Choosing the “right” filler

“With so many fillers out there these days, how do I decide which one is right for me?” I hear this question frequently from new patients, and find that they can get a bit bogged down by the sheer number of choices. To make matters worse, filler advertisements can be vague and/or misleading, while online […]

Selecting a surgeon, selecting a patient – It’s a two-way street

Most everyone will agree that a prospective patient should do some research to vet the qualifications and background of a physician before entrusting that person to their medical care.  This is especially important with complicated surgery, such as rhinoplasty, in which the margins are small and the techniques nuanced and intricate.  Patient who do their […]

Rhinoplasty Alar Base Reduction: A Tale of Two Patients

One day a few weeks ago, I performed 2 rhinoplasties back to back on two very different patients.  One was an Asian woman in her late 60’s and the other a young Latino man in his early 20’s.  As you can imagine, their noses were quite different from one another, but they did share a […]

Rhinoplasty – The Nasoseptal L Strut

The nasoseptal L Strut is the foundation of aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty. The septum serves as the foundation of the nose and has many implications in rhinoplasty. The septum is at the top of the architectrual hierarchy of the nose. Where the septum goes, so goes the nose. Dr. Kim uses photos and detailed explanation […]

The Case of Nasal Reconstruction After A Dog Bite

Dr. David Kim walks through a case study of a woman who was a victim of a dog bite on her nose. His strategy was to use a combination of skin excision and cartilage graphic. The skin on the bridge of the nose was removed in an elliptical manner in order to reduce the height […]

Reducing The Over-Projected Nasal Tip

This is Dr David W Kim and today’s rhinoplasty video blog is about one method to reduce the over projected tip. Projection usually refers to how much a tip sticks out from the nose in a horizontal direction. One of the most common techniques is to free up the tip cartilages and set them back […]

The Interface of Form and Function in Tip Rhinoplasty

Today’s rhinoplasty video blog is about the lateral wall of the nasal tip. That refers to the area just above the nostril. This is an area that is both important for appearance and function of the nose. Rhinoplasty is obviously an operation where we want to preserve function while improving appearance. Nowhere in the nose […]

Rhinoplasty and Ear Cartilage

Rhinoplasty can sometimes involve the use of ear cartilage. In this video Dr. David Kim describes the use of ear cartilage in rhinoplasty and discusses the safety concerns of patients. After you watch be sure and leave a comment or a question.

Rhinoplasty with Rib Cartilage Explained

Learn how rib cartilage can be used in rhinoplasty to create a strong and beautiful nose. After watching the video please leave us a comment or question below. We love hearing from you and we will answer all questions.