At the heart of an exceptional plastic surgery practice is its staff. At Commonwealth Plastic Surgery in Lexington and London, KY, our team of qualified, knowledgeable, and caring professionals was hand-selected to provide the highest level of care for the people of our community. We are proud of the family atmosphere our people project and the fact that most are familiar faces our patients have known for years.
Cassidy Blair-Dixon – Front Desk Manager
A Kentucky native, Cassidy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and can adapt to the many different roles thrown her direction. She has learned a lot about the plastic surgery and aesthetic industry in the last couple of years and enjoys making patients experience the best it can be. She is a loving wife and a proud dog mom to two crazy Labrador Retrievers. When she is not at work Cassidy is either traveling the world, in the kitchen baking, at a UK football game or snuggling with her sweet pups.
Renee Nimtz – Director of Operations
Renee is relatively new to the Bluegrass State as a transplant from Southern California. Her life has gone through a complete overhaul from being an English professor to running a medical practice in Kentucky. Renee and Dr. Nimtz own a small farm, so she helps raise their cows, chickens, and horse, not to mention their 6 kids. In the wee hours of the morning, you will find her running or cycling. When time permits, Renee enjoys exploring new cities.
Leticia “Tisha” Ducas – Skincare Nurse
Tisha was employed at St. Joseph Hospital when, in 2006, she first made the switch to a plastic surgery practice to train in the use of cosmetic lasers. In 2011, Tisha develop a skincare service within that practice, receiving training through Skinceuticals. Her 20+ years of combined service in laser, skincare, perioperative plastic and surgical nursing, and perinatal research includes 11 years with this practice. She earned an RN-BSN from the University of Kentucky.
Tisha truly values the opportunity to become acquainted with the people she treats. “There is no greater satisfaction than knowing I have played a part in someone leaving the office feeling better about themselves,” she explained.
Blessed to be surrounded by a family of 4 men, Tisha enjoys spending time with them on Lake Cumberland along with various outdoor adventures, cooking, and gardening.
Michael Anne Payne – Nurse Injector
A registered nurse for 21 years, Michael Anne Payne received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University. She began her career in pediatrics at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Just before the pandemic, she decided to transition into aesthetic nursing. Michael Anne obtained her nurse injector license through the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics and her esthetician license from the Katharos School of Esthetics.
She is passionate about getting to know her patients, making sure they have all the information they need in their decision-making process, and helping them boost their confidence and self-esteem.
When not working, you can find Michael Anne spending time with her husband and their 2 teenage sons. She enjoys exercising, traveling, keeping up with her kids, and sitting on the porch with her Maltese, Blue, and cat, Sam.
Kim Wolf – Esthetician
“I’ve been passionate about skincare and helping people feel better about themselves my whole life. By choosing to be an esthetician for my profession allows me to do both. My goal is to always give my clients quality service, by using effective products and giving attention to every detail involved to achieve the best results. The journey to good healthy skin is a commitment, a process and a challenge that I’m ready to assist. The consultation with my client is the beginning of that journey with a thorough skin analysis and listening to their concerns. Together as a team we can achieve that goal.”
Ashley Michalski – Massage Therapist
Born in Lexington and raised in Versailles, Ashley is a graduate of Woodford County High School. Soon after she found her passion for all things mind, body, and spirit and decided to pursue a career in massage therapy. Her passion for healing has led her to join the staff of commonwealth plastic surgery to continue patient care. Ashley is also a cosmetic tattoo artist providing semi permanent brows and eyeliner. She is a sound healer and volunteers as a dance team coach.
Our staff of welcoming professionals looks forward to your visit to our office in Lexington or London for plastic surgery or nonsurgical treatments. To get started, request a consultation using our online form or call (859) 277-9435 to schedule an appointment.