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Fabulous People: Alexis May Kimble

Alexis May Kimble, DO, is a board-certified urogynecologist and medical director and co-founder of Kimble Center for Intimate Cosmetic Surgery in Southern California (and, coming soon, Beverly Hills). The boutique medical practice offers women bespoke urogyencological and intimate cosmetic treatments. Learn about Alexis May Kimble…

Hometown: San Diego, CA 

First job: I was a hostess at El Torito and enjoyed wearing the traditional Mexican dress as a uniform. I grew up spending many Saturday afternoons in Old Town in San Diego. So to be able to wear one of these dresses felt so festive and exciting. It made the job of helping ensuring a wonderful evening to patrons that more fun!   

Favorite ways to spend your free time in CA: You can find me on the boardwalk in Santa Monica–riding my bike, running, soaking up the sea, warmth and sand on the shores with my family. Lately, I’ve also restarted to skateboard with my children. I enjoy perusing the boutiques for novel items on Abbot Kinney.  LA is a vibrant city and one of the reasons is the many independent brands that abound in these boutiques. I am happy to support new artists and visionaries in their creations. Among my other favorite weekend ventures include a long lazy breakfast made by my husband on Saturday mornings with my family to hear our children’s travels and adventures of the week. It’s always a delight.  

Your biggest accomplishment and why: After graduation and determination of the next step in my career, I interviewed at several locations throughout Southern California and was offered positions as the Medical Director of Urogynecology for a large HMO, clinical faculty at USC or continuing my position as assistant clinical professor at an upstate NY medical college. However, I decided to instead create the Kimble Center for Intimate Cosmetic Surgery along with my husband to offer women of Southern California and around the world my unique vision of urogynecology by combining traditional treatment approaches, customized care plans and innovative therapies for challenging urogynecological conditions  while also embracing the request of countless women for improved intimate appearance and sexual function. I am very excited to announce that after three years, we will be opening a second location this summer in Beverly Hills, to serve west Los Angeles as it reflects our vision to curate the best of what we believe will create a beautiful, luxurious and artistic space for our patients where women could feel welcomed and safe to have their intimate care and needs heard and met.  

The biggest obstacle you overcame: My biggest accomplishment is becoming a board-certified urogynecologist and raising four happy and inquisitive children along the way. It wasn’t easy to balance wearing these conflicting hats, but I feel as if the moments that seemed so hard and insurmountable only served to help me be a better mother, doctor, surgeon and leader.  

Someone who inspires you and why: I am inspired by my children. When I see them, I am moved by the hope and the faith they have in their eyes when they gaze at me. I keep telling myself, “I want them to know a beautiful, trusting and idealistic world despite the challenges inherent in everyday life.”  It is no surprise our children commonly wear rose-colored sunglasses.  

Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Celebrate every success. It will recharge you and also make you recognize that you need to gear up for the next challenge because training to become a surgeon is very much a marathon and very much like being a pilot. It demands the best of you – by that I mean physical, mental and emotional discipline because others depend on your performance. Do your utmost and best at every juncture presented to you.   

Favorite quote: “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” –George Sand

Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I soak in a bath most evenings. Part of my bathing ritual involves setting my timer for 25 minutes, so that I do not accept or give way to interruptions or distractions with calls, texts, emails , etc. during that time. These 25 minutes are transformative.  

What makes someone fabulous: Someone who emerges from any situation, challenge, conflict, potential setback without a seeming scratch, fluster or grimace is fabulous. Being fabulous is the art of appearing at ease and with grace under pressure when the journey isn’t always so. 

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