About David E. Kim, MD
David E. Kim, MD practices in Beverly Hills at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kim was invited to join RealSelf in 2011, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 14 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
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Posted by Los Angeles7298
dr. uses good judgement base on your anatomy. he cares about his patients and give u his honest opinion base on ur expectations.
Posted by msjenkay
He informs you and listens to your concerns. Follows up with you constantly to make sure your results are perfect. He's persistent about you following the rules and his instructions so that you get what you paid for.
Posted by LaDolceVita
He is board certified. He did an excellent job - I have fantastic breasts. He has lots of before and after surgery pictures on his website (I am leery of surgeons who have only a few pics or none). I was referred by my girlfriend who had implants fixed after one implant fell down from another surgeon. His repair work on my friend was great - she has fantastic breasts as well. They provide excellent aftercare instructions and education.
Posted by History of Mystery
I liked him a lot. He's incredibly realistic and I respect him for being so upfront and honest. Maybe a little too upfront and honest. He explained the risk and complications, blah blah blah and showed me a few silicone implants. He also mentioned that I'll have more surgeries ahead of me if I do decide to get the breast augmentation. He actually examines your breast not like other surgeons who just take a quick peak and say, "oh wow, your breast are still perky after 2 kids" I found him on this site because I clicked on a few photos that looked like natural breast and it was all linked to him. The photos are proof that he does a great job. His photos on his website are all consistent with each other ... I mean they all have the same look. This is important because it says he uses the same technique every time he does the surgery. ( breast aug) When I was at his office, a girl that just had her breast done was there complaining of capsular contraction. He prescribed her medication to relieve it. And at the the time, my husband and I were not on the same eye level. He walked out of the room because he didn't agree with me having the operation. I saw the girl again in the elevator. She said that I should get my breast done because it was worth it.. Even having her minor capsular contraction. These are the things that complicate my decision.
Posted by Ellen F
Dr. Kim is an artist, where most surgeons are not. Do not ask an artist, any artist, to explain the alchemy of his artistry to you, because he won’t be able to do it. If he could explain it in words, likely is the case that more doctors would understand and do the same thing in order to achieve his kind of results. His method seems to be that you must convince him that you trust him, and that you are willing to leave the artistry to him. If you have too much described an image of how your results ‘must’ look, you will likely find yourself looking for a new surgeon, because he knows that likely is the case, you have chosen wrongly (in terms of size or placement), and will be dissatisfied with the results that you yourself have insisted upon. Believe me, he knows best. Look at his results!
Posted by LavishJones
Grace, Angel, and the other girls who work at the front are fabulous and made me feel immediately comfortable. Their staff does not have a snobby, beverly hills vibe like other offices I went to. If I'm spending this much money on a procedure, you would think all doctors would a have friendly staff..but unfortunately that wasn't the case.
Posted by ix3boobies
I think if I am going to do anything with my body, I would want the best skilled surgeon to do it. I choose Dr.Kim for that reason. I did a lot of research on him and his work, and he seemed to be one of the surgeons who were proud enough of their work to show numerous pictures. It seems like he treats each of his patients like a masterpiece, with care, to get really good looking breasts. I only found one other surgeon i thought was equally as good. but i choose dr. Kim because i felt like he knew what i wanted more and what i was more concerned of--looking fake and my cleavage line being too far apart. I must admit he wasn't very personable at our consult, but he was informative. He does his consult on your anatomy and what you're looking for. He didn't seem like he was trying to sell himself really, but that's a good thing because it means he's just professional. plus, I hate it when people try to sell me stuff. And choosing a surgeon should be because the surgeon is good and qualified, not because you like their personality. not saying he has a horrible one, it just seems like he doesnt care if you like him, and doesnt feel the need to make you like him; like those smart kids you know that don't really care to make friends with you (if that makes sense); so some of his answers, or the way it sounds, or the way he talks, just sound kind of like he's answering a ridiculous question. but for a doctor, I feel like he is pretty young, but he is definitely good at what he does. I am sure he worked harm to get where he is. And he's pretty good looking for a doctor. if i could go back in time, i would become some kind of surgeon. probably an orthodontist though because i like teeth, and people need their wisdom teeth pulled out! Doesn't sound as hard as the other procedures, but it probably is since there's lots of nerves connected to mouth and brain? Idk. The consult time wait was quite a while though, probably 30 mins; he consult actual time wasn't that long, probably 10 mins. Anyway, he really cares about your results, so expect to have a lot of post-op visits after surgery. I think I saw him 3 times in the 2 weeks after surgery, and i am going to see him when it's my 1 month, next week. So far I love my boobs--they look so real!! :D i really hope they look even better or stay the same.
Posted by Minibear
Dr Kim did an awesome job. He is talented, skilled and experienced. This is what I wanted for years and it's so important I just wanted to have the best doctor to do this for me. I just showed him the final results I wanted and he delivered great results. His coordinator June is also an amazingly sweet woman that she took so much time to give me all the infor I needed and answered all my questions. I felt very much in good hands before my surgery and very satisfied with my results.
Posted by Adilia
i had a breast augmentation done with doctor kim when i went to my consultation he explained the procedure and answered all my questions i had. His staff was amazing they made me feel welcomed. I would totally recommend doctor Kim to anyone. He listens to you and he also gives you his honest opinion not like other doctors that say things that they thing u want to hear.Im happy 100%. Totally worth every penny :)
Posted by ChristineM
Somehow I came upon several of Dr. Kim's YouTube videos on his breast augmentation work. I was impressed with the results and continued to do thorough research on him and his work. The more I looked into his breast augmentation work, the more I was pleased with the findings. I was convinced that he might be the right doctor for me. Soon after, I scheduled my first and only consultation with Dr. Kim. He was very professional. Based on my experience, I can't say he is the warm and friendly type of doctor, but I did not mind as I was not there based on his character value. I wanted a plastic surgeon who was professional, skilled, and would deliver top of the line results. After my consultation, I was entirely convinced that Dr. Kim could do all that I wanted and create a look I had only ever dreamed about. I can truly understand why Dr. Kim receives rave reviews and can testify for myself that he really is brilliant with breast augmentations! Thank you Dr. Kim and entire staff!
Posted by mii2
I researched plenty of doctors from all over the area but ultimately decided on Dr Kim. This is saying a lot since I traveled all the way from San Jose, CA and took a plane several times to see him. Dr Kim has tons of photos on his website which is what persuaded me. Not only does he have plenty of before and after photos, the after photos are true pieces of art. In terms of the actual procedure and the results, I am pleased. If I could change one thing, it would be size. Then again, I told the Dr "as full as a C without looking fat". That being said, I think the results are natural and beautiful. If I had to do it all over again, it would and I would do it with Dr Kim. More so, my nurse Shirely was great. Thanks Dr Kim and team! =)
Posted by a.bone4488
Off his amazing photos I picked him
Posted by Mrs.Andre
I found him on Yelp, and the before and after pictures he had were very encouraging. The office as a whole is very warm, professional, and thorough. Highly recommended, this surgeon is a perfectionist with immeasurable talent. Thanks Dr. Kim!!!
Posted by Angel823
Dr. Kim was great. I always wanted to get my boobs done for many years and done tones of research on who I should decide on to be my surgeon. Dr. Kim was actually my first consultation and I knew right after the consultation he was going to be the one to get the work done. Few of my friends also recommended me to him, and they look great. He also has a lot of before and after pictures on his website and they all look really good. I would recommend anyone who's trying to get a breast augmentation to go to him. He's a little on the expensive side, but he makes you look natural, you won't regret.
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Posted by Shoes007
I traveled out of state to see Dr. Kim and had breast aug performed via TUBA (belly button) method. I decided to go with Dr. Kim because of the amazing pictures on his website-there are hundreds! My results look AMAZING. I am so glad I chose to go with the best. His work is incredible. The trip was so worth it. So happy. :)
Posted by blazablaze04
Dr. Kim did my rhinoplasty in 2009 and I couldn't be happier. When I was doing research on plastic surgeons I came across his site and emailed him expecting a response several days later. He responded within 20 minutes and answered all my questions. When I met him in person I could tell he was a perfectionist which is a good thing when it comes to plastic surgeons. He was very down to earth and spent a lot of time answering my questions and explaining the procedure. I knew right away he was the one for me.
Posted by Happy Dappy
He is an extremely talented surgeon. His main procedures according to his staff are rhinoplasty's and breast augmentations. He is an extremely sweet guy who is very experienced and artistic. His staff is also amazing the nurses, Shirely, Alania, and Theresa were so kind and helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. David Kim to anyone who wants a gentle, methodical, experienced breast augmentation surgeon. He is also very sought after! He had six surgeries the day I got my breasts done, so you know he must be doing something right!
Treatments offered at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery
Education / Training
Medical: University of Illinois at Chicago 1993
General Surgery, Mt Sinai Hospital, 1997
Plastic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, 1999