Los Gatos / San Jose

San Mateo

Board Certified By The American Board of
Plastic Surgery
Board Certified, Fellowship Trained

Our Staff

Megan – Practice Development Manager

Megan is the Practice Development Manager for Liu Plastic Surgery. In this position, Megan oversees operations for all site locations. Megan brings almost 15 years of plastic surgery industry experience to our team, excelling in all aspects of practice management from patient care to business operations. Originally from Chicago, Megan now lives in the Sacramento area. In her free time, she loves to travel, see live music, and explore new areas to hike and camp.

Noel – Patient Care Coordinator/Aesthetician

NoelNoel is a Licensed Medical Aesthetician and CoolSculpt Coordinator at Liu Plastic Surgery. Noel is a highly skilled skin care specialist and began her aesthetics career in the MedSpa industry where she quickly discovered her passion for advanced medical treatments including facial treatments, chemical peels, acne treatments, and injectables (such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM®). In addition, she performs almost all of the CoolSculpting® treatments at Liu Plastic Surgery. With over 8 years of customer service experience, she is constantly striving to help her patients become better educated about medical grade aesthetic treatments, products, and non-surgical body contouring in order to help them achieve their personal goals. In her free time, Noel enjoys spending time with her family and dog, traveling, and outdoor activities such as hiking and stand up paddle boarding.

Jenn – Patient Concierge

Jenn works on our Patient Concierge team supporting our multiple locations. She grew up in the Sacramento area where she still resides. Jenn has a diverse professional background and years of marketing and customer support experience in the aesthetic industry. Her passion for aesthetic procedures and skincare are always demonstrated through her knowledge, energy and attitude. She thrives off helping create a wonderful experience for our patients at Liu Plastic Surgery. In her free time she loves to adventure and travel the world, dine at the array of farm-to-fork restaurants in her city, and spend time with her goldendoodle, Bodie.


Lorena – Aesthetician

Lorena is an Aesthetician at our SVIA Medspa in San Mateo. Lorena entered the skincare field nearly twenty five years ago, acquiring her aesthetician’s license from Cendec School in Santiago, Chile in 1984. Once she moved to California, Lorena then obtained her aesthetician’s license in 1990 from De Loux Skin Care School in San Mateo. Lorena has extensive experience in the aesthetics and medical spa industry. She loves connecting with her clients and giving her personal attention to their needs. Lorena believes that investing in your skin is a benefit that will last a lifetime. In her free time, Lorena loves to connect with nature and music.


Carmen – Medical Assistant

Carmen is the medical assistant at Liu Plastic Surgery. Carmen brings a wealth on knowledge with her 16 years of experience working with patients. She assists the surgeons with all in-office procedures, such as breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery. Carmen’s favorite aspect of her job is getting to know the patients and helping them through their recovery. She is always happy and upbeat and makes everyone smile. In her spare time, Carmen spends time with her husband of 14 years and her 3 boys. She enjoys reading and going to the beach.

Lauren – Patient Concierge/Medical Assistant

Lauren helps support our practice as a Patient Concierge and Medical Assistant in our Los Gatos and San Mateo locations. Lauren is a Bay Area native and graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.S. in Neuroscience. Lauren is looking to further her career and become a Nurse Practitioner but, in the meantime, Lauren’s professionalism, attention to detail, and genuine passion for patient care is the perfect addition to our practice and for our patients. In her spare time, Lauren likes to stay active with softball, basketball, martial arts, and Crossfit!

Nicole – Physician Assistant

Nicole grew up on the East Coast and went to University of Florida for undergraduate studies – majoring in nutrition sciences. After graduation, she moved to NYC and received her Physician Assistant training and credentials from Rutgers University School of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. She worked at New York Presbyterian Hospital at Cornell Medical Center and has extensive experience in neurosurgery and vascular surgery. In 2012, Nicole and her family moved to the Bay Area and they have been living in Los Gatos ever since. Prior to joining Liu Plastic Surgery in 2020, Nicole was an essential part of the surgical teams at Stanford and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys an active lifestyle chasing her 3 year old twin boys around, hiking, yogalates and running.

Katie – Aesthetic Nurse

Katie comes to Liu Plastic Surgery with an extremely strong background as a pediatric ICU nurse. Although new to plastic surgery, Katies unique set of nursing skills are extremely well suited to non-invasive aesthetic procedures. Her curiosity makes her super excited about learning and mastering new things! She is originally from New Hampshire but ended up in California after a nursing travel assignment. Katie met her husband in California and has lived here ever since. Katie’s energy and optimism is contagious and her patients love her.


Allie – Aesthetician

Allie has been working within the aesthetic industry for over 5+ years performing treatments and has also worked as a Patient Care Coordinator.  She is an expert in advanced medical grade skincare treatments, HydraFacial, chemical peels, and individualized skincare regimens. Allie is extremely comprehensive in her approach, addressing the total health and well-being of your skin and is devoted to finding the most effective technologies and treatments available to ensure the best possible results for her patients. Allie takes pride in being a ZO Skin Health Expert and is deeply passionate about the line. She strives to help everyone feel beautiful and confident in their own skin. Allie also performs CoolSculpting and CoolTone treatments, having attended multiple advanced training sessions at CoolSculpting headquarters. When Allie is not in the office pampering our patients, she enjoys spending her time with friends and family and being active outside with her dog.

Yen – Medical Assistant

Our Medical Assistant, Yen, joins SVIA Plastic Surgery from San Diego.  Bringing over 4 years of medical assisting, Yen has experience in pediatrics, adult medicine, and dermatology.  Eventually, Yen hopes to become an aesthetic registered nurse.  You’ll find Yen shopping with her friends and trying the best new restaurants around town during her free time.


Laura – Patient Concierge

Laura is part of the Patient Concierge team at SVIA Plastic Surgery.  She greets every patient across all locations and helps navigate them through their aesthetic journey in our office.  Laura grew up in LA county and has a long standing career in luxury hospitality and customer service. Her genuine care for people and curiosity to explore many different fields of customer service has gotten her to lead our Patient Concierge team.  In her spare time,  she can be found at a Dodger game, getting lost in a good book or movie, writing music, singing, and spending quality time with her husband and their dog/child Lexi.

Karishma – Medical Assistant

Karishma was born and raised in Sacramento.  She graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Psychobiology and hopes to further her education and attend PA school in the future. Outside of her passion for medicine and helping others, she enjoys cooking, painting, and dancing. Karishma has a large surrounding of friends and family who she loves spending time with and traveling with any chance she gets.

Kelly – Patient Care Coordinator

Kelly is the Patient Care Coordinator at SVIA Plastic Surgery bringing over 20 years of experience in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery in the Bay Area. Our patients love Kelly for her caring, empathetic and compassionate personality and her passion for our industry. While offering support to all of our patients to reach their aesthetic goals, Kelly has developed specialized guidance and care to our transgender community.  during her free time, you can find Kelly spending time with her dogs, family, and friends. She also loves to cook, bake, photography, sewing, tennis, hiking, and kayaking in her free time.

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