About Us

Welcome to Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa

Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa of San Diego

Changes Plastic Surgery and Spa in San Diego

C hanges Plastic Surgery is a comprehensive center focusing on aesthetic plastic surgery and skin care. Dr. Gilbert Lee, a Triple-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, founded Changes Plastic Surgery in 1994. Since 2007, Dr. Lee has been voted “San Diego’s Top Plastic Surgeon” by San Diego Medical Society for 11 consecutive years. At Changes Plastic Surgery and Spa, each patient receives entirely unique, individualized treatment plans and procedures by expert-level providers, using the most advanced medical technology.

Changes Plastic Surgery and Spa has been thoroughly inspected and is state licensed and Medicare certified, meeting the highest standards for an ambulatory surgical center. Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa has also passed the close scrutiny of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which found it to meet their highest ethical standards.

Our Mission Statement

In everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo; we believe in thinking differently. In doing so, our mission is to be San Diego’s leading Plastic Surgery practice through our relentless commitment to quality, innovation, and customer service.

Artistry with Precision

Gilbert Lee,M.D. – Plastic Surgeon

san diego plastic surgeon Gilbert Lee MD
Dr. Gilbert Lee is a triple-board certified and trusted plastic surgery expert voted eleven years in a row (2007-2017/18) as Top Doc in Plastic Surgery by the San Diego Medical Society.

Whether you are looking for cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, Dr. Lee is widely regarded for natural appearing results through artistic skill, precision in surgical execution and advanced techniques. As a provider, Dr. Lee committed to offering the safest, highest quality of care as both a triple-board certifid Plastic Surgeon and expert  Microvascular Surgeon.

Dr. Lee and his highly trained staff will also show you your expected results prior to your procedure with state-of-the-art 3D Imaging technology.

With over 23 years experience, triple-board certification, a medical degree from UCSD and surgical training at the birthplace of plastic surgery, Washington University, Dr. Lee is doing what he loves by helping men and women achieve their full potential.

His enthusiasm is reflected in the fun atmosphere at his office and he is proud to deliver great results time after time over the whole gamut of plastic surgical procedures.

Review Dr. Lee’s CV.

Changes Nursing Staff

Katie Page, R.N.

Katie Page, R.N.

Katie Page, R.N. joined the staff of Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in November, 2007 and works closely with Dr. Lee. In addition to assisting Dr. Lee in surgical procedures, she has also perfected the latest cosmetic techniques under his direction.

After earning her associates degree from Palomar College over ten years ago, Katie began her nursing career working in the emergency room of Palomar Hospital. In addition to her time given at Changes Plastic Surgery, she still maintains two days a week at Palomar emergency.

Katie is certified in all  aesthetic lasers and injectable treatments offered at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa. She can expertly assess your condition and desired improvements and recommend the most appropriate treatment for you. Katie is also well-versed in skin care and can assist you in an effective skin care regimen.

Katie’s calm and gentle manner, coupled with her extensive nursing experience ensure that you are not only in the most capable of hands, but the most caring.


Brenda van Loggem, MSN, RNP

Brenda van Loggem, M.s.N., R.N.P. brings over 20 years of experience and a deep passion for the field of aesthetic medicine. She is a certified Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Age Management and Regenerative Medicine.   Brenda graduated with her Master’s degree in Adult and Geriatric nursing from Columbia University, NY, and went on to receive a post master’s degree in Holistic Nursing from the College of New Rochelle, NY. Her interest and curiosity in the evolving science of anti-aging therapy led her into this career path.    Brenda is sought after for her talent in the field of aesthetic medicine, where she has the ability to transform medicine into artistry.  With her experience with the training of other practitioners in the art of aesthetics, she is very knowledgeable in the vast assortment of treatments and innovative products.

Brenda is Fellowship trained by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and has gone through hundreds of hours of training.   She takes a preventative approach and is an expert in pharmaceutical grade supplementation.  At Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa, Brenda heads the Wellness & Weight Loss Program where patients are guaranteed to lose 10 lbs. in one month with a money back guarantee.  The program utilizes diet recommendations as well as HCG for safe and lasting weight loss.

In meeting Brenda it is apparent that she truly enjoys her job and cares deeply for her patients providing them with the highest standards of care possible with a safety first approach.

Jodi Sawyer RN Changes Plastic SurgeryJodi Sawyer, R.N.

Jodi Sawyer, R.N. hails from Boston where she earned a degree in criminal justice and psychology. Finding a passion and interest for aesthetic medicine, Jodi redirected her career path to obtain her license as a Registered Nurse in 1995 from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

In 1998 she moved to San Diego and was instrumental in creating and running two medical spas and was contributor to Dr. Oz blogs. With a successful following of satisfied patients, Jodi was approached by Galderma, the parent company of Restylane, to become an injectable trainer.  For the past 10 years, Jodi has been providing injection education for aesthetic nurses in practices throughout San Diego.  She also performs a variety of skin rejuvenating laser services.

Jodi is the mother of two boys and keeps busy between family, injection training and providing aesthetic services at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa.

Kaydee O'Neill, P.A.-C.Kaydee O’Neill, P.A.-C.

Kaydee O’Neill, P.A.-C. graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1994. After working for a year at the Santa Barbara Medical Clinic as a medical assistant, Kaydee headed east to attend the State University of New York at Stony Brook with the goal of becoming a Physician Assistant.   She completed her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, passing the boards and receiving her certification as a Physician Assistant in 1997.

Kaydee worked in adult cardiac surgery for Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco and New York Hospital-Cornell before settling in San Diego.   She was working in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital when she met Dr. Gilbert Lee.   In 2002 she left the cardiac world and began her association as Dr. Lee’s surgical assistant, devoting all her energy to Dr. Lee and plastic surgery.