We are always trying to keep up with any clinics in Australia who stand out from the rest. Here at the Hub we want to make sure we are aware of the best Australian clinics and we love to pass on any new ones we find to our readers. Well, we are excited to let you know that we have found another one!
Cosmos Clinic on the Gold Coast (woohoo, close to us here in Byron Bay!) is a new branch of the Cosmos Clinic brand, already with three other well-known and respected branches in Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide. Cosmos clinic offers a variety of cosmetic treatments which include vaser liposuction, butt augmentation (fat transfer), coolsculpting, PRP, injectables, and so much more!
At the helm of the Gold Coast branch is Dr Mitchell Kim, a Cosmetic Physician who specialises in body contouring and aesthetics, and has experience both in Australia and Korea. We made it our business to get the low down on Dr Kim and find out a bit more about the man behind the mask.
When we asked Dr Kim to tell us a little about himself, he tells us his passion is to help his patients look on the outside how they feel on the inside, using the latest liposuction technology and minimally invasive techniques such as injectables and thread lifts. Something we found really interesting about Dr Kim is that he is dually qualified in both medicine and dentistry, which gives him a superior understanding on facial anatomy, aesthetics and function. So why did he move into the aesthetics industry? “I decided I wanted to make people more aesthetic, from an early age. That was the reason I studied Medicine in the first place. Being of Korean background, I was exposed to cosmetic surgery in society from an early age, and I could see the joy it brought people, and decided that was what I wanted to do. I was also quite talented in Visual Art in high school, especially oil painting and sculpture, and knew I had a good eye for detail and aesthetics.”
So, importantly, where did Dr Kim complete his training in order to become skilled enough to be able to join the Cosmos team? Dr Kim tells us, “I attended Sydney Grammar School in Sydney, before studying Medicine at the University of NSW. I then went onto complete Dentistry at the University of Sydney.” We asked if he was from Sydney originally. “I grew up in Brisbane during my primary school years, and then my family moved to Sydney, where I lived until last year, when I moved to the Gold Coast.”
The plastic, cosmetic and aesthetics industry is one of the most fascinating and diverse medical fields, and we love asking surgeons about their most interesting or memorable experience. Dr Kim elaborates on one of his, “I saw one of my patients’ before and after photos (of the Brazillian Butt Lift fat transfer procedure) posted on a random Instagram page, with over 1000 likes. All the comments were along the lines of congratulating her on the transformation through exercise and diet. No one had a clue as to what she had done.”
We think that’s a great indication that Dr Mitchell Kim must have done a great job! Certainly, any reviews we could find on Dr Kim at the Cosmos Clinic were positive, and we look forward to bringing you a real story on one of his patients next month!
Dr Kim performs a wide variety of procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, which is becoming more and more common in the plastic and cosmetic surgical industry. So which is Dr Kim’s favourite and why? “Vaser Hi Definition Liposuction (six pack surgery) and the Brazilian Butt Lift (this treatment involves using Vaser Liposuction to remove unwanted fat from certain body areas before injecting fat back into the patient’s buttocks). Both the six pack abs and a round bum are defining characteristics of the current trend for male and female aesthetics. Being able to create this for my patients, enhance their physique and seeing their happiness at the end results is a very satisfying feeling.”
Dr Kim continues, “Seeing the positive change that the work I do brings to my patients is what motivates me every day. Knowing that I have helped them gain confidence and feel happier within themselves is exceptionally rewarding. In non-elective medicine, we are usually trying to take a patient back to the health level they were before. But in the field of cosmetic surgery, I take my patients from their baseline and improve them to a level which they wouldn’t be able to achieve by themselves.“
One of the things we always look for when researching new clinics, is what follow up procedure they provide for their patients. This is a great indicator of the difference between a quality clinic and a dodgy one. We were not let down by the Cosmos Clinic, where Dr Kim says, “I believe follow ups and support are an absolute integral part of cosmetic surgery. All my patients get follow ups for no extra cost during their recovery period with my clinic’s post procedure care team. I see them periodically throughout this time until they reach their final result to ensure they are happy.”
The fact that the Cosmos Clinic provides free follow ups and support from the clinic for free is testament to their confidence in providing quality of care.
If you would like more information on Dr Mitchell Kim or the Cosmos Clinic at the Gold Coast (or any of their other branches) visit their listing on our website here. Alternatively, you can phone them directly on 0420 604 138 to arrange an appointment or consult.