Dr. Haena Kim’s Surgical Expertise
A traditional facelift, or even a non-invasive ‘liquid facelift,’ will not make you look 20 years old again—it’s not supposed to. However, it can help eliminate the most aggravating signs of aging, such as sagging skin, jowls around the jawline, fine lines, wrinkles and deep facial folds.
Also called a rhytidectomy, a facelift is the ultimate facial rejuvenation because it corrects skin that’s lost elasticity. Dr. Kim removes excess skin, then repositions and tightens underlying tissues, pulling it taut and closing it with sutures to create smoother, more defined contours.
A full, supple face is synonymous with youth. There currently exist several methods for restoring fuller contours to the face. Among them is facial fat transfer, a natural, safe and more permanent alternative to dermal facial injectables or dermal fillers. This method of facial revolumizing uses your body’s natural fat to permanently restore volume in your face.
Dr. Kim typically harvests fat from the abdomen and inner or outer thigh area. The fat is then carefully replaced and layered in the desired areas of the face to create a fuller, smooth contour. Swelling is to be expected, as is an ‘overly full, taut look for several weeks following the procedure. This look is done on purpose, since a loss of volume will occur during the healing process. Many facial areas can be addressed with fat transfers, including tear troughs, temples and cheeks. Often times, for best results Dr. Kim recommends combining a fat transfer with a facelift.
It’s as important to care for your neck with proper skincare and sun protection as it is your face, although many people realize this far too late. The neck is one of the first places to show signs of aging and sun damage. If the ‘turkey neck’ skin around your neck has become lax or saggy, or detracts for an otherwise youthful and slender face, a neck lift and/or neck liposuction/cervical liposuction can help to remove excess fat and loose skin. The result? A slimmer, youthful-looking and more contoured neckline, and independence from wearing turtlenecks year-round. Neck reshaping can do wonders for your overall appearance and make you look and feel up to 10 years younger.
A slight change to your chin can dramatically improve the look or your entire face—and maybe boost your income too. In a strange twist, studies show a weak jawline can lead to unfortunate misperceptions that make women appear older and men appear less masculine, ultimately affecting how much money they earn.
Chin augmentation surgery is one of the most satisfying surgical procedures, designed to strengthen the prominence of a weak or receding chin in both men and woman and even make the nose appear smaller from the side. By restoring facial balance and symmetry through surgical excellence, patients experience an immediate restoration of confidence.
Beyond creating ample breasts and buttocks, implants can volumize everything from your pecs to your chin. Facial implants work harder than injectable fillers when it comes to correcting asymmetrical facial features or improving your profile. What’s more, the results are permanent. Chin implants, which are used during chin augmentation surgery, aim to increase the size and projection of a chin that’s not in proportion with the forehead and mid-face.