Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

Published on March 22, 2017

You can never be too careful when researching which plastic surgeon is the best fit for you. Price range for the desired surgery is always important, but when it comes to plastic surgery, the cheapest option may not be the best one for you. When undergoing surgery, especially if it is for the first time, it’s important to feel as if you’re in the hands of a professional who best suits you. Does this surgeon perform this specific procedure often? Furthermore, are you comfortable talking with this surgeon about his or her qualifications and credentials?

One question you should always be sure to ask is whether the surgeon is Board Certified. Board Certification is an acknowledgement from other professionals in the area that this person has consistently demonstrated mastery at their craft. Dr. Raymond Lee is one of a select few surgeons to be double Board Certified as a Facial Plastic Surgeon in southern California. Dr. Lee has is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.

What Does This Mean For You?

The range of conditions that Otolaryngologists diagnose and treat are widely varied and can involve the whole face, nose, lips, ears, and neck. Facial plastic surgery is a component of otolaryngology that can be divided into two categories: reconstructive and cosmetic.

Reconstructive plastic surgery is performed for patients with conditions that may be present from birth, such as birthmarks on the face, cleft lip and palate, protruding ears, and a crooked smile. Other conditions that are the result of accidents, trauma, burns, or previous surgery are also corrected with this type of surgery. In addition, some reconstructive procedures are required to treat existing diseases like skin cancer.

Cosmetic facial plastic surgery is surgery performed to enhance visual appearance of the facial structures and features. Common procedures include facelifts, eye lifts, rhinoplasty, chin and cheek implants, liposuction, and procedures to correct facial wrinkles. An otolaryngologist surgeon is well trained to address these issues.

What Additional Training is Involved?

An Otolaryngologist / Facial Plastic Surgeon has extensive training and education. There is 14 collective years from college to medical school to Otolaryngology residency and finally to a Facial Plastic Surgery fellowship.

Post-graduate training includes a year of general surgery, four years of residency in otolaryngology (disorders of the ears, nose, and throat), and may also include one to two years in a fellowship dedicated to facial plastic surgery.
After passing a rigorous set of exams given by the American Board of Otolaryngology, otolaryngologists may become board-certified in the specialty of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, as Dr. Lee did. Because they study the complex anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the entire head and neck, these specialists are uniquely qualified to perform the procedures that affect the whole face.

When determining your plastic surgeon’s level of experience, ask about the number of surgeries they’ve performed and where they performed them. Dr. Raymond Lee is an extremely skilled Facial Plastic Surgeon and an Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon who has successfully carried out over 4,000 operations. In addition to this, Dr. Lee continues to maintain hospital admitting and surgical privileges for facial plastic surgery. These privileges are only given to the surgeons best trained with proven qualifications and experience. These special privileges further validate your surgeon’s skills and safety record.

Dr. Raymond Lee is an excellent and highly qualified plastic surgeon with a full five star rating, and was recently voted the Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County by The OC Register.

Dr. Raymond Lee is an award winning, double board certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in facial rejuvenation under local anesthesia. He has been practicing in Orange County for over 10 years and has performed 4000 facial rejuvenation procedures under light anesthesia.

Dr. Lee has been voted The #1 Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County by the OC Register. Dr. Lee wants you to “Experience Beauty, the most natural way”. Dr. Lee’s does not believe in the old traditional facelift. Over the course of his career he has mastered the art and science of facial rejuvenation with natural results, minimal sedation, and easy recovery. His signature “FACEology LIFT” (face and neck lift alternative) is the embodiment of all these elements and is what he is widely sought out for.


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