, C.T. Chia, MD, W.K Stadelmann, MD, eMedicine Chapter, online Internet Plastic Surgery textbook, 2001.

Hand Burns, M. Sundine, MD, Kao, MD, C.T. Chia, MD, Hand Surgery Secrets Chapter.

Vacuum Assisted Closure Device in Complex Wounds, B. Tierney, MD, C.T. Chia, MD, W. K. Stadelmann, MD, The American Journal of Surgery, submitted for review 

Comparison of Abdominal Contouring Techniques with Lower Abdominal Skin Segment Resection (LASSR), Pitman, G.H., Chia, C.T., in progress, presented at ASAPS Annual Meeting, 2006

PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS

September 2015

Evolutions in Body Contouring: Grand Rounds, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, September 16, 2015, Massachusetts General, Harvard University, Boston, MA

August 2015

Scientific Lecture: "Minimally Invasive Body Contouring with Energy-Assisted Liposuction, Fat Transfer under Local Anesthesia". Lenox Hill Hospital Plastic Surgery Conference Series. August 10, 2015, New York, NY

December 2014

Shaping the Neck with Laser Liposuction; Video presentation and discussion panelist. Faculty Panelist; Open Forum discussion: Face and Neck. The Cutting Edge 2014: The Video Sessions. Practical Surgical Techniques Face and Total Body Sculpting. 34th Aesthetic Surgery Symposium. December 4-6, 2014, New York, NY

April 2014

Three-Dimensional Body Contouring - The Next Generation of Liposuction, Abdominoplasty, and Muscle Augmentation with Fat Grafting, The Aesthetic Meeting 2014, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) April 26-29, 2014, San Francisco, CA

April 2013

Liposuction 2013: New Technologies, Established Techniques, and Combined Procedures, The Aesthetic Meeting 2013, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) April 11-16, 2013, New York, NY

October 2012

Comprehensive Liposuction, Plastic Surgery, The Meeting 2012, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) October 23-26, New Orleans, LA

December 2011

1500 Consecutive Cases of Laser-Assisted Liposuction with the 1064, 1320 and 1440nm Platforms: Safety, Complications. Does Wave Length Make a Difference?
The Cutting Edge 2011: Advanced Body Sculpting Head to Foot

31st Aesthetic Surgery Symposium. December 1-3, 2011, New York, NY

September 2011

Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction Under Local Anesthesia; Laser Assisted Liposuction: A Review of 1,000 Consecutive Cases Under Local Anesthesia, American Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, September 2011, Denver, CO

May 2011

Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction Under Local Anesthesia
ASAPS - American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. May 6-11, 2011, Boston, MA

December 2010

Laser Assisted Liposuction: A Review of 500 Consecutive Cases Under Local Anesthesia: Is it effective? Better than Traditional? The Cutting Edge: Facial Rejuvenation 2010, 30th MEETH Aesthetic Sugery Symposium, December 2-4 2010, New York, NY

November 2001

Early Considerations in Facial Transplantation
First Place
Kentucky Medical Society Meeting, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Chapter, Louisville, KY

September 2000

Rhabdomyolysis: Case Study, Pathology and Treatment
Kentucky Medical Society Meeting, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Chapter,
Louisville, KY

October 1999

Laparoscopic Repair of Paraduodenal Hernia
Poster presentation, New England Surgical Society
Meeting, CT


ORGANIZATIONS

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Medical Society of the State of New York

To find out more about Dr. Christopher T. Chia or to schedule a consultation with him, dial (212) 265-2724 or send an e-mail to info@bodysculpt.com