Meet the Staff

Cynthia Durieux, BSN

Master Injector, Clinical Director

Cynthia is a dedicated nurse specializing in non-surgical aesthetic. She brings over 28yrs experience in plastic surgery field working with Board Certified Plastic Surgeons extending from San Diego, Maryland, Dallas and San Antonio.

As a native of San Diego, California she is fluent in Spanish.

Cynthia received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. She has completed a Master training under Dr. de Maio which include Botox, Juvederm, Voluma ,Vollure, Volbella and Kybella.

Cynthia prides herself in working with patient’s individual needs and desires. She performs a comprehensive aesthetic evaluation and will then propose a treatment plan.

Outside of work, Cynthia is devoted to her family, staying busy as a soccer and tennis Mom. Cynthia also has a passion for health and exercise.  You can see her talent on Facebook, performing live non-surgical aesthetic procedures.

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Lisa Ann Williams

Patient Care Consultant/ Surgical Scheduler

As Patient Care Consultant, Lisa’s job is to provide you with the necessary information to allow you to make that all important personal decision. After 20 years in the industry, Lisa has the experience to give insight on all procedures. With an honest approach she will guide you from start to finish on your journey for self-improvement. Lisa’s commitment is to you, our patient. And initial goal is to provide you with the necessary information to allow you to make that all important personal decision.

Lisa is dedicated to listening to your specific needs, responsive to your concerns and access to your questions regarding elective surgery. In her free time Lisa loves archery, outdoor activities, and spending time with her grandchildren.

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Nicole Fernandez

Coolsculpt & Thermi Specialist

Nicole Fernandez is our Medical Assistant with 9 years of experience and 5 of them working side by side with Dr.Ortegon. A native to San Antonio Nicole is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Nicole is talented in many areas outside of her clinical duties. She is a team player assisting in administrative projects and technical support when called upon. Nicole is certified in Cool Sculpting and Thermi-Va. As a technician for Cool Sculpting and Thermi-Va she enjoys helping people achieve their relative goals. As a provider, Nicole’s favorite service is Cool Sculpting because it’s without doubt that results are delivered and patient satisfaction is achieved. She has attended Cool Sculpting University twice and holds an Advance Certification in Cool Sculpting. When Nicole is not working she enjoys going for long rides on their Harley in the country side with her husband of 11 years. She has 3 gorgeous girls and enjoys working out.

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Lizzette Ritchie

Medical Aesthetician

Lizzette has been working in the Esthetic Industry for over 10 years. She specializes in Micro needling, Dermalinfuson treatments, Chemical Peels, Laser Hair Removal and IPL. Lizzette has attended many additional advanced skin care courses and esthetic educational training. Her passion for skin care drives her to keep up with the latest equipment, products and modalities. Lizzette finds it very fulfilling to connect with her patients, establish trust, and give personal attention to their needs. Lizzette believes that investing in your skin is a benefit that last a lifetime.


Monica Gonzales

Medical Asst./ CoolSculpting Specialist

Monica Gonzales is a Medical Assistant with 11 years of experience. She has been with San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery for over a year. Monica’s experience dominates in the operating room having assisted in plastic surgery and minor procedures. Monica is newly certified in CoolSculpting and is enthusiastic about helping patients achieve their best body. She also has a Laser Certification. Monica provides laser services as needed however most of her time is spent assisting, preparing for surgeries and consultations. Monica’s genuine bed side manner and passion for patient care is evident with patient confidence and trust. Monica enjoys spending time with her family and as a hobby she enjoys crafts and painting.