Dr. Bruce T. M. Chau, DO, FACOS
Plastic Surgeon27901 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
Osteopathic SurgeonsAmerican Osteopathic Board of SurgeryAOBS
Dr. Bruce T. M. Chau, DO, FACOS's Expert Contributions
How long after rhinoplasty will my nose feel normal?
1 -2 weeks. READ MORE
Do neck lifts hurt?
When a proper facelift is performed, the patients usually complain being numb. This because the neck skin is lifted off the muscles and nerve innervation is interrupted. Pressure points where the key anchoring sutures are placed can be perceived as pain. This may last 3-5 days. READ MORE
How long will my nose hurt after rhinoplasty?
Rhinopalsty usually hurts for 3-7 days. If you still hurt after 10 days, you should ask your surgeon! READ MORE
How long do the results of a facelift last?
Depends on your age; how saggy is your face; your life style; sun exposure; and the type of facelift and the surgeon you choose. Some last 6-12 months.....some 10 to 15 years. READ MORE
How long do the results of double chin plastic surgery last?
Depends on what procedure you had. Liposuction vs neck lift or both. Certainly, the later last longer. Only if there is no weight gain significantly. 10 - 15 years. READ MORE
How long does cheek liposuction last?
It lasts forever. That's only true if one does not gain or lose weight. The facts are people do change over time, aging, weight changes, stress, sun damage skin....etc All of these factors do alter the look of the face. The answer is : Not thing last forever! READ MORE
What can I do to remove chicken pox spots?
depends on how severe the chick pox spots. Usually dermal punch and meticulous closue can help. READ MORE
How bad is the pain after a facelift?
Usually there is not much pain for face-lift. Mostly, patients complain the feeling of tightness and numb. Most of the discomfort is the area behind the ears and the temporal area just above the ears. That's where the lifting sutures are. READ MORE
What is the best age to have a facelift?
There is no best age for face-lift. It's about multiple factors: 1. Desire 2. Motivations (e.g. wedding events for the children; divorce..) 3. Facial aging / sagging; Sun damage...etc 4. Patient's health and fitness condition to have surgery 5. Financial considerations 6. Support of family or love ones.... Average common age range : 45 - 80 ( I have a few who are in their late 30's and some 80+) READ MORE
Why do my ears hurt after a facelift?
How long ago since you you have your face-lift? You can have ear pain right after surgery because there are sutures in front and behind your ears. This usually subsides after 2-3 weeks. If it continues, you should have your surgeon evaluate you. READ MORE
What is the best procedure for skin tightening?
Your question cannot be answered because it lacks information needed such as: 1. What part of the body you're asking about? 2. The age and ethnicity of the person. 3. History of weight loss or weight gain, sun damage history, etc. 4. Is the inquiry about a surgical or nonsurgical treatment. Please be specific. READ MORE
What helps with pain after rhinoplasty?
Some residual discomfort might linger on but if you are still in pain, you should alert your surgeon for a post op evaluation. READ MORE
How to fix eye bags?
Usually, a lower blepharoplasty would help. READ MORE
Can you get foot reduction surgery?
Check with a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon! READ MORE
Is ear plastic surgery permanent?
Depends on what ear surgery you are contemplating for. It usually is permanent. READ MORE
My daughter wants a breast reduction
The short answer is yes to have breast reduction. But I am in the USA, I am not able to say whether the NHS would allow such surgery at her age. in the US, insurance may cover if the proper documentations and parental consent are in good order. READ MORE
Do you get a facelift under local anesthesia?
It depends. Some surgeons would do that under local anesthesia with oral medications. Some prefer with general anesthesia. Check with the surgeon that you trust and feel comfortable with. READ MORE
Can the double chin be fixed?
Yes. Double chin can be due to excessive fat, excessive skin or both. The treatment depends on which factors are the main cause. Sometimes, you may need liposuction and / or neck lifts. READ MORE
Will my double chin go away if I lose weight?
When you lose weight, the fatty component might get better, but the hanging skin may not. It all depends on how overweight you are now and how much weight you are going to lose! READ MORE
How can I change my nose shape?
To answer your question with any accuracy, you need to have a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. READ MORE
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- Body Lift
- Body Reshaping
- Tummy Tuck
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Reduction
- Cheek Augmentation
- Eyelid Surgery
- Face Lift
- Dermal Fillers
- Fractional Co2 Laser
- Juvederm Voluma Xc
- Profound Lift
- ZO Skin Health
- Professional Member American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
- Professional Member American Medical Association
- Professional Member American Osteopathic Association
- Professional Member Michigan Osteopathic Association
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