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Dr. Charles S. Lee

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills


Dr. Charles Lee

Dr. Charles Lee’s interest in plastic surgery spanned his entire medical education. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis, birthplace of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

After completing medical school, he completed a residency in facial, head, and neck surgery (also known as facial plastic surgery or otolaryngology) at Loma Linda Medical Center.

Interest in plastic surgery led him to a plastic surgery residency under Dr. Ralph Millard, a pioneer and legendary name in the field (named one of the top ten plastic surgeons of the last 100 years by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons). After completing his studies with Dr. Millard and another two years of training on muscle transplantation and pediatric plastic surgery, he went to Hawaii to train with Robert Flowers, MD of Honolulu, a renowned expert on Asian cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Lee went on to join Dr. Flowers as an associate. After several years of successful practice, Dr. Lee returned to his family in Los Angeles and began his current practice.

Dr. Lee teaches instructional courses at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and has contributed articles on surgery of the eyes, nose, and facial skeleton on the medical website www.emedicine.com.

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Seoul National University
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Seoul, Korea
  • Private Practice, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Associate Surgeon, Flowers Clinic, Honolulu, HI

Education

  • R. Flowers Aesthetic Fellowship, Honolulu, HI
  • University of Miami, Miami, FL
    Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship (Ralph Millard, MD, Preceptor)
  • Paik-Inje University Hospital, Seoul Korea
    Aesthetic Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship (Drs. Rong-Min Baek and SeMin Baek)
  • University of Miami, Miami, FL
    Microsurgery Fellowship
  • University of Miami, Miami, FL
    Plastic Surgery Residency (Ralph Millard, Chairman)
  • Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
    Otolaryngology Residency
  • M.D., Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, MO
  • A.B., Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Accreditations

  • Board Certification by Approved Boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Certified, American Board of Otolaryngology

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Rhinoplasty Society
  • Millard Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Los Angeles County Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons

Faculty Appointment

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Seoul National University Bundang
    Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery, Seoul, Korea

Presentations

  • West SW, Lee CS, Hardesty RA: Effects of Transdermally Applied Nicotine on Random Flap
    Survival in the Fischer 344 Rat Model. Aesthetic Society, Dallas, TX
  • West SW, Lee CS, Hardesty RA: The Effects of Transdermal Nicotine on the Viability of
    Experimental Skin Flaps in Rats. Tri-County Surgical Society, Colton, CA
  • West SS, West SW, Lee CS, Hardesty RA: The Effects of Smoking and Nicotine Patches on Wound
    Tensile Strength. Tri-County Surgical Society, Colton, CA
  • Lee CS: Mandibular Contouring using Botulinum A to the Masseter Muscle. Aesthetic Society, New
    York, New York
  • Lee CS: Asian rhinoplasty complication rates using diced cartilage and fascia (DCF) dorsal
    augmentation. First Chinese-European Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
    Beijing
  • Lee CS: SMAS plication as a routine component of retroauricular approach mandibular contouring.
    First Chinese-European Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Beijing
  • Lee CS: Reversed conchal cartilage shield graft for nasal tip lengthening. First Chinese-European
    Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Beijing

Unique Qualifications

Eight years of college and medical school led Dr. Lee into a seven year residency to become a plastic surgeon. He then traveled extensively for an additional two years to specialize in the most advanced techniques in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

He is one of the few surgeons with university-based education in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the entire body, as well as five years’ training in the internal structures of the face and nose (facial plastic surgery).

As a result, his practice has a large number of Beverly Hills patients previously operated on elsewhere requesting corrective surgery of the face. He has particular interest in surgery of the eyes (blepharoplasty) and nose (rhinoplasty).

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