Lauren Kelling, DNP, APRN
Lauren is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Aesthetic Medicine. As the most tenured provider, Lauren has played an integral role in the experiences of both the surgical and nonsurgical patients at Vida Bela Plastic Surgery. Lauren has received extensive training in neurotoxins and hyaluronic acid fillers, focusing on natural enhancement and rejuvenation of the face. Her goal when treating patients at Vida Bela Plastic Surgery is to customize aesthetic plans that are tailored to restore a youthful appearance while cultivating long-term relationships.
Lauren received her nursing and advanced nursing degrees from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Prior to working in aesthetic medicine, she worked as a surgical nurse caring for pre-op and post-op patients.
When Lauren isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Joe, and her son. She enjoys going on walks, visiting family, and trying out restaurants in Dallas to inspire her new hobby of baking.
Mandy Ward, RN, BSN
Mandy is a Registered Nurse that has found her passion in aesthetic injections, specializing in the art of facial rejuvenation with Botox and fillers. Mandy has always had a strong interest in aesthetic medicine and began her career specializing in injectables in 2018.
Her favorite thing about her specialty is recognizing each patient's natural beauty and working with them to develop a unique plan to restore a youthful and refreshed appearance. The most rewarding part of her job is the close relationships she forms with each patient.
Mandy is a member of ISPAN and has always been focused on continuing education. She regularly completes ongoing training by industry leaders to ensure she has access to the most up-to-date techniques, utilizing full product portfolios from Merz, Allergan, Galderma, Palette Resources, and others alike. Mandy's commitment to remaining at the forefront of training and technology allows her not only to provide but continue to thrive, developing comprehensive, customized aesthetic plans for each of her patients.
Mandy grew up in Atlanta, GA, and has over 22 years of experience as a nurse working in the ER, ICU, and PACU in different states such as Georgia, California, Hawaii, and Washington. She has also worked in the Laboratory Diagnostic world, where she was a Clinical Nurse Educator. She is new to Texas and moved to Frisco with her husband, two dogs, and two kids. When she is not working, she is driving her kids to activities and listening to the latest interesting podcast.
Stephanie McDonald, NP
Stephanie is an aesthetic provider at Vida Bela Plastic Surgery, specializing in neurotoxin and dermal filler treatments. Her transition to a focus in aesthetic medicine from working primarily in the area of surgery was driven by her passion for combining her love for aesthetic artistry with her desire to develop ongoing relationships with her patients. Stephanie provides aesthetic direction that is unique to each patient, utilizing products and techniques specific to the desired results.
Stephanie has been a Nurse Practitioner for over 12 years, spending the last 11 years working as a Neurosurgery and Craniofacial/Plastic Surgery Supervisor and First Assist. Before that, Stephanie worked in Pediatric nursing for 5 years. Stephanie has always had compassion and drive to help her patients and their families navigate health care while feeling supported. This dynamic experience has built the framework that has elevated Stephanie's talent while she continues to expand her treatment options to the patients of Vida Bela Plastic Surgery.
Outside of her time at Vida Bela Plastic Surgery, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 children, and 2 dogs.