Meet the Team at Smith Plastic Surgery Institute

When it comes to providing the highest level of patient care no other surgical practice compares to the team here at Smith Plastic Surgery Institute.* Our entire staff is highly trained and dedicated to ensuring that every single patient gets the most out of their experience with us, from start to finish. The Smith Plastic Surgery Institute team comes from all over the country and brings with them the devotion to our patients that we value above all else. We have in-practice anesthesiologists, nurses, surgical and medical assistants, patient coordinators, and office management staff, all dedicated to ensuring that your experience with Smith Plastic Surgery Institute is perfection, from your initial consultation to your procedure and all the way through your recovery.*

Nothing is more important to our Las Vegas Plastic Surgery Institute Team than helping you become and embrace a more youthful, beautiful, and confident appearance.*

Our Surgical Team


Dr. William Azzoli


Dr. Azzoli has spent over half of his life working in an operating room in various roles. He began as a surgical technician at 18 years of age, working full time while matriculated in university, eventually graduating summa cum laude. After finishing his undergraduate and medical degrees with honors at Wayne State University in his hometown of Detroit, he trained in Anesthesiology at New York University. Upon graduation, he remained at NYU for three years, as Associate Professor, teaching residents the science and art of Anesthesiology. He scored in the top percentile to secure his board certification.

Despite his love of academics and the city, he moved to Las Vegas in January of 2016 to find a lifestyle ideal for family life. Dr. Azzoli brought with him the latest in anesthetic techniques and has never compromised when it comes to his patient’s safety and comfort. Approaching most things in life with compassion and an unwavering vigilance for excellence, he naturally sought out surgeons who also strive for excellence in all aspects of patient care. He found his home at Smith Plastic Surgery Institute.



Registered Nurse

Heidi is a trained registered nurse who works directly with Dr. Smith in the operating room. She has been in the operating room with Dr. Smith for nearly a decade now. Heidi holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) from Southern Utah University, where she earned her RN as well. There, she was on the Dean’s list for her high academic achievements in the nursing program. After graduating from SUU in 2008, she moved to Las Vegas and began working for Dr Smith in 2009. Heidi is trained and certified in BLS and ACLS. Heidi absolutely loves working with such an accomplished, skilled surgeon and enjoys seeing how surgery can impact and change patients lives.


Jessica Franco


Jessie graduated from NTI in Arkansas as an LPN in 2013 and is currently attending school to become an RN. She worked in Urgent Care before she began working for Dr. Smith in 2017. She loves her job as Dr. Smith’s PACU Nurse because she gets to see patients have their imperfections and lives improved and it’s truly beautiful. program. After graduating from SUU in 2008, she moved to Las Vegas and began working for Dr Smith in 2009. Heidi is trained and certified in BLS and ACLS. Heidi absolutely loves working with such an accomplished, skilled surgeon and enjoys seeing how surgery can impact and change patients lives.



Surgical Assistant

Bryan holds a surgical technician training certificate from Concorde Career College in California, as well as training certificates for lab assistant, EKG technician and medical assistant from the College of the Canyons – Santa Clarita WorkSource. He has worked as Dr. Smiths right hand man for the past eight years and continues to learn and grow with the practice each year.

Our Clinical Team




With a career spanning over two decades in the medical field, Desiree brings a wealth of experience and a deep passion for her work to her role as CEO. Desiree’s journey in the medical profession has been characterized by a commitment to excellence, compassion, and a drive to enhance the well-being and confidence of individuals. Having dedicated her career to the field of plastic surgery, Desiree has honed her skills and knowledge, staying at the forefront of advancements in the industry.

As the new CEO of Smith Plastic Surgery, Desiree is poised to lead our team towards new heights of success. Her vision is rooted in providing personalized and cutting-edge solutions to our patients, ensuring that each individual receives the highest standard of care. Desiree’s leadership style is marked by a collaborative spirit, fostering a culture of innovation, integrity, and patient-centered care within our practice.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Desiree is known for her genuine warmth and dedication to building lasting relationships with both our team and our valued patients. She understands that each person who walks through our doors has a unique story and desires a tailored approach to their aesthetic journey.



Medical Assistant

Natasja Pineda is a well-rounded medical assistant with 20 years in the medical field. She moved here from Los Angeles, CA and began working with another clinic until she found us! Her compassionate tone and willingness to go above and beyond has made her a favorite amongst patients here at Smith Plastic Surgery. Although she began as a medical assistant in 2019, it was clear that she was valuable in many areas of the practice. Natasja assists Dr. Lane Smith with post-operative care, and she also schedules and coordinates the surgeries. Her background with plastic surgery and injectables is profound and she is incredibly knowledgeable in nearly all surgical and non-surgical procedures that are performed here at Smith Plastic Surgery. Natasja plans to stay with the practice and continue to learn and excel as a team member for many years to come.




Edlin has been working at Smith Plastic Surgery Institute since 2017 and enjoys working in the medical industry. Along with being bilingual, she has a high level of knowledge for both the med spa and the surgical team which has made her a valuable part of the entire practice. She continues to grow plans to go to school to become a nurse.



Patient Coordinator

Jessica Gonzalez is sure to be a memorable presence at Smith Plastic Surgery Institute. Jessica will be one of your first encounters whether you are scheduling your first consultation or coming in for an office visit. You will find Jessica managing our front desk as a member of the coordination team and she will greet you with a smile that will make you feel like part of the family. Her sweet and caring nature creates an impression on your experience with Smith Plastic Surgery Institute.

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