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.


Otoplasty – Ear Plastic Surgery

Overly protruding ears can be a source of teasing and self-confidence problems for children. Through a simple operation, called otoplasty, the shape and position of the ears can be modified to create a normal appearance. As a well-known San Francisco facial plastic surgeon, Dr. David Kim is able to perform complex ear surgery in addition to rhinoplasty and other delicate procedures.

Although otoplasty is more commonly performed on children in the pre-school or early school age years, the procedure can provide significant benefit to adults with similar problems. If the patient has other abnormalities of the external ear, they can be treated at the same time as the otoplasty.

The incision for the ear surgery is made behind the ear in order to access the ear cartilage. The shape of the cartilage is changed through the placement of permanent sutures. In some cases, small sections of cartilage may need to be removed.

Otoplasty before and after

After the ear surgery a small dressing is maintained for a few days. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are typically mild and short-lived. Antibiotics and pain medicine are usually given for the first several days after surgery.

See before and after photos of otoplasty patients of Dr. David Kim.

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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

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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.”