Introducing Dr. Kimura

Discover the pinnacle of facial plastic surgery with Dr. Kimura, whose expertise encompasses the full spectrum of both functional and cosmetic procedures of the face and neck. Trained at prestigious institutions such as Vanderbilt and Stanford, Dr. Kimura specializes in advanced rhinoplasty techniques perfected under the mentorship of world renowned rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Sam Most. Additionally, he excels in deep plane facelift, browlift, and blepharoplasty among many others ensuring patients receive the latest innovations in facial surgery. Experience the artistry and precision of Dr. Kimura's work, where each procedure is tailored to enhance your natural beauty.

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Leading Expert in Facial Plastic Surgery

Driven by a thirst for knowledge and a commitment to mastery, Dr. Kimura ventured to Vanderbilt University for his internship and residency in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. Here, he excelled in clinical care and earned accolades for his groundbreaking research, cementing his status as a rising star in the field. Fueling his quest for expertise, Dr. Kimura embarked on a transformative fellowship journey at Stanford University, specializing in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Under the mentorship of world-renowned experts, he honed his surgical skills and delved into innovative techniques, emerging as a trailblazer in his field. Now, Dr. Kimura returns to his roots in Kansas City, eager to serve his community and share his wealth of knowledge and expertise.

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Kyle Kimura

Kyle, Beyond the Practice

Beyond the confines of the operating room, Dr. Kimura finds solace in the simple joys of life—exploring new destinations with his wife, Megan, and reveling in precious moments with their daughter, Harper. Whether embarking on a spontaneous road trip or venturing to far corners of the globe, he embraces each adventure with boundless enthusiasm and an open heart. In quieter moments, Dr. Kimura finds sanctuary in literature, delving into captivating stories that transport him mentally. As a devoted fan of his hometown teams, Dr. Kimura embodies the spirit of camaraderie and loyalty, cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs, Sporting KC, Kansas City Royals, and Jayhawks with unwavering passion and pride. Dr. Kimura's dedication to his craft and his devotion to his passions make him a well-rounded, empathetic ally on your journey to aesthetic transformation.

Mastering the Artistry of Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Kyle Kimura's journey to becoming a leading authority in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is marked by a trail of accomplishments and a deep commitment to excellence. Beyond his stellar educational background from renowned institutions like the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Stanford University, Dr. Kimura's expertise is fortified by years of rigorous training and hands-on experience. His passion for advancing the field is evident in his extensive body of published works, where he delves into topics ranging from novel surgical techniques to cutting-edge research in facial anatomy. 

As a dedicated leader and mentor, Dr. Kimura has played pivotal roles in various organizations and committees, shaping the future of facial plastic surgery and fostering collaboration within the medical community. With a keen eye for detail and a compassionate approach to patient care, Dr. Kimura is a beacon of innovation and expertise in his field, assuring patients of exceptional results and transformative experiences.

Begin Your Transformation with Ascentist Plastic Surgery

Experience the unparalleled artistry and precision of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with Dr. Kyle Kimura. If you're seeking transformative procedures tailored to your needs, schedule your consultation at Ascentist Plastic Surgery today. During this initial meeting, Dr. Kimura will take the time to understand your goals and aspirations to craft a personalized treatment plan that reflects your individuality. With his unwavering commitment to excellence and extensive expertise in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery, Dr. Kimura stands ready to guide you toward your aesthetic aspirations. Trust in his skill, experience, and compassionate care to bring out the best version of yourself–schedule your consultation today.

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Dr. Kyle Kimura’sCirriculum Vitae


  • Undergrad – University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS – 2011
  • Doctorate – University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS – 2016
  • Internship/Residency – Vanderbilt University, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Nashville, TN 2022
  • Fellowship – Stanford University, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Palo Alto, CA 2023


  • Facial Nerve Conference Coordinator/Director – Stanford University Hospital
  • Clinical Research Mentor/Medical Student Chief – Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Resident Injectables Course Leader – Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Camp Counsellor – Camp Chimer, Kansas City, KS

Activites & Organizations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Advanced Training/Specialties
  • Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Research & Published Works

Journal Articles

1. Longino E, Davis S, Landeen K, Kimura KS, Stephan S. Chemodenervation of the Posterior Belly of the Digastric Muscle in Facial Synkinesis. Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine. 2022 Sep, doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2022.0207

2. Davis S, Landeen K, Sowder J, Kimura KS, Stephan S. Complications Associated with Use of Porous High-Density Polyethylene in Rhinoplasty. Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine. 2022 July, doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2021.0090

3. Shastri K, Gao Y, Kimura KS, Patel P, Stephan S, Yang S. Normative Values of the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation Scale. Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine. 2022 May, doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2021.0303

4. Longino E, Landeen K, Wessinger B, Kimura KS, Patel P, Stephan S, Yang S. Trends in Maxillofacial Trauma During Covid-19 at a Level 1 Trauma Center. Ear Nose Throat Journal. 2022 April, doi: 10.1177/01455613221088697

5. Shilts M, Rosas-Salazar C, Kimura KS, Das S, Turner J. Severe Covid-19 is Associated with an Altered Upper Respiratory Tract Microbiome. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 2022 Jan, doi:10.3389/fcimb.2021.781968

6. Kimura KS, Davis S, Shastri K, Patel P, Stephan S. Utilizing 3D Customization for Microtia Repair in Patients with Hemifacial Microsomia, a Novel Technique. Laryngoscope. 2021 Sep, doi:10.1002/lary.29823

7. Kimura KS, Gelbard A. Modeling Recurrence in In Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis with Mobile Peak Expiratory Flow. Laryngoscope. 2021 July, doi: 10.1002/lary.29760

8. Kimura KS, Smetak M, Freeman M, Strickland B, Das S, Wootten C. Undetectable Viral Load within the Mastoid During Cochlear Implantation in a Patient with Covid-19. Otolaryngology Case Reports. 2021 Jun, doi:10.1016/j.xocr.2021.100273

9. Esther CR, Kimura KS, Mikami Y, Edwards CE, Turner JH, Boucher RC. Pharmacokinetic-Based Failure of a DetergentVirucidal for SARS-CoV-2 Nasal Infections. Research square. 2021 May, doi:10.21203

10. Rosas-Salazar C, Kimura KS, Freeman M, Turner J, Das S. The Upper Respiratory Tract Microbiome during SARS-CoV-2 Infection and its Association with Viral Load. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2021 Apr, doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2021.02.001

11. Mitchell M, Kimura KS, Chapurin N, Mitra M, Kim Y. Neuroendocrine Carcinomas of the Head and Neck: A SmallCase Series. American Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery. 2021 Feb, doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2021.102992

12. Shilts M, Rosas-Salazar C, Kimura KS, Das S, Turner J. Severe Covid-19 is Associated with an Altered UpperRespiratory Tract Microbiome. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2021 Feb, doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2021.02.001

13. Kimura KS, Patel S, Freeman M, Rivas A. New Onset Seizures Following Cochlear Implantation Reprogramming – ACase Report. Otolaryngology Case Reports. 2020 Dec; doi: 10.1016/j.xocr.2020.100255

14. Wessinger B, Kimura KS, Phillips J, Belcher R. Surgical Management of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency due to UnilateralOropharyngeal Agenesis in a Patient with Stickler Syndrome. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 2020 Dec; doi: 10.1177/1055665620977414.

15. Yancey K, Kloosterman N, Kimura KS, Labadie R, Bennett M, Haynes D. Pediatric Cochlear Implant Outcomes in InnerEar Malformations Compared to Age-Matched Controls. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 2020 Dec. (In Press)

16. Bowers E, Esianor B, Kimura KS, Lewis J, Topf M. Disseminated Herpes Simplex Infection Presenting as Acute Supraglottitis in an Adult. Head and Neck Pathology. 2020 Dec; doi: 10.1007/s12105-020-01255-8Kimura 3

17. Kimura KS, Freeman M, Wessinger B, Das S, Turner J. Interim Analysis of an Open-Label Randomized Control TrialEvaluating Nasal Irrigations in Non-Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. 2020 Sep; 10(12): 1325- 1328.

18. Davis S, Morse J, Kimura KS, Stephan S. Septal Perfoplasty for Management of Symptomatic Nasal Septal Perforation:An Alternative to Surgical Closure. Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine. 2020 Aug; doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2020.0155.

19. Kimura KS, O’Connell BP, Nassiri AM, Dedmon MM, Haynes DS, Bennett ML. Outcomes of Revision CochlearImplantation. Otology & Neurotology. 2020 Jul; 41(6): e705-e711.

20. Campbell B, Shinn J, Kimura KS, Lowery AS, Casey J, Ely E, Gelbard A. Unilateral Vocal Fold Immobility afterProlonged Endotracheal Intubation. JAMA Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 2020 Feb; 146 (2), 160-167.

21. Shinn J, Kimura KS, Campbell B, Lowery AS, Wootten C, Gelbard A. Incidence and Outcomes of Acute LaryngealInjury After Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation. Critical Care Medicine. 2019 Dec; 47(12): 1699-1706.

22. Lowery AS, Kimura KS, Shinn J, Gelbard A. Early Medical Therapy for Acute Laryngeal Injury (ALgI) FollowingEndotracheal Intubation: A Protocol for a Prospective Single-Centre Randomised Controlled Trial. BMJ Open. 2019 July; 9(7): e027963.

23. Terai K, Bi D, Kimura KS, Esfandyari T, Farassati F. A Novel Oncolytic Herpes Capable of Cell-Specific TranscriptionalTargeting of CD133+ Cancer Cells Induces Significant Tumor Regression. Stem Cells. 2018 Aug; 36(8): 1154-1169

24. Chowdhury N, Alvi S, Kimura KS, Tawfik O, Hoover L. Outcomes of HPV-related nasal squamous cell carcinoma.Laryngoscope. 2017 Jul; 127(7): 1600-3.

25. Moghadam A, Peng W, Fangman B, Shah K, Ricke B, Kimura KS, Farassati F. Ral Signaling Pathway in Health andCancer. Cancer Medicine. 2017 Dec; 6(12): 2998-3013.

26. Ginn K, Fangman B, Terai K, Shah K, Ricke B, Kimura KS, Farassati F. RalA is Overactivated in Medulloblastoma.Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 2016 Aug; 130, 99-110.

27. Ricke B, Shah K, Camarata P, Peng W, Kimura KS, Farassati F. Ezh2, A Novel Target in Treatment of Medulloblastoma.Neuro-Oncology. 2015 Apr; 17: iii1-iii40.

Textbook Chapters/Articles

1. Kimura KS, Patel P, Most S. Reconstruction of the Aesthetic Dorsum. Comprehensive Rhinoplasty: Structure and Preservation Concepts. 2022. Quality Medical Publishing. In Print.

2. Ortiz A, Kimura KS, Stephan S. Septal Perforations: A to Z. Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports. 2022. Springer. Doi:10.1007/s40136-022-00416-3.

3. Kimura KS, Ortiz A, Stephan S. Repair of Septal Perforations. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. 2022.Elsevier. Doi:10.1055/a-1883-0539.

4. Landeen K, Kimura KS, Stephan S. Nasal Bone Fractures. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. 2021.Elsevier. Feb; 30(1):23-30. Doi:10.1016/j.fsc.2021.08.002.

5. Davis S, Kimura KS, Morrel W, Dedhia R, Stephan S. Concentrated Epinephrine Use in the Operating Room. LessonsLearned from Rhinologic Procedure Complications. 2021. Springer. Doi:10.1007/978-3-030-75323-8_16

6. Campbell B, Kimura KS, Yawn R, Bennett M. Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of BPPV. Diagnosis and Treatment ofVestibular Disorders. 2019. Springer. Doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97858-1_11

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