Updated February 24, 2020

Marianita Vela, PA-C

Board Certified Physician Assistant & Laser Professional

Top-notch medical training, extensive knowledge in surgical and non-surgical treatments, a clear passion for aesthetics, and a natural ability to make each patient feel like her only patient—this describes Board Certified Physician Assistant Marianita “Mari” Vela in a nutshell.

In addition to assisting Dr. Kirby and providing exceptional care to patients throughout their plastic surgery journeys, Mari is highly experienced in the latest non-surgical aesthetic treatments and technologies and helps our medical spa patients achieve beautiful outcomes with injectables, lasers & more.

We’re proud to have Mari on our team at Kirby Plastic Surgery. From the moment she first meets a patient, she works to ensure a one of a kind experience that exceeds all industry standards.

“I’m passionate about reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, as it’s a perfect blend of science, art, and patient care. I’m proud to be part of such a prestigious team that prioritizes patient safety and exceptional patient care, while striving to provide unparalleled results with each treatment.”
—Marianita Vela, PA-C

Training & Education

Marianita earned her first Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Texas State University in San Marcos, where she also minored in Health and Wellness Promotion. She then completed a second Bachelor’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas – Pan American in Edinburg, TX. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is a Texas Licensed Physician Assistant.

Mari is recognized as a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants, and the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants.

Non-surgical aesthetic care performed with passion, precision & expertise

Mari is proud to offer the latest advancements in aesthetic non-surgical procedures and treatments at Kirby Plastic Surgery. Treatments available with Mari include:

  • CoolSculpting® fat reduction
  • Kybella® double chin reduction injections
  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Dermal fillers including Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Sculptra®
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Ultherapy® skin tightening
  • FemTouch® laser treatments
  • Personalized skincare
  • Laser hair removal

An active lifelong learner & proud Fort Worth resident

Mari’s energy and zest for life extends beyond her profession. When not caring for her patients, she enjoys weight training, dancing, spending quality time with family and friends, and reading about the latest medical advancements. She loves living in the Fort Worth area, and agrees that our city is the best in Texas!