Dr. Alan Lim, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 68

Dr. Lim

Fort Sutter Plastic Surgery

1020 29th St Ste 600 Sacramento, CA 95816

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Dr. Alan Lim, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Sacramento, CA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of California School of Medicine - San Diego medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center - Ose Adams Medical Pavilion. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lim to book an appointment.

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A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating. In addition to dealing with the prospect of battling cancer… and undergoing a mastectomy ( an amputation) you wonder if you will ever be whole again. Breast reconstruction is not cosmetic surgery. It is reconstructive surgery, performed to restore a normal form to women who have undergone mastectomy so that they will not be handicapped in their everyday living. Dr. Alan Lim’s objective; We restore, repair and make whole those parts....which fortune has taken away, not so much that they may delight the eye, but that they may buoy up the spirit and help the mind of the afflicted Dr. Lim is personable, punctual, warm, friendly; he gives you plenty of time to ask questions and his office staff was notably open to pre- and post-surgical questions, panic attacks, and needs. My surgical experience could not have been better and by far exceeded my expectations to restore, repair and make whole my spirit and breast. Dr. Lim is my hero
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Apr 30, 2019
I had a breast reduction and I am very satisfied! I was a DDD and I trusted Alan Lim to reduce my breast for relief of my back pain. I did not request him to make my breast a certain size because I trusted him as a surgeon and did not want to put any limitations on his work. He reduced my breast to fit my height and weight perfectly. They are perky and even now. My back pain has improved, and I still have sensation in my nipples. Alan is very gifted!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 07, 2018
Dr. Lim is the 3rd and final doctor I have seen for reconstructed breasts. He has revised and improved upon the work of other doctors with dignity and class. After a long journey with breast cancer I can say: "Yes. You can have nicely reconstructed breasts. But you have to really want them". This means a willingness to accept that it is a process that might take more than a couple of surgeries. And a process that may require meeting more than one plastic surgeon. Thank you, Dr. Lim.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Deana Starrs – Jul 25, 2017
Dr. Lim is a kind and very understanding man. He removed what is called "dog ears" from underneath my armpits, and slightly down both sides of the trunk of my body. This caused great discomfort after the bi-lateral masectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and swelling had decreased significantly. He listened, and I felt extremely comfortable with his recommendations. He performed the surgery and removed those areas of left-over fat, and as the healing took place the discomfort also decreased.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Roberta Green in Ripon, CA – Apr 12, 2017
This doctor did not listen to my request. He specializes in a "natural", very droopy reconstructed breast look, so it doesn't matter what you want. Extremely disappointed with results after my double mastectomy and reconstruction
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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citrus heights, ca – Mar 10, 2017
He is absolutely wonderful. I am 33 yrs old and a mother to three little people. I underwent a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction with Dr. Lim. I have also had two subsequent surgeries with him. He is very caring and concerned with my healing process. He is very straight forward and gets to the point. He did come across as withdrawn at first, but I've learned better. His staff are amazing! He does a FANTASTIC job! I am very grateful I chose him to help me through this experience
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
26 people found this helpful
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Sacramento, CA – Dec 23, 2015

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Biography

Dr. Alan Lim, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Sacramento, CA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1986
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
Mt Zion Hosp
Residency Hospital
1979
University of California School of Medicine - San Diego
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Alan Lim, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lim frequently treats Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant, Gynecomastia, and Breast Reduction. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lim treats.

Where is Dr. Alan Lim, MD's office located?

Dr. Lim's office is located at 1020 29th St Ste 600, Sacramento, CA 95816. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Gynecomastia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Gynecomastia more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Breast Reduction
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim performs Breast Reduction more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Lim performs this procedure more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Lim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Bedsores
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Gynecomastia
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Lim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
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PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
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Locations

Fort Sutter Plastic Surgery

Kent M Patrick Inc1020 29th St Ste 600 Sacramento, CA 95816
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Sutter Medical Center - Ose Adams Medical Pavilion

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received