Meet Our Team

Our team’s commitment to medically informed care, personalized treatment plans, and a tranquil, restorative environment makes the SPA at Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A., a premier destination for nonsurgical med spa services.

Under the direction of our three board-certified plastic surgeons, the licensed practitioners at our award-winning med spa in Tallahassee, FL, serve men and women from Destin, FL; Dothan, AL; Valdosta and Thomasville, GA; and all across the country.

Learn more about our friendly, attentive team below.

Kristen Snyder Costa, P.A.-C, Physician Assistant

Kristen Costa, PA-C

Kristen has been with Southeastern Plastic Surgery since it first opened over 20 years ago. She earned her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Florida and received her Bachelors in Nursing from Florida State University.

She specializes in facial sculpting, improvement of facial lines and wrinkles, lip enhancement through the use of neuromodulators and injectable fillers, and removal of fat under the chin with KYBELLA®.

Kristen has been selected as a Faculty Member at Allergan Medical Institute – a certified national trainer with Allergan for BOTOX®, injectable fillers, and KYBELLA based on her experience and appropriate use of the products. She has trained dermatologists, plastic surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other healthcare providers through these educational interventions.

Her high patient volume has advanced Southeastern Plastic Surgery’s practice to the Diamond level with Allergan Partner Privileges, the only one in Tallahassee and the surrounding area. Kristen is also an internationally known speaker in the field of aesthetic injectables.

Kristen is the Treasurer for the Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and has served as the liaison between the ASPS and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). She currently holds a seat in the House of Delegates, representing all plastic surgery PAs within the AAPA. She has been honored as a Distinguished Fellow of the AAPA, a distinction earned by less than 2% of PAs. She was the past Secretary for the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, and she is also a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association. She is currently appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor (Plastic Surgery) with FSU’s College of Medicine PA Program, where she precepts PA students.

Kristen is licensed in the State of Florida as a Physician Assistant as well as a Registered Nurse. Prior to becoming a PA, she worked as a nurse in the operating room at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for four years and became the Neurosurgery Clinical Coordinator. She was the Organ Transplant Coordinator for Tallahassee and also has experience working with the Southeast Tissue Alliance and the North Florida Lions Eye Bank.

She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the City of Tallahassee’s Independent Ethics Board. In addition, she also serves on the Board at Young Actors Theatre and sings in the Lifeteen Band, a contemporary Christian band at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Kristen is an active alumni member in her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. She is a member of Leadership Tallahassee Class XX. And she was honored as Tallahassee’s 25 Women You Need to Know.

E-mail Kristen:
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Annie Nelson, L.P.N., Licensed Skin Care Professional

Annie Nelson, L.P.N.

Annie received a cosmetology degree in 1985 and then completed her nursing degree at Lively Technical Center in Tallahassee, FL, in 1992. She joined the Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A. team in Tallahassee, FL, in November 2003. Annie has more than 20 years in the field of cosmetology and has advanced training with the Obagi® Skin Care System and specialized training with PCA Skin® chemical peels. Her extensive experience allows her to tailor personalized skin care treatment programs to suit the needs of each patient in order to address concerns like early signs of aging, active acne and scarring, skin discoloration and pigmentation issues, and rosacea. Annie uses her advanced training to perform chemical peels, facials, microneedling, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and miraDry® within a custom-designed treatment regimen to help patients look and feel their best.

She is available for skin care consultations to evaluate and recommend treatment plans to fit the client’s needs as well as provide any needed additional care.

E-mail Annie:
[email protected]

Sharla Deanda, R.N., Aesthetic Nurse

Sharla Deanda, R.N.

A native of Tallahassee, FL, Sharla attended Florida State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. After many years in the field, she joined our practice in 2006, working as a surgical nurse in Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A.’s outpatient surgery center. During her tenure with the practice, Sharla gained vast knowledge of medical-grade skin care, which she integrates into aesthetic nursing. She draws upon her experience and training to offer top-of-the-line, results-oriented skin care regimens to meet the needs of her clientele with a concentration on the Obagi® Skin Care System. Sharla has advanced training in miraDry®, sclerotherapy for spider veins, effective skin analysis, and developing individualized treatment plans for aged, acne, rosacea, and pigmented skin. She utilizes the most up-to-date techniques for skin rejuvenation, such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, customized facials, and microneedling.

Taryn Blais, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner

Taryn Tally Blais, ARNP, FNP-C

Taryn joined Southeastern Plastic Surgery in 2021. She began working in the medical field in 2011 as an emergency care technician while completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science at Florida State University. She graduated as a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and began her nursing career at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, in the Cardiac Intensive/Progressive Care unit. Taryn returned to Tallahassee to advance her career and attended Florida State University full-time to earn her Doctorate degree in Nursing (DNP) while working in the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. Upon graduating, she followed an interest in cardiology, working for a local cardiology practice for 4 additional years. 

Taryn is licensed by the State of Florida as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and is a member of the Tallahassee Council of Advance Practice Nurses. She works with Southeastern Plastic Surgery’s three reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons both in our surgical suite and the hospital setting. She has a strong passion for cosmetic injectables and received her Allergan Cosmetic Essentials Certification. 

Taryn was born and raised in Tallahassee as a third-generation Tallahassee native. She spent her childhood years at her mom’s local art studio. This is where her love of art and creativity initially blossomed. She enjoys a variety of hobbies, including spending time at the coast with her husband, Garrett; Luna, their black Lab; friends; and family.

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