Aesthetic Values

Too often in the world of plastic surgery, results look fake. Although mistakes in technique may lead to such problems, the most common cause is a judgment issue in which the surgeon (sometimes with the blessing of the patient) intentionally creates a change which is not natural or fitting with the individual’s features. These problems can be avoided if the cosmetic surgeon adheres to a core set of aesthetic values.

Dr. David Kim’s aesthetic values center on natural beauty and vitality. He strongly believes that the best results are those which look like they organically fit on an individual’s face, that the patient could have been born with those features. A huge advantage of this value system is that Dr. Kim can work within a range of potential outcomes, rather than being held to narrow aesthetic constraints. Conventional plastic surgery teachings utilize specific measurements and angles between landmarks in the face to guide planning. Dr. Kim believes that the human face should not be held to such rigid metrics. He believes that the ideal outcome for any individual should consider the unique attributes of the individual based on their anatomy, ethnicity and family features. In addition, individual patient preferences are weighed carefully to create the final plan for any given treatment.

In order to create customized aesthetic goals, Dr. Kim approaches each patient in a two-way conversational style consultation. Each consult is different and tailored to each individual’s needs and priorities. State-of-the-art 2D and 3D digital imaging and computer morphing software are used to fine-tune the plan based on the discussion. Dr. Kim believes that listening and dialogue is critical for him to understand what is at the core of each of his patient’s wishes and therefore be most able to help them.

To reserve your initial consultation please call (415) 773-0800 and our staff will be more than happy to assist you.