Columbia, SC

Our Staff


Julie Rhodes

Office Manager and Patient Care Coordinator

"I value the relationships that are built and the happiness that we are able to give our patients and their families."

Julie Rhodes received her Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. With more than 15 years of experience in clinical settings, she serves as the office manager and patient care coordinator at Lexington Plastic Surgery. In this role, Julie schedules surgeries and consults with cosmetic patients regarding procedures and pricing. As the patient liaison, Julie will help you achieve your aesthetic goals by ensuring all of your questions have been answered and concerns have been addressed.

Marissa Bethea

Medical Office Technician

"I like to think of each patient as if they were a family member or friend.  It’s rewarding to build relationships with patients as I assist in helping them achieve their aesthetic goals."

Marissa Bethea attended Illinois School of Health Careers in Chicago, where she received her Registered Medical Assistant certification. She has worked in a variety of health care specialties since 2012. As the Medical Office Technician, Marissa assists Dr. Lefkowitz with patient consultations, pre-op and post-op office visits. Marissa makes it a priority to answer your questions to ensure maximum comfort and trust while in our care.

Lucy Hughes, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse

"I love seeing how happy our patients are and being a part of all aspects of their care."

Lucy Hughes grew up in West Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina, and has worked in health care for more than 10 years. As a Registered Nurse, Lucy works closely with Dr. Lefkowitz both in the office and the operating room. Her skill and knowledge with plastic surgery helps to ensure a seamless patient experience from start to finish.

Lauren Joiner

Medical Office Supervisor

"I love seeing how happy our patients are when they come to see us, and I value the relationships that are built with each one of them."

Lauren grew up in South Carolina and has been working in healthcare for more than 9 years. Lauren manages the front office, check-in and check-out processes, appointment scheduling, and online consultation requests. Lauren is the first face you see when you come to our office and she is dedicated to making each patient’s experience pleasant.

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