Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
1401 Avocado Ave., Ste. 610
Newport Beach, California 92660 US

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5 out of 5 stars Chin Implant

Dr Raymond E.Lee did a great job on my baby chin!

After a lifetime of being self conscious about my recessed chin and profile I set out to find a great plastic surgeon for a chin augmentation. I came to Dr Lee after hearing he was voted the best cosmetic surgeon in Orange County in 2016 by OC Weekly. I met with Dr Lee and his staff at his Newport Beach location and felt very confident I had found the right place to have my chin aug. The...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Active 51 Year Old Mom, Looking Older then I Feel - Newport Beach, CA

So, here I was at age 51 feeling great because I train hard in the gym, but I wasn't comfortable with my extra skin on my face. My best friend/training partner had Dr. Lee do her face 8 years ago. Back then I told myself I wanted to have that done one day. So now that I'm at the age she had it done, I looked up Dr. Raymond Lee. And here we are today. I had a lower face life, neck life and...

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

Upper/Lower Blepharoplasty, Faceology Lift, and Perioral CO2 - Newport Beach, CA

I have wanted to have my eyes done for as long as I could remember. I have tried Thermage on my eyes, which did almost nothing for me. I waited so long because the thought of someone operating on my eyes made me uneasy. I had decided to interview several surgeons. Dr. Raymond Lee was the second surgeon I interviewed, and he was my last interview. He has a warm, caring bedside manner. He...

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

Dr. Lee helped me put my life back on track

I met Dr. Lee seven years ago, about a year after I became a military widow. My husband had been injured in military combat and I cared for him for almost a year before he died. The trauma should very plainly on my face and it looked like I had aged almost a decade. My self-confidence was shot along with my face. Dr. Lee was very kind and gentle, and listened to my story with sympathy and...

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

Great experience. Very professional

Let me start by saying that I am a blue collar type guy. Never thought I would consider much less go thru with Plastic surgery. From the minute I walked into Dr Lee's office I felt welcomed and comfortable. The staff was top notch, organized and friendly. My consult with Dr Lee was smooth and easy. He answered all my questions to my satisfaction. He gave me references to contact (which I did...

5 out of 5 stars Chin Implant

I Love my New Chin!!!

I've always had a complex about my chin. I hated taking pictures from a profile view, I hated looking down because my neck and chin would connect, everything about my chin I absolutely despised. I had always wanted a chin implant, but didn't want just anyone to be my surgeon. It had been seven months of research and consultations and I still hadn't found the perfect surgeon. I was ready to...

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

New Face, New Me! - Newport Beach, CA

Once I got to the age where I started getting wrinkles, I started to become extremely self conscious about my appearance. On the inside, I have always felt young at heart however, when I looked in the mirror, the inside didn't match the outside. Getting a mini face lift was something I thought would be traumatic, painful and out of my reach. The facility is beautiful, the staff is caring and...

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

Excellent Result! - Newport Beach, CA

Dr. Raymond Lee is a fabulous facial surgeon, he made me look at lease 10 years younger and also look very natural... I am very happy with my low face left result and very much appreciate his excellent work! His staff are great as well... The first time I met Dr. Lee was 6 years ago when I was 50. After a free consultation, Dr. Lee suggested that I should wait for a few years as I looked...

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

Athletic Face Needed a Lift! - Newport Beach, CA

I have never stopped exercising since high school and had that athletic face sag- I had even stopped running as much these last few years and started biking thinking the running was making all my skin loose (maybe it was)? Unfortunately the skin does not naturally get tighter- so I visited Dr Lee. My fear was I would be told I was too young for such a lift; to my surprise I was a perfect...

5 out of 5 stars Facial Plastic Surgery

55 Year Old Woman Loving My Natural Yet Youthful Face!

I went to see Dr Lee shortly after the Thanksgiving Holiday in 2016. At almost 55 I found myself with a "tired" look on my face every morning no matter how rested I was. My consultation with Dr Lee was fantastic. He listened to what my specific concerns were. He watched closely as I showed him where these areas were on my face. Together we talked about what the best treatment options were for...

Personal Statement

As Founder and Medical Director of FACEOLOGYMD, Dr. Raymond Lee has envisioned and brought to practice a comfortable environment where patients can receive expert care of their face the most natural way. Dr Lee is an award winning, double board certified facial plastic surgeon.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Awards & Recognition

Voted #1 Cosmetic Surgeon Orange County, 2016
RealSelf 100
RealSelf 500
Professional Recognition:
Guest Speaker: "Facelifting: A Review and My Technique Under Local Anesthesia and Minimal Sedation" Grand Rounds. UC Irvine Med Center, Dept of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Orange, CA, 2016
Invited Lecturer: "Rhytidectomy: A Review and My Approach Under Local Anesthesia" Facial Plastic Surgery Conference. Dept of Otolaryngology, UC Irvine Med Center Orange, CA, 2013
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Lee has hospital affiliations at Orange County Global Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine
    Undergraduate: BS, Economics, Northwestern University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Residency: Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Treatments offered at FACEOLOGYMD

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The FACEology LIFT is a facelift alternative for today’s active patient seeking face and neck rejuvenation. The FACEology LIFT is Dr. Raymond Lee’s natural evolution and interpretation of the traditional facelift based on his knowledge and experience of nearly 4000 facial cosmetic procedures. He has developed a unique simplified facelifting technique under local anesthesia striking a balance between natural lasting results and easier recovery. The natural and lasting results, easy ane...


The most recent studies share the professional opinion that most, if not all, facial cosmetic surgery procedures, can be performed safely under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. Despite this fact, a large percentage of people undergoing cosmetic surgery are still subjected to the risks of general anesthesia When a patient is placed under general anesthesia, the patient is put on a respirator and a tube is placed in the throat to help them breathe. A combination of drugs causes a ...


A neck lift offers a smoother and more toned appearance to skin under the chin and neck area that has lost elasticity and is now sagging. A contoured neck is not only associated with a youthful appearance, but also with health and vitality. Dr. Lee offers neck lift rejuvenation procedures for both men and women that result in a younger, more vibrant look. Am I a candidate for a neck lift? Aging of the neck is usually a combination of loose skin and muscle and some excess fat. This...

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Why Are Doctors Against Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

Thanks for your question. I find buccal fat pad reduction to be a great procedure in the properly selected patient. Fullness in the lower cheeks or... READ MORE

If I have a face lift before I reach my ideal weight, how will that affect my results when I lose the weight? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing. You look like a great candidate for facelifting as you should get nice results. Its possible to sag after losing extreme weight.... READ MORE

Crepey, Saggy Neck at 39, What Are My Options?

Thanks for sharing. Current neck rejuvenation treatments:Surgical Neck lift with a lower facelift would be the gold standard and get you the best... READ MORE

I'm looking to have two scars at my jawline fixed. I'm curious what procedure I should expect to undergo to correct it? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing. You have a mature depressed scar. One option would be to fill in the scar with dermal filler such as Belafill. Dermal fillers are... READ MORE

Neck lipo or chin implant? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing. Both a chin implant and neck liposuction would be great procedures for you. A chin implant would bring your chin out further and... READ MORE

Chin Liposuction Recovery

Thanks for sharing. If all one needs is chin liposuction then the recovery is rather easy and quick. You could have it done under local anesthesia on... READ MORE

Can a complete neck lift be done under local anesthesia with ORAL sedation? Under the chin incision, does it help w/ lifting?

Thanks for your question. A lower facelift with neck lift including liposuction and platysmaplasty can be done under local anesthesia + oral sedation... READ MORE

My face looks too long after chin implant. Can this be because of swelling?

Hi, thanks for submitting your question as this is a very common one after chin implantation. It is very normal to have swelling causing the chin to... READ MORE

For more procedures than a facelift, could I use a Facial plastic surgeon or is a general plastic surgeon better? (photos)

Good question.  I would look for an expert in each of the areas.   It seems like a decent amount of surgery and recovery so you may want to split up t... READ MORE

What Procedure(s) can transform my Round Face into a Narrower/Longer Looking face like the 3rd photo ? (photo)

Thanks for sharing. Based on what i can see you have nice bone structure. You have a strong jawline and nice cheekbones. I am not sure reducing the... READ MORE

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See 15 Seconds of This Woman's eMatrix Treatment

EMatrix can provide an effective acne scar treatment, anti-wrinkle treatment and overall rejuvenation and toning of the skin. WATCH VIDEO

Chin Liposuction and Buccal Fat Reduction: Does This Young Woman Like Her Results? (Part 4)

In part four, the final video, this 27 year old woman describes her results and what it did for her, four months after her procedures. WATCH VIDEO

Chin Liposuction and Buccal Fat Reduction: This Young Woman Talks About Her Recovery (Part 3)

In part three of four videos, this 27 year old woman shares her recovery after surgery performed by Dr. Raymond E. Lee, under local anesthesia. WATCH VIDEO

Chin Liposuction and Buccal Fat Reduction: This Young Woman Explains How It Was Performed (Part 2)

In part two of four videos, this 27 year old woman describes the chin liposuction and buccal fat pad reduction she received while awake under local anesthesia and oral valium. WATCH VIDEO

Chin Liposuction and Buccal Fat Reduction: This Young Woman Explains Her Motivation for Surgery (Part 1)

In part one of four videos, this 27 year old woman had chin liposuction and buccal fat pad reduction under local anesthesia and oral sedation approximately four months ago. She explains why she chose to have the particular procedures performed. WATCH VIDEO

Who Is a Candidate For a Facelift Under Local Anesthesia?

Dr. Raymond E. Lee explains the benefits of having a facelift under local anesthesia. Also learn about recovery time and cost. WATCH VIDEO

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