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 www.abplsurg.org 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
- 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
- Summerlin Hospital, Las Vegas Nevada
- Specialty Surgical Center, Las Vegas Nevada
Why choose Saline Breast Implants?
You may be one of few patients in Las Vegas looking for a plastic surgeon that works with saline breast implants. Dr. Lane Smith performs thousands of breast augmentations and has expert experience with this implant type. Dr. Smith believes in giving you as many choices as possible. Saline is the same fluid that goes into an IV, mainly water with a little bit of salt similar to saline eye drops. Once the saline breast implant is in the appropriate space under your breast, or pectoralis muscle, Dr. Smith inflates your implant with sterile saline or salt water. If they rupture, you will typically know immediately. Your body harmlessly absorbs all of the saline solution that leaks into your body.
Saline breast implants tend to be more firm and have a higher incidence of rippling. An advantage of saline implants is that they are more cost effective. A disadvantage of Saline implants is that saline breast implants tends to look a little more “fake”, and have a higher chance of rippling and waviness. Most of the patients choose the more natural feeling and looking silicone implants. Because of its shape and the consistency, saline breast implants feel can feel like water balloons, and do not have the ‘gummy” or fatty feeling of real breasts.
If you have any more questions about saline breast implants, please call 702.838.3755 so we can answer your questions, or schedule your consultation. You can also fill out the form to the right and one of our Patient Coordinators will call you as soon as possible.
Why use Gummy Bear Breast Implants?
The popularly named gummy bear breast implants are cohesive gel, and they’re form-stable. If you push hard enough on the breast implant, you can alter the shape slightly, however it doesn’t really leak. Not to mention difficult for them to change shape. For this reason the new silicone implants are often called gummy bear implants. The old silicone implants from the 1980’s were less viscous and could actually leak. Dr. Smith does not use these implants at all. The new silicone implants are FDA approved and are considered to be as safe as saline implants.
Because of their material, form-stable breast implants can be shaped; of which being teardrop and round shaped. Teardrop shaped implants mimic the natural shape of the breast, with a finished result that is less full but more natural. The shape of teardrop implants can also cause issues if the implant rotates, whereas there is little noticeable difference if a round implant rotates.
If you have any more questions about gummy bear breast implants, please call 702.838.3755 so we can answer your questions, or schedule your consultation. You can also fill out the form to the right and one of our Patient Coordinators will call you as soon as possible.
Why choose Silicone Breast Implants?
Chances are that you’ll choose the flexibly gained by choosing silicone breast implants. They tend to be more natural feeling, and looking, implants. One type of silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel, simply called silicone gel implants. They look and feel a little more natural than saline breast implants. They also tend to have less chance of waviness and last longer.
Patients are often concerned that the silicone implants will rupture and leak. The silicone gel used today is very thick and viscous. This means if the implant ruptures, the implants cannot really leak. They can crack, however it is difficult for the silicone to go anywhere. This is similar to a gummy bear breast implant, which is the other type of silicone breast implant.
If you have any more questions about silicone breast implants, please call 702.838.3755 so we can answer your questions, or schedule your consultation. You can also fill out the form to the right and one of our Patient Coordinators will call you as soon as possible.
Why choose Round Breast Implants?
If you’re looking to get fuller appearance, you’ll want to choose round breast implants. Many women in Las Vegas prefer this exaggerated look, so these implants are more likely to appear “fake”. Dr. Lane Smith will use round breast implants if you’re looking to have your breasts appear fuller than teardrop implants can achieve. Because round implants are “round” all over, there’s also less concern about them rotating out of place.
If you have any more questions about round breast implants, please call 702.838.3755 so we can answer your questions, or schedule your consultation. You can also fill out the form to the right and one of our Patient Coordinators will call you as soon as possible.