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Dr. Charles Lee of L Plastic Surgery shares all the latest trends in the industry,

Advanced Treatment for Axillary Hyperhidrosis

Dr. Charles Lee | 09/12/2016

Axillary hyperhidrosis represents a very difficult condition for men and women who are placed into social situations or workplace conditions.

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How Do I Know When I Have An Infected Nasal Implant?

Dr. Charles Lee | 03/25/2016

Silicone, gortex implants are very common for augmentation rhinoplasty. A small percentage of these will become infected over time.

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DIEP Flap Connected To Internal Thoracic Artery via Microsurgical Anastomosis

Dr. Charles Lee | 01/25/2015

This image shows the DIEP flap connected to the chest blood vessels (internal thoracic artery and vein).

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Being A Plastic Surgeon Requires A Lot of Explaining

Dr. Charles Lee | 01/20/2015

Please understand that plastic surgery is so much more than “cosmetic or aesthetic” surgery.

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The Pedicled TRAM Flap for Breast Reconstruction:

Dr. Charles Lee | 01/05/2015

The TRAM (Transverse Rectus Abdominis Muscle) flap procedure requires taking the entire Rectus Muscle to reconstruct the breast.

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Exparel Postoperative Pain Management After Breast Augmentation & Ab Surgery

Dr. Charles Lee | 12/27/2014

The past decade has brought major treatment advances in breast reconstruction surgery.

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Infected Mesh Is An Infected Implant — It Must Be Removed

Dr. Charles Lee | 05/27/2014

Prosthetic mesh is often used in hernia repair surgery, with over 20 million such procedures done annually around the world.

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Where Can Lymph Nodes Be Taken For A Transplant For Lymphedema Surgery?

Dr. Charles Lee | 01/23/2014

There are several accessible areas around the body where lymph nodes may be harvested.

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Angelina Jolie, Mastectomy, And Her Breast Cancer Treatment

Dr. Charles Lee | 05/15/2013

I applaud Angelina Jolie’s candid approach to her recent treatment for breast cancer.

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Are You Goal Oriented?

Dr. Charles Lee | 05/15/2013

I would encourage any of you seeking a career in surgery to set extremely high goals for yourself.

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Expertise In Asian Eyelid Blepharoplasty 2013, San Francisco

Dr. Charles Lee | 02/17/2013

Upper lid blepharoplasty is the most common plastic surgery procedure in Asia and has consistently maintained its position over past three decades.

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Advanced Treatment for Lymphedema of the Arm and Leg

Dr. Charles Lee | 10/20/2012

Lymphedema is a very difficult condition to treat and many patients are told that they must suffer with lifelong pain and swelling.

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Use Of Exparel In Breast Reconstruction Patients

Dr. Charles Lee | 06/30/2012

Exparel is a high-tech new form of a commonly used local anesthetic (bupivacaine/marcine).

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How Long Do Double Eyelid Surgery Results Last?

Dr. Charles Lee | 06/06/2011

Regardless of the technique, we would want the procedure to last your lifetime, but it does not always hold true because of aging.

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Q: Yoga Restrictions After Tummy Tuck?

Dr. Charles Lee | 06/06/2011

All tissues require at least 6 weeks of healing time to reach maximal strength so that you can practice your yoga.

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Slim Lipo Vs. Smart Lipo: Which Is Best?

Dr. Charles Lee | 06/06/2011

Both SLIM and Smart Lipo is a form of laser lipolysis that will help in removing fat and tightening skin.

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What Is The Difference Between A Graft Or A Flap?

Dr. Charles Lee | 02/15/2010

A graft or a flap can be made up of the exact same tissue type– that is, it can be skin, fat, tendon, bone, nerve, etc.

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SLIM Lipo — Laser Liposuction — VS SmartLipo

Dr. Charles Lee | 12/11/2009

There has been a lot of media attention on “fat melting” with lasers. SmartLipo has popularized this with a major marketing campaign.

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Q: Transumbilical vs Conventional Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Charles Lee | 12/11/2009

Transumbilical augmentation has been popularized by the idea that the scar and incision is placed in the belly button area, therefore "hidden".

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The Team Approach to Surgery of the Nose

Dr. Charles Lee | 12/14/2008

Dr. Charles K. Lee and Dr. Gary A. Rust (ENT Surgeon) work together to perform complex nasal surgeries.

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