Beauty is Dr. Gabriel Chiu’s business. The cosmetic surgeon is the face behind Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc., one of the most renowned and respected surgery practices in the world. While he’s working on physically making the world a more beautiful place, the good doctor also works on harnessing his inner beauty. He, along with wife Christine, is a noted philanthropist, supporting such charities as the John Wayne Cancer Institute, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, GenArt, Project Angel Food, Cedars Sinai, the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis and P.S. Arts. She and her husband also support a variety of cultural institutions from LACMA to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Here is a day in the life of the busy Dr. Chiu, whose truly beautiful typical day includes Ferraris, champagne, Yves Saint Laurent and Wolfgang Puck.
5 AM I start the day with a quick workout in my home gym with my personal trainer. Morning workouts get your enzymes going so that you’re burning fat all day long.
6 AM I grab a handful of homemade granola and rehydrate with some fresh coconut water before hopping in the shower. Jack Black makes a great shave gel.
6:45AM My Ferrari roars to life to take me to work.
7 AM I scrub into surgery. On today’s menu: a nose, two pairs of breasts and highdefinition abdominal liposuction. No case is ever the same, and I love challenges. Noon I have a quick lunch with the wife and publicists at Bouchon to discuss upcoming engagements and press opportunities.
1 PM I’m in the office having a power meeting with the staff to instruct on the new Stem Cell Banking program. I sneak in a quick phone interview with HLN about new trends in male plastic surgery.
2 PM I see a couple of follow-up patients, and they love their newly sculpted bodies and younger faces. Their husbands high-five me.
3 PM I perform a non-surgical facelift, using Perlane to volumize the cheeks, Juvederm to fill in the nasolabial folds, and Dysport to lift the brows. In 30 minutes, I’ve removed ten years off of my patient’s face. Two more Botox appointments follow this.
4 PM Yves Saint Laurent’s tailor stops by to fit me for a newly purchased black single- breasted suit with peaked lapels. Tom Ford drops off a bespoke tux for an upcoming charity gala.
5 PM Christine and I walk across the street to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to attend the Montblanc Press Lounge and pre- Oscars beauty events.
6 PM I race home to get dressed for the night’s events. I change out of my comfortable microfiber scrubs and sneakers and into a Kiton black Houndstooth suit and a pair of black Saint Laurent dress shoes. My watch of the evening is a limited-edition platinum IWC F.A. Jones skeleton watch (No. 38 of 50). I slip on some custom David Yurman diamond cufflinks and a matching diamond band. With just a spray of Chanel Blue, I am ready to go.
7 PM Christine (in a Dolce&Gabbana dress and Russian lynx coat) and I mingle with friends at the QVC party at the Four Seasons, before heading over to the Emerson Theater where the OK! magazine pre-Oscars party is held. Red carpet, celebs, champagne…
9 PM The last stop of the evening is a dinner meeting with visiting VPs of Skin- Ceuticals at Spago in Beverly Hills. I bump into my designer friend Lloyd Klein, who happens to be celebrating his birthday with Natalie Cole and AnnaLynne McCord. Wolfgang Puck stops by to chat, while Barbara Lazaroff charms our guests.
11PM: I say a nightly prayer and then it’s lights out!