About Dr. Chen

Dr. Achih H. Chen Facial Plastic Surgeon in Augusta and Evans, Georgia

  

Dr. Achih Chen, facial plastic surgeon - When considering facial plastic surgery or any other kind of aesthetic enhancement, finding a qualified, experienced doctor is one of the most important decisions you will make. Our facial plastic surgeon in Evans, Georgia, serving Augusta and the surrounding region, is a board-certified physician who has spent his career perfecting the skills he uses in facial plastic surgery. Prior to his arrival in the Central Savannah River Area, Achih H. Chen, M.D. performed facial cosmetic enhancement procedures in Beverly Hills, California, an area known the world over for the quality and quantity of its plastic surgery. Dr. Chen is committed to achieving your goals with safe, compassionate care that produces beautiful, natural-looking results.

Dr. Achih H. Chen Facial Plastic Surgeon, Board-Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery

Achih H. Chen in ORDr. Achih H. Chen, a double board-certified, Beverly Hills-trained facial plastic surgeon, is director of the Georgia Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Chen was recruited to Augusta by the Georgia Health Sciences University, where he also serves as Director of the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery. In his capacity as a Division Director, Dr. Chen is entrusted with training some of the brightest facial plastic surgeons of the next generation. In addition, he is one of only a select few physicians in his field chosen to be a member of the Task Force for New Materials to develop new written examination questions for American Board of Medical Specialties. Dr. Chen is a member of the editorial board of the medical journal Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology and has met the rigorous requirements to be selected Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Chen holds dual board certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has published more than 24 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has co-authored four book chapters. He has received the prestigeous Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® Award, an award distinguishing the top 1% of physicians in America.  He has also been selected by his fellow physicians as one of the "Best Doctors in America" 2007 - 2008, 2009 - 2010, 2011 - 2012, and 2013 - 2014, an award given to the top 5% of physicians in the United States. Additionally, he has been distinguished as one of "America's Top Physicians" in each year from 2005 to 2013 and as one of "America's Top Plastic Surgeons" in each year from 2006 to 2013 by the Washington, DC -based Consumer's Research Council of America.

Dr. Achih H. Chen grew up in the Midwest. He attended college at the University of Iowa, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with a minor in Mathematics. Dr. Chen was awarded High Distinction for graduating in the top 5% of his class. He completed his medical training at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, receiving the McCabe Research Award for his investigation into the molecular basis for hearing loss.


After graduation, Dr. Achih Chen, facial plastic surgeon serving Augusta and Evans, Georgia was recruited to the prestigious residency program in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa, a perennial top-five program as ranked by the U.S. News and World Report.  He completed a National Institutes of Health post-doctoral research fellowship during his residency and was named Chief Resident. After the completion of his residency, Dr. Chen was selected from a nationwide pool of top applicants to complete his sub-specialty training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the world-renowned Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills, best known for its celebrity clientele.The skills and talents that Dr. Chen brings from his experience treating celebrity patients in Beverly Hills distinguish the cosmetic procedures that he performs.


See our photo gallery of Dr. Achih H. Chen's facial plastic surgery procedures performed on some of our previous patients, or contact our cosmetic surgery center for more information. Dr. Achih Chen, facial plastic surgeon serving Augusta and Evans, Georgia specializes in treating the most subtle problems for facial aesthetic enhancements that look natural, giving you a more youthful appearance without looking "done."

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Education

University of Iowa College of Medicine

  • Medical Doctorate

University of Iowa College of Medicine

  • Graduate Studies in Department of Physiology

University of Iowa

  • B.S. with High Distinction in Physics; Minor – Mathematics

Training

Lasky Clinic/UCLA, Beverly Hills, CA

  • Fellow, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

  • Resident, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

NIH/University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Research Fellow, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Intern, Surgery

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Certifications

  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Diplomate (Board Certified)
  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Diplomate (Board Certified)

Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons (2005 - present) – Fellow
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (2004 - present) – Fellow
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (1998 - present) - Fellow
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (1998 - present) – Diplomate
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology (1996 - 2002)

Hospital Affiliations

  • University Health Care System, University Hospital, Augusta, Georgia: Courtesy
  • Children’s Medical Center, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia: Courtesy
  • Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia: Active

Awards and Honors

  • Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, Castle Connolly Medical LTD, New York, NY 2013.
  • Best Doctors in America 2013, Best Doctors, Inc. Boston, MA 2013
  • America's Top Plastic Surgeons 2013, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washington, DC, 2013
  • America's Top Physicians 2013, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washington, DC, 2013
  • America's Top Plastic Surgeons 2012, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washington, DC, 2012
  • America's Top Physicians 2012, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washinton, DC, 2012
  • America's Top Plastic Surgeons 2011, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washington, DC, 2011
  • America's Top Physicians 2011, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washinton, DC, 2011
  • Top 100 Health Care Providers 2011, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2011
  • Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, Best Doctors, Inc. Boston, MA, 2010
  • America's Top Physicians 2010, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washington, DC, 2009
  • America's Top Plastic Surgeons 2010, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washington DC, 2009
  • Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, Best Doctors, Inc. Boston, MA, 2009
  • America's Top Plastic Surgeons 2009, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washington DC, 2008
  • America's Top Physicians 2009, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washington, DC, 2008
  • America's Top Plastic Surgeons 2008, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washington, DC, 2008
  • America’s Top Physicians 2008, Consumer’s Research Council of America, Washington, DC, 2008
  • Best Doctors in America 2007 - 2008, Best Doctors, Inc., Boston, MA, 2007
  • America's Top Physicians 2007, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washington, DC, 2007
  • America's Top Plastic Surgeons 2006, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washington, DC, 2006
  • America's Top Physicians 2005 - 2006, Consumer's Research Council of America, Washington, DC, 2005
  • America’s Top Physicians 2004 - 2005, Consumer’s Research Council of America, Washington, DC, 2004

Most Recent Publications and Presentations

  • H. Perakis, J.P. Champagne, N. Bhatt, Achih H. Chen. A comparison in tensile strength between barbed suture and monofilament suture for SMAS imbrication during rhytidectomy (facelift). Fall Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, San Francisco 2011.

 

  • N. Bhatt, H. Perakis, J.P. Champagne, J.B. Diamond, Achih H. Chen. The role of midfacial implant augmentation in the aging face. Fall Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, San Francisco 2011.

 

  • J.P. Champagne, H. Perakis, N. Bhatt, Achih H. Chen. Dimpleplasty: A series of twenty consecutive procedures. Fall Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, San Francisco 2011.

 

  • Achih H. Chen, W.H. Moretz III, H. Perakis, J.P. Champagne, A. Markarian, F.M. Kamer. Medial crural suture technique: long term columellar narrowing and extrapolated effect on tip projection and rotation. American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. 27(3):107-114, 2010.

 

  • N. Bhatt, H. Perakis, P. Weinberger, C. Gourin, K. Iverson, Achih H. Chen. Low hyoid and obtuse cervicomental angle: addressing the difficult neck during rhytidectomy with hyoid release. Fall Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Boston 2010.

 

  • H. Perakis, M. Johnson, Achih H. Chen. Facial structures can predict personality traits. Fall Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Boston 2010.

 

  • K. Iverson, J.D. Prosser, N. Bhatt, Achih H. Chen. Mandible repair using intermaxillary fixation screws. Fall Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Boston 2010.

 

  • A.H. Chen, H. Perakis. Mini-but effective: mini-lift under local anesthesia with composite flap dissection. Fall Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, San Diego 2009.

 

  • H. Perakis and Achih H. Chen. Calcium hydroxyapatite injection for mid-face rejuvenation. Fall Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, San Diego 2009.

 

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Contact Dr. Achih H. Chen, Facial Plastic Surgeon in Evans, Georgia

Our facial plastic surgeon serving Augusta and Evans, Georgia and the surrounding area offers an array of aesthetic enhancement procedures, including endoscopic forehead (brow) lift, facelift, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and laser skin resurfacing, that can rejuvenate your face and reduce the signs of age. Contact our cosmetic surgery facility and arrange a consultation with Achih H. Chen, M.D. today.  Also, be sure to visit him on Google+.

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