Cypress Office
Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery: C. Bob Basu, MD
9899 Towne Lake Parkway, Suite 100
Cypress, Texas 77433
Phone: (713) 799-2278

Houston Office
Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery: C. Bob Basu, MD
1200 Binz Street, Suite 950
Houston, Texas 77004
Phone: (713) 799-2278

Meet the Staff

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Director of Operations
Practice Administrator

As the Director of Operations and Practice Administrator, Zach is responsible for managing all business operations, business development, personnel, human resources, and marketing. Zach joined our team in 2018 and possesses over 15 years of experience in the aesthetic space. With a passion for customer service and patient satisfaction, Zach is devoted to ensuring every patient at Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery receives the highest quality of care. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and lifting weights. His favorite quote is, “On the road to success you can be sure of one thing – there is never a crowd on the extra mile.”

Zach@basuplasticsurgery.comcreate new email

Mary Ellen Firat, MD

Board-Certified Anesthesiologist

After working in the medical center for over 15 years as a ABA board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Mary Ellen Firat, MD, serves as the head of anesthesia at Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery and our Ambulatory Surgery Center – Beleza Surgery Center. Hailing from Auburn, AL, Dr. Firat attended Loyola University in New Orleans for undergrad and obtained her M.D. from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She moved to Houston for anesthesia residency at UT Houston in 1999 and made it her home. It had always been her “dream job” to do aesthetic plastic surgery at an outpatient surgery center, as she enjoys watching the patients’ transformations and loves helping them start their journeys while providing a relaxing anesthetic suited to each individual. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and four fur babies.


Plastic Surgery Assistant/Coordinator

As a surgical technologist, Linnea is an integral part of our surgical team. Linnea helps maintain a safe protocol for surgical cases, preparing the operating rooms and assisting Dr. Basu during surgery.  In addition, she helps to maintain supplies and vendor relationships. When she’s not assisting in surgery, she’s providing quality preoperative and postoperative care to our patients. Linnea was born and raised in Tyler, TX, and completed her CST in 2010. Dr. Basu took early notice of her exceptional skillset in the operating room, her unconditional commitment to the patient, and her attention to fine details (great minds think and work alike).  Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery recruited her from the hospital over six years ago.  She always looks forward to spending quality time with her kids, off-roading in her Jeep, and last but certainly not least, football season (Go Texans!). Linnea has a passion for assisting others and helping our patients achieve their aesthetic goals while helping them feel good about themselves.

Susan, BSN, RN

Plastic Surgery Nurse

Susan (BSN, RN) is truly a patient advocate and a champion of exceptional patient care. She has a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso. She was inducted in the National Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau in 1981. She has been a plastic reconstructive surgical and skincare nurse since 1991. Her vast knowledge in this industry has been proven by her plethora of loyal and satisfied patients. Susan enjoys creating a personalized experience vowing to be honest and true to all patients while defining the science and art of skin care and plastic surgery, inclusive of wellness and health awareness. Susan also speaks Spanish. In the past, she has enjoyed being a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and has served as a board member for the Victoria Ballet Company and the Children’s Museum of Victoria and Temple Binai Israel. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, gardening, baking, reading, and spending time with her three daughters and family.

Shannon, LVN

Plastic Surgery Nurse

Shannon received her LVN nursing degree with honors in 1998.  She gained valuable experience in many fields of nursing before finding her true passion as a plastic surgery nurse in 2003.  She decided to expand her knowledge of this specialty and joined Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery in 2012.  She provides continuity of care by remaining at the patient’s side during all phases of the surgery, ensuring that all patients’ needs are met, giving each person a unique and fulfilling experience.  In addition to her surgical roles, Shannon has gained advanced training in facial aesthetics working with dermal fillers and neurotoxins such as Botox.  Her techniques provide natural results with a caring, gentle touch.  Shannon takes great pride in helping patients regain their confidence. During her time off, she enjoys playing golf, relaxing by the pool, and watching her kids play competitive sports.

Danea, BSN, RN

Plastic Surgery Nurse

Danea grew up in a small town in Scotland and moved to the U.S. to pursue her education in nursing. She received her BSN from the University of Texas at Arlington where she was inducted into the National Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau in 2015. Beginning her nursing career as a certified nursing assistant working with heart transplant patients at Mayo Clinic, and later as a floor nurse at Memorial Herman, she spent over a decade developing her compassionate nature and skills in patient care and recovery. At Basu Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, Danea stays with you throughout your entire journey, through pre-operative and post-operative appointments as well as during surgery itself. Because Danea is with you every step of the way, her favorite part about working at Basu is rooting patients on as she witnesses their confidence grow each time she sees them. Outside of work, you can find Danea spending time with friends and family, traveling and enjoying the outdoors.

Emily, BSN, RN

Aesthetic Nurse Injector
Plastic Surgery Nurse

Growing up on a family farm in Nebraska, Emily learned the values of patience, discipline and care which have translated into her compassionate treatment as a nurse. She graduated with her B.S.N. from the University of Nebraska and was inducted into the National Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau in 2015. While she started her career as a PICC nurse, it wasn’t until she transitioned into aesthetics that she truly found her calling. She has been an essential part of the Basu team as both a surgical and aesthetics nurse, providing compassionate and results-focused care for both her surgical and non-surgical patients. Emily enjoys being a part of each patient’s transformation and works to ensure that they always feel calm and comfortable in what can for some be a sensitive and long-awaited procedure. In her free time, Emily enjoys taking in the outdoors, traveling and planning her upcoming wedding!

Tiffany, BSN, RN

Certified Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Tiffany (BSN, RN) is a native Bostonian who graduated with a degree in communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her passion for helping others led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in nursing through an accelerated BSN program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She has been an essential attribute to Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery since 2015. As an aesthetic nurse injector, Tiffany is recognized for her ability to provide treatments tailored to each individual and their aesthetic desires.  She understands that each patient is their own unique canvas and will provide natural results that align with the golden ratio of each individual’s structure and anatomy. As a self-proclaimed perfectionist, Tiffany strives to make each and every patient happy and to enhance their confidence when they leave her chair. Every one of her patients knows that she is fully invested in their care from beginning to end.  She takes great pride in her work and continuously works towards expanding her knowledge. Outside of her career, she enjoys spending time with her two vivacious golden retrievers, going to the beach, Muay Thai, paddle boarding, and just about every water activity you can think of.

Chelsea, BSN, RN

Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Our resident southern belle, Chelsea is a proud native Mississippian who received her B.S. in Kinesiotherapy from Southern Miss and her B.S.N. from The University of Mississippi. Throughout her education, Chelsea always felt called to pursue a career where she could help others, but it wasn’t until she entered the aesthetics industry that she truly found her calling. She loves being able to make a visible difference in her patient’s lives, helping them to find the confidence they’ve lost and guiding them through their journey to loving themselves again. Chelsea understands that it’s often difficult for patients to express their insecurities, and always aims to make everyone she treats feel comfortable, safe, informed and not pressured. A self-proclaimed perfectionist, she loves continually learning about the industry through podcasts and extended training in order to provide patients with the best results possible using the latest innovative techniques and procedures. Outside of work, Chelsea is a wife and dog mom to two miniature schnauzers and enjoys staying active, spending time with family and friends, and listening to live music or simply jamming out in her car.

Jessica, Lauren and Trinh

Patient Care Coordinators

As Patient Care Coordinators, Jessica, Lauren and Trinh are here to be your guides from the second you call in to your very last post-op appointment. With a combined 15 years of experience in aesthetics and plastic surgery, these three women offer a wealth of information on every treatment and procedure and help to guide you to what is best for your unique anatomy and desired results. No question is too big or small for them to help with, and these women are known for being both your confidant and biggest cheerleader in every interaction. Jessica, Lauren and Trinh are passionate about being there for you throughout your journey and love seeing each patient’s confidence grow throughout their time with us. Their goal is to always have you leave us feeling informed about your options, comfortable with your surgical or non-surgical path, and excited to see your results! Ready to get started? Call us or email them at info@basuplasticsurgery.comcreate new email to hear from one of our Patient Care Coordinators today.

Michelle & Sam

Front Desk Staff

Our front desk staff is the friendliest around! Michelle and Sam are here to help your experience with us run smoothly, not only aiding in scheduling your appointments, making sure your paperwork is up-to-date, and taking payments but also providing you with comfort and warmth from the second you walk in the door. Have a question about your appointment or looking to schedule a new one? Contact us by giving them a call at 713-799-2278.


Content Coordinator

Kylie grew up in Bedford, Texas and moved to Houston to receive her BS from the University of Houston, where she discovered her passion for content creation and photography. She has been practicing photography for over 10 years and loves working in the beauty space because it allows her to witness people becoming more confident in themselves. Like any true Texan, she’s a major football fan and outside of work she enjoys playing with her puppy, hanging out with family and friends, and spending time outside.

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