Men and women alike share concerns about their midsection. From exercise resistant “love handles” and “muffin tops” to annoying belly rolls, people seek improvement of the stomach and abdomen. The aesthetic community has introduced many methods for scarless and nonsurgical improvement. Until now, most scarless treatment options have been less than effective, require multiple treatments and can end up costly because of the need for repeat procedures. Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa, home of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gilbert Lee, now offers a one-time treatment that involves no scalpel, no scars, no incisions. The revolutionary Scarless Tummy Tuck in San Diego is now available.

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In late 2016, Dr. Gilbert Lee was introduced to the state-of-the-art RFAL (Radiofrequency Assisted Lipolysis) BodyTite system. As a plastic surgery innovator, Dr. Lee saw the possibilities the system could afford for the improvement of the stomach and abdominal excess skin and fat. Through research and persistent application, Dr. Lee has become a leader, innovator, and educator for the BodyTite system. Patients now have a proven effective, nonsurgical, scarless option for reducing midsection fat and skin that can be performed under local anesthetic in one simple BodyTite scarless tummy tuck procedure.

How it works

The BodyTite RFAL system leverages Radiofrequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL) to apply highly controlled heat to the stomach and abdomen. Controlled thermal fields are used to create an electric current flowing between an internal and external electrode. The thermal field coagulates subcutaneous fat and heats fibrous septa and papillary dermis, causing the skin and tissue to retract, almost like shrink-wrapping.

Who is a candidate?

The Scarless Tummy Tuck is ideal for patients who have a small amount of excess skin and fat and are looking for a natural approach to skin tone, texture irregularities and tightening. Through the aging process, the bands or septae that hold the fat layer close to the skin become lax allowing the skin to fall away and become loose. The BodyTite scarless tummy tuck heat shrinks these bands allowing the skin to tighten while the RFAL removes small amounts of fat. In extreme cases of skin sagging or large amounts of fat, a surgical abdominoplasty may be recommended.


Because the scarless tummy tuck is performed entirely under local anesthetic in the Changes Center for Scarless Surgery, recovery from general anesthesia is eliminated. Most patients tolerate the procedure easily and return to work in a few short days. You can expect 5 to 7 days of swelling with limited, and in some cases, no bruising. There are no incisions, so there is no need for suture removal.

Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa is a leader in innovative aesthetic solutions. Dr. Gilbert Lee has been named Top PlasticSurgeon by the San Diego County Medical Society since 2007 and has been recognized for his surgical excellence. Now you can have the same superior results with non-surgical body contouring and skin tightening without a single incision or scar with the Changes Scarless Tummy Tuck

See how you can benefit from Changes Scarless Surgery. Schedule a consultation by calling our office at (858) 264-3800 or by filling out the contact form below.