TikTok Plastic Surgeon Goes Viral for Uncanny Before-And-After Videos

A TikTok plastic surgeon known as ‘Dr Kim’ has gone viral for his uncanny before-and-after videos showcasing the radical transformation of his patients who are sometimes left looking unnatural.

Dr Kim’s TikTok page originally went viral last year, when people first noticed his weird before-and-after clips, but one of his videos recently attracted even more attention, making headlines all over the world and sparking a heated debate online. While many users of the popular video-sharing platform are convinced that Dr Kim is either one of the world’s worst plastic surgeons or that his account is some kind of joke, some believe that people’s perception is skewed by the short period of time between the before and after shots. Patients’ faces are not completely healed and they often still have bruises or are visibly swollen, but that’s how Dr Kim chooses to share their transformation.

Photo: Dr Kim/TikTok

Then there is the mystery behind Dr Kim. Who is he, where is he from, is a licensed plastic surgeon? No one really knows for sure. According to the Surgical Times, reverse-image searches of his profile picture suggest that he is Kim Ji-hoon, a doctor out of South Korea, but when calling the WhatsApp number listed in his account, people are invited to Shanghai, China to have work done. A facelift is reportedly priced at $50,000.

@jiezou16 It is also a man’s right to love beauty. My 58-year-old brother has a very good face lift effect.#拉皮手術 #面部提升 ♬ 금요일에 만나요 (feat.장이정 of HISTORY) – IU

Dr Kim’s videos and his practices have sparked a heated debate both on social media and among plastic surgeons, but in the end, the fact remains that he appears to have a steady flow of new clients, and some of them actually praise his work. So even though he has been getting a lot of criticism, Dr. Kim may be doing something right. Still, he could wait a bit longer for the ‘after’ photos, just to avoid all the controversy.

@jiezou16 A client from Spain and had a full facelift. He looks 10 years younger than before:) #facelift #plasticsurg #plasticsurgery #bestfacelift #lookyounger #拉皮手術 #minifacelift #lowerfacelift ♬ YOU AND I – dori

“Okay dr Kim, imma need you to turn yourself in now,” one TikTok comment read, while another person read “I feel like Dr Kim’s office is in a dark abandoned alley.” But you know what they say, even negative publicity is good publicity.

@jiezou16 My aunt from Japan was very dissatisfied with her face. She saw us from Tik Tok and came to Wan Li to help her change me.#面部提升 #逆齡抗衰 #🇰🇷🇰🇷 ♬ 평생 함께 하고 픈 사람 (feat. 모닝커피) – Peppermint

@jiezou16 My 58-year-old sister from Japan has turned into a girl after her face lift.#面部提升 #逆齡抗衰 #🇰🇷🇰🇷 ♬ 좋아 – Sungmo & Verygood & SBGB

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