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Meet the Staff

At our cosmetic surgery practice near Providence, Rhode Island, we have assembled a team of highly qualified professionals to meet all of your needs in a friendly, efficient manner. Most of our staff members have been with the practice for many years, helping to create the warm, comfortable environment that puts our patients at ease.

In addition to Dr. Polacek, one of the most esteemed plastic surgeons in Rhode Island, our staff includes:

Awesome! Great experience, would definitely return. Dr. Polacek’s work is very natural and beautiful. I give her a ten and her staff.

Andrea DeSimone – Practice Manager/Patient Care Coordinator

Andrea DeSimone is our practice manager/patient care coordinator who joined our practice in April 2018. Andrea joined our practice with over 30 years experience in retail store, small business and plastic surgery office management. She truly loves meeting new people which is expressed the moment that you meet her. Her positive attitude is contagious as she truly loves the field of aesthetics and the amazing non-surgical results that we see every day in our practice. Andrea enjoys spending her free time with her boyfriend, her family and her dog “Lucy”.

“I am so pleased with my results!
Dr. Polacek did an amazing job placing the Botox & fillers giving my face a natural more youthful appearance. I also enjoy talking to Andrea about different procedures.” – Ann

Jodi Komiega – Administrative Assistant

Jodi Komiega is our receptionist/administrative assistant who joined our practice in July 2021. She has 25 years’ experience working in the manufacturing industry where her focus was in the accounting/billing department. Her interest in non-surgical aesthetic treatments brought her to the Polacek Center for Plastic Surgery where she truly enjoys seeing the incredible results that leave our practice after treatment with our providers. Jodi is married with 2 children.  Jodi enjoys working out, gardening, hiking and listening to her husband’s CSNY tribute band play in venues throughout New England.

Dezarae Rossi – Nurse Practitioner/Skin care Consultant

Dezarae RossiMeet Dezarae Rossi, our Nurse Practitioner/Skin care Consultant, who joined our practice in 2023. Dezarae graduated from Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts with a Masters in Nursing and then went on to complete their Family Nurse Practitioner program. She received her Board Certification through the American Nursing Credentialing Center. Dezarae’s true passion is aesthetic medicine where she is able to help patients achieve results that are both beautiful and natural with safety as her priority. Dezarae enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her husband. We are excited to have her join our team!

“Had a clear and brilliant treatment- fabulous from beginning to end. Dezarae is very welcoming and engaging.”

Melissa Soto – Medical Aesthetician

Meet Melissa Soto! She joined the Polacek Center for Plastic Surgery as a Medical Aesthetician, with a vast knowledge of skin care.

She enjoys meeting each and every one of our patients to assist them in improving and rejuvenating their skin. Melissa stays active, spending time with family and friends. In her spare time, she is an avid reader and listens to podcasts and audiobooks.


If you would like to learn more about what sets our practice and our staff apart from others, request a consultation online or call us at (401) 331-0202 and we will schedule your appointment.

Dr. Polacek and her team go above and beyond for their patients. They practice with the highest level of safety and expertise. Dr. Polacek’s years of experience and education in plastic surgery provide her patients with the best results. If you want safe, experienced care in a warm and friendly environment, I highly recommend this practice.