“You can trust Dr. Lee will perform the highest quality surgery on you or your loved ones.”
“Michelle was a student as a resident and I have sent patients to her in Beverly Hills... really good reputation. Good job Michelle!”
“I have witnessed Dr Lee’s work first hand. My conclusion? Without question, one of the most talented plastic surgeons in the country.”
As a scientist, Dr. Lee is dedicated to pushing back the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of beauty and cosmetics without compromising patient safety. She is the first surgeon in the state of Illinois to use AirXpanders, an innovative technology designed to enable tissue expansion with breast reconstructive procedures. Even more important than being on the cutting edge, Dr. Lee always prioritizes patient safety in both her research and practice. In 2012, Dr. Lee’s case report on 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 as well.
Always striving to keep up with cutting-edge developments as they happen in real time, Dr. Lee is among some of the best female plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills to offer the newest innovations to her patients, whether it be the latest laser technology, or newly approved nipple-sparing techniques for reconstructive breast surgery. Her drive for ingenuity and scientific progress is what allows 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 view cosmetic enhancement as an exciting 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 youth within her patients, rather than try to fit them to societal notions of the “correct” way to look.
As an Asian plastic surgeon of Chinese descent, Dr. Lee is also very passionate about preserving cultural and ethnic heritage, especially when performing facial procedures for asian clients.
Dr. Michelle Lee is able to deliver an extremely personalized approach with each patient as a female plastic surgeon. She takes the time to fully and intently understand her patients’ concerns, aesthetic goals, and develop a genuine relationship with those whom she works so intimately with. As a woman, Dr. Lee is very in-tuned with the typical aesthetic concerns associated with aging, and she is easy to trust and relate to. True empathy and compassion stems from not having simply studied the body, but from experiencing life as a woman. In an industry pioneered by men, Dr. Michelle Lee stands out as an inspiring, board-certified female plastic surgeon whose clear intention is to help you on your journey to defining yourself, by placing your inner beauty on display!
Dr. Lee’s strong personal philosophy pervades every aspect of her work and is integral to her results. As a physician and healer, she follows five main tenets of healthy and successful living:
The practice of these guiding 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.
The benefits that come with choosing a female plastic surgeon cannot be underestimated. Women often have concerns about their bodies that can only be fully appreciated and understood by another woman. Some of the many reasons to meet our board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Michelle Lee include:
Dr. Michelle Lee has achieved a high level of technical expertise as a board-certified plastic surgeon, with the added benefit of compassion, care, and understanding. You can expect to find in her a friend and confidante, who has the skill and artistry to help achieve your aesthetic goals in an empowering environment of understanding. Beyond her kind and warm demeanor, Dr. Lee is widely regarded as being among the finest plastic surgeons practicing in the Los Angeles area.