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Neal Handel, MD FACS

Neal Handel, MD, a board certified Plastic Surgeon, has been in practice in Southern California for 41 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in 1969, where he graduated with honors. He received his MD from Yale University in 1973. Handel did his general surgery training at UCLA and Tulane, and completed his residency in plastic surgery at the University of Colorado Medical Center. Dr. Handel underwent fellowship training in England and Scotland prior to entering practice in Los Angeles in 1980.

As a Clinical Professor at UCLA School of Medicine, he is actively involved in training young surgeons. A well-known leader in the field, Dr. Handel is often invited to lecture at professional meetings throughout the United States and around the world; he has performed live surgery demonstrations at the prestigious Baker Gordon Symposium in Miami, FL., as well as at plastic surgery meetings in Korea, China and Russia.

Dr. Handel has written more than 60 articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals, authored twelve chapters in medical textbooks and coedited a major new textbook Problems in Breast Surgery – A Repair Manual published in 2014. For 17 years Handel was co-director of The Breast Center, a multidisciplinary group practice devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of breast disorders. During this time Dr. Handel gained extensive experience in various facets of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast. In addition to perfecting his skills in breast surgery, Dr. Handel has maintained a busy cosmetic surgery practice, performing hundreds of cosmetic operations of the eyelids, nose and face as well as body contouring procedures including abdominoplasty, liposuction and fat grafting. He is often interviewed for newspaper and magazine articles and was featured in a ten-part documentary on plastic surgery broadcast on The Learning Channel and the Discovery Health Channel.

Dr. Handel has received numerous citations for excellence. He was selected in 2006 by CMagazine as one of the “ten best” plastic surgeons in California, was selected by Los Angeles Magazine (based on peer recommendations from other physicians) as one of Los Angeles’s “Super Doctors” for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019; Dr. Handel was also listed by “Super Doctors” as a top doctor for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and chosen for inclusion on the prestigious “Castle Connolly Top Doctor” list for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Valerie Montealegre, RN

As Chief Aesthetic Nurse at Serving Beauty Co, she employs the most innovative and uplifting treatments available.  Her ultimate goal is to help each patient discover and enhance their own natural beauty, so they can confidently live out their dreams.
 
In a career spanning over a decade, Valerie has guided countless patients toward a more fulfilling life.  Her extensive medical education and diverse work in the beauty industry have made her an invaluable resource for her clients.  In her current role, she and her colleagues aim to combine these passions to provide top-notch service to all clients who would like to improve their sense of wellness.  Individuals who trust Valerie can expect an experience that will truly transform their lives.
Valerie Montealegre believes that every human body is a work of art.  No matter what a patient’s body type, she understands that everyone has the right to feel happy, healthy, and beautiful.

Bridget Adams , BSN

 

Bridget Adams received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from California State University, Domiguez Hills and is currently working on her Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Upon graduating college with honors she began her career in a variety of different healthcare settings, the last 10 years in critical care, now she has shifted gears and began working in medical aesthetics.
It was there she discovered the diverse world and love of aesthetic medicine and started to expand her knowledge and skills. Her clients expect nothing less than perfection, it is her precision and eye for detail, professionalism, and passionate way of delivering superior care every time.
Bridget made her way into the industry not only because it made her happy, but because she knew that through it, she could make others happy as well. Her calm demeanor and presence helps the patient feel safe, comfortable and relaxed.
Her overall goal is to to combine art and science to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit, ensuring every patient feels amazing and confident.

Maria C. Gonzales

A serial entrepreneur,  has been nationally recognized for her innate ability to scale businesses through innovative use of social media as well as traditional marketing methods.  She has been awarded the President’s Cup three times while building successful operations in diverse industries including real estate, cannabis, and telecommunications.  Maria’s natural leadership ability has made her an integral part of every operation she has been a part of.  She looks forward to staying at the forefront of the beauty industry by providing affordable, world class services to the countless women who rely on her expertise.

Maria has dedicated her professional life to giving women the confidence and guidance they need to succeed in every aspect of their lives.  Whether she is helping them achieve their health and wellness goals, excel in their professional careers, or achieve the body of their dreams, her diverse life and work experiences make her an invaluable resource.  Her latest business venture is the cumulation of years of devotion to physical fitness, including significant time spent as a personal trainer, and competitive body building with the NPC and WBFF Federations.  With Serving Beauty Co, Maria has launched an ambitious, cutting edge enterprise that will help women live their best possible lives.