Katie Estes, R.N.
Our Aesthetic Nurses at Gallery Plastic Surgery are knowledgeable, skilled, and talented at their craft. Dr. Wong believes that her patients deserve the best and that it is her responsibility to make sure her aesthetic nurses are experts in their field and have access to advanced training. Each of our aesthetic nurses have been personally trained by Dr. Wong, starting with the foundations of safety and facial anatomy. It is extremely rare for an aesthetic nurse to be personally and extensively trained by a board certified plastic surgeon. Many aesthetic nurses begin with weekend crash courses and work quite minimally in aesthetics for years. On the contrary, our nurses are completely immersed and work full time in aesthetics. Also, it is so exciting that Dr. Wong sends our aesthetic nurses all over the country for expert training courses; It is wonderful to get to bring cutting edge techniques back to Monterey! Safety and honesty are a priority at our clinic. Should any issues or questions arise, our aesthetic nurses always feel comfortable and confident knowing that they have a board certified plastic surgeon who they can turn to as part of our aesthetic team.
When Nurse Katie was a teenager, she developed a strong interest for plastic surgery after experiencing her own life-changing reconstructive surgeries. She realized that although a procedure may be considered “elective,” it can still have a huge, positive impact on one’s day-to-day life. She began her medical career as a Registered Veterinary Technician for 15 years where she assisted in veterinary surgeries and expertly started IVs in 2 lb animals. Nurse Katie graduated from Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing in 2017, became a Registered Nurse, and acquired extensive experience and skills in acute care on medical and surgical units.
Nurse Katie joined Gallery Plastic Surgery in 2019 to continue her training with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Wendy Wong M.D., because she has always seen plastic surgeons as experts in aesthetic medicine. She is excited and passionate about being able to offer her patients safe and superior aesthetic care.
“I think it is important to be able to look in the mirror every day and be happy with what you see. I am driven by wanting to make a difference in my patients’ lives and having them be genuinely happy with their results when they walk out the door. I am a perfectionist and strive to perform every procedure to the best of my ability and training.”-Aesthetic Nurse Katie