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Dr. James J. Chao, FACS - Encinitas Dr. James J. Chao, FACS - Encinitas
Address: 499 N. El Camino Real
Suite C-102
Encinitas, CA

Phone: 866.881.0053

Dr. James J. Chao is a board-certified plastic surgeon at Oasis MD in Encinitas, California. Dr. Chao is dedicated to offering top-tier plastic surgery to a range of patients from different backgrounds, which is why his breast augmentations, body-jet liposuctions, fat transfers, Brazilian butt lifts, and other plastic surgery procedures are priced affordably. Dr. Chao also offers patient financing in order to make your cosmetic desires a reality.

Dr. Chao has over 18 years of experience in performing plastic surgery that exceeds patient expectations. He began his education at Stanford University, where he earned degrees in both Microbiology and Psychology. Dr. Chao then received his medical degree plus a Ph.D from the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Chao then went on to get his Master’s in Microbiology and an MD degree in Medical Science Training at New York University School of Medicine. His hands-on training consisted of two residencies and a fellowship at NYU Medical Center, plus a residency at the Manhattan Eye Ear Throat Hospital. In addition to performing affordable plastic surgery on patients at Oasis MD in Encinitas, Dr. Chao is a Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California at San Diego.

Dr. Chao and his staff at Oasis MD are dedicated to offering plastic surgery at a price you can afford, as well as patient financing options like Care Credit. Contact our representatives now to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chao in Encinitas, near Escondido, La Jolla, El Cajon, Temecula, Chula Vista, and the greater San Diego area.


Stanford University, Stanford, CA
B.A. – Psychology
B.S. – Biology
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Combined M.D. / Ph. D Program
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
M.S. – Microbiology
M.D. – Medical Scientist Training Program


Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


NYU Medical Center, Department of Surgery, New York, NY
General Surgery Residency
NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY
Plastic Surgery Residency
Manhattan Eye Ear Throat Hospital, New York, NY
Chief Resident of Plastic Surgery

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NYU Medical Center, New York, NY
Hand Surgery Fellowship


  • 1980-1984 - Heritage Fund Scholarship, Stanford University
  • 1989 – Iron Arrow Award, University of Miami
  • 1997 - 1st place Resident’s Research Award, New York Regional Society for Plastic Surgery
  • 2000 – UTSW Plastic Surgery Education Award
  • 2008 – Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, Health Hero Award


  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • American College of Surgeons


  • Assistant Professor, Director of Hand and Micro Surgery. Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas.
  • Associate Professor. Division of Plastic Surgery, University of California at San Diego.
  • Professor. Division of Plastic Surgery, University of California at San Diego.

Procedures Offered at This Clinic:

Dr. James J. Chao, FACS - Encinitas offers the following procedures. The prices listed below are based on national averages for surgeon fees only. These rates DO NOT necessarily represent this doctor's current prices. To learn more about this doctor's procedure costs, contact us to schedule a consultation.
Cheek implants Costs:$2000
Cheek/Mid-facelift Costs:$8500
Chin Implants Costs:$4500
Facial Plastic Surgery Costs:$6000
Fat Reduction Surgery Costs:$3000
Lip Implants Costs:$2662
Mini Facelift Costs:$4650
Mini Tummy Tuck Costs:$6750
Mommy Makeover Costs:$14000
Neck Lift Costs:$6337
Saline Breast Implants Costs:$5750
Silicone Breast Implants Costs:$6300
Thigh - Buttock Lift Costs:$7750
Thigh Lift Costs:$14750
Vaser LipoSelection® Costs:$5500

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