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Meet Our Physician Assistants

Shannon O’Donnell Adams, PA-C

Shannon is a certified Physician Assistant. She has worked with our board-certified plastic surgeons since 2012. Shannon works side-by-side with Dr. Ankit Desai and Dr. Michael Fallucco in all aspects of our very busy and efficient surgical practice. Shannon is also a highly-skilled injector with over six years of injecting experience in BOTOX® Cosmetic/Dysport®, microneedling, KYBELLA®, and dermal facial fillers.

Shannon joined the plastic surgery team in 2012 after working in a dermatology clinic. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern, where she earned her Masters in Medical Science.

“What I enjoy most about working in this practice is the personal relationships we have with our patients. No matter what, our patients come first.”

Lauren Sikes Lynch, PA-C

A licensed Physician Assistant and Florida native, Lauren joined Florida Plastic Surgery Group in 2017, having previously worked in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Lauren earned her B. S. from Florida State University, where she studied Biological Science and Chemistry. She then attended the University of Florida College of Medicine to earn her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. Following graduation, Lauren pursued her aesthetic interest, providing laser hair removal at Ideal Image. In 2013, she joined the plastic surgery department at the Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville, where she first assisted in both cosmetic and reconstructive cases. Her training and knowledge continued to grow when she practiced aesthetics in Atlanta, Georgia. There, she performed consultations for an array of cosmetic surgery procedures, as well as CoolSculpting®, Ultherapy®, Hydrafacial®, and cosmetic injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic/Dysport®, JUVÉDERM®, and Restylane®.

In addition to surgery and injectables, Lauren performs microneedling and KYBELLA® procedures, and was instrumental in bringing Dr. Zein Obagi’s medical skin care line, ZO® Skin Health, to Florida Plastic Surgery Group.

Alana Weatherly, PA-C

A certified Physician Assistant, Alana has specialized in plastic and reconstructive surgery since her graduation from Weill Cornell Graduate School with a Master of Science in Health Sciences in 2013. She is a Jacksonville native and attended The Bolles School before pursuing her Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees from Florida State University. Prior to her career as a physician assistant she practiced in Washington, DC and New York City as a transplant Registered Dietitian before discovering her passion for directly impacting patients’ health and self-confidence.

Alana’s work in surgery gives her a strong understanding of facial anatomy, which she brings to the office setting while treating facial cosmetic patients. She is trained in facial aesthetics and specializes in neuromodulators (BOTOX® Cosmetic/Dysport®), dermal facial fillers, microneedling, KYBELLA®, and individualized skin care regimens.

“I am fortunate that I have the privilege to care for patients, whether it’s restoring self-confidence through facial rejuvenation or assisting in plastic and reconstructive surgeries. I love having the ability to make a difference in how a person sees themself.”

If you would like to learn more about the many aesthetic enhancement options we offer here at Florida Plastic Surgery Group, please contact us today.