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 […]

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 […]