Our Orange County Plastic Surgeons and Specialists

Facial Aesthetic Concepts is proud to have been serving the Orange County and Los Angeles area since 1980. FAC is an award winning cosmetic surgery center with our double-board certified facial plastic and plastic surgeons who are exclusively trained in facial, breast and body plastic surgery. Facial plastic surgery which includes a facelift, microlifts, browlift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty and otoplasty, as well as “mommy make-overs” are some of the core competencies of our surgical team.

Facial Aesthetic Concepts uses only the latest facial rejuvenation techniques and technologies. From laser treatments and facial fillers to established skin care products, our facial plastic surgeons and dermatologic specialists will educate and recommend the most effective rejuvenation options that will meet your individual needs.

Whether you are interested in aesthetic surgery or simply improving your skin tone, repairing or preventing sun damage, enhancing your skin’s health or simply smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, Facial Aesthetic Concepts offers the best tools to address any aesthetic concern.

Dr. Richard Gangnes

Dr. Gangnes is a double board certified facial cosmetic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience specializing in facelift plastic surgery. Dr. Gangnes is a graduate of the Washington University School of Medicine ranked #3 in the nation in 2006 by U.S. News.

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Sharon Christopher, PA-C

Sharon is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with over 28 years of experience. Sharon started her medical career as a Registered Nurse and then continued on with her education to become a Physician Assistant.

As a Physician Assistant, Sharon has experience in various specialty areas of medicine and surgery. She spent many years as the Chief PA of a large cardiac surgery group in Reading, Pennsylvania. Sharon was also the Chief Physician Assistant of the cardiac surgery / cardiac transplant team at the prestigious Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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Cassandra Macasieb, RN

Cassandra is a Registered Nurse specializing in facial and body aesthetic treatments for the past 4 years. She went to Santa Monica City College for her AND. She started her career in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills in a luxury medical spa, training with distinguished aesthetic physicians and surgeons.

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Nikki Bahash Reynolds, Managing Medical Esthetician

Nikki is a licensed Esthetician and Permanent Makeup Artist. Her passion for skin care started at a very young age. After graduating from high school in 2003 she began studying at The Paul Mitchell Skin Academy in Costa Mesa, CA. Their advanced skin care program, developed in alliance with The International Dermal Institute, helped her master classic professional techniques, speed waxing, customized treatment protocols and ingredient technology. She honed her skills at a medical laser center and a salon in Orange County before joining Facial Aesthetic Concepts in 2005.

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Nadia Bahash, Medical Esthetician

Nadia is a Board Certified Medical Esthetician who has always had a passion for skin care. her journey began at The University of California of San Marcos where she was studying bio-chemistry. After studying the anatomy and changes of the skin, Nadia realized she wanted to pursue a career that allowed her to help teach and develop ways for her patients to transform their skin. Nadia studied her aesthetics course at Salon Success Academy in Corona, California, where she mastered skin analysis, European facial techniques, body waxing, chemical peels, and electric modalities. Nadia was awarded a Certification of Excellence from the Dermal Institute.

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Mary Granger, Medical Esthetician

Mary has been in the skin care industry over 10 years. She is a Board Certified Medical Aesthetician, Licensed Permanent Make-up Artist Specializing in CIT/Microneedling, and is certified in Coolsculpting, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Exfoliation, Facial & Body Waxing, Eclectic Modalities. Starting out as a front desk manager she wanted to do more to help patients and to do that she had to move from behind the desk and work in the treatment room.

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Alissa Stevens, LVN, Medical Esthetician

Alissa Stevens is both a Board Certified Licensed Esthetician and Board Certified Licensed Vocational Nurse who has been practicing in Orange County for over 6 years. Alissa began her medical career with a focus in aesthetics and the belief that the key to being the best possible Esthetician lies in the continuous improvement of her skills in the dynamic field of aesthetics.

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Teresa Conter, Surgical Patient Advisor

Teresa attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising for Marketing and Merchandising. After having her first daughter, Teresa decided to change paths as she was always intrigued with the health of the skin, skin care regimens, and products. Upon establishing this love for skin care, Teresa went to Paul Mitchell Skin Academy where she became Board Certified as an Esthetician in 2008.

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Jodi Reynolds, Patient Advisor

Jodi has over 15 years of experience working in the aesthetics field and has been with Facial Aesthetic Concepts since 2012 as an Patient Advisor in our Rancho Santa Margarita location. Jodi’s strengths and knowledge base are in administration, treatment plans, patient coordinating, sales and management.

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Simone Smith, Patient Advisor

Simone is a native of Brazil, but moved to Southern California over 20 years ago. She attended Orange Coast College where she further enhanced her business as well as attended Dermalogica International Dermal Institute, in which her knowledge and skills have been an asset to the team.

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