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About Dr. Richard H Lee MD

Dr. Richard H Lee, MD is a Doctor primarily located in . He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Plastic Surgery. He speaks English.

Dr. Lee has received 8 awards.

Rating Overview

75 Ratings with 52 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard H Lee is Excellent. Dr. Richard H Lee has been rated by 75 patients. From those 75 patients 52 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard H Lee is 4.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Specialties

Dr. Richard H Lee has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Richard H Lee has the following 6 expertise

  • Hair Restoration
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer
  • Dermabrasion

Board Certifications

Dr. Richard H Lee is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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BestMommy Makeover

Best ever surgeon ever!!! Had a mommy makeover May 2014 and I couldn't be happier! He answers all your questions and absolutely takes his time with his patients. I do recommend staying overnight if you have a mommy make makeover it was the best thing I could have done.

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Five Stars

Dr. Lee is an amazing Plastic Surgeon. He is truly an artistic genius. Not only is he a top of the class grad from John Hopkins but he is a perfectionist and truly loves what he does. He also is not arrogant like many other surgeons in the Newport Beach area. From the day I went in for a consultation, I knew he was the one that I could trust to do my Mommy makeover (tummy tuck, lipo and BL) I had an overall great experience with my care throughout the pre-op and post op process. He listened to me and answered all of my questions. I loved that he required a 1 night hospital stay for patients and comes to check in the morning. He also sends you home with a pain pump that keeps you pretty comfortable in your first few days. The Newport Surgery Center is where I had my surgery and the staff throughout the night was wonderful. As soon as I saw my incisions lines I was so happy. The lines were so thin and neat even after just one day. My tummy tuck incision especially is so low. I love love love my results. If you are considering any cosmetic procedure I would recommend Dr, Lee. He is not flashy and advertising everywhere but he is the best in Newport Beach. His work speaks for itself.

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Five Stars

Dr. Lee is simply the best! I couldn't be happier with my mommy make over!

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Perfection

Words cannot describe how happy I was with my breast augmentation experience. My consultation went so smoothly; whatever question I had, Dr. Lee took care of it. When he examined my breasts , he knew exactly how to handle my desire. Pricing is great as well, definitely was worth every penny. Dr. Lee is extremely careful and patient, he won't start surgery until everything is perfect and ready to go. My breasts match great with my body and look as natural as can be. Dr. Lee's office staff is the most sweetest. They are so helpful with booking appointments and answering my additional questions. I was so lucky to have found Dr. Lee and his staff; I recommend them to all!

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Mommy Makeover!

Where do I even begin? I had battled my weight for as long as I can remember. By the time I was 19 I was about 250 pounds. I started exercising and watching what I ate and was able to drop down to a stable 170. Even though losing 80 pounds is a huge accomplishment my mirror reflected something different entirely. I had developed stretch marks from the top of my breasts, down the front of my abdomen, into my pubic area, around my hips, and down the length of my back on either side. There was no amount of exercise that could ever take away the loose skin I had created. I had no idea what being thin felt like. Sure, I had done a tremendous amount of work, at times getting as low as 150 lbs,, wearing a size 8, but regardless of what the scale said I still never felt comfortable in my skin. 15 years ago I consulted a plastic surgeon about a tummy tuck, but I wasn’t comfortable with him; he didn’t take the time to really talk with me about ME, and his demeanor was that of a classic stereotype of plastic surgeons. I ultimately did not go through with the procedure because I felt uncomfortable in general. Fast forward to early 2013. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I started researching on line about surgical procedures and surgeons. I initially thought I HAD to find the BEST and that the best would be one of those surgeons we have all seen on reality television. I could not have been more wrong! The more I researched each of those “TV surgeon’s”, the more I found that their arrogant reputation preceded many of them. The last thing I wanted was to feel like another number in a surgeon’s bank account. I got discouraged but kept looking at reviews on line. When I came across Dr. Lee’s website I knew I had to meet him. I loved the fact that he was a husband and a father, and that he has a very impressive resume, which includes being a classically trained violinist! My first visit to his office solidified my gut feeling. First of all his staff is so personable and friendly. He is very lucky to have such warm women work for him. Feeling important is a tremendous plus when considering elective surgery. Dr. Lee took time with me to discuss my options, what exactly he would do, and he even drew diagrams of how my breasts would be lifted, where my scars would be placed, where my drains would be placed, etc. He was gentle, humble and calming (which was huge for me because I was a nervous wreck!) The day of surgery I cried the whole way to the surgical center. I was a wreck. I have a 5 year-old daughter and kept thinking the worst. My fiancé drove me and he did his best to keep my mind busy. The staff at the surgical center, including the anesthesiologist, was amazing: compassionate, warm, thoughtful… and I felt comfortable immediately. When I woke up I felt no pain, they made sure of that! And the night staff – all I can say is UNBELIEVEABLE! Dr. Lee requires his patients to spend one night, and I’m so glad he does! The nurses with me that night went above and beyond for me. My results are beyond my wildest expectations! I look in the mirror and just cannot believe this is my body. Dr. Lee and his staff have been attentive to every single detail of my pre and post op care and I attribute my successful healing to his instructions and to my following them! I am 8 weeks post op this week and am thrilled with Dr. Lee, his technique, his staff, and my results. I would recommend Dr. Lee and his office to my grandmother, mother, sister, friend, coworker, stranger, etc. If you are considering a tummy tuck, breast lift, or mommy makeover lwith Dr. Lee trust your instincts! You will not be disappointed!

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  • Awards

    8 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014, 2015, 2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014, 2015, 2016)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2015)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    26 Years Experience

  • Stanford University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Johns Hopkins Health System

    Residency

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