Dr. David W. Kim in San Francisco is an internationally acclaimed Facial Plastic Surgeon who uses advanced techniques and procedures that are the safest and most successful.


Facial Plastic Surgeon San Francisco – Dr. David W. Kim

Enhancing Your Natural Appearance with Advanced Plastic Surgery

Choose a Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. David W. Kim is an expert facial plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck. In addition to rhinoplasty, Dr. Kim’s top cosmetic procedures include facelift, necklift, eyelid surgery, browlift, and otoplasty.

Dr. Kim believes strongly in natural beauty. He realizes your face is unique and firmly believes that aesthetic enhancements should be in harmony with your individual features. Treatment should not result in a face that looks “done,” rather one that appears natural yet is improved.

You also want to choose a facial plastic surgeon with whom you can communicate. One who understands your needs and the results you seek. One whose philosophy about plastic surgery is in line with your own.

Dr. Kim and his staff pride themselves on being honest and caring practitioners who listen and are approachable. As a patient, you can expect expert care delivered in a professional and compassionate manner.


While rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is commonly known, most people don’t realize it is the most complex of facial plastic surgeries. The nose’s three-dimensional structure, its tremendous variability in shape, and its role as a breathing organ, all make nose surgery especially challenging.

Through research, teaching, and performing thousands of nasal surgeries, many of them corrections of others’ work, Dr. Kim has achieved international professional acclaim for his expertise in this complicated surgery called rhinoplasty.


Dr. David W. Kim is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is also a Fellow of The American College Of Surgeons (FACS). Contact Dr. Kim’s office today at 415-773-0800 and schedule your facial plastic surgery consultation.

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Dr. Kim has written more than 50 scientific articles and has over 50 international presentations and courses instructed to his credit.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

"After seeing two doctors, I was referred to Dr. Kim for a lump on my nose and difficult breathing. Dr. Kim was concerned about the lump on my nose and thought it might be cancer. Once he started surgery, Dr. Kim discovered the implant was infected and there was great difficulty on the revision of my nose."

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Why Dr. Kim Chose The Medical Field?

Dr. Kim's Philosophy On Beauty

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I Was Not Nervous

I Can Breathe Again

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Testimonial – Vanessa

Testimonial – Wanda

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Breathing Is Not Always Easy

Have You Seen It All?

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How Do You Keep Up With New Tech?

How Do You Treat Your Patients?

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How Much Downtime To Expect?

Many People Want Subtlety

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Millions Of People Can't Breathe

Most Drastic Example?

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People Should Be Treated Well

Reconciling Vision To Make People Happy

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Results Should Reflect Individual Desires

Talk About Philosophy On Beauty

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Talk About Your Personal Approach

The Asian Eye

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The Goal Is To Make Someone Happy

Transformation And Rejuvination

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What Do You Say To Someone Afraid Of Surgery?

Why Dr. Kim Got Into Surgery

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Dr. Kim's Professional Background

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Media Appearances

Thanks to his expertise, Dr. Kim has made numerous appearances on television, radio, in print publications and at professional conferences. He’s written and talked about topics ranging from mommy makeover to rhinoplasty to skin cancer removal. Please browse through Dr. Kim’s media coverage, which includes his groundbreaking “Study on Beauty.”