Face Forward founder and CEO, Mrs. Deborah Alessi is a Scottish-born business woman, who received an advanced degree in business management from Glasgow University. She started her career in the Middle East working for the Royal Family of Bahrain, advancing rapidly through the ranks to manage the family’s fleet of private aircraft. Mrs. Alessi eventually moved to the United States to further her career and has since worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies and private individuals in selecting, purchasing and managing private aircraft.
While working in the U.S. Mrs. Alessi met her husband, world renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. David Alessi, and together they founded Face Forward, Inc in 2007. Face Forward provides pro-bono physical and emotional reconstruction for women, children and men who have been victimized by domestic violence, human trafficking and other cruel acts of crime. Mrs. Alessi is a survivor of domestic violence and a true advocate of this worthy cause. She was recently recognized by the Los Angeles Dodgers with a “Community Hero Award” and was a finalist for the “Lady Godiva Award for Inspirational Women” for her efforts. Journalists have described her work as inspirational, saying “it is rare to find an individual as beautiful on the outside as she is within. Deborah Alessi is that individual, and won’t rest until Face Forward puts the brakes on domestic violence.”
Dr. David Alessi is a world-renowned plastic Surgeon and is doubled board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Since opening his own practice, Dr. Alessi has kept abreast of various rhonoplasty, brow lift, and facelift surgical techniques and breakthroughs and is often sought out internationally to lecture on a myriad of topics within his field. He is widely respected with many patients traveling abroad to seek his facial plastic expertise. His practice includes entertainers, athletes, royalty, business executives and physicians from all around the world. Dr. Alessi has performed over 16,000 surgeries, including 4,500 nasal rhinoplastic surgeries, 2,000 neck lifts, facelift or other neck surgeries. He delivers the most natural looking results through a variety of trademarked techniques and procedures he personally developed to reduce visible scarring and extensive recovery times for his patients.
Dr. Alessi served as the Chief of Otolaryngology, including Facial Plastics, at Cedars Sinai Medical Center for 10 years. He received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Michigan State University and received his Ph.D. from Wayne State University. Dr. Alessi completed his residency at UCLA School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. He continues to research and perfect his practice as he has developed and trademarked the innovative U-Lift (for neck rejuvenation) and the Invisiline (for combine eyelid and brow rejuvenation). Dr. Alessi publishes medical articles on a regular basis and continuously attracts local and national media to his work. He is the co-founder of the non-profit organization Face Forward with his wife Deborah, which provides pro bono reconstructive surgery to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. He is also a part of the CRS Advisory Board for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Performed over 16,000 surgeries
Double Board certified
Member of The American Medical Association, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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