Commonly known as ‘cosmetic surgery,’ aesthetic plastic surgery procedures are performed on normal, healthy body parts for the purpose of improving a person’s appearance and removing the signs of aging. Dr. Lee is a skilled plastic surgeon in the following procedures, but is not limited to these. If there is a specific cosmetic concern you would like to address, we invite you to contact Dr. Lee to schedule a consultation.

 



Brow Lift

A brow lift, also referred to as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to elevate drooping eyebrows and/or remove the deep ‘worry’ lines that run across the forehead that may alter the appearance of the upper face into a stern or angry expression. There are several different surgical approaches to a brow lift. An endoscopic brow lift uses an endoscope and a small incision at the hairline to make the needed adjustments in the forehead, while a coronal forehead lift requires an incision from ear to ear and across the top of the head. During your consultation with Dr. Lee, you will discuss which option is best for you. He may advise combining more than one aesthetic procedure in order to provide you with the most positive end result possible. [More info | Photos]

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Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) 

An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids to remove crepey eye skin, fatty deposits, droopy eyelids, under-eye puffiness, and dark circles. After a blepharoplasty, the eye area will appear rejuvenated and alert, resulting in a overall radiance to the face. [More info | Photos]

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Asian Blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery)

Asian Blepharoplasty surgery is the most common elective procedure among Asians today. Also known as ‘Asian double eye lid surgery’, the procedure is designed to create a ‘crease’ in the upper eyelid giving a more bright-eyed appearance to the face. A successful procedure can thin a full eyelid, alter the shape or height of the upper eyelid, decrease a pronounced epicanthal fold (the flap of tissue on the nasal side of the eyelid), or create a double eyelid. Dr. Lee trained with Dr. Robert Flowers of Honolulu HI, a highly acclaimed plastic surgeon specializing in Asian aesthetic surgery. His aim is providing his patients with the most natural looking, beautiful eyelids. The procedure will last approximately one to two hours and can be done under local anesthetic or sedation. If you have any questions about the procedure or want to discuss your specific needs with Dr. Lee, we invite you to contact our office for a consultation and he will be happy to address your concerns. [More info | Photos]

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Rhinoplasty

A rhinoplasty or a nose job is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure to reshape or resize your nose. When thinking of having rhinoplastic surgery, it’s important to consider your goals. Do you want to reduce or augment your nose?  Do you want to remove a hump? Would you like more narrow nostrils? Are you having difficulty breathing?  Dr. Lee listens to your desires and offers his professional opinion on creating a perfect nose for your unique face. A successful rhinoplasty creates balance and correct proportion to the face… a surgical work of art. [More info | Photos]

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Facelift

In time, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on one’s face. Deep creases appear beside the mouth, the jaw line slackens, and folds and fat deposits appear on the neck. A facelift counteracts these problems by removing fat and tightening skin and muscles, giving your face a fresher, more youthful look. Dr. Lee pays close attention to detail by making his incisions in inconspicuous places, such as behind the hairline and in natural folds of the face and ears, thereby creating a very natural look to the face. At times, a combination of procedures may be recommended (lift, blepharoplasty or eyelid lift, etc.) in order to achieve the best results possible. [More info | Photos]

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Neck Lift

The combination of age, weight gain or loss, and genetics can give us anything from loose skin or ‘turkey wattle’ to a full double chin. A sagging neck quickly betrays our age. Furthermore, as facial fillers become more and more popular, the imperfections in the neck become more noticeable. A neck lift may involve a set of procedures like removal of excess skin, alteration of the neck muscles, liposuction of the neck, or BOTOX injections to enhance the overall appearance of your neck. Through an in-depth consultation with Dr. Lee, you will discuss your goals and determine the best surgical procedures necessary to achieve your desired results. Often, neck lifts are preformed in conjunction with a full face lift but are done as a separate procedure as well. [More info | Photos]

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Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. Augmentation can give women a fuller, firmer, better-proportioned silhouette. Women may elect to undergo breast augmentation for many different medical or aesthetic motivations, including balancing breast size and compensating for reduced breast mass after pregnancy or surgery. Dr. Lee has a keen eye for detail and symmetry. Together, you will find the right size and type of implant to give you most natural-looking profile. Implants are silicone shells filled with either saline (salt water) or FDA-approved silicone gel. Both saline and silicone are safe. Dr. Lee will show you the different types of implants and the different techniques for augmentation. The implants can be placed either under the breast tissue or the chest wall muscle through one of four different approaches—periareolar, inframammary, axillary, or umbilical. The procedure may be combined with others such as a breast lift for more satisfying results. No matter what your reasons are for considering breast enhancements, Dr. Lee is committed to helping you look natural, feel wonderful and have the body you’ve always dreamed of! [More info here or here | Photos]

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Breast Reduction

Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction surgery reduces the size of the breast and improves the overall shape while giving a subtle lift to the chest. The procedure involves removing excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin in order to achieve a more proportionate breast size, thereby alleviating the discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with larger breasts. During your consultation, you may wish to discuss an additional breast lift procedure in order to create the most complimentary body profile. [More info | Photos]

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Mastopexy (breast lift)

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is performed to return a youthful shape and lift to breasts that have sagged as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, loss of the skin’s natural elasticity, or simply from the effects of aging and gravity. The procedure may also be done to reduce the size of the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple) or to reposition them. It’s important to keep in mind that breast lifts are meant only to reshape or ‘perk up’ the breasts, not make them bigger. If you want your breasts to look fuller or bigger, consider both a breast lift with augmentation surgery to add both lift and volume.

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Liposuction

Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S. Liposuction sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat areas that have not responded to diet and exercise. The procedure requires the use of either local or general anesthesia and can last anywhere from one to five hours depending on the amount of fat being removed. There are several methods surgeons use when performing liposuction, including ultrasound-assisted lipectomy (UAL), power-assisted lipectomy (PAL) and suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL). In all methods, fluid is injected into the treatment areas. A tiny incision is made as inconspicuously as possible by which a cannula (a small tube) is inserted. The cannula breaks up fat layers in targeted areas then acts as a vacuum to suction it out of the body. Dr. Lee is skilled in all three liposuction procedures. You will have a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Lee where he will answer all of your personal questions. Based on your discussion and his in-depth analysis, Dr. Lee will provide you with realistic goals and options in order to ensure the best results. [More info | Photos]

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Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty, or ‘tummy tuck’ surgery, helps to flatten and shape the stomach and waist by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the abdominal muscles. The procedure is also beneficial for women with stretched skin, stretch marks, or a stomach ‘pooch’ left over from pregnancy. There are multiple types of abdominoplasties including lipoabdominoplastymini-abdominoplasty, traditional abdominoplasty, extended abdominoplasty, and circumferential abdominoplasty. Dr. Lee will carefully go over all of your options. Together you will choose which procedure is right for you depending on your anatomy and aesthetic goals. The abdominoplasty procedure takes approximately two to five hours (depending on the area being treated) and is usually performed under general anesthesia. Recovery time can range from two to four weeks. With a balanced diet and regular exercise, you will experience long lasting results.You may also consider liposuction of the ‘love handles’ in conjunction with a tummy tuck in order to create a more proportioned surgical result. [More info | Photos: femalemale, mini]

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Post-Bariatric Body Contouring

Body contouring surgery after weight loss is one of the fastest growing fields in plastic surgery. Often after a massive weight loss, certain areas of your body will sag and appear deflated. These changes may not only be embarrassing, but also physically awkward and cumbersome. Dr. Lee has had the pleasure of training years with world-renowned plastic surgery experts such as Dr. Dennis Hurwitz in Pittsburg, PA. His skill set enables him to dramatically improve areas of the face, neck, arms, breast, abdomen, buttocks and thighs through procedures that will lift and sculpt your new and improved body. These are known as a ‘body lift’ when combined together, and Dr. Lee can discuss with you the procedures that will compliment each other best in order to achieve the look you desire. [More info | Photos: here or here]

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Fat Augmentation

Are you noticing a more sunken look to your face? Are you looking for something more permanent than dermal fillers? Would you like to improve the contour of your breasts and/or buttocks? You may be interested in surgical fat transfer used to augment or fill-in volume in certain areas of the body. A fat transfer removes excess fat from one area of the body, such as the outer thighs or abdomen, and transfers or injects it into an area lacking in sufficient volume like the face, buttocks, or breasts. Fat transfer augmentation is a safe, long-lasting procedure offering natural-looking results. Please contact Dr. Lee to schedule a consultation and discuss if fat augmentation is right for you. [Photos]

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