Breast Implant Medical Device

Breast Implant Medical Device

Many women in Las Vegas forgo breast augmentation surgery, choosing the breast implant method. At Smith Plastic Surgery, we offer a few options, including breast implants and fat transfer. Though wikipedia whimsically notes “boob jobs”, as a breast implant is a prosthesis used to change the size, shape, and contour of a woman’s breast. These Medical devices are implanted under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle to increase breast size (augmentation) or to rebuild breast tissue after mastectomy or other damage to the breast (reconstruction). Dr. Lane Smith did a fellowship at the world-famous Mayo Clinic, doing Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. There he was fortunate to work with some of the great pioneers of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including some of the pioneers in reconstructive breast surgery.

At Smith Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lane Smith meets with you, personally, to explain further. During your consultation, he’ll also discuss options available to you, helping you decide what works best for you and your lifestyle. If you wish to learn more about the breast implant medical device. before your visit, please visit the FDA website.

Las Vegas Breast Surgeon Reviews

Las Vegas Breast Surgeon Reviews

Breast Surgeon Reviews are Important

Make sure you review pictures of the surgeon’s work on previous patients, but clearly understand that this does not guarantee you the same result. It’s also beneficial to ask around to research breast surgeon reviews from other patients. It is also helpful to make sure all your questions are answered to your satisfaction.

It is surprising to me that patients will often “bargain shop” when considering plastic surgery. When your health and final appearance are at stake, this is no time to be cheap. Certainly there is some “hype” in plastic surgery and some plastic surgeons are definitely overpriced. However, price difference among surgeons should not be a major factor in choosing your surgeon.  The results of your surgery are highly surgeon dependent and it is extremely foolish to make your choice based on price alone.

Finally, it is important to get to know the surgeon. It is critical that you like the surgeon and that the surgeon likes you. Generally, you should have a good, positive feeling about your surgeon.  You need to feel that the surgeon has your best interests at heart and that your surgeon is a genuinely caring and kind individual, who is also skilled and highly trained.

Boob Job Surgery in Las Vegas

Boob Job Surgery in Las Vegas

Boob Job Surgery?

If you can’t find many doctors performing boob job surgeries, it’s because we prefer to call the surgery “Breast Augmentation”. It’s assumed the “job” being performed is augmenting, increasing the size of the breast tissue. Dr. Lane Smith is, not only, one of the leading breast implant surgeons in Las Vegas, however he’s ranked as one of the highest surgeons in the country.

Breast Implant Guide

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery put together a resource for women looking to learn more about “boob jobs”, which we do not prefer that term. We find it’s important to educate yourself as a consumer, and learn as much as possible about this life-changing procedure. In this guide, you’ll find pros and cons about breast implants, how the procedure is performed, how your breast implants will be placed, and what options you should consider. Or, visit our interactive narrative that will guide you through an online presentation.

Choosing the Best Breast Implant Surgeon

Choosing the best breast implant surgeon is an enormously personal and individual choice. It is very important that your surgeon be well trained and qualified to do the procedure you are thinking about. An American Board of Medical Specialty should certify a surgeon. The American board of plastic surgery is the most important board regulating plastic surgeons and their training. You can also contact the American Board of Plastic surgery at their website or call them directly at (215) 587-9322.

Even if a surgeon is board-certified that is still not a guarantee that the surgeon can perform the procedure to the level of excellence that you may desire. It is important to make sure your surgeon trained at universities that are well known for excellence. Many doctors receive training in foreign countries where the requirements for training are more lax then those in the United States. Currently the United States has the most rigorous and organized medical training in the world. Make sure your surgeon has done all of their training in the United States, especially medical school and residency. Also make sure your surgeon has trained at centers known for excellence.

Dr. Smith’s Training and Credentials

Dr. Smith has trained and excelled in some of the best training programs and most prestigious universities in the United States including Stanford University and the world famous Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic has been consistently ranked as the best or second best medical facility in the world for the past 80 years. Please give us a call at 702.838.2455 to learn more about Dr. Lane Smith, and we’ll show you why he believes he’s the best breast implant surgeon for you. Or Dr. Lane Smith’s Surgical Training and Credentials to learn more about Dr. Lane Smith’s Credentials in Plastic Surgery


Smith Plastic Surgery is a new, state of the art, fully accredited, through AAAASF, surgical facility. As a private facility the patient is able to have more flexibility in scheduling, lower overall costs to the patient, offer more discretion and privacy than a public facility, offer increased specialization and safety.


  • University of Utah, BS 1985
  • University of Utah Medical School 1988
  • Otolaryngology Internship, University of Texas 1989
  • Otolaryngology Residency, University of Texas 1993
  • Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Stanford University 1994
  • Plastic Surgery Residency, Mayo Clinic 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery 2003
  • American Boardof Cosmetic Surgery 2005
  • American Board of Otolaryngology 1994
  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1997


  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Utah Medical Association
  • American Society of Otolaryngology
  • American Society of Cosmetic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • Summerlin Hospital, Las Vegas Nevada
  • Specialty Surgical Center, Las Vegas Nevada
Size of Breast Implant

Size of Breast Implant

Choosing the size of the implant is one of the most important things that you will do at your breast augmentation consultation. Some surgeons actually choose the size of your implant, however everybody has different tastes, like and dislikes. At Smith Plastic Surgery, we allow you to choose the size of your breast implants. As mentioned before, we feel this is one of the most important choices you can make.

During your consultation, our staff will place you in a special sizing bra. They will then give you many options with different sized implants, and you will be able to look in the mirror to see the different sizes. When you see the size that you like, that is the size we will generally put in. Dr. Smith will also consult with you and give you some guidance regarding the implant size. However, the final decision will be yours.

To give you some better insight, the taller you are, or the broader your shoulders, the larger the implant size that you may carry — and still look natural. In other words, a very tall person can carry a much larger implant, and still look more natural than the same sized implant in a short person. If you’re shorter, the larger implants tend to look top heavy and look more exaggerated. In addition to this, the broader your shoulders and hips are, the larger the implant you can pick and still look natural. If you have narrow shoulders and hips, the breast implants may look very large on you. You can have a very natural look, and in between look, or a very exaggerated look, depending on your preferences. Dr. Smith will discuss your preferences and help guide you to the implant size, choice and position, which will give you the look you desire. Most patients today want a more natural look, however there are patients that want a more fake look. Dr. Smith feels it is a very personal decision and it is important to him that you are given the freedom to choose the size implant that you desire.

It is important to know that frequently patients chose a size that is too small. Later, once they are used to the implants, they often wish they had chosen a bigger size. It is much more common for a patient to feel she has chosen a size that is too small then that they have chosen a size that is too large. We encourage to you think carefully about the choice of your size and even to bring a “significant other,” to help you with your choice.

Responsibility for Choosing Breast Implant Size

It is Smith Plastic Surgery’s policy that we never choose the implant size. The patient always makes the final size decision. When Dr. Smith places the implants he may adjust the size of the implants 10 to 40 ccs depending on certain factors, such as one breast being smaller then the other or other factors. This amount of adjustment is approximately 1 to 2 ½  tablespoons of water distributed over the entire breast and is not a noticeable change. Therefore, if the patient is unhappy with the size of the implant after surgery, either too large or too small, they must take responsibility for choosing that size. If they wish to change to another size, we will make every effort to help them at a reduced charge. The patient will be responsible for a portion of the costs, which may run as much as four thousand dollars.

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