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"Navigate Your Surgery Journey with Ease: Cutting Through the Clutter of Misinformation in Bariatric and Plastic Surgery Prep and Recovery"

Creating a preparation and postoperative recovery plan for bariatric and plastic surgery shouldn’t be a daunting task. Yet, strangely enough, it is! You can easily find information online but most of it is false and not reliable. Likewise, there’s no shortage of people claiming to know the answers to your deepest questions and concerns but they are just as misled as you are.

What’s even more notably absent is a way to find answers from vetted professionals with years of experience and professionals who can mediate.

Executive & Administrative Team:

OUR FOUNDER, LAURA ALEXIS, KNOWS THIS FIRSTHAND.

SHE EXPERIENCED IT HERSELF.


CEO and Founder of Pop Recovery Systems, embodies the quintessence of entrepreneurial brilliance and compassion. With an acute sense of identifying gaps and addressing the needs within overlooked communities, Laura has seamlessly transformed challenges into opportunities, building 7-figure businesses that not only prosper but also profoundly impact lives. At the helm of Pop Recovery Systems, she pioneers innovative support and recovery solutions for the bariatric and plastic surgery sectors, underscoring her commitment to holistic well-being. Laura's visionary leadership and unwavering dedication to inclusivity and comprehensive care exemplify her as a beacon of change in the healthcare industry.


CEO and Founder of Pop Recovery Systems, embodies the quintessence of entrepreneurial brilliance and compassion. With an acute sense of identifying gaps and addressing the needs within overlooked communities, Laura has seamlessly transformed challenges into opportunities, building 7-figure businesses that not only prosper but also profoundly impact lives. At the helm of Pop Recovery Systems, she pioneers innovative support and recovery solutions for the bariatric and plastic surgery sectors, underscoring her commitment to holistic well-being. Laura's visionary leadership and unwavering dedication to inclusivity and comprehensive care exemplify her as a beacon of change in the healthcare industry.

Alice Massey, CSOO

Chief Strategy & Operations Officer 

Alice Massey, CSOO

Chief Strategy & Operations Officer 

A dynamic figure at the intersection of healthcare and technology, boasting expertise in Enterprise Architecture, Risk Management, Project Management, Machine Learning, Cloud Tech, and Anti-Aging. As a strategic risk management expert, she ensures organizational integrity through meticulous governance. Alice excels as a technical project manager, aligning projects with business goals. Her innovation extends to leveraging AI for impactful decisions, integrating machine learning with healthcare for better outcomes. With a commitment to revolutionizing healthcare, she enhances patient care through technology-driven solutions. Armed with a master’s in Anti-Aging, Alice combines science, data, and risk mitigation, pushing technology's boundaries for human health. Currently pursuing an Anti-Aging master’s degree, she holds a Project Management master's, AWS Cloud Practitioner certification, and a Data Analytics certificate from the University of Richmond, showcasing her dedication to innovation and well-being.

Jerome Massey, CISO

Chief Information & Security Officer 

Jerome Massey, CISO

Chief Information & Security Officer 

Meet an accomplished professional with a diverse technology skill set, bringing a wealth of expertise to the table. As a seasoned Network Engineer and AWS Certified specialist, Jerome merges cutting-edge knowledge in computer science, cloud technology, and voice engineering. With a strong foundation in IT operations and security, he navigates seamlessly through programming languages like Python, C, Java, and C++. Beyond the code, his proficiency extends to AI large language models, Linux administration, scripting, containerization, microservices, proxies, load balancers, and Active Directory. A master of multi-factor authentication, he possess in-depth insights into computer hardware, wireless technologies, and electrical engineering. Embracing the future, this tech enthusiast is well-versed in IoT, virtualization, hypervisors, and Linux virtualization, consistently delivering innovative solutions at the intersection of diverse technologies."

Dr. Eric Smith, MD Partner

Expansion & Bariatric Medical Director

We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Eric Smith as a new partner at Bariatrics to Plastics (B2P) dba Pop Recovery Systems (POP). A distinguished figure in the medical community, Dr. Smith specializes in bariatric and robotic surgery and has been a leading practitioner since 2006. His expertise and innovative approach in these fields make him an invaluable asset to our team.

Dr. Smith's extensive experience, particularly in robotic bariatric surgery, positions him uniquely to help POP and B2P expand our preparation and recovery systems to practices across the nation. His commitment to employing the latest technologies and methods in surgery aligns seamlessly with our mission to offer state-of-the-art recovery solutions.

As a national leader in his field, Dr. Smith's insights and practices are aligned with the best in the nation. This alignment ensures that POP and B2P will continue to offer superior experiences, support, and outcomes to our patients. His involvement is set to revolutionize the way we approach partner expansion, patient care, focusing on a holistic recovery experience.

Dr. Smith's philosophy centers on patient-first care, believing in the power of transformation from the inside out. His dedication to this holistic approach to healthcare is a perfect match for our mission at POP and B2P. We believe that his vision will greatly enhance our ability to provide comprehensive care that encompasses both physical and emotional well-being.

With Dr. Smith on board, POP and B2P are poised to bring our systems to practices nationwide, and to set new standards in patient care and recovery, ensuring that each patient's journey is as smooth and effective as possible. We look forward to the advancements and growth that his partnership will bring to our organization.

Jonathan Pinto 

Director of Technology & Process Monitoring

Jonathan Pinto Director of Technology & Process Monitoring

Jonathan serves as the Director of Technology and Process Monitoring, bringing a wealth of experience in project management to his role. His greatest passion is facilitating a collaborative environment where his colleagues are encouraged to challenge themselves and work together to find innovative solutions that benefit patients. Jonathan's diverse background includes significant contributions to project development, marketing, and events at major companies such as Abercrombie and Fitch and the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States, as well as Banco Santander in Brazil. For nearly two years, he has been instrumental in the development and success of the POP Recovery Systems project. Under his guidance, the project has seen substantial growth and has made a significant impact on numerous individuals navigating the pre and post-operative processes. For Jonathan, the ultimate reward comes from witnessing the compassionate treatment of patients, underscoring his commitment to making a meaningful difference in their lives.

Mavie Rodriguez

Director of Practice Onboarding & Integration

Mavie Rodriguez

Director of Practice Onboarding & Integration

Mavi Rodriguez serves as the Director of Practice Support & Integration, bringing over 14 years of invaluable experience as a plastic surgery consultant and patient advocate. Having worked alongside world-renowned plastic surgeons, Mavi has developed a keen insight into the intricacies of the plastic surgery field. Recognizing a significant gap in the continuum of care, she identified the disconnect between the services provided in surgical practices and the comprehensive support patients require during their recovery at home. Driven by a profound passion for educating and empowering women about their plastic surgery options, Mavi launched the influential "Big Butts No Lies" podcast. This innovative platform has become a cornerstone for women on their plastic surgery journey, offering a wealth of real stories, expert advice, and invaluable guidance from both plastic surgeons and patients. At the helm of Practice Support & Integration, Mavi continues to leverage her extensive knowledge and experience to enhance patient care, streamline practice integration, and ensure that both practice partners and staff are well-equipped to meet the evolving needs of patients.

Deanna Cuccia

Executive Assistant to

C-Suite

Deanna Cuccia

Executive Assistant to C-Suite 

Deanna Cuccia is a seasoned Executive Assistant with over 15 years of experience spanning various industries. She joined Pop Recovery Systems in May 2023, inspired by her personal cosmetic surgery experience and a passion for aging gracefully. At Pop Recovery Systems, Deanna utilizes her extensive administrative skills to manage high-level tasks and ensure efficient operations. Her commitment to the company's mission is fueled by her dedication to helping individuals embrace natural beauty and age confidently. Deanna's role involves leveraging her organizational skills, strong communication abilities, and detail-oriented approach to support executives and streamline the company's operations.

Ana Laura Bernardini

IT Assistant & Patient Solutions 

Ana Laura Bernardini

IT Assistant & Patient Solutions 

Ana Laura is an IT assistant known for her passion for helping people find solutions. She is dedicated to streamlining processes and enabling individuals to complete their tasks more efficiently, thereby granting them additional free time. Her ultimate goal is to support professionals in dedicating more time to meaningful interactions with patients, fostering a more human and compassionate approach in their work. Ana Laura's efforts are focused on enhancing the operational efficiency of her team, ensuring that they can focus on what truly matters: providing compassionate and attentive care to patients.

Mental Health & Behavioral Health Team

Stacey Renee

Mental Health Manager

Co Dependency, Grief, & Addiction Specialist

Stacey Renee

Mental Health Manager

Co Dependency, Grief, & Addiction Specialist

As the Manager of our Mental Health department, Stacey provides leadership and guidance to a team of licensed mental health specialists who work with our patients . Her primary goal is to ensure that our women receive the best possible mental health support during their recovery process. With over 25 years of experience, she is dedicated to making sure our patients are overcoming the mental hurdles that come their way, and that our team of specialists is also prepared and empowered to provide the best service possible.

Fruzsina Varga 

Mental Health Team Leader

Fruzsina Varga 

Mental Health Team Leader

Fruzsina is an experienced mental health professional in the field of coaching and therapy, holding certifications as a Board-Certified Master Coach and Trainer in NLP, Time Line Therapy®️, and Hypnotherapy. In addition to her extensive credentials, she is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Bradley University, specializing in Neuro-Counseling. With a diverse background and a wide range of culturally competent training, Fruzsina possesses considerable expertise in Quantum healing, Integrative Personal Development, Mindfulness, and Spiritual Counseling. For more than 15 years, she has offered a person-centered, solution-focused approach in her private practice, providing clients with mindfulness-based self-empowering tools to achieve inner peace, harmonious alignment, mental clarity, and joy. Fruzsina firmly believes in the inherent potential of individuals to live their lives to the fullest. She views the healing journey as a transformative process that allows individuals to uncover their authentic selves, explore their core essence, and tap into their inner wisdom. Through her guidance, clients discover and embody their true identities, building a strong and stable bridge to a meaningful and fulfilled life.

Zakirah Archable 

Mental Health Specialist

Zakirah Archable 

Mental Health Specialist

Born in Washington DC and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, holds a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies with a minor in Psychology from Tia University, class of 2014. With a deep-rooted passion for community work and mental health, Zakirah has dedicated over a decade to serving the Baltimore City community. Her work primarily focuses on empowering women, guiding them towards realizing their full potential. Now residing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Zakirah organizes events aimed at women in the holistic space, advocating for the investment in their mental, physical, and spiritual health. Her extensive experience and dedication make her an invaluable asset to the Pop Recovery Systems team, where she continues her mission to support individuals on their journey to wellness.

Maria ¨Ro¨Garcia

Mental Health Coach

Maria ¨Ro¨Garcia

Mental Health Coach 

María Rocío García is an Ontological Coach who provides Spanish-speaking coaching sessions. She is an integral member of the Mental Health team at "Pop Recovery Systems." Her role involves actively listening to clients and supporting them throughout their surgical process, ensuring they feel mentally and emotionally prepared for their journey. María emphasizes the importance of aligning physical transformations with internal changes, aiding clients in creating a new version of themselves. She is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of her clients' transformative stories.

Nutrition & Fitness Team

Dominick Richard

Nutrition Manager

Dominick Richard

Nutrition Manager

Dominick's primary responsibility is to oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive nutrition plan that supports the healing process and promotes optimal health and well-being for the patients.In collaboration with our team of certified nutrition specialists, she helps evaluate each patient’s individual nutritional needs, taking into account their medical history, dietary preferences, and any medications they may be taking. 

Melanie Crum

Registered Dietician,

Nutrition Team Leader

Melanie Crum

Registered Dietician,

Nutrition Team Leader

Melanie Crum, an accomplished registered dietitian, and health coach, boasts a decade

of experience working with a variety of comorbidities such as obesity, heart disease,

diabetes, and anorexia. Passionate about empowering women of all ages to reach their

full potential and lead fulfilling lives, Melanie integrates healthy, personalized diets into

their lifestyle. Her primary objective is to simplify healthy living and provide dietary plans

that prioritize adding nutritional foods to clients' diets over restrictive eating habits.

Melanie's approach involves setting achievable, long-term goals that prioritize whole

foods as a means of nourishing the body. She spends time with each client to

understand their unique needs, condition, and goals, and educates them on how

nutrition can heal and transform their bodies. Melanie firmly believes that what we

consume has a direct impact on our overall well-being, and she strives to make healthy

eating accessible and enjoyable.

Melanie resides in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and five-year-old twins. They enjoy

visiting local farmers' markets and preparing nutritious, kid-friendly meals together. In

her downtime, Melanie loves to spend time with friends and stay active. Proud to work

for Make It Pop, Melanie is excited to meet new clients and continue supporting women

on their journey towards optimal health and wellness.

Chandra Lee 

MS, Clinical Nutritionist,

Plant Based Culinary Chef

Chandra Lee 

MS, Clinical Nutritionist,

Plant Based Culinary Chef

Former fashion photographer, a highly sought –after holistic nutritionist, gourmet plant-based chef, herbalist, meditation instructor, health coach, weight management specialist, graduate of Landmark Education and captivating communicator inspiring thousands of people to eat and live well. She graduated from New York University with a Masters in nutrition and dietetics and completed her dietetic training at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Bronx, New York.In addition to her nutrition expertise, Chandra received a professional chef certificate from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City. Chandra not stopping with only nutrition and culinary arts she decided to further her education completing a professional herbalist certification from Original Herbal Remedies Center in Queens, New York. With Chandra’s understanding that in order to obtain true transformation it all starts in the mind.  She decided to take it a step further, completing the mindfulness meditation certification program at MNDFL. Shortly after cooking school, Chandra founded her company Organic Flava’s, LLC to share her passion and knowledge about nutrition, whole foods and sustainable living. Throughout her career she is known for educating the masses with her holistic approach to nutrition, food and wellness.  Over the years, she worked nationally as a private chef for many clients. She trained and worked in various hospitals, vegan restaurants, gyms, daycare/head start programs, senior centers, home health care agencies, nutrition companies and also supervised multiple school kitchens throughout the New York City tri-state area.

Katrina Pilkington

MS, Nutrition Coach

Katrina Liew Wilson Li

MS, Nutrition Coach

Katrina is an equity-centered wellness educator with a career spanning over 20 years. She is a certified personal trainer and fitness specialist, health and nutrition coach, and group fitness instructor who holds a Master's degree in Exercise Science: Health Promotion and Nutrition. Her methods of coaching are collaborative, focusing on accessibility and affordability as a foundation for proactive lifestyle change and behavior modification. Growing up with limited to no access to affordable and nutritious food or health resources, her goal is to use the lessons she's learned to lead her communities by example and relatability. Katrina has centered cultural awareness, simplified meal planning and nutrition, as well as movement for all bodies as key components of her education and content. Collaborating with other advocates in the field, she aims to shift wellness culture towards one that fosters longevity by reducing impacts from chronic health issues proactively.

Kirstyn Perez

Yoga & Low

Impact Fitness Specialist

Kirstyn Perez

Yoga & Low Impact Fitness Specialist

Meet Kyrstin, a dedicated yoga instructor and mother of three, who brings her rich 15 years of experience in yoga and fitness to our community. With a background in various yoga styles, including yin, kundalini, ashtanga, and vinyasa, she's passionate about empowering individuals to unlock their maximum potential. Kyrstin's teaching philosophy centers on enhancing both physical strength and flexibility, fostering the mind-body connection, and nurturing self-love. Beyond the yoga studio, she cherishes her time gardening, cooking with her children, and embracing the outdoor life surfing and beachcombing in the stunning backdrop of Costa Rica.

Concierge Wellness & Patient Care

Crissy Waterman Concierge Wellness & Patient Care Manager

Kirstyn Perez

Yoga & Low

Impact Fitness Specialist

Crissy Waterman

Director of Patient Care

Born in Southern California, Crissy has always loved bringing brightness and enthusiasm within every encounter. Always loving to socialize and engage with others, you wouldn't find her waiting for great things to happen. Her interest in medical aesthetics began from watching her mother capture beautiful moments of women of all shapes and sizes and bring out the inner beauty and self-empowering confidence every woman has. While obtaining her bachelor's in the Public Health Policies from the University of California, Irvine, she began her own journey volunteering and working throughout various floors of highly reputable hospitals such as Hoag Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach and Irvine, as well as dermatology and plastic surgery clinics in Irvine, Orange County and Brentwood, Los Angeles. Overjoyed with her proficient ability to help others find their inner voice and confidence within themselves, she continues in the health industry, merrily helping each person love themselves more and more.

Fernanda Longo 

Concierge Wellness Coordinator

Fernanda Longo 

Concierge Wellness Coordinator

A trilingual dynamo fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese, is a vital member of our team, driven by a profound passion for assisting people. At Pop, Fernanda dedicates herself to ensuring patients receive the utmost care and support throughout their journey. Her role focuses on guiding patients through both preparation and recovery phases, providing a seamless experience. Fernanda's linguistic skills enhance her ability to connect with a diverse patient base, making her an invaluable asset in delivering exceptional care and support from start to finish.

Erika Barros 

Concierge Wellness Coordinator 

Erika Barros 

Concierge Wellness Coordinator 

Erika Barros is a final-year Biomedicine student at one of Brazil's prestigious institutions, Anhembi Morumbi. With a focus on body and facial aesthetics, she holds experience in the field of cosmetic aesthetics. Erika has contributed her expertise to patient support, excelling in reception duties and scheduling procedures in the realm of aesthetic treatments.

Katerina Semjonova

Client Success Coordinator

Katerina Semjonova

Client Success Coordinator

Katerina Semjonova is the foundational pillar and Client Success Coordinator at Pop Recovery Systems. With a deep-seated passion for storytelling and patient advocacy, Katerina's mission is to capture and share the inspiring journeys of our patients across various media platforms. Her work not only empowers others to embark on similar transformative paths but also brings to light the impactful experiences of those in our care. Katerina's profound understanding of our processes, coupled with her passion for people, plays a crucial role in enhancing our network by adding quality providers. Her dedication is instrumental in fostering a community of support and success.

Sharvelle Daniels Client Success Coordinator & Brand Ambassador

Sharvelle Daniels

Client Success Coordinator &

Brand Ambassador

A beacon of inspiration, brings personal insight to her role as our Social Ambassador and Client Success Assistant at Pop. Having navigated her own weight loss and plastic surgery journey, she deeply understands the significance of our program. Sharvelle’s dedication shines as she tirelessly fills gaps wherever needed. Currently pursuing a nutrition certification, her passion for wellness hints at a future integral role in our nutrition team, further enriching our community with her expertise and empathy.

Gabriel Xuarez

Registered Nurse,

Recovery & Wound Coach

Gabriel Xuarez

Registered Nurse,

Recovery & Wound Coach 

Gabrielle Xuarez, a Registered Nurse, specializes in guiding patients through recovery, particularly those healing out of state from their surgeon. She collaborates closely with each patient's surgical team, ensuring adherence to post-operative protocols. Gabrielle plays a key role in addressing patients' fundamental questions, providing essential support and knowledge during their recovery journey. Her expertise bridges the gap between patients and their distant surgical teams for a seamless healing process.

Media & Client Experience Team

Rita Borges

Digital Marketing &

Brand Strategy Specialist

Rita Borges

Digital Marketing &

Brand Strategy Specialist

Rita, with over 10 years of experience, is a Content Creator, Digital Designer, and Multilingual Online Solutions Expert at POP Recovery Systems. She specializes in creating educational content for those considering plastic surgery, helping with preparation and recovery. Rita is skilled in lead management and email marketing, developing strategies for client engagement and nurturing leads. She also designs social media campaigns to build a supportive community. Rita's expertise in digital tools enhances client interaction, and her fluency in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English aids in communicating with a diverse clientele. Her focus is on aligning the digital presence of POP Recovery Systems with their mission of guiding individuals through their plastic surgery journey.

Flavia Longo

Digital Storyteller

Flavia Longo

Digital Storyteller

Passionate about bringing stories to life through the art of video editing! With 9 years of experience in the dynamic world of visual storytelling, Flavia has honed her skills in crafting compelling narratives that captivate audiences. From concept to final cut, she thrives in the creative process, seamlessly blending technical expertise with a keen eye for detail. Her  mission is to make your content pop, sparkle, and stop the scroll.

Teresa Parent

Transform

Your Life Podcast

Co- Host & Brand Ambassador

Teresa Parent

Transform Your Life Podcast

Co- Host & Brand Ambassador

Teresa Marie, known as a Weight loss Warrior, has profoundly impacted many through her weight loss journey, boasting over 1 million TikTok followers and 95K on Instagram. Her story of losing 180lbs naturally, undergoing bariatric surgery, and then having plastic surgery to remove 47lbs of skin in 2022, inspires others globally. She shares affirmations and Bari-friendly recipes, emphasizing self-love and celebrating small victories. Teresa's significant online presence and collaboration with Bariatrics to Plastics and Pop Recovery Systems make her a valued influencer at sponsored events, promoting holistic well-being and guiding others in their transformative journeys.

Tonya Spanglo

Transform Your Life Podcast

Co- Host & Brand Ambassador

Tonya Spanglo

Transform Your Life Podcast

Co- Host & Brand Ambassador

Tonya Spanglo, a motivational influencer, achieved a remarkable 230-pound weight loss through vertical sleeve gastrectomy. With 1.2 million TikTok and 280K Instagram followers, she collaborates with Bariatrics to Plastics and Pop, sharing her journey to inspire others. Tonya's resilience and self-love are evident as she begins her own plastics journey. A culinary enthusiast, she promotes healthier lifestyles through delicious recipes and her cookbook. Winner of the Cheer Choice Awards, Tonya's significant social media influence and authenticity make her a valuable figure in the health and wellness community, inspiring others to reclaim their lives.

Pop Recovery Systems is her gift to you.

Pop Recovery Systems was created to counteract the terrible things that are happening in the bariatrics and plastics communities. In both communities, patients are being gouged financially and then not getting enough support. Most support groups are not individualized and are traumatized people trying to assist in the healing of traumatized people. She firmly believes you must be healed to help others heal.


During this program, you’ll learn about what not to do, who not to work with, and how to thrive on your journey the way that fits you best. Whether you have found your surgeon or are looking for one. Pop Recovery Systems has you covered. Most importantly, you’ll receive the essential support and care needed to thrive after surgery.

Welcome to a World of Transformation!

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Pop Recovery Systems — A revolutionary approach crafted to genuinely empower patients. Your envisioned results are well within reach, and our system is here to guide you towards achieving them.

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