Save Your Breast

A Kinder, Gentler, More Beautiful Approach to Breast Reconstruction

Meet the Staff


Each member of Dr. Nirav Savalia’s staff is a highly-qualified individual who is devoted to excellent patient care. With advanced breast reconstruction facilities in Orange County, our goal is to deliver the best start-to-finish care for our patients, which includes providing a warm and comfortable atmosphere that is both welcoming and relaxing. After visiting Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery, you’ll understand why so many of our patients feel that while in our care, they’re among friends.

Nirav Savalia, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

A board certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist, Dr. Savalia is a nationally recognized expert in the oncoplastic breast surgery technique for breast cancer treatment and reconstruction. He is passionate about providing his patients a more advanced breast reconstruction option that can deliver superior results.

Read Dr. Savalia’s Full Bio

Annel Salas

Office Manager / Surgical Coordinator

Annel was first attracted to NBCPS because of the extremely high value they place on patient care. Over her 18 year career in the medical field, outstanding patient care has always been her number one priority. As Patient Coordinator, Annel loves making every patient feel special and well taken care of. Knowing that she can make a difference in every aspect of their care—from appointment facilitation to surgery scheduling, from insurance authorizations to pre- and post-care instructions—gives her great satisfaction.

Annel is also responsible for all front office operations when it comes to hiring, training and evaluating staff. She keeps her skills current by takiing classes at Saddleback College.

When at home, Annel enjoys pool-time with her family, as well as working out, weightlifting and checking out trending restaurants and movies.

Kacey Horton

Patient Coordinator

Throughout her ten-year career in the medical field, Kacey Horton has performed a wide range of roles and has gained experience in practice operations, customer service, and patient care. Her career journey has included positions in OBGYN, Dermatology, and Plastic Surgery practices–working with medical records, insurance verifications, front office operations (lead), and patient coordination.

Kacey enjoys working in the plastic surgery setting because she gets to see aesthetic patients achieve their cosmetic goals. At the same time, she can also be there to help breast reconstruction patients, becoming a vital member of their care team.

“I find it very rewarding helping patients through each step of their surgery and seeing their process along the way. It is a priority for me to make them feel at home and comfortable every time they walk into our office. I love going the extra step for patients…taking the time to learn their stories and to put a smile on their faces.”

Kacey’s responsibilities at Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery include authorizing insurances, coordinating patient surgeries, and handling patient questions and needs.

Originally from Arizona, Kacey enjoys spending time with her fiancé and her French Bull dog, Koufax at the beach. In addition, Kacey excels at maintaining a healthy lifestyle through weightlifting in the gym.

Amber Quevedo

Medical Assistant

As a key member of the team, Amber’s role is to assist Dr. Savalia during all of his in-office medical procedures. In addition, Amber assists in the post-operative care of patients who need suture or drain removal after surgery, or other minor care. Amber’s background as a front office manager in a busy Medical Spa as well as an intern at UCI Medical Center in Family Practice, OBGYN & Pediatrics has helped her to realize that she receives the greatest joy in working directly with patients—especially in the field of Plastic Surgery. Amber loves seeing happy patients come back on their post-op visits with increased confidence. Patients in her care are highly impressed by her diligent follow-up regimen and attention to detail.

In her spare time, Amber enjoys spending time with her active seven- year-old daughter--attending softball games and embarking on weekend hikes together.

Alexa Headley

Medical Assistant

Alexa enjoys being the first person everyone sees when they walk into our practice. She loves making every patient feel welcome, well taken care of and at complete ease with their visit. She strives to have both a “gentle heart” and “gentle hand” as she performs her role scheduling appointments, obtaining insurance authorizations, and handling patient phone calls, questions, and overall care. She wants patients to know they are not alone and that the entire team is here to help, 24/7.

Alexa obtained her Medical Assistant Certificate from Westwood College and has passed her boards to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Previously with a local med spa for two years, she has joined Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery and Dr. Savalia’s team because she finds the variety of surgeries and cosmetic procedures performed here extremely interesting and exciting. She thrives on being in a fast-paced environment where dramatic transformations in people’s lives happen every day. What she finds most rewarding about her role is the difference that she and her team members can make in the lives of patients. Alexa loves seeing patients happy with their results and the new confidence they radiate when they return to the office for follow-up visits.

Alexa has developed a broad knowledge of all our skin care products and would love to share her insights the next time you are in the office.

When out of the office, Alexa enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends .

Sno Hanson

Medical Billing

I have been working with Dr. Savalia since February of 2009. I’m responsible for billing and processing medical insurance claims on his behalf. I handle the billing and verification processes of all procedure and diagnosis codes prior to claim submission and follow up. Although I work with many physicians of various specialties, Dr. Savalia is one of my favorites to work with! In my spare time I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with my grandchildren.

Get in Touch with the Save Your Breast Team

If you have questions about breast reconstruction, my staff and I are happy to help. By working with a team of Southern California's most experienced breast reconstruction surgeons, radiologists, and nurses, we are able to provide women with the best possible options for one of the most life-changing and rewarding surgeries. Please contact us online or call (949) 759-0980 for more information.

Dr. Nirav Savalia

PIONEER & FOREMOST EXPERT ON ONCOPLASTIC BREAST SURGERY

Dr. Savalia is known for the most innovative, advanced breast reconstruction techniques. He is a board certified plastic surgeon and artist who creates the most natural, elegant, personalized aesthetic results. He is as renown for his care and compassion as he is for extraordinary outcomes. This is why he was named one of Orange County’s Physicians of Excellence by his peers.

A Team Approach for the Best Breast Care Possible

Dr. Savalia’s Breast Health Center team includes the finest oncologists, radiation specialists, geneticists, and nurse navigators. Being cared for by an established team is a great advantage for patients.

"I prefer a light-handed approach that leaves my patients looking visibly rejuvenated, not surgically enhanced."

What Dr. Savalia's Patients Are Saying

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Dr. Savalia is a very gifted surgeon and has true artistic ability. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Savalia for any type of plastic surgery. He truly exceeded my expectations. I feel very fortunate to have worked with him and his team and if I ever have any need for a plastic surgeon in the future he will be my first choice.

- RIMA, AGE 55

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