Achieving board certification in Plastic Surgery means that the provider has undergone extensive vetting and training, passing multiple written and oral exams. Dr. Michael K. Lee is double-board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, giving him a formidable foundation from which to conduct his practice.

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A focus on natural-looking outcomes

Among the core components of the art of plastic surgery is the ability to create natural-looking results. Skilled plastic surgeons such as Dr. Lee utilize their knowledge of anatomy and aesthetics to create beautiful and harmonious changes that complement the patient's features and physique. In order to deliver a seamless, near-flawless outcome, providers need a deep understanding of facial and body proportions, as well as a meticulous eye for detail.

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An eye for artistry

Plastic surgeons must also have a strong sense of creativity. They must be able to envision the final result of a procedure and use their technical skills to bring that vision to life. This requires a combination of technical prowess, an artistic eye, and a deep commitment to manifesting the patient's individual desires.

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The need for customization

Another important aspect of the art of plastic surgery is the ability to customize each procedure rather than churning out cookie-cutter treatment plans with every outcome looking the same. Every patient is utterly unique, and a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Lee will take the time to understand their individual concerns and desires for a successful, lasting result.

This customization can take many forms, from choosing the right type of implant for breast augmentation to selecting the most appropriate facelift technique. The plastic surgeon must also take into account the patient's medical profile, as well as any previous surgeries or treatments they may have had.

Implementing unparalleled safety

In addition to technical skill and artistry, the art of plastic surgery also involves an unflinching commitment to patient safety and satisfaction. Plastic surgeons must adhere to strict safety protocols and guidelines to ensure that each procedure is performed safely and effectively. They must also prioritize patient satisfaction and work closely with each patient, ensuring that their goals have been reached and that they are happy with their results.

This commitment to patient satisfaction requires strong communication skills and a willingness to listen to the patient's concerns and desires. The plastic surgeon must be able to explain the risks and benefits of every treatment in a clear, concise manner and must be willing to respond to any questions the patient may have. They must manage the patient's expectations and provide realistic estimates of the results that can be achieved.

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Choosing Dr. Michael K. Lee

Dr. Lee grew up in beautiful Oahu, Hawaii, obtaining his medical training at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. After continuing his advanced training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Dr. Lee pursued an elite Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. 

Dr. Lee is devoted to his patients, going above and beyond in order to exceed their expectations for excellence. He practices active listening and takes all the time needed to answer questions in depth, empowering patients with the knowledge and information they require to make the best decisions for their well-being. He insists on precision, natural-looking outcomes, and concierge care, drawing on his compassionate bedside manner to create a rewarding and unforgettable patient experience.

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