Plastic surgery is more than a procedure, it’s an art, and the best surgeons know and appreciate this fact. Dr. Kyle Song recognizes the art that plastic surgery is, and also knows the intensely personal feelings that go along with it. That’s why he takes the time to listen to each patient, so that he can understand their expectations, and then develop a customized treatment plan that gives them the results they desire.
Irvine Plastic Surgeon Dr Kyle Song attended Dartmouth College as an undergraduate, and earned a degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. At Dartmouth, he was a member of the men’s varsity golf team, served on the student body, and also found time to volunteer at the local children’s hospital. After College, he obtained his medical degree from UC Davis Medical School. He had the distinction of scoring in the 99th percentile nationally on his board exams, and finished at the top of his class. His achievements earned him a place in the very competitive General Surgery/Plastic Surgery program at UC Davis, where he was privileged to train with some of the most distinguished cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in America. Among them were Dr. Thomas Stevenson – former director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery; Dr. Granger Wong – Harvard-trained craniofacial surgeon; Dr. Michael Wong – body-contouring expert, and Dr. Lee Pu – fat-grafting expert. Dr. Song’s success in all areas of training, made him one of their most successful plastic surgical trainees. He then went on to complete a 1 year residency at the Plastic Surgery Center of Sacramento, specializing in non-invasive cosmetic treatment for the face, breast, and body. Dr. Song is also known for his scholarly pursuits. His clinical research has been published in prominent plastic surgery publications, and he has authored a textbook chapter in Asian cosmetic surgery. He has also presented his research to plastic surgical societies at the regional, national, and international levels. During residency, he was awarded the Francis W. Noel award for scholarly activity. Dr. Song earned second place in the 2011 resident research competition at the California Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting.
Dr. Song has traveled to many countries around the world, and volunteered his surgical skills to help underprivileged children. In Egypt, he used his training in cleft lip and palate repair, to provide life changing operations for children there. He also volunteered at the Shriners Outreach clinic in Tijuana Mexico, using his experience in burn surgery to assist victims of the terrible Hermosillo daycare fire.
When not engaged in his chosen profession, Dr. Song spends time with his family, and participates in athletic pursuits. He and his wife Sara have traveled extensively, and enjoy exploring new places. Over the years, he has competed in numerous triathlons and Ironman races, including the premier Ironman World Championship held in Kona, Hawaii. He was also selected by Trisports.com to be a member of their amateur sponsorship team.