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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.


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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“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。



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。








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Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab

Director General of Tourism Malaysia

Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab is a driving force behind the country’s rapidly growing tourism industry today, and it all stemmed from a youthful penchant for visiting new places, seeing amazing sights and experiencing different cultures.

The current Director General of Tourism Malaysia has spent most of his professional career promoting the Malaysia brand and enticing people all over the world to visit this vibrant multi-cultural nation. It was a path chosen long ago.

Growing up in the small town of Bagan Serai in Perak’s northern Kerian district, he was a member of the scout movement and would often go for camping trips and cycling excursions. His parents also frequently travelled around the country, and took him along.

“I developed an interest for travelling and nature, and that gave me an idea of what kind of profession I would choose after finishing school. I wanted something to do with travel,” he recalls.

Upon completion of his Senior Cambridge, he pursued his tertiary studies at UiTM, earning a Diploma in Tourism Administration, followed by a Degree then Masters in Business Administration.

He started off with a short stint as a contract manager of a motor trading company, before joining the then Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) in 1982 as an assistant director in its develoment and project management division.

Mirza then served as Director of the corporation’s Frankfurt office in Germany, overseeing promotional activities in Europe, followed by a similar posting as director of the Tokyo office in Japan. After 14 years in these posts, he was elevated to Director of the International Promotion Division.

He became Deputy Director General of Tourism Malaysia in 2004, and finally Director General in 2006. In all, he has served under 7 Tourism Ministers, and seen a paradigm shift in global travel and hospitality trends.

“When I started, the industry was very Euro-centric, and most tourists came from Europe or Australia. Back then, China, India or ASEAN countries weren’t regarded as a major source of tourism.”

“Things have since changed, and tourism today is very regional, with ASEAN now the focus. And Malaysia, being centrally located, gets a lot of interest from Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand and also China. “

“The brand is everything. We have added value to the name by adding ‘Truly Asia’ 15 years ago, to tell the world they can find a little sample of the continent, in Malaysia – a place where diverse peoples practice their own cultures and lifestyles, all living together in harmony and building the country.”

The country on track to achieve its target of 36 million tourists by 2020 under the Malaysia Tourism Transformation Programme, and hopes to generate RM168billion in revenue, more than double the current figure.

“When it comes to value of services, from hotels to shopping and food and beverage, Malaysia is one of the most attractive places in the world for that,” Mirza notes.

With tourism being an industry that deals with good times, his ascent through the ranks at Tourism Malaysia has been memorable. In particular, he fondly remembers the Visit Malaysia years in 1990, 1994, 2007 and 2014.

But there has also been frustration, like when tragedies happen. All it takes is one untoward incident, often beyond their control, to dissuade people from visiting.

“In 2014 for example, we were geared up to achieve a target of 28 million visitors. But then there were air tragedies, massive flooding, and security incidents. When these happen, you have to double your efforts to overcome it as quickly as possible,” adds Mirza.

He is confident the industry will continue to grow. The country is on track to achieve its target of 36 million tourists by 2020 under the Malaysia Tourism Transformation Programme, and hopes to generate RM168billion in revenue, more than double the current figure.

While he has never thought of quitting tourism and doing other things, he would like to share his knowledge and experience with the younger generations so they can also venture into the industry better prepared to face its challenges in the years to come.

“The young who wish to go into the tourism industry needs to know there is a lot of backend and behind the scenes work going on. One must be ready to operate from the back, before finally enjoying the fruits of being in front.“

“Every holiday period or festive season, one needs to sacrifice their own holidays, to ensure visitors enjoy theirs. Your holiday will have to come later, perhaps when you retire!” quips the father of three, who has been married for 22 years.

“Tourism is an industry of the future, and one of the fastest growing in the world. In years to come, technology, economy and security advancements will bring the world closer, and lead to more people travelling.”

“And that will help bridge peoples. For by appreciating and understanding each other’s cultures, and working together towards a common goal, we can all build society and make the world a better place to live.”

说拿督Mirza   Mohammad   Taiyab是马来西亚旅游业飞跃发展的原动力一点也不为过,而这一切仅是源于一名爱好四处游览,感受迷人景点与体验不同文化的年轻的心。


在霹雳州北部Kerian区的 Bagan Serai 小镇长大,他是童子军活跃的一员,经常参与露营旅行和骑单车游览,而双亲更是带着他走遍世界许多国家。