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.

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Choosing the “right” filler

“With so many fillers out there these days, how do I decide which one is right for me?” I hear this question frequently from new patients, and find that they can get a bit bogged down by the sheer number of choices. To make matters worse, filler advertisements can be vague and/or misleading, while online […]

What make a nose look natural?

I firmly believe that successful rhinoplasty should result in a nose which looks like it belongs on one’s face—a nose which that person could have been born with.  This does not mean that every outcome must result in the same shape.  In fact, noses of a variety of shapes and sizes can look attractive and […]

Rhinoplasty: Structure and Surface

One of the biggest challenges of rhinoplasty is the complex three dimensional nature of the nose.  A natural, attractive nose is a soft, rounded, triangular pyramid which should reside in the center of the face.  Symmetry, smoothness, and a rounded triangular shape are the outcomes surgeons generally strive for with surgery.  The problem is that […]

Rhinoplasty in the age of the Digital Social Identity

In the past few years, I’ve noticed an increasing concern among many patients about how they look in photographs. In some cases, young patients in particular seem more concerned about their appearance in photos than how they look in person.   This is not surprising, given how easily photos are now taken and shared.  Also, with […]

Looking Great Without Looking “Done”

One of the most frequent concerns that new patients express to me during our initial consultation is, “I want to look natural. I’m really scared I’ll look like I’ve had something done.” This concern, though understandably a source of anxiety for my patients, is actually music to my ears! Let me explain what I mean: […]

Changing the Face Shape

Beauty ideals change over time and vary across cultures. There is the “Golden Ratio” that we often hear which states the closer you are to it, the more beautiful you are. Beauty is not a perfect science and may not necessarily have to be explained by science or a formula. We have patients who come […]

You Are As Beautiful As You Feel

We are so blessed to have amazing, beautiful, warm hearted patients in our practice. It is a true blessing to be able to assist patients in making them look better and feel better about themselves. What really surprises me at times is how hard some of us can be on ourselves. I see gorgeous patients […]

Give Me Time To Heal

Our practice is dedicated to supporting patients and we get so excited before big events. Priority is to ensure that you look your best for that special event such as weddings, engagement photos, birthday parties and anniversary celebrations!…….so please allow yourself the time to heal! Some of our procedures can cause downtime or potential bruising, […]

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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.”