San Diego Plastic Surgeon
11515 El Camino Real, Suite 150
San Diego, California 92130 US
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5 out of 5 stars Restylane

Restylane Under my Eyes Worked Really Well for Me

He is known as top Plastic Surgeon in his field, very knowledgable, answers all your questions, explains the procedures and products he uses very well. Professional staff.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

From a GG to a C - Del Mar, CA

I received a breast reduction from Dr. Lee and it was the best decision I have ever made. I was very nervous with regards to the procedure and recovery, however his office staff is so highly trained and put me at ease. Dr. Lee runs his office in a way that makes you feel apart their family and they are truly concerned about your well being. They want to do what is right for you as an...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Repair Bad Breast Reduction - Carmel Valley, CA

Dr. Lee is a charming, warm and brilliant doctor

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Face Lift and Tummy Tuck. San Diego, CA

I am a 68 yr old female who had a face lift by Dr. Gilbert Lee in May 2014. It has changed my life! Dr. Lee and his staff are very patient, and will answer all your questions. I researched doctors for months before I finally got the courage to call Changes and Dr. Lee. He has been voted by his peers, top plastic surgeon in San Diego, every year, for the last eight years! On my first meeting...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

55 Yrs., No Pictures Until Now - San Diego, CA

Dr. Lee was extremely professional, made me feel very comfortable. He listened to all of my concerns, assured he could help me with them and showing me a 3DImaging of what the end result would look like. The procedure, recovery, pre and post op visits, and outcome were perfect.

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

From A to D with Dr. Lee: 23 Years Old, 5'6", 100lbs / 350cc Sientra Classic Shaped Implants - San Diego, CA

I couldn't be happier with my outcome with Dr. Lee and the professionalism of his staff! I'll be recommending him to anyone who ever asks me about my breast augmentation or is looking for a great plastic surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

81yr Old with Ruptured Breast Implants - San Diego, CA

Dr Lee is straight forward,generous and caring physician who puts you at ease immediately. He answered all my questions,explained the procedure in detail and the necessary precautions due my age.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Very Happy with the Result

Dr Lee is definitely an expert who knows what he is doing. He chose the size that fits my expectation, and had a vision of how the result should be. He was recommended to me by a friend of mine, and now I'm recommending him to anyone who wants a better and natural look.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Awesome! - San Diego, CA

See above. Placement of implants and size are perfectly in scale with my body. He is meticulous and an artist. He called me post op to see how I was doing. He answered all calls and questions pre and post operative promptly. He and his staff are awesome!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

dr lee and staff - Camino, CA

Thank you very much for all your attentions and kindness. I,ve been visiting Dr Lee about three or four years and I.m very happy with the application of botox and juviderm. As well as Dr Lee all the people and nurses that work with him are very kind especially kathy. I have recommended your place to several people.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

I offer a very artistic, thoughtful, well-planned and well executed rejuvenation. I have a reputation for consistently producing quality results with few complications. I do not take shortcuts nor can I tolerate substandard work. I set the bar high for myself, and the patient benefits.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$125. Fee applied to surgery, please mention RealSelf when you call or email the office

Awards & Recognition

Awards:
Top Doc in Plastic Surgery by the San Diego County Medical Society, 2007 - 2016
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Lee has hospital affiliations at Sharp Rees Stealy.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Biochemistry, University of California, Davis, 1982
    Medical: MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 1986
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY, 1991
    Fellowships:
    Plastic Surgery, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1993
    Hand, Microvascular, and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, 1994

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Top Doc in Plastic Surgery Awarded to Gilbert Lee, M.D., FACS for the 9th Consecutive Year by the San Diego County Medical Socie

Dr. Gilbert Lee, medical director at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in San Diego, has just received notification from the San Diego County Medical Society that he has been awarded Top Doc in Plastic Surgery for 2015. This makes the ninth consecutive year Dr. Lee has been honored as a Physician of Exceptional Excellent in Plastic Surgery. The San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) has the largest physician membership in the state of California. Each year members vote on...

Top Doc in Plastic Surgery Awarded to Gilbert Lee, M.D., FACS for the 9th Consecutive Year by the San Diego County Medical Socie

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) Tuesday, August 11, 2015Dr. Gilbert Lee, medical director at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in San Diego, has just received notification from the San Diego County Medical Society that he has been awarded Top Doc in Plastic Surgery for 2015. This makes the ninth consecutive year Dr. Lee has been honored as a Physician of Exceptional Excellent in Plastic Surgery. The San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) has the largest physician membership in the state of...

6 REASONS YOUR DOCTOR MAY RECOMMEND TISSUE MATRIX IN BREAST SURGERY

The human body has a remarkable ability to heal itself, say from a cut or a burn. However, if the damage is too great sometimes the body needs a helping hand to repair areas of weakness. A tissue matrix or mesh implant may be needed to provide support or scaffolding for new tissue growth. Once inserted, your own skin cells have something to grab onto. There are four types of material that mesh can be made from; human cadaver, pig skin, synthetic mesh, and the latest, silk. All...

Dr. Gilbert Lee Awarded Top Doc for the 8th Consecutive Year

For the past twenty years, Dr. Gilbert Lee, a respected Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, has helmed Changes Plastic Surgery, a comprehensive center focusing on aesthetic plastic surgery and skin care. For eight consecutive years, he has been lauded by his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society, chosen as a Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. "I am thankful to my colleagues for their continued support and affirmation,” says Lee. “I continue my unending pursuit for the perfect...

San Diego Plastic Surgeon Explains Cost of Surgery

Everyone loves a deal. The success of Groupon validates that idiom. But when it comes to plastic surgery getting a “deal” may end up being a bad deal. Gilbert Lee, MD, FACS launched his practice, Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa, in 1994. Superior results, a high level of patient satisfaction and consistent peer recognition as a Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery has positioned Dr. Lee above many in his field. So what’s the deal with cost? Most patients...

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Bottomed out with textured implants? (Photo)

Bottoming out with Natrelle or Sientra anatomic implants is rare because they have a more aggressive texturing than Mentor implants.Since Mentor was... READ MORE

How Long After Liposuction is Pain and Swelling Normal?

Swelling usually peaks at 2-3 days after liposuction. Your weight at 5 days may still be higher than your pre op weight due to the retained swelling.... READ MORE

How Much Does Liposuction Cost? Do you get discounts for the lipo price if you get lipo on multiple areas?

Liposuction costs vary from provider to provider. Some charge based on number of areas, while others treat based on time to do the surgery. As you can... READ MORE

Downsizing 170cc From Current Modplus Cohesive Gel Implants. Nice Results Without a Lift Possible?

Dear Violet, you have asked a very simple question which unfortunately requires many variables to correctly answer. Other helpful information would... READ MORE

What Are My Options For Getting Rid Of Eye Bags At The Age of 22?

When someone comes to me with under eye bags, and they are young, usually the anatomic problem is not the eyelid bags. True eyelid bags develop in... READ MORE

My Muscles Still Flex After Implant Removal, Will This Get Better over Time?

You describe a fairly common, but under recognized deformity that occurs following breast implant removal. I have seen about 12 patients from around... READ MORE

Breast augmentation sagging - droop with age?

The aging process includes the loss of skin elasticity whether on the face, breasts or body.  Even without augmentation with implants, the breasts ... READ MORE

Loose, crepey skin under my eyes. (photo)

I definitely think your lower lids can be helped.  Without higher resolution photos and an in person examination, it is difficult to formulate a full ... READ MORE

Asymetry, tuberous breasts, inverted nipples and a sunken chest..how can I fix all these? Also is my pectus bad? (Photos)

I agree that without a lateral view (side view) the diagnosis of pectus caranatum is difficult to assess.  There doesn't appear to be evidence of ... READ MORE

How to get rid of my double chin, and also have a stronger jawline. (photos)

Excess fat under the chin can be easily improved with several current methods. My preference is the Inmode Radiofrequency SkinTite procedure. It ... READ MORE

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The Doctor Explains Upper & Lower Eyelid Surgery (GRAPHIC)

While performing an upper and lower lid eyelid surgery, Dr. Gilbert Lee describes eyelid anatomy and his technique for rejuvenating the eyes. WATCH VIDEO

See the Procedure: Scarless Tummy Tuck

Dr. Gilbert Lee explains how radio frequency controlled heat application will give this patient a scarless tummy tuck. WATCH VIDEO

See the Procedure: InMode BodyTite Thigh Lift

Dr. Gilbert Lee demonstrates the InMode RFAL BodyTite procedure. The patient had significant skin laxity and sagging on the upper thighs. WATCH VIDEO

Preparing for a BodyTite Thigh Lift (Pt. 2)

Dr. Gilbert Lee injects anesthesia prior to treating this patient with an incisionless thigh left with InMode RFAL and Fractora. WATCH VIDEO

Incisionless Thigh Lift With InMode

Dr. Gilbert Lee prepares to perform the InMode RFAL BodyTite procedure to the left thigh of this patient. WATCH VIDEO

Preparing for a BodyTite Thigh Lift (Pt. 1)

Dr. Gilbert Lee explains how this woman exhibits no sagging skin on her thighs in a seated position. He prepares to treat this patient with InMode BodyTite to the left thigh. WATCH VIDEO

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