Liposuction Aspirate- A Close Up of “Liquid Gold”

May 24, 2016

Warning- Not for the Faint of Heart! Pictured here is the liposuction aspirate coming out and into the storage container. You can see that the good stuff being auctioned out is mainly yellow to white in color- liquid gold. This liposuction aspirate can be thrown away, or it can be filtered and processed to get […]

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Tumescent Fluid- the “Secret Sauce” of Liposuction

May 24, 2016

Warning- May be NSFW/ not suitable for work. "You can see what we call 'peau d'orange' or 'orange peel', which is what we want in tumescent fluid before we start the actual liposuction." I am injecting the fat with tumescent fluid before starting the actual liposuction. This fluid slows down bleeding, allowing me to remove […]

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Luxe, the Valet Parking App For My Office

April 23, 2015

As a plastic surgeon in San Francisco, my office location is truly awesome for people who work in downtown San Francisco, and public transportation access is amazing-  I’m only 1 block away from MUNI and BART, and 2 blocks away from Market St.  However, some of my patients occasionally have a difficult time visiting me […]

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Wacky Wednesday: Procedures

January 28, 2015

Here is proof that any look you want is achievable.  There’s a procedure for that. Butt Facial Photo Credit: Ruaridh Connelian / Barcroft / mirror.co.uk When you go to the beach, your body is on display.  It just is.  To make sure it’s ready for the big show, some ladies are spending $500 on a […]

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When Can I Lift Weights After Breast Augmentation?

December 26, 2014

Some of my breast augmentation patients are fitness fanatics, and they share a common question.  “Dr. Kim, when can I start lifting weights again after my breast augmentation surgery?” Define “Weightlifting”! If you are a weight lifter that is entering fitness competitions, or if you clean, jerk, and own weight lifting gloves, you should brace […]

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