Susan Meers Wells, RN, MS, CANS
Susan Wells manages the staff and activities of Wells Plastic Surgery & Skin Care program. Susan also provides many of our nonsurgical and injectable services. Susan is known for her detailed assessments of a client’s lifestyle and history. This helps determine goals and to develop a customized treatment with respect for their time and resources.
Susan brings to the table experience and training available in very few skin care facilities. She holds a Masters Degree as a Plastic Surgical Clinical Specialist from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Susan was the first Nurse Injector in Central Kentucky and one of the first Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialists in the country. She even participated in the think tank that wrote the national CANS certification requirements and test.
Susan is often the go-to industry expert on skincare. She has been quoted in ‘W”, featured in the Herald Leader, has been a featured speaker internationally on organizational nursing, skin care and injectables. She been published in peer review journals on nursing management, research and skin care.
She is the past President of the National Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists and is faculty for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons’ Injector Certification Course. She has held faculty positions at three different colleges, and was named Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.
Susan enjoys working on community projects and has served on the Board of the Lexington Ballet, Family Care Center, Fayette County Medical Auxiliary, and the UK College of Nursing Alumni Association, and most recently was President of Blue Grass Charity Ball, Inc.
Rachael Bradford, RN, APRN – Nurse Injector & Nurse Practitioner
Rachael joins Wells Skincare as our second nurse injector, and she is also a Nurse Practitioner. Rachael’s specialty is Sculptra, and she is now the leading Sculptra injector in the region. She is known for practicing advanced injecting techniques, such as the Keyhole Effect with lip injections. Rachael will work with you during your skin care consultation to develop a customized skin care plan of care. She worked as a nurse injector and OR/Recovery nurse in a plastic surgery office setting prior to joining Wells Plastic Surgery. On a personal note, Rachael enjoys the outdoors, from hiking and kayaking to organic gardening.
Missy LeSaux, RN
Missy has over 18 years of nursing experience and is Dr. Wells’ surgical nurse. She assists Dr. Wells with procedures in our in-office surgical suite at our new location. She is a key part of your surgery team that will be with you every step of the way throughout your surgical journey, along with Surgical Coordinator Sheila Hancock. You will first meet Missy at your consultation, and she will provide you information and support throughout your surgical process. She will also be at all of your follow-up appointments. She will be your first line of contact for any questions you have. Feel free to contact her by phone for any additional information or encouragement before and after your surgery. Missy lives in Perryville, Kentucky. In her free time enjoys spending time with her family and her Airedale fur-baby, Harvey.
Sheila Hancock, Operations Manager & Surgical Coordinator
As Surgical Coordinator Sheila Hancock works closely with our patients at every step in the process to insure that they receive accurate, comprehensive information. She will be there from your first phone call to your consultation appointment and extending through scheduling a surgery date. Sheila is your ‘one stop’ for questions and concerns. She also serves as the practices’ Operations Manager, and handles everything from our offices & decor to management of our staff activities.
Sheila’s prior experience includes Aesthetic Practice Manager for a Plastic Surgeon. She was also owner of her own decorating/design business, The Great Dames. She has also been involved in numerous charity events throughout the Bluegrass.
Lisa Combs, Aesthetician
Lisa is the newest addition to our staff and skin care team, but not to the areas skin care scene. Lisa is one of the premier aestheticians in the region, bringing 23 years in skin care experience to our practice. Her thorough skin care consultations will map a clear, customized plan of care for the best results for your skin, including the use of medical grade skin care products.
Lisa is well known in the Central Kentucky medical skincare arena. Lisa is trained in CoolSculpt, laser hair removal, laser facials, microdermabrasion, all peels, dermaplaning and medical skincare systems. Lisa has worked with plastic surgeons, dermatologists and practiced privately. Lisa resides in Lexington where she spends her spare time with family and five wonderful grandchildren. “I really enjoy helping people feel beautiful in their own skin.”
Bana Elias, Aesthetician
Our latest staff addition is Bana Elias, who joins us as an Aesthetician on our Skin Care team. Clients and Refresh Club Members will enjoy Bana’s European style facial techniques, calm demeanor and gentle touch during their skin care treatments. Bana is from Syria where she worked in skincare, and is a welcome member of our team.
Dee Montgomery, Practice Administrator
Dee manages our business office and assists in the management of the practice. Dee will be your contact for questions about financial and business related matters including accounts payable and receivable. She assists with some of the day-to-day activities of our staff as well. She can help you navigate issues and answer questions about financing through CareCredit and Alpheon. Dee lives in Lexington and has worked in both the medical and interior design fields.
Laura Beth Harris, Front Office Manager
Laura Beth is the person that will greet you upon coming to our offices. She’s the smiling face you meet when you first come into our office. LB, as she is affectionately known, will help you with scheduling appointments and setting up your ReFresh Club treatments. She has a cosmetics and education background, a helpful combination when assisting our clients. She also assists us in our communications and marketing programs. Outside of the office she keeps herself busy with a her husband of five years, Tyler, and young daughters Olivia and Harper .
Bailey Hancock, Front Office Assistant
Bailey Hancock backs up and assists our front office staff greeting and scheduling patients. She may be one of the first people you are greeted by when you visit our office. Bailey is also also one of Wells Belles, and periodically helps us with our social media efforts.
"Before Voluma everyone was always asking me if I was sick or sad – and that’s enough to make you sad. After Voluma I get “Hello” and “How are you”, no more sick and sad, just a lot of smiles. I never smiled before Voluma, now I can’t stop smiling."—Cynthia
"Susan does all my skin care and this is the best my face has ever looked. I wish I had come to her years ago. She is honest, not pushy, gives you options and is very concerned. She wants to make you feel good."—Mary
"My experience with Dr. Wells and his team was amazing. I was always treated like family, yet professional at the same time. I appreciate Dr. Wells and his surgical team boosting my self-confidence, especially the moment I walked through the surgery center door. Thank you Dr. Wells for helping me love my body again."—Brittany
"Dr. Wells and his staff surpassed any expectations I had. They were with me with each step of the process. The kindness and compassion shown went above and beyond. They are truly the best and the results are fantastic. I am so thankful for my experience."—Leslie
"Wonderful Doctor & staff…great experience and amazing results. Thank you for everything."—Amanda
"I love the results of my surgery. I would tell any mother that is thinking of having Mommy Makeover surgery to do this for herself. I also LOVE Dr. Wells and his staff – they were all great."—Lisa
"I had great big bags under my eyes that had become permanent after a sad period in my life. Rejuvapen literally swept the bags away and made my under eyes smooth again. I couldn't believe it!"—Christi
"For my chronic acne Susan began treatments on my face including chemical peels that put my skin in the freshest, best shape possible to allow my skin to heal. After a month and a half my skin was completely clear."—Rachel
"Building on Dr. Wells' reconstruction work, Susan Wells accentuated my chin by using Juvederm to give it additional contours and a very natural look. I am beyond thrilled and honestly amazed at how good I look now."—Stacey
"I was always embarrassed to go to the pool or the beach because of all the hair on my back. I was constantly shaving where I could before I went out. Having Laser Hair Reduction on my back has been life changing. I literally feel like a new man."—Reed
"I had my brows done back in December, Bailey Rae Hancock is awesome. I have had tons of compliments, wish I had done it sooner!"—Susan
"I'll start by saying I'm a 39 year old male and slowly over time I have lost a lot of volume in my face. I'm very happy with the results and Rachel is top notch. Very kind and personable and has treated me with honesty and care. Also very recently I have had flare ups of cystic acne and have been seeing Lisa Combs for that. The first time I saw her I had a chemical peel and a couple weeks ago I had an IPL Acne treatment. My face has not been this clear in a long time. "—Nathan B.
"Dr. Wells was wonderful doing my breast reduction/lift surgery. I am so pleased with my results and wish I would have done it sooner! His staff are all so sweet and welcoming. He has great bedside manner as well. "—Another happy Wells patient