Clinical Team

Abbey Helton, BSN, RN, CPSN, CANS

Abbey Helton, BSN, RN CAbbey’s extensive training in nursing and natural people skills make her an invaluable asset to both our practice and our patients. She is a key point of communication and an integral part of the support mechanism patients enjoy while in our care.

Diploma of Health Sciences (Ontario, Canada): 1992
Bachelor of Science in Nursing:
2000

Certifications:

  • Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse
  • Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Certified Injector through American Society of Aesthetics Plastic Surgery
  • Facial Didactic
  • Advanced Dermal Filler

Continuing Education Focus:

  • Injectable Courses (2004 – present)
  • Medical Skin Care (2003 – present)
  • Program Chair- SPSSCS- New York 2013
  • Past President for the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists
  • Task Force member for the American Society of Plastic Surgery Nurses in the creation of Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Exam
  • Director of Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board 2016-2018
  • Author “Skin Chapter” – Core Curriculum Plastic Surgical Nursing Textbook. 4th & 5th Edition

Abbey joined the practice in 1999 after seven years of critical care nursing. She performs non-invasive cosmetic and medical skin procedures and is our lead consultant for prescription-based skin care.

Molly Hundley, BSN, RN

Molly Hundley, BSN, RNMolly joined our practice in 2008 after previous experience in Ambulatory Care, Critical Care and Private Practice environment. She has gained a wealth of experience in plastic surgery and medical skin care. Her warm and caring nature makes her a valuable part of our team educating our patients, preparing them and assisting the doctors in surgery.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 1995

Certifications:

  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support

Molly’s primary focus at Banis Plastic Surgery is working alongside our surgeons in all treatment room settings. She formerly educates and prepares our patient for treatment and surgery.

“I am so proud to be a part of such an experienced, warm and knowledgeable team that feels more like family than coworkers. I think this is clearly reflected in the way we make patients feel from the moment they walk through our doors! I enjoy the people I meet and the challenges, concerns, and desires that each patient brings. It is such a rewarding experience to be a part of guiding them through their plan of care, achieve their goals, and help feel confident about themselves.”

Michelle Welch, BSN, RN

Michelle Welch, BSN, RNMichelle joined Banis Plastic Surgery in 2014. She came from the San Francisco Bay area with over 15 years of Plastic Surgery experience. Michelle’s detailed nature makes her a perfect fit for Banis Plastic Surgery and an asset to our team. She was apart of the training team for Zeltiq, (the original launching company of CoolSculpting), as a Certified Trainer. Michelle has recently been sought out by Allergan to become a member of Allergan Speaker faculty teaching Master classes around the country.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree: 2002

Certifications:

  • Certified CoolSculpting Instructor
  • Certified CoolSculpting by CoolSculpting University
  • Certified CoolSculpting by Bodify Academy
  • Progressive Aesthetic Learning Essential to Technical Expertise (PALETTE) Level III, by Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Coolsculpting Faculty Team: 2021

Continuing Education:

  • CoolSculpting: 2010- present
  • Injectable courses: 2014- present
  • Medical Skin Care: 2014- present

Leslie Harris, BSN

Leslie Harris, BSNLeslie joined Banis Plastic Surgery in 2009. She assists our surgeons by educating and guiding our surgical patients through their treatment plan and surgical pathway. She provides education and support in answering all of their questions. Her attention to detail keeps our surgical schedule full and busy.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree: 1997

“I enjoy working with such an excellent team of physicians and staff. I look forward to seeing and growing relations with our wonderful patients every day.”

 

Kelly Isaacs, Licensed Esthetician

Kelly Isaacs, Licensed EstheticianKelly joined Banis Plastic Surgery in 2020 with over 9 years of experience in the skin care industry. Her natural people skills and caring way provides her a great ability to assist clients on their journey to healthy and beautiful skin. One of Kelly’s specialties is customizing a personalized skin care plan through products and skin care procedures best suited for everyone that she spends time within our practice. Kelly also performs CoolSculpting treatments as our CoolSculpting Specialist.

Licensed Esthetician: 2018

Continuing Education:

  • Medical Skin Care

“I love working with clients and having the ability to truly make a difference in their skin with the products and services I recommend for them. It is not just making their skin look better but healthier as well. Having a team of nurses and surgeons to work along side of, allows me the ability to support our clients achieve the best outcomes possible and reaching their optimal goals.”

Cayla Sweets

Cayla SweetsCayla joined Banis Plastic Surgery in 2021. She comes with over 10 years of experience. Cayla’s thoughtful, detailed nature makes her a great addition to our clinical team as she schedules surgeries, guides patients along their surgical path.

Associates degree in Management: 2012

Certifications:

  • Certified Medical Assistant – 2018
  • Certified Basic Life Support

“I love working at Banis Plastic Surgery! The team-oriented work atmosphere is like nothing I have every experienced before. One of my favorite aspects is having the opportunities to have one on one personal time with patients. Not only building relationships with our patients, but having better understanding on how to best serve their expectations and overall experience.”

Carin Kraus

Carin KrausCarin joined Banis Plastic Surgery in 2017. Carin is a great asset to our team with over 15 years of skin care experience. She is able to educate our patients on skin care needs and opportunities. She also is a clinical assistant to our surgeons and clinical team helping the flow of our day.

Bachelor of Science in Communication: 1991

Continuing Education:

  • Medical Skin Care

“I am proud to say I work here. We care about each other as a team, which makes coming to work fun! Working here is about more than just “the face” and we certainly can enhance someone’s quality of life. When I come into the office, I know I am not going to have a sad day. Our patients typically come for happy reasons: to feel prettier and feel better about themselves. Any kind of surgery or procedure can make most people nervous. Now that I am working on the clinical side, I feel that I can help our patients feel more comfortable and that they are being cared for by the BEST hands possible!”

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