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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.

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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Plastic Surgeon in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NY


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 was working in Central New York and had an upcoming event and needed to get 2 areas of Dystport done. They were able to accommodate my schedule( as it was short notice) Dr. Kim’s entire staff was so friendly and welcoming!! During the procedure , even Nurse Dan held my hand and kept me smiling the whole time!! I was incredibly impressed with Dr Kim as he made sure he took the time to explain the process as well as not “ being rushed” something I have experienced with previous Doctors. I live in Florida but will be seeing Dr Kim from now on, and will be recommending their office to my fellow New Yorkers! It’s been almost 2 weeks since my appointment and the results are amazing!!! So happy! Thank you so much Dr Kim, Mary and the rest of the staff !

- michele goodwin

Dr. Kim is a world-class facial plastic surgeon. I’ve been to the top surgeons in the country from Beverly Hills to Miami and I found Dr. Kim to be superior. His face and neck lift were flawless and so natural that no one could tell I had anything done, but everyone said I looked ten years younger. As Syracuse is a discreet location, I would highly recommend anyone who wants a top notch face and neck lift to fly in. His bedside manner is as fantastic as his work. I can’t recommend Dr. Kim enough. I think he is the best Facial plastic surgeon in the country.

- Shelly Cohen

I am very happy with Dr. Kim and all of his staff. Not only did I have a surgical procedure done but I also go there every week for allergy shots and they couldn't be nicer. And Dr. Kim is awesome - - great bedside manner! I highly recommend them!!!

- Sheila Guenette

57 years old and wanted to start my new path in life retired...not looking tired! I did extensive research and sought out 5 surgeon recommendations. I was extremely impressed with Dr. Sang Kim for several reasons: 1 - He specialized in and only performs /neck surgeries, 2 - Dr. Kim is younger and probably more newly established, but there was no doubt that he is a perfectionist and a professional in his field, 3 - He is patient and really listens. I felt confident and trusted that he was giving me his best recommendation for my concerns, 4 - He didn't try to push unnecessary or extra procedures, 5 - I was impressed by how obvious it was that Dr. Kim's administrative and medical staff liked him and respected his work. But most of all, I am extremely satisfied with the results of my face lift!

- Shannon F

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kim. He is the most patient, professional, and personable physician I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Instead of being rushed through the practice, every member of his staff made me feel welcome and important from the moment I walked through the door. He wouldn't perform a single procedure on me until he fully answered every minute question I had (all of which he eloquently and candidly answered); you can tell that his formal training was exceptional. His bedside manner and skilled technique easily make him one of the best kept secrets in Syracuse. I have referred numerous friends to him who have also, in turn, referred their friends. Make the consult and see for yourself... you won't be disappointed!

- Deanna Hillman

Dr. Kim and his staff were incredible. I had a face lift done this past summer and I was treated with dignity and respect by everyone. Dr. Kim is an exceptional surgeon and one of the nicest and kindest doctors I have ever met. I had a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and his entire staff. I recently went back to Dr. Kim for injections. Again my experience was wonderful. He explains everything he is going to do and what to expect. I didn't bruise and I love the fact that he doesn't overdo. He and his staff are just incredible. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

- Debbie Ely

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