BEVERLY HILLS PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Catherine S. Chang

Dr. Catherine S. Chang is a Harvard trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a sub-specialization in Cranio-Maxillofacial aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Besides having impeccable surgical acumen and technical skill, Dr. Chang has a natural eye for beauty and elegance — an innate attribute that is intuitive and unteachable.  

Dr. Chang’s practice focuses on the face, breast, and body. Her specialties include a combination of both aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. These include breast surgery and facial rejuvenation and facial aesthetics – facelift, necklift, mini-facelift, revision facelift, rhinoplasty (nose job), eyelid rejuvenation, ear surgery, and custom designed facial implant surgery.  Dr. Chang also specializes in reconstructive plastic surgery, which includes trauma and cancer reconstruction of the face and body. 

  • Undergraduate: Columbia University; NY, NY. 
  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; NY, NY. 
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship: Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital; Boston, MA. 

Quadruple Ivy-leauge educated

Dr. Chang is quadruple ivy-league educated from start to finish. She graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in New York City. She then received her medical education from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Here she was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, a national honor reserved for those in the top of the graduating medical school class. 

She completed her combined general surgery and plastic and reconstructive training at the University of Pennsylvania and was chosen to serve as chief resident during her final year of training.  During this time, Dr. Chang was able to learn from illustrious and academically distinguished mentors, pioneers, and leaders in all fields of plastic surgery. 

Dr. Chang subsequently pursued additional specialized training in cranio-maxillofacial aesthetic and reconstructive surgery with her world-renowned mentor at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. During this time, Dr. Chang also served as a clinical instructor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, teaching plastic surgery techniques and principles to surgical residents and medical students.

Dr. Chang continues to be academically oriented. She is committed to providing her patients with the most current, evidence-based care and surgical techniques. She remains active in clinical research and has published over 20 peer-review articles, three book chapters, and is the co-author of the textbook Atlas of Facial Implants on craniofacial surgery and facial implants. 

Dr. Chang takes pride in her integrity, honesty, and natural surgical results.  She holds herself and her team to the highest standards of professionalism, virtue, and candor.  Dr. Chang will never suggest a procedure that she does not believe is in line with your aesthetics desires or goals. She strives to achieve your aesthetic goals in the safest and minimalistic way possible.  Dr. Chang also believes that the doctor – patient relationship is paramount and upholds this relationship to the highest degree.  

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Chang Catherine S; Swanson, JW; Wilson A; Low, DW; Bartlett SP.  Columellar Reconstruction Following Nasal CPAP Injury. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2018

Chang Catherine S; Chang BL; Lanni M; Wilson AJ; Percec IP. Perioral Rejuvenation: A Prospective, Quantitative Dynamic 3-D Analysis of a Dual Modality Treatment. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2018

Chang Catherine S; Yaremchuk MJ. Commentary on: Application of a Porous Polyethylene Spreader Graft for Nasal Lengthening in Asian Patients. Aesthetic Surgery Journal.  2018

Chang Catherine S; Yaremchuk MJ. Commentary on: Integrated Forehead and Temporal Augmentation Using 3D Printing-Assisted Methyl Methacrylate Implants. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2018

Chang, Catherine S; Bartlett, SP. Deformations of the Ear and Their Nonsurgical Correction.  Clinical Pediatrics 2019

Chang Catherine S, Wong A, Rohde CH, Ascherman JA, Wu JK.  Management of lip hemangiomas: Minimizing peri-oral scars. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012

Chang, Catherine S; Bartlett, SP. A Simplified Nonsurgical Method for the Correction of Neonatal Deformational Auricular Anomalies. 2016

Chang, Catherine S; Chu, MW; Nelson, JA; Basta, M; Gerety P; Kanchwala, SK; Wu, LC. Complications and Cost Analysis of Intraoperative Arterial Complications in Head & Neck Free Flap Reconstruction.  Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2017

Chang, Catherine S; Swanson, J; Yu, JW; Taylor, JT. Early, CAD/CAM Planned, Lefort I Advancement with Internal Distractors to Treat Severe Maxillary Hypoplasia in Cleft Lip and Palate.  Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2017

Chang Catherine S; Low, DW; Percec I.  A Preliminary Report on Female Genital Mutilation Reconstruction. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2017

Mirzabeigi, MN; Stark R; Chang, Catherine S; Weissler, J; Carney, Martin; Bucky, LP. Skin Excursion with Cannula Lipodissection and the Anatomic Implications of Smas Movement in the Tumescent Facelift. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2020

Preminger BA, Trencheva K, Chang CATHERINE S, Chiang A, El-Tamer M, Ascherman J, Rohde C. Improving access to care: breast surgeons, the gatekeepers to breast reconstruction. J Am Coll Surg. 2012

Yaremchuk MJ; Chang Catherine S. Commentary on: The Influence of Paranasal Augmentation on the Measurement of the Nose for the Treatment of Midfacial Concavity.  Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2018

Mirzabeigi M; Lanni, M; Chang Catherine S; Stark RY; Kovach SJ; Wu LC; Serletti JM; Bucky LP. Treating Breast Conservation Therapy Defects with Brava and Fat Grafting: Technique, Outcomes, and Safety Profile.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2017

Tahiri Y, Chang Catherine S, Tuin J, Paliga JT, Lowe KM, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP. Costochondral grafting in craniofacial microsomia. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015

Wilson AJ; Chin, B; Taglienti AJ; Chang Catherine S; Percec, IP.  A Quantitative Analysis of OnabotulinumtoxinA, AbobotulinumtoxinA and IncobotulinumtoxinA: A Randomized Double Blind Prospective Clinical Trial of Comparative Dynamic Strain Reduction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2016

Chang, BL; Wilson, AJ; Taglienti, AT; Chang, Catherine S, Folsom, N; Percec, I.  Patient Perceived Benefit in Facial Aesthetic Procedures: FACE-Q as a Tool to Study Botulinum Toxin Injection Outcomes. Aesthet Surg J. 2016

Wilson, AJ; Taglienti AT; Chang Catherine S; Low, DW; Percec I. Current Applications of Facial Volumization with Fillers. CME Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2016

PODIUM PRESENTATIONS

International Presenter amongst Academic leaders

Catherine S Chang; Patrick Gerety; Chris Pannucci; Suhail K Kanchwala. A Cadaveric
Assessment of the Supraclavicular and the Thoracodorsal-Based Axillary Flaps for Vascularized
Lymph Node Transfer. (American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery; January 2015,
Paradise Island, Bahamas)

Catherine S Chang MD; Anthony J. Wilson, MD; Brian Chang, BS; Bianca C. Chin MD; Anthony
J. Taglienti, MD; Nancy Folsom, RN; Ivona Percec, MD, PhD. A Quantitative Analysis of Different
Botulinum Toxin Formulations: A Randomized Double Blind Prospective Clinical Trial of
Comparative Dynamic Strain Reduction. (Plastic Surgery Research Council; April 2015,
Seattle, Wa.)

Catherine S. Chang MD; Anthony Taglienti MD; Anthony Wilson, MD; Bianca Chin MD; Ivona
Percec MD PHD. Patient Perceived Benefit in Facial Aesthetic Procedures: The FACE-Q as a
Tool to Study Botulinum Toxin Injection Outcomes. (Plastic Surgery Research Council; April
2015, Seattle, Wa.)

Youssef Tahiri MD; Catherine S. Chang MD; Jorien Tuin MD; Thomas Paliga BA; Jesse Taylor
MD; Scott P Bartlett MD. Costochondral Grafting in Craniofacial Microsomia: Optimization of
Results. (American Association of Plastic Surgeons; April 2015, Scottsdale, AZ)

Anthony J. Wilson, MD; Brian Chang, BS; Bianca C. Chin, MD; Anthony J. Taglienti, MD;
Catherine S. Chang MD, Nancy Folsom, RN; Ivona Percec, MD, PhD. A Quantitative Analysis of
Different Botulinum Toxin Formulations: A Randomized Double Blind Prospective Clinical Trial of
Comparative Dynamic Strain Reduction. (American Association of Plastic Surgeons; April
2015, Scottsdale, AZ)

Anthony J. Wilson, MD; Brian Chang, BS; Bianca C. Chin, MD; Anthony J. Taglienti, MD;
Catherine S. Chang MD; Nancy Folsom, RN; Ivona Percec, MD, PhD. A Quantitative Analysis of
Different Botulinum Toxin Formulations: A Randomized Double Blind Prospective Clinical Trial of
Comparative Dynamic Strain Reduction. (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery;
May 2015, Montreal, Canada)

Jillian Lazor MD; Catherine S. Chang MD; Suhail Kanchwala MD; Joel Stein MD PHD. Use of
Magnetic Resonance Angiography to Inform Vascularized Supraclavicular Lymph Node Transfer.
(American Society of Neuroradiology; April 2015, Chicago, IL)

Catherine S. Chang MD; Jason Yu DDS MD; Youssef Tahiri MD; Jordan Swanson MD; Jesse A
Taylor MD. CAD/CAM-planned, Lefort I advancement with internal distractors for the early
treatment of severe maxillary hypoplasia in cleft lip and palate. (International Society of
Craniofacial Surgery; September 2015, Tokyo, Japan)

Catherine S. Chang; Jillian Lazor; Jonathan Bank; Patrick Gerety; Joel Stein; Suhail Kanchwala.
Use of Magnetic Resonance Angiography to Better Define the Supraclavicular Lymph Node Flap.
(American Association of Plastic Surgeons; May 2016, NY, NY)

Catherine S. Chang; Scott P. Bartlett. A Simplified Nonsurgical Method for the Correction of
Neonatal Deformational Auricular Anomalies. (Accepted for Presentation – 6th Global
Healthcare & Fitness Summit; August 2016, Philadelphia, PA)

Catherine S. Chang; Michael Lanni, Louis P. Bucky. Identifying Risk Factors for Fat Necrosis in
Large Volume Fat Grafting. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons; September 2016, Los
Angeles, CA)

Catherine S. Chang; Jillian Lazor; Jonathan Bank; Patrick Gerety; Joel Stein; Suhail Kanchwala.
Use of Magnetic Resonance Angiography to Better Define the Supraclavicular Lymph Node Flap.
(American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery; January 2017, Hawaii)

Mirzabeigi, M; Stark, R; Chang CS; Carney M; Weissler J; Bucky LP. The Anatomic Implications
of Utilizing Cannula Lipodissection and Avoiding Platysmaplasty in the Tumescent Facelift: A
Clinical and Cadaveric Study (American Association of Plastic Surgeons March 2017)

Catherine S. Chang, Dan Del Vecchio. Principles of Buttock Aesthetics – Part One: Defining the
Prevalence of Buttock Asymmetry (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, April
2017, San Diego, CA)

Mirzabeigi, M; Stark, R; Chang CS; Carney M; Weissler J; Bucky LP. The Anatomic Implications
of Utilizing Cannula Lipodissection and Avoiding Platysmaplasty in the Tumescent Facelift: A
Clinical and Cadaveric Study (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, April 2017,
San Diego, CA)

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