Meet the Staff

Our Staff – Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery

Each member of Dr. Savalia’s staff is a highly-qualified individual with experience and knowledge concerning aesthetic surgical procedures. With a state-of-the-art plastic surgery facility in Orange County and Los Angeles County, our goal is to deliver the best start-to-finish care for our patients, which includes providing a warm and comfortable atmosphere that is both welcoming and relaxing. After visiting Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery, you’ll understand why so many of our patients feel that while in our care, they’re among friends.

Annel Salas

Office Manager / Surgical Coordinator

Annel was first attracted to NBCPS because of the extremely high value they place on patient care. Over her 18 year career in the medical field, outstanding patient care has always been her number one priority. As Patient Coordinator, Annel loves making every patient feel special and well taken care of. Knowing that she can make a difference in every aspect of their care—from appointment facilitation to surgery scheduling, from insurance authorizations to
pre- and post-care instructions—gives her great satisfaction.

Annel is also responsible for all front office operations when it comes to hiring, training and evaluating staff. She keeps her skills current by attending courses at Saddleback College.

When at home, Annel enjoys pool-time with her family, as well as working out, weight lifting and checking out trending restaurants and movies.

Amber Quevedo

Medical Assistant

As a key member of the team, Amber’s role is to assist Dr. Savalia during all of his in-office medical procedures. In addition, Amber assists in the post-operative care of patients who need suture or drain removal after surgery, or other minor care. Amber’s background as a front office manager in a busy Medical Spa as well as an intern at UCI Medical Center in Family Practice, OBGYN & Pediatrics has helped her to realize that she receives the greatest joy in working directly with patients—especially in the field of Plastic Surgery. Amber loves seeing happy patients come back on their post-op visits with increased confidence. Patients in her care are highly impressed by her diligent follow-up regimen and attention to detail.

In her spare time, Amber enjoys spending time with her active 7 year old daughter—attending softball games and embarking on weekend hikes together.

Alexa Headley

Medical Assistant

Alexa enjoys being the first person everyone sees when they walk into our practice. She loves making every patient feel welcome, well taken care of and at complete ease with their visit. She strives to have both a “gentle heart” and “gentle hand” as she performs her role scheduling appointments, obtaining insurance authorizations, and handling patient phone calls, questions and overall care. She wants patients to know they are not alone and that the entire team is here to help, 24/7.

Alexa obtained her Medical Assistants Certificate from Westwood College and has passed her boards to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Previously with a local med spa for 2 years, she has joined Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery and Dr. Savalia’s team because she finds the variety of surgeries and cosmetic procedures performed here extremely interesting and exciting. She thrives on being in a fast paced environment where dramatic transformations in people’s lives happen every day. What she finds most rewarding about her role is the difference that she and her team members can make in the lives of patients. Alexa loves seeing patients happy with their results and the new confidence they radiate when they return to the office for follow up visits.

Alexa has developed a broad knowledge of all our skin care products and would love to share her insights the next time you are in the office.

When out of the office, Alexa enjoys spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

Kacey Horton

Patient Coordinator

Throughout her 10-year career in the medical field, Kacey Horton has performed a wide range of roles and has gained experience in practice operations, customer service and patient care. Her career journey has including positions in OBGYN, Dermatology and Plastic Surgery practices–working with medical records, insurance verifications, front office operations (lead), and patient coordination.

Kacey enjoys working in the plastic surgery setting because she gets to see aesthetic patients achieve their cosmetic goals. At the same time, she can also be there to help breast reconstruction patients, becoming a vital member of their care team.

I find it very rewarding helping patients through each step of their surgery and seeing their process along the way. It is a priority for me to make them feel at home and comfortable every time they walk into our office. I love going the extra step for patients…taking the time to learn their stories and to put a smile on their faces.

Kacey’s responsibilities at Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery include authorizing insurances, coordinating patient surgeries, and handling patient questions and needs.

Originally from Arizona, Kacey enjoys spending time with her fiancé and her French Bull dog, Koufax at the beach. In addition, Kacey excels at maintaining a healthy lifestyle through weightlifting in the gym.

Sno Hanson

Medical Billing

I have been working with Dr. Savalia since February of 2009. I’m responsible for billing and processing medical insurance claims on his behalf. I handle the billing and verification processes of all procedure and diagnosis codes prior to claim submission and follow up. Although I work with many physicians of various specialties, Dr. Savalia is one of my favorites to work with! In my spare time I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with my grandchildren.