Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa

  • Address:
    11515 El Camino Real
    #150
    San Diego, CA 92130

  • Phone:
    (858) 720-1440

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Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa

Dr. Gilbert Lee is triple board certified and has been voted Top Plastic Surgeon each year since 2007 by the San Diego County Medical Society.

About 

Cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery provided by triple board certified Gilbert Lee, MD, FACS, voted Top Doc in Plastic Surgery since 2007 by the San Diego Medical Society. Founded in 1994, Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa is a comprehensive center focusing on aesthetic surgery and skin care. Dr. Lee combines the art and science of plastic surgery with the latest surgical techniques and advances in medicine in order to achieve natural appearing results for his patients. Dr. Lee is a pioneer and trainer for #ScarlessSurgery using #FaceTite and #BodyTite #RFAL radiofrequency assisted lipolysis for #skintightening. Traditional facelift, necklift, eyelid surgery, breast augmentation, body contouring, liposuction, fat grafting, Brazilian butt lift, male breast reduction, vaginal rejuvenation and non-surgical treatments including Fractora, Icon laser, Botox and injectable fillers are just a few of the offerings at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa. Patients are able to view their anticipated procedure results through 3-dimensional computer imaging performed free of charge with most consultations.

Education:

Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
Plastic Surgery Residency: July 1, 1991 to June 30, 1993 Training Director: Dr. Paul M. Weeks
Plastic Surgery Administrative Chief Resident: July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993
Fellowship in Hand, Microvascular, and Peripheral Nerve Surgery: July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994
Traveling Fellowship to UCLA and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY
General Surgery Chief Resident: July 1, 1990 to June 30, 1991
General Surgery Residency: July 1, 1986 to June 30, 1991 Training Director: Dr. Seymour I. Schwartz

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine, June, 1986. Graduated with Highest Honors.
Medical School: September, 1982 to June, 1986
Traveling Clerkships at University of London, University of Edinburgh, UCSF, Stanford University

University of California, Davis
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, June, 1982
Undergraduate Studies: September, 1978 to June, 1982
U.C. Davis Regents Scholarship (Highest scholarship awarded by University)
Graduated with Highest Honors
Dean’s Honor Roll
Member of PHI KAPPA PHI Honor Society
Awarded American Heart Association Cardiovascular Research Fellowship

Memberships and Associations:

Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Member, American Medical Association
Member, California Medical Association
Member, California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, San Diego County Medical Association
Member, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society
Member, American Society for Peripheral Nerve
Member, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction Certified, April 19, 1997
Endoscopic Plastic Surgery Certified, 1996
LASER Certification: CO² Laser, Erbium, Ruby Hair Removal Laser, KTP Laser, Nd: Yag Laser, Fraxel, FX CO2, 1540 nm.
California State Medical License #G63907

Awards and Recognitions:

2016/17 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by
his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), July, 2016

2016 San Diego Magazine Top Doc Award for Plastic Surgery October, 2016

2016 Real Self Top Doctor Award

2016 Top 10 Breakout Aesthetic Companies. Awarded by Aesthetic Everything® Social Network

2016 San Diego Awards for Best Plastic Surgeon. Awarded 3 years in a row qualifying Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa for the 2016 San Diego Business Hall of Fame.

2016 Best of San Diego Downtown News Voted Best Cosmetic Surgeon

2016 Best of North Coast San Diego. Best Cosmetic Surgery Center: Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa September, 2016

2016 Americas Best Physicians. Named as one of America’s Best Physicians, May, 2016. Honored being chosen by other health care providers.

2016 San Diego A-List Award for Best Medical Spa. Winner Top Five (4th of 39).

2015/16 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by
his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), July, 2015

2015 San Diego Magazine Top Doc Award for Plastic Surgery October, 2015

2015 Best of San Diego, Award for Best Plastic Surgery Practice, San Diego CNN, August, 2015

2015 Readers’ Choice: Best Plastic Surgery Practice in San Diego; Voted One of North County’s Best by patients and readers of the Rancho Santa Fe Review, Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News, and Solana Beach Sun July, 2015

2015 Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award. Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to rate and review physicians.

2014/15 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by peer physicians in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), July, 2014

2014 San Diego Magazine Top Doc Award for Plastic Surgery October, 2014

2013/14 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by
his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), July, 2013

2013 San Diego Magazine Top Doc Award for Plastic Surgery October, 2013

2013 Readers’ Choice: Best Plastic Surgery Practice in San Diego; Voted One of North County’s Best by patients and readers of the Rancho Sante Fe Review, Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News, and Solana Beach Sun July, 2013

2012 KFMB Mojo Award for Best Plastic Surgeon and Best Medical Spa in San Diego

2012/13Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by
his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), July, 2012

2012 San Diego Magazine Top Doc Award for Plastic Surgery October, 2012

2012 Readers’ Choice: Best Plastic Surgery Practice in San Diego; Voted Best by patients and readers of the Rancho Sante Fe Review, Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News, and Solana Beach Sun June, 2012.

2011 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by
his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), July, 2011

2011 San Diego Magazine Top Doc Award for Plastic Surgery October, 2011

2011 San Diego’s Top Doctors & Dentists from Top Doc San Diego

2011 Readers’ Choice: Best Plastic Surgery Practice in San Diego; Voted Best by patients and readers of the Rancho Sante Fe Review, Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News, and Solana Beach Sun June, 2011.

2010 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by
his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), August, 2010

2010 San Diego Magazine Top Doc Award for Plastic Surgery October, 2010

2010 Readers’ Choice: Best Plastic Surgery Practice in San Diego; Voted Best by patients and readers of the Rancho Sante Fe Review, Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News, and Solana Beach Sun June 22, 2010.

2010 Presidential Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers

2009 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by
his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), July, 2009

2009 San Diego Magazine Top Doc Award for Plastic Surgery October, 2009

2009 Patients Choice Award – National Recognition Award based on patient reviews

2008 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by
his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), August, 2008

2008 San Diego Magazine Top Doc Award for Plastic Surgery October, 2008

2008 Patients Choice Award – National Recognition Award based on patient reviews

2007 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by
his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), August, 2007

2007 San Diego Magazine Top Doc Award for Plastic Surgery October, 2007

Teacher of the Year/ Meritorious Service Award, University of California, San Diego, Plastic Surgery.
1999-2000

Services:

Changes Rapid Lift, Facelift, Necklift, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Otoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Revision Rhinoplasty, Abdominoplasty, Reverse Abdominoplasty, Brachioplasty, Body Lift, Thigh Lift, Brazilian Butt Lift, Fat Grafting, Liposuction, InMode RFAL Scarless Surgery, FaceTite, BodyTite, Fractora, Scarless Facelift, Scarless Arm Lift, Scarless Tummy Tuck, Scarless Thigh Lift, Icon Laser

Products:

Bellafill, Sculptra, Voluma, Juvederm product family, Restylane product family, Botox, Dysport, Skin Medica TNS, Regenica, Changes Private Label Skincare, Nectifirm, Elta MD Skincare

Testimonials:

“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 & I am very pleased with the results. Every time I have gone in for an appointment, the staff always treats me with courtesy & are very friendly & 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 & remove up to 4 pounds from my chest & underarm area. Having this surgery has gotten rid of my back pain, made it easier for me to sleep & 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 & 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 & they were right – I could not be happier. He has a friendly staff who is always ready to answer any & 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.”
– Linda F.

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