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The Team West Empire Aesthetics

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Mort Rizvi

M.D., F.A.C.S. & CEO

Dr. Mort Rizvi is one of the leading plastic and cosmetic surgeons in the Greater Los Angeles area, but he is also known as one of Southern California’s most versatile surgeons of any type. Dr. Rizvi is board-certified both in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is also a widely respected craniofacial, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgeon with an in-depth background in microsurgery.

His training began in medical school at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where he had also completed his undergraduate work. After that, Dr. Rizvi completed his general surgery residency in 2003 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He then went to Houston Methodist Hospital, where he finished his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery in 2006. Later, Dr. Rizvi completed a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center (also referred to as CountyUSC). He completed his craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery fellowship training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 2010. Since then, he has built a reputation for helping patients from all walks of life change their lives for the better through all types of procedures.

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Victoria Shevlot

Chief Financial Officer

Victoria Shevlot holds 9+ years of progressive management experience with staff ranging from 5-35. Victoria has served at the Manager level position in 5 medical companies and is highly attentive to the needs of the practice and its patients. Victoria marvelously operates with the highest level of ethics, integrity and confidentiality.

At West Empire, Victoria is highly knowledgable about the surgical procedures that we offer. When going through your surgical journey, Victoria will be alongside your experience during the pre-op and post-op stages.


Rocio Vargas

Surgical Coordinator

Meet Rocio Vargas, a seasoned medical professional with over two decades of dedicated service in the healthcare industry. With a wealth of experience and a diverse skill set, Rocio has been a driving force in providing comprehensive patient care and support.

For the past 20 years, Rocio has been an integral part of the medical field, significantly impacting various roles. Her expertise spans a wide range of specialties, including workers' compensation and personal injury, where she has dedicated a decade to helping individuals navigate their unique medical needs.

As a Certified Medical Assistant, over the course of a decade, she developed a deep understanding of patient care and medical assistance. Her compassion and commitment to patient well-being have always been at the forefront of her career.

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With 12 years of experience as a Surgery Scheduler, Rocio has played a crucial role in ensuring that surgical procedures run seamlessly and efficiently. Her organizational skills and attention to detail have been instrumental in coordinating complex medical operations at several renowned surgery centers.

In the complex world of insurance, Rocio's extensive 20-year background has been invaluable in assisting patients with their insurance-related needs. She understands the intricacies of insurance processes and works tirelessly to ensure that patients receive the financial support they require for their medical care.

Rocio's dedication to continuous learning is evident through her impressive array of certifications, including Casting and Splinting, Phlebotomy, EMT, and Lymphatic Drainage. These qualifications highlight her commitment to offering comprehensive care and support to her patients.

Fluent in Spanish, Rocio has the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of patients, ensuring that language is not a barrier to quality healthcare. Her linguistic skills enhance her capacity to provide culturally sensitive and patient-centered care.

One of Rocio's standout areas of expertise lies in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Her extensive knowledge in this field enables her to provide valuable insights and support to patients considering or undergoing these transformative procedures.

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Hannah Rihani


Hannah Rihani is our certified physician assistant specializing in aesthetics and injectables. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences and immediately found her calling as a Medspa PA. She has excelled in many treatment modalities and, with her experience, can create an individualized treatment plan for each patient based on their skin concerns. Consults are advised as Hannah is able to explain medical grade skin care, radio frequency, lasers, and injectables all formulated based on your skin concerns.

She is certified in all InMode and Candela machines, including Morpheus8 micro-needling and radio-frequency, Nordlys Intense Pulse Light, Fraxel skin resurfacing, and Pico-way tattoo removal, Gentle Pro Max laser hair removal, VBeam for active acne and vessel reduction, and Co2 scar and facial remodeling. In addition to performing facial balancing injectables including botox, Disport, and fillers. She enjoys building a rapport with all her patients and making them feel comfortable in their own skin. To get to know Hannah better, feel free to follow her Instagram @aestheticqueenco ! Don’t hesitate to message her with any additional questions or to book an appointment.

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Sabrina Shaya


Sabrina Shaya, a dedicated registered nurse, is a specialist in various skin treatments and injectables. Her journey into the world of aesthetics began with a burning passion for helping people look and feel their best. Sabrina's commitment to her field is evident in her extensive training and dedication to staying at the forefront of skin and beauty treatments.

In 2021, Sabrina earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from West Coast University, marking the start of her professional journey. With a thirst for knowledge and a desire to make a significant impact on her clients' lives, she wasted no time and immersed herself in the world of aesthetics.

Sabrina's impressive list of skills and qualifications includes expertise in microneedling, PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy, Morpheus, laser hair removal, tattoo removal, CO2 laser treatments, injectables, Evolve, CoolSculpting, Clear and Brilliant, and PDO threads. Her diverse skill set allows her to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns and provide tailored solutions to her clients.

What truly sets Sabrina apart is her unwavering dedication to her client’s well-being. She firmly believes in the power of aesthetic treatments to boost confidence and enhance the quality of life. Her compassionate and caring approach ensures that each client receives personalized attention and treatment plans that align with their unique goals and desires.

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Eliza Arakelian


Eliza Arakelian is our certified Registered Nurse. She received her ADN at Glendale Community College and BSN, PHN from University or Phoenix. She is our part-time employee who currently specializes in both Aesthetic Medicine at West Empire Medspa and Acute Cardiac Care at Providence Hospital. Eliza believes in focusing on the whole person when caring for her patients. She is passionate about providing the highest quality of care, while remaining mindful of her patients’ individual preferences and needs. In both work settings, Eliza is known for creating a treatment plan that provides the patient with the best possible outcomes, while ensuring the patient’s safety.

She is knowledgeable and certified in many treatment modalities, including Inmode (Morpheus), Candela (Nordlys Intense Pulse Light, Fraxel skin resurfacing, Pico-way tattoo removal, Gentle Pro Max laser hair removal, VBeam for active acne/vessel reduction, and Co2 scar/facial remodeling, Intima), and Skinpen (micro-needling w/ or w/o PRP). Eliza also is trained and certified in all forms of injectable’s, including Botox, Dysport, PRP, Exosomes, Sculptra, QWO, Juvederm and Restylane Fillers. During her consults, Eliza will work with you to address your concerns and enhance your natural beauty! To follow her journey, check out her Instagram @nursearak!

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Abigail Castillo-Perea

Spanish Patient Care Coordinator

Abigail Castillo-Perea began her professional journey as a NICU nurse before transitioning into the aesthetics world more than 7 years ago. Abi holds an extensive background in the healthcare realm. Her passion is helping others and guiding them through their transformation journey.

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Cindy Aleman

Front Desk Receptionist

Cindy is a seasoned medical assistant with over a decade of experience, having worked in various medical offices. Her journey led her to discover a deep passion for the transformative power of plastic surgery procedures in uplifting individuals' spirits and enhancing their confidence.

Driven by her love for beauty and her desire to make a positive impact, Cindy transitioned her career towards specializing in plastic surgery. She is committed to staying at the forefront of advancements in the field, continuously expanding her knowledge and skillset to offer the highest level of care to her patients.

Cindy's dedication to learning is evident in her pursuit of excellence. She approaches each day with enthusiasm and a genuine eagerness to acquire new insights and techniques. Her unwavering drive and dedication ensure that she remains at the cutting edge of her profession, providing compassionate and personalized care to all those she serves.

With a wealth of experience and a genuine passion for her work, Cindy is dedicated to helping individuals achieve their aesthetic goals and regain confidence in their appearance. Her commitment to excellence and unwavering compassion make her a trusted and invaluable member of the plastic surgery community.


Jessica Melgoza

Front Desk Receptionist

Jessica is the welcoming face of West Empire, serving as the front desk receptionist with professionalism and warmth. With four years of experience in the Medical aesthetic field, she brings a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to customer service honed through previous roles in hospitality and customer care.

Fluent in both English and Spanish, Jessica ensures effective communication with patients from diverse backgrounds. Her dedication to ensuring every individual feels valued and respected is evident in her attentive care, whether tending to small groups or larger gatherings of 50+.

Driven by her passion for helping others, Jessica prioritizes customer satisfaction above all else. Drawing from her experience at two previous medical spas, she understands the importance of organization and efficiency in maintaining a productive work environment. Her commitment to continuous learning and excellence ensures that she remains a valuable asset to West Empire, dedicated to providing exceptional service and support to all patients.


Miguel De La Rosa

Digital Marketing Manager

Miguel De La Rosa is a young and driven individual who is actively involved in consumer advocacy. Miguel recently graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Consumer Affairs. Over the past four years, Miguel has successfully led three non-profit organizations and served in a total of 4 Director-level positions. Currently, Miguel is proudly advocating for community development as Planning Commissioner for his hometown.

At West Empire, Miguel hones in his creative abilities along with his passion for photography to curate content across West Empire’s digital platforms. Furthermore, Miguel is also our medical Photographer, he will be archiving and keeping track of your progress! Follow us on Instagram to view the content that Miguel produces along with the marvelous team at West Empire Aesthetics!

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