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.


Male Rhinoplasty

About 25 percent of the rhinoplasties Dr. Kim performs are on men. Many plastic surgeons choose not to perform male rhinoplasty as they believe the male patient to be more likely to be dissatisfied with surgery. This may be due to the fact that some surgeons use very similar techniques for different types of patients. If that is the case and a surgeon follows a traditional “reduction” approach to a male nose, in which the bridge is lowered and the tip is lifted and narrowed, there may be a tendency to feminize a male nose. Dr. Kim believes the male nose must be approached with sensitivity to masculine traits that look most natural on a man. The bridge should remain higher compared to a female nose with the ideal contour to be straight or even slightly convex. The tip should not angle too high and stay fairly horizontal or slightly above as it projects from the upper lip. And the nose in general should not be too narrowed or pinched. Within these guidelines, Dr. Kim will adjust his plan based on his patient’s unique features and goals, but always with the natural male aesthetic in mind.

To learn more about male rhinoplasty or the other facial plastic surgery procedures available, contact us at (415) 773-0800 and our staff will be happy to address any of your questions or concerns.

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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.”