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.
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 skincare and can assist you in an effective skincare 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.
Katie holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Mexico and after relocating to San Diego, Katie completed her nursing degree at California State University, San Marcos. Her ultimate goal was to use her nursing education, compassion for patient care, and love for aesthetic medicine to help people.
Katie has extensive experience in the Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine industry. She is a skillful Aesthetic Nurse and has received extensive training in a wide range of procedures and treatments. She has completed numerous additional courses specializing in injectables and laser technology and is certified to perform a wide variety of treatments, making her an expert in the aesthetic field.
Katie believes aesthetic medicine is an art and that it takes talent and skill to safely and effectively treat patients. It is her true passion to get to know patients and fully understand their concerns in order to create the best treatment plan that fits their needs.
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 a 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.
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.
Twila is the Esthetician, Beauty expert, Skin Care and makeup guru at Changes. She brings years of experience that benefit every patient in “Maintaining”, “Retaining” and Sustaining their post-surgery results for years to come.
Twila is a certified Lymph Drainage Therapist and uses this massage technique on virtually all Post-Op patients to reduce and eliminate swelling, promote faster healing and recovery. She’s an expert makeup artist having authored her book, “The Daily Miracle”, a tutorial on timeless make-up application. She specializes in “Post=Op Camouflage make-up” for any bruising.
Known as the “Cosmetic Connoisseur”, Twila can show anyone how to look their Ultimate Best with cutting edge facial treatments and regulate result based Anti-Aging skin products. Twila’s motto: “What gets the effort, gets the results” And she can show you how!
Look Good… Feel Better! With Twila!
I’m a licensed aesthetician that specializes in medical aesthetics and an educator dedicated to providing exceptional service. Using professional quality products to create your healthiest skin and the most confidence you! My biggest goal I would like to achieve for all my clients is giving them the confidence to be in their own skin and educating them to the fullest. Every treatment with me is results-driven and relaxation in mind. With over 15 years of experience working and teaching aesthetics, I have mastered the art of skincare. I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your skincare needs.