Dr Kim 90211

Name: Alex Kim, MD
Last name: Kim
Gender: male
Began aesthetic medicine in: 1997
Years experience: 23
Primary Specialty: Plastic Surgeon
Website: https://alexkimmd.com/
Business: Alex Kim MD
Address: 9001 Wilshire Blvd.
Address suite: Ste. 202
City: Beverly Hills
State: California
Zip Code: 90211
Country: US
Statement: Dr Alex Kim is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills, who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr Alex Kim specializes in all aspects of plastic surgery with the strong emphasis on facial and breast surgery as well as body contouring procedures.
Consulting Fees: 100$
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Special Offers
Offer #1: Mentor Sponsored Offer
Special Offer Treatments: Mentor Breast Implants
End Time: 12/31/2020
Detail: Book your treatment through RealSelf, send us your receipt within 6 months of the treatment date, and we’ll send you a $200 Amazon Gift Card within 5 business days.
Clinical Privileges
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, California Hospital Medical Center
  • Medical: MD, Nagasaki University School of Medicine
Postdoc Training
  • Residencies:
  • General Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Southern California
  • Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center
Member of
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Alex Kim, MD

Board Certification
Kyeong-Hee Alexander Kim (ABMSUID -588594)

Viewed: 8/18/2008
Day of birth: 10/01/1959

Status: Alive
Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery – General

Status: Certified
Active Time-Limited Recertification: 12/1/2009 – 12/31/2019
Active Time-Limited Initial Certification:
3/27/1999 – 12/31/2009
American Board of Surgery
Surgery – General

Status: Not Certified
Expired Time-Limited Initial Certification: 6/8/1998 – 7/1/2008
Education: 1984 MD (Doctor of Medicine)
Location: 901 Wilshire Blvd Ste 202Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (United States)

GPS coordinates on map: 34.067333,-118.3879292

Primary location
Location name: Beverly Hills
State: CA
Country: US
Map point: 34.0752,-118.3990021
  • AlloDerm
  • Arm Lift
  • Asian Rhinoplasty
  • 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 Reconstruction Revision
  • Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Buccal Fat Removal
  • Butt Augmentation
  • Butt Implants
  • Butt Lift
  • Calf Implant
  • Calf Reduction
  • Cellulaze
  • Cellulite Treatment
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Cheek Lift
  • Chin Implant
  • Chin Liposuction
  • Chin Surgery
  • Cleft Lip And Palate Repair
  • Deep Plane Facelift
  • Double Eyelid Surgery
  • Dysport
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earlobe Surgery
  • Embrace Scar Therapy
  • Eye Bags Treatment
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facelift Revision
  • Facial
  • Facial Fat Transfer
  • Facial Feminization Surgery
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Forehead Lift
  • Forehead Reduction
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Hyaluronidase
  • Hyperhidrosis Treatment
  • Injectable Fillers
  • Jaw Reduction
  • Juvederm
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Liposuction
  • Latisse
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lip Implants
  • Lip Lift
  • Lip Reduction
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Liposuction
  • Liposuction Revision
  • Lower Facelift
  • Lumpectomy
  • Male Nipple Reduction
  • Male Tummy Tuck
  • Mastectomy
  • Mentor Breast Implants
  • Microneedling
  • Mini Facelift
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Mole Removal
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Monsplasty
  • Natrelle Breast Implants
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple Reduction
  • Nipple Surgery
  • Nonsurgical Neck Lift
  • Nose Surgery
  • Panniculectomy
  • Pec Implants
  • PRP for Hair Loss
  • PRP Injections
  • Ptosis Surgery
  • Renuva
  • Restylane
  • Restylane Defyne
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Silk
  • Retin-A
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Scar Removal
  • Scars Treatment
  • Sculptra Aesthetic
  • Septoplasty
  • Sientra Breast Implants
  • Silagen
  • Silicone Injection Removal
  • Silicone Injections
  • Skin Lightening
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • SkinPen
  • Smart Lipo
  • Strattice
  • Tattoo Removal
  • TempSure Envi
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Tummy Tuck Revision
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation
  • Vaginoplasty
  • Voluma

RealSelf Info

Rating: 4.6
Profile views: 7773
Answer count: 254
Review count: 30
Anonymous votes: 0
Offer count: 1
Profile created: Dec 6, 2007
Profile modified: Mar 29, 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: Apr 24, 2019
Doctor Designation End Time: Jan 1, 2033


  • Beverly Hills, CA, US. GPS coordinates: 34.0752,-118.3990021

Latest ratings of treatments

  • MTF Breast Augmentation (Oct 2018) – 5/5
  • Hand Reconstructive Surgery (Jan 2015) – 5/5
  • MTF Breast Augmentation (Feb 2019) – 5/5
  • Rhinoplasty (Jan 2018) – 5/5
  • Breast Reconstruction with TRAM Flap (Oct 2018) – 5/5
  • Breast Reconstruction with TRAM Flap (Dec 2014) – 5/5
  • Breast Reconstruction (Dec 2016) – 5/5
  • Tummy Tuck (Dec 2014) – 5/5
  • Breast Augmentation (Jun 2017) – 1/5
  • Breast Augmentation (Jun 2017) – 5/5
  • Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap (Apr 2017) – 5/5
  • Breast Implants (Dec 2012) – 5/5
  • Breast Augmentation (Oct 2013) – 4/5
  • Breast Reduction (Aug 2016) – 5/5
  • Body Lift (Apr 2016) – 5/5

Latest Prices

MTF Breast Augmentation Prices

  • $8000 – Oct 15, 2018

Breast Augmentation Prices

  • $8000 – Oct 17, 2013 – Beverly Hills, CA

Breast Implants Prices

  • $25001 – Dec 1, 2012 – Beverly Hills, CA

Body Lift Prices

  • $22500 – Apr 8, 2016 – Beverly Hills, CA

Special Offers

Start Time / End Time

Mentor Sponsored Offer
Sep 30, 2019 /
Dec 31, 2020
Book your treatment through RealSelf, send us your receipt within 6 months of the treatment date, and we’ll send you a $200 Amazon Gift Card within 5 business days.
Specific treatments

Doctor's answers

Answer Header & Date
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Strange bruising/skin darkening, hardening and flaking after breast surgery/mastopexy 4 months post-op. (p
By Dr Alex Kim
Jan 24, 2019
Looking at your photos, it seems like you have a hematoma under the skin. I recommend you to see a doctor as soon as possible. You will most likely not need surgery, but if it is a hematoma, you will have to drain it. 
Will my nostrils even out (up and down) after the swelling has gone down after rhinoplasty?
By Dr Alex Kim
Jan 15, 2019
From looking at your photos, you do have asymmetry of the front part of the nostril. As swelling goes down, the angle of the opening may increase, making it look more symmetric. At this point, I would recommend continued observation and see your plastic surgeon 3-6 months from now. 
I want to know how she got the shape of her eyes like that. I have small eyes and want them to look bigger
Dr Alex Kim
Jan 15, 2019
It is a combination of a brow lift and upper blepharoplasty. I do not think she got fillers. Thank you for your question, I hope I answered your question!
Soft spot on incision after breast lift. Will this heal OK without the wound opening up?
By Dr Alex Kim
Jan 15, 2019
Under the vertical incision is your skin from lower part of the breast. Even if the wound separates, under the incision is the dermis. So, the wound will heal without problems. Sometimes it may leave a little wider scar, but the scar can be revised at a later date. 
Hardness from BBL since July 2018. Can this be fixed?
By Dr. Alex Kim
Jan 8, 2019
Usually if the area of the fat injection is still firm after 6 months, it may be due to the fact that the fat is dying/the fat did not survive. Typically, lumpiness will persist for a while and it will eventually dissolve as the body absorbs the fat. In rare occasions, that will leave permanent lumpiness, which may require surgical removal. At this point, make sure to keep your eye on it. Follow up with your surgeon.
Should I gain weight for BBL? I want 1600cc in each cheek but not sure if I have enough fat for it. I want
By Dr. Alex Kim
Jan 8, 2019
Looking at your photos, I don't believe that you have enough fat to achieve your goal. Gaining weight is an option but you would need to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon to discuss further. 
9 weeks swelling between armpit, should I massage?
By Dr. Alex Kim
Jan 8, 2019
Swelling over the armpit is not worrisome. It will take about 6 months for the swelling to go down because the lymphatic drainage system has been disturbed. Massaging usually helps, however it depends on the type of implant you have. Make sure to find a board certified plastic surgeon near you to check your breasts. 
When can double bubble be detected?
By Dr. Alex Kim
Jan 8, 2019
Double bubble can be detected as early as 3-4 months after surgery. Typically, once swelling of the breast goes down, you will start seeing indentation above of the bottom of the breast. Eventually, as the implant drops further, indentation becomes more prominent. Once established, you will need to have surgical correction. Best of luck!
Rib dislocation and breast augmentation, will one breast look bigger than the other?
By Dr. Alex Kim
Jan 8, 2019
Most likely the minor asymmetry of the shape of the ribs may not affect, but if this is in the upper breast area, it may show more afterward.  In any event, I believe the difference would be minor.
Is it normal for one breast to not drop or drop too low?
By Dr. Alex Kim
Jan 8, 2019
The right and left breast implants may not behave symmetrically after breast augmentation.  Typically, the breast implants look a little high after initial placement, and over the next 1 - 2 months, they will drop to give a natural look.  Sometimes, one or both implants to fail to follow this course - staying too high (fail to drop) or moving too low.  This type of things does not occur often but they do occur.  If fails to drop adequately, often massaging would help to further drop the imp...
Capsulorrhaphy done during initial augmentation?
May 7, 2018
Based on the photos, you will need a lift, wheather vertical lift or full anchor shape incision lift. Capusulorrhaphy is a procedure to manipulate the capsule surrounding the implants.  Since you have no implants, you have no capsule to work with.  If you like to augmentation as well as lift, that could be done at the same time. Consult your surgeon. Best, Alex Kim, MD
I have a flat face after zygomatic reduction surgery in Korea. Can I get my cheekbones back?
Undoing cheek reduction
Nov 28, 2017
Based on the CT scan and photos, the surgeon performed osteotomy (cutting the bones) and placement of metallic plates to fix the bones.  Particularly over the zygoma, the bones are flat and concave.  It is potentially possible to undo the osteotomy and place the plates in previous shape, but it would be very difficult.  But I believe it can be done by removing the plates and redoing osteotomy.  More simple solution would be placement of the implants over the flat area.  If you have no func...
I had zygoma (cheekbone) reduction and now my face looks elongated and flat. Is it possible to reverse thi
Undoing cheek reduction
Nov 28, 2017
Without personally examining, it may not be completely accurate, but I believe you will need to have an implant placement to restore the previous shape.  This is typically done through intramural incision.  The type and size of the implant depends on the defect created by the previous surgery, but the use of Medpor implants allow us to shape the implant intraoperatively to customize the shape.  I would advise you to see a qualified plastic surgeon in your community.Best, Alex Kim, MD
Can I or should I use Embrace longer than the recommended 6-8 weeks after a scar revision?
Oct 18, 2017
The use of the Embrace is typically recommended to start around 3 weeks after procedure and up to about 3 months.  The use of the product beyond this period typically not recommended because at that point, the initial wound healing process has been complete.  But if you tolerate the dressing, I do not see any harm on continuing the dressing, although it may have as much effect on the scar at that point.  Best,Alex Kim, MD
Still weeping from under left breast 4 weeks post op BR, normal?
Weeping wound
Oct 18, 2017
The weeping of the wound is due to the separation of the skin at the inverted T junction.  This is relatively common occurrence.  It may take a little more time, but the wound will close by its own with local wound care - such as antibiotic ointment.  Sometimes underlying sutures may need to be removed.  At the end, it will leave a small scar, but it tends to soften over time.  See your plastic surgeon for follow up.Best,Alex Kim, MD

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Last updated on 10/10/2020