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.


Asian Eyelid Surgery

Although Dr. Kim performs blepharoplasty for patients of many ethnicities and nationalities, upper eyelid surgery for the Asian patient often requires that he take a different approach. For many Asians, the upper eyelids are anatomically different from non-Asian people. Specifically, the upper eyelid skin may not form a crease in the upper eyelid of some Asians. In other Asian patients, the crease may be present but may be incompletely formed or lower than their non-Asian counterparts.

Video: San Francisco Asian Eyelid Surgery

San Francisco plastic surgeon David W. Kim, M.D. discusses Asian blepharoplasty surgery.

For these patients, Dr. Kim is able to surgically create or deepen the upper eye-lid crease, creating a more open, attractive appearance to the eyes. Dr. Kim believes these operations should not result in “Westernization” of the eyes. That is, the result of such surgeries should not lead to a crease that is as high and deep as seen in Caucasian eyes. Rather, a subtle, low crease can create a more elegant, yet natural appearance that is still fitting with the patient’s overall ethnic features. Dr. Kim applies this philosophy of beauty for all his procedures including rhinoplasty, facelift surgery and otoplasty.

Asian Eyelid Surgery before and after

David W. Kim, MD, of San Francisco, is well known for his expertise in blepharoplasty surgery of the Asian patient. He has written on the topic and was recently appointed to be the guest editor of the Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Surgery of the Asian Face edition. His philosophy about cosmetic facial surgery for Asian patients is encapsulated in his opening remarks in this publication.

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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.”