Our San Diego Cosmetic Surgery Practice


 

Dr. Tom PoustiDr. Robert SingerDr. James Chao and San Diego Cosmetic Surgery staff are dedicated to providing you with the finest possible medical services.

 


Meet Our Staff


Sharilyn Abbajay

Chief Operating Officer

Sharilyn Abbajay is COO of Prime Plastic Surgery and Medical Spas. She has previously served as Senior Vice President of Red Door Operations. Her experience is vast and includes executive positions with Marriott International and Neill Corp. She is adept at growing and developing luxury brands, as well as developing world-class service programs and standard operating procedures.


Kristen Shwersensky

Director of Operations, La Jolla

As a Director of operations for over 10 years with Dr. Singer, Kristen enjoys training and assisting her employees to provide the best possible care to all patients. Kristen was born and raised in San Diego and her passions include spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and hiking.


Helen Alvarez

Director of Operations, La Mesa

Helen is our Operations Manager in La Mesa. She is a native to San Diego with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Heath Administration from the University of Phoenix. Helen's journey in healthcare began working as a Direct Support Professional, which allowed her to work one on one with patients with cognitive impairments, chronic illnesses and other disabilities needing assistance with daily living activities.
She made her way to plastic surgery 11 years ago and has been able to work with our patient's and follow them through their journey. When she is not in the office, she is enjoying her time as a soccer mom, spending time with family or traveling to places near and far.


Brittany Bati

Director of Operations, Prime Medical Spas

Brittany’s passion for healthcare started at the age of 18 years old. She started as a CNA/hospice aide and worked in nursing homes and did in-home hospice care for 5 years. While working, she received her Associates degree in Clinical and Administrative medical assisting and a Bachelor's degree in public health. She then started working at bariatric clinic in Downtown, San Diego and became their clinic director. Her love for the business and the leadership side of health care grew each and everyday and decided to further her studies. She then received her Master’s degree from UCSD in Leadership of Health Care Organizations with a micro-MBA. She then found her niche in aesthetics and helped grow 3 med spas. She has an open door policy with all of the employees and is available 24/7, 365 days a year to the business and her colleagues. She is knowledgeable on all aspects of the med spa industry and can consult and train on any treatment. Brittany enjoys working, traveling and shopping.


April Sharison

Registered Nurse

My name is April Sharison and I have been in the aesthetic industry for almost three years. I absolutely love what I do and I love all of our amazing patients. I enjoy helping others, lifting other women up and making them feel beautiful. I moved to San Diego from Florida almost three years ago and I am a dog mom to two beautiful pups. I attended the University of Central Florida for business administration and I have over eighteen years' experience in customer service. I am currently getting ready to go back to school to further my education. In my free time I enjoy working out, trying new restaurants, shopping and traveling. 


Erica Aler

Registered Nurse

Erica is a Registered Nurse with many years of experience in a variety of specialized settings in the medical field. Her lifelong passion for Art and Beauty has landed her in the aesthetic world of nursing three years ago and has been an Aesthetic Nurse since. She is a personable perfectionist that values the importance of self love and self care — taking the time to understand each and every client’s goal(s) to look and feel beautifully confident. 


Kristine Escay

Registered Nurse

Hi, I’m Kristine! I am originally from the Bay Area where I received my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Samuel Merritt University and Saint Mary’s College intercollegiate program in Moraga, California. As a nurse for almost 15 years, my background is in cardiac nursing while also working along side Board Certified Plastic Surgeons and Medical Spas as a Laser specialist and Nurse Injector. My passion lies in wellness and balance, learning and applying up to date techniques and practices, and connecting with each of my clients for an educated, natural, and personalized approach to help enhance their inner and outer beauty. 


Linda Wilson

Registered Nurse

I've been in the cosmetic and plastic surgery field for over 30 years having been part of Dr. Singer's practice since 2000. I'm dedicated to helping each of our patients and their families have the most memorable experience possible.


MJ Salonga

Registered Nurse

Hello there. My name is MJ RN BSN PCCN, I've been a nurse for 15 years. My Aesthetic journey began 3 years ago and had all my aesthetic trainings in Beverly Hills. I am currently working full-time Cardiac Prep and Recovery Nurse and part a time Aesthetic Nurse at Prime Med Spa and Plastic Surgery. I love to do Aesthetic Nursing because I believe it is a rewarding experience. As the saying goes, "If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life". My passion and goal as an Aesthetic Nurse is to work with patients to make them feel good about themselves, helps patients feel their best and boost confidence and it allows patients to live their best life. Aesthetic world is a career path where you can inspire confidence with others.


Olga Brenner

Registered Nurse

Olga Brener graduated from the Los Angeles Valley College nursing program and received her BSN from the University of Phoenix. She maintains her BLS, ACLS, Pals, NRP, ECG, and American Association of Aesthetics certifications. She has two years experience in the acute care settings of a community hospital in Los Angeles and a year as an OR nurse at Enhance Plastic Surgery Center in Beverly Hills. She is fluent in the Russian language and honed her communication and interpersonal skills during her experience in the customer service industry prior to becoming a nurse. She has a drive to succeed and an innate ability to provide safe care. Olga consistently strives to exceed the expectations of her patients and colleagues.


Samantha Hubert

Registered Nurse

My name is Samantha; I’m originally from Massachusetts and I received my bachelors in nursing at Rhode Island College.  I followed my dreams to become and aesthetic nurse while helping to deliver babies on the side as a labor and delivery nurse.  I’m passionate about traveling and love practicing yoga while my dog, without fail, lays on my mat for an extra challenge.


Christine Rado

Certified Surgical Technician

I enjoy the operating room because I get to be right there during the transformation, giving our patients exceptional care in the safest environment possible. I'm proud to work with such dedicated surgeons and the most amazing talented team of professionals.

I have 25 plus years of experience in the operating room as a surgical assistant, making patients have a safe and successful surgery. Making patients look and feel their best is our priority at Prime Plastic surgery. In addition I have volunteered with Interface International for 18 years to visit Mexico and assist our surgeons performing reconstructive surgery procedures on children with congenital deformities. I love how rewarding it is to see the impact this work can make on the families. When I am not working, I can be found being with my three adult kids and husband entertaining at home and working on home projects.


Daisy Jimenez

Lead Medical Assistant

I'm Daisy, Lead Medical Assistant here at Prime Plastic Surgery. I enjoy helping my beautiful patients through their recovery, and brighten the recovery process. I Have been a medical assistant now for over 15 amazing years. Patient care is my passion. I'm excited to be part of Prime Plastic Surgery. I hope to keep growing in the field of plastic surgery and on a personal level. I'm blessed to be a mommy of boys. On my free time I love spending time with my family, working out, and traveling.


Heather Bareno

Medical Assistant

I mostly work at the front desk to greet patients, schedule their next visit, and coordinate surgeries, but I can also be found at the surgery center or in the back office. I love the amount of opportunity and variety that my position gives me, no day is like the last, and I am constantly learning and doing new things. I have always had a passion to work in the medical aesthetics field, I enjoy seeing the transformation that patients go through, making them happier and more confident in themselves. I am very thankful to be a part of Prime Plastic Surgery, and to continue along this journey watching Prime grow into something bigger.


Dianna Elias

Medical Assistant

My name is Deanna, SD native and a scenery lover. I am a PCC/MA here at Prime Plastic Surgery and Med Spas. I am certified in Coolsculpting and care for patients undergoing micro-needling, or any of the treatments/procedures we offer here. Helping with people and just to make them smile and feel good about themselves has been a passion of mine and here that is fulfilled every day I work, whether it be at the spa locations or at one of our surgery centers.


Audrey Wakefield

Patient Relationship Manager

Audrey Wakefield is the Patient Relationship Manager at Prime Plastic Surgery and Med Spas! I am from Colorado, lived there all my life until 3 years ago when I made the move to Southern California to live the "California dream". I have my esthetician license in Colorado and in California. I started my career in management at cosmetic counters and quickly found that my passion was medical aesthetics and skincare more than makeup. I have worked in management for 16 years, with 8 of those years being in medical aesthetics and plastic surgery. I love helping people feel good about themselves and their appearance!


Larissa Tchaikowski

Patient Care Coordinator

My name is Larissa and I am one of the Patient Care Coordinator’s here at Prime. I was born in Brazil and have always had a passion for aesthetics, dermatology and health. I have a Bachelors in Business Management and have earned a laser technician & aesthetics certificate from the National Laser Institute in Arizona. My favorite part of our practice is our great team and our genuine care for our patients.


Meagan McVay

Patient Care Coordinator

Meagan, patient care coordinator who has been in the industry for 3 years. Meagan enjoys making each and every one of her patients feel warm at home within our clinics. You can catch her at both of our med spas or on a beach in Cabo.


Monica Segat

Medical Administrator

I welcome all patients and prepare them for their current and future appointments. What I love about my role is being able to help others. I am a certified Medical Administrator with 5years of experience in the Medical Field.


 

Dr. Tom Pousti now offers Vectra 3D simulations so patients can see what specific implant types, sizes and profiles would look like on their body.

 

A complete range of cosmetic, plastic,and reconstructive surgical procedures are available in a state-of-the-art surgical facility. Dr. Pousti and our office staff keep up to date with the most advanced procedures today. There are certain steps you should take before your consultation and after your consultation with San Diego Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Tom Pousti.

Here is what a patient had to say about our Office and Staff:

Dr. Pousti and staff,

I’m celebrating my one year breast augmentation/lift and my 8 week PO tummy tuck. After 5 kids my body wasn’t what it used to be, i had my first child when I was 17, and my 5th at 30. After my last baby i did everything i could to get my body back, but no matter how much i exercised and watched my diet I couldn’t improve my breasts or get rid of my pouch! after several consultations over the years with various PS in the OC area I had almost given up on my dream of a mommy makeover – until E found you! My BA and lift surpassed all my expectations and i couldn’t be happier! After such a positive experience with you and your staff I decided to complete my makeover and I am very pleased with my tummy tuck, I still can’t get over how flat my tummy is and I know the end result will be amazing! Working in the medical field I know the importance of a good office staff, and I want you to know that your staff is first class! I love each one of them! Dr.Pousti you are an amazing, gifted surgeon, you always make time for me and make me feel like I’m your only patient! I want to thank you so much for taking such good care of me this past year and for making my dreams come true!

 

Dr. Tom Pousti performs all surgical procedures and provides your postoperative care with the support of a highly trained staff for surgical assistance, nursing care, anesthesia and recovery. How should you choose your Plastic Surgeon?

Many of our patients are from the San Diego area, but we desire any person interested to be able to meet with Dr. Pousti and discuss the procedures that they are interested in. Dr. Pousti’s San Diego office also serves the needs of Cosmetic Surgery patients both locally and from around the world.

When you meet Dr. Pousti for the first time, he will carefully examine you and go over all aspects of the surgery. He will ask you about your expectations, and by using an extensive library of “before” and “after” photographs of previous patients, will explain what can be done. He will encourage you to speak with patients who have undergone the same procedure you are considering. ASK QUESTIONS! Before you can make an informed decision to undergo surgery, you must feel comfortable and confident. If you and the doctor agree that surgery will benefit you, you can begin a plan for the operation.

 

 

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