Meet the Team San Diego Facial Plastic Surgery

Welcome to the practice of Melanie Malone, MD, FACS, a Dual Board Certified San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon and nationally renowned Reconstructive Surgeon with a thriving practice in La Jolla, CA. As one of California’s premier facelift experts, Dr. Malone offers her patients subtle, natural-looking results that rival those of her mentor and Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Andrew Jacono.

Facial Plastic Surgeon San Diego

Kaylan Lady

Nurse Practitioner

Kaylan Lady is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, who has a deep passion for aesthetic medicine. She has 16 years of experience having first completed her undergraduate degree at Chamberlain University. She then continued her education and graduated from California State University, San Marcos with her Masters in Nursing, specializing in their Family Nurse Practitioner track. Kaylan is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and performs treatments including Botox, Dysport, Juvéderm, Restylane, Kybella, laser treatments, as well as PRP injections.

Kaylan prefers to take a consultative approach with her patients to understand what their goals and aspirations are. Together they can then create an individualized treatment plan. She uses her specialized and advanced knowledge to deliver safe, youthful and natural results. Her injectable philosophy is that no patient should leave the office looking “done” and she aims to safely deliver subtle enhancements to emphasize their natural beauty.

Kaylan has a contagious passion for skincare. She loves to educate her patients about the preventative and restorative benefits of a simple yet effective medical grade skincare routine. She also has a goal to make sure that all of her patients remain diligent applying sunblock on a daily basis especially here in sunny Southern California. Kaylan states, “I realize that good skincare is a daily commitment but there is nothing more gratifying to me than looking in the mirror admiring glowing skin.” She loves to help guide her patients in what products, treatments and lasers can help them to achieve their optimal results.

Kaylan lives in San Diego with her fiancé and two cats; Max and Marlowe. She loves to workout, whether it’s catching an OTF class, hot yoga or getting in a Peloton workout. She also loves to ride bikes with her fiancé by the beach, sit on a sunny patio for lunch, or try a new recipe for a cozy dinner at home.

Kaylan Lady, Nurse Practitioner
Riley Pope, Patient Coordinator

Riley Pope

Patient Coordinator

Riley has been in the aesthetics field since 2017. She graduated from The University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health. She has had a lifelong interest in aesthetic and plastic surgery- she loves what she does and believes that looking and feeling great go hand in hand!

Riley meets with our patients during their initial consultation with Dr. Malone and follows along closely with them through scheduling surgery. She plays an integral role in our patients’ experience as she is helping answer questions and providing helpful insight along the way. What Riley loves most about her job is seeing each patient’s full journey- from the initial consultation to the final outcome. Riley strives to take the little worries out of big decisions. When Riley is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and her dog outdoors and playing beach volleyball.

Natalie Eads


Natalie relocated to San Diego 4 years ago from Los Angeles. She has always been passionate about and engaged in the beauty world. She shares our practice ethos valuing all things natural and holistic. Her absolute favorite things on this earth are: taking walks around North Park, visiting the museums in Balboa Park, Banana Bread Cold Brew, discovering new clean Beauty/Skin/Hair care products to try, and her dachshund, Dexter.

Natalie Eads, Administration

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