As a scientist, Dr. Lee is dedicated to pushing back the boundaries of what is possible with beauty without compromising patient safety. She is the first surgeon in the state of Illionis to use AirXpanders, a technology that allows women to increase the size of their breast reconstructions using a remote control from the comfort of their own home. Just as important as being on the cutting edge, Dr. Lee prioritizes patient safety in her research and practice. In 2012, Dr. Lee’s case report of breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) was published in the Lancet, one of the world's oldest, most prestigious, and best known medical journals.
Dr. Lee currently serves on the editorial board for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal, a publication of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Her original research resulted in myriad publications in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the flagship journal in the field as well as multiple textbook chapters focusing on optimizing outcomes in breast surgery, facial rejuvenation and migraine surgery. Dr. Lee has presented her research in conferences both across the United States and internationally. Dr. Lee is also passionate about education. She currently serves on the Breast and Aesthetics Section of the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s In-Service Committee. She is an active member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Ever striving to keep abreast of cutting-edge developments as they happen in real time, Dr. Lee is often among the best female plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills to offer new innovations to her patients, whether it be the newest laser technology, or newly approved nipple-sparing techniques for reconstructive breast surgery. Her drive for ingenuity and scientific progress is what makes Dr. Lee stand out as one of the best plastic surgeons in Los Angeles, male or female.
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulder of giants."
Dr. Lee is passionate about helping her clients to view cosmetic enhancement as an event on a lifestyle continuum that includes self-care in all areas – nutrition, supplementation, exercise, personal development, and overall wellness. She strives to bring out the innate beauty and attractiveness in every patient rather than striving to make them conform to societal notions about the “correct” way to look.
Dr. Lee is adamant about preserving cultural and ethnic heritage, especially when performing facial procedures.
Dr. Lee’s strong personal philosophy pervades her work and is integral to her results. As a physician and healer, she subscribes to five main tenets of healthy and successful living. These include, do no harm, live and let live, ease suffering, create beauty, and always strive to give more than you take. The practice of these principles accounts for the longevity and stability of Dr. Lee’s practice, which is regarded by both domestic and international clients as a primary destination for outstanding medical care and aesthetic transformation.