The KAO CENTER, established by Dr. Chia Chi Kao, represents the future of aesthetic medicine in its ideology, scientific advances, and medical invention.

The first of its kind, the KAO Center integrates an interdisciplinary, progressive approach to cosmetic surgery, treatments and overall anti-aging within three synergistic practice areas:

  • KAO Plastic Surgery
  • KAO Aesthetics
  • KAO Regenerative Therapies

Our ethos is focused on care for individual as a whole to enhance appearance, as well as, overall quality of life. Through this integrative philosophy, we can identify the connection between visible aging and wellness, and work to treat internal causes for aesthetic concerns.

Our restorative approach, together with pioneering techniques, and inventive procedures, result in the most ideal aesthetic outcomes.

The Kao Center specializes in custom-designed surgical, aesthetic and regenerative programs based on a patient’s personal cosmetic enhancement goals and desires.

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Micro Wave

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Body by Design

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Plastic Surgery’s New Wave

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Meet Dr. Kao

Chia Chi Kao, MD, is an esteemed, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with an unprecedented approach to anti-aging and aesthetics – integrating holistic health and beauty as part of his overall philosophy.

He is founder of the KAO Center in Santa Monica, CA, which embodies his integrated approach to aesthetic medicine with three synergistic practice areas: Kao Plastic Surgery, Kao Aesthetics, and Kao Regenerative Therapies.

Internationally recognized, Dr. Kao is a world pioneer in advancing endoscopic techniques, ground-breaking surgical procedures and revolutionizing the future of facelifts – the creator of the Ponytail Facelift™. Dr. Kao has lead the field in regenerative stem cell therapy in the U.S. for over a decade, conducting numerous studies and perfecting applications and aesthetic benefits.

He has authored numerous publications, lectures regularly, and is often called upon as an expert by media including “Extra,” “Elle,” “Vogue,” and “W.”

Dr. Kao is a Staff Plastic Surgeon at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, a member of California Society of Plastic Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Featured Service

THE SERVICE: KAO Regenerative Cell Therapy

WHAT IT DOES: Dr. Kao specifically designed this treatment for patients looking to maximize the health and vitality of their complexion prior to a special event, but the protocols can also be integrated into an ongoing skin maintenance program. KAO Regenerative Cell Therapy consists of Dermaplaning, Adipose Stem Cells and Growth, Oxygen Infusion, Aqua Peptide Soothing Mask and an LED Light Session.

WHO LOVES IT: We would love to tell you, but our famous clients who love it request confidentiality. However, we can tell you that it is our top request from Hollywood stars.