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Dr. Michael J. Lee

Dr. Michael J. Lee is a board certified plastic surgeon on staff at the world renowned Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago. Dr. Lee specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Dr. Lee’s most common procedures include: rhinoplasty, facelifts, eyelid surgery, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty and liposuction.

Dr. Lee is committed to offering the highest quality of care and attention. Dr. Lee emphasizes natural looking results. His goal is to make your experience as positive and comfortable as possible. All surgical procedures are performed with a top surgical team of nurses and anesthesiologists. Dr. Lee provides customized care, proven techniques, a safe environment, and beautiful results.

Dr. Michael J. Lee

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

676 N. St. Clair, Suite 2010

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (312) 926-5800


Botox® Cosmetic

Breast Augmentation

Breast Lifts

Breast Reduction

Dermal Fillers

- Juvederm

- Restylane

- Perlane

- Juvederm Plus

- Radiesse

- Sculptra

Eyelid Surgery


Facial Implants

Hair Removal

IPL (Intense Pulse Light)


Male Breast Reduction


Neck Liposuction


Skin Rejuvenation

- Age Spot Reduction

- Fraxel Laser Treatment

Smart Liposuction

Tummy Tucks

About Michael J. Lee, M.D.

Dr. Michael J. Lee specializes in surgery of the face, nose and body with natural results. He is board certified and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Lee graduated from the University of Michigan undergraduate and medical school in the top 1% of his class. His general surgery and plastic surgery training were accomplished at Northwestern University School of Medicine.

Dr. Lee has lectured on rhinoplasty as well the latest techniques in facial rejuvenation, non-invasive procedures, breast implants, and abdominoplasty. Dr. Lee has published studies in cosmetic surgery in both the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal. His published work has also been referenced by the Wall Street Journal.

About Dr. Lee's Surgery Center

Dr. Lee performs small procedures in his procedure room in his office suite across from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Typical procedures include Botox and filler injections, laser, chemical peels, small areas of liposuction, eyelid surgery, minor nose surgery, minor abdominal contour surgery and lesion removals.

Major surgeries are performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital outpatient center which is dedicated to quick recoveries and emphasizes pain prevention. The anesthesiologists are all on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

New Procedures

Short Scar Breast Reduction

For the right candidate, Dr. Lee offers a short scar breast reduction. Incisions are placed around the areola and a small vertical incision with no horizontal incision. This type of reduction creates a rounder shape to the breasts than a traditional reduction.

Short Scar Facelift/Necklift

For women in their 40s and 50s, they may be a candidate for a short scar face lift which has a shorter incision than a traditional face lift. These procedures can be performed in the office with only local anesthesia or minor oral sedation.


Small areas of liposuction can be performed with minimal sedation in the office. Quicker recovery with no general anesthesia, a shorter recovery time, and less cost are some of the advantages of this approach.

Minor Nose surgery

Small bumps on the nose or minor nasal tip surgery can be performed in the office under local anesthesia or minimal oral sedation. The advantages are a quicker recovery and less cost. Silicone breast augmentation Silicone implants have been approved since December 2007. In the appropriate patient, silicone implants will cause less rippling and fullness than saline implants.


Fraxel is a laser which treats fine wrinkles around the eyes, pigmented brown spots, acne and scars.

Patient Testimonials

I cannot say enough how happy I am that I chose Dr. Lee as my plastic surgeon. After having two children, I was unhappy with my post baby body and consulted with five plastic surgeons. Dr. Lee happened to be the last doctor I saw and I knew immediately that he was the right doctor for me. His warm, knowledgeable and professional demeanor put me at ease. He seemed to understand exactly the results I wanted and I was confident in my choice. I scheduled a tummy tuck, breast implant exchange, breast lift and liposuction. After my surgery, I am thrilled with my results and I am so grateful to Dr. Lee. I would unequivocally recommend Dr. Lee to anyone considering a plastic surgery procedure. - M.C.

Dr. Lee performed blepharoplasty on both of my seventy-two year old eyes in a simple office procedure. After our initial meeting, Dr. Lee and his assistants provided written, step by step, information about cost, procedures and expectations. I called the office a few times for additional information. The answers came promptly and they were thorough with the response.

I love the final results. Friends recognize a difference - “You look awake and bright eyed” “Your eyes look so blue today”, etc. They know there’s a change but are not able to pinpoint that difference.

I can see better with peripheral vision and love to wear eye shadow now! Thank you Dr. Lee and all the staff!

I would highly recommend the very skilled Dr. Lee. I felt very comfortable with him and his staff is very professional. They helped the whole experience go very smoothly. - J. V.

Dr. Lee and staff are “they very best”. I have and do feel I am always in good hands. I trust Dr. Lee with my life. The results of my procedures are very rewarding. I would use Dr. Lee and his staff again and I always refer his services. I love Dr. Lee! L. T.

Dr. Lee is indeed a genius. I came to him terrified and needy, having just been diagnosed - again - with breast cancer. I had elected to have two mastectomies and reconstruction. A long journey had begun. Our visit - the first - was comforting. Dr. Lee patiently answered all my questions, never making me feel rushed. The challenge: one breast reduced, one breast previously radiated, after a lumpectomy. The risk was great of infection and rejection. We decided to take small steps, and maximize healing times and outcomes. The journey isn’t over yet, but already I am absolutely thrilled with the results. My breasts are more beautiful (perky, smaller, almost symmetrical) than I ever imagined posible! I love them more than my “originals” that gave me so much trouble prior to cancer (saggy, asymmetrical, large but unappealing). I may note Dr. Lee’s staff is also extraordinary. Kind, helpful, compassionate, discreet. Truly remarkable young women. Finally, his offices are immaculate and striking - what you would expect from a surgeon and team focused on beauty… My life is now worth living… I feel (almost) whole again with such trauma - physical and emotional. Dr. Lee is healing me, inside and out. M. F.

I recently had a neck lift (in addition to a melanoma removed) by Dr. Lee 2 weeks ago… and am very pleased with the results. My appearance has improved, but not extremely noticeable… I look younger! My husband complimented me on my great, improved appearance. I was very happy with Dr. Lee’s medical approach… explanations prior to surgery, and great care with follow-ups. Thank you!! I had an abdominoplasty and mastopexy done by Dr. Lee. I had thereafter significant weight loss. My experience with Dr. Lee and his staff has been nothing but positive. Throughout the entire process, Dr. Lee made me feel comfortable and at ease. He was always willing to listen and answer all of my questions. I also always felt extremely confident in his abilities, which is very comforting throughout the process and on the day of surgery. I am very happy with my results, and am so happy I chose Dr. Lee as my surgeon.

On a further note, Dr. Lee’s staff were always very friendly, warm, and helpful in guiding me through the process and making this a good experience. I would definitely recommend Dr. Lee to my close friends and anyone considering plastic surgery. Thank you for everything.

I am extremely satisfied with Dr. Lee’s services. I respect his expertise and professionalism. I never felt rushed or persuaded to do another procedure. His office staff are wonderful human beings who sincerely care about the welfare of the patients. I would recommend Dr. Lee to my friends and will trust him to take care of all my plastic surgery needs in the future. - T. O.

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery