Suzanne Yee, MD, FACS: Cosmetic Surgeon

 

After graduating first in her class and completing her surgery internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and finishing a Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the University of Texas at Houston, Dr. Suzanne Yee founded her cosmetic surgery practice on the principles of artistry and innovation.

Yee performs treatments ranging from advanced laser therapy to comprehensive “mommy makeovers” and prides herself on her honesty and her ability to make patients feel comfortable about their decision to undergo cosmetic surgery procedures as well as non-surgical cosmetic treatments, such as Botox, dermal fillers, energy-based modalities such as lasers, non-surgical options for weight loss and skin care.

“I went to the first Botox meeting for wrinkle reduction in the United States in Dallas in 1987 and started injecting patients with Botox for wrinkle reduction,” Yee says. “What a game changer in our industry and the way we practice our profession.”

She says being a physician is very rewarding, especially when she sees the impact her care has on each patient.

“The happiness and confidence I see in my patients is what makes working the long days and occasional weekends worth it,” she says. “Our patients are truly overflowing with happiness and confidence after their surgery or cosmetic treatments. This is a testament to how life-altering undergoing a procedure with us can be.”

She also loves that her profession allows her to give back to the community monetarily, through lectures and by mentoring young people to go into medicine, and has allowed her to provide an example for her family.

“I am so glad I have two daughters that have fostered this as well,” she says. “With my oldest, she started a ‘She’s the First’ chapter at the University of California at San Diego to raise money to educate girls in underdeveloped countries. My youngest started a Women in STEM Club at Central High School to connect mentors in the math and science fields for young girls at her school.”

Yee says the biggest challenge her field faces is learning about the number of new technologies and procedures that come online, determining their effectiveness and if their procedures are making unrealistic promises.

“Some treatments work really well, and some do not,” she says. “It is our job as physicians to research and make sure we can truthfully discuss a treatment or procedure, explain its limitations, and benefits. This helps our patients make an informed decision about whether they would like a non-invasive, minimally invasive, surgical procedure, or if effective skin care is all they need.”

Suzanne Yee, MD, FACS | www.drsuzanneyee.com
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