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About Mary C. Herte, MD

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.

Education & Training

Pre-med: Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI
Graduated 1973 cum laude with a Bachelor of Science
Degree in General Biology and Chemistry minor

Medical School:
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.


Practice, Mary C. Herte MD

7281 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89117
United States

Questions Answered

Asked 2018-01-14

I’m 5’8 and 125lbs, I’ve had 2 children. My figure is slim, I’ve started to work out to tone for the summer, I eat healthy, etc. I’m happy with my body however I’m not happy with the way my stomach looks, i.e. belly button. I have seen a plastic surgeon before who said I was too thin for a tummy…

3 Answers
Mary C. Herte, MD
Answered: 2018-01-23
Thank you for your question. In our practice we believe that anyone that has had weight loss or has had children is a candidate for tummy tuck. There may not be excessive amounts of loose skin however muscle repair is needed after pregnancy and tummy tuck would also address the extra skin of your belly button. Please feel free to contact us for more information regarding your areas of concern.
Asked 2018-01-08

Hello I was wondering if it’s safe to use marijuana before a breast reduction surgery. My surgery is scheduled for January 22nd. Last time I smoked was January 7.

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Mary C. Herte, MD
Answered: 2018-01-15
It is very important to inform your surgeon that you smoke marijuana even if it is only occasionally. Although you will most likely be fine, your surgeon and the anesthesiologist need to know all substances that may be in your system for safety reasons when prescribing post operative and anesthetic medications. For more information on breast reduction feel free to visit
Asked 2018-01-09

I'm 21 years old and I haven't been happy with my breasts for years and I have tried a few different ways to increase my breast size, are there any other ways I can naturally increase my breast size before I consider breast augmentation? I have not had any kids and I've heard after pregnancy you go…

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Mary C. Herte, MD
Answered: 2018-01-15
Being unhappy about breast size is a common problem for many women. Fear not, you are not alone! It is best not to jump into breast augmentation without educating yourself as much as possible. Only after being fully informed by a board certified plastic surgeon will you be able to make a comfortable decision about what's right for you. We often times advice our patients that if they are planning on having children right away to wait until after you have done so. Otherwise, if you and your surgeon deem that you are a candidate for breast augmentation and are comfortable with the decision then Go for It! Feel free to learn more about our breast augmentation techniques and options at

Additional Information

Consultation Price
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.
Financing Available
We offer third party financing through CareCredit, Alphaeon Credit, UMC, and Prosper Healthcare Lending. Please ask our staff for details.
Brands Offered
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®.
Board Certifications
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Association of Women Physicians
Clark County Medical Society
Cleft Palate Team of Las Vegas
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Nevada Society of Women Physician
Nevada State Medical Society
Soroptimist International of Greater Las Vegas
Hospital Affiliation(s)
Mountain View Hospital
Surgical Facilities
For your safety and comfort, our private on-site surgical suite is state licensed and AAAASF certified.

Mary C. Herte, MD

Practice, Mary C. Herte MD

7281 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89117
United States