Dr. Bruce T. M. Chau, DO, FACOS, Plastic Surgeon
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Dr. Bruce T. M. Chau, DO, FACOS

Plastic Surgeon

27901 Woodward Ave Suite 100 Berkley MI, 48072



Dr. Bruce Chau is a cosmetic medicine and surgery specialist practicing in Berkley, MI. Dr. Chau specializes in the enhancement of appearance. Improving aesthetic, symmetry and proportion are key goals in cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic medicine has nothing to do with these specific areas not functioning properly; therefore, this elective field solely focuses on aesthetics and anti-aging.

Education and Training

Western University (College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific) Pomona, California D.O. 1984

University of Washington Seattle, Washington B.S. in Chemistry 1980

Board Certification

Osteopathic SurgeonsAmerican Osteopathic Board of SurgeryAOBS

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Dr. Bruce T. M. Chau, DO, FACOS
Dr. Bruce T. M. Chau, DO, FACOS's Expert Contributions
  • What is the best procedure to get rid of a double chin?

    Depends on what contributes to your double chin. It is fat, liposuction. If in excess loose skin, neck lift.If it's both, a lift with liposuction. READ MORE

  • Can liposuction remove back fat?

    Yes of course. However back fat can be stubborn in a lot of people because they are more fibrous. Just like the area of the upper abdomen, back back fat may not be removed as readily. You should look into VASER assisted Liposution. VASER technology is a surgical grade Ultrasound which makes liposuction more efficient and skin tightening. READ MORE

  • Does liposuction work on upper arms?

    Yes, definitely. But for arms with flabby skin only. READ MORE

  • How long does it take to recover from upper arm liposuction?

    Like any liposuction procedures, arm lipo may take 4-6 weeks for recovery. And it may takes up to 6 months to see the final result. READ MORE

  • How soon after lipo do you see results?

    Typically, it takes 6-8 weeks to see the result. However, sometimes you can see the early result within 2 weeks. READ MORE

  • What is the surgical operation to remove wrinkles?

    If the wrinkles are under your eyes, 1. Lower blepharoplasty 2.CO2 laser for the wrinkles if you are not dark skin person If the wrinkles on your face, 1. CO2 Laser resurfacing, if you are not a dark skin person 2. Mini-face-lift. .....however, usually 38 years old is a little young for surgery READ MORE

  • Do they give you pain meds after neck plastic surgery?

    Depends on how extensive or how deep is the surgery involved, pain medication can be discussed with your surgeon. READ MORE

  • What is the safest plastic surgery?

    Your question is very general and I can only give you a general answer. 1. Make sure you are healthy to undergo surgery. You need to tell your surgeon any medical issues you may have or the medications you are taking. 2. Make sure you choose a qualified surgeon to do what you want to have done. 3. Depend on what surgery you are having done, you should have that done in a hospital. READ MORE

  • What are my options?

    Based on your somewhat blurred photo. You can have a scar revision to have the scar cut out and suture the hair to hair skin together. The simple procedure which can be done in the office under local anesthesia. READ MORE

  • Which is better liposuction or CoolSculpting?

    To answer this question depends on what you want to achieve. Coolsculpting can only remove very little fat. And you are more likely required to have multiple sessions. Liposuction can remove a lot more fat than Coolsculpting can ever. Of course, everyone wants to have as much fat removed without surgery! This is too good to be true. If Liposuction is what you decide to have done, you need to seek out an experienced and well-qualified plastic surgeon to do large volume Liposuction to be safe. If you are not amenable to undergoing a surgical procedure then choose Coolsculpting but don't expect too much and don't get disappointed. READ MORE

  • How much bleeding is too much after a rhinoplasty?

    1. If you continue to have blood in the back of your throat or bleeding bright red blood from your nostril overnight. 2. If you are vomiting blood clots all night long after surgery, you could be bleeding too much. Spitting some blood is ok though. 3. Some bruising around the inner aspect of your eyes can be normal, however, if you look like a raccoon eye, you might be bleeding a little more than usual. 4. If you are passing out, vomiting blood, or have a breathing problem, you should go to the emergency room... Your question does not give details about your bleeding. READ MORE

  • Can neck fat be removed?

    Yes. It can. There are 2 locations where you fat can be. 1. Below your neck skin. This can be remove by liposuction. 2. Below the neck muscle called Platysma. Thus usually has to be removed by surgical excision. Liposuction cannot completely remove them 3. Both 1 & 2. However, the result also depends on how much skin laxity is there. Sometimes, one needs a neck lift as well if too much loose skin is present. I hope this help. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How do you get a flat stomach after liposuction?

    Yes, you can, BUT that depends if you have visceral fat and/or abdominal muscle laxity. If subcutaneous fat only, you can have a flat stomach. If you have visceral flat or stretched abdominal wall, then you might need a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). READ MORE

  • Does neck plastic surgery leave scars?

    All surgeries involved cutting will leave a scar! However, depending on the kind of neck surgery, one might be able to place the where it is inconspicuous. And the quality of the scar is less noticeable. READ MORE

  • Does eyelid plastic surgery leave a scar?

    All surgery leaves a scar! The key is to place the scar and fine suturing techniques to make the scar less noticeable. READ MORE

  • Can face scars be removed by plastic surgery?

    All scars are permanent! However, your plastic surgeon might be able to help make it less noticeable. In some cases, one has to carefully look for it to see the scar. Of course, scar revisions take time to get the scar to mature and settled. READ MORE

  • What is the recovery time for liposuction on thighs?

    Depend on the level of recovery you are enquiring about: 1. To be able to get up and walk around 1-3 days 2. Bruising to go away 2-3 weeks 3. Swelling reduce enough to see result 3-4 weeks 4. Most of the swelling gone 3 months 5. Skin tightening/normal up to 6 months These are just general guidelines. This may change depends on: How much fat? How much liposuction needed? Skin quality and excessive skin? Where on the thighs? Is knees contouring needed? Because sometimes, if the knees are not addressed, thigh reductions can make your legs look like "bamboo legs." Thigh aesthetic is supposed to be tapering downward. A good consultation may be helpful for your concerns. READ MORE

  • Can I get a BBL?

    Good Question!!! In fact, if you are 16, you probably are in better health and fit then some older individuals. The questions here are not about health and safety regarding age. In the USA, our society had arbitrary picked the number 18 as an age for legality. I have seen some 16 years old act more mature than some 30 years old. Your age has nothing to do with danger; it's the legal ramifications that may imposed on the surgeon to perform an elective surgery. READ MORE

  • What should I avoid after nose plastic surgery?

    Avoid activities that cause: 1. Increase in blood pressure 2.Trauma to your face, especially to your nose (e.g., Playing softball right after surgery) 3. Removing your splint or cast that your surgeon placed on your nose at the end of surgery 4. Sneezing through your nose; sneeze through your mouth 5. Nausea and vomiting 6. Sleeping flat for a few days READ MORE

  • Can you do liposuction twice?

    Yes, you can. Depends on how much or how aggressive the previous liposuction performed. This will determine how much scar tissue you'll have. This may take more effort for the surgeon to perform the second time around. I use VASER technology which helps navigate the scar areas smoother. READ MORE


  • Body Lift
  • Body Reshaping
  • Lipoabdominoplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Face Lift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Botox
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Fractional Co2 Laser
  • Juvederm Voluma Xc
  • Profound Lift
  • Sculptra
  • Vasershape
  • ZO Skin Health

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Member American College of Osteopathic Surgeons 
  • Professional Member American Medical Association 
  • Professional Member American Osteopathic Association 
  • Professional Member Michigan Osteopathic Association 

Dr. Bruce T. M. Chau, DO, FACOS's Practice location

27901 Woodward Ave Suite 100 -
Berkley, MI 48072
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Turn left onto West Boulevard 173 ft
Turn right onto South Woodward Avenue (M 1) 1.3 mi
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Make a slight right 469 ft
Turn right onto West 10 Mile Road 628 ft
Take the ramp towards I 696 West 1720 ft
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