Mort Rizvi plastic surgeon

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.

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.

Michele Chahine

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Michele Messiah Chahine, PA-C is a Board Certified Physician Assistant specializing in dermatology and medical aesthetics. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies at Western University of Health Sciences and holds a degree in Psychology-Biology from UCLA.

Her specialties include administering medical grade injectables such as neurotoxins, dermal fillers, PDO threads in a very natural way. As she trained and still works in Beverly Hills, CA she has injected many celebrities. She had to learn the fine art of using medical grade injectables in a natural way that is undetectable under the harsh high definition lights on camera. As she became an aesthetic trainer in 2017, she mastered her craft at a superior level. She went on to train numerous physicians and nurses in the aesthetic field. After using specialized techniques she gained over the last 10 years, observing other master injectors and attending numerous aesthetic conferences; she was able to offer the best of the natural look with injectables to her celebrity clientele.

Kayla Bodden

Patient Care Coordinator

Kayla Bodden began her career in the medical field in her home town of Baltimore, Maryland. There she gained her knowledge and quickly found her love for cosmetic surgery and the beauty industry. She has held many management positions at some of the top plastic surgery offices in Beverly Hills. She is highly skilled in sales and patient care and is here to hold the patients hand throughout their surgery journey from start to finish.

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.

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 staff at West Empire Aesthetics!