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5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery
Im very happy with my decision to trust Dr. Lee with my upper eyelid surgery. Im a Hispanic male in my early 30s who wanted to correct the eyelid hooding that I felt made me look older and a bit tired. The excess skin was not due to aging, but to genetics. Therefore, finding the right surgeon to improve my aesthetic, while keeping true to myself, was of utmost importance. Like most of us...
5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift
I am 64 and hated my saggy chin and neck. I saw Dr Lee in Orange Coast magazine as the Best Plastic Surgeon in Orange County. I was also interested to see they didn't use general anesthesia. Dr Lee has great bedside manner. Every appointment I had,he spent a lot of time with me. I never felt like a assembly line. He explained everything thoroughly, and answered all my questions. His surgical...
5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift
I am 49 years old and had a facelift/necklift done and I am so glad I did it. I really like Dr. Lee, he explains everything well and is very professional. His staff is always so friendly and welcoming. I had chin liposuction elsewhere 2 years ago and then 1 year ago I had thermitight procedure done also with a different provider and it did not fix my problem. I was not happy until I went to...
5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift
After consulting with 5 other surgeons ((including very well known celebrity doctors) for a mini lift, I chose Dr. Lee. He made me feel the most comfortable and I didn't feel like I was being "sold". He was honest and confident about the result he could achieve. He surpassed my expectations. I was nervous that I would look too different and that I would have visible scars. After the very...
5 out of 5 stars Facelift
Dr. Raymond Lee is Amazing. He is a very compassionate Doctor. He takes his time to listen to you and makes you feel at ease. The staff and Dr. Lee at Faceology are all fantastic. I highly recommend Dr. Lee.
5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift
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 Chin Implant
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 Neck Lift
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
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'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...
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.
Awards & Recognition
Voted #1 Cosmetic Surgeon Orange County, 2016
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
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Undergraduate: BS, Economics, Northwestern University
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: 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
- Acne Scars Treatment
- Acne Surgery
- Acne Treatment
- Age Spots Treatment
- Brow Lift
- Buccal Fat Removal
- Cheek Augmentation
- Cheek Lift
- Chemical Peel
- Chin Implant
- Chin Liposuction
- Chin Surgery
- CO2 Laser
- Collagen Injection
- Dark Circles Under Eye Treatment
- Deep FX
- Deep Plane Facelift
- Derma Roller
- Ear Lobe Surgery
- Ear Surgery
- Eye Bags Treatment
- Eyelid Surgery
- Facelift Revision
- Facial Reconstructive Surgery
- Fat Transfer
- Forehead Lift
- Fractional Laser
- Fraxel Laser
- Fraxel Repair
- FUE Hair Transplant
- Glycolic Peel
- Hair Loss Treatment
- Hair Transplant
- Injectable Fillers
- Jaw Reduction
- Jessner Peel
- Laser Hair Removal
- Laser Liposuction
- Laser Peel
- Laser Resurfacing
- Laser Surgery
- Laser Treatment
- Lifestyle Lift
- Lift by Sono Bello
- Lightsheer Laser
- Lip Augmentation
- Lip Implants
- Lip Lift
- Lipoma Removal
- Liquid Facelift
- Lower Face Lift
- MACS Facelift
- Melasma Treatment
- Mini Lift
- Mole Removal
- Neck Lift
- Non Surgical Face Lift
- Non Surgical Nose Job
- Non-Surgical Neck Lift
- Nose Surgery
- Phenol Peel
- Photodynamic Therapy
- ProFractional Laser
- Ptosis Surgery
- Quick Lift
- Restylane Lyft
- Restylane Silk
- Revision Rhinoplasty
- Salicylic Peel
- Scar Removal
- Scars Treatment
- Skin Lightening
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Skin Tightening
- Smart Lipo
- SmartLipo MPX
- SMAS Facelift
- Stretch Marks Treatment
- TCA Peel
- Vi Peel
- Weight Loss
- Wrinkle Treatment
- Yag Laser
Blog Posts and Articles
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...
Most popular answers from Raymond E. Lee, MD
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Before and After Photos by Dr. Lee
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Videos by Raymond E. Lee, MD
Raymond E. Lee, MD has shared 6 videos.
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
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
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
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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