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 […]

Is my nose broken during surgery?

Many times patients come into my office seeking nasal surgery and they are fearful that I will have to break their nasal bones.  They think this means I am going to have to break their nose and in their mind they envision me taking a big hammer and smashing the bones into several pieces.  This […]

Laser Skin Resurfacing

I am a facial plastic surgeon and many patients come into the office thinking that surgery is going to fix all of their problems and make them look younger.  So people come in looking for facelifts, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery to try and create overall rejuvenation for the face.  Sometimes what people don’t remember is that […]

Asian Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery

Asian Blepharoplasty is the common name for the procedure which is used to create a crease in the upper eyelid, usually in an Asian individual.  It is also sometimes known as double fold surgery.  It is a very common operation that I perform but conceptually it is complicated for someone not acquainted with the anatomy […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rhinoplasty – The Alar Rim Graft

The alar rim graft is a good example of a technique in rhinoplasty that allows the nose to look great. A lot of other technique are valuable in creating big changes in the tip to create that triangularity that we desire but sometimes a very small residual deformity, such as a little bit of pinching […]

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 […]

Nasal Tip Rhinoplasty and Light and Shadows

Hi this is Dr David Kim and this is another rhinoplasty video blog. Today we are going to talk about the nasal tip. We have talked before about how a triangular nasal tip will be one that shadows the best and looks most natural and aesthetic, especially in the frontal view. We have talked previously […]