Badly Done Eyelid Surgery- Had to Do a Revision Surgery That Took 4 Hours - Los Angeles, CA

I underwent the Asian double eyelid surgery at Dr...

I underwent the Asian double eyelid surgery at Dr Kenneth Kim. I will not go into all the details about his pre consultation and the lack of communication. The complaints in other reviews about Dr Kim not going through the details of the eyelid shape design during pre-surgery meeting is all true. I had thought he would do a decent job based on his credentials and the before and after photos on his website but now I am not even sure if those photos are his patients or ones he got from Dream Medical Center in Korea which he is associated with.

To put it simply my eyes came out completely two different sizes with one side being an infold and the other side an out fold. Also the the bigger eyelid he created was not even a smooth arch but more of a rectangular shape above the eye. It took over 6 months for the eyes to look somewhat acceptable but every time I see a photo of myself with the weird eyelid I cringed.

He also tried to pull my lid up without consulting me and my eyes resulted in being slightly flipped. It got better after 6 months but still even with a lot of camouflaging with eyeliner you can see them.

Finally I decided to go through a revision surgery in Korea by one of the top eyelid revision surgeon. It look him about 4 hours of surgery (!!!) to correct the eyelid sizes to even them out and to correct the flipped eye.

Now at 10 days after the surgery I am so happy with the result. With the initial surgery with Dr Kenneth Kim I looked horrendous for over 2 months where I could not go out with a glasses to hide my eyes. With the revision surgery I am already out and about with a light make up on only 10 days after the surgery. So much difference!

PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I MADE AND DO YOUR DOUBLE EYELID SURGERY WITH DR KENNETH KIM!! FIND A DOCTOR WHO WILL LISTEN TO YOU AND CONSULT WITH YOU IN DESIGNING YOUR EYES. BE VOCAL ABOUT WHAT YOU NEED. AND IF YOU CAN GO TO KOREA THAT'S WHERE YOU SHOULD GET IT DONE IDEALLY AFTER SOME RESEARCH.
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
2 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
3 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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Comments (4)

So glad you posted your experience. He was one of 5 doctors I researched. I have not had my initial consultation but also wanted to be diplomatic when reading the reviews.
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May I ask who is your doctor in Korea? Name and address please! Thanks
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It was at DuHan Plastic Surgery in Gangnam, Seoul. Here is their webpage regarding eyelid resurgery. http://www.duhans.com/v2/htm/clinic_01_01.php I went with him based on his experience and his before and after photos which were abundant on the website and even more example photos at the clinic. It looks like the webpage is in Korean, so hope you can read Korean or have someone translate for you..
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Thanks so much for sharing your story, I'm sorry you had such a negative experience initially but am glad your revision surgery went well.

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