David W. Kim, MD

David W. Kim, MD

Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5.0 stars from 24 reviews
55 Francisco Street, #705
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Specials and Deals

  • Offer $25 off surgical consultation- Mention RealSelf
  • Offer IPL Photofacial (SR/SRA) Treatment Special

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San Francisco Rhinoplasty Consultation - San Francisco, CA

Dr. Kim and his staff are the most professional group of people I've met throughout the process of looking for a Plastic Surgeon. I visited Dr. Kim for a rhinoplasty consultation several weeks ago. And from my initial phone call to arriving at the office, his staff was warm, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. Dr. Kim really listened to what I had to say, and really seemed to understand my cosmetic goals - and showed me potential before and after photos of my surgical procedure! Not only that, but the images he showed me where completely customized FOR ME! Cookie-cutter noses, no more. The changes were subtle, suited my facial structure, and were beautiful. Dr. Kim's website also had tons of photos for me to view other patients before and after images along with their incredible outcomes. I knew then and there that Dr. Kim was the perfect surgeon for me. My surgery is scheduled, and I couldn't be more excited. If you are considering a Rhinoplasty in the Bay Area - he is the only one to see.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Great Doctor, Great Result - San Francisco, CA

I did a lot of research and spoke to a friend of a friend who had surgery with Dr Kim

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty - San Francisco, CA

Dr. Kim and his staff are incredible. From the first consultation to my most recent follow up. I'm so glad I chose him for my rhinoplasty procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Septoplasty

Septoplasty--Extremely Satisfied

All around one of the best doctor/health related experiences I've had. I was referred to Dr. Kim by an ENT specialist in the financial district who said Dr. Kim was their preferred nasal surgeon and they had a number of patients who swore by him. I went in for a consultation and came away feeling comfortable about the procedure and the likely benefits. Dr. Kim's demeanor and his background at UCSF were also reassuring. From day one Dr. Kim's staff was extremely professional, courteous and accomodative. They took my information, contacted my insurance and within 24 hours had put together a detailed quote outlining the procedure and exactly how much it would cost.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Simply the BEST - San Francisco, CA

I was referred to Dr. Kim by another doctor. Upon meeting Dr. Kim, he took the time to really understand what i was looking for and offered his own ideas, which allowed us to create a vision together. I appreciated the attention to detail and professional insight. I also noticed how well-respected Dr. Kim is by his staff, as they all speak highly of him and seem happy to be working for him. Since I speak from experience, I can say that Dr. Kim is a very talented doctor, who can truly deliver amazing results.

5 out of 5 stars

Life Changing Experience - San Francisco, CA

I picked Dr. Kim based on his online reviews, his experience and his impressive academic credentials. My choice was validated when I talked to Dr. Kim in person and by his outstanding results after my surgery. I picked David Kim after my thorough analysis of online reviews and visiting numerous doctors. Dr. Kim turned out to be the best in the Bay area. I am extremely happy with the results. Dr. Kim is the only surgeons I would go to for any of my future procedures. I am impressed by his staff. Fantastic.

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision Rhinoplasty and Very Happy - San Francisco, CA

I spent a lot of time researching different doctors, reading patient reviews, viewing pictures, and decided that Dr. Kim is truly an expert in this area.

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Satisfied Patient and Well Worth the Experience - San Francisco, CA

Overall, I think Dr Kim is an excellent surgeon and I highly recommend him for any facial surgery. He is knowledgeable, meticulous, professional, and knows how to meet each patient's individual goal. The thing about surgery is that is a very big decision that shouldn't be treated lightly like walking in and getting a flu shot. With consideration of the costs and risks involved, I felt that choosing Dr Kim to improve my appearance outweighed those costs and risks. He sets reasonable expectations and I'm sure exceeds those expectations most of the time. Surgery is meant to improve our self esteems not set up unrealistic expectations and have an unhealthy pursuit of perfection. Pasted on fake appearances are the bi-product of that. I know that I was never meant to be model pretty and rarely in life, people ever are perfect. After a year of thinking over about rhinoplasty revision, I decided to choose Dr Kim and couldn't be more satisfied with that decision. In the distant future, if I feel that I should ever need anything else done like drooping eyelids due to age or get horribly disfigured due to some freak accident, I would choose Dr Kim without a dent in my conviction.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Dr. Kim is an Artist - San Francisco, CA

Internet forums and yelp. The staff was wonderful and professional. If you're going to get plastic surgery I recommend you go to the very best, especially when your face is involved. Dr. Kim is the best and you can tell right away when you meet him. His consultation was in-depth, helpful and informative. No hard sell, his work speaks for itself. To be honest for how much he's improved the way I look I think he's a good deal.

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision Rhinoplasty - San Francisco, CA

About David W. Kim, MD

David W. Kim, MD practices in San Francisco at David W. Kim, MD, Inc. as a Facial Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Kim began participating on RealSelf in 2009, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 12 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Kim has hospital affiliations at California Pacific Medical Center, UCSF, San Francisco Surgery Center, Greenbrae Surgery Center, and San Francisco General Hospital.

Consultation Fee

$125 - If you mention Realself.com get $25 dollars off your $150 consultation fee

Treatments offered at David W. Kim, MD, Inc.

Blog Posts and Articles

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 walk in not satisfied with what they see, or blurt out how unattractive or wrong they look. It breaks my heart to see some amazingly beautiful women come through who see something completely...

Maintenance with IPL * Be Proactive!*

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, dietary nutrients and retinol use are all essential when it comes to minimizing the effects of aging. What patients also don’t realize is that IPL can play...

Microneedling at Dr Kim's practice

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 be adjusted in areas where the skin requires a more aggressive approach. Patients have reported noticeable...

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 it is that you’re looking for while making sure that we take the necessary steps to ensure satisfaction. Effective communication is the key so that we can help you get...

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, peeling, redness and full results revolve over time. The more time we have prior to your event the safer it is to ensure that you...

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Education / Training

Undergraduate: BA, Stanford University, 1991
Medical: MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 1997
Internship: General Surgery, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, 1997-1998
Residency: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2002
National Institutes of Health Post-doctoral Research, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Univerity of Illinois, Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2003

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