Meet Dr. Raymond Lee - Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Lee is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology and has spent a decade perfecting his craft. The desire to pursue medicine was evident at a young age, as Dr. Lee’s father, an OB/GYN, shared his passion for both medicine and people. This lead to an extensive academic journey which began at Northwestern University in Chicago with an undergraduate degree, and continued with a medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.
After graduation, Dr. Lee was granted a General Surgery internship and an Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in south Florida. While there, he earned the prestigious Chandler Society Research Scientific Award for temporal bone work. Once his residency was completed, he continued his education in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he received intensive fellowship training in aesthetic facial plastics, under the direction of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Lee has also co-authored numerous medical articles and offered several professional presentations across the country to other plastic and cosmetic surgeons. He’s been practicing in Orange County since 2006, and has successfully performed nearly 4,000 facial aesthetic surgeries, and has built a reputation for achieving a natural appearance for his patients. This surgical skill is the basis of his talent, and garners extensive recognition in the field of facial plastic surgery.
Giving back to those less fortunate is a focus of Dr. Lee’s personal and professional life, and he volunteers his time and talent performing reconstructive surgeries for acquired and congenital pediatric facial defects at the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia and CURE International Hospital in the Dominican Republic. Dr Lee has been voted Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County the last 4 years in a row.
He is married to Shannon, a local pharmacist, and they recently had a baby boy. Dr. Lee and his family enjoy living in Orange County and frequent the outdoors hiking, playing on the beach, surfing and taking care of their two rescue dogs.
WHY CHOOSE DR. LEE
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 the past 16 years and has performed 4,000 facial rejuvenation procedures under minimal sedation. In his prior nationally based practice, his patient satisfaction scores ranked him consistently #1 in the nation. He is widely known for his special surgical and anesthesia techniques. Now at FaceologyMD, Dr. Lee wants you to “Experience Beauty in the most natural way.” Dr. Lee 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” is the embodiment of all these elements and is what he is widely sought out for. While at FaceologyMD® he has been voted the #1 Cosmetic Surgeon by The Orange County Register, the #1 Cosmetic Surgeon by The OC Weekly, and Best Plastic Surgeon by Locale Magazine.
Why choose Dr. Raymond Lee for your procedure?
- Voted Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County by The OC REGISTER 2018
- Voted #1 Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County by The OC WEEKLY 2017
- Voted #1 Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County by The OC REGISTER 2016, 2017
- One of a select few Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeons in Southern California
- American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
- Fellowship trained in Facial Plastic Surgery
- Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Has performed nearly 4,000 facial cosmetic procedures
- #1 patient satisfaction scores in the nation in his prior national plastic surgery company practice
- All surgeries performed in an accredited ambulatory surgery center
- Maintains hospital admitting and surgical privileges for facial plastic surgery (Hospitals only grant surgical privileges to surgeons best trained with proven qualifications and experience. These special privileges further validate your surgeon’s skills and safety record)
Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Fellowship Physician, Beeson Aesthetic Surgery Institute
Indiana University, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Department of Dermatology
Resident, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Intern, Department of Surgery
Founder / Medical Director
Facial Plastic Surgeon
Attending Facial Plastic Surgeon
Physician Advisory Group Member
Performed strategic research for pharmaceutical companies regarding sales force size and structure, sales force geographical deployment and territory design, sales forecasting and pricing. Developed management information systems designed to enhance the performance of sales representatives.
HONOR & AWARDS
Gamma Beta Academic Scholarship Recipient
Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Honor Society
Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honor Society
The Order of Omega Honorary Society
Mentor: Brian Jewett, M.D.
Mentors: Roy Casiano, M.D., Gregory Plano, Ph.D.
Lee R, Balkany T. “Giant Mastoid Osteoma with Post-operative High-Frequency Sensorineural Hearing Loss” Ear, Nose & Throat Journal. January 2008.
Lee R, Kaza S, Plano G, Casiano R. “The Role of Atypical Bacteria in Chronic Rhinosinusitis.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005;133:407-10.
Lee R, Kaza S, Plano G, Casiano R. “The Role of Atypical Bacteria in Chronic Rhinosinusitis.” (Abstract) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004;131.
Astor F, Villasuso E, Lee R, Lehman D. “Actinomycotic Thyroid Abscess.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., 2003;129:461-2.
Lee R, Guzman J, Balkany T. “Giant Mastoid Osteoma with Post-operative High-Frequency Sensorineural Hearing Loss” (Abstract) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., August, 2003;129.
Villasuso E, Lee R, Astor F. “Pathophysiology and Treatment of Pediatric Thyroid Abscess (Abstract).” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., August, 2002;128.
Surgical Pearls in Level 1 Anesthesia. Lifestyle Lift Annual Clinical Symposium. Las Vegas, NV. June 28, 2013
Office-Based Expedited Rhytidectomy Under Local Anesthesia. Presented at the Annual Symposium on the Latest Advances in Facial Plastic Surgery. Newport Beach, CA. August 9-12, 2007.
Lee R, Kaza S, Plano G, Casiano R. “The Role of Atypical Bacteria in Chronic Rhinosinusitis.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the AAO-HNS, New York, New York, September 19-22, 2004.
Lee R, Guzman J, Balkany T, “Giant Mastoid Osteoma with Post-operative High Frequency Sensorinueral Hearing Loss.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the AAO-HNS, Orlando, Florida, September 21-24, 2003.
Villasuso E, Lee R, Astor F. “Pathophysiology and Treatment of Pediatric Thyroid Abscess.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the AAO-HNS, San Diego, California, September 22-23, 2002.
Lee R, Younis R. “Use of Topical Mitomycin-C in Pediatric Laryngotracheal Stenosis.” Presented at the Florida Society of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, November 13, 2004.
Lee R, Younis R. “Topical Mitomycin-C: Adjuvant Therapy for Laryngotracheal Stenosis.” Presented at the Triological Society Southern/Middle Section Meeting. Marco Island, Florida, January 8-11, 2004.
FACELIFTING: A review and my technique under local anesthesia and minimal sedation. Grand Rounds Presentation at the UC Irvine Medical Center, Dept of Otolaryngology. Orange, CA. June 29, 2016.
Rhytidectomy: A review and my approach under local anesthesia. Presented at: Facial Plastic Surgery Conference, Department of Otolaryngology, UC Irvine Medical Center. Orange, CA. February 8, 2013.
Facial Plastic Surgery – State of the Art. Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). Clarian North Medical Center. Carmel, IN. April 11, 2006.
Management of the Nasal Tip. Indiana University. Department of Otolaryngology. Indianapolis, IN. March 22, 2006.
Advance Suturing Techniques and Soft Tissue Workshop. Coalition for Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana. Beeson Aesthetic Surgery Institute. Carmel, IN, November 19, 2005.
Head and Neck Anatomy Dissection. Purdue University North Central. Westville, IN. November 18, 2005.
Local Anesthetics and Regional Blocks of the Head & Neck. Indiana University. Department of Dermatology. Indianapolis. IN, November 8, 2005.
Laser Symposium. “Lasers: General Principles and Physics.” “Lasers in Cosmetic Surgery.” Indiana University. Department of Dermatology. Carmel, IN. October 29, 2005.
Surgical Instruments and Suture Materials. Indiana University. Department of Dermatology. Indianapolis, IN, September 13, 2005.
Facial Plastics Day, Annual Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Temporal Bone. Indianapolis University School of Medicine. Indianapolis, IN, July 11, 2005.
Teaching and Performing Nasal Analysis Using Morphing Software. Presented at the Chandler Society Research Scientific Forum. Duck Key, Florida June 3, 2005.
Topical Mitomycin-C: Applications in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Grand Rounds. The University of Miami. Department of Otolaryngology. Miami, Florida, March 24, 2005.
Zenker’s Diverticulum. Grand Rounds. The University of Miami. Department of Otolaryngology. Miami, Florida, July 15, 2004.
The Role of Atypical Bacteria in Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Presented at the Chandler Society Research Scientific Forum. Miami, Florida, June, 2003.
External Laryngeal Trauma. Grand Rounds. The University of Miami, Department of Otolaryngology. Miami, Florida, May 29, 2003.
Injectable Materials for Facial Rejuvenation. Grand Rounds. The University of Miami, Department of Otolaryngology. Miami, Florida, February 6, 2003.
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. Grand Rounds. The University of Miami, Department of Otolaryngology. Miami, Florida, October 17, 2002.
Case Report of a Child with Actinomycosis Thyroiditis. Presented at the Chandler Society Research Scientific Forum. Miami, Florida, June, 2002.
Necrotizing External Otitis. Grand Rounds. The University of Miami, Department of Otolaryngology. Miami, Florida, March 6, 2002.
Spasmodic Dysphonia. Grand Rounds. The University of Miami, Department of Otolaryngology. Miami, Florida, January 24, 2002.