The heart and soul of NOVA Plastic Surgery is truly our team of experienced practitioners and staff members. Whether you’re engaging with a physician’s assistant or our office manager, we believe that every interaction with a customer should begin a trusting relationship that will stay for time to come. With this knowledge, we kindly ask you to read more about each individual staff member and how they contribute to the NOVA Plastic Surgery experience.
His guiding principle is to take care of patients the way he takes care of his own family. This is accomplished by offering patients the different available options, then giving his opinion as an experienced plastic and hand surgeon on what the best option would be for the patient.
Although Dr. Nukta focused his practice mostly on hand surgery and trauma plastic surgery, he supervises all plastic surgery and skin care services at NOVA Plastic Surgery. He attends plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery meetings, and evaluates the literature and up-to-date technology, in order to bring our patients the best providers and best services.
After completing 9 years of rigorous surgical training at some of the country’s most prestigious hospitals and medical institutions , he moved to Virginia where he founded NOVA Plastic Surgery. Dr. Nukta is one of the regions top experts in treating traumatic injuries of the hand and face. He also supervises medspa activities performed at the center.
Khalique Zahir, MD is the chief of Plastic Surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is a well known and respected cosmetic and plastic surgeon in Fairfax county and Loudoun county. Dr. Zahir specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. He has great experience with evaluating patients requiring breast augmentation, tummy tucks and mommy makeovers. In addition, he has special interest, in eyelid and eyebrow surgery and facelifts.
Michele Gittings is a nationally board certified Physician Assistant and performs numerous treatments at NOVA Plastic Surgery. Michele has been a Physician Assistant since 2004 and prides herself on helping patients get their desired look, while providing the most natural results.
Danielle is a certified Physician Assistant with a diverse background including General and Aesthetic Dermatology. She strives to help clients of all ages reach their aesthetic goals through skin care, education, injectable treatments, and laser treatments.
Jenn is a native of Northern Virginia. She is also a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, assisting Dr. Nukta in many different in-office procedures. As the Practice Administrator, Jenn will be delighted to work with you to ensure the process is an enjoyable and stress-free experience for you.
Danielle Harper is our Coolsculpting Specialist and MedSpa Manager. Dani uses her artistic background in her Coolscultping treatments to give you the best body contouring results possible. You will often see her in the front as she has a passion for patient care and enjoys assisting our guests as they are in our office.
Frank made custom furniture for many years but turned his attention to emergency medicine with the new millennium. He became a paramedic while working with a rescue squad near his home in Fauquier County and has worked full-time in hospital emergency departments since 2001. He has been with Nova Plastic Surgery since 2016 as our Medical Assistant. Frank assists Dr. Nukta in procedures and sees patients for dressing changes, suture removal and more.
Sadiya is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She holds undergraduate and doctorate degrees from George Mason University and is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Nursing there. She is certified by the National Laser Institute in advanced aesthetic treatments. As a fully accredited and licensed nurse practitioner with more than 4 years of experience practicing a variety of medical aesthetics and non-surgical procedures, she brings a wealth of medical knowledge, technical aptitude, and interpersonal skills that help patients feel comfortable and confident in all aspects of their care. She is adept at creating personal solutions to all your aesthetic needs. You will be delighted with her gentle touch and superb results.
Andrea is a Master Aesthetician, who graduated from the prestigious school, Yvonne De Vilar in Vienna.
She has worked in some of the top spas and dermatology offices in the area. With 14 years of experience, Andrea takes pride in educating her patients about how to achieve and maintain their skin care goals. She truly enjoys helping people through thoughtful consultations and treatment plans. Andrea performs many advanced treatments including Microneedling, BBL, Laser Hair Removal, HydraFacial, Chemical Peels and many more.
When Andrea is not working her skincare magic, she enjoys spending time with her son, Anthony.
Erica Christiansen is a Master Aesthetician, who is originally from Grand Rapids Michigan. Around the time of her move to Virginia, Erica began to struggle with her skin’s health. This led her down the path of aesthetics, nutrition, and health. After finding out a solution to her own skins issues she decided she wanted to help others find hope and confidence as well and enrolled in school for aesthetics. Erica completed her training as a Master Aesthetician at The Aesthetic Institute in Vienna, Virginia.
She is always curious about new and innovative products, results-based treatments and tools. She enjoys researching the latest and greatest in the field and going to as many workshops and launches as she can. She is a very compassionate, caring individual, who enjoys establishing great relationships with clients and sharing her love of skincare.
When Erica isn’t practicing aesthetics she enjoys traveling, doing makeup, boating, and spending time with her husband, her cat, Julian and dog, Dougie.