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Dr. Christopher T. Chia is a fellowship-trained aesthetic plastic surgeon in Manhattan, New York City specializing in liposuction and body contouring. He utilizes the latest, most effective techniques to achieve the best results for his patients. Through his research and ingenuity, Dr. Chia developed the innovative Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) under local anesthesia widely acclaimed technique.

Dr. Chia is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Medical Society of the State of New York. As former Program Director for the MEETH fellowship, he was involved in teaching and continues to teach aesthetic surgery to future leaders in plastic surgery.

Dr. Chia is a MEETH Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Alumni. In 2003, he completed the prestigious Aesthetic Fellowship program at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH). The MEETH Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship specializes in training plastic surgeons in the art of aesthetic plastic surgery.

He actively trains other physicians in Smartlipo – the new liposuction procedure using lasers. He believes laser-assisted liposuction is at the leading edge of surgical technology and ensures patients many advantages such as excess fat removal and skin enhancement with minimal scarring and downtime while avoiding traditional anesthesia. He is among the top Smartlipo practitioners who have carried out the maximum number of Smartlipo procedures in New York City. Currently, Dr Chia serves as the Surgical Director of Park Avenue Smart Lipo™, a certified Smartlipo training facility in New York City and the most experienced practice in Smartlipo, where other physicians come to learn the technique. Dr. Chia is the Section Editor for the Emerging Technologies section for the prestigious Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal.

As a lipo specialist, Dr. Chia takes great pride in providing personalized care targeted at meeting the individual needs of patients. He is a teaching faculty for ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) and continues to participate in conferences; he has published numerous articles pertaining to current issues in plastic surgery. Along with Dr. Theodorou, he co-authored "1,000 Consecutive Cases of Laser-Assisted Liposuction and Suction-Assisted Lipectomy Managed with Local Anesthesia" that was published in the journal Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Thieme Publishing, Inc has selected Dr. Chia to write the first authoritative plastic surgery textbook on body contouring and technology - "Emerging Technologies in Body Contouring."

Curriculum Vitae




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


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


2008 - current

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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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

Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
Certificate No. 48522

ACLS Certification


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


Selected by Thieme Publishing, Inc. to write the first authoratative plastic surgery textbook on body contouring and technology. Emerging Technologies in Body Contouring. SJ Theodorou M.D.; Christopher T. Chia M.D.

Radiofrequency-Assisted Liposuction Compared with Aggressive Superficial, Subdermal Liposuction of the Arms: A Bilateral Quantitative Comparison, Chia, Christopher T.; Theodorou, Spero J.; Hoyos, Alfredo E.; More Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open. 3(7):e459, July 2015.

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


April 2016

Liposuction 2016: New Technologies, Established Technologies and, Combined Procedures; video presentation and discussion panelist: Christopher Chia, M.D., S J Theodorou, M.D., Alfredo Hoyos, M.D., David Stoker, M.D.The Aesthetic Meeting 2016, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), April 2-6, 2016, Las Vegas, NV

December 2015

Gynecomastia Treatment Under Local Anesthesia with Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction and Direct Excision; video presentation and discussion panelist. The Cutting Edge 2015: Surgery: The Gold Standard. 35th Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, December 3-5, 2015, New York, NY

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


Section Editor, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal
Emerging Technologies


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

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