Meet Our Staff

Top plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Tehrani is the founder and director of Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics. He values reaching the highest levels of achievement in reconstructive and plastic surgical training, continuing education and clinical experience. Your comprehensive consultation will be exceedingly informative, clear, balanced and there will be plenty of opportunity to discuss all your concerns.



Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics’ premises are located in the heart of New York: in Manhattan, New York City and Great Neck, Long Island, but our patients come from all the places in the wider New York area, and the United States in general. We consider ourselves to be the best option that New York plastic surgery can offer.

Dr. Tehrani’s Staff

Feel free to contact our Manhattan and Long Island Plastic Surgery Staff:


Tara Cutrone

Board Certified
Family Nurse Practitioner

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, registered Nurse and Cosmetic Nurse Injector, Tara Cutrone, has a passion for helping patients care for their skin. She specializes in non-invasive treatments including neurotoxins, lasers and dermal fillers. As a graduate of Malloy College, Tara continues to take advanced injectable courses ensuring the best results for her patients. Tara began as an RN in 2004 and then moved to Aristocrat in 2008. She has extensive knowledge and experience to assist you in finding the best procedures to meet your aesthetic goals. Tara loves to work with her patients to provide them the perfect plan for treatment.

Samantha Ryan
Certified Surgical Technician

Samantha Ryan is a Certified Surgical Technician specializing in plastic surgery. She studied at Western Suffolk Boces and has been an integral part of the Aristocrat team since 2012. She assists Dr. Tehrani in all surgeries and ensures that the team is on schedule and entirely prepared for each and every patient. Sam is extremely considerate of each patient and you will feel totally at ease knowing she is there. Being a part of the journey is a pleasure for Sam and she loves seeing the joy on patients’ faces when they see their beautiful results.

Meleny Safaralizadeh
Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurse, Meleny Safar, joined Aristocrat Plastic Surgery in 2014. She is a graduate of Wilson Tech and Excelsior College and specializes in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery. With six years of experience in surgical nursing, Meleny focuses on her patient’s needs. She will greet you with a smile and happy disposition which will carry through and keep you at ease during the procedure and through recovery. Meleny’s attention to detail ensures not only comfort throughout the process, but also that patients will receive beautiful results.

Joanna Roasario
Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse, Joanna Roasario, recently joined Aristocrat Plastic Surgery and MedAesthetics. With 8 years of experience, Joanna is most in her element in the operating and recovery rooms. Her priority is to create a trusting relationship with each patient. Joanna’s makes sure each patient has a comfortable and pleasant experience from the procedure to the recovery. A graduate of Hunter College School of Nursing, Joanna loves to help enhance her patients’ quality of life and loves being a part of a place where surgery and art come together.

Louisa Agate
Medical Aesthetician

As the MedAesthetics Director and licensed Medical Aesthetician, Louisa Agate focuses on creating an individualized skincare and laser treatment plan for each patient. She thinks outside the box and works to find what will be most successful for you. Louisa graduated from Queens College, and then continued her education at Long Island Skin Institute and Dermal Institute. With 25 years in the cosmetic laser and skincare industries, Louisa specializes in skin rejuvenation and laser treatments. Louisa has an eye for aesthetic beauty that her patients value when it comes to making decisions on what is best for their cosmetic needs.

Lydia Kim

Medical Aesthetician

Upon completing her training in the Christine Valmy International Aesthetics School, Lydia Kim joined the team at APS in June of 2013. As a licensed Medical Aesthetician, she specializes in facials, peels and laser treatments. Lydia will work hard to ensure that you have a personalized plan tailored to your needs so that you can feel confident and beautiful. Whether your interest is in anything from CoolSculpting to Ultherapy, Lydia’s goal is to thoroughly inform her patients so that each person can choose the best possible treatments for their desired look.

Elizabeth Rivera
Medical Aesthetician

Elizabeth Rivera, licensed Medical Aesthetician and Physical Therapist will be there for you whether you are recovering from a surgery or are taking advantage of our extensive MedSpa. For 19 years, she’s been working with patients to help them look and feel better. Her kind and happy personality shines as she works with each person. Elizabeth been a part of Aristocrat since 2010 and loves the atmosphere and enthusiasm of her coworkers.


Pamela Kotzamanis
Office Manager

Pamela Kotzamanis is a graduate of Long Island University with a degree in communications. She began working at Aristocrat Plastic Surgery and MedAesthetics in the winter of 2010. With 18 years of experience in the cosmetic surgery industry, she has dedicated herself to the patients making sure that they receive the utmost care every step of the way. Pam specializes in medical and cosmetic practices and, as the office manager, keeps everything running smoothly.

Susan Homan

Patient Coordinator

Susan Homan, as a patient coordinator, is one of the first smiling faces you’ll see when you walk in the door at APS. After studying at Suffolk Community College, she joined the practice in 2013. She uses her management background to handle the Brilliant Distinction program, patient scheduling and everything in between. Working closely with Dr. Tehrani and our Medical Aestheticians, Susan looks forward to learning about new treatments to help each patient look and feel their best.

Jessie Provow
Patient Coordinator

As a patient coordinator, Jessie Provow’s number one priority is to make sure that the surgical experience goes as smoothly as possible. She is passionate about each of her patients and puts their needs first. Jessie is always available for questions or concerns as she understands that questions may come up throughout the process. Jessie studied Aviation Electronics in the Navy and then moved to Emergency Medical Services in 2004. She joined Aristocrat Plastic Surgery in 2014 and is thrilled to be part of such a wonderful team.

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Skyler DeJohn
Patient Coordinator

Skyler DeJohn has worked in the customer service and hospitality industry for 8 years. As a patient coordinator, her top priority is patient care. She works hard to ensure that each question is answered, and all expectations are addressed. A graduate of Ramapo College, Skyler recently joined the practice and is excited to help guide patients through their transformations. Her mission is to help patients feel comfortable and confident from the moment they walk in the door.



Scott Edelman, Esq
Chief Financial Officer
General Counsel

As Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel Member, Scott Edelman, Esq. keeps Aristocrat Plastic Surgery running smoothly and efficiently. Scott’s experience and education ensure that the practice is up to the highest standards in all aspects. A graduate of University of Binghamton and Brooklyn Law School, Scott has 25 years of experience in accounting and legal in the healthcare field. As a managing partner, Scott refined his management skills and uses them daily at Aristocrat. Here, he specializes in marketing, finance, legal and management. Scott looks forward to reaching new patients and helping them find a place where they can truly achieve their aesthetic goals.

Jenny Palkowitsh
Brand Ambassador

Jenny Palkowitsh, executive assistant, graduated from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. She spends most of her time behind the scenes; creating videos, assisting with marketing and social media and helping Dr. Tehrani and his staff with events and projects. She strives to make sure you have the resources necessary to feel informed and comfortable even before you venture into the office. Jenny looks forward to keeping patients up-to-date and excited about the innovative and cutting-edge treatments and procedures offered at Aristocrat Plastic Surgery.

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