Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa

  • Address:
    11515 El Camino Real
    San Diego, CA 92130

  • Phone:
    (858) 720-1440

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Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa

Triple board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Gilbert Lee, MD founded Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in 1994 and was recently voted for the 10th year in a row by the San Diego Medical Society as Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery.


Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa is a destination for discerning clientele looking to achieve a natural look from a wide selection of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Combining precision, artistry and the latest in technology and surgical techniques, the Changes team is dedicated to providing patients a highly personalized treatment plan that will ensure patient satisfaction and lasting results. Using state of the art 3D computer imaging, patients are able to collaborate with the Changes surgeons in their own aesthetic vision by viewing virtual changes before actually undergoing a procedure. 

Dr. Gilbert Lee is a triple board certified plastic surgeon with over 22 years of experience in his specialty. He founded Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in 1994.  His outstanding reputation among his peers and patients, as well as his long history of achieving a high level of patient satisfaction, have earned Dr. Lee the distinction of San Diego Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery from the San Diego County Medical Society for 10 consecutive years.

With an emphasis on innovative facial and body-sculpting techniques, Dr. Lee is sought after for his forward-thinking philosophy that results in new ways to improve the surgical experience for his patients.   His signature Changes Rapid Lift is just one example of his focus on providing optimal results that appeal to a wide range of patient needs and budgets.  

Dr. Lee’s most recent advancement in plastic surgery is the ability to perform incisionless surgery and skin tightening. When other systems that work with cold or heat to affect skin laxity fell short of his expectations, Dr. Lee began using focused radiofrequency to effectively produce the results of a facelift, correction of upper arm sagging, thigh lifts and more without incisions and scars. His Center for Incisionless Surgery is the first in San Diego.

In 2015, Dr. Brian Reagan joined Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa bringing his own history of surgical excellence with emphasis on rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty.  Dr. Reagan is also a proponent and practitioner of non-surgical treatments at Changes.  In addition to the exceptional surgical excellence that Drs. Lee and Reagan are known for, Changes remains on the forefront of anti-aging injectables and lasers.  Since 2012, Dr. Lee has been recognized as an expert injector by the Liquid Face Lift Association.  Just recently, Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa acquired the newest generation Icon Laser platform to treat aging, sun damage and scars without effectively and affordably.  The ability of the Changes team to provide facial rejuvenation without surgery means patients have a clear choice in how they achieve their cosmetic goals. 

Superior skills, a devotion to the personalized needs of the patient and a commitment to excellence – all under one roof at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa.


Washington University Medial Center, Plastic Surgery Residency 1993
Traveling Fellowship to UCLA and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1991
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 1986
University of California, Davis, BA. Biochemisty 1982, Graduated Dean’s Honor Roll

Memberships and Associations:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Member, American Medical Association
Member, California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, San Diego County Medical Association
Member, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society

Awards and Recognitions:

2016, Awarded Top Doc in Plastic Surgery for the 10th consecutive year by the San Diego County Medical Society membership
2016, Best of San Diego A-list Awards Best Medical Spa
2012-16, Readers Choice Best Plastic Surgery Practice, Best of North County Times
2015, Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award
2014, Real Self Top 10 Doctor
2012, KFMB Mojo Award for Best Plastic Surgeon and Best Medical Spa in San Diego


Face and Neck Lifts
Changes Rapid Lift (under local)
Forehead Lift
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Breast Surgery including Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Breast Reconstruction,, Breast Reduction
Abdominoplasty and Reverse Abdominoplasty
Brazilian Butt Lift
Full Body Lift (after massive weight loss)
Thigh Lift
Cankle correction
Fat Grafting
Vaginal Rejuvenation including labiaplasty and vaginoplasty
Upper lip shortening
Asian Double Fold Eyelid Surgery (Dr. Lee trained in Taiwan)
Incisionless (scarless) surgery and skin tightening
Laser resurfacing (Lumenis FX, Fraxel, Icon)
Chemical peels including TCA 30% and Jessner’s
All injectables on market (Bellafill, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Dysport, Botox)


Private label Changes Skin Care
Epionce products
Skin Medica TNS and Lytera
Regenica Dual Serum


Love this place!! I think the world of Dr. Lee. He is not only an amazing surgeon but also a devoted doctor. His bedside manner makes you feel at ease. I had a previous procedure done elsewhere and had Dr. Lee revise it for me, and I’m ecstatic with the results!!! I have recommended him to several of my friends and family who have also loved their results as much as I loved mine. – Katie P.

I have had 2 procedures done by Dr. Lee and have been extremely happy!!!! Not only did he do an amazing job but he was so caring and attentive that he put my mind at ease. His staff was professional and efficient also a very big plus for me. The service went well beyond my expectations. Dr. Lee is a true artist!!! – Debra F.

I had a breast reduction done by Dr. Lee 3 months ago and I am very pleased with the results. Every time I have gone in for an appointment, the staff always treats me with courtesy and are very friendly and professional. Dr Lee is very caring & more than just a surgeon, he is truly an artist. I am absolutely amazed at how he was able to redesign my body and remove up to 4 pounds from my chest and underarm area. Having this surgery has gotten rid of my back pain, made it easier for me to sleep and move. I would recommend Dr Lee to anyone interested in this type of surgery. He is the best. – Nancy P.

This was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. After having lost a lot of weight, I was left with a lot of saggy skin and saggy breasts. Dr. Gilbert Lee is the best plastic surgeon ever! 2 of my other doctors actually told me to go see him that I would not be disappointed and they were right – I could not be happier. He has a friendly staff who is always ready to answer any and all questions – would not go any place else. – Cynthia G.

This was my 4th breast surgery. Each time before I was dissapointed and did not get what I was looking for. Dr. Lee is incredible. I can’t believe the breasts I have now, they are EXACTLY what I wanted and what I started with was horrific. The past doctors I had seen had done a terrible job and I never thought I would have what I wanted. Dr. Lee asked me to send over some photos of what I was looking for and when I sent them I was not certain I would get that but did it anyway. I was shocked and surprised at the turnout. He listened to every detail and delivered EXACTLY what I wanted. He is an artist but also a plastic surgeon genius! I am so grateful! – Leila O.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a bilateral mastectomy almost a year ago and was referred to Dr. Lee for my breast reconstruction. I will be having my 3rd and final procedure coming up in August to complete the reconstruction process and I wouldn’t trust anyone else but Dr. Lee. Katie, his nurse and his entire staff have been just as wonderful. You get the whole package, a doctor who is an artist and expert in his field as well as a professional yet caring staff. I know I will always get the best care and best results as I have had for the past year. Dr. Lee and his staff have made this difficult time in my life so much easier on me. I would have no reservations in recommending Dr. Lee to anyone.
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