"I strive to create an environment where my patients feel heard and their goals are understood. I think there are many ways to approach each cosmetic or reconstructive concern so its important for patients to understand the treatment and for me as a surgeon to understand the patients goals so that we can collaboratively determine the best treatment plan."
Dr. Kayla Smith
BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
With a love of science and a desire to help others, Dr. Smith has always been interested in medicine. She was drawn to plastic surgery after seeing a mission trip documentary. She was impressed with how deeply plastic and reconstructive surgery can impact a person’s life, increasing confidence and enabling patients to live more fulfilled and abundant lives.
She is a native of Texas and ultimately chose to settle in the Midwest after completing her training.
Dr. Smith is dual board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. She sees patients age 16 and older for all types of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. She is passionate about breast reconstruction after cancer surgery. Dr. Smith likes to create an environment where her patients know that their desires are understood and valued. She helps her patients understand treatment options so they may work together to attain their goals. Dr. Smith encourages everyone to maintain a balanced diet with regular exercise to live better. She also advocates the routine use of sunscreen.
Dr. Smith has been involved with mentoring minority students interested in medicine. She also has participated in two mission trips to Colombia. She loves traveling, attending sporting events, trying new foods and reading. She also enjoys spending time with family, friends and her dog, a maltipoo.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
University of Texas Medical Branch
Plastic Surgery Residency:
Medical College of Wisconsin
General Surgery Residency:
Medical College of Georgia
American Board of Plastic Surgery; American Board of Surgery