Q: FAT TRANSFER vs SCULPTRA I am a 43-year-old triathlete looking to replenish volume to my face. After consulting with several plastic surgeons, most recommended fat transfer and one recommended Sculptra. I am hesitant to have fat transfer because of its unpredictability, high cost, and the fact I don’t seem to retain fat very well […]
Dr. Kim’s thoughts on how his view of his role as a facial plastic surgeon has changed over the years.
The past: Early in my career I thought that being a plastic surgeon was all about making people look better. Face-lifts, nose jobs, cosmetic office procedures—I viewed these as tools to enhance a patient’s beauty. After having had the privilege of treating thousands of patients, my views on this have shifted quite a bit. In […]
A patients asked me the question, “Is there a non-surgical face lift that works?” I am in my early 50s with drooping facial features. I pray that someone tells me that a non surgery face lift is available — alternative that doesn’t require going through lots of recovery. Maybe I can get away with treating […]
Recently, I was asked the question, “I am having rhinoplasty surgery, and I don’t know whether I should tell my friends and family about it. I’m afraid they will think I’m vain or judge me for having it done. What do you think? Should I tell?” My answer to her is this…. If you don’t […]