Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
361 Hospital Road, Suite 424
Newport Beach, California 92663 US
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"The photos of his tummy tuck work are very impressive, incisions low, belly buttons natural and not big open circles or long open ovals." "Eight months ago - after much contemplation - I decided to undergo breast augmentation surgery." "and Dr. Lee and his team did their best to keep me comfortable and reassure me that my ultimate results would not be impacted, and of course they were right."

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5 out of 5 stars Abdominal Etching


Was absolutely great ... Dr Lee and his entire staff including the surgical staff were wonderful.... was given lots of information and even received a call from the anesthesiologist the day before surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Fantastic Doctor and Team

I went to Dr. Lee for a Breast Reduction and Lift - my process from beginning to end was seamless, comfortable and effective. Dr. Lee was not only gracious but thorough and honest about my expectations. His team was fantastic and clear in their explanations, what I could expect and making sure I had a great experience.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Best experience and result ever

Dr Lee is an incredible Doctor. He went above and beyond any other. He never make's you wait. He is extremely patient and answer's any and all questions in detail. His work is proof. I had the best outcome I could possibly imagine. I am so pleased that I have referred friend's and colleges to Dr. Lee. Not to mention he has a wonderful staff that are very helpful and kind.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Highly recommend

Great doctor I highly recommend, I have gotten two surgeries, breast reconstruction, and rhinoplasty and could not be happier with the results , dr.lee always covers all my questions and I feel at home each time I go , he also does juvederm and Botox which is a great plus.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Dr. Lee and his staff are Amazing!!!!!

Dr. Lee is amazing. He is very professional, he explained the process so clearly and made me feel very comfortable from beginning to end. He listened to my wants and needs and delivered. His staff is great aswell. I am so very happy with my results, I love my new breast!!! Thanks you so much Dr. Lee

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

30 Year Old - Newport Beach, CA

I've been want to get a breast augmentation surgery ever since I was in high school. I had very small breast and wasn't confident in my body. After seeing Dr. Lee he made me feel comfortable and at ease with my decision and his staff is so friendly and everyone is very informative. I would highly recommend Dr. Lee I am very pleased with my results, they couldn't have gone any better!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

42 Year Old. - Newport Beach, CA

Would highly recommend. Very warm and professional.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

30 Years Old No Kids 100 Pounds + Weight Loss - Newport Beach, CA

He has the best bed side manner! He wants to make sure you are not in any pain. He Really cares about what you want. He makes you feel very comfortable at all times. When I needed him he was there, and kept my boyfriend calm. When I called him he would call back quickly there was never a long period of time we had to wait for an answer.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Multiple Children, Saggy Skin, Breasts Pointing Down - Newport Beach, CA

Dr. Lee has exceptional credentials. He is clearly super smart, and top of his class- he went to Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, and (if I recall correctly), trained at Cleveland Clinic. All top tier programs. Interpersonally, as soon as I met him, I knew he was the one. He has an excellent bedside manner- very calm, organized, gentle-voiced, efficient, and he appears perfectionistic (which is desirable trait in a PS!). He was my first consult, and I nearly didn't even bother with another consult except hubby encouraged me to at least meet with another. I'd already done a lot of "weeding through" a whole bunch of PS via photos and website reviews before I even met with Dr. Lee. When I met with the 2nd, wow- it was such a poor consult compared to Dr. Lee's. Another huge asset to his office is his patient coordinator, Elizabeth. Through her professional, friendly, and persistent contacts, I think I became more comfortable with deciding on Dr. Lee without continuing other consults. I initially found him on and liked the mommy makeover pictures and reviews of him. The surgery center he uses is top-notch. Super clean, professional, and efficient. I am very picky, and I've been so pleased with this world-class doctor/office. During both pre-op and post-op, both Dr. Lee and Elizabeth were super responsive in answering all sorts of questions. Check out my before and after photos...Dr. Richard Lee has changed my life!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

36 Yrs Old, 4 Kids Including Twins, Full Mommy Make Over - Newport Beach, CA

I had my first child at 21. My body bounced back to normal less than a year after giving birth. Five years later I gave birth to a set of twins. It took me three years to get back to normal but I did. Nice tone thin tummy, nice perky breasts. I suppose thats what happens in your twenties. Fast forward five more years and out comes my last child. She weighed the most, I gained the most weight...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, University of California, Berkeley
    Medical: MD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery,The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    General Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Plastic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Fellowship: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Treatments offered at Renaissance Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

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How Do You Massage Breasts After Breast Augmentation?

Massaging your breast implants consists of just moving that implant around inside so that the capsule that eventually forms is slightly larger than... READ MORE

Compression Garment at Bedtime? (1 Month Post-op)

Typically I have my patients wear an abdominal binder at all times including for sleep for 6 weeks after a tummy tuck. This helps to avoid fluid... READ MORE

Will a Tummy Tuck Without Lipo Still Give Me the Best Results? (photo)

Liposuction is commonly used to contour the flanks at the same time as a tummy tuck. You may want to see another plastic surgeon to get at least... READ MORE

What Happens if I Stretch my Body After a Tummy Tuck?

From the photos, it looks like the sutures are starting to come to the surface. Typically, when this happens, I have my patients come into the office... READ MORE

How Many More Months to Wait for Pregnancy Post-TT? (photo)

Congrats on your weight loss and a fabulous tummy tuck result! First, a normal pregnancy with a normal delivery of a healthy baby is very... READ MORE

Breast Augmentation with Current Stretch Marks?

While breast augmentation surgery will not make your stretch marks disappear, it can improve their appearance significantly. If the breast looks loose... READ MORE

560 cc & 585 cc , does everything look normal ? (photos)

Congratulations on your surgery. It appears that all looks normal for what you would expect right after surgery. Implants tend to be high riding and... READ MORE

Breast Revision from a Silicone 365cc Mod to a 550cc or 610cc High Profile to Help W/ Slight Droopiness? (photo)

Larger breast implants will fill out the breast envelope and give you more fullness, but in your case, they may cause the breasts to sag more from the... READ MORE

5 Weeks Post Op Breast Augmentation Implants Look Different?

It appears that you are still too early to make a full assessment with regard to your breasts and symmetry. I would wait for at least 6 weeks to 3... READ MORE

In Need of Help For Surgeries Financially?

Health insurance can cover certain plastic surgery procedures. However, you have to demonstrate that you have a functional need for your to get it... READ MORE

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