Doctor Kim Plastic Surgeon San Francisco, California 94108

Name: Roy Kim, MD
Last name: Kim
Began aesthetic medicine in: 1998
Years experience: 22
Primary Specialty: Plastic Surgeon
Business: Roy Kim, MD
Address: 450 Sutter St.
Address suite: Ste. 1440
City: San Francisco
State: California
Zip Code: 94108
Country: US
Consulting Fees: 150$
Consultation note: Consultations require a 24-hour cancellation notice
Has Sponsored Offer : No

Clinical Privileges
  • San Francisco Surgery Center
  • Undergraduate: Georgetown University
  • Medical: MD, University of Pittsburgh
Postdoc Training
  • Residencies:
  • General surgery, University of Chicago Medical School
  • Plastic Surgery, Wayne State University
Member of
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Board Certification
Roy Kim (ABMSUID -635889)

Viewed: 7/25/2008

Day of birth:

Status: Alive

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery – General

Status: Certified
Active Time-Limited Initial Certification:

– 12/31/2010}

Education: 1992 MD (Doctor of Medicine)

Location: 220 Montgomery St Ste 348San Francisco, CA 94104-3566 (United States)

GPS coordinates on map: 37.7896952,-122.4078356

Roy Kim, MD

Primary location
Location name: San Francisco
State: CA
Country: US
Map point: 37.7752,-122.4189987
  • Acne Scars Treatment
  • Acne Treatment
  • Age Spots Treatment
  • Arm Lift
  • ArteFill
  • Asian Rhinoplasty
  • Bellafill
  • Belotero
  • Blue Peel
  • Body Lift
  • Botox
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Brazilian Butt Lift Revision
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Fat Transfer
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Implant Revision
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift with Implants
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Buccal Fat Removal
  • Butt Augmentation
  • Butt Implants
  • Butt Lift
  • Calf Implant
  • Cellulite Treatment
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Cheek Lift
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Implant
  • Chin Liposuction
  • Chin Surgery
  • Cleft Lip And Palate Repair
  • CO2 Laser
  • Collagen Injection
  • Contour Thread Lift
  • Cool Lipo
  • CoolSculpting
  • Dermabrasion
  • Double Eyelid Surgery
  • Dysport
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earlobe Surgery
  • Eye Bags Treatment
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facelift Revision
  • Facial Fat Transfer
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Forehead Lift
  • Fractional Laser
  • Fraxel Laser
  • Glycolic Peel
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Hyaluronidase
  • Hyperhidrosis Treatment
  • Inspira Breast Implants
  • IPL
  • Juvederm
  • Kybella
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Liposuction
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Laser Treatment
  • Latisse
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lip Implants
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Liposculpture
  • Liposuction
  • Liposuction Revision
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Lower Facelift
  • MACS Facelift
  • Male Tummy Tuck
  • Melasma Treatment
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Microneedling
  • Mini Facelift
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Mole Removal
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple Surgery
  • Nonsurgical Facelift
  • Nonsurgical Neck Lift
  • Nonsurgical Nose Job
  • Nose Surgery
  • Panniculectomy
  • Pec Implants
  • Perlane
  • QuickLift
  • Radiesse
  • Restylane
  • Restylane Silk
  • Retin-A
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Scar Removal
  • Scars Treatment
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Sculptra Aesthetic
  • Septoplasty
  • Sientra Breast Implants
  • Skin Lightening
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • SlimLipo
  • Smart Lipo
  • SMAS Facelift
  • Strattice
  • Tattoo Removal
  • TCA Peel
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tumescent Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Tummy Tuck Revision
  • Ultherapy
  • Vampire Facelift
  • Vanquish
  • Vaser Liposuction
  • Vein Treatment
  • Voluma
  • Wrinkle Treatment
  • Xeomin

RealSelf Info

Rating: 4.7
Profile views: 6570
Answer count: 137
Review count: 14
Anonymous votes: 3
Offer count: 0
Profile created: Nov 17, 2007
Profile modified: Nov 11, 2019
Profile photo modified: Feb 21, 2020
Profile promotion: No
Profile inactive: No
Premier status: Free
Tier: Free-Claimed
RealCare Promise: No
Directory link: Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
RealSelf’s PRO: No
Doctor Designation Start Time: Nov 10, 2011
Doctor Designation End Time: Jan 1, 2033


  • San Francisco, CA, US. GPS coordinates: 37.7752,-122.4189987

Latest ratings of treatments

  • Breast Augmentation (Dec 2016) – 5/5
  • Facelift (Oct 2018) – 5/5
  • Eyelid Surgery (Aug 2018) – 5/5
  • Breast Augmentation (Nov 2016) – 5/5
  • Neck Lift (Dec 2017) – 5/5
  • Botox (Apr 2018) – 5/5
  • Botox (Mar 2018) – 5/5
  • Breast Augmentation (Jun 2008) – 5/5
  • Botox (Feb 2018) – 5/5
  • Breast Implant Revision (Apr 2016) – 5/5
  • Breast Augmentation (Jun 2011) – 1/5
  • Breast Lift with Implants (Jan 2006) – 5/5
  • Eyelid Surgery (Nov 2011) – 5/5

Latest Prices

Breast Augmentation Prices

  • $11000 – Jun 15, 2011 – San Francisco, CA
  • $6000 – Mar 8, 2013 – San Francisco, CA

Facelift Prices

  • $17000 – Oct 2018 – San Francisco, CA

Eyelid Surgery Prices

  • $6000 – Nov 2011 – San Francisco, CA

Breast Lift with Implants Prices

  • $13000 – Jan 1, 2006 – San Francisco, CA

Doctor’s answers

Answer Header & Date
Answer Snippet
My Surgeon Said He Doesnt Do Any Larger Than 410cc Under the Muscle?
Maimum Breast Implant Volume of 410 cc Needs to Be Tailored to the Individual
Aug 1, 2012
Dear xxlauren90xx-

Thanks for the great question! In general, it’s unusual for a surgeon to be do adamant about doing a breast augmentation with only certain volume breast implants with above versus below muscle placement. There are a lot of variables, including

– your personal measurements, regarding breast width, breast volume, rib cage

– the tightness or laxity of your breast skin

– the amount of breast tissue you…

If I Go from 375cc to 300 Ccc Will I Need a Lift?
Smaller Breast Implant Volume May Not Alter Need for a Breast Lift
Aug 1, 2012
Dear Lili Alves-

In general, a breast implant will fill out your breast and/ or your loose breast skin, but it’s hard to tell over the internet or even with photos if only a 75 cc volume reduction will not fill out your breast tissue enough, meaning that you’ll need a breast lift.

I would strongly recommend a consultation with a plastic surgeon in person, who should be able to tell you after a physical examination whether you need a breast lift or not…

Will Obagi Nu Derm Work Well for Idian Skin?
Obagi Nu-Derm Will Work in Indian/ South Asian Patients
Aug 1, 2012
Dear artiani-

Yes, the Obagi Nu-Derm skin care system will work in Indian, or South Asian patients. The main variable in adjusting your skin care system is how often you’re using the Retin-A, and what the strength is. You can use Retin-A every other day, or every day, and you can ask your doctor about altering the strength.

Of course, since Retin-A is a prescription medicine, talk to your doctor about any changes you want to make.


Can I Get a Facelift if I Already Have 3 or 4 Syringes of Juvederm in my Face?
Facelift After Juvederm Injection Should Be Possible
May 12, 2012
Dear sunflowers1965-

In general, it should be safe to undergo a facelift after 3-4 syringes of Juvederm. The area under the skin with a typical facelift will not expose the areas of Juvederm and other dermal filers, so your end result should not be compromised. I assume that you have already discussed when and where you had your Juvederm injections in your face with your plastic surgeon.

Best Wishes with your facial rejuvenation!


How Long Does Tightness Last After Facelift?
Facelift Tightness May Last for Different Times
May 12, 2012
Dear I miss myself-

Your question can be interpreted in different ways.

If you're talking about the tightness you feel after surgery, then this should get better after several weeks.

If your implying how long a facelift lasts, and how long that tightness will last, that depends on your facial skin, the care of your skin after your facelift, genetic factors, sun exposure, the facelift technique used, and other factors.


What is the Best Procedure to Lift the Midface?
Best Mid Facelift Procedure? It Depends On Your Face
May 12, 2012
Dear July4-

Your knowledge about mid facelift surgical options is impressive. Endotine mid facelifts seem not to last as long as we initially thought, so more plastic surgeons are looking at a straight forward blepharoplasty, with possible fat grafting to the cheek areas.

A "deep plane" facelift is an option, but increasingly, most plastic surgeons are doing "less" surgery, not more, in the area of the cheek…

Can Internal Stitches Work Their Way out After a Face Lift?
Internal Stitches in Facelift Surgery May Need to Be Addressed
May 12, 2012
Dear Barty1-

Depending on your facelift technique, you may have sutures under your skin, in the area in front of your right ear, as you describe. These sutures may be absorbable, or may not be, which also affects how quickly they dissolve.

Generally, treating this type of issue can be done safely in the office, using some local anesthesia, and either removing the suture, re-suturing the right ear area, getting a possible cortisone injection, or a completely…

3 Weeks After Mid Facelift Swelling More on One Side?
Asymmetric Healing After Mid Facelift May Be Normal- Discuss With Your Plastic Surgeon
May 12, 2012
Dear byambaa-

Most swelling will go away 6-12 months after a facelift. You had surgery 3 weeks ago, which implies that your healing is still fairly young and fresh, so some asymmetry may occur this soon after your procedure. I assume that you have been seen and discussed this with your plastic surgeon, but if you have not, please consider seeing him/ her soon.

Best Wishes on a Speedy Recovery,

Roy Kim, MD

I Was in Contact with Second Hand for a Couple of Minutes Today at Work, I Am Having a Facelift in a Week,
Second Hand Smoke Should Have Little Effect of Your Upcoming Facelift
May 12, 2012
Dear Kakmak-

Congratulations on your decision to undergo facial rejuvenation and stopping smoking! In general, second hand smoke exposure for limited times should have little to no effect on your blood vessels.

Studies regarding second hand smoke are typically over long periods of time, like being a kid and growing up with parents who smoke, as opposed to a 3-5 minute solitary exposure at the workplace.

The BIGGEST difference,…

I Did Facelift Surgery 1 Months Ago, After How Many Months I Can Do Rhinoplasty?
When Can You Get a Rhinoplasty After a Facelift?
May 12, 2012
Dear byambaa-

In general, you can get a rhinoplasty when the swelling from your facelift has gone down and healing has finalized. Typically, this is 6-12 months after your facelift procedure. I would recommend discussing this with your plastic surgeon, with a physical exam to ensure that your body is ready to undergo a rhinoplasty.

Best Wishes!

Roy Kim, MD

Are my Implants Gonna Be Big Enough for What I Want to Achieve?
Picking the Best Breast Implants for Your Breast Augmentation Surgery
May 12, 2012
Dear heather from carolinas-

Choosing the best breast implants for you before your breast augmentation surgery can be trying, but various strategies can help.

During your consultation, it's normal for your plastic surgeon to take a look at you and take A LOT of measurements. Then, you can either try on breast implant sizers or have software that can give you an approximate "before and after" comparison with various breast implants….

Sagging Breasts After Breastfeeding, Can Implants Make an Improvement?
Sagging Breasts May or May Not Need a Breast Lift with Breast Implants. The Key Factor is….
May 12, 2012
Dear Kezuk-

Thanks for the great question. This is a very common question, and the key factor is your nipple position in relation to your breast fold, or inframmary fold. Typically, a patient with the nipple above the breast fold usually does not need a breast lift, and should be able to get just breast implants, and undergo only a breast augmentation.

To fill in your upper pole, or the loss of the breast volume at the top op your breasts above your…

What Size Will I Be if I Get 400 Cc Silicone Under the Muscle?
How to Visualize a Breast Implant Volume BEFORE Breast Augmentation Surgery
May 12, 2012
Dear Pam47-

Thanks for the great question, and as you can tell, this is a very common question!

There are several ways to figure out what you will probably "look like" with a certain breast implant BEFORE your breast augmentation surgery. Ultimately, no one can guarantee a result, but these methods should help.

Before we begin, I assume that your plastic surgeon has discussed with you the exact volume and profile of breast implant…

Armpit Incision for Breast Augmentation Because Nipples Are Small?
Armpit Incision Has Advantages and Disadvantages Versus Other Approaches
May 12, 2012
Dea Kinzie-

The armpit incision has a great advantage of not having any incision at all on your breasts. If you take great post-op care of your breasts after surgery, you should end up with a great result.

The problem of having a small nipple is an issue with silicone breast implants, but use of a Keller Funnel should make a nipple, or areolar, incision possible to place 350 cc silicone breast implants.

The disadvantage of the armpit…

What Do You Recommend? Breast Lift/Aug/Both?
Breast Aug, Breast Lift, or Both? The Key Indicator is….
May 12, 2012
Dear kia123-

Thanks for the great question. It's a pretty common question, and the key indicator is generally the position of your nipple in relation to your breast fold, or inframammary fold/ IMF.

In general, with aging and kids, your breasts lose breast fullness and your nipple position may drop over time. If both happen in a small amount, then you may only need a breast augmentation. However, if you have significant nipple position drop,…

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