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1 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Consultation: Horrible Experience

The Worst Consultation Ever, when I arrived i realized that i was going down into a dungeon in the Village. The Receptionist was pleasant. When Dr. Kim came in the room, no bedside manner. I was researching BBL and breast Augmentation for over a year, finally decided to check out some doctors in the city. Once I told Dr. Kim I wanted a BBL, he proceeded to tell me that I should see a...

25 Years Old Getting Liposuction on Abdominal Walls, Flanks and Thighs

Dr. Kim took the time to explain the procedure and answer our questions. He was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. I will post further updates after the procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Sculptra Aesthetic

35 Years Old Male, Looking Fresh and Rejuvenated Thanks to Sculptra - New York, NY

I would highly recommend Dr. Tae Ho Kim. It was my first foray into cosmetic treatments and I was a little bit clueless/intimidated about the whole process, but he and his staff were very nice and put me at ease. He has excellent bedside manners. He took all the time needed to administer the treatment. He seemed very open and genuine. His staff is also very nice and contributed to making this overall experience very pleasant and non stressful.

5 out of 5 stars Scar Removal

25 Years Old, Chickenpox/ Mole Removal Scar Revision - New York, NY

Dr. Kim is very professional and nice, he answered my questions and instructed me about aftercare procedures. I'm very happy I found Dr. Kim and really excited for my results. Dagney was the receptionist, she was really nice and responsive with my appointment texts (and yes you can schedule an appointment through text).

Breast Lift W/ Auto Augmentation NO IMPLANT 25 Y/o, 0 Kids,Post Bariatric Surgery - New York, NY

Hello everyone, I have lingered around the site for quite some time now but have never gathered the courage to write a review until now. I am 25 years old, No children. Exactly 2 years ago today I underwent a vertical sleeve gastrectomy (better known as "the sleeve") in order to lose weight. I have lost 90 pounds, and while most of my body is in good shape (some jiggle here and there that...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Dr. Tae Ho Kim Made my Nose PERFECT - New York, NY

Dr. Kim takes the time to patiently answer all your questions and address all your concerns. I've had many consultations with him, emailed him, called etc etc, and he is always extremely patient, responsive, and kind. And most importantly, he does amazing work. Dr. Kim is a true artist and gave me the nose of my dreams! He doesn't give you a "plastic" look. My nose is beautiful and makes my entire face look better without screaming "nose job". In fact, no one has even asked me yet if I had one- but I've received other questions/comments asking if I've lost weight and telling me I look good- but no one (not even my relatives or co-workers) have noticed that I got my nose done. It hasn't even been a month and my swelling has gone down significantly, and I love my nose! If you're considering getting any work done, I'd highly recommend at least having a consult with Dr. Kim, you won't regret it!

5 out of 5 stars Sculptra Aesthetic

Dr. Kim is the Best Doctor for a Natural Look - New York

Doctor Kim is the epitome of a caring and skillful professional. His technique is superb and he aims for the most natural looking results. He listened very carefully to my complaints, answered each question thoroughly and guided me through several options to treat my areas of concern and steered me away from procedures that were too much, would make me look over done and were unnecessary. We had initially thought I would need 3 Sculptra treatments to fill in hollowed cheeks but after the second he was quite satisfied with my progression and knew it would get even better over time as the product takes a while to get maximum result He is truly a wonderful doctor. I highly recommend him especially if you are afraid of looking like you've had "work done". He helps you look the best version of you possible

5 out of 5 stars Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra - New York, NY

Loved the outcome! Dr Kim was very knowledgable. He explained me the product. I received one injection and have to come back within the next 4-6 weeks for a second vial. I was terrified to look like a chipmunk. Dr. Kim took all my fear away explaining me that this will not happen Sculptra! Since the product does not attract water.

42 Yr Old - New York

Gives a lot of time for explaining everything with zero pressure to commit to any procedure

Consultation only: Very kind, listened to me even though I had a complex case

I only went through a consult. I wish he'd had imaging, other rhino patients to show me, and quoted me a lower price, but he listened to me, and I was grateful for it. I almost took Sophie up on his offer to email another rhinoplasty patient. In hindsight, I should have taken his comparative reactions to my complaints and issues about my nose against other surgeons I consulted with and pushed those with less "bedside manner" harder to actually focus on the problems I was describing.

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

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Dr. Kim has hospital affiliations at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Cornell University
    Medical: MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of California, Irvine
    Plastic Surgery, University of Massachusetts
    Research, Tissue Engineering at Harvard Medical School
    Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Treatments offered at West Village Plastic Surgery, New York

Blog Posts and Articles

Proper Diagnosis Key to Successful Treatment of Facial Birthmark in Young Children

Watchful Waiting is Often Best, but Plastic Surgery May Help Avoid Physical and Emotional Issues with Hemangioma Tarrytown, NY, March 7, 2013 – A reddish birthmark that appears on a baby’s skin in the first few weeks after birth is most often harmless, but should be brought to a physician’s attention. While blemishes in babies are rare, in some a red-purple raised birthmark called a “hemangioma” could develop on the face, neck or scalp. Hemangioma is the most common tumor of...

Visible Birth Defect Impacts Children and Parents

A mom and dad came into my office, pushing a stroller with a baby blanket draped over the front to block their baby from view. These parents loved their child dearly, but could no longer stand the stares and comments from people at the sight of their child’s visible facial growth. After unveiling the blanket, they introduced me to their child with a large fleshy growth on the forehead. The parents called it a "doorknob." This particular facial growth or tumor is known as a...

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I'm 32 years old. I would like to add some volume to my cheeks that I lost with age and get rid of the nasal lines. (Photo)

Although you show a picture that cuts off the upper part of your cheeks, it does appear that you have lost cheek volume. I would improve volume in the... READ MORE

I hate the cleft scar on my lip, making the scar more noticeable. Do you think a lip lift would be appropriate? (photos)

The problem you raise is a subtle but significant problem. Lifting the lip as part of a cleft lip revision is tricky to do well. I've done quite a lot... READ MORE

Syringe or Cannula? Which is Better for Injecting Restylane in Tear Trough? (photos)

I think tear trough injections are done so often without any regard to aesthetic value. While a few may benefit, most will only regret making this... READ MORE

Do you absolutely need to wait 6 months before seeing a Rhinoplasty Revision? (photos)

As you have experienced, rhinoplasty is not easy to do well. The anatomy is very complicated. Based on your photo, you are correct in wanting another... READ MORE

What are my odds that my lump will be successfully removed after my next Revision Rhinoplasty? (photos)

If you had 3 rhinoplasties and still are unhappy, as I am sure you are, it may be more beneficial to have an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon evaluate... READ MORE

Revision Rhinoplasty and face from different angles: is there anything you would suggest to improve my face? (Photos)

It seems like you have an undercorrection of the dorsal hump along the lower half of your nose.  This is pretty common because surgeons often u... READ MORE

I've developed sudden upper eyelid hoods. What can be conservatively done? If bleph needed how long do the results last? (Photo)

The best and only option is upper eyelid blepharoplasty.  This can be performed under local anesthesia and is tolerated very well.  Actually, I p... READ MORE

Lower Eyelid retraction repair as a result of aggressive bleph. DR says I need 2.5 -3 mm lift. Can it be done w/o mid face lift?

I think you should get another opinion by an experienced plastic or oculoplastic surgeon.  Without any photos and not knowing when the procedure was ... READ MORE

Looking for the best surgeon with expertise in difficult rhinoplasty revisions in NYC. What corrections are needed? (Photo)

There is no such thing as the best rhinoplasty surgeon.  This label is through a complicated PR strategy.  Top NYC surgeon doesn't mean a whole lot e... READ MORE

Saline Breast implant replacement - might go smaller. Why are my breast itchy and saggy? Nipples are becoming darker (Photos)

Your breasts are ptotic, which means that the breasts have descended below your inframammary breast fold.  A breast lift would be the right choice. ... READ MORE

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