Dr. Paul Chugay

Born in Santa Ana California and raised in Newport Beach, Paul loves helping people and making them feel beautiful. With an artistic plastic surgeon as his father and an aspiring model as his mother; Paul’s entry into the field of cosmetic surgery seemed the natural choice.

Working tirelessly to learn everything he could, Paul completed his undergraduate career at the University of California San Diego. After graduating with a bachelor of science in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience, Dr. Chugay began his medical career in Guadalajara, Mexico then completed his medical education in New York City, while attending Ross University.

Following an internship in general surgery in Virginia, Paul traveled to Stamford, Connecticut to complete his general surgical training. He then traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma to complete his training in full body cosmetic surgery, performing over 1200 cases while in his fellowship program.  Paul is married to his lovely wife, Tonya, and has two sons, Thomas and Nikolas.

Dr. Paul Chugay is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Chugay’s interests include total body reconstruction following bariatric surgery, breast augmentation, and breast reconstruction.

Education &



September 1997-May 2001

  • Undergraduate Education
    University of California San Diego
    San Diego, California
    Degree: B.S. Animal Physiology & Neuroscience

September 2001- June 2003

  • Basic Sciences Education
    Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

June 2003 – May 2005

  • Clinical Sciences Education
    Ross University
    Dominca, West Indies

May 2005

  • Medical Doctorate
    Ross University


July 2005 – June 2006

  • Preliminary Year General Surgery
    Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia
    Chairman: Dr. Stephen ReMine
    Department of Surgery

July 2006 – July 2011

  • Categorical General Surgery Residency
    Resident, PGY-V
    Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Connecticut
    Chairman: Dr. Timothy Hall
    Department of Surgery


July 2011 – June 2012

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
    Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship
    Tulsa Surgical Arts, Tulsa, Oklahoma


American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

American College of Surgeons

American Medical Association