Education and Experience for Mark A. Chin, M.D.
Meet Dr. Chin
Mark A. Chin, MD, MPH is a native Californian. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he attended college in San Jose earning a baccalaureate degree in biochemistry. Dr. Chin has been interested in many public health issues, such as anti-aging, the mental and physical health affects of morbid obesity and massive weight loss and breast cancer with subsequent mastectomy defects, and pursued a masters degree graduating from University of California, Berkeley with a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree complementing his medical training.
After receiving his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia he trained in general surgery at the renowned Loma Linda University Medical Center in southern California. He completed his seven years of surgical training receiving extensive training in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, one of the oldest plastic surgery training programs in the states.
Dr. Chin enjoys California's cultural diversity and desired to settle in an area that would provide his family convenient access to the beautiful west coast and mountains while just hours away from southern California and still keeping his ties to the San Francisco Bay Area. Thus, in 1993 he began his practice in Fresno in the beautiful San Joaquin Valley in central California and established the Valley Institute of Plastic Surgery, his office-based surgical facility.
Certifications and Affiliations
Dr. Chin is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (one of the boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties) after passing a rigorous written and oral examination. He is a member of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery whose members specialize in cosmetic surgery. He is also a member of the California Medical Association and Fresno-Madera Medical Society. He is on staff and has operating privileges at the hospitals and surgery centers in the local vicinity.
Dr. Chin specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Facial rejuvenation is accomplished with facelifts, brow or forehead lifts, and eyelid lifts resulting in a more youthful or rested appearance. Other techniques employ skin resurfacing, facial implants, lip and chin augmentation. Rhinoplasties are a challenging yet rewarding procedure for many of his ethnic patients desiring facial balance. Many physical conditions are the result of lack of development, weight changes, and pregnancy. He performs various surgical procedures of the breast such as breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reduction, and breast reconstruction to improve body proportions, provide comfort and improvement in self-esteem. Body sculpturing is performed with liposuction, fat grafting, or direct excision of excess fat and skin of the arms, legs (saddle bags), back, flanks (love handles), and abdomen. One of the most popular procedures performed by Dr. Chin are abdominoplasties or tummy tucks where the excess skin and fat is removed from the abdomen while flattening of the abdominal contour. His goal is to help the patient feel happy about their appearance both in and out of clothing. Dr. Chin offers the BIOMEDIC skin care line along with Micropeels for those patients wanting to protect, preserve, and improve the condition of their skin. He treats a variety of skin conditions such as sun damaged or environmentally damaged skin, hyperpigmentation, acne, and hypersensitive skin. Dr. Chin offers BOTOX to patients who desire a less invasive treatment of facial lines and wrinkles for a softer and youthful appearance.
|Mark A. Chin, M.D.|
|Valley Institute of Plastic Surgery|
|Office Address: |
|6175 N. Fresno Street|
|Fresno, CA 93710 |
|Dr. Chin has 5 patients available for view in the Before and After Photo Gallery. Click here to visit.|