South Bay Plastic Surgeons

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Meet the Staff

Dr. Spenler, Dr. Jewell, Dr. Newman, Dr. Burrell, and the staff of South Bay Plastic Surgeons and The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons continuously strive to offer the best in patient care and expert results at our plastic surgery practice in Torrance, CA. Whether you live in Manhattan Beach, Lakewood, or another South Bay community, this is your opportunity to meet all of the people who support our surgeons and aid them in providing their unique combination of personal care and surgical expertise.

If you would like to learn more about our plastic surgery staff, request a consultationrequest a consultation online at South Bay Plastic Surgeons or call us at (310) 784-0644 and we will schedule your appointment.

South Bay Plastic Surgeons Staff


Radka, Certified Medical Assistant

Radka has 6 years of experience in aesthetic medicine. She joined our team in 2006 and she enjoys working with plastic and reconstructive surgery patients. She is currently enrolled at El Camino College and is completing her business degree.

Radka is fluent in Czech and she understands Polish and Russian.


Claudia, Certified Medical Assistant

Claudia has been a Certified Medical Assistant since 1996. She has worked with plastic and reconstructive surgeons since 2000. She has assisted doctors with minor cosmetic procedures and enjoys seeing the happiness in patients after going through a surgical procedure. Claudia joined our practice in February 2009 and we are lucky to have her join a great team of staff members and physicians.


Jenny, Surgical Coordinator

With 10 years of experience in the medical field, Jenny's main focus is to ensure that each patient knows what to expect before, during, and after their cosmetic surgery procedure and that everything is in place for the surgery to occur. She is the most important point of contact for patients and visitors and takes pride in extending great customer service as she knows surgery can be a stressful time for a patient. Jenny's goal is to make it as easy and comfortable as possible for all patient and family members alike.


Valerie, Cosmetologist, Aesthetician & Permanent-Makeup Artist

Valerie has worked in the beauty industry for more than 18 years. She is trained and knowledgeable in many aspects of the business, including restorative cosmetic tattoo procedures that benefit cancer survivors who have undergone reconstructive breast surgery.

In addition to offering our reconstruction patients a beautifully completed process in their recovery from breast cancer, Valerie's talents extend to helping patients who want permanent eyebrows or camouflage.

Registered Nurses, Laser Specialists/Nurse Injectors


Michele, RN, BSN, CANS

Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

A nursing graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Michele's medical career started at the University's medical center where she specialized in Orthopedic Nursing.

Her move to SoCal in 1998 launched a new direction into Dermatology/Aesthetics marketing and sales, working for Medicis, the manufacturers of Restylane, Restylane Lyft and Dysport. It was here that she honed her craft as an aesthetic injection specialist and educator, training doctors and nurses in proper dermal filler and neurotoxin injection technique.

Michele, an upper-level expert and educator, has an artist's passion for aesthetics. Her first-class nursing skills ensure that she always delivers optimal patient results with gentleness, care and compassion.

For Michele, when it comes to finding the perfect balance of neurotoxin (BOTOX® Cosmetic) and fillers, there is no such thing as a cookie-cutter approach. Every face is a fresh palette with unique anatomy, musculature and quirks. Each appointment starts with a full face assessment, with Michele analyzing the patient's anatomy and thoroughly educating them on the science of the aging face. She then customizes a step-by-step treatment plan to gracefully restore a more youthful look. Michele's goal is to listen to each patient's individual concerns and bring her expertise and eye into alignment with them. She believes in achievable, realistic goals.

In addition to injectables, Michele performs vein treatments (spider-vein removal) and various Laser treatments for anti-aging, hair removal and more. You can trust Michele to deliver beautiful and natural results.



Barbara has been a licensed aesthetician for nearly 20 years. Since earning her state credentials she has continually pursued advanced training and certification in all aspects of advanced skin care. Her career in skin care began in the day spa environment but it is her passion for transforming the skin that eventually led her into medical aesthetics. With extensive experience both as a practitioner and administrator she is a great addition to our practice.



Swedish-born Frida's passion for skincare is a consequence of her own skin issues. Since becoming a Licensed Aesthetician in 1999, she has attended numerous skincare and aesthetics courses, and holds several certifications in aesthetic skin care. Frida's goal is to provide our clients with unparalleled service and quality, based on her belief that skin health and wellness is both internal and external.


Vivian has earned a reputation in the industry for her professionalism and her commitment to detail. She adheres to the philosophy: Education, both hers and the patient's, is key in achieving the best results in skin care. As a result of her continued education, Vivian is able to discern between proven treatments and transient fads. Vivian has extensive working knowledge in Obagi® and Biomedic and is certified in the industry's most innovative procedures.

She has developed and mastered a progressive procedure for treating scars, currently being taught in other medical offices. Vivian provides her clients with protocols individually designed for optimal results and will continue to tailor treatments as progress is achieved.

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