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.


Upper & Lower Eyelid Surgery

San Francisco-based David W. Kim, MD, understands that the eyes and surrounding areas create a strong first impression. As it is said, “The eyes are the windows of the soul”. The eyes are indeed an important focal point for most face-to-face interactions. It is no wonder that we place emphasis on ensuring that our eyes look attractive.

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is the procedure that improves the aging appearance of the eyelids. It may be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids to remove excess skin and protruding fat. As with the other facial cosmetic surgery procedures, in performing a blepharoplasty, David W. Kim, MD strongly believes that, beautiful eyes look natural: A thoughtful, precise, and conservative approach to eyelid surgery yields the best results. Signs of a “surgical” appearance, such as hollowed eyes, over-elevated brows, or distorted eye shape should be avoided at all costs.

Dr. Kim recognizes that everyone’s eyes are different and surgery should be tailored to match one’s anatomy and other facial features. A “cookie-cutter” approach may result in an artificial appearance for some patients. Whether performing eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty or facelift, he takes a personalized approach to patient care. A customized approach will lead to superior results. Read about Dr. Kim’s breakthrough study on beauty.

By avoiding the excessive removal of tissue, Dr. Kim is able to decrease the risk of complications or an unnatural “wide-eyed” or hollowed appearance after eyelid surgery. Because the incisions are made in natural skin folds of the eyelids or on the undersurface of the eyelids, they are effectively unnoticeable after healing.

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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.”