BUILDING CONFIDENCE THROUGH BEAUTY 整形搭建自信

Dr Lee Kim Siea李金城医生

Consultant Plastic & Aesthetic Surgeon
of Carl Corrynton Medical Center (CCMC)

Enhancing natural beauty 增强自然之美

The world of cosmetic surgery is often misconstrued as one that is the unnecessary pursuit of the rich and famous but the truth is that this branch of medicine is equally important for the average person and the less fortunate. EZ had a chat with leading cosmetic surgeon Dr Lee Kim Siea on his profession and the beauty of it.

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The ability to turn something that is physically flawed into something flawless and beautiful is a talent not everyone can boast of but this is exactly what Dr Lee Kim Siea does almost on a daily basis. The consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon may have been in this medical field for over two decades but he is still very much committed to working his magic for patients craving aesthetic changes.

“I chose to go into this field because the ability to correct deformities and deficiencies fascinates me,” Dr Lee, who has his own practice at the Carl Corrynton Medical Centre, said. The Carl Corrynton Medical Centre is a centre of excellence for cosmetic surgery, anti-aging and regenerative medicine. For Dr Lee, cosmetic surgery is all about helping patients by correcting their deformities/deficiencies and maintaining beauty for self-confidence, it is about enhancing natural beauty and not about total dramatic change.

“I want to correct deformities in patients so that they have a reasonable appearance to lead a more normal life in society,” he said.

Looking at the successful 55 year-old surgeon today, one would not have imagined that he came from humble beginnings. He was born the sixth child out of nine siblings in a poor family in Subang New Village, near Kuala Lumpur.

His chosen career path was not something he had dreamt of when young as it seemed to be an unreachable goal at that time. Amidst the poor background, Dr Lee worked hard at school, taking on holiday jobs. He obtained good grades. That opened doors for him to pursue medicine at the prestigious medical school in University of Malaya. His exceptional results also led to much needed study grants.

At medical school, Dr Lee was exposed to various fields of medicine and he developed an interest in surgery. He had initially chosen to be an orthopaedic surgeon when he was shown how a defect was reconstructed with microsurgery during a Clinical Cases Conference but later changed his mind to pursue plastic surgery. “I want to correct deformities in patients so that they have a reasonable appearance to lead a more normal life in society,” he said. He also likes the idea of giving his patients their self-confidence back by making them look good.

The initial interest in correcting gross deformities progressed to include correcting deficiencies, refining features and shape to enhance what nature has given, as in his tag line – Enhancing Natural Beauty.

“Cosmetic surgery is not just about physical appearances but it is also very much about giving our patients dignity and confidence to feel good about themselves by making them look good,” Dr Lee said. Dr Lee graduated in 1986 and worked in various hospitals before he obtained his surgical fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in October 1992.

He worked as a general surgeon and started training for plastic surgery in the United Kingdom in 1992. He went on to spend four years in the UK and by 1996, he was given the Postgraduate Diploma in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dr Lee started his current practice at Carl Corrynton Medical Centre in June 2013 and after almost three years, the centre is now one of the leading centres for cosmetic surgery, anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Prior to that, he had worked in various government hospitals before moving to Penang to work in Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre. He was with Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre for 15 years before striking out on his own at Carl Corrynton.

Nowadays, Dr Lee performs surgeries for both local and foreign patients, working his magic to make them look better and younger. Some of the more popular procedures he performs include eyelid surgery, BTA and Filler, fat grafts, facelifts, nose enhancement, laser-based procedures and also various body contouring procedures including breast enhancement. He finds it satisfying that after each procedure, his patients would come back happier and more confident. “It is very heartening to have patients coming back to me to tell me how much younger and better they look and feel after I treated them,” he said.

He may be at the top of his field now but Dr Lee is not one to rest on his laurels as he makes a point to attend courses to educate himself and keep himself updated in his field. He regularly attends medical conferences and due to his experience and expertise, he is often also one of the invited speakers in such conferences.

Looking forward, Dr Lee hopes to continue building up his cosmetic/aesthetic practice to be a plastic surgeon of distinction and living up to his tag line ‘Enhancing Natural Beauty’.

“I want my patients to look good at any age.” he said.

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整形手术常被误解为富人与名人之间的“非必要追求”,但事实是,整形治疗对于一般人来说是同等重要,尤其是那些不幸人士-EZ也对此追访整容外科权威的李金城医生。

让物理缺陷变成完美无瑕,这种才能并非每个人都具备,但这却是李金城医生几乎日常的基础。这名整形美容外科领域的权威虽然已有逾20年的相关经验,但无法消磨他对于医疗技术的精益求精和为患者打造美丽的渴望。

“选择进入这一领域,因为挽救和矫正畸形患者的技能吸引着我。”作为Carl Corrynton Medical Centre(康丽医院)的创始人之一,李金城也是这家集卓越整形美容手术、抗老化和再生医学中心的专科顾问。对他来说,整形手术是通过矫正畸形部位,协助患者保持美丽的自信。

这名55岁成功的外科医生,令人无法想象他出身于吉隆坡的一贫困家庭,也是9个兄弟姐妹中的老六。尽管在物质缺乏的背景下,他奋力拼搏念书,并考上马来亚大学医学院,而优异成绩也使他获得助学金持续深造。

他选择的职业道路是年轻时的梦想,似乎也是遥不可及的目标,可是在MCE中获得好成绩,这也为他打开了一扇走向医学的大门。

当李金城开始接触医学各个领域,他最初选择的是骨科矫形外科,也曾在临床案例发布会上展示缺陷以显微重建技术,但后来改变主意,转战整形外科手术。 “我希望纠正畸形患者的状况,让他们有合适的外观,过正常的社会生活。”而他对于重塑患者的自信心最为关注,尤其透过让他们觉得自傲的外观。从矫正严重畸形的最初兴趣,到发展为矫正缺陷,细化功能和外形,这所有的晋级提升,皆因他的个人追求:加强自然之美。

“整形手术不仅是容貌的改变,也是给予患者的尊严和信心,使他们看起来自我感觉良好。”李金城于1986年毕业后在各医院就业,过后在1992年10月获得英国爱丁堡皇家外科学院奖学金。

他曾作为一名普通外科医生,在1992至1996的4年间赴英国学校主修整形外科,最后取得英国皇家学院整形外科硕士文凭。

2013年6月开始,李医生开创康丽医院近3年来,该医院目前是整形手术,抗老化和再生医学的主要中心之一。之前,他曾在不同的政府公立医院服务,过后转到槟城卢源来专科医院任职长达15年,直至后来自己创立康丽医院。

如今,李医生严格执行对本地和外地患者的整形手术,犹如魔术,使患者看起来更年轻悦目。整形手术包括双眼皮,BTA除皱和填料手术,脂肪移植,鼻部调整,拉皮,激光整容程序,还有各种塑身整形,包括丰胸,也是较受欢迎的手术。

他觉得最满足的是完成每一道工序后,他的患者们在返回时显得更快乐与自信,而且非常令人振奋的是患者会说经过手术后,他们比之前看起来年轻漂亮多了。

在整形领域中,李金城可能已经是顶级专家,但他却未因此固步自封,时刻参加课程充实自己,并且随时接触新资讯。另外,他也定期参加医学会议,作为特邀解说和发言人,分享自己的经验与心得。

展望未来,李医生希望继续建设马来西亚的康丽医院,成为该地区领先的整形美容中心,最重要的是他的倡议:加强自然之美,“我想让患者们在每个年龄层都一样美丽动人”。

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