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Dr Lawton Staff in Orange County

“One of the finest Orange County cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Lawton has created an intimate enclave for patients to feel safe, secure and in good hands. Her professional staff has created a warm, friendly environment that is impressive. From the minute you call or visit, the energy of the staff is evident. The staff welcomes you with a positive attitude and gracious service. With over 15 years experience,  Erin Fenton, Surgical Coordinator, and Clinician, expertly explains the details of each procedure and supports you throughout the process. And, of course, Dr. Lawton. She couldn’t be more sweet and kind – she’s open, relatable, compassionate and caring.” – Heather B.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Tenley Lawton

Kristine Taylor, R.N., BSN
Medical Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Kristine takes her title as Medical Aesthetic Nurse Specialist with pride. In 2010, Kristine relocated to Southern California from Northern California where she spent over 20 years as a clinical nurse specializing in cardiac, ICU/Critical Care, and OR/PACU. In 2002, she began simultaneously mastering her skills in aesthetics and laser medicine with a highly accredited plastic surgeon’s medical spa.

Kristine has trained extensively in advanced aesthetic and injectable techniques and is certified in Botox, dermal fillers, state-of-the-art lasers and overall skin rejuvenation. With her high level of expertise in the world of anti-aging combined with her extreme artistic eye for detail, Kristine is able to help her clients achieve a more youthful appearance. Due to her absolute love and dedication in making her clients feel beautiful, Kristine brings her gifts of warmth, compassion, and respect for each and every client she encounters. Her utmost priority is building a nurse-client relationship based on trust and confidence.

Kristine graduated with honors from the California State University of Sacramento with a BSN. Kristine has now found her residence in Newport Beach and is happily married. She and her husband live a healthy lifestyle. They have a passion for cycling, weightlifting, walking, skiing, interior design, fashion, music, cooking and adoring their chihuahua, Bella.

Amy Chavez

Amy Chavez has been an Esthetician for over 9 years, receiving her aesthetic license at the acclaimed Paul Mitchell The Skin Academy. A few years into her experience, Amy was hired as an educator at Paul Mitchell the Skin Academy and was responsible for all California state board curriculum combined with the International Dermal Institute undergraduate program. As she pursued her passion of helping others with their skin care, Amy sought after education and completed ingredient technology certifications with many skin care companies. She has experience with procedures such as microneedling, chemical peels and microbladding. Amy’s specialty is in the health of the skin as well as personal education for her patients. She pairs in office procedures with customized skin care products, providing consistent and focused results for her patients. Her passion for skin care is contagious and her patient care is reputable. Amy also has her makeup license to further her goals of taking a complete approach to her patients care, ensuring they always feel their best in their skin.

Erin Fenton

Erin Fenton
Office Manager/Surgical Coordinator

As Patient Care Coordinator for Cosmetic and Insurance patients, Erin is the person that will be there for you throughout your whole surgery experience. From the initial consultation with Dr. Lawton, she is always available to answer questions about surgery, expectations, and concerns. Prior to joining Dr. Lawton, Erin brings more than 13 years experience in surgical practice as a Patient Care Coordinator and her enthusiasm, ability to relate to people on a personal level and her passion for Dr. Lawton’s business are obvious. She loves being a part of all the special success stories and nothing brings her greater joy than when a patient comes to her after surgery, thrilled with the results, knowing that they made the right decision by having their surgery done by Dr. Lawton.

Michelle Holgate  
Certified Medical Assistant

Michelle is a certified medical assistant who has been specializing in the field of plastic surgery for over 5 years. Michelle can often be found going over pre/post operative instructions with patients, assisting Dr. Lawton during surgery, or helping out the office where ever she is needed. Michelle is a true team player. She is passionate about patient care and customer service, which is evident when you interact with her. Her favorite aspect of her job is seeing each individual patient’s journey and how incredibly happy they are with their plastic surgery results.

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