Advanced Institute for Plastic Surgery (AIPS), a plastic surgery group with locations in Temecula, Calif, and Redlands, Calif, announced the addition of Grace Yu, MD, to its roster of board-certified plastic surgeons. In her role, Yu will work alongside the AIPS team to offer cutting-edge cosmetic procedures for the breast and body and enable its patients’ desires for change and transformation.

“As plastic surgery continues to be in high demand, we are excited for the opportunity to expand our team and provide even greater levels of exceptional patient service,” says Yoonah Kim, MD, co-founder of AIPS. “Dr Yu is an experienced and caring surgeon who is committed to helping our patients achieve their cosmetic goals. She has been serving this community for years and we are thrilled to welcome her to AIPS.”

The addition of Yu, who specializes in breast enlargement, breast lifts, breast reduction, and body contouring after pregnancy, to the AIPS medical staff signifies yet more growth for the practice, which expanded and acquired Redlands Plastic Surgery in late 2021.

“I am drawn to the challenges and creativity that the field of plastic surgery presents,” said Yu. “I firmly believe that life isn’t just about being alive, it’s about being the best version of yourself. When I see my patients happy, that makes me happy.”

Yu received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and completed her plastic surgery resident at the USC Keck School of Medicine. In addition, she received further specialized training with an aesthetic fellowship at the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Institute in Laguna Beach. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University.