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Reviews for Dr. Charles K. Lee

For more than a decade, our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Charles K. Lee, has treated many San Francisco, CA men and women in the Bay Area. With his team of seasoned medical professionals, Dr. Lee offers patients of all ages with face, body, breast, and skin plastic or reconstructive surgeries. He has nonsurgical aesthetic treatments available as well. As a highly regarded plastic surgeon for Asian eyelid surgery and microsurgeries of the hands and nerves, Dr. Lee believes we can rebuild and rejuvenate with safe techniques and aesthetically pleasing results. We offer this testimonial section of our website to you. We hope you will take the time to read through some of our current and former patient reviews.

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4.0
DAPI
Review from L.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 24, 2015

This review is based on my consultation and follow up by Dr. Lee.   First of all, his consultation is free, but his thoroughness in explanation of procedures was exceptional in comparison to a doctor who I went to who does charge a fee.   He explained fat transfer very well, the process he uses to separate it out after collecting it, and gives realistic outcomes.   I have researched it since on my own, and it does sounds like it can be risky with varying outcomes.Its ironic to me that I actually went it to see what could be done about a small vein under my eye (since he is a vascular specialist) as well as a dark age mark on the side of my cheek.   The ironic thing is that these plastic surgeons can attempt to stuff a face with fat, but cannot remove a blemish or lighten a vein.    I respect that he said there was nothing that could be done for these two things.   He’s a vascular specialist and he said the area is risky, so I will take his word.  Dr. Lee does promote a gizmo called Infini RF.   It sounded like a dream to have something heat up the face and cause it to be firmer with more collagen.  Luckily, I am not spewing with money, so I told him I would look into it.   Though, this particular machine has no negative reviews, upon researching these collagen building machines, one in particular is having awful results on many called Ultherapy.   Its a different machine, and I have heard nothing bad about Infini RF yet, but I would be cautious with these collagen building machines.  From what I have read, it sounds like they are "building collagen" by heating up the lower dermal layers.   Essentially, if the temperatures are too hot, it burns them and the scar tissue is what thickens it  up.   So Infini RF sounds interesting, but I will be cautious about doing it. I did like that I have received two follow up calls from Dr. Lee’s office, as well as a happy birthday email.    The photos of his different procedures looked great, realistic and natural.  He takes a lot of time to show you photos of past patient results. More

4.0
DAPI
Review from L.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 24, 2015

This review is based on my consultation and follow up by Dr. Lee.   First of all, his consultation is free, but his thoroughness in explanation of procedures was exceptional in comparison to a doctor who I went to who does charge a fee.   He explained fat transfer very well, the process he uses to separate it out after collecting it, and gives realistic outcomes.   I have researched it since on my own, and it does sounds like it can be risky with varying outcomes. Its ironic to me that I actually went it to see what could be done about a small vein under my eye (since he is a vascular specialist) as well as a dark age mark on the side of my cheek.   The ironic thing is that these plastic surgeons can attempt to stuff a face with fat, but cannot remove a blemish or lighten a vein.    I respect that he said there was nothing that could be done for these two things.   He's a vascular specialist and he said the area is risky, so I will take his word.   Dr. Lee does promote a gizmo called Infini RF.   It sounded like a dream to have something heat up the face and cause it to be firmer with more collagen.  Luckily, I am not spewing with money, so I told him I would look into it.   Though, this particular machine has no negative reviews, upon researching these collagen building machines, one in particular is having awful results on many called Ultherapy.   Its a different machine, and I have heard nothing bad about Infini RF yet, but I would be cautious with these collagen building machines.  From what I have read, it sounds like they are "building collagen" by heating up the lower dermal layers.   Essentially, if the temperatures are too hot, it burns them and the scar tissue is what thickens it  up.   So Infini RF sounds interesting, but I will be cautious about doing it. I did like that I have received two follow up calls from Dr. Lee's office, as well as a happy birthday email.     The photos of his different procedures looked great, realistic and natural.  He takes a lot of time to show you photos of past patient results. More

4.0
DAPI
Review from S.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 19, 2008

Dr. Lee is so nice and understanding. After taking a bad fall down some stairs (while I was a drunken mess, don't ask..) I had a really badly swollen black and blue thumb. While I thought I had a broken finger, I got some x-rays done the next morning (during my hangover, which I do NOT recommend). Which showed no sign of any broken or fractured bones. I was then referred to Dr. Lee, who took great care of me. The receptionists are really nice and beautiful, (this is a plastic surgery office after all). Dr. Lee was very on time, which I wasn't expecting after hearing from someone that they've waited a good 30 minutes for him to see them. He was very helpful and not judgmental at all. After he examined my thumb, carefully wrapped it up, and promised everything was going to be OK he said to make an appointment for a month from then and to not move it for that whole month. A month of no thumb?! But that's what separates us from the monkeys! Listening to Dr. Lee's advice when I saw him at my next appointment he told me everything was good to go! He said that it might hurt every once in awhile, and it does, but not to worry and if I had any questions or concerns not to hesitate to call.. Hopefully, I'll never have to see Dr. Lee again, but if I do, I wouldn't mind going back... More

4.0
DAPI
Review from S.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 19, 2008

Dr. Lee is so nice and understanding. After taking a bad fall down some stairs (while I was a drunken mess, don’t ask..) I had a really badly swollen black and blue thumb. While I thought I had a broken finger, I got some x-rays done the next morning (during my hangover, which I do NOT recommend). Which showed no sign of any broken or fractured bones. I was then referred to Dr. Lee, who took great care of me. The receptionists are really nice and beautiful, (this is a plastic surgery office after all). Dr. Lee was very on time, which I wasn’t expecting after hearing from someone that they’ve waited a good 30 minutes for him to see them. He was very helpful and not judgmental at all. After he examined my thumb, carefully wrapped it up, and promised everything was going to be OK he said to make an appointment for a month from then and to not move it for that whole month. A month of no thumb?! But that’s what separates us from the monkeys! Listening to Dr. Lee’s advice when I saw him at my next appointment he told me everything was good to go! He said that it might hurt every once in awhile, and it does, but not to worry and if I had any questions or concerns not to hesitate to call..Hopefully, I’ll never have to see Dr. Lee again, but if I do, I wouldn’t mind going back... More

4.0
DAPI
Review from T...  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 29, 2008

Dr. Lee does fantastic things--how many people can replace a severed thumb with a toe? (abclocal.go.com/kgo/stor…) --but based on my appointment for unresolved joint pain in the hand, I'm not sure how to rate him. The appointment started off slowly, with me staring at the exam room clock and wishing I'd brought along some work papers to wile away the lonely 55 minutes.  When Dr. Lee came in finally, there was no acknowledgment of his running late, though admittedly, I'd called to say I'd be 10 minutes late myself.   As others said, Dr. Lee seemed like an attentive doctor with great bedside manner.  It was a little iffy how he left the door open as he examined his patients, and I heard him talking to the guy before me.   In the end, he wasn't able to explain my issue but told me to get tested for lupus.  "No, but something to consider," he said, after I asked him if he seriously thought I had lupus and should spend the money on labs.   That felt like a doctor throwing you antibiotics for a cold.  In any case, I preferred to spend the $ on shoes instead. More

4.0
DAPI
Review from T...  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 29, 2008

Dr. Lee does fantastic things--how many people can replace a severed thumb with a toe? (abclocal.go.com/kgo/stor…) --but based on my appointment for unresolved joint pain in the hand, I’m not sure how to rate him.The appointment started off slowly, with me staring at the exam room clock and wishing I’d brought along some work papers to wile away the lonely 55 minutes.  When Dr. Lee came in finally, there was no acknowledgment of his running late, though admittedly, I’d called to say I’d be 10 minutes late myself.  As others said, Dr. Lee seemed like an attentive doctor with great bedside manner.  It was a little iffy how he left the door open as he examined his patients, and I heard him talking to the guy before me.  In the end, he wasn’t able to explain my issue but told me to get tested for lupus.  "No, but something to consider," he said, after I asked him if he seriously thought I had lupus and should spend the money on labs.  That felt like a doctor throwing you antibiotics for a cold.  In any case, I preferred to spend the $ on shoes instead. More

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