Doctors and Staff
Dr. Patricia Yugueros
Dr. Yugueros is currently practicing Plastic Surgery at Luna Plastic Surgery. She earned her medical degree in Cali, Colombia. She then completed her General Surgery residency as well as her Plastic and Reconstructive surgery training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Yugueros specializes in Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Mastopexy, Liposuction, Breast Reduction and Reconstruction, Buttock Augmentation, Facelift, and Blepharoplasty. She is currently the Chief of Plastic Surgery at EJCH and has been for the past nine years.
Dr. Yugueros is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of many local and national scientific societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Yugueros has presented her academic work in several national and international venues and has written extensively and contributed to many journal articles and book chapters in the field of plastic surgery, as well as hand and microvascular reconstructive surgery. Dr. Yugueros has also been the recipient of prestigious awards by the American College of Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF) from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Yugueros enjoys the full spectrum of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, with a special interest in breast surgery, body contouring including abdominoplasty, buttock enhancement with fat transfer, and liposuction. She applies the latest innovative techniques for facial surgery including midface rejuvenation, face and neck lift, and rejuvenation of the hands.
Dr. Yugueros is married to Dr. Juan Sarmiento, a hepatobiliary surgeon with a teaching appointment at the Department of Surgery of Emory University. She also has two lovely daughters. As a native of the Latin culture, Dr. Yugueros is one of the few Hispanic plastic surgeons in Atlanta and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Wanda A Shull, RN, BSN, CNOR
Wanda is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She brings to Luna Plastic Surgery more than 35 years of experience as an operating room nurse with Board Certification as a PeriOperative Nurse. She is a member of the Association of PeriOperative Nurses and the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses. Teaching is her passion, and she feels that education is the key to a great surgical outcome. She looks forward to partnering with each patient to achieve optimum results.
Vicky Arevalo - Patient Coordinator/Front Desk Manager
Vicky joins the Luna Plastic Surgery team with eight years of hands-on experience in the health sector as medical assistant and office administrator. She has been working at Luna Plastic Surgery for seven years and is always the first friendly face you see when you arrive. Vicky is fluent in both in English and Spanish and as our senior patient coordinator, she loves to interact with new and interesting people every day and enjoys the rewarding feeling of helping people. Vicky is happily married and is a mother of three boys. She enjoys traveling, music and spending time with her family and friends.
Tina Peeler – Aesthetician
Tina, a graduate from Lanier Technical College, is an Aesthetician. She has worked at a national laser center for 3 years where she became certified in several different lasers. In addition to Laser Hair Removal, Vein treatments, and hyperpigmentation removal, Tina also offers services including facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. She is dedicated to helping patients look and feel their best. Tina has 3 boys and spends most of her spare time at the park watching her boys play baseball, football & basketball. Tina as been working with Luna Plastic Surgery for 9 happy years.
Katherine Kellum, Certified Surgical Assistant
Katherine is a graduate of Georgia Medical Institute and Meridian Institute of Surgical First Assisting. She has worked in surgery for 23 years and truly enjoys helping patients reach their desired end results. Kat has been working with Dr. Yugueros as her surgical tech and then as her assistant for 10 years.. Kat enjoys working beside and learning from Dr. Yugueros and is dedicated to helping her patients to receive beautiful results. Kat has one wonderful son and loves spending her time playing tennis with him and watching him grow.
Patricia Tamayo, Lymphatic Massage Therapist
Patricia is our Lymphatic Massage Therapist. She has been a massage therapist for six years and has been working in the medical field for over 16 years. She has a warm and inviting demeanor that makes our patients feel very relaxed and comforted. Lymphatic massages are required for most of our surgeries. It helps drain the excess fluid through the lymph channels, decreases swelling, improves circulation, softens scar tissue, and helps the healing process overall. Patricia believes that after surgery the body feels tense and injured, lymphatic massages allow the body to feel on its way to recovery and healing.
Sara Spain, Surgical Technologist
Sara Spain is a Certified Surgical Technologist who assists Dr. Yugueros in the operating and in the office. Sara is happy to assist our patients in any way throughout the surgical process and enjoys helping patients reach their goals. Sara has spent a significant portion of her life in the greater Atlanta area and now resides in Johns Creek with her husband, David, and her dog, Teddy. She enjoys hiking and playing golf with her husband.
Gloria Castillo, Medical Aesthetician
Gloria has been a Medical Aesthetician for 3 years. Working with lasers and HydraFacials fascinates her. However, seeing her patients happy is what truly melts her heart. In her free time, she loves to travel and take her son to museums. She lives life to the fullest ad is thankful for the people in her life.
Grace Armas- Patient Coordinator/Marketing Director
Grace has been a hair and makeup for more than 20 years. After so many years in the industry, she wanted to settle in a new career yet stay in beauty. After gaining experience in Med Spas for a few years she joined Luna Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa in 2021, happy to still be in the presence of beauty and change. Watching patients transform is so rewarding and something she looks forward to experiencing every day. Grace enjoys traveling and spending as much time with her two teenagers and husband.