Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Gilbert Lee

Share on FacebookGoogle+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on Pinterest
plastic surgeon Gilbert Lee MD in San Diego

Gilbert Lee, MD

Established in 1994 and located in San Diego, Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa is home to Dr. Gilbert Lee, triple board-certified Plastic Surgeon. Whether you are looking for cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, Dr. Lee combines artistry with precision in every surgery he performs.

Dr. Gilbert Lee is a triple board certified plastic surgeon with a key goal of achieving a “natural look” for his patients. His desire is for his patients to look and feel refreshed and youthful, without appearing fake or looking like someone else. Patients choose Dr. Lee for his reputation, expertise and superior results. With over 23 years of experience, 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.

Dr. Gilbert Lee’s high level of commitment to patient satisfaction and professional education has earned him a peer-voted distinction of San Diego Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery“ for eleven consecutive years. He is also a member of numerous medical affiliations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Medical Association. View his CV, Awards and Certifications.

Press Release Dated 9/29/17
Dr. Gilbert Lee Selected as One of San Diego’s 2017 Top Doctors in Plastic Surgery

 

Dr. Giblert Lee at work in the O.R.

Dr. Lee at work in the O.R.

Dr. Lee has earned his excellent reputation with facial and body-sculpting plastic surgery, and his forward thinking drives him to perfect new procedures and develop new ways of doing traditional surgeries. Dr. Lee and his staff focus on proven treatments that offer patients more comfort, less downtime and an affordable price. His Changes Rapid Lift is a perfect example of facial rejuvenation performed under local anesthesia, at almost half the cost of a traditional facelift.

A new milestone was achieved by Dr. Lee in 2016 as an innovator, key opinion leader and pioneer of Scarless Surgery using radio frequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL).  After a lifetime of performing traditional surgical procedures, Dr. Lee is forging ahead with incisionless options for skin tightening and can now perform a face and neck lift, arm lift, tummy tuck or thigh lift without scars.

Dr. Lee is also on the forefront of new injectable technology and uses long-lasting fillers such as Radiesse ®, Bellafill ® and the patient’s own fat to create extraordinary results with the Changes Liquid Facelift. Dr. Lee regularly educates physicians on new injection techniques and has been featured on The Doctors television show, where he demonstrated Artefill (now called Bellafill), a permanent filler. He is also a recognized Liquid Face Lift Association (LFLA) expert.

In addition to surgical and injectable techniques, Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa offers various medical lasers such as Fraxel and Total FX (Lumenis), which allow patients with a wide variety of skin conditions to be treated for sun damage and aging.

As the plastic surgery industry continues to evolve, Dr. Lee and Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa remain committed to providing excellent patient care while embracing the best the future has to offer.

.

Plastic Surgeon Awards

2017

2017/18  Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted for the 11th year in a row as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%).

2017/2018 Best of North Coast Readers Poll, Best Plastic Surgeon

2017   Designated as a Key Opinion Leader by InMode Aesthetics for his contribution to revolutionary scarless surgery with BodyTite and FaceTite technology.

2017    San Diego A-List Award for Best Medical Spa. Winner Top Five (2nd of 37).

2017   San Diego Small Business Excellence Award for outstanding marketing success in Cosmetic Surgery.

2017  Selected as Top Doctor in plastic surgery by Castle Connolly, the leading source consumers rely on to find top physicians in their specialty.

2017 Selected Top Plastic Surgeon in San Diego by the International Association of HealthCare Professionals (IAHCP) and published in The Leading Physicians of the World.

dr lee 2017 plastic surgery awards

2016

Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa Eligible for the San Diego Business Hall of Fame

2016/17  Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted for the 10th year in a row as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%).

2016 San Diego Magazine Top Doc Award for Plastic Surgery, October, 2016.

2016  Recognized Real Self Top Doctor

2016 Awarded Top 10 Breakout Aesthetic Companies. Awarded by Aesthetic Everything Social Network.

2016 San Diego Awards for Best Plastic Surgeon. Awarded 3 years in a row qualifying Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa for the 2016 San Diego Business Hall of Fame.

2016 Awarded first place Best of North Coast San Diego. Best Cosmetic Surgery Center: Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa, September 2016.

2016 Americas Best Physicians. Named as one of America’s Best Physicians, May, 2016. Honor being chosen by other health care providers.

2016 San Diego A-List Award for Best Medical Spa. Winner Top Five (4th of 41).

2016 Vitals Top 10 Doctors – Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year. Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

2016 America’s Best Physicians. Named as one of America’s Best Physicians – May 2016

2016 San Diego A-List Award for Best Medical Spa. Winner Top Five

2016 Vitals 5 Year Honoree – A recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

2016 Vitals Patients’ Choice Award recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

2016 Liquid Face Lift Specialist awarded for expertise in injectable applications.

 

2015

2015 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%) for the 9th year running.

2015 American Institute of Plastic Surgeons. Nominated “Best 10” Plastic Surgeons for California based on attaining the highest degree of professional achievement in his practice and maintaining an impeccable Patient Satisfaction Rating.

2015 Readers’ Choice: Bronze Award Best Plastic Surgery Practice in San Diego. Voted by patients and readers of the Rancho Sante Fe Review, Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News, and Solana Beach Sun.

2015 Voted Best Cosmetic Surgeon and Best Doctor 2015 by the readers of the Mission Valley News

2015 Vitals.com Top 10 Doctor Award Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

2015 San Diego Small Business Award for excellence in service to both customers and the community.

2015 Liquid Face Lift Specialist awarded for expertise in injectable applications.

2015 Real Self Top Doctor. Real Self is an online forum where patients and physicians exchange questions and professional recommendations.

2014

2014/15 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%) for the 8th year running.

2014 San Diego Small Business Award for excellence in service to both customers and the community.

2014 Liquid Face Lift Specialist awarded for expertise in injectable applications.

2014 Real Self Top Doctor. Real Self is an online forum for patients and, cosmetic dentists and plastic surgeons.

 

 

2013

2013/14 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%) for the 7th year running.

2013 San Diego Mojo Award: #1 Cosmetic Surgeon

2013 Real Self Top Doctor Award

San Diego Mojo Award: #1 Cosmetic Surgeontop plastic surgeon 2013 Real Self Top Doctor

2012

2012/13 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), July, 2012

2012 Readers’ Choice: Best Plastic Surgery Practice in San Diego. Voted Best by patients and readers of the Rancho Sante Fe Review, Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News, and Solana Beach Sun June, 2012.

Readers' Choice: Best Plastic Surgery Practice in San DiegoVoted Best by patients and readers of the Rancho Sante Fe ReviewVoted best of 2012 Kudzu

2011

2011 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), July, 2011

2011 San Diego’s Top Doctors & Dentists from Top Doc San Diego

2011 Readers’ Choice: Best Plastic Surgery Practice in San Diego; Voted Best by patients and readers of the Rancho Sante Fe Review, Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News, and Solana Beach Sun June, 2011.

2010

2010 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), August, 2010

2010 San Diego Magazine Top Doc Award for Plastic Surgery October, 2010

2010 Readers’ Choice: Best Plastic Surgery Practice in San Diego; Voted Best by patients and readers of the Rancho Sante Fe Review, Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News, and Solana Beach Sun June 22, 2010.

2010 Presidential Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers

2009

2009 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence byhis peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), July, 2009

2009 San Diego Magazine Top Doc Award for Plastic Surgery October, 2009

2009 Patients Choice Award – National Recognition Award based on patient reviews

2008

2008 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), August, 2008

2008 San Diego Magazine Top Doc Award for Plastic Surgery October, 2008

2008 Patients Choice Award – National Recognition Award based on patient reviews

2007

2007 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Voted as one of San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence by his peers in the San Diego County Medical Society (top 4%), August, 2007

2007 San Diego Magazine Top Doc Award for Plastic Surgery October, 2007

Teacher of the Year/ Meritorious Service Award, University of California, San Diego, Plastic Surgery. 1999-2000

Plastic Surgeon Certifications

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery, November, 1996

Diplomate, American Board of Surgery, June 2, 1992 #37336

Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Surgery, August 19, 1996 #212

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, July 1, 1987 #321560

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO

Plastic Surgery Residency: July 1, 1991 to June 30, 1993 Training Director: Dr. Paul M. Weeks

Plastic Surgery Administrative Chief Resident: July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993

Fellowship in Hand, Microvascular, and Peripheral Nerve Surgery: July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994

Traveling Fellowship to UCLA and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY

General Surgery Chief Resident: July 1, 1990 to June 30, 1991

General Surgery Residency: July 1, 1986 to June 30, 1991 Training Director: Dr. Seymour I. Schwartz

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Degree: Doctor of Medicine, June, 1986. Graduated with Highest Honors.

Medical School: September, 1982 to June, 1986

Traveling Clerkships at University of London, University of Edinburgh, UCSF, Stanford University

University of California, Davis

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, June, 1982

Undergraduate Studies: September, 1978 to June, 1982

U.C. Davis Regents Scholarship (Highest scholarship awarded by University)

Graduated with Highest Honors

Dean’s Honor Roll

Member of PHI KAPPA PHI Honor Society

Awarded American Heart Association Cardiovascular Research Fellowship

Member U.C.D. Men’s’ Volleyball Team

CERTIFICATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS

Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Member, American Medical Association

Member, California Medical Association

Member, California Society of Plastic Surgeons

Member, San Diego County Medical Association

Member, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society

Member, American Society for Peripheral Nerve

Member, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction Certified, April 19, 1997

Endoscopic Plastic Surgery Certified, 1996

LASER Certification: CO ² Laser, Erbium, Ruby Hair Removal Laser, KTP Laser, Nd: Yag Laser, Fraxel,

FX CO2.

California State Medical License #G63907

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA

Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital, San Diego, CA

UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Thornton Hospital, La Jolla, CA

CV – Dr. Gilbert Lee

GILBERT W. LEE, M.D.

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

ACADEMIC TITLE/ OFFICES HELD

 

Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, non-salaried, U.C. San Diego.

President, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, 2008

Vice President, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, 2007

Treasurer/ Secretary, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, 2006

Chief of Plastic Surgery, Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA, Year 2000.

 

Plastic Surgeon - Doctor Gilbert Lee

Get A Consultation

 

Verification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Self Top DoctorScarless Surgery