Plastic Surgery Staff Tallahassee
Kristen Snyder Costa, P.A.-C
Kristen has been with Southeastern Plastic Surgery since it first opened. She earned her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville and received her Bachelors in Nursing from Florida State University in Tallahassee.
She specializes in facial sculpting, chemical brow lifts, improvement of facial lines and wrinkles, lip enhancement and removal of fat under the chin through the use of Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Kybella, and injectable fillers including: Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Volbella, Voluma, Belotero, Radiesse and Sculptra.
Kristen was selected to be a certified national trainer (ACE Trainer) for Allergan for Botox, injectable fillers and Kybella based on her experience and appropriate use of the products. She has trained dermatologists, plastic surgeons, nurses and other healthcare providers through these educational interventions. Kristen is the leader for injectables in her professional society and was part of the Juvederm Experience Trial, which involved a group of practitioners with expertise in facial aesthetics and allowed her to use the product in advance of nationwide availability.
Her high patient volume has advanced Southeastern Plastic Surgery’s practice to the Platinum Plus level with Allergan Partner Privileges, the only one in Tallahassee and the surrounding area. Kristen is also an internationally known speaker in the field of aesthetic injectables.
Kristen is the treasurer for the national Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and serves as the liaison between the ASPS and the American Academy of Physician Assistants, representing all Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants in the country.
She is a current House of Delegates member with the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She was the past Secretary for the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. She is also a member of Christian Medical and Dental Association. She is a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee and is licensed in the State of Florida as a Physician Assistant as well as a Registered Nurse.
As a nurse, she worked in the operating room at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for four years and became the Neurosurgery Clinical Coordinator. She was the Organ Transplant Coordinator for Tallahassee and also has experience working with the Southeast Tissue Alliance and the North Florida Lions Eye Bank.
She is an active alumni member in her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, as well as the current finance advisor for the FSU chapter. In addition, she also serves on the Board at Young Actors Theatre and sings in the Lifeteen Band, a contemporary Christian band.
Amy Johnson, R.N.
Director of Surgical Services
Amy joined Southeastern Plastic Surgery in 2004 with more than 13 years of experience in a variety of healthcare settings, including 10 years in an outpatient surgery setting. She is a graduate of Florida State University in Tallahassee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
Under her guidance, the surgery suite was opened in September 2004, providing an onsite setting for a variety of plastic and reconstructive procedures.
Amy enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three children. Her hobbies include singing, going to the beach and amusement parks.
Rebekah joined Southeastern Plastic Surgery in the summer of 2007 with more than 8 years of experience in plastic surgery. From your initial cosmetic or reconstructive consultation appointment until the time of your surgery, Rebekah will be your personal liaison between you, the patient, and your physician. She will be there for you every step of the way answering questions, helping you schedule and finance your surgery and assisting you while you make your important pre-operative decisions.
She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga with a Bachelors Degree in Human Ecology. Rebekah spends her free time with her husband and children.
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With over 25 years of medical billing experience and joined Southeastern Plastic Surgery in 2000.
Cindy has been a resident of Tallahassee for 35 years. In her free time, she enjoys camping with her husband and spending time at the beach.
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Annie Nelson, L.P.N.
Licensed Skin Care Professional
Annie joined Southeastern Plastic Surgery team in Tallahassee in November 2003. Annie has over 19 years in the field of cosmetology and has advanced training with the OBAGI Skin Care System. In addition, she has specialized training with the Physicians Choice chemical peels. She completed her nursing degree at Lively Technical Center in Tallahassee, FL. in 1992. She previously received a cosmetology degree in 1985. Annie comes to Southeastern Plastic Surgery with more than seven years experience in cosmetic plastic surgery.
She is available for skin care consultations to evaluate and recommend treatment plans to fit the client’s needs as well as provide any needed additional care. Annie attends Better Life Community Church, has two incredible boys and enjoys spending time cooking, fishing and have fun with them.
Virginia joined Southeastern Plastic Surgery team in November 2009. She has more than 28 years of experience in the medical arena.
Virginia enjoys spending quality time with her, husband, two kids, family members and friends.
During football season there house serves as a bed & breakfast for out of town friends and family members. She enjoys reading and spending time at the beach.
Sharla Deanda, R.N.
A native of Tallahassee, Sharla attended Florida State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. After many years in the field, she joined our practice in 2006, working as a surgical nurse in Southeastern Plastic Surgery’s outpatient surgery center. During her tenure with the practice, Sharla gained vast knowledge of medical grade skin care which she integrates into aesthetic nursing. She draws upon her experience and training to offer top of the line, results oriented, skin care regimens to meet the needs of her clientele with a concentration on the Obagi® Skin Care System. Sharla has advanced training in miraDry®, sclerotherapy for spider veins, effective skin analysis and developing individualized treatment plans for aged, acne, rosacea and pigmented skin. She utilizes the most up-to-date techniques for skin rejuvenation such as: chemical peels, micro-dermabrasion, dermaplaning, customized facials, and microneedling.