Meet our Staff

Drs. Bucko and Mozaffari are fortunate to have an experienced, professional and caring full-time staff. Many of them have had cosmetic surgery themselves, understand the concerns of prospective patients and are willing to share their experiences.

Patty Elliott San DiegoPATTY ELLIOTT
Surgical Consultant, CoolSculpting Specialist, Practice Administrator

Patty first came to see Dr. Dennis Bucko as a patient over 20 years ago and is still his biggest fan! Her enthusiasm, her knowledge of cosmetic surgery and especially her people skills were immediately apparent and Patty soon became the surgical consultant for the practice, working closely with Dr. Bucko, Dr. Mozaffari and their patients. She brings her superior listening skills, her calm, caring manner and her genuine interest and concern in the successful outcome for each and every patient to the practice.

Patty has extensive knowledge in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and is always willing to answer your questions. She devotes much time with each patient while together with Drs. Bucko and Mozaffari they create a personalized and detailed surgical plan. Patty is involved with each surgical patient from the initial consultation with Dr. Bucko or Dr. Mozaffari throughout the surgical process.

In addition, Patty attended the CoolSculpting University at the Zeltiq® training center and received certification in the Treatment to Transformation™ program to deliver enhanced CoolSculpting® patient outcomes. She is also skilled in computer imaging (Envision) to help you visualize the possibilities from cosmetic surgery. And, if you are considering breast augmentation surgery, Patty is the expert in implant sizing and will assist you in your decision-making process.

Finally, Patty is always willing to share her personal experience with cosmetic surgery, including her photos.

Tyja Thompson Belladerma San DiegoTYJA THOMPSON
Medical Assistant

Tyja has worked in our practice assisting the needs of Drs. Bucko and Mozaffari for over 10 years. She will prepare for your visit in such a way, that you feel confident and well cared for. Her genuine compassion and calm disposition, provide an atmosphere of comfort that patient’s desire, and deserve! Tyja’s friendly demeanor, combined with her dedicated professionalism, adds up to one Medical Assistant that is truly an asset to our company!

Hilary Black Belladerma San DiegoHilary Black
RN, Aesthetic Registered Nurse
Nominated “Most Loved Injector” award by RealSelf

Hilary has over 15 years of plastic surgery nursing experience specializing in aesthetic treatments. She has extensive experience with all aspects of plastic surgery nursing including all injectables, lasers and the latest skin care and vein treatments.

Hilary’s passion for creating an exceptional patient experience shines through from the moment you meet her. Hilary’s extensive training and artistic eye have resulted in a loyal following of patients. Her experience, genuine compassion and attention to detail add up to one amazing aesthetic nurse!

Hilary performs a wide variety of services including

  • Dermal Fillers: Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Sculptra, Radiesse, Juvederm Ultra XC, Voluma, Vobella, Vollure and Bolotero.
  • Botox and Dysport
  • IPL, Photorejuvenation
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Micropen
  • Platelet rich Plasma treatments (PRP)
  • CoolSculpting

Courtney Toland Belladerma San DiegoCOURTNEY TOLAND
Medical Aesthetician

Courtney has been in the skin care industry for over 12 years. Together with her BA in Sociology from Cal State San Marcos and her extensive training from the prestigious Aveda Institute, she has the ability to really understand her patients’ needs. Once you meet Courtney, you will see that her passion for skin care and for helping patients feel and look their best, is undeniable. Her philosophy is to educate patients and give them guidance in finding a treatment plan that is safe, effective, and consistent. She understands beautiful skin can only be achieved by working together with her patients. Her goal is to make sure that all our patients relax and enjoy a spa-like experience while benefiting from medical grade treatments and products. Courtney is certified to perform our brand-new facial treatment, the HydraFacial and looks forward to sharing this amazing treatment with our patients.

Schedule a complimentary skin care consultation today and Courtney will help you develop a skin care regimen that best fits your lifestyle and achieve your skin care goals.

Jolie Neely Belladerma San DiegoJOLIE NEELY
Front Office Supervisor

Jolie became a member of Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center’s team in 2013. She brings over seven years of customer service experience to the practice, as well as her beautiful smile and her friendly, outgoing manner to the front desk. She will happily assist you when checking in or when scheduling your appointments. We’re sure you’ll agree that Jolie is definitely an asset to our team!

Monique Jette Belladerma San DiegoMONIQUE JETTE
Office Coordinator

Monique has a background in Aesthetics and over 14 years of administrative and customer service experience. Monique is a licensed Aesthetician with a passion for skin care and a genuine interest in our patient’s needs. She is the friendly voice you will hear on the phone and the first face you will see when you check in for your appointment. Her upbeat personality and ability to multitask make her an asset to our team.

Monique is responsible for coordinating Drs. Bucko and Mozaffari’s schedules along with our other providers and maintaining all patient information and records. She is in charge of the check-in and check-out process of our patients and will happily assist you with your surgical and non-surgical inquiries and scheduling appointments.

In her free time, Monique enjoys traveling and hiking.

Sue Littleton Belladerma San Diego


Patient Concierge

Sue was a patient of Dr. Bucko’s long before she joined the team. Her listening skills, concern for our patients and imaginative flair towards customer service allow her to make a unique and significant contribution to Belladerma. As your Patient Concierge, you may have met Sue as she welcomed you to our La Jolla office, or spoken to her on a follow-up call she made to you as part of our patient care program.

Sue’s exemplary history of service as a professional concierge in some of the world’s finest hotels and as a VIP Special Services agent for an international airline, combined with her charming English accent and warm smile, you are guaranteed any interaction with Sue will be a warm, enjoyable and positive experience.

Kathy Fazio Belladerma San DiegoKATHY FAZIO
Accounting Manager

Kathy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, gained over 20 years of her accounting career. She facilitates all accounting operations, which include collaborating with our CPA, she is also a Notary Public.

Kathy’s warm and friendly personality makes her a welcome addition to our dedicated team. In her free time Kathy enjoys cooking, crochet and spending time with her family.