Meet the Staff

At Kouros Azar, M.D.’s cosmetic surgery practice in Thousand Oaks, his highly trained staff members take a caring and compassionate approach to cosmetic treatment. They work together to create positive experiences for our patients. From the initial consultation to pre-operative care, surgery and aftercare, we ensure that patients feel safe, comfortable and completely satisfied.

To that end, all non-surgical treatments, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM®, are administered by Dr. Azar. He will utilize his years of experience and skill in understanding the face to your benefit in achieving the best result possible. This personalized approach also allows you and Dr. Azar to get to know one another well, in case you or your friends and family are considering cosmetic surgery in the future.

If you are considering cosmetic treatment, we welcome your questions and concerns. Request a consultation with Dr. Azar to discuss the possibilities. Or, you can call our office at (805) 373-7073 and one of our knowledgeable, friendly staff members will schedule your appointment.

Lisa Michele Dixson, Practice Manager

Lisa’s path to success in the Beauty, Spa and Wellness industry began over 20 years ago. Being a true California native she’s always gravitated towards health, wellness and all things related to beauty. Throughout her career and her journey in life she finds it very rewarding to assist customers with all of their anti-aging needs. Her philosophy is to build solid relationships, offering the utmost in customer care, exceptional customer service and follow-through, and having each patient feel well taken care of. She believes that when staff members are happy, passionate about what they do and believe in what we’re offering everyone wins. When not at the office you’ll find her hiking in our local mountains or enjoying our local beaches, doing yoga, spin or working on craft projects.

Krista Bostic, RN BSN

Krista our Registered Nurse received her first Bachelors degree in Psychology and then went on to get her Bachelors degree in Nursing from California State University, Northridge, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Krista then began working for Cedars Sinai Medical Center as a medical/surgical nurse for 2 years, but couldn’t resist her interest in cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation. Krista has now joined our team at Azar Plastic Surgery and Med Spa where she performs the multiple laser procedures we offer at the office along with Profound and Secret RF. In Krista’s free time she enjoys stand up paddle boarding, wake surfing, and snowboarding. She loves all action sports and being outdoors.

Nicole Hirschman, Medical Esthetician

Nicole has worked extensively with dermatologists to understand the best way to treat a variety of skin conditions. With an emphasis on meticulous care and personalized attention, she customizes each facial to suit clients’ needs and preferences. She targets your skincare goals and promotes a healthy, young-looking complexion. Nicole incorporates cutting-edge technology into your treatments such as derma-exfoliation, chemical peels, oxygen, LED light, and microcurrent. She is known for her detailed extractions and personal attention to each client’s needs. Nicole’s cutting edge treatments will truly change the way you look at skincare.

On her downtime she enjoys being with her family and friends, running, hiking, and giving back to the community through various charity organizations.

Vanessa Self, Patient Care Coordinator

Vanessa has been in the medical profession for over 30 years and has been a part of the team for over 9 years now. You will meet Vanessa during your initial consultation with Dr. Azar. She will discuss your plastic surgery needs, priorities and help you arrange whatever help you need at home to make your procedure or surgery a pleasant experience. She will also be your point of contact throughout your care for any non-medical issues such as fees, scheduling, travel arrangements and so on. Vanessa has also experienced Dr. Azar’s care personally as she has undergone his SmartSkin C02 laser, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and JUVÉDERM® treatments. She is happy to discuss her personal experiences with you. It is very important to her that you feel special and well taken care of during your initial visit and through your surgery experience. During Vanessa’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family, enjoys live music, the beach and visiting local wineries. Please feel free to email her at any time to discuss any questions that you may have at [email protected]

Morgan Roos, Front Office Coordinator

Morgan received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. She previously worked at a surgical hospital, where she led the admitting department for almost 7 years. Morgan has always had a passion for medicine, and she is excellent with patient interactions always making patients feel at ease when they express their concerns. Morgan’s natural positivity and her efficiency adds to our team at Azar Plastic Surgery and Med Spa. Her friendly face greets all of our patients with a warm smile and she genuinely cares for each individual patient that walks through our front door. Outside the office Morgan loves to hike and explore the outdoors, play soccer, and enjoys live music with friends and family.

Lisa Drake, Medical Assistant

Lisa has been in the field for over 15 years. She has a vast amount of experience in patient care, and excels in learning and using her knowledge to help care for our patients. She enjoys patient interactions, and she finds working in the medical field very rewarding.

She joined our team in September 2016, where she has excelled in managing the back office and performing treatments, such as Coolsculpting. Lisa attended Coolsculpting University in 2018, and returned back to a Masters class with CSU this year. She was invited to attend due to the high volume of treatments being performed in our office. Patients have been very satisfied with their results, and continue to refer their friends and family. She also helps with our surgical patients, in preparing them for surgery, and taking care of them afterwards.

Lisa is planning on returning back to school this Fall to further her education and career at Azar Plastic Surgery and Med Spa. She will be working on her Nursing degree. On her downtime she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working out, reading books, making arts and crafts with her youngest son, and watching her oldest son play soccer. Her philosophy is to treat everyone who steps into this office as if they are family, while maintaining a professional relationship.