Mary C. Herte MD
About the Practice
At the Herte Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we are committed to enhancing your natural beauty to help you look and feel beautiful, while maintaining your unique characteristics. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mary Herte, will work with you to create the ideal treatment plan that can help you feel confident and project your best self — with safe, effective and personalized solutions that fit you.
Our relationship with you is important to us, and we want to protect that personal connection through Dr. Herte’s direct and guiding attention from consultation to full recovery, and with gentle, caring treatment at every step. We want to be your best resource for personalized information about your aesthetic choices.
Dr. Herte has specialized in cosmetic plastic surgery for over 20 years, focusing on aesthetic care of the total patient. She performs the full range of facial rejuvenation procedures, from facelift and neck lift surgeries to rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery; breast enhancement surgeries, including breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction; and a wide range of body sculpting procedures, such as liposuction, tummy tuck, and body lift surgeries. Dr. Herte also performs non-surgical facial sculpting with injectable fillers, and offers fractional laser resurfacing and IPL treatment programs, as well as a full medical-grade skin care program.
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery 1985
Medical Licensure: Nevada and Wisconsin
Pre-med: Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI
Graduated 1973 cum laude with a Bachelor of Science
Degree in General Biology and Chemistry minor.
Beta Beta Beta; academic fraternity of biological sciences
Delta Epsilon Sigma; academic honor fraternity
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Summer, 1971--NSF Research Grant
Studied Field Ecology (crop & lawn grass biomass)
Marquette University, Milwaukee
Summer, 1972--NSF Research Grant studied the ecologic & bacteriologic conditions of the Menomonee River. Results presented at National Science Foundation
Convention, Washington, D.C.: December, 1972.
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. 8/73 - 12/77
Participated in the pioneer Independent Study Program for the first two years of medical school. Extra concentration and commitment to Plastic Surgery in 4th year electives.
University of Wisconsin Hospitals: 7/78-7/81 in the General Surgery Program under Dr. Folkert O.Belzer.
University of Wisconsin Hospitals Plastic Surgery Residency,
With Chief of Plastic Surgery: Dr. David G. Dibbell
7/81-7/83 Madison, Wisconsin
Northwestern University - Chicago, Illinois April-June, 1982 Hand Surgery Fellowship with Drs. Stromberg, Bell, and Harris.
EVMA (Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine) Norfolk, VA
2/78-5/78 Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship with
Drs. Charles Horton, John McCraw, and Austin Potenza. Studied skin wound healing, tendon healing, and free periosteal grafts, ultrasonic fat removal, clinical surgical experience.
Participated in the working trip to Portoviejo, Ecuador
11/26/82 through 12/8/82.
In 8 operating days, the team performed 76 cases, mostly first time cleft lip and palate surgeries, under the direction of Drs. David Dibbell and Donald Laub and hosted by native Ecuadorian plastic surgeon Jorge Palacios.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Herte is a frequently requested speaker on a variety of topics. If you are interested in having Dr. Herte speak at an outside event, please contact Tricia Perna or John Bassett at 702-732-9600.
Publication: (Plastic Surgery) Austin, A.D., and Herte, M.C.: The synovial cavity as a “tissue culture in situ” – Science or nonsense? J HAND SURG 7:196, 1982.
Awards & Honors
• TOP DOC honoree, My Vegas Magazine
• Talk of the Town Winner since 2012
• Good Housekeeping Magazine Young Woman of Promise Award
• Soroptimist Woman of Distinction Award
• Crystal Flame Award Finalist (Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce)
• Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Las Vegas: Chief of Plastic Surgery 1990-96
• Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas: Chief of surgery 1989-1992
• Expert Injector Status (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
• Beta Beta Beta; academic fraternity of biological sciences
• Delta Epsilon Sigma; academic honor fraternity
Affiliations & Memberships
Mountain View Hospital
• FACS - Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
• ASPS - American Society of Plastic Surgeons
• ASAPS – American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
• Clark County Medical Society
• Nevada State Medical Society
• Association of Women Physicians
• Soroptimist International of Greater Las Vegas
• Cleft Palate Team of Las Vegas: Founder and Past Program Director
• Nevada Society of Women Physicians: President 1994-1996
Dr. Herte feels that unhurried one-on-one face time with your plastic surgeon is essential to creating an effective surgical plan. Consultations with Dr. Herte have you both sitting in living room easy chairs for your comfort. Plenty of time is allowed with Dr. Herte to explore your options and questions. Consult fee is $50.00 and is applied towards any cosmetic surgical procedure that you schedule with Dr. Herte.
Staff & Facilities
For your safety and comfort, our private on-site surgical suite is state licensed and AAAASF certified.
Skin Care Products
Our skin care products are evaluated for effectiveness and gentleness and updated regularly to remain state of the art. We currently offer: NEOCUTIS®, Osmosis, Osmosis Makeup, SkinCeuticals® and Hanna Isul®.
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"Ask a Question" Responses
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