Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
675 N Saint Clair St Ste 19-250 , Chicago, IL
Dr. John Kim, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kim to book an appointment.
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Dr. John Kim, MD - Reviews
CL – Jul 30, 2020
I had my breast augmentation, Brazilian butt lift with lipo 360 and most recently lip fillers done with Dr.Kim. I chose him because of how honest, patient, and caring he was. He was all about doing what was safe and best for my body while trying to achieve my goals. He was very accepting and non-judgmental of my goals. His pricing is great. On the lower end of all of the consultations I went to and that included the hospital fee. It’s been almost a year now and I healed wonderfully. I’m very happy with the results. Dr.Kim and all of his staff are amazing. They are all patient, caring, and personable. I will definitely continue all of my cosmetic needs with Dr. Kim.
kc – Jul 07, 2020
I had a breast lift with small implant to restore my very deflated breasts (post-multiple pregnancies with extended nursing each time). I am only a few weeks post-surgery but they look great, very natural. Dr. Kim ended up doing fewer incisions then we initially planned as decided they weren't necessary and that way was able to minimize scarring. I was a little nervous about doing it as I never thought I'd have plastic surgery but I'm very happy with the results.
Jun 19, 2020
Dr. Kim and his staff are extremely professional and my results were incredible.
Molly – Dec 12, 2019
I had a breast augmentation done by Dr Kim and the entire experience was incredible! He is extremely knowledgeable and did a great job of explaining what were the best options for me and why. His team very responsive, helpful, and profession while still warm, welcoming, and easy to talk to. I'm beyond happy with the result of my breast augmentation and cannot recommend Dr Kim enough!
Judit – Dec 07, 2019
I had a deformation on my left breast from a childhood illness. After some plastic surgery and implant almost 40 years ago. That implant ruptured and had to be replaced. I have seen a plastic surgent who recommended Dr. Kim saying he was the best of reconstructive surgery. That is absolutely true! Dr. Kim is an artist of reconstructive surgery. I cannot be happier with the result.
Dec 07, 2019
Dr. Kim and his staff were very informative and open to answer any questions I had. They made me feel comfortable and satisfied during every appointment. I loved the results he perfected.
CA, none – Nov 24, 2019
Dr Kim and the rest of the Northwestern Medicine outpatient surgical staff are just awesome! I had silicone breast implants from another plastic surgeon / LA, CA. I flew all the way to Chicago to have it removed by Dr Kim as my gut was telling me there’s something wrong with those implants. True enough, Dr Kim later told me those implants were about to rupture and that we removed just in time. Believe it or not, I felt calm the entire time..like an angel watching over me
3 Oct 24, 2019
Dr. Kim is amazing! My breast augmentation could not have been gone better. I started with a size 32AA before the surgery. I am now currently sized at a 32D. Going into the surgery I fully trusted Dr. Kim's work, but I had major concerns that my breasts would look really fake since I was doing such a major change in size. My breasts look perfect and most people can't even tell I had work done because of how natural they set on me. I also have very minimal scarring thanks to Dr. Kim's technique. I am so much more confident since my surgery and I could not be happier with my results.
Oct 24, 2019
Felicia Waggoner – Sep 25, 2019
In April 2018, I had an abdominoplasty and breast lift with augmentation. My before and afters were incredible!! Although it was a major improvement, I unfortunately had quite a bit of scaring. Everyone's body heals differently and Dr. Kim had me schedule scar revision. I am so appreciative that he saw that my results could be even better. He takes his time and really wants his patients to be happy with their results. He and the rest of the staff have always made me feel very comfortable during my appointments. I am beyond thrilled with the results I am seeing after my scar revision!!! Having surgery is scary and during the healing process it's very comforting to know that I have a caring staff to contact that always responds so quickly.
1 Carolyn Hansen – Aug 28, 2019
Dr Kim is a winner! He and his friendly, caring staff are the best!! He did my breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. It is perfect! Other doctors who see it compliment his artwork! He is so calm and reassuring. He answers all questions. I have gone back to him for other, smaller surgeries. I fully trust and highly recommend him! 1
Chicago, IL – Jul 21, 2019
After my mastectomy, I saw Dr. Kim to do reconstructive surgery. It was the best decision I ever made. He was exceptionally caring and sensitive. Dr. Kim took a great deal of time explaining the options for reconstruction and the pros and cons of each. There was no rush and I was encouraged to ask questions. After the surgery and at all following visits, Dr. Kim was equally as caring and open to answering any questions and concerns I had. I cannot image a choice more capable and caring than Dr. John Kim.
1 Jul 17, 2019
Took my mother and girlfriend to Dr. Kim. Hands down the most professional experience that we/they could have experienced. From the receptionists to the nurses, everyone involved made us feel extremely comfortable and catered towards their needs. Dr. Kim is an absolute artist. You can tell that he is a master of his craft within every aspect of plastic surgery and aesthetics. He listened to their concerns, their wants, and their goals and offered the best advice. When it comes to honest doctors that will do the absolute best for their patients, recommend only what they truly believe will help rather than try to line their pockets from unnecessary products or procedures, John Kim is paramount.
2 Jul 02, 2019
During a worrisome time, it meant everything to be in the hands of the very best. Dr. Kim is not only a talented master surgeon, he is also caring. I first emailed him on a Friday; he got back to me on Sunday and, understanding the urgency of the situation, had arranged for appointments within the next two days! For this, I will be forever grateful. Dr. Kim has expertise, an artistic eye, and a terrific support team working with him.
Park Ridge, IL – May 21, 2019
I had breast augmentation surgery 21 years ago with a different doctor. After that length of time there were some repairs that needed to be made. Dr. Kim was recommended to me by my sister in law. So glad I made the appointment and scheduled the surgery. The results are amazing. Dr Kim was very thorough and took the time to explain everything to me during my consult including different options. I received great care from pre to post OP and I am so appreciative of all the staff at Prentice! I could not recommend Dr. Kim more!
Stephanie W in Chicago, IL – May 10, 2019
I had breast augmentation surgery with Dr. Kim and had an amazing experience with him and all of his staff! Every single person that I came into contact with was kind, patient, knowledgable and made me feel so at ease, from Patsy and Monica in his office to his PA, the entire surgical team and every staff member in the OR. Dr Kim was very thorough and took the time to explain everything to me during my consult. I even went back for additional nurses visits where Monica was so patient with me and answered all my questions! Patsy made scheduling and payment so easy. I received the best care pre and post OP and I was so grateful for all the staff at Prentice! As for the results of my surgery, I am happier than I ever thought possible! The results are gorgeous, I feel so natural and confident! I could not recommend Dr. Kim more!
Chicago , IL – Feb 10, 2019
Dr Kim and his staff are excellent. I highly recommend his office.
1 Vivian Ritter in Highland Park, IL – Jan 19, 2019
Dr Kim is the most professional and gentle surgeon that provide you with options , amazing care and his team are unbelievably. His hands are a gift to woman that had bilaterally mastectomy and reconstructive surgery !! Thank you so much to this incredible Doctor/ Surgeon.
Cincinnati, OH – Jan 14, 2019
Dr. Kim changed the outcome for me. He turned a challenging diagnosis into an improvement for my breasts! I traveled from Cincinnati to Chicago just to work with him after hearing from others about his tremendous skill. His confidence is well deserved and his kindness was much appreciated.
2 Norma Nevarez – Mar 20, 2018
Amazing experience!! Dr. Kim made me feel beautiful again. I had a revision reconstruction and I can now say that my breasts look like breast once again. I also had a tummy tuck and I love my results. Dr. Kim should be at the top of your list of Plastic surgeons. However, I guarantee you that after visiting Dr. Kim you won’t have the need to go to any other doctor.
2 1 Gloria in chicago, il – Oct 21, 2017
Dr. Kim was my reconstruction surgeon following my bilateral mastectomy October 2016. Through every step of this lengthy and stressful process, he always took the time needed to explain, educate, calm and support me. I believe he is a brilliant and meticulous surgeon and I will always be grateful for his knowledge, skill and care. His office staff are also amazing in the important roles the play during this process. I cannot recommend him strongly enough..
1 Darlene Durling in waukegan, il – Oct 07, 2017
I highly recommend Dr. Kim! He is most kind yet professional. I trust him explicitly. His staff follow his lead and everyone is kind and efficient.
Erin H in Chicago, IL – Oct 06, 2017
Amazing breast surgeon and best experience ever!! Dr. John Kim is a phenomenal breast surgeon, great communicator and listener, and truly an artist. He was very professional, and very welcoming. His staff was excellent. His credentials are unsurpassed. His advice and guidance will ensure a result that is natural, fuller and without regrets. My expectations have been more than exceeded. What a life changing experience, and I am so happy I waited for the best, he is the premier breast surgeon.
dmaster27 in Chicago, IL – Sep 13, 2017
From the initial consultation to my aftercare, Dr. Kim and his team exceeded my expectations. They were always pleasant, helpful, professional and available to answer all my questions. Dr. Kim's team made me and my family comfortable throughout the entire process. Since my breast augmentation, I am much more confident with my body. They look natural, symmetrical and I was the envy of all the moms at the pool. I'm really looking forward to showing off my new 'look' at my wedding and honeymoon!
Chicago, IL – Sep 05, 2017
Dr. Kim and his staff are always professional, knowledgeable and friendly. My only suggestion would be for Dr. Kim to spend a bit more time with the patient, so they don't feel rushed. Otherwise, very caring and kind staff that accomodates the patient as much as possible.
Tamika L in chicago, il – Aug 07, 2017
My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and Dr. Kim was in charge of doing her reconstructive surgery, I attended every appointment with my mother when she was scheduled to see Dr.Kim. The professionalism in the office persuaded me to make an appointment for a breast reduction consult. I must say that Dr. Kim, Patsy and Monica are amazing. I appreciate everything Dr.Kim and his staff has done for me. I did receive my breast reduction and I am extremely happy with the work. Thank you !!!
2 Chicago, IL – Aug 02, 2017
Dr.Kim, Monica, Patsy, and the rest of the staff was AMAZING. I decided to go with Dr.Kim because he did my mothers surgery. Words really can't express how much I appreciate Dr.Kim and his staff. He has completely turned my life around. He was the only doctor I visited who told me what I wanted to hear. He saw that my receiving surgery was medically necessary. The level of professionalism was beyond my expectations.
1 1 Maureen Verwiel in Chicago, IL – Jul 11, 2017
Dr Kim & his staff are amazing. I felt very comfortable thru all of my office visits & procedures. Everything Dr Kim & his assistants did was explained very well beforehand, so I was not the least bit anxious. Took care of me in a very timely matter, from my first consultation to my last procedure. I never had to wait more than 5 minutes before an appointment. Results are fantastic. Highly recommend!
1 Jessica in Chicago, IL – Jun 28, 2017
Dr. Kim is absolutely the very best. I met with several surgeons for breast reduction consults. Everywhere felt very cold and impersonal. Dr. Kim was a bit busy and had a wait for his next open consult. I knew immediately he was the right doctor for me. His team was amazing. From consult, to insurance approval- denial, pre-surgery tests, the surgery, and post-op follow ups. I have felt taken care of every step of the way! Just past 90 days post op, Myresults are simplysuperb!
2 Alexandria Strider in Chicago, IL – Jun 15, 2017
Dr. Kim takes his work very seriously and is a perfectionist. He is truly an artist. He listened to what I wanted, took time to explain my options and responded to my follow up questions right away. My recovery was seamless and pain was minimal. I was able to stop taking narcotic pain meds within 48 hours postop. I had a breast lift with replacement of saline implants with silicone implants. My overall experience with Dr. Kim and all of his staff was very positive. I highly recommend him.
2 Pam Goodsell in Racine, WI – May 27, 2017
Dr. Kim is professional, very specific in explaining procedures and patient when answering any questions. Perfectionist in achieving ultimate end result. Very personable and easy to talk to.
3 12 Chicago, IL – May 19, 2017
I went to Dr. Kim as a Breast cancer patient. He had to do a reconstruction for a left mastectomy and right augmentation. I was lopsided. My left breast being higher than the right. He expanded me too much where I couldn't have a nipple constructed. When asked sometime later to correct lift the right side to even my breats, he performed surgery and my breasts are still uneven. He even swapped put my implant without my consent. Poor poor ethics
1 1 Chicago, IL – Mar 23, 2017
Dr. Kim was OUTSTANDING!!! His office staff was just as amazing and the day of surgery staff made the entire process so easy and relaxing. My results are everything I wanted and more. I met with a few BA surgeons before going with Dr. Kim (I even put down a deposit with another and lost $500 in the process - worth it!). I would recommend Dr. Kim over and over!
Ta-Tanisha Thames in Indianapolis, IN – Mar 22, 2017
Dr. Kim is so friendly and kind and I would refer him to anyone.
Deerfield, IL – Mar 10, 2017
I went to Dr. Kim for a revision because I had had a breast "lift" with some implants that looked absolutely dreadful. Dr. Kim fixed everything just beautifully, working within and improving on the same scars that the first Dr. had created. My scars/shape/proportion were better when I left than when I went in. I'm extremely pleased with the results. He was kind, patient and didn't rush me. He achieved all of my aesthetic goals. I like him and he's a great surgeon.
LN85 in Chicago, IL – Jan 30, 2017
Dr. Kim is one of the kindest, most caring, and intelligent individuals. His best quality is his compassion for his patients. He makes patients feel comfortable, provides them with choices, and explains all options in detail. I underwent nipple-sparing double mastectomy and reconstruction and couldn't be happier with the results. The final outcome looks amazing and natural. I'm so happy to have had Dr. Kim as my doctor during on of the most difficult times in my life.
Ada in Chicago, IL – Jan 25, 2017
I was very pleased and impressed with Dr. Kim and his staff. He put me at ease as a patient and made sure that all my questions were answered, and I was comfortable with the entire process. Dr. Kim and his staff were available for follow up consultations and made the entire experience a positive one for me
1 Chicago, IL – Dec 22, 2016
Great Experience! Literally no pain with the surgery. Pretty easy to make early morning appointments with. Couldn't be happier with the results.
1 2 Samantha in Chicago, IL – Dec 15, 2016
Dr. Kim came highly recommended by my breast surgeon to perform my breast reconstruction after my bilateral mastectomy. It was a great experience working with Dr. Kim. Beginning at my first appointment with him, he was very thorough in his explanation of the actual surgery, the potential risks and the recovery. After viewing many pictures of people post-op and talking to several people who had the surgery, I was shocked at how amazing my breasts looked after the surgery. Additionally, his be
Donna Musso in crete – Oct 28, 2016
Excited to share my experience with Dr. Kim. I needed to fix lumpectomy breast which after radiation was smaller and slumped in. I wanted least invasive surgery so Dr. Kim and I chose "Lipofilling" (taking stomach fat and insert in breast to fill in the slumped area and overall create a more symmetrical look to good breas,t while lipo-suctioning fat out of good boob for better overall symmetry. I look great! Thank you Dr. Kim! I interviewed 3 plastic surgeons before deciding on Dr. Kim.
2 Marcie W in Crown Point, IN – Oct 16, 2016
I had a double mastectomy a year before I saw or heard of Dr. Kim. He took my nothing and made full very natural looking breasts with beautiful cleavage. I could not be any happier. Dr. Kim is very easy to talk with about your needs and desires. He listens and then puts a plan in place. He is a perfectionist, which is a very desirable trait for a plastic surgeon.
Cindy Weaver in Lockport, IL – Aug 18, 2016
Dr Kim was a life saver I had spent 5 years in failed breast reconstructive surgeries with the same results at another location and dr. I met with him as my last hope to ever feel normal again. Everyday I look in the mirror and feel wonderful and look wonderful. I couldn't be happier and feel like I have my life back. Was easy to get appointments and short wait times. His assistant Kristen is just as sweet and helpful He's such a sweet gentle and caring dr. I would absolutely recommend him :) :)
Shirin in Chicago IL – Aug 12, 2016
Very professional, compassionate surgeon. Dr Kim listened to my concerns, explained and reviewed the expectations. I am very pleased with my experience with Dr Kim and with his staff.
Sheila in Chicago IL – Aug 06, 2016
Dr. Kim and his staff were outstanding. He carefully explained the procedure I was having done, patiently answered all my questions, and made me feel comfortable and at ease. I couldn't be happier with the outcome!
Gladys in Chicago, IL – Jul 24, 2016
I can't say enough about Dr. Kim and his staff they are just great!. I had breast expanders and reconstruction following my preventative bi lateral mastectomy. Since day one Dr. Kim, made me feel very comfortable he is very knowledgable and compassionate.He explained the whole process of my procedure and answered all my questions I felt at peace knowing that I was being treated by one of the best plastic surgeons.I am VERY pleased with my results and experience I would highly recommend Dr. Kim.
JAMES T. MCDANIEL in Decatur, IL – Jul 22, 2016
I HAD A MALIGNANT MELANOMA REMOVED FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY RIGHT HEEL. IT WAS NO SMALL TUMOR THAT WAS REMOVED BY SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST DR. KARL BILLIMORIA AT NORTHWESTERN. BY THE GRACE OF GOD THE TUMOR WAS REMOVED IN TOTAL AND DR. KIM AND HIS TEAM DEVELOPED A PLAN FOR A FLAP AND GRAFT SURGERY TO REPLACE MY HEEL. BECAUSE OF HIS ACTION, I HAVE MY FOOT AND A HEEL WITH EXCELLENT SENSATION AND MOBILITY. I HAVE A QUALITY OF LIFE AT 60 YEARS OF AGE NOW THAT WAS IN QUESTION. THANK YOU DR. KIM!
Marvin Bembry in Deerfield, IL – Jul 07, 2016
Dr. Kim performed the reconstruction surgery on my head after multiple surgeries to remove DFSP left a large defect on my head and to see how he pieced me back together is just amazing. Thank God for him. He also has the best nurse ever Sam was so patient and kind.
1 Tara N, in Lake Villa, IL – Jul 01, 2016
I was happy with my body, except for the tummy bulge that I could just not get rid of, and, due to age and gravity, my sagging breasts. I have always had amazing luck with the doctors at Northwestern, so this is where I started my search for a reputable plastic surgeon. Two weeks after the surgery, I am still recovering, but I am incredibly happy with the entire experience and will my surgeon, Dr. Kim. And my body? I love it and now have the self-confidence I was lacking before. AWESOME!!!
2 Chicago, IL – Jun 02, 2016
Maithili Jha in Chicago, IL – Jun 01, 2016
I found out in 2015 that I am BRCA positive. The process for figuring out next steps to take preventative measures was emotionally grueling, but meeting Dr. Kim and his care team made so many things easier. He asked a question the very first day he met me for a consult which I don't think enough doctors ask: What kind of life and lifestyle would you like to have? I'm a very active person and young, so the thought of having a preventative double mastectomy and reconstruction was daunting. T
Chicago, IL – Jun 01, 2016
I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Kim! I had breast implant removal/replacement and a lift, and couldn't be happier with the results Dr. Kim was able to give me (and it was NEAR painless)! Dr. Kim and his staff are wonderful and on top of everything. My questions were always quickly and thoroughly answered. Truly a great experience!! Thank you, Dr. Kim!
Mattty777 in Chicago, IL – May 04, 2016
I recently went for lypo to fix my double chin. Not a big deal but I wanted it gone. I was ready to do Lypo and Dr. Kim walked me thru the Kybella treatment and I signed up right there. No surgery and he was done in 5 minutes! Thats what Im talking about. I love the way Kybella worked on me and I am also happy I don't have to say I got lypo.
2 MaryM in Downers Grove, IL – Apr 24, 2016
I would strongly recommend Dr. Kim! I had a different doctor perform the reconstruction following my mastectomy. One of my breasts was lower than the other after the initial surgery. Even after the other doctor performed a second procedure to lift that breast, it was still considerably lower than the other (radiated) breast. It was then that I went to see Dr. Kim for his help. He performed a procedure to lift the sagging breast, and it now looks fantastic! Dr. Kim is fabulous!!
Nicholas Simon in Northbrook, IL – Apr 23, 2016
Needless to say, Dr. Kim and has staff are beyond fantastic. Loosing weight was fantastic, but the consequences of having loose skin was very depressing and demotivated me. I began to consult with many different plastic surgeons around Chicago, and while I have respect for all doctors, no one compares to Dr. Kim. Upon meeting him and his staff I immediately knew he was the right doctor for me. His expertise, credentials and previous surgeries definitely speak for themselves. But more importantly
Chicago, IL – Apr 01, 2016
My total surgery was very professional with a great result and an incredible recovery. Everyone who dealt with me was very comforting and informative. I knew I was in good hands. I would highly recommend Dr. Kim to anyone who needed plastic surgery. He came highly recommended from my internist. Great experience.
Tom in Oak Lawn IL – Mar 22, 2016
I'n a 43 year old male who had basal cell carcinoma removed from my eyelid and just below. It was done by MOHs. Needless to say it left part of my eyelid gone and a hole the size of a nickel below. Dr Kim made my face and eyelid function his concern. He spent plenty of time with my wife and I and explained everything. He opted for surgery opposed to rushing to close my opening on same day the MOHs was performed. The results were outstanding and Dr Kim and his staff could not be nicer. ????
anonomous in western, IL – Mar 12, 2016
His knowledge and education shine thru in his professional and even tempered manner I felt calm and trusted I was in excellent hands .
2 A. Reed in Oak Lawn, IL – Feb 28, 2016
I am writing to encourage anyone who is considering surgery with Dr. Kim to move forward with it. I had a wonderful experience with everyone in his office from his coordinator-Patsy to the nurses. He was patient and took time to make my family and I feel completely secure with my options. I had a mommy make-over and my results are impeccable. God's blessings to Dr. Kim and staff!
Mary S in Chicago, IL – Jan 25, 2016
Dr. Kim did an exceptional job reconstructing my nose after cancer surgery. I have heard stories of individuals that went to different plastic surgeons and their results were no where near as exceptional as mine. Dr. Kim is an artist having patched a large hole in my nose which now looks very natural. He was also very supportive and knowledgeable through the entire process. I highly recommend Dr. Kim.
1 1 Kristin T in Chicago, IL – Jan 21, 2016
I am so grateful for Dr. Kim! I spent years doing tons of research on breast augmentation surgeons & genuinely believe Dr. Kim is the best in Chicago! The staff is friendly & he offered lots of unbiased options which made me feel really safe. Every question was answered, & I was free to make...Read More
1 Steph G in Naperville, IL – Dec 31, 2015
I can't say enough about my positive experience with Dr. Kim and his entire staff. From the beginning, Dr. Kim thoroughly listened to everything I had to say regarding my needs and concerns for my surgery. He took the time to answer all of my questions and I always felt like he gave me honest answers so that I could maintain positive, but realistic, expectations. Everyone in the office is extremely friendly and professional and everything throughout my surgery went as planned. My results are eve