The L plastic surgery office is located at 2250 Hayes (at Stanyan), Suite 508, in the Medical Professional Building adjacent to St. Mary’s Medical Center and Golden Gate Park. There is a convenient parking lot next to the office building at the corner of Hayes and Stanyan.

Dr. Lee has full operating and admitting privileges at at St.Mary’s Medical Center-San Francisco (450 Stanyan Street), California Pacific Medical Center-San Francisco (45 Castro Street) or St.Lukes Hospital (3555 Cesar Chavez), Vista Surgery Center (450 Sutter Street, San Francisco), Campus Surgery Center (901 Campus Drive, Daly City).

Patients have the choice to undergo Local Anesthesia, IV Sedation with Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC), or General Anesthesia at these certified centers. Patient preference, safety, and schedule availability, will dictate location and anesthesia type.

Please contact us at 415.933.8330 during regular business hours (M-F 9am – 5pm);  for urgent issues, please follow the message prompts.

To schedule a consultation, please contact us.

Financing, Insurance, & Consultation


Financing is available through Care Credit with low interest rates and individualized payment plans. Approval can be performed at the office visit. All major credit cards are accepted.


We accept most health insurance plans ; Dr. Lee is a member of the Brown & Toland Medical Group and Hill Physicians Medical Group HMO.

We are “In Network” with Blue Shield HMO and these PPO products: Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, Fortified Provider Network (FPN) , Great West Health Care, Health Net, Humana/Choice Care Network, Interplan Health Group (IHG), Multiplan, Inc., National Preferred Provider Network (NPPN)/Plan Vista Solutions Inc., PacifiCare/UnitedHealthCare USA Managed Care Organization.

Dr. Lee is contracted with Kaiser Health Insurance  (special referral required) and accepts Medicare; he is not contracted with Medi-Cal.

Please check with your specific insurance carrier for “out of network” benefits if Dr. Lee does not show up on your plan. Our office will work with your Insurance Company as a courtesy; each patient is ultimately responsible to their specific insurance plan details and contract.

Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

L plastic surgery normally has a complimentary consultation for an initial new patient Cosmetic Surgery Consultation.  Exceptions include consultations to evaluate procedures or fix surgeries performed elsewhere. The consultation is an important time to meet Dr. Lee to discuss your health issues and to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for plastic surgery.

Reconstructive Surgery Consultation

Reconstructive surgery consultations are under the umbrella of the insurance health plan and require the standard protocol of a specialist visit. If you are a member of an HMO, you will need a “Referral or Preauthorization” to see Dr. Lee for your specific reconstructive needs. There are times when an initial “cosmetic surgery” issue blurs into a “reconstructive surgery” issue.  In order to obtain authorization and to allow the insurance company to cover the treatment plan, the consultation will be treated as a Reconstructive Consultation and will follow the rules and regulations of the insurance plan as a specialist visit.

About the “L”

Many people have asked me about the L in L plastic surgery.    The L stands for many aspects in Life, including Living your Life in the here and now, Loving your self— mind and body, and Learning about the many facets of plastic surgery. The L is about eLegance between form & function; and yes, it also has something to do with my last name.

L plastic surgery staff photo

Our Staff:

Billing & Patient Coordinator

Patient Coordinator and Operating Room Technologist

Scheduling and Patient  Coordinator

Patient Coordinator

Operating Room Technologist

Our Staff is trained to provide the highest level of customer service and patient care. We do not have phone trees and robots. You will be able to speak one of our friendly staff in a timely fashion.

Dr. Charles K. Lee is the most wonderful doctor I’ve ever met. He explains well what is needed to be done and did it so well; another surgeon once told me ‘there’s nothing could be done’. His staff are so helpful and assisted me with respect. Dr. Charles K. Lee and his staff are all professional yet friendly that I feel at ease and trust them completely about my well being.

I found Dr. Lee to be totally professional. He was very attentive to my situation and he gained my total confidence. The staff were extremely courteous and always on top of things.

I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Lee & staff. Fortunately, I had my sister to lead the way & recommended Dr. Lee. The visits were prompt & to the point. Dr. Lee and staff were courteous & friendly and I’m satisifed with the results. Thanks Dr. Lee & staff!