About Our Team

There are hidden gems in this world that are very, very precious. Linda Goforth, PA-C, is one of these. She is an outstanding injector who knows precisely every plane of facial anatomy (I am a medical professional also, and this is very important to me). She is an exquisite perfectionist with an eye for symmetry.

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Linda Goforth

Aesthetic PA-C, Certified Master Injector,  Aesthetic Medicine Trainer

Owner & Founder

Linda is a NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant and graduate of the Albany Medical College Physician Assistant Program, Class of 1997. Linda is an Allergan Certified Master Injector who uses cutting edge techniques to carefully, safely, and comfortably yield natural looking results. Having worked in the field of Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine, Linda has mastered techniques that enable her patients to look years younger without unnecessary discomfort, bruising or downtime.

Linda’s greatest passion is non-surgical restoration of facial symmetry in adults with a history of stroke, Bell’s Palsy, Ramsey Hunt Syndrome, congenital facial defects, or undesired post-surgical outcomes. Linda also enjoys mentoring and training other clinicians (Doctors, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Injectors, and Estheticians) in the U.S. and abroad. As an International Aesthetic Medicine Educator and Trainer, Linda has traveled to Europe to share her expertise and artful approach to aesthetic medicine with Physicians in Saudi Arabia, Paris, and Monaco. Linda also enjoys mentoring Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, and Nursing Student Candidates.

Linda is known for her calm, honest, objective, and delicate approach to patient care. She’s a perfectionist with an artistic eye for beauty, balance, and symmetry. She acknowledges each patient’s unique aesthetic goals and works closely with them, ensuring their complete satisfaction while providing the highest standard of care.

The Aesthetic Center’s newest addition, Aesthetician Patty Ruggero, has officially brought Linda Goforth and her #dreamteam to another level, which is hard to believe, as they were already perfection!

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Patty Ruggero

Advanced Trained Licensed Medical Esthetician

Patty Ruggero is an Advanced Trained Licensed Medical Esthetician with more than 13 years of experience in para-medical skin care. In 2006, she graduated with honors from Rizzieri Institute in Marlton, NJ and went on to complete her post graduate studies at the International Dermal Institute in Philadelphia, PA. Patty holds Specialty Certifications in Corrective Peeling, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Microneedling and Custom Facials for all skin types.

Having worked in Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine for several years, Patty’s extensive knowledge and clinical experience make it possible for her clients to achieve dramatic improvement in the overall health and appearance of their skin. As a result-oriented patient advocate, Patty carefully assesses her clients’ individual needs and develops customized treatment plans to ensure exceptional results and complete satisfaction.

Patty Ruggero, Advanced Trained Licensed Medical Esthetician is available at The Aesthetic Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am – 6 pm, by appointment only. Please book ahead as space is limited. Please call (941) 315-1700 to schedule a complimentary skin care consultation with Patty.

Dianna Esposito

Practice Administrator, Certified Aesthetic Consultant (CAC)

 Dianna brings over 13 years of medical leadership to The Aesthetic Center. As practice administrator, she exceeds client and staff expectations by cultivating a highly efficient yet tranquil atmosphere.  Having worked in the fields of plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine for several years, Dianna has gained in-depth knowledge of treatment considerations for face and body cosmetic surgery, injectables, energy- based skin rejuvenation, and medical-grade skin care lines. Dianna received her Certified Aesthetic Consultant certificate in 2013 and enjoys educating clients on pre- and post-treatment protocols. Dianna’s warm and caring demeanor places our clients at ease the moment they enter our door.  Dianna’s greatest accomplishments are being a wife, mother and “Mimi” to her 2 grandchildren.

Harry Wright, MD

Medical Director

Double Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery

Dr. Wright is a native of coastal Virginia, growing up near the tranquil waters of the Chesapeake Bay. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Longwood University and then completed a Master’s Degree in Immunology, where he published extensively on the subject of wound healing and autoimmune disease. He earned his Medical Degree at the Medical College of Virginia where he was the recipient of the four-year full-tuition Grandis Family Scholarship to medical school (the only such scholarship in the Commonwealth of Virginia). Dr. Wright completed his residency in Head & Neck Surgery at the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, ranked one of the top 6 programs in the field by U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Wright was then selected to complete a highly-competitive fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the pre-eminent training body for cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons of the face, head & neck. His expertise includes rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, laser skin rejuvenation, fat transfer and comprehensive treatment of the aging face. He has been published in several textbooks including Papel’s Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (the bible for facial plastic surgeons), in Cumming’s Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (where Dr. Wright co-authored the chapter on Laser Surgery, in the most comprehensive text in head and neck surgery), and invited chapters on Neck Rejuvenation in Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics.
Hillstrom Wright Plastic Surgery
5911 N Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone: (941) 355-3223

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