David O. Smith, MD
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
Very honest, open, and down to earth. I loved how realistic and transparent he was.
5 out of 5 stars
He was very nice. very to the point. Not bad bedsde manner, just made me feel a bit hurried. He has 27 yrs of experience and his staff ws great as well!
Dr. David O. Smith is a great doctor with lots of experience and that was very important to me. I went in for a consultation and told him what I wanted. He quoted me on what I wanted and offered his professional opinion. I had seen 2 other doctors prior and their cost was a little lower but it was for a mini tummy tuck the dr. said I needed. Dr. Smith said no I need a full tummy tuck and explained to me what was all included. I followed his professional opinion and got the results I wanted PLUS more.
1 out of 5 stars Liposuction
This is a bit complicated so I apologize in advance. A year ago David O. Smith performed lipo on my inner thighs, outer thighs, hips, flank and stomach. After the procedure I immediately noticed a section on my right buttock/thigh area where too much was removed, creating a "dip" in the area probably about the size of my palm. In addition to the "dip", there was a bulge above and a bulge below where not as much fat was removed as the other side, making the dip look that much more pronounced. It's noticeable through pants and this cannot be classified under the asymmetry that can result from lipo. I am happy with my stomach results, and so glad I did my belly area, but if it was not for my flat stomach I would be 100% dissatisfied. My contract states he would go in for "touch up" within 1 year and I'd only pay anesthesia cost if needed, but when I set up a follow up meeting at 10 months he consulted over the phone that my photos looked fine, and the problem is my "saggy skin" and that I could only fix this dip in my leg with an EXTENDED TUMMY TUCK to pull the skin "up". I was so furious I cancelled my appointment and consulted with 3 other plastic surgeons rated as top doctor by Minnesota Monthly and settled on Dr Nathan Leigh at Edina Plastic surgery who will remove fat from the bulge above and below and insert it in the dip area to attempt to smooth the area, although I may have to have additional fat removed to provide enough to fill the space. Dr Leigh specifically addressed the "saggy skin" to clearly say I do NOT have saggy skin. Of the 3 surgeons I went to, none of them felt the "dip" was a result of saggy skin, or that an extended tummy tuck would resolve the dip on my thigh/butt. I do have children and I do have minimal loose skin on my lower abs; completely unrelated to my thigh/buttock area, which would not even require an extended tummy tuck to address - according to the other PS I consulted with. Additionally, my inner thighs have a deep "tunnel" (for lack of better word) where you can see a clear, straight line where fat was removed, but I still have the little bulge where my two thighs touch that I was bothered with to begin with. I would never recommend going to David O. Smith.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
4 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover
Dr. Smith is good at what he does. He was honest and doesn't sugar coat things which some may think is bad bedside manner but its really just him doing what he has to do. He helped me make some good choices and was careful to avoid any complications. I liked that it was in his own private office surgery room and the multiple pre-op and post-op visits were easy and appreciated.
4 out of 5 stars Breast Implants
1 out of 5 stars Male Breast Reduction
Low on all except courtesy, because his receptionist was very kind and tentative.
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5 out of 5 stars
I have to give rave reviews to Dr. David O. Smith. He is so skilled after many years of experience. Please seriously consider him to be your doctor. He has an eye for detail that is unmatched. Doctors don't usually rave about doing a nose job for someone because it is one of their most difficult procedures. Dr. David O. Smith loves this procedure and is sure to give you gorgeous results.
About David O. Smith, MD
David O. Smith, MD practices in Edina at Smith Plastic Surgery Ltd. as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Smith began participating on RealSelf in 2012, and has achieved "Participating Member" status. The doctor has 30 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Smith has hospital affiliations at North Memorial, Fairview Southdale, West Health, Centenniel Lakes.
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Treatments offered at Smith Plastic Surgery Ltd.
Education / Training
Philosophy BA, University Minnesota, 1972
MD, University Minnesota, with Alpha Omega Alpha honors, 1976
University Southern California, 1976-1977
Surgery, University Minnesota, 1977-1979
Surgery, University Wisconsin, 1979-1982
Plastic Surgery, University Tennessee, 1982-1984
Microvascular, Mecom Micro Institute, Houston, TX, 1984-1985
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