Our Northern New Jersey Plastic Surgery Team
Jesse Carbone, CMA
Certified Medical Assistant
Jesse is a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) who brings six years of Dermatology experience to The Breslow Center. Her career in the medical field began as a lab assistant at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT. She graduated from Eastwick College in 2009 and has been working in the specialty field of Dermatology. Jesse is excited about her new career in Plastic Surgery and all of the aspects of the Medical Spa. She works alongside of our doctors and meets with patients on a daily basis. She has a caring nature and exudes a passion for individualized, special care to each and every patient. Outside of work, Jesse loves the outdoors and is an avid hiker. Her favorite hikes include the Catskills and the Appalachian Trail. She also enjoys kayaking, traveling and is a gourmet cook. She is a loyal Knicks, Jets, Mets & Rangers fan.
Melissa Giordano, RN, CANS
Director of Nursing / Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist / Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse
Melissa has been with The Breslow Center since 2007 and has dedicated her career in Nursing to Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. As Director of Nursing, she assists with all medical aspects of the practice. With over a decade of experience in plastic surgery, including 4 years of assisting the operating room, Melissa is an integral member of our team. Melissa is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of plastic surgery patient care and she enjoys working with patients and directing them through a positive surgical experience as well as the many other services we provide. Melissa is an active member of the International Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses as well as the Society for Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists.
In addition to serving as Director of Nursing, Melissa is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. Under the medical direction of Dr. Breslow and Dr. Farkas, Melissa provides aesthetic consultations and treatments for those who are interested in improving their appearance and self-esteem with non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Melissa is extensively trained in the latest techniques in non-surgical facial rejuvenation using BOTOX®Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM® , VOLUMA®. VOLBELLA®. RADIESSE® and BELOTERO®. Trained extensively by Dr. Breslow, along with renowned leaders in the industry and top aesthetic manufacturers such as Allergan and Merz, Melissa has mastered her craft and is a highly sought-after expert in non-surgical facial aesthetic rejuvenation.
Melissa earned the prestigious CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) credential in 2014 and is one of only a handful of plastic surgical nurses in the North East to attain this specialized certification. Melissa’s artistic eye and vast knowledge in plastic surgery patient care make her ideally suited as an exceptional Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. Melissa regularly attends aesthetic seminars and national conventions to keep abreast of the latest trends in injectable treatments, so her patients achieve a more beautiful and natural look. She prides herself on developing lasting relationships with her patients, by providing natural results with the utmost comfort in mind.
As a leading provider for cosmetic injectable treatments, Melissa is also a Certified Speaker and Trainer for Allergan, the manufacturer of BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM®. Melissa’s role as a Certified Speaker and Trainer for Allergan’s Aesthetic Consultant Exchange (ACE) is dedicated towards educating physicians and other medical providers on the latest advanced injection techniques with special regard to the understanding of facial anatomy, clinical safety and the efficacy of their products. Melissa’s years of hands-on experience and expert results have made her exceptional in this advanced role.
Madison Goldberg, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Madison, our physician assistant, has been practicing in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery since completing her degree. She earned her Masters of Science in 2012. Prior to joining The Breslow Center she previously practiced at John Hopkins Hospital. Her goal each and every day is to deliver the most extraordinary patient care possible. Madison’s focus is to assist Dr. Breslow and Dr. Farkas in caring for their patients. You will meet Madison at the initial visit alongside of the doctors, through surgical procedures, and for follow up care. Patients feel comforted in her care and know they will be supported throughout their journey at the Breslow Center.
Sharon Grasso, RN
Plastic Surgical Nurse
Sharon joined The Breslow Center in October of 2017 as a Plastic Surgical Nurse. Her medical career began as an Emergency Medical Technician, which carried over as a surgical technician in the Labor & Delivery Room.
The experiences she encountered as a EMT lead her into nursing. Sharon also has several years of Emergency Room experience.
Sharon’s interest in skin care started several years ago. After experiencing her very first facial, she decided to pursue the aesthetic field and became a licensed aesthetician. Her high level of skill allowed her to become an educator representing prestigious skin care brands, while training therapists world-wide in medical spas, top destination resorts and platform work at various trade shows. With the unique, combined experience Sharon gained, she decided to seek a position as an RN in a Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa office. Her extensive clinical background in nursing and skincare serves as a perfect backdrop for plastic surgery and aesthetic nursing.
Known for her outgoing personality, attention to detail and nurturing demeanor are just some of the key factors in Sharon’s ability to develop long-term relationships with patients. Most importantly she enjoys connecting with her patients and is passionate about motivating others to look and feel their best.
Outside of work, Sharon engages a healthy active lifestyle. She is a certified spin instructor, avid road cyclist, enjoys cooking, skiing in the Colorado mountains, does yoga and loves the beach.
Licensed Medical Aesthetician
Melanie has been in the aesthetic field since 2004. She graduated from DePasquale’s Artistic Academy in 2007 & continues to further her education by attending seminars and meetings to update her patients on the newest innovations in the exciting world of skincare treatments and products. As a Medical Aesthetician for The Breslow Center for Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, Melanie thoroughly enjoys helping others radiate their inner beauty and confidence through a glowing face and body. Her skincare philosophy is that everyone should always feel great about how they view themselves in the mirror, no matter their age. She is dedicated and driven to help each of her patient’s reach their reflection goals through prevention and correction with treatments as well as products that properly target each individual needs.
Licensed Medical Aesthetician
Lisa has been in the skin care industry for over 25 years. It’s when she owned and operated a fitness and skin care salon in Palm Beach Florida that she discovered the negative impact of sun damage and wanted to help educate her clients as much as possible. When she returned to NJ in 1993 the medical skin care world was in it’s infancy and Lisa wanted to be a part of it and worked alongside a plastic surgeon for 23 years. Along the way she went on to learn all of the latest techniques and provide result oriented treatments and utilizing the best skin care to achieve visible results and very happy patients. After her personal battle with breast cancer, Lisa went on to become certified in Oncology Facial Technique and enjoys giving back to those going through cancer therapies. Her passion and excitement continues and the Breslow Center is thrilled that she is a part of our team. Lisa loves to travel, hiking, healthy cooking, and being surrounded by positive people.
Denise offers over 20 years experience in business management and marketing. She is dedicated to ensuring all facets of our practice run smoothly. Her number one goal is to provide optimal patient satisfaction at the Breslow Center. Her strong leadership and analytical skills in conjunction with her ability to work both as a team leader and team member make her an asset to our practice. If you have any questions or concerns Denise is always available and willing to help.
Patient Care Coordinator
Cheri brings 25 years of business experience to the practice. She is the Patient Care Coordinator for all non cosmetic and cosmetic procedures.
She will coordinate all aspects of your procedure from the beginning to the end. Her goal is to provide the patient with a stress free environment prior to their surgery, by ensuring that the every detail in the coordination of their procedure is taken care of. She is always here to listen, to advise, and to lend a caring ear.
Front Desk Receptionist
Once you arrive at The Breslow Center, you will be greeted by Nelly. She is client focused and will welcome you with her contagious smile. Nelly has worked in the medical field since 2009. Prior to joining The Breslow Center in 2015, Nelly held a similar position in a dermatology practice. In her free times she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. She loves nature and enjoys outdoors activities. Nelly is very passionate about helping others and is a volunteer at Strengthen Our Sisters, a shelter whose mission is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, poverty, and abuse by restoring balance and harmony through individual empowerment.
Front Desk Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Krystle is the Front Desk Coordinator/Administrative Assistant for The Breslow Center. She has been working in the Medical field for over since 2007. She began her career at Columbia University Medical Center in Gynecological Oncology. She then moved into private practice, ranging from Bariatric surgery to Plastic Surgery. Krystle joined the Breslow team in 2014 and ensures that our Front Desk runs smoothly, is involved in many aspects of the practice and is right hand to our Practice Administrator. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and enjoys partaking in outdoor adventures with her children. She also dabbles in children’s party planning and she loves to cook and bake.
Licensed Medical Aesthetician
Dawn is a graduate of the Artistic Academy. She chose Esthetics as her career after realizing her passion to help people feel good about themselves. She believes the esthetics industry offers an ongoing learning experience and keeping up with available knowledge is critical to being the best esthetician possible. She understands how pigmentation, adult acne and premature aging not only put your skin in jeopardy, but also your self-esteem and confidence. Dawn believes that by providing her clients with the knowledge, a customized plan and tools to correct the situation, she can help each individual client reach their skin care goal. She is excited to help her patients improve their appearance and looks forward to their next visit as an exciting step on their path to healthy, beautiful skin. When she is not working, Dawn enjoys playing golf and loves to cook.
Certified Micropigmentation Technician
Vjera Zec is certified technician for the application of cosmetic micro-pigmentation, a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and a member the American Academy of Micropigmentation. Past clients praise her meticulous attention to detail and professional demeanor as factors to their successful experiences in her care. Her services include but are not limited to, Microblading of natural look eyebrows and permanent cosmetics for the eyes and lips.
Vjera takes a professional and artistic approach to color application. Aside from training on both coasts of the United States, her path has also lead her to visit various European countries to study under world renowned educators in the field of permanent make up application and pigment color theory. The skills acquired have not only brought confidence to those seeking the beautifying effect and convenience of permanent make up, but also have helped those in need. Sufferers of Alopecia, unable to grow body hair, and cancer survivors post reconstruction surgery have both benefited from Vjera’s attention to detail, artist’s touch and compassion.
The Breslow Center for Plastic Surgery is currently offering the services of this high demand professional in the cutting edge of cosmetic beauty enhancement. We are confident she will help you define your look.