Meet Our Surgeons and Staff

Dr. Sam Assassa, M.D.

Dr. Sam Assassa, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Assassa's skill in his chosen profession, and his excellent patient communication and care has led to his having many high profile clients. Dr. Assassa has treated many celebrities from all over the world.

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Dr. John Compoginis, M.D.

Dr. John Compoginis, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. John Compoginis, MD is a double board certified surgeon who has successfully completed a general surgery residency and a second residency in plastic & reconstructive surgery.

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Dr. Joseph Bivens, M.D.

Dr. Joseph Bivens, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Joseph Bivens, MD is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in a full range of cosmetic procedures and Mommy Makeovers.

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Dr. Rakhesh Guttikonda, DO

Dr. Rakhesh Guttikonda, DO

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Rakhesh Guttikonda, DO specializes in a full range of cosmetic procedures and Mommy Makeovers

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Dr. Gary Takowsky, M.D.

Dr. Gary Takowsky, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Gary Takowsky is very experienced at performing a full suite of cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures.

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Dr. Heidi Regenass, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Heidi Regenass, M.D., is a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, CA who specializes in awake liposuction and fat transfer techniques, including Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBLs) and natural breast augmentation.

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Rod Davis

Rod Davis

Practice Administrator at Pacific Lipo

Rodney Davis is the manager of Pacific Liposculpture. After 9 years of surgical experience, he deeply understands the needs of every patient.

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Stefani

Stefani

Front Office Manager/Patient Coordinator

Stefani has been with our company since the very beginning. As a San Diego native, she has strong ties to our community. Stefani can make recommendations from the best fishing lakes to the most secluded beach spots - but her passion is helping her cosmetic surgery patients have the best experience possible.

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Paula

Paula

Patient Coordinator/Certified Nursing Assistant

Paula was born in the beautiful country of Brazil. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant who is fluent in Portuguese and currently learning Spanish. Paula is a compassionate perfectionist who approaches every task in a detail-oriented and organized manner.

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Alexandria Felix

Alexandria Felix

Certified Medical Assistant

Alexandria “Alex” Felix is a Certified Medical Assistant with over 7 years of experience. Alex floats from assisting with surgical procedures, lab/blood draws, receptionist services, and important administrative tasks. Alex enjoys cooking, reading, and telling funny stories that may or may not be true.

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Dedaar

Dedaar "Dee"

Receptionist/Patient Coordinator

Dedaar "Dee" is one of the first faces that our patients see when arriving to our office and oftentimes the last as they are leaving. She is a San Diego native who seems to know something about anything San Diego. Our clients and team members love Dee and you will too!

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Amanda P.

Amanda P.

Patient Coordinator

Amanda is one of our lead Patient Coordinators in both our Beverly Hills location and San Diego locations. She is one of the kindest, most competent people you will ever meet in a cosmetic surgery practice.

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