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Palo Alto, California 94306 US
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5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

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Alla is AMAZING!!! Truly an artist at her profession. I have been getting injections for 10 yrs... since I found Allah a couple years ago, I won't go anywhere else. She's honest, gentle, and an expert. I travel an hour to see her because she's simply the best!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

I had an amazing facelift! I'm Asian and he did my eye lift perfectly.

He is the best! He's Michelangelo with a knife. I got a facelift and lipo and the facelift turned out so natural. I have been asked for his contact info. from my friends. I hope he does NOT retire any time soon because I want him to do future procedures.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

For perfect skin, Dr. kim is the place to go

Dr. Kim has a fantastic practice. I have been going to see Alla for over 3 years now. I regularly book appt. for Botox to laser for sun damage. They are affordable and the service is outstanding. Dr. Kim practice offers a wide array surgical and cosmetic options.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift


The BEST DOCTOR! He is mild mannered, soft spoken, kind and caring. Most of all he is very knowledgeable and doesn't try to sell you on any procedures. Only has the best interest of his patients in mind :))

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I had an amazing experience with both Dr. Kim & Alla

Dr. Kim is really awesome! I had a consultation with him and he was nothing but genuine & honest. At first I was hesitant because there was a consult fee but after talking to him, I now understand that time is very precious. He was very informative & patient with me. I was able to ask all the questions I had in minds without a problem. Previous to seeing him I saw a few doctors who...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Best face lift ever!

Dr Kim is the finest , most skilled and most detailed surgeon I know, focusing on making sure his patients look natural and amazing. I had my full face lift over 10 years ago and it still looks amazing...Zero scars! He is ethical, gifted and professional.

5 out of 5 stars Photofacial

Amazing Experience! - Palo Alto, CA

What an amazing experience! I am so pleased with Dr. Kim and staff! They are ALL so professional! Dr. Kim took the time to explain the procedure, my before and after expectations and also listened to all of my concerns! I couldn't be happier that I found a surgeon I can count on for the rest of my life!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Dr. Seung Kim. Plastic Surgery - Palo Alto, CA

Dr. Kim was the only doctor that fully explained what exactly was going to happen, as well as taking photos that would allow me to see what I really looked like..and it wasn't pretty. I mean I am a good looking woman, but my face was starting to sag and my eyelids drooped..and I felt it . After speaking to Dr.KIm for a good thirty minutes, I knew he was the man for the job. The entire experience was nothing less than professional and positive with the end results being PHENOMENAL! No..I mean it..really. My face still looked like mine, no over pinching..or pulling ..but me. There were no scars, with minimal bruising and pain. It was like I went to sleep and woke up being young again. I cannot say enough about Dr. Kim and his staff. They are devoted to the well-being of the patients and respect what a patient really wants and are never pushy. I trusted Dr. Kim from the very moment he started talking and I"m so glad I did. He is a true MASTER!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

28yo 5'5 120 Lb 360 Cc - Palo Alto, CA

I've always wanted ba for the longest time but couldn't get them because I was always in a relationship where my bf thought they were fine and he likes them natural. After becoming single I wanted to finally get them done. What I've always wanted, bigger boobs. It was border line big a small b cup. I wanted like a full c cup or small d cup. I actually went to 3 different drs and all 3 drs...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Dr. Kim has hospital affiliations at Sequoia Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Chemistry, Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire, 1973
    Medical: Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford, California, 1977

  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Stanford University Medical Center, 1978
    General Surgery Stanford University Medical Center, 1980
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Stanford University Medical Center, 1981
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery Stanford University Medical Center, 1981

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Can Lumps Caused by Fat Transfer Be Corrected After Two Years? (photo)

Lumps can result after fat transfer. It can be improved by treating the area with micro-liposuction. The same thin fat injecting tube (less than 1 mm... READ MORE

Upper Eye Lid Surgery After Fillers?

Although the surgery was limited to the upper eyelids, lower eyelids and cheek areas may show passive bruising and swelling at times. Since the... READ MORE

I Developed a Lump in my Lower Eyelid a Few Hours After Fat Transfer. Will It Go Away, if Not, How Should It Be Treated? (photo)

Fat transfer or grafting to the lower eyelid is a technically demanding procedure. Fat is harvested in the form of tiny pieces and placed into the... READ MORE

Bulges After Face Lift? (photo)

It's not very clear from the first two photos but I can see bulging of the cheek area on the third photo with glasses. The right side is fuller than... READ MORE

Restylane for Eye Hollows and Dynamic Under-eye Wrinkles? (photo)

The hollowness under the eye typically starts at the inner corner of the eye and extends toward the cheek in an oblique direction as you show on your... READ MORE

Ethnic Upper Blepharoplasty for Younger Patients?

Asian eyelid surgery can be done as early as 14 years of age depending on the maturity of the individual. Therefore, age is not an issue in your... READ MORE

Silicone Breast Implants Vs. Saline - How to Choose?

It is true that silicone gel implants feel better than saline implants. Does that mean everyone should get gel implants? The answer is no. The choice... READ MORE

Radiesse for Under Eye Bags?

Radiesse should not be used under a thin cover. What we call bags under the eyes become more apparent with age due to increasing looseness of the... READ MORE

15 Months After Injections Juvederm Experiencing Swelling and Bags, Dark Circles, Etc.? (photo)

Contrary to common perception, hyaluronic acid can last a very long time in the lower eyelid area. It typically shows as a oblong shaped fullness... READ MORE

I Am 5 Months Post Op Facelift and Belphoraplasty?

Indented areas happen around the eyes as we age. This is due to loss of volume exposing the bony rim of the eyes causing relative indentation. The... READ MORE

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