Meet the Staff
"My experience was great! He has a wonderful, caring staff that you can always get in touch with and that is a big deal when you have surgery! Loved my results!"
Liana Drouilhet serves as our Chief Operating Officer. Liana oversees Aesthetic Surgical Associates' business operations and provides support and training for the staff including human resource management and staff development. She oversees clinical operations including practice finances, business development, scheduling, patient flow, and productivity while ensuring compliance with HIPPA, OSHA, and other government regulations. Liana is responsible for effectively coordinating all employee and business operations as well as managing the practice’s resources.
Prior to joining Dr. Metzinger and Aesthetic Surgical Associates, Liana was the Managing Director of a Cosmetic Surgery Center in New Orleans, LA. She provided patient care, managed the staff, hired new employees, and handled all personnel and financial matters. Liana was also in charge of all marketing, advertising public relations, and business development initiatives.
Liana was born in Uptown New Orleans, the place where she mostly spent her childhood and adult life. After graduating from Isidore Newman School, she entered the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Following her academic tenure at the University of Georgia, Liana went back to her hometown and attended Tulane University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in English.
After completion of her undergraduate studies, Liana worked as an advertising executive in both the New Orleans and Houston markets. In 1994, she joined the sales and marketing team of Savage Design Group (a branding and design agency). Liana’s broad-based industry knowledge, complemented with her dynamic business acumen, was the driving force in promoting innovative portfolios of graphic design artists, as well as in spearheading progressive company branding, identity, and website design and production.
Prior to joining the Cosmetic Surgery Center team, Liana was the Practice Administrator at Gitter Vein Institute. She developed business strategies and formulated budgets while supervising the daily operations. She ensured the whole practice was running seamlessly and successfully while directing all efforts to expand the business.
Liana is a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGNA), a life member of the Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport, Pass Christian Yacht Club, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, and the New Orleans Country Club. She served on the Board of Directors and was PTA President of Coast Episcopal School. Apart from work, Liana’s pride and joy are her children – Drew, 19, DeDe, 17, and Cameron, 13.
Rhonda Abadie is Dr. Metzinger’s certified surgical assistant. Rhonda has fifteen years of surgical experience in plastics. In addition to having an extensive understanding of human surgical anatomy; Rhonda has surgical skills such as suturing, the proper use of surgical instrumentation, and proper positioning of surgical patients. She has worked with Dr. Metzinger at Houma Outpatient Surgical Center as 1st assistant in surgery since 2005. Prior to her time in the operating room, she worked for many years as a Medical Assistant. Rhonda is also a licensed cosmetologist. We are excited to have Rhonda join our staff!
Kimberly is currently an undergrad in pre-nursing at the University Of New Orleans. She has worked as a medical receptionist for Aesthetic Surgical Associates after she graduated high school in 2013. She has always had a passion for anything that is medical-related. Kimberly hopes to get accepted into LSU nursing school to complete her studies. Being a Medical receptionist at ASA has allowed her to experience a medical environment as well as learning many things that will benefit her in her career as a nurse anesthetist. She is a people person and she loves meeting and interacting with new people. She loves her job and is honored to work for Dr. Metzinger.
Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology since 2003, Gabriela's background in the beauty industry has given her opportunities to develop all of the skills she applies in all of her professional services.
Prior to her current career as medical aesthetician, Gabriela has provided assistance in the growth and development of other estheticians by training in service protocols, product knowledge, and as an educational assistant in workshops at several trade shows held in various parts of the country.
Outside the world of esthetics, Gabriela serves as a volunteer as a medical advocate at University Medical Center and will receive her certification as both a Medical and Legal Translator and Interpreter from the University of New Orleans from which she graduated in 2014 as an undergraduate with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a Business Concentration degree.
Some activities she enjoys doing in her personal time are exploring different restaurants, reading, exercising and learning new languages, even if it's just a phrase or two.