M. Christine Lee, M.D.
The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute
370 N. Wiget Lane, Suite 125, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 | Get Directions
(925) 500-1180

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    Right Quote Words can not describe how grateful I am to Dr. Lee for saving my face and honestly I would say my life. She's an absolute master and genius at what she does. I wouldn't even be able to show my face in public now if it weren't for her. I had the worst scars on my face that were so bad they scared other people. These scars were caused by a doctor who burned my face with a laser. I would have been happy just looking a little better but Dr. Lee was able to make my face look almost normal again. I can cover most of what's left with make-up now and most people can't tell what had happened to me. I still have internal scars from what that other doctor did but at least the outside scars are pretty much gone. I wish I had never had to go thru all this but I'm just grateful that there was someone like Dr. Lee who could help me get my face back. Right Quote
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    Right Quote Absolutely the best results. I wish I had gone to her first instead of wasting my money with no-nothing nurses are doctors who talk a good game but are merely dabblers. I got the results I needed and now look 15 years younger. She is a miracle worker! Right Quote
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  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews By Tiffany Z.
    Right Quote She's the best doctor!

    Dr. Lee treated my moles and also the moles on my 2 young girls with laser. They were very scared but Dr. Lee did a great job getting them to trust her. She was very patient and kind. AFter the first time, my daughters thought it was no big deal and were no longer scared. She did a great job removing the moles and we're all so happy! I wouldn't trust anyone else to treat me or my family. She's the best! Right Quote
    ~ Tiffany Z.
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews By D.G.
    Right Quote The only doctor who helped my rosacea

    I have really bad rosacea and sensitive skin and haven't been able to find any doctor who can help me...that is, until I found Dr. M. Christine Lee. I've seen several other very well-known derms and spent tons of money trying to get my rosacea under control. I've had fotofacials, IPL, VBeam, you name it, I've had it. Nothing has really made a difference. I almost gave up until I found out about Dr. Lee from the online rosacea support group. I heard great things about a laser procedure she developed. I started seeing her over a year ago and have gone thru several treatments and I am THRILLED!!!! I feel like a normal person for the first time in my life. No more redness and burning. Her treatment has been a miracle for me. All I can say is THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Right Quote
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About Dr. Lee
Dr.Christine Lee
Min-Wei Christine Lee, M.D., M.P.H. is Board-certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and further sub-specialized by completing a distinguished fellowship in Laser Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery/Skin Cancer/Facial Plastic Reconstruction, and Advanced Dermatologic Surgery from University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Christine Lee at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute in the East Bay area, and she proudly provides several types of liposuction for patients to consider.

Dermatologist in Walnut Creek, CA describes the types of liposuction treatment available in her practice


Patients in Walnut Creek, CA who are interested in treatments such as liposuction to improve their body contours may think that they need to visit a plastic surgeon. Fortunately, there are many ways for patients to achieve the look they desire with a dermatologist instead! Liposuction can be provided by a Board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. Christine Lee at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute in the East Bay area, and she proudly provides several types of liposuction for patients to consider.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure used to enhance the body by providing fat removal. There are many times that patients who exercise and follow a strict diet still struggle with isolated areas where fat deposits just won’t budge. With liposuction, patients can instead have these problem areas treated with the removal of the fat cells. This can improve patient’s self-confidence and allow them to feel better about their appearance. However, it is not considered a weight-loss solution. Instead, it contours the body with the removal of fat pockets.

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Where can liposuction be used?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure used to enhance the body by providing fat removal.

Liposuction can be used nearly anywhere on the body, including the:

  • Hips
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Neck/chin
  • Chest
  • Back
  • “Love handles”

What types of liposuction are available?

Dr. Christine Lee is proud to offer her patients several liposuction options to choose from:

  • Tumescent liposuction – one of the most common types of liposuction. During this procedure, the area is anesthetized, and the doctor uses a wand-like tube called a cannula to remove the fat from underneath the skin in the area of concern. This essentially vacuums out the fat cells permanently removing them.
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (or UAL) – UAL is a method that is sometimes used before tumescent liposuction for more precision results. This method works by administering ultrasound energy to the area of concern to help in liquefying the fat cells. By doing this, it can make it easier for Dr. Christine Lee to remove the fat cells through tumescent liposuction, ensuring more precision contouring of the body in areas that are often more difficult to treat, such as the calves, ankles, knees, and neck.
  • Laser-assisted liposuction – laser-assisted liposuction is similar to ultrasound-assisted liposuction. It uses laser energy delivered deep within the skin to target fat cells and liquify them for easier removal. In our practice, this treatment is also known as Smart-Lipo and is best for precision areas.

Which treatment is right for me?

Dr. Christine Lee is proud to offer her patients several liposuction options to choose The best way to determine the method of liposuction that is most appropriate for your needs is to consult with Dr. Christine Lee. She can evaluate your specific needs and help you decide on liposuction that fits your budget and the unique desires you may have. The right liposuction method is sometimes chosen based on the cost patients can afford, the area being treated, and how aggressive fat removal needs to be to achieve the results they expect. Dr. Christine Lee is extremely honest with her patients and helps them find the most appropriate treatment for their needs, even if it is not liposuction. Her practice is equipped with so many technologies that can be used in body contouring that there may be a better option for an individual, depending on their desires. Choosing a treatment takes time and requires patients to be well-educated on the pros and cons of each service, allowing them the opportunity to make a knowledgeable choice for their body contouring needs.

Find out more about liposuction options at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute

Dr. Christine Lee in Walnut Creek, CA is a Board-certified dermatologist providing many solutions for patients, so they have a choice in how to achieve their perfect body! If you live in the communities of Lafayette, Danville, San Ramon, Berkeley, San Francisco, Concord, or anywhere in the Bay area, we welcome you to learn more about our practice and how we can assist you in improving your appearance with cosmetic services. Call the office at (925) 500-1180 to schedule an appointment at our practice located at 370 North Wiget Lane, Suite 125.

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