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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Dr. David Kim on the Susan Sikora showSee Dr. David Kim on the Susan Sikora show discussing new concepts of facial beauty and the impact of facial cosmetic surgery for prospective job-seekers.

David W. Kim, MD discusses his breakthrough study on beauty on KRON TV Weekend ShowSan Francisco plastic surgeon David W. Kim, MD discusses his breakthrough study on beauty on KRON TV Weekend Show.


Dr. David W. Kim featured on Discovery Health ChannelDr. David W. Kim featured on Discovery Health Channel – see the before and after of repairing the hole left in a patient’s nose after having basal cell skin cancer removed.


David Kim, MD on KRON TV's "Best of the Bay.David Kim, MD facial plastic surgery practice featured on KRON TV’s “Best of the Bay.” (Filmed when Dr. Kim’s office was still at UCSF)


Dr. David Kim interviewed on KCBS radioDr. David Kim interviewed on KCBS radio about young mothers having plastic surgery, so-called “Mommy Makeover’s.


Dr. David Kim interviewed on KCBS radioDr. David Kim interviewed on KCBS radio about the increase in interest in having plastic surgery procedures done.



WmagazineRising rhinoplasty star David W. Kim, a San Francisco surgeon, attracts tech titans, West Coast socials, and other highfliers with his technical virtuosity and conservative approach (ski jumps, after all, are so 20 years ago). “A good rhinoplasty looks like you were born with it,” he says.  Read the article.


NewBeauty MagazineDr. David W. Kim was published in the Spring / Summer 2013 edition of NewBeauty magazine.
See Dr. Kim’s profile on NewBeauty.com.


NewBeauty magazineDr. David W. Kim is featured in the Spring / Summer 2011 edition of NewBeauty magazine. Click here to read the feature (as a PDF file). The article focuses on his expertise in rhinoplasty.
See Dr. Kim’s profile on NewBeauty.com.

Patient's Choice AwardDr. David Kim earns Patient’s Choice Award second year in a row!
“Your patients have selected you, Dr. Kim, for the Patients’ Choice Award for 2009… Your patients have taken the time to compliment you in areas such as: your bedside manner, the amount of time you spend with them, the courtesy of your staff, appropriate follow-up, and their overall opinion of you as a physician. Quite simply, you are one of the best!”

Plastic Surgery Practice magazineDr. Kim’s article, “Ethnic Rhinoplasty Pearls,” published in Plastic Surgery Practice magazine. It highlights the variations of nasal form that have to be taken into account for patients of different ethnic backgrounds.

Best DoctorsDavid Kim, MD, selected for inclusion in Best Doctors by his peers. Best Doctors is an international compendium of the most respected doctors in their specialties, around the world.

Dubai Rhinoplasty SymposiumDavid Kim, MD, is the scientific course director for the inaugural Dubai Rhinoplasty Symposium, Dec. 3 – 5, 2009.
Read the news release.
Visit the Symposium Web site.

Marquis Who's Who in AmericaDr. David Kim listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America. He will be included in the 2010 edition.

Marin Independent Journal – Kim featured in article on “America’s quest for perfection.”

Dr. Kim’s Groundbreaking Study on Beauty seen on:

Yahoo News
Google News
Cosmetic Surgery
Mercury News

Archives Facial Plastic SurgeryRead the article about Dr. Kim’s Study on Beauty in its entirety.


AAO-HNS Honor AwardDavid W. Kim, MD Receives AAO-HNS Honor Award

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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.”