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Covid-19 testing is not a requirement as of June 10, 2021 The office of K. Alex Kim, M.D. and Brooks Surgery Center no longer require a Covid-19 test prior to surgery. The covid-19 test is required only in the following situations according to the current CDC recommendations: 1.People who have symptoms of COVID-19. 2.Most people who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19. 3.Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-19 symptoms do not need to be tested following an exposure to someone with COVID-...
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2020 Season’s Greeting

12.24.2020 | Category, News

Alex Kim MD

The historic year of 2020 is coming to an end and I would like to express my appreciation to my patients. We feel blessed to have wonderful patients in our practice. The COVID pandemic has caused extreme stress to our medical delivery system. Earlier this year, we were forced to close the door. Now, 8 months into pandemic, we still see the infection overwhelming the globe, down to the local hospitals. Thankfully, our team members have been well and no one in our team has contracted to the virus. We have been working hard to protect the patients and our staff, and we will continue to do...
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TempSureEnvi

The TempSure Envi treatment is your skin tightening* solution. It minimizes facial fine lines, wrinkles, and the appearance of cellulite without injections or downtime. Ask about TempSure Envi today!   How does it work? TempSure Envi delivers radio frequency technology to gently heat your skin. Increasing the skin’s temperature for a defined, therapeutic time will trigger a natural response for your skin to create new collagen. The new collagen fibers are tight, dense, and neatly organized giving you tighter, younger-looking skin.   What are your p...
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Aesthetic surgery for female organ has been gaining popularity in recent years.  Many female patients request improvement in appearance of the genital area, which may also enhance the sexuality as well. Here’s the latest that we offer: Labial puff - As you age, the labia majora (outer lips) may lose the tone and become wrinkled.  Pumping up the labia majora will make the area look plump and full, more youthful, and healthy.  This can be done by simply injecting fillers to the labia, although temporary.  For more permanent solution, you may consider fat injection.  Labia plasty ...
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“New Normal” , New procedures

06.17.2020 | Category, News

New procedures

Hello Everyone! This pandemic has changed the way we conduct business. After the two months of temporary closure, we started being fully operational starting May 18, 2020. When you make an appointment with us, you will notice that we have different procedures to screen everyone. This includes a screening telephone call from my staff a day prior to the appointment, additional screening questions upon arrival to the office, measurement of body temperature, limited number of people in a room, limitation of the family and friends accompanying you, and so on. We also offer gloves to you whi...
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Happy Father’s Day

06.14.2020 | Category, Frontpage Article, News

Happy Father’s Day

Men and plastic Surgery   Liposuction and body contouring The ideal male body shape is considered to be trim and athletic-looking, with broad shoulders and chest, a flat abdomen and a narrow hip-thigh area. However, as men age, areas of fat tend to accumulate around the abdomen, the flanks ("love handles"), the breast area (a condition called gynecomastia) and along the chin and neck. Men sometimes seek liposuction to remove these fatty areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.In many cases, liposuction alone can effectively correct these problem areas. Men retain their skin...
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RE-OPENING

05.08.2020 | Category, Uncategorized

Hope you are all doing well and staying safe. We have implemented safety measures and protocols to provide safe environment for consultations and surgical procedures. These include: * Patient screening before and on the day of appointment. * Temperature measurement upon arrival. * Use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for team members and patients. (Kindly provide your own PPEs). * Meticulous and thorough cleaning and disinfectant practices. * Call in upon arrival to the office. Consultations will resume on 5/11/20. Surgical procedures will resume on 5/18/20. Thank you fo...
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A 48-year-old female self discovered a lump in her left breast. Mammography, and subsequent ultrasound test showed a mass in her left breast. Biopsy revealed malignancy. She consulted with the breast surgeon, and decided to have left mastectomy. She has small breast and wears 34 A cup bra. Because she has small breast, even placement of the implant to the left breast will result in asymmetry of the shape of the breast. To achieve best possible symmetry, I recommended her to have tissue expansion of the left breast and subsequent implant placement and right breast augmentation...
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The patient is a 48-year-old female who, on a routine mammography, was found to have suspicious area in the right breast, which was found to be cancer on biopsy. She decided to have lumpectomy (partial breast removal). But after lumpectomy, the cancer was found to be more extensive, and also axillary nodes were positive for cancer as well. So, she had chemotherapy first, and then decided to have right mastectomy (total removal of the breast). She has history of gunshot wound to the stomach many years ago, and had surgery to repair it. This resulted in an extensive scar in the abdomen an...
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In light of recent coronavirus pandemic, in compliance with the orders from the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, we are temporarily closing the office for non-essential business until further notice.  Even though the office is closed, you can reach us by calling us at 310-860-9502.  Our office staff are working remotely meantime.  Routine follow up and consultations can be arranged via FaceTime during this period.  In case of urgent matters, we will arrange an appointment for you to be seen promptly. Please be safe and observe appropriate social distancing.  We will see you fac...
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