With technology come changes in the tools that artists use to create beauty. Introducing Scarless Surgery at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa.
Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa has been at the forefront of aesthetic surgery since its inception in 1994. Since that time, Dr. Gilbert Lee has been an early adopter and inventor of ‘cutting edge’ procedures, products and techniques, all in an effort to provide the best and most contemporary options for his patients. This innovation and uncompromising pursuit for excellence have earned Lee the coveted distinction as ‘San Diego’s Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery’ by his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society for 12 years running.
"Plastic Surgery is my passion, but so too is my determination to provide patients the most innovative, groundbreaking, and effective options for aesthetic enhancement. With Scarless Plastic Surgery, I can offer my patients the Plastic Surgery of the Future; one without scalpel or scars" - Gilbert W. Lee, M.D., Founder, Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa
We are proud to announce the first of its kind: a center dedicated to the practice and development of Scarless Plastic Surgery. We have envisioned this dream for many years, honing our skills in the rudiments and components of incisionless surgery and non-invasive procedures. At last, technology has caught up with the concept that patients want to have plastic surgery with no scars, no incisions, and less downtime. This means less risk, less time off from work, less discomfort, and less recovery. With the advent of Scarless Skin Tightening we are on the leading edge of a technological movement to perfect the burgeoning field of incisionless plastic surgery
Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa now offers patients a true choice – traditional plastic surgery or incisionless, scarless plastic surgery for some of the most requested treatment areas.
A common misconception is that plastic surgery is named because we insert plastic during surgery. Actually, the word Plastic is derived from the Greek word Plastikos, meaning to remold or reshape. Plastic Surgery is the field of medicine specializing in the remolding and reshaping of the body to bring about more aesthetic features, or to reconstruct the body. And, the material plastic shares that name because of its remoldable and reshapeable characteristics.
In May 2016 InMode Medical received FDA clearance for the FaceTite device, a radiofrequency based bipolar directionally accurate device to selectively shrink and contract fat, subcutaneous tissue and skin. Little did the public know, that this invention was about to change the way we did plastic surgery. One could now increase or decrease volume, and tighten skin, thus giving birth to the scarless plastic surgery revolution. Changes Plastic Surgery is proud to be the first plastic surgery practice in San Diego to have the device and be a regional leader in the scarless plastic surgery movement.
July 2018 brings a new scarless hybrid procedure. EmbraceRF combines two powerful and clinically proven technologies to provide a dramatic improvement to skin laxity. EmbraceRF utilizes FaceTite and Fractora which involves minimally invasive radiofrequency energy to treat fat and contract skin, as well as bipolar RF energy to improve textural concerns. Embrace addresses loose skin in the neck and jowls and can be used in conjunction with liposuction, depending on how much fat is in the treatment area.
Because of its directional specificity, it can target the exact problem area of concern. And because of internal and external thermistors for immediate control of temperature application, the risks of thermal injury are virtually nonexistent. The InMode FaceTite and BodyTite RFAL systems are far superior to other RF devices; they have proven skin contraction which surpasses that of any other device on the market; they precisely aim and target the areas of concern, and precise temperature control of the skin and deeper tissues yield impressive results with virtually no risk of skin burns.
It is important to note that all devices, including the InMode RFAL system, are only as good as the practitioner using them. They are sophisticated tools. It is the application of that technology in a thoughtful, artistic, and measured manner which produces impressive, consistent, and safe results for the patient.
As a plastic surgeon who is highly regarded for superior technical skill and aesthetic excellence, Dr. Lee possesses the unique ability to translate surgical cases into incisionless procedures. In fact, Dr. Lee has been named an InMode Luminary Instructor who trains other physicians how to sculpt the face and body using RFAL.
Dr. Lee continues to innovate and perfect other scarless surgery and skin tightening. In the near future, other procedures using the incisionless technique will be available such as vaginal tightening and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). The possibilities are endless for surgery without incisions or scarring.