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Dr. Sang W. Kim, collaborated on a clinical study on lip enhancement to determine the threshold between natural and artificial results. The results of the study were published on the 6th of April in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Society.

Dr. Kim knows that lip enhancement should not be performed strictly by defined guidelines, but rather based on the anatomy, age and cosmetic needs of the individual.

The intent of the study was to provide plastic surgeons with a new toolset for discussing lip enhancement with their patients. In this way, thresholds that are considered the ideal line between natural and artificial results provides a starting point for patient discussions.

The study revealed that the perception of natural-appearing results from lip enhancement varies from patient-to-patient as well as within certain age groups. Participants also noted key differences when considering specific areas of the lips.

His work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Marie Claire, Allure, Cosmetic Surgery Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, HealthDay, Orlando Sentinel and Physician’s Weekly.

Medication, prosthesis and hair transplantation are all options for someone suffering from Alopecia. Watch here to see Dr. Kim’s comments from the Bridge Street segment.Natural Face Clinics

Natural Face ClinicsNeoGraft has helped one of Dr. Kim’s patient’s feel more like her younger self with the help of her hair restoration surgery. Watch this video to learn more!

Natural Face ClinicsWhether seeking treatment for unsightly blemishes or potentially malignant skin problems, the average Central New York patient may have a hard time scheduling a timely appointment with a dermatologist. According to a recent study published in JAMA Dermatology, Syracuse patients wait, on average, 146 days to see these specialists.

The long waits are characteristic of a shortage of dermatologists across the nation, as accredited residency programs have not produced enough of these medical specialists to keep up with rising demand. Dermatologists in the Central New York region are aware of this issue and have made great strides to accommodate the overwhelming number of patients—especially when timely treatment is crucial.

Unfortunately, the news comes at a time when skin cancer rates across the country continue to skyrocket. Over the past few decades, the rising popularity of tanning beds and bronzed skin has prompted sun worshippers nationwide to increase their UV exposure—leading to increased risks of cancer. Currently, the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Click here to read more…

Natural Face ClinicsAccording to statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 76,000 cosmetic surgical procedures were performed on teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19 in 2012.

Dr. Sang W. Kim are board certified surgeons who specialize in plastic surgery exclusively in face, head, and neck at Syracuse Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in New York. They affirm that, while facial plastic surgery is not suitable for all teenagers, carefully screened individuals will benefit from undergoing a cosmetic surgical procedure. Specifically, young patients with obvious and bothersome physical deformities may seek out facial cosmetic surgery. Click Here to Read more

Natural Face ClinicsThinning hair isn’t something you have to live with.  Trust Dr. Kim’s expertise to help you move on from the shame of hair loss.

Imagine a scenario where you’ve experienced an extensive amount of hair loss over the last couple of years. While it may be easier for men to continue going about their lives with hair loss, women with thinning hair feel obligated to hide their condition out of shame.

This topic is explored in “Hair Restoration Surgery: 2014,” an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association Facial Plastic Surgery, a specialty circulation, authored by Sang W. Kim, M.D. of the Syracuse Hair Transplant at Natural Face™ Clinics and Daniel E. Rousso, M.D., F.A.C.S.

According to the article, more than half of the world’s male population experiences hair loss by the age of 40. The condition, known as androgenetic alopecia, or AGA, is the most common form of hair loss affecting men.

According to the article, androgenetic alopecia is found more often in men than women because it is a condition caused by one of the testosterone byproducts. Consequently, the condition is also referred to as male pattern hair loss.

Women, however, also lose their hair. According to Kim’s article, 32.2 percent of women over the age of 20 are experiencing alopecia. Due to social pressures and strict standards of female beauty, most women with receding hairlines feel ashamed, embarrassed, and can’t seem to find attractive options for treatment. Click here to view more…

Facial Plastic Surgeon in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NYNatural Face™ Clinics is pleased to announce that Dr. Sang W. Kim will be joining the practice as surgical director beginning in July 2014.

Dr. Kim received his Doctorate in Medicine from Harvard Medical School in Boston. He completed residency training at the Harvard Combined Program in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Kim has always had a keen interest in the field of plastic surgery, exclusively the head, face, and neck.

After his residency training, he completed prestigious dual-fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and hair restoration surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Daniel E. Rousso, a world-renowned pioneer in hair transplantation surgery and facial plastic surgery. During his academic course, Dr. Kim has published several papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and received numerous honors including several national and international

Dr. Kim is excited to bring up-to-date and time-proven techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, in the field of facial rejuvenation and hair restoration to Syracuse.

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Dr. Sang W. Kim

Harvard Trained, Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Sang W Kim, MD is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, nasal/sinus surgery, and hair restoration surgery.

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I found everyone at Natural Face Clinics to be very friendly and accommodating. During the procedure I became ill and both Dr. Kim and Susan were very compassionate and I did not feel rushed. As of this date, the results are great and I am happy with the end result. Dr. Kim has been very kind and professional. He is a great doctor. The staff is very kind and caring. They are always friendly and accommodating on the phone and in the office. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kim to my family and friends. Thank you for everything!

- Joanne – East Syracuse, NY


Everything about the procedure was well explained and it was a breeze! The chin surgery came out well and as expected. The doctor was very professional and put me at ease. He explained everything that he was doing. The staff is top notch and Karen was outstanding.

- Carl – East Syracuse, NY


The initial visit was informative and reassuring. I was given options and a clear understanding as to what to expect. It was very comforting. I received excellent care and I am thrilled with my results! I’ve already booked my next procedure. I was pleasantly surprised with how little pain there was and how quickly I recovered.
Dr. Halliday is wonderful! He is knowledgeable and professional. I wouldn’t trust my face to just anyone. He is an excellent plastic surgeon. The staff is professional, caring and attentive. Appointment times are honored and the visits are never rushed. I am so grateful for the outstanding care I received.

- Susan – East Syracuse, NY


My experience was very professional and helpful. My questions were answered that I did not think to ask. They were very friendly and accommodating. The procedure went smoothly. Post-op care was especially spoiling, considering it was during the holidays. Everything was done to ensure I had an optimal outcome.
My results are splendid! I am receiving compliments that I look 15-20 years younger than prior to my procedure. My doctor was outstanding and genuinely concerned. He wanted me to understand what was being done and why. I had clear and concise answers to questions and received excellent bedside manner. The staff is friendly, efficient, on time and on task. They are eager to assist! I would recommend and would use again when needing cosmetic enhancements. I am very, very pleased with my experience and results.

- D.L. – East Syracuse, NY


When I look in the mirror, I know I made a great choice. Dr. Halliday and his exceptional staff were thoughtful, knowledgeable, and caring. My results were very good and not over-done like some actress on TV. I have referred friends and they also had great results.

- Mary - New York Mills, NY


I cannot begin to tell you how happy I was and continue to be with Dr. Halliday and his staff. I felt very comfortable the first time I met him and talked with his staff. I was treated professionally and with dignity. I originally met Dr. Halliday to discuss fillers. After talking to him and discussing all my options, I decided to have a face lift and surgery on my upper and lower eye lids. He never pushed me into making a decision, in fact, he told me to think about it. I left and headed to work and I called the same day and booked my surgery. He is an artist and a master at what he does. I am extremely happy with my results. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Halliday and his staff to anyone interested in improving their appearance.

- Debbie - Syracuse, NY


This whole process has been an amazing experience. The staff and Dr. Halliday treat you with respect and also assure your privacy. The staff is efficient and communicates well; you have complete knowledge of the process and the outcome is absolutely awesome. Thank you!

- Dale - Ilion, NY


At my initial visit I was met with a short wait time and a friendly staff. Throughout the whole procedure I was comfortable and I healed well and had no problems; I am happy with my results. Dr. Kim is so nice and friendly. He answered all my questions and made me feel safe and comfortable. The office staff has been very friendly and helpful as well. Everyone is so nice here.

- Karen – Syracuse, NY


When I met Dr. Kim and the staff, everyone was friendly. Dr. Kim did a good job with my procedure and made me feel comfortable. My hair has started to grow and I feel like the procedure has worked. Everyone here is nice and I liked Dr. Kim’s honesty with me. My doctor wanted me to go to a different doctor for my nose but I told him “no I want to go to Dr. Kim”.

- Ljupco – Syracuse, NY


At my initial visit Dr. Kim and the staff were very informative on what was going to happen with the surgery. He removed Melanoma from the left side of my nose and it very good. All of the Melanoma has been removed and is healing well. Dr. Kim has been very informative on all that has taken place and what is in the future after surgery. The staff has also been very helpful throughout the whole process. I would see Dr. Kim again if I had any more cancer to be removed.

- Eugene – Syracuse, NY


My initial consultation was very informative. The doctor was honest about the procedure, as well as, the cost and I felt no pressure to make a commitment. The office itself is very comfortable and the staff is friendly and welcoming. My procedure went smooth and the doctor was very cautious to not release me until he was sure I was ready to leave. I am very happy with my results and the healing time was even better than expected. Dr. Kim has an excellent bed side manner and his staff made the whole process enjoyable. He is easy to talk to and very informative about the procedure, as well as, advice on the healing process. I would definitely refer my family and friends to this practice.

- Linda – East Syracuse, NY


Dr. Kim and the entire staff are nice. Dr. Kim did a good job and everything is 100%.

- Nevzad – East Syracuse, NY


My husband and I met with Dr. Halliday and Terri. We arrived to a very clean and inviting office and did not have to wait long. Dr. Halliday and Terri did not tell me what should be done but were interested in what my goals were for a cosmetic procedure. They answered all my questions and explained their recommendations clearly. On the day of my procedure everyone went out of their way to make sure I was as comfortable as possible. I liked the “privacy” of the operating and recovery area. I feel like l look years younger while still looking “age appropriate”. Friends and family have commented I look good and the natural lift is exactly that; very natural. The only way people know I had a procedure is because I told them. Dr. Halliday was very professional and friendly the entire time. I completely trusted all the decisions he made during the procedure. He took his time and even took time to put my husband at ease about having the procedure done. Everyone at the office is extremely friendly and I have never had to wait long for my appointment. I feel like I have made an investment in my face and while I am happy to be my age I am even happier to have a face that matches the body I have. I will continue to make enhancements along the way with Dr. Halliday, Terri, and everyone in his office who made me feel and look special.

- Nicki – East Syracuse, NY


The staff is very pleasant and helpful. I am very pleased with Dr. Hallidays expertise.

- Debra Victor - East Syracuse, NY


This is a wonderful place to come, everyone is great and happy. I had the best care and will recommend this surgery center to my friends.

- Linda - Syracuse, NY


I was very worried about my surgery. However, the doctor and staff were wonderful and my surgery and recovery were well worth it.

- Shirley – Syracuse, NY

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