Kim Le, MD
Dr. Kim Le is a Board Eligible Cosmetic Surgeon and is formally fellowship-trained in Cosmetic Surgery with a specialization in body and face aesthetic surgery. Her expertise regarding topics such as medical spa, technological advances in the aesthetic industry, soft tissue injectables, mommy makeovers, breast implants, non- and minimally-invasive procedures, and general medical correspondence.
A native Texan, Dr. Le was born and raised in Houston, TX. She graduated from Friendswood High School where she participated in varsity cheerleading and track & field and then received her undergraduate education at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, graduating with Honors with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Osteopathy with Honors with specification and interest in rural and global medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She was an active participant of the Texas Alpha Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
After completing her residency training in General Surgery at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, she helped the underprivileged, rural areas by serving the Native American Tribes in Claremore, Oklahoma. She then moved from Oklahoma to New York City to pursue her special interest in aesthetic surgery after being selected for the highly competitive fellowship at New Look New Life Surgical Arts. During her fellowship, she benefited from the knowledge and expertise of many nationally known leaders in the field of aesthetic plastic & cosmetic surgery including Dr. Victoria Karlinsky, Dr. Claudia Kim, Dr. Brett Kotlus, Dr. Richard Westreich. Dr. Le acquired innovative techniques for cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, breast, and body.
After her fellowship, Dr. Le became an associate of a successfully acclaimed cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Victoria Karlinsky in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Karlinsky serves as the Program Director of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship and remains one of the foremost, highly regarded “hands-on” clinical training programs of tomorrow’s cosmetic surgeons.
“I specialize in body and breast procedures along with facial transformation.”
Dr. Le has an incredible eye, has a particular talent of reading the audience which further corresponds to enhancing the human body. She strives to bring out the best version of your natural self, both in non-surgical and/or surgical techniques.
“I work with patients of many ethnicities. My goal is not to change who they are but to enhance the features they are born with.”
Dr. Le, a first generation of Vietnamese immigrants, has many Asian patients and many patients of a variety of ethnicities. Here’s where cultural understanding comes into play, as well as a keen understanding of the differences from one group to another. It takes a deft hand to enhance features, enhance the face and body, and yet maintain what makes each ethnic group unique and special.
On a personal note
Dr. Le loves to travel and enjoy the cuisine of many countries. She also likes to visit new restaurants and recreate their main dishes at home. She is an avid participant of hot yoga. As a child, she studied and trained to be a classical pianist and vocalist until she decided to pursue a life in medicine.
EDUCATION / MEDICAL TRAINING
- New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts – Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship – New York, NY
- Wyckoff Heights Medical Center – General Surgery Residency – Brooklyn, NY
- University of North Texas Health Science Center – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – Fort Worth, TX
- Louisiana State University – Bachelor of Science, Major: Biology– Baton Rouge, LA
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURE
- New York
- American College of Surgeons (ACS)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)
- American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
- Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
English, Vietnamese, Spanish (conversational)