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Dr. Robert Chiu – Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Robert Chiu

Harvard-educated Dr. Robert Chiu attained board certification in plastic surgery and is Founder of Today's Cosmetic Surgery, a reputable and esteemed Pittsburgh, PA aesthetic practice known throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. Dr. Chiu is one of about 900 plastic surgery specialists in the world who have attained a level of unique expertise and specialization in cosmetic facial plastic surgery while having also achieved board certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. At his private practice, Dr. Chiu offers a unique blend of artistry and creativity with his extensive training and experience to create beautiful, natural results for his patients. This combination of skills sets himself apart from other plastic surgeons, as he is able to offer an individualized approach to all aspects of cosmetic improvements.

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Chiu passed the comprehensive board exams administered by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS), testing that exclusively certifies surgeons to perform the most advanced facial cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. He devotes his practice exclusively to cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and neck, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation and contouring techniques. Dr. Chiu is extremely meticulous and this ensures that you are getting the quality, attention to detail, and experience you deserve when you are considering facial plastic surgery or laser treatments.

Some of the most popular procedures that he offers include facelift, neck lift, eyelid surgery, lip augmentation, rhinoplasty, and revision rhinoplasty. He also offers a wide range of nonsurgical solutions for aging and damaged skin, such as injectable fillers, wrinkle relaxers, and laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Chiu was the first plastic surgeon in the Pittsburgh area to offer the groundbreaking Fraxel Laser. He is also known throughout the Pittsburgh region for producing remarkable results by blending a variety of rejuvenation procedures to create a natural appearing nonsurgical facelift. This allows his patients to look younger, softer and rejuvenated as they age gracefully through each decade.

Education and Training

Pittsburgh plastic surgeon Dr. Chiu grew up in Los Angeles and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. To become a facial plastic surgeon, he underwent years of intensive training and surgical residency. After successfully completing 4 years of medical school at the prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, NY, he finished 5 years of residency training in head and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Chiu then moved to Houston, TX, where he practiced and completed one of the most highly-coveted fellowships in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Chiu went on to pass his comprehensive board exams administered by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS).

Achievements and Affiliations

Dr. Chiu has served on multiple committees in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), including Past Chair of the AAFPRS Membership Committee and Patient Safety Committee. He is board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and head and neck surgery. Dr. Chiu's impressive credentials and affiliations allow him to bring unique, artistic care to his patients with natural-looking results.

Personal Life

Dr. Chiu grew up in Los Angeles in a family of artists and teachers. He is a classically-trained violinist and a true artist, has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, and is actively involved in numerous arts/musical organizations in the greater Pittsburgh area. He has served on the Boards of Chamber Music Pittsburgh (CMP) and Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO). Dr. Chiu is proud to have played with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and appeared on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Cosmetic and plastic surgery of the face and neck represents the most delicate and challenging aspects of plastic surgery, and Dr. Chiu's inner creativity and understanding of beauty allow him to bring his artistry into his work. 


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"Dr Chiu is the best! I have had consultations with several other doctors in the area. I decided to have my eyes done by him. I am so thankful that I found this doctor. I have been getting so many compliments everywhere I go and I have never felt so good about myself."



"Great experience - My whole experience at Dr.Chiu's office was great from start to finish! Sara at the front desk makes you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in and Dr. Chiu is amazing. Did exactly what I was hopingfor and I feel better about myself than I have I years. Highly recommend him"



"simply the best - My daughter had 2 nosejobs by the same doctor 8 years ago. We had been searching for the right doctor to repair the damage from the 2 previous surgeries. Dr Chiu came highly recommended to me and I am so glad that we went to see him. He's absolutely the best! most brilliant surgeon. My daughter looks absolutely perfect now. We can't be more pleased with her new nose. Thank you Dr Chiu!"



"Rhinoplasty Patient - Dr. Chiu and Sara are phenomenal! I had an excellent rhinoplasty experience, from Dr. Chiu and Sara to all of the staff at St. Clair Hospital. I am 110% ecstatic about my results and all of my family and friends agree! I was brought to tears of how pleased I was. I had an easy and quick recovery, absolutely no bruising and minimal swelling - I felt like myself again the next morning after surgery. (you still need to lay low for a few days even though you are feeling great!) I highly recommend Dr. Chiu to anyone considering rhinoplasty. You will feel comfortable from the moment you walk in the door for your consultation and be assured that you are in good hands."



*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.