Karla, Patient Coordinator, Plastic Surgery


"It is very rewarding to be able to share in every patient's excitement as they take steps to improve their self-confidence and, ultimately, quality of life."

Karla is your partner and personal contact throughout your entire experience here at LJCSC—and her highest priority is your comfort and happiness.

Growing up, Karla was always drawn to skin care. She used to give her sister at-home facials, and she credits her love for cucumber masks for leading her to get her Esthetician license. After getting her license, she became interested not only in skin care but also other aspects of the cosmetic industry.

Karla came to LJC alongside Dr. Smoot in 2013, after working with him for several years—and the LJC family is thrilled to have her on the team. As a Patient Care Coordinator, Karla is your personal contact from start to finish, helping you navigate through the consultation and surgery scheduling process.

Here at LJC, we have the most talented and experienced group of surgeons, caring nurses, and a friendly knowledgeable staff, all who strive to provide a positive surgical experience.


For Karla, the best part of her work is the relationships she builds with patients along the way. Sharing in her patients’ excitement, and seeing their confidence bloom after surgery, is rewarding—and Karla looks forward to it every single day.

Expert guidance, exceptional care

Karla will be your right hand (wo)man from your very first consultation to your final follow-up appointment. On day one, she’ll help you get to know our practice and your surgeon’s team, explain what you can expect, and even help you understand your payment and financing options.

When it’s time to schedule surgery, she’ll work closely with you to make sure you feel confident moving forward with your selected dates and prepared with all the pre- and post-op information you need. If you have any questions or concerns at any time during your experience, Karla will be available to help.