Dr. Paul Faringer

Paul D. Faringer, MD, FACS
Hawaii Permanente Medical Group
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Faringer is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who seamlessly integrates his highly refined surgical and technical skills with artistry and balance. Dr. Faringer specializes in a broad range of body and facial plastic surgery, such as tummy tucks (abdominoplasty),trunk lifts (belt lipectomy), liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lifts (mastopexy), facelifts (rhytidectomy), cosmetic facial shaping surgery, and eyelid tucks (blepharoplasty).

After receiving his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Faringer completed his General Surgery Residency and his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Before coming to Kaiser Permanente, he was in private practice in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. He has been with Kaiser Permanente since 2006.

In addition to being a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Faringer is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, which has a special emphasis on cosmetic surgery. He has been named in Honolulu Magazine’s  list of Top Doctors for 2015  in the area of plastic surgery. The list is compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd which publishes a nation-wide list to help guide consumers to top doctors and top hospitals.

Dr. Faringer has a strong commitment to quality care and patient safety. He has recently co-authored a text on safety in aesthetic surgery in a supplement to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®. He is active in several national plastic surgery societies involved with safety.


Bachelor of Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Medical Degree, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Residency in General Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR


American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Hawaii Plastic Surgery Society

Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Presentations & Publications

Faringer P, Cohen J, Metzer T, Maximllary Antrostomy Tunnel for Pedicled Free Tissue Transfer Closure Anterior Palatal Defects.
Presented January 8, 1995 at the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeon meeting, Lanai, HI.

Wheatley M, Hall J, Faringer P, Are the Palmer Cutaneous Nerves Safe During Standard Carpal Tunnel Release. Annals of Plastic Surgery, September 1996.

Heack, Phillip C., et al, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Patient Safety Committee; Evidence-Based Patient Safety Advisory for Ambulatory Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 124, Number 4S, October Supplement 2009.