Changing the Face Shape

Beauty ideals change over time and vary across cultures. There is the “Golden Ratio” that we often hear which states the closer you are to it, the more beautiful you are. Beauty is not a perfect science and may not necessarily have to be explained by science or a formula. We have patients who come […]

You Are As Beautiful As You Feel

We are so blessed to have amazing, beautiful, warm hearted patients in our practice. It is a true blessing to be able to assist patients in making them look better and feel better about themselves. What really surprises me at times is how hard some of us can be on ourselves. I see gorgeous patients […]

Give Me Time To Heal

Our practice is dedicated to supporting patients and we get so excited before big events. Priority is to ensure that you look your best for that special event such as weddings, engagement photos, birthday parties and anniversary celebrations!…….so please allow yourself the time to heal! Some of our procedures can cause downtime or potential bruising, […]

Building a Relationship with Your Practitioner: Communication!

Our office believes in balance and harmony when it comes to your non-surgical treatment results. We value your goals and aesthetic outcomes just as much as safety and patient satisfaction. When you come in to our office and have a consultation or even a follow up appointment, it is important for us to understand what […]

Micro Needling Treatment

Micro needling is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that triggers collagen production.  Topical numbing cream is applied to keep the patient comfortable and the treatment has been very well tolerated by our patients. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury.  Each treatment is personalized and the depth can […]

Maintenance with IPL * Be Proactive!*

Patients come to our office with various concerns and hope that we have one or two treatment solutions for them. In reality, patients have a lot of say with how much prevention they can take part in their aging and skin is the #1 area that the rest of the world sees first. Sunscreen, water, […]

Perfectionism in the Rhinoplasty Patient: A Barrier to Satisfaction

“I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.”  – Michael J. Fox I can’t create a perfect nose.  This may seem obvious, but I still state this clearly to every rhinoplasty patient who comes to see me for consultation.  I do this because it is […]

Reflections of a Board Examiner

About 6 years ago I made a promise to myself that I would try to engage only in activities, personal or professional, which I thought were enjoyable, meaningful, or both.  At that time in my life I found myself stretched thin professionally and academically and I was reassessing what was important to me.  This shift […]

Pre & Post Rhinoplasty

At your initial rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. David W. Kim will carefully assess your anatomy, prior medical history and individual goals while customizing the nose to compliment you as an individual. He will determine the most appropriate methods for the procedure while incorporating your wishes within the structural plan. Dr. David W. Kim’s goal is to […]

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 […]