I love Dr. Kim! I would recommend him to anybody: friends, family, and co-workers. If I was ever at a follow-up appointment, I would be happy to talk to anyone considering the procedure. My experience with the practice was great! I felt at home the entire time. I felt comfortable coming in. I felt comfortable text messaging Dr. Kim if I was very nervous about something. And I knew I could call, email, and text message him anytime I needed anything.
Before the operation I was pretty nervous but, Dr. Kim told me there were five things I needed to know. And he counted them out on his fingers and he said, “first I am going to tell you them fast and then I will tell you them in description…these are all the five things you need to know.” And so, after I knew the five things, I realized it (surgery) wasn’t such a big deal.
The staff at Dr. Kim’s office is amazing. Caroline came and met me at the operation room and I was nervous and all alone and she comes with a big smile right before I go in. I felt very cared for.
The pain wasn’t bad at all; I was expecting it to be terrible. I watched the documentaries on MTV and I was thinking I would be in utter pain, not able to sleep, not able to move. Actually, I didn’t feel too much pain especially the first few days. There is a pain pump that attaches to your body, this goes straight into the place where you had the operation. You basically feel nothing, because it (the pain pump) automatically pumps through your body. As well as you have plenty of pain meds, if necessary.
Overall, I feel excited, very comfortable, and happy I went through with this procedure. If I could go back and do it again, I definitely would.
I had a 10 pound baby boy that I had gained 67 pounds. Within 4 months I grew so big in my stomach that my skin was literally splitting and bleeding. My last 5 weeks of pregnancy so, it went beyond stretch markers. It became scares. All this skin no matter all these years of exercising, working out, dieting. I’d look ok in clothes but as soon as the clothes came off, there it was. If I bent over, it was really there. I want it gone. I nursed two children, so that was the reason for the breast lift and breast augmentation. My kids are grown, out the house and I wanted to be me again.
I went and actually had consultations with two other doctors. One, my family doctor referred me to. I wasn’t comfortable at all with. He was telling me how great he is gonna make me look and feel and I’m thinking, you don’t know until we actually do this. Where as Dr. Kim prepared me. He’s very open. It’s you know, he’s looking out for your safety as well as for what you want. He also prepared me for what to really expect, I didn’t look at it like a sales process.
I figured it would just be consultation just like the other two I had been through, so it was like I was there to gather information. I did not expect to set my surgery date and try to get it as soon as possible. I mean I was. I was like when can we do this. He came in and pointed out a couple things to me as far as um…you know your skin elasticity, you don’t want to go too big because you will be in here for another lift again. As opposed to okay you want these big boobs here we go, we gonna slap these in – literally I had one doctor say to me. I felt very comfortable with him.
Went in for surgery that day, and my son, or my husband and daughter both came with me. Once I got to the surgery center, that was a great place too. I’ve had shoulder surgeries. I’ve had tubal ligation. I’ve had these different things that were very hospital-ish This place was not at all, the staff there, the anesthesiologist, the nurses, everybody was great.
The healing process is a lot better then I expected, you know I was hearing these things where you can’t stand upright for at least 2-3 months. I was standing up right in 4 days. I had my surgery 10 weeks ago. I am already working out at the gym 5 days a week, which is way beyond what I expected to be. The scars look much better then I expected them to. I’m actually kind of amazed at how good my scars look at this point. And that is with comparing them to other people. All and all I am extremely pleased with that. That is one of the process that I was worried about.
I would tell you to do it, to not wait. Do not put it off. You will feel so much better about yourself. I am 47 years old and for 25 years I have not been able to look in the mirror at myself naked and go wow. 10 weeks after surgery I can go wow.
Dear Dr. Kim,
Once again, I wanted to thank you and tell you that I respect you and your skills so very much! You are a true artisan and professional. Your latest work on my “lower eye lids” has healed perfectly. My eyes look great! When more friends are available, I will definitely be back to see you to finish off a “small laundry list” of minor improvements to my face in the future! For now, thank you for the improvements in thus far! You’re terrific!
Thank you for my beautiful transformation. I could not be happier with the results. I greatly appreciate your thoroughness and time to answer all my questions. It was easy to relax and enjoy the process. I also have to say that I have worked in health care for many years and I know how important it is to have friendly and understanding staff. Working with Amy was such a pleasant experience. She is wonderful! Hope you had a nice holiday and happy new year. Thanks again!
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your schedule to perform the liposuction revision for me. I really appreciate your generosity and will most definitely be back to see you for anything else that I may need. I will also not hesitate to recommend you all of my clients and friends as well. Happy Holidays!
Dear Dr. Kim, Amy & Nicole,
Thank you for the thoughtful gift card especially for the excellent care I’ve received throughout my breast augmentation experience. I am so happy with the results, even at just 3 weeks! I certainly plan on sharing your information with interested friends and family? Word of mouth is always the best way to go!