Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
436 N. Bedford Drive, Suite 305
Beverly Hills, California 90210 US
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"He's a highly skilled surgeon with a great eye and judgment when it comes to selecting the size that will get you the results you want, and he exceeded my high hopes...." "I had beautiful boobs to begin with and I am somewhat of a perfectionist and very picky so for me to be this happy, says a lot." "I can truly understand why Dr. Kim receives rave reviews and can testify for myself that he really is brilliant with breast augmentations!"

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

24 Yr Old, No Kids, 500/550 Ccs Silicone - Beverly Hills, CA

I been preparing for my ba for a long time so I read a lot of reviews in advance. I prepared myself for what others were saying about him being cold and what not, but I thought the interaction was great. I even saw him smile a couple times which definitely warmed things up. I am usually a person that gets nervous but I didn't feel that way when I talked to him. He knows what he is talking about and so I completely trusted him. He pretty much answered all my questions before I even got to ask anything which was great. I had seen his work so I knew I was in great hands. He is extremely busy so you might not get that much time with him but what you get is enough. He is also very good at responding to emails. I would get a response that same day or the the next day depending on the time I sent it. He doesn't leave you with any doubts and I am extremely happy that he's my ps.

5 out of 5 stars Mentor Breast Implants

Natural full breasts Mentor 375cc Mod Plus Dr David Kim Beverly Hills

I've been trolling the internet since I was a teenager, in hopes of securing the right and best breast surgeon I could find. I found Dr. Kim in 2005 and was immediately star struck by his personal aesthetic. Realistic-looking, full breasts, 100% of the time. Especially with social media and reality TV, the public is bombarded with names of "celebrity," "Hollywood," "plastic surgeon to the stars," surgeons. We all have incredible access to information that didn't exist, even 5 years ago. There are so many surgeons with incredibly impressive curriculum vitae, and years of extensive training and experience. While qualification is most important, there's no circumventing the value and influence of each individual surgeons personal aesthetics on the outcome of their patients. Dr. Kim is renowned, board certified, published; well-respected among colleagues and trusted by his patients. It is patently clear that Dr. Kim delivers consistently beautiful work. He is adept at translating patient desires. He is upfront about limitations and sets up reasonable expectations. Dr. Kim's office personnel and consultants are pleasant, polite, and clear, offering prompt service and correspondence. Dr. Kim is truly second to none.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Petite Girl, Breast Augmentation 375 Silicone HP - Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. David E Kim is a professional. He is a wonderfully skilled surgeon who exceeded my expectations! He is very polite, knowledgeable, informative, and patient. He answered all of my questions during my initial consultation, and was very patient. He has never kept me waiting longer than 5minutes. Keep in mind that the post op appointments are very short, and quick sometimes, but they don't need to be longer than what they are. If you have any questions keep them handy! He is very busy, and has appointments back to back. I think he does a great job at checking your progress over the few weeks that follow surgery to ensure that you're healing well and offers many tips and advice. Follow his advice, do your massages, and you should do well!

5 out of 5 stars Mentor Breast Implants

500cc Mentor High Profile Silicone- in Love with Them!! - Beverly Hills, CA

Dr David Kim is a true artist! I recommend him to anyone and everyone. I felt he was very quick and thorough with all my questions. He was professional and made me feel comfortable and confident in my decision to have this surgery done by him. I felt I had plenty of time with him during my appointments even though he had tons of ppl in the waiting room (he's a popular guy) he even cracked a joke while I was there, he definitely has a sense of humor. Anyways, he exceeded my expectations from day 1 and definitely think if you want amazing quality care and results that he is the doctor to see :)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

28 5'3 110lbs 350cc silicones mod +

Amazing doctor. He understands boobs period. He is ultra high end but worth every penny. Very impersonal but his time is money clearly. His countless perfect results speak for themselves, and his judgement for aesthetics is spot on. IF you want it done right the first time, dr Kim is your man.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best Boob Doctor in LA! (Trust Me, I Did my Research....) - Beverly Hills, CA

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.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Love my New Pair! - Beverly Hills, CA

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! =)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Been There, Done That.....3 Times!! - Beverly Hills, CA

I had 3 sets of breast implants and one rhinoplasty done with Dr. Kim since 2007 and I will never set foot in any other plastic surgery office. He has my business for life. In my opinion, Dr. Kim is truly an artist with the human body - and one of the best there is. He is both a caring individual and a perfectionist, which in plastic surgery, are two amazing qualities. His results also speak for themselves. Every set of Dr. Kim breasts I've ever seen have been symmetrical, balanced and beautiful. From the moment I met Dr. Kim, his expertise and artistic ability was apparent. He took the time to examine me and explained the procedure fully. I even showed up with a 2-page list of questions, ALL of which were answered before I even had a chance to speak! I felt confident that he would give me the results I was after--- a natural but full look, and a scar-less breast augmentation. The results exceeded my expectations. His staff is friendly and always willing to answer questions. His patient coordinator, June, is a lovely woman who also takes the time to speak with you and address your concerns. They have a wonderful practice and I look forward to every single follow up appointment. His aftercare is second to none, and he is extremely hands-on about making sure his patients heal properly. You're never turned away no matter how long ago your surgery was. Dr. Kim-- I cannot thank you enough for your care, attentiveness, talent and artistry. You are a blessing to the Plastic Surgery field and I am honored to be a patient of yours.

5 out of 5 stars Natrelle Breast Implants

3 Week Post-op - Beverly Hills, CA

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.

5 out of 5 stars Natrelle Breast Implants

I Want BEWBIES!!! - Beverly Hills, CA

Overall, I give Dr. Kim a strong five stars - I wanted beautiful, natural looking results and he delivered! Actually, my boobs may now be too 'perfect' to look natural, definitely one of my best assets. I can't say Dr. Kim is the friendliest or most attentive, but that's not why I selected him. While I felt a little rushed at times (like right before surgery), he must have listened or known what would work best for me, because I got EXACTLY what I wanted. Once you're in a room with him, he's actually very personable and informative and his interest and professionalism is very evident. Office wait times are not always great, but still better than a lot of other places I've been to. Since my first consultation last August, he's gotten a lot busier (and raised his prices!), so I am glad I received a quote when I did! Best boob artist in LA!!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

Dr. Kim has been in practice since 1999 and prides himself in attaining natural and beautiful results. He is truly an artist in his field and strives to get patients the look that they desire.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Champaign, 1989
    Medical: University of Illinois at Chicago 1993
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Mt Sinai Hospital, 1997
    Plastic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, 1999

Treatments offered at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery

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What is the Dual Plane Method for Breast Augmentation or Breast Implants?

Most patients and even surgeons don't really know what is meant by " dual plane ". The simple way to think of it is yes, that implant is... READ MORE

TUBA Breast Augmentation

Yes, you can place saline implants with an umbilcal approach under the muscle. And yes, the placement can be done accurately. The vase majority of... READ MORE

Will Breasts Sag if I Decide to Explant?

Often when removing implants the breasts will return back to their initial shape. They may look more droopy depending on how long you have had them... READ MORE

Does Having a Hematoma Post-op Increase Your Risk of Capsular Contracture?

An untreated hematoma would increase your chances of capular contracture significantly. However, in my experience once a hematoma is cleaned out the... READ MORE

No Bra post-Breast Augmentation??

Every surgeon will have a different protocol for after surgery care. It sounds like he had you wear the bra after telling you not to because you were... READ MORE

What Would You Recommend for my Nose, It Drops Down and the Nostrils Are Large?

It looks like you could remove the small bump , elevate the tip and columella so it wouldn't be quite as long, and push the nose in slightly . READ MORE

Breast Implants: Large Pocket vs. Small Pocket?

There are many factors that determine how your breasts will look right after surgery. If you have small breasts with tight skin , aren't very tall... READ MORE

Is 375CC Too Big for my Body?

Natural and proportional is all in the eye of the beholder. You sound very petite. High profile implants in general will look less natural than a mid... READ MORE

When is my Nose Bone Strong Enough to Not Break Easily After Rhinoplasty?

Usually by 4 weeks the bones are healed enough to withstand minimal trauma without shifting or re-breaking it. READ MORE

Do my breasts look ruptured? (Photos)

Without getting an MRI there would be no way to tell if you have a leak with gel implants. With saline your breasts would deflate , with silicone they... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Kim

David E. Kim, MD has shared 92 before and after pictures with 121 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Jennifer Mateo's Breast Implant Revision: I Didn't Massage Enough! (Part 2 — GRAPHIC)

A year after her first surgery with Dr. David E. Kim, Jennifer Mateo is back. Hear why. WATCH VIDEO

Guadalupe Wants Curves — The Doctor Performs a Breast Augmentation and BBL

Guadalupe's a mom who wants to look more womanly. Is she pleased with the results after a breast augmentation and BBL with Dr. David E. Kim? WATCH VIDEO

Looking to Balance Out Her Body, Jenessa Gets Silicone Breast Implants

Jenessa doesn't feel balanced between her top and her bottom. Hear what Dr. David E. Kim suggests for her breast augmentation. WATCH VIDEO

Jennifer Mateo's Breast Augmentation: Her First Surgery (Part 1)

Twenty-year-old Jennifer wants silicone breast implants. Hear what Dr. David E. Kim looks for in an examination. WATCH VIDEO

29-Year-Old Mom Gets a Breast Augmentation — Her Husband Shares How He Helps

Kristen feels her breasts look "deflated" after her pregnancy. Dr. David E. Kim explains his surgical plan. WATCH VIDEO

Britney Spears' Opening Act Gets a Breast Aug — Meet Kristinia DeBarge

Kristinia DeBarge is an up-and-coming recording artist. She works with Dr. David E. Kim to decide on the best look for her frame. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.