About Elizabeth Lee, MD
Elizabeth Lee, MD practices in Berkeley at Elizabeth Slass Lee, MD, APC, Plastic Surgery as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Lee was invited to join RealSelf in 2009, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 17 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Lee has hospital affiliations at Alta Bates Medical Center, Summit Hospital, Childrens' Hospital Oakland, Seton Medical Center.
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Posted by Sofia in Berkeley
I really like Dr. Lee. She is an honest, straightforward doctor who is not motivated to do procedures unless they are the best answer for you. I have gone to her for small injections such as Dysport and Restylane and also a small surgical procedure. I also consulted with her about a more major surgery, and she was very kind and honest and explained I would not benefit from it, which I really appreciated. I get the feeling other plastic surgeons would not only do any procedure, but push procedures that are unnecessary. She is very smart and pleasant and I always have a positive experience at her office.
Posted by Over 60 in Berkeley
Highly skilled and very kind, Dr. Lee is everything you could want in a plastic surgeon.
Posted by emilyst
Dr. Elizabeth Lee was the only doctor I interviewed who "got it" that I didn't want implants. Three other doctors tried to convince me that I would be better off with smaller implants or to do explant with a lift or smaller implants plus a lift. Dr. Lee spent an entire hour with me discussing options and truly getting a picture of what would work for me. Together we opted to go for explant only and reassess the possibility of a lift after 6 months. Dr. Lee explained the miraculous way that the skin will adapt post-removal of implant.
Posted by Kathryn S.
I initially visited Dr. Lee to discuss my very raised and bumpy c-section scar but, took the opportunity to talk about a possible tummy tuck as well. She was so easy, approachable and informative. She explained my options and at no time did I feel like she was pushing me in any direction. After researching other plastic surgeons in the area, I decided to have the tummy tuck and to go with Dr. Lee. Not only was there an overwhelming amount of positive feedback posted about her at various sites but, she was also incredibly personable, communicative and a good listener. The surgery went very well and recovery was just as she explained, not fun but no complications. She has worked continuously with me to ensure that my new scar does not grow like my old one. I would absolutely go back to Dr. Lee if I needed other procedures in the future.
Posted by Newnecknelly
Dr. Lee was referred to me by another doctor. I can't say enough about how fabulous my necklift experience was and is. I am in my 70's and I had a serious turkey waddle neck. The folds of skin even hung over my turtle necks. Dr. Lee did an incredible job with hardly any discomfort. Both she and her office staff were extremely wonderful and dealt with my fears and anxieties. The surgery was so much easier than I thought it was going to be and Dr. Lee was always available for my questions and concerns both before and after the surgery. In my opinion she is truly an artist and I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by allyf
My experience at this office was great. I live in San Francisco and this office is in Berkeley...but Dr. Lee was recommended by a friend and she was offering a laser peel special, so I thought I would give it a shot. Well worth the drive (even in traffic). This office is busy, but they process you quickly and competently from your intake paperwork to your follow-up call. I appreciate this. My consult was somewhat quick but I left informed and I was offered plenty of opportunities to ask questions and could have had more time with Dr. Lee if I needed it (In case the brief consult sounds like a negative, I should probably add I'm a nurse and not new to laser treatments so we didn't need to reinvent the whole wheel on this treatment). As far as the actual Laser peel goes, the experience was also very good and the result was much better than I anticipated. I'm very happy with my experience at this office and will recommend this treatment to friends.
Posted by gina in East Bay
Dr Lee is a true professional in every sense. She really listens to you and takes in and addresses all of your concerns. Her staff is always courteous, professional and discreet about the services and they always do a follow up call. For my service there was minimal wait time and quick turn around time to continue on with my day.
Posted by Ohio Kathy
From start to finish, my procedure was handled with class. I was given all of the information I needed by a very communicative Dr. Lee, her kind and professional staff, and her amazing, detailed printed materials. I was confident that all would go smoothly and, indeed, it did. There were NO SURPRISES and the results exceeded my expectations.
Posted by newtummy.com
This quality of communication and expertise in medical precision is fantastic. I will forever appreciate the caring and artistic expertise of this doctor.
Posted by spetit
Dr. L is warm, knowledgeable and truly talented. She was extremely thorough when explaining the procedure and when answering all my questions before and after surgery. Her commitment to me as a patient was outstanding. She is a rare find.
Posted by SimoneG
Dr Lee is genuine, friendly, not pushy (at all!) and really gives the impression that she loves her work. Everyone in her office is warm and welcoming. My recommendation for Dr Lee and for this procedure is two thumbs up!
Posted by Mom in Albany
Her work results speak louder than anything I can write. She is an artist, has a magic touch and understands women. She does 'beauty' well and I could not imagine any result better than what I got with her.
Posted by Lola2011
I highly recommend Dr. L. She is knowledgeable, skilled and very caring. She will recommend the treatment that will best deliver the results you are lookin for.
Posted by caljack1
I was very nervous when I arrived to my first appointment. After the first 5 minutes my nerves were gone. She made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. She put my mind at ease and answered all my questions. I left there knowing I was going to have her perform my surgery. She is the best!
Posted by Jen51610
She's a skilled surgeon and an intelligent doctor who really cares about her patient she is willing to take whatever time is necessary to explain procedures, answer questions and address any concerns. I highly recommend her.
Posted by dhughes
She is skilled, knowledgeable and empathetic. She is also careful not to over-do treatments and really works for a natural, improved look.
Posted by KirbyLWaite
Word of mouth is the only way that surgeon's reputations are enhanced (or diminished). Yellow Pages advertisements mean nothing, in fact they should be highly suspect.
Posted by claudia ar
Dr. Lee's thoroughnes, follow through and responsiveness could not be better. She and her staff return all calls promptly, answer all questions immediately and could not be more welcoming and courteous. The atmosphere at Dr. Lee's office is welcoming and nurturing. With Dr. Lee you get a pratitioner who is tops in her field who is there for patients completely.
Posted by gab1
I think Dr Lee is smart and capable, funny and easy to talk to. I just think that this particular treatment was not meant for me.
Posted by emilyst
Dr. Lee and all staff were professional and excelled at their roles in my procedure from the receptionist to anesthesiologist to Dr. Lee. My questions were answered and I was well prepared for my procedure.
Posted by Miss King
I went to Dr. L's office for a consultation regarding Latisse and walked away with so much more! Never have I felt so comfortable and at ease in a doctor's office. Dr. L and her assistant are absolutely fabulous and lacking the cold, sterile demeanor usually endured when being introduced to a new physician. I cannot say enough about their professionalism which is paired with a personal touch that bypasses the stalwart barrier between doctor and patient. I highly recommend consulting with this office for any procedure you may be considering and promise that you will walk away reassured and well informed to make the decision that is right for you.
Posted by lindajoycediamond2
Dr. Lee was always professional but extremely compassionate. She took time with me given my age and the complicated surgery. Her staff was also excellent. My OB-GYN recommended this doctor among others and my mother conducted interviews. Finally, my parents and I decided it was time to do something and Dr. Lee was the perfect surgeon. She was caring, very clear about my options and performed the surgery.
Posted by marinamarcroft
She and her staff are courteous, make you feel like you are her only patient, and treats the whole person, and encourages them to heal, even if she has to refer to other md;s. I trust her clinical decisions, and her surgical skills left litlle scars and healed in a week with very litlle discomfort.
Posted by phaelen
I have nothing but praise for the work and Dr. Elizabeth Lee. I chose her after extensive research online, recommendations from her patients, and the warm, informative response of her staff to my telephone inquiries!!!
Treatments offered at Elizabeth Slass Lee, MD, APC, Plastic Surgery
Education / Training
Medical: MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
General Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
Plastic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
Fellowship: Microsurgery, The Buncke Clinic, San Francisco, CA