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The passion for what I do comes from personal experiences. Being overweight through my early years helped me better understand people's struggles when I became a physician. When I overcame my weight problems, I wanted to do nothing else but help people feel good about themselves.
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BA, UC - Berkeley
Medical: MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: UCLA / West LA VAMC, Chief Resident
Treatments offered at Healthy for Life
Most popular answers from Garry K. Kim, MD
Glfrancis, Coolsculpting will help reduce some of the fat around your abdomen. It can also help tighten the skin a little bit (but not much). In... READ MORE
Bobbabrat, The Cryolipolysis would not have caused the high ketones. The process of cryoliposis leads to gradual changes in fat cell apoptosis and... READ MORE
KPZR, Taking ibuprofen will not affect your final CoolSculpting results. The only precaution against taking ibuprofen is immediately after your... READ MORE
Thermal event detected at last 7 minutes of CoolMini treatment for double chin, is it still effective?
It sounds like you may have had a few gaps with your procedure (the air leaks). The chin can be a tough area to treat. The wrapping around the... READ MORE
Hi Ruby, It's common to see swelling after CoolSculpting (and after almost any medical procedure). What you are seeing is the effects of inflammation.... READ MORE
Hi, If you have a pinchable, pullable pooch, the CoolCore applicator will likely be your best bet. The suction applicators (vs the flat applicator)... READ MORE
In general, younger skin is more elastic and can bounce back easily from weight gain. As people get older, the levels of collagen within the skin... READ MORE
Ruby, It's a little unusual to see swelling three weeks after the procedure. Typically the swelling will go down after several days. At most,... READ MORE
Joey, The number of treatments you will need over a particular area is determined by how much pinchable fat you have. If you are close to your ideal... READ MORE
Haydendena, Proptriptyline is not intended for weight loss. It is an older antidepressant that also treats anxiety. It's possible that your doctor was... READ MORE
Before and After Photos by Dr. Kim
Garry K. Kim, MD has shared 10 before and after pictures with 1 helpful vote from the RealSelf community.
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Videos by Garry K. Kim, MD
Garry K. Kim, MD has shared 4 videos.
After losing 54 pounds with Dr. Garry Kim, Kathy now undergoes a CoolSculpting treatment for the stubborn fat under her arms. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Garry Kim and Kathy discuss how she lost 54 pounds in seven months. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Garry Kim shares a video of his patient Reyna, who is getting her second round of CoolSculpting. She received her first round 4 weeks ago and is receiving her second round on this video. WATCH VIDEO
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