Dr. Stella Desyatnikova, also known as Dr. Stella, is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Seattle. Focused on facial rejuvenation, she specializes in facelifts, mini facelifts, eyelid surgery, BOTOX® Cosmetic, fillers, and laser treatments. With a goal to enhance natural beauty and achieve facial harmony, Dr. Stella's expertise and gentle approach have made her a trusted choice for patients.
Dr. Stella received her Doctor of Medicine degree with Honors from the University of Washington. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology at the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, and further specialized, completing her Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Washington. She is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. She is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Stella Desyatnikova is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and the founder of Ultrasonos. She is the world-renowned expert, leading the developing field of facial ultrasound, and is highly sought after as a speaker in the United States and internationally.
Dr. Desyatnikova is a member of the AAFPRS, AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine), and the CMAC International Expert Board. Her research and practice are focused on advancing the use of ultrasound for safe and precise administration of injectable treatments, prevention and treatment of complications, and expanding education and awareness of facial ultrasound applications and anatomy.
We offer a variety of facial ultrasound training opportunities, including CME-accredited one- and two-day courses. Individual training and shadowing experiences are available on an individual basis.
At the Stella Center, Dr. Stella Desyatnikova and her team have been making patients happy for years. Whether they choose facial plastic surgery or a med spa treatment, the women and men who visit us in downtown Seattle are consistently thrilled with their improvements. Read just a few of the many glowing testimonials we have received.
Aesthetic Nurse Injector
Faye Wu, our accomplished Nurse Injector, seamlessly blends nursing expertise and artistic finesse at The Stella Center. Holding a Bachelor's Degree in Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Faye brings over a decade of specialized experience in Aesthetic Medicine and peri-operative nursing. With multiple certifications from the Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine, she excels in advanced neurotoxin and filler injections. Faye's patient-centric approach prioritizes personalized care, focusing on natural results while honoring individuality. She is fluent in Mandarin and caters to diverse facial features and cultural nuances. Proficient in a spectrum of procedures, Faye's favorites include lip and tear trough fillers. Eager to contribute her skills to The Stella Center, Faye looks forward to the exciting aesthetic journey in Seattle, blending her commitment to ongoing education with a passion for nature and outdoor activities. Schedule with Faye for a transformative aesthetic experience that harmonizes skill, artistry, and a dedication to enhancing your unique beauty.
Front Desk Coordinator
James Hughes, our Front Desk Coordinator, is a seasoned professional with a background in Television Production from Long Beach State University. Prior to joining The Stella Center, he served as the Concierge Manager at Nexus Seattle, honing his skills in exceptional patient service. Since joining in July 2022, James has been the crucial first and last point of contact, ensuring a seamless experience for patients. From scheduling appointments to addressing concerns, his dedication is unwavering.
James's passion extends beyond his role - he trains youth basketball, immerses himself in sports like Huskies Football/Basketball and Seahawks, and enjoys the vibrant cultural scene of Seattle, including concerts at Jazz Alley and cheering for the Mariners. With a commitment to excellence, he envisions a long and fulfilling career at The Stella Center, making every patient interaction exceptional.
Jillian Heichel serves as a dedicated Medical Assistant at The Stella Center. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Washington in 2022. Jillian is an indispensable member of The Stella Center family and plays a crucial role in ensuring our patients' comfort and safety by helping Dr. Stella with patient care, assisting in surgeries, and conducting pre and post-operative care.
Looking forward, Jillian has ambitious plans to attend physician assistant school in the spring of 2024, underlining her commitment to advancing her medical career and skills. What fuels Jillian's passion for her job is the opportunity to work within a team that shares the same unwavering commitment and compassion towards our patients, fostering a nurturing and supportive environment.
Jillian is from Stanwood, WA. Outside of her medical pursuits, she enjoys camping, crabbing, and snow skiing. Jill also has a passion for cooking and cherishes spending quality time with her friends and family.
Emma Meyer, our dedicated Medical Assistant, holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in German, showcasing her diverse academic background and dedication to excellence. During her undergraduate years, Emma gained valuable experience as a clinical assistant at a sports medicine clinic, further nurturing her passion for patient care.
In her role, Emma offers patients not only a strong foundation in medical sciences but also excellent communication skills and a positive attitude. She firmly believes in fostering a caring and supportive environment for every patient she interacts with.
Emma's ambitions extend to medical school, where she aspires to make a significant impact in the healthcare field. Outside of work, you'll find Emma pursuing her love for running, baking, and cherishing moments with friends and family. Emma is a vital part of our team, embodying the values of compassion, dedication, and continuous growth.
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