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Meet Our Providers

Plastic Surgeon in Charleston County, SC

Rachael Zealy, PA

Rachael grew up in Charleston, SC and has lived in Charleston for most of her life. She attended Winthrop University from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. After graduation, she returned to Charleston where she began working as Patient Care Technician at MUSC in Adult Surgical Oncology. She attended Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina where she earned her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies and has worked in Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, and Neurology. When not working, she enjoys spending her time hiking, on the boat, or spending time with her two dogs, Chloe and Dallas.

Tessa Fach, NP charleston plastic surgery nurse practitioner

Tessa Fach, DNP

Tessa is originally from Savannah, GA. She received both her Master’s and Doctorate of Nursing from the University of South Alabama. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Exercise and Sports Physiology and Nursing. She worked as an operating room nurse in Alaska before moving closer to home. Her passion is global restoration of the face through the utilization of skincare and injectables. She believes in patient empowerment through education. In her free time, you will find her spending time with family, traveling, or attending aesthetic conferences to further her education. 

Plastic Surgeon in Charleston County, SC

Carley Brunetto, NP

Carley grew up in Annapolis, MD and headed south for college to attend the University of South Carolina. She worked as an ER nurse for several years prior to enrolling in graduate school, again at the University of South Carolina, where she obtained her Master's degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. As a double Gamecock alum she loves football season almost as much as spending summer on the water and is grateful to call Charleston home now. She loves the opportunity to get to know the surgery patients at our practice, and the balanced blend of medicine and creativity that injecting allows for. She is a 200HR RYT and believes in incorporating breath work and mindful intention to her practice as an NP and hopes to help all patients feel empowered and comfortable in their own skin. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, practicing yoga, and spending time with her friends, family, and sweet pup Lulu.

Licensed Aesthetician in Charleston County, SC

Lea Cates, LE

Serving as our Lead Aesthetician, Lea joined SGPS in May of 2021. Working alongside Dr. Schimpf, she focuses on achieving the best goals for surgical and non-surgical patients. Lea's passion for the medical field started at a young age growing up surrounded by doctors in her family. Her bed side manner and care for patients comes naturally to her. Lea's goal when it comes to her patients is to make them feel good in their own skin. She strives to make sure her patients are educated on their treatments and skin care to ensure their investment becomes part of their daily lifestyle. Lea lives a very healthy lifestyle and incorporates this in her practice as well. Lea originally is from Columbia, S.C. where she started her Esthetics career in 2016. Following to peruse her medical aesthetics career she moved to Colorado for a few years. She continues to grow in her profession through educational training and completing her nursing degree here in Charleston. Lea has been featured in magazines for skincare and educational pieces. In her free time, Lea enjoys working out and spending time with her German Shepards!

CST in Charleston County, SC

Grace Ware, LE

Grace was born and raised in Nashville, TN where she started her career as a licensed Aesthetician. After receiving her laser certification at the National Laser Institute, she moved to Charleston where she began specializing in medical aesthetics for both prevention and correction. Her passion for skin grows from her own personal struggles with cystic acne, understanding the effects skin can have on self-confidence. Grace believes in result-driven treatment plans that are individualized to meet patients' needs through skin health and advanced modalities. Her goal for every patient is to create a safe space where they can be open and honest about their concerns and goals. She believes everyone deserves to feel happy and beautiful in their own skin! Grace is currently pursuing a nursing degree so she can further her skillset and knowledge in the aesthetics field. In her free time, if she's not studying, you can find her exploring Charleston with her dog, Bear.

CST in Charleston County, SC

Beth Baker, LE

Beth, originally from a small town just outside of Augusta, Georgia, moved to the Lowcountry when she was just 11 years old. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Clemson University. Her love for the medical field combined with her passion for skincare led her to a career in medical esthetics. Beth loves to help boost her clients' confidence. She believes that educating others on the importance of skincare, and the proper way to incorporate that into their lifestyle, are important steps to assist in improving one's self-esteem. When we look better, we feel better. Beth revels in the joy she is able to bring to her clients' faces.

When not working, you can find Beth enjoying the Charleston weather, or spending time on her family's land in Georgia.

RN in Charleston County, SC

Storm Alexis Gandy, RN

Storm Alexis comes to us from Columbia, SC. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate with a bachelor's degree in nursing. Her nursing career started out in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit before making the change to Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery.  Storm Alexis couldn't be happier with her decision and enjoys getting to interact with patients throughout the consultation process in clinic and then seeing them in the OR.  It is her favorite part of the job!  When she is not working, Storm Alexis loves spending time at the beach and hanging out with friends!

RN in Charleston County, SC

Katie Millwood, RN

Katie is originally from the upstate of South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with her bachelor's degree in nursing. Prior to working at sweetgrass she worked at MUSC in the Emergency room. However, she says that she has found her perfect fit here at sweetgrass. You will most likely see her in the operating room, pre and post op and clinic. She loves interacting with and meeting patients! When she's not working you can most likely find her with her friends, on a beach or at the gym!

Plastic Surgeon in Charleston County, SC

Lauren Lewis, NP

Lauren graduated with her Masters in Nursing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and moved to Charleston to practice as a Certified Nurse Practitioner. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and loves the active lifestyle enjoyed by many on the South Carolina coast. She is passionate about helping people feel and look their best and honored to work alongside the medical team at Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery with the goal of improving patients’ quality of life. Lauren currently resides in Johns Island with her dog, Nymeria, and is an avid runner, dance instructor, and outdoor enthusiast.

Rachael Fedarovich, NP

Rachael Fedarovich, DNP

Rachael was born and raised in Georgetown, SC and attended the University of South Carolina obtaining her Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degree. She began her career in the intensive care unit caring for cardiothoracic patients. She continued her career at the Medical University of South Carolina rotating throughout all of the intensive care units within the medical facility. Rachael found her passion for aesthetics and began injecting as a nurse practitioner in 2018. She began injecting in Greenville, SC and fell in love with the aesthetics field! Now in Charleston, SC, she continues her career injecting and specializes in neuromodulators, dermal fillers, biostimulators, as well as microneedling, lasers and skincare. She has two children and spends her time loving on her babies when she's not injecting beautiful faces!