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Cosmetic Surgery

There may be a number of reasons an individual may consider cosmetic surgery. Perhaps you have a scar that you would like to minimize the appearance of. Or maybe you have a birthmark or mole in a prominent spot that you would like to have removed. Or maybe you are considering a skin resurfacing treatment to address wrinkles or your acne scarring. No matter what your concern, Dr. Christine Lee has been trained in all of the most advanced cosmetic and laser surgical procedures, and can help you find a solution to what concerns you most about your appearance.

Cosmetic Surgery, CA

Skin Lesions / Mole Removals

Skin lesions, blemishes, skin cancers, birthmarks, scars and other skin growths can be removed or minimized using various techniques such as hidden incisions or laser treatments.
Recovery Time: Approximately seven to ten days.
Duration of Results: Generally permanent.

Scar Revision

Surgery to minimize scar visibility using multiple, proven techniques such as Z-plasty or W-plasty, as well as surface treatments including dermabrasion, carbon dioxide (CO2) and Erbium:YAG laser resurfacing. Keloidal scars respond to various lasers and intralesional steroids, interferon, or bleomycin.
Recovery Time: Variable Duration of Results: Generally permanent

Skin Resurfacing (Dermabrasion, Chemical Peel, Laser Peel)

Removal of the outer layer of the skin using mechanical abrasion, chemicals or ablative lasers, resulting in smoother and less wrinkled skin. Especially helpful to clear deeper wrinkles. Recovery Time: One to three weeks. Duration of Results: Generally permanent.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Surgery of the upper and/or lower eyelids where fat and excess skin, bags and/or pouches, in the eye area are removed or repositioned to correct droopy and puffy eyelids.
Recovery Time: Approximately two weeks. Duration of Results: Lower lids, permanent – upper lids, ten years.

Suspension Midfacelift (Macs-Lift)

Minimally invasive facial surgery that lifts cheek tissues vertically opposite to the pull of gravity, softens smile lines, and lifts the corner of the mouth.
Recovery Time: Approximately two weeks. Duration of Results: From five to ten years, depending on the patient.

Necklift / S-Lift

Minimally invasive facial surgery with an incision around the ears to enhance the muscular support of the neck to regain a natural defined neckline, and tightens the jaw line.
Recovery Time: Approximately two weeks. Duration of Results: From five to ten years, depending on the patient.

Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping)

Surgery of the ear where the ears can be “pinned back” by reshaping the cartilage that obtains a balanced and natural look. Recovery Time: Approximately one week. Duration of Results: Permanent

Dr. Christine Lee

Dr. Min-Wei Christine Lee

Dr. Christine Lee is a Board-certified Dermatologist with sub-specialties in laser surgery, cosmetic surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, facial plastic reconstruction, and dermatologic surgery. She leads The Skin And Laser Treatment Institute as its Director and serves as Clinical Faculty for the Department of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco. Patients travel from across the globe for her expertise, and Dr. Lee has trained thousands of stateside and international doctors.

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