Dr. David Edwin Kim

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Specialty:Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
Website: beverlyhillsplastic... External Link
Practice: Bedford Surgical Center
Med. School:University Of Illinois College Of Medici
Grad. Year: 1993
Foreign Lang: Korean

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 24/11/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 18 reviews. Dr. David Edwin Kim has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Dr. David Edwin Kim
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon-related: plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement, breast reduction, liposuction, chin implant, rhinoplasty, nose job, tummy tuck, botox, face lift, boob job, butt lift
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24/11/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "David E." to "David Edwin" 
RID: 2884267
28/09/13 5 5 5 5 I spent two years searching through the results of other plastic surgeons, but remained disappointed until I discovered Dr. Kim. Forget any advice you been given on how best to chose a plastic surgeon, and go on the evidence of the results alone. Remember, your not looking for a dinner companion, your looking for an artist, and Dr. Kim is one of the few surgeons out there that is. Unfortunately, I lost my nerve and walked out on my procedure just hours before. It is also important to know that I had previously cancelled on another occasion with less than 24 hours notice. On both occasions Dr. Kim was more than gracious, but he now questions my commitment, and is understandably disinclined to do my procedure at this time. I have spent a further 2 years searching in vain for another surgeon whose results excite me and support their claims of skill. By evidence of results, Dr. Kim is the best, and I have been spoiled on the rest. I wish I had been better prepared.  Respond
20/02/13 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 2546277
30/01/13 5 4 4 5 Dr. Kim was great. He explained the procedure in detail and answered my questions well. He is highly skilled and made my breasts look extremely natural. I really liked his approach of finalizing the size during the surgery for the perfect look. I really love the results. 
Paid (or co-pay): $7200
RID: 1675906
04/01/12 4 4 2 2 I wouldn't mind that Dr. Kim's personality was like cardboard if he was a talented surgeon. He did a tummy tuck and lipo on me. The tt results were worse than mediocre, my stomach looked unnatural with below my belly button flat and above it, significantly protruding. He also left sutures which felt like metal wires that I could feel just under my skin which always had me on edge, as he said they would eventually poke through since they needed to be cut down more. He also did lipo under my neck and said he would remove a "teaspoon". He removed too much (probably was trying to save time and used a large canula)& now I have vertical lines under just under my chin & neck which really makes me look old. When confronted, he said I must have naturally aged (in several months?) This piece of cardboard must be a fool if he thinks I would believe that. I had another doctor re-do his work and told me he has re-done his work before. Don't pay for a zip code and learn from my mistakes! 
Paid (or co-pay): $10000
22/05/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1361619
12/02/11 5 5 5 5 I had a rhinoplasty and neck liposuction done by Dr. Kim on 02/1/11 and am thrilled with the results!! He did exactly what he said he was going to do, and my nose and jaw line look so much better than I thought they ever could. My nose looks natural and balanced with my face and I love my profile! Dr. Kim has amazing skills, is very meticulous and I would highly recommend him to anyone!  Respond
RID: 1354478
03/02/11 2 4 2 2 I would not recommend Dr. Kim to anyone..I had a BA in March 2010 (paid $ 7500), immediatly capsulized and had a redo BA in May 2010 in which I was charged an additional $3600.... Now Iam exoeriencing the same problm 8 mos later and he wants to charge me $5K to fix it again... HELL NO!!! Does he expect for the patient to keep paying for his mistakes? Any "Good" Dr would stand behind his work and fix it and not try to bank off his own mistake. I am sooo upset with him! I have seeked a second opinion from another Dr and would rather pay a new Dr to fix Dr Kim's work then to give my money to Dr. Kim again. He is a joke! Pretty sad that his own office employee is experiencing the same problem and is having hers redone next month. I think he purposly makes mistake so that he can charge you a second time and make even more money off you. Cant beleive he thinks its exceptable to put me through a third surgery in less then a year for the same problem. If you are smart..STAY AWAY!  See Responses
RID: 1292921
13/11/10 3 5 5 5 I got a revision rhinoplasty and i couldnt be happier with it.I loved the pics he had on his website and decided to go to him.After the surgery it was very easy to recover especially compared to my previous surgery and after the swelling it turned out looking exactly how i had described to him that i wanted it.If anyone is looking to get a revision i know that its scary and u hear a bunch of horror stories but i would completely trust dr. kim to do it a thousand times again.He doesnt try to sell you like the other doctors do so hes pretty quick and to the point in the pre-op but he really does know what hes doing and i was amazed at how well he did my nose.I wanted a small nose that didnt look fake and after my first surgery my columella hung down which i hated but after dr.kim took the cast off i noticed that that was completely gone which was a huge relief because almost evry bfore after pic i saw the dr.s still left it hanging but he didnt.I highly recommend him to anyone! 
Paid (or co-pay): $8500
23/05/10 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1155743
23/04/10 1 5 1 1 Dr. KIM has the WORST bed side manner I have ever encountered!!! I had a capsule contrature that he tried to fix from a surgery he did. Well, long story short he didn't fix it, and has no compassion at all, so if you have any problems after surgery! RUN don't walk if your considering breast aug. you will REGRET IT if you have any problems!  Respond
RID: 1142358
04/04/10 3 3 2 2 Consult for tummy tuck was in a rude fashion.He is rudley blunt and acts as though he couldn't care less about gaining a new patient.Also , was not up to date on procedures.  Respond
RID: 1130957
18/03/10 5 5 5 5 "I proudly say Doctor David Edwin Kim is MY doctor!!! There are so many Plastic Surgeons out there, but only a few of them are artists. I truly believe MY doctor is an artist! I got several recommendations from ladies in a breast implant forum and started searching for him from Google and Yahoo a few months ago. I found his website and looked at the before and after pictures. I loved his work! Amazingly awesome!!! Since then, I counted my days to meet him for the first time. All of the girls, who have recommended him to me, saying this exactly sentence, “Doctor David Kim is amazing!” I did not know exactly what it meant until he did mine. Yes! He is truly amazing! A real artist! I also love his personality and his professionalism. He is sweet, gentle, respectful, caring, kind, simple, skillful, experienced, and patient. He takes his time to treat each of his patients as she/he is the most important one!! I am more than glad that I found him. He is THE BEST!!!" 
Paid (or co-pay): $8200
RID: 1056064
13/12/09 3 5 4 5 I went to see Dr. Kim for a consult for a revision rhino. Although he seems he knows what he is doing. He really needs to improve on personality. I felt awkward, he was not warm, but he wasn't rude either. I had more questions, but left wihtout asking them because I felt like I would be bothering.  See Responses
RID: 1048132
02/12/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Kim is an amazing plastic surgeon. Just got my breasts done with him and they already look amazing. He is caring and willing to do anything to make sure his patients are happy. He just moved to a new office which is absolutely beautiful!  Respond
RID: 914669
16/06/09 5 5 5 5 I had a breast augmentation with Dr. Kim about a 9 months ago and recently had a fat transfer, chin implant, and Rhino. I could not be more pleased with his work. He is a very caring doctor that worries about your concerns and will answer all of your questions. He is truly an artist and is very skilled. I could not be more pleased with the results and I look forward to every time I have to see him.  Respond
RID: 884767
12/05/09 5 5 5 5 I went to Dr. Kim for a re-do as a result of asymmetry apart after my first BA. I also went with a larger implant to better fill out my chest. I left the work up to him and now I have the breasts I have always wanted! Thanks Dr. Kim!! 
Paid (or co-pay): $8000
RID: 876448
02/05/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Kim's bedside manner is not the best, he is just very straight forward. His work however, makes up for this. I would recommend him and will use him again. I had a breast aug. 
Paid (or co-pay): $5000
RID: 875103
30/04/09 5 5 5 5 I had rhinoplasty with Dr. David E Kim in December 2008. I am still in the healing stages and my results are improving daily, but I just wanted to say I am SO happy with my results and am really glad I went to him! I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thanks Dr. Kim!  Respond
RID: 708229
23/10/08 1 5 2 2 I had a breast lift, they don't look good. They look like they need to be lifted again. I have work done on my nose and now my nose is crooked. I do not recommend this doctor. He knew I was not pleased, but was not willing to do anything about it. I wish I had gone to another doctor. He might be very good at just a straigtht BA, but the results of my surgery were not good at all.  See Responses
RID: 636139
11/07/08 5 5 5 5 OMG..he is truely the best doctor out here in Socal..I had a breast aug. and loved the results..There everything I dreamed of...he is truly talented...I know more than a couple of ladies that used him from a forum, also and they we all love him..I thought he really deserved for me to rate him. Seriously recommended!  Respond
RID: 635540
10/07/08 5 5 5 5 I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr Kim. He is that absolute best at what he does. I will never have another plastic surgeon touch me except for him. He is the BEST!!!!!He gave me the most beautiful breasts after another Dr messed them up. 
Paid (or co-pay): $6700
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