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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  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews By Michael M.
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    Right Quote Definitely no one better in the bay area. I have been so impressed with her bedside manner and most of all with her results. If you want results then you should make an appointment right away. Right Quote
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  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews By M.B.
    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
    ~ M.B.
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews By Sue R.
    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
    ~ Sue R.
  • 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
    ~ D.G.
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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.

A trimmer you with Walnut Creek plastic surgery

When you think of plastic surgery, you may have visions of nose jobs and face-lifts. However, plastic surgery can aid in beautification of many areas of the body, in the hands of a skilled, experienced dermatological surgeon like Dr. M. Christine Lee. Liposuction is a great example of a form of plastic surgery, designed for the areas below your chin.

Liposuction is the mechanical removal of targeted areas of fat cells by suction. It is not a solution to obesity or an alternative to diet and exercise. Liposuction is ideal for relatively healthy patients, within 20 pounds of their weight goals, with stubborn zones of fat that just don't respond to activity and clean eating. Those problem areas may be double chin and neck, upper arms, abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, or knees.

Liposuction has been around for a long time. Because it is an invasive procedure, it carries risks similar to a comparable surgery. However, with progressive techniques such as tumescent, laser assisted, and ultrasound assisted liposuction, there is less need for general anesthetic, and down time is reduced. Dr. Lee and her team at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute have a great deal of experience in these methods. She'll take time to understand your goals and your medical background to be sure that you are a good candidate for the procedure. Then she'll let you know what to expect and make sure you have plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

On the day of your procedure, you'll be made comfortable at their state-of-the-art medical facility. Several small incisions are made in the treatment area. A solution infused with lidocaine for maximum comfort is injected into the fatty areas. Then the fat and solution are suctioned off with a small cannula – a tube attached to the vacuum device. A laser or ultrasound may be used to loosen and liquefy the fat for easier removal and reduced blood loss. In addition to removing the fat, Dr. Lee uses an artistic technique to contour treated areas for smooth, attractive curves.

You may expect some bruising, but Dr. Lee will be sure you have medications and instructions necessary to keep you comfortable during recovery. You'll be advised to avoid strenuous exercise for a few days, and wear compression garments for about a month. Most patients are able to return to work within several days to two weeks.

Adult bodies do not continue to produce fat cells (when you gain weight, existing fat cells simply expand). Therefore, liposuction results are permanent in the treated areas. Once fat cells are removed in this manner, they will never come back. If you gain weight in the future, it will be in other locations.

Walnut Creek plastic surgery could be the answer to a slimmer, trimmer you. Call today for a liposuction consultation with Dr. Lee.

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