When it comes to choosing a plastic surgeon, no one wants someone who stands out from the pack, constantly garnering attention from other experts in the field; instead, choose someone who is somewhere in the middle, or even less distinguished, when you’re looking for a cosmetic surgeon—said no one, ever. It’s not about whether or not your plastic surgeon goes around winning popularity contests; it’s about whether their expertise is clearly trusted and respected, even by other experts. A plastic surgeon has to earn enough trust from you as a patient that you’ll freely allow them to take charge of your most important assets: your face, breasts and body.
A decade at the pinnacle
Every year the San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) asks medical practitioners licensed in San Diego which of their peers are the very best in the business. For the last ten years running, Dr. Gilbert Lee was named the Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery and recognized for his “Exceptional Excellence” in medicine by his peers, placing him within the top 4 percent of all San Diego doctors. This makes Dr. Lee one of only 48 doctors in San Diego who have ever had this kind of 10-year, peer-voted run—a true honor and distinction.
Dr. Lee won a host of other awards in 2016, including being named one of American’s Best Physicians, a Real Self Top Doctor, and a Vitals Patients’ Choice Award recipient and Vitals 5 Year Honoree. Dr. Lee’s work has also meant widespread recognition for Changes Plastic Surgery and Spa. Changes was named one of the Top 10 Breakout Aesthetic Companies, one of the top five Best Medical Spas in the San Diego A-List Awards, and Best Cosmetic Surgery Center in the Best of North Coast San Diego and named an InMode luminary for pioneering the Scarless Surgery revolution—all in 2016 alone.
Precise skill, creative artistry, cutting edge techniques
Since 1994, Dr. Gilbert Lee founded Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in San Diego. Triple board-certified as a Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lee is one of the rare professionals who successfully combines extremely high levels of precision and technical skill with creativity and the aesthetic sense of a natural artist. This means that each patient Dr. Lee works with, whether they present a cosmetic or reconstructive case, receives a unique approach that is both technically sound and artistically driven.
Dr. Lee’s key goal has always been achieving a “natural look” for his patients. He sees his greatest results as enhancing what already existed in nature, and bringing youthful, refreshed looks into reach for his patients without jeopardizing their natural beauty or rendering their appearance “fake.” Dr. Lee has earned his reputation over the course of over 20 years in practice, and is known as a surgeon who helps patients achieve their full potential and take charge of their innate aesthetic gifts.
To Dr. Lee, plastic surgery requires a level of artistry beyond a simple appreciation for aesthetics. Facial and body-sculpting plastic surgery are Dr. Lee’s strong suit, and the ability to actually sculpt results using the human body as a medium demands the forward thinking of a technophile who develops new techniques for traditional surgeries and the creative vision of an artist working with three-dimensional media. Just as important to Dr. Lee and his staff are the comfort, convenience, and costs to patients; this is why Changes focuses on proven treatments that provide more comfort and less downtime to patients at affordable prices.
One of Dr. Lee’s innovative new procedures is Scarless Surgery. In the past the idea of a totally Scarless Surgery was just a pipe dream, but today it’s really here—and Dr. Lee is among the key opinion leaders on the subject, one of only a handful of providers, and a luminary and trainer of other medical professionals interested in learning the scarless surgery technique. If the idea of aesthetic surgery without a single scar sounds too good to be true, wait until you see how it looks.
The bottom line
If you’re looking for someone to help you make your cosmetic surgery wish list happen, you are definitely in search of the best of the best. No matter how concerned you are about your flaws, no one wants to risk losing their unique beauty or ending up with an unnatural look! Fortunately, the best plastic surgeon in San Diego is also one of the friendliest and most approachable: Dr. Gilbert Lee. To discover how he’ll approach your unique case, come to Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in San Diego.