Ritvik Mehta

Dr. Ritvik Mehta MD - Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Ritvik Mehta is the founder of the premiere cosmetic practice, Blue Illusion Beauty. Dr. Mehta received his medical degree from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He went on to Harvard Medical School where he completed his internship in General Surgery and residency in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery. While at Harvard, Dr. Ritvik Mehta chose to pursue advanced training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery/facial nerve disorders.

As a Harvard trained, triple board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Mehta’s credentials are impeccable. However, his warmth, sincerity and genuine passion for your wellbeing is what is most memorable about your visit with him. Dr. Mehta is a conservative facial plastic surgeon and strongly believes in a minimally invasive approach to facial rejuvenation. His utmost goal is to provide a natural restoration of youthful features without major surgery. In fact, 90 percent of Dr. Mehta’s facial rejuvenation procedures are performed under local anesthesia in the office setting, achieving the same results as you would with much longer procedures under general anesthesia.

Dr. Ritvik Mehta MD

Facial Plastic Surgeon

Kelsie Shimizu, PA-C

elsie Shimizu is a compassionate Physician Assistant dedicated to patient-centered care. She treats various otolaryngology issues and works closely with the physicians to provide the best possible care for each patient. She also performs cosmetic treatments ranging from injectables, chemical peels, and microneedling with PRP. She received her undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services from Pennsylvania State University and Masters of Physician Assistant from Eastern Virginia Medical School. When she is not with her patients, she likes to spend her free time at the beach with her dog, or painting and drawing. She currently sees patients at the Carlsbad, Sorrento Valley, and Murrieta office.

Kelsie Shimizu


Dr. Vish Banthia - Double Board Certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Vish Banthia, MD FACS, is double Board Certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with interests in general Otolaryngology and minimally invasive nasal and sinus surgery as well as minimally invasive to comprehensive facial rejuvenation. He holds several accomplishments in the medical field for his research and other educational and medical device contributions in various areas including obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, and skin care rejuvenation. Dr Vish serves as Founder of ZendyHealth.com, an innovative digital health platform connecting patients with high quality medical, cosmetic, and dental providers. He has been featured as an expert in skin and cosmetic care in a variety of media outlets including InStyle, Gentry Magazine, Refinery29, Beauty World News, High Fashion Magazine, and others. He is a staunch supporter and promoter of simple, do-it-yourself health, weight loss, and cosmetic tips and tricks so that one can feel their very best. His lectures have taken him worldwide to share his expertise in facial and cosmetic surgery, and his list of publications is extensive. Dr. Banthia has lectured on his techniques in minimally invasive surgery and laser surgery to plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons and dermatologists throughout the country. Dr. Vish was selected to be a trainer for Lifestyle Lift™ surgeons, and he received a selective Humanitarian Travel Award sponsored by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery to be part of a surgical team performing pro bono cleft lip/palate and microtia surgery in Honduras. While he was formerly in practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Los Angeles at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Dr Banthia was recognized as a “Top Doctor” and “Top Surgeon” in both regions. Dr Vish has performed thousands of facelift and rhinology procedures and his underlying principles include achieving a rejuvenated, refreshed, and natural look. While in the Bay Area, Dr Banthia had developed minimally invasive techniques designed to decrease downtime and to enhance results without the need for general anesthesia — especially for health care professionals, executives, and attorneys, and other professionals with minimal downtime to spare. Residency and Fellowship

Stanford University
New York-Presbyterian, the University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Medical School

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF)


Stanford University – Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (with Honors)

Board Certifications

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Professional Societies

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
American Medical Association

Dr. Vish Banthia MD

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Winona Wiland, PA-C

Meet our PA-C, Winona! You can find her treating patients upstairs at our ENT clinic, assisting our facial plastic surgeon with surgical procedures, and providing patient-centered cosmetic care here at Blue Illusion. She is passionate about her role as an aesthetic medicine PA, appreciating her ability to brighten a patient’s life by helping them feel beautiful from the inside out. In her free time she loves doing hot yoga, playing tennis, cooking, and exploring her new home of La Jolla. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with Winona for all your cosmetic needs!

Winona Wiland