Steer Clear of Holiday Feasts

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image-tummytuckBLiposuction may have given you the firmer, much lighter body you have long desired, but the hardest part is trying to maintain this figure as long as possible. Liposuction has been viewed by a lot of patients in Salt Lake City as their quick fix to losing weight, yet many surgeons, including Dr. Yates, firmly believe that without proper diet and regular exercise, patients post-liposuction are more likely to gain weight, sabotaging their results.

Healthy Lifestyle After Liposuction Is the Good Way to Go

You could be invited to parties and dinners, especially more often as the holidays approach, but every liposuction patient should know better than to lose themselves into all that scrumptious food. Now that you have undergone cosmetic treatment, it is safe to say that you would have to take better care of your body from now on.

Patients who want to maintain their results should be willing to practice a healthy lifestyle – that is, eating the proper foods and exercising on a regular basis. Not only does it keep the curvier shape of your body, this healthy routine can also greatly improve one’s health.

It Is Only a Matter of Choice

The results of a liposuction treatment do not only depend upon the skills of the surgeon, but also on the patient’s cooperation before, during, and most especially, after the procedure. Every patient longs to keep their sexier curve for a long time, and this can only be done if the patient is persistent at changing his or her lifestyle for the better.

Those who are not conscious of the food they eat and their exercise habits are more likely to bloat after their liposuction procedure. Not only that, patients who do gain weight may have to change wardrobe as their clothing size may increase more than their size pre-liposuction. That’s making you dissatisfied of the liposuction results up to 10 times more.

Liposuction in Salt Lake City, Utah

You do not have to sabotage your own liposuction results! For more information about the procedure and how you can make the results long-lasting, give us a call today at (801) 525-8741 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Yates. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Preparing for Massive Weight Loss Surgery

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cs1Having successfully lost all that weight is already an achievement in itself so give yourself a pat on the back! Now that you have lost those pounds, you may think that is the end of your body struggles. This is not always the case though.

With all that fat lost from your body, there is nothing that your skin can cover up anymore, causing it to sag and droop all over. This is where massive weight loss surgery comes in handy. As with any other invasive procedure, there is always a need to assess ourselves well before giving the big YES to surgery.

Want surgery? Ask yourself these questions!

The best way to prepare yourself for any surgery is to evaluate your need for the procedure. Surgery from massive weight loss is a major procedure that requires a lot of forethought. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you get ready to make the big decision.

  • Why do I want to get the treatment?

By asking yourself this, you will be able to evaluate your expectations and your desired outcomes.

  • Do you have any medical conditions or drug allergies?

It is important for your surgeon to know more about your medical history, as well as the medical treatments you are currently getting. This will help your doctor evaluate your chances of reaping positive outcomes from massive weight loss surgery.

  • What medications are you currently taking?

Some of these medications may have to be stopped for a while before or after surgery, as they may hinder good results and affect recovery. Furthermore, tell your doctor about any vitamins or herbal supplements you are taking, as well as about any use of tobacco or alcohol.

  • What are your other body contouring options?

A massive weight loss procedure may not be your only resort. There are various plastic surgeries that can help you achieve your desired figure. Your doctor can give you other options depending on your condition.

Massive Weight Loss Surgery in Salt Lake City

We have had many satisfied patients in Utah who have undergone different procedures after weight loss. Be one of them by booking an appointment with renowned surgeon Dr. Yates today. Call us at (801) 525-8741 to achieve the body you want!

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Combining Your Breast Lift with Implants

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Many women choose to have breast lift surgery done every year for various reasons. A big weight loss, aging, and pregnancies can all affect the shape of your breasts and wanting to get back your youthful chest is possible with a breast lift! But sometimes a lift alone won’t give you your desired results.

A breast lift is done by your doctor making incisions on the breasts in order to pull and shape the skin so the nipple points up, and any sagging skin is trimmed away. A Breast lift will leave you with a firm, perky chest, but it can also leave you with a smaller feeling breast.  The lifting can sometimes mean your cup size will go lower than it was previously, and this is why many women choose to add breast augmentation surgeries to their breast lifts.

Inserting implants during a breast lift procedure is a pretty routine.   Before your procedure, you can ‘try on’ some implants to see which would look best on your body.  3D breast imaging is an amazing tool to “see” your outcome with and without implants for some patients.

Whichever option you choose, be sure to seek out a trusted doctor. Combining surgeries takes experience and skill, and if you want both you’ll want to make sure your doctor can provide references first. If you would like to know more about Breast Lift/Augmentation surgery, you can give us a call at Dr York Yates. Dr. Yates and his team will always ensure your procedure is safe, done well and has lasting results.

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Full vs. Mini Tummy Tuck

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If you are considering undergoing a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure, you may have come across a lot of information or success stories about Mini Tummy Tucks. While a miniature version of a surgery typically sounds like the better option, a mini may or may not be right for you. How do you know if it is? This depends mainly on your current shape, as well as your desired results.

What is the difference between a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck?

In a mini tummy tuck, one small incision is made below the bikini line, where it will be invisible even while wearing a bikini. Skin is pulled down in order to flatten the lower abdomen and smooth it out. Any excess skin is then trimmed, lower muscle tightened, and the incision is closed leaving you with a flat, firm lower tummy. This procedure is ideal for women who are at a healthy body weight and just would like to get rid of some extra pooch or sagging skin in the lower abdomen.

A full tummy tuck usually requires two incisions – one below the bikini line, and one near the navel. The procedure is performed the same, pulling down the skin in both areas to flatten the abdomen. This is in order to also flatten the abdomen above the belly button as well as below. Although it involves more flattening, it is still ideal for people at or very near to a healthy body weight. If you continue to lose significant weight after a tummy tuck, you will get sagging skin again, so it is best to wait until you are at your ideal weight. A full tummy tuck is best for people who have lost a significant amount of weight, or have gone through multiple pregnancies.

If you’re still not sure which procedure would be best for you, do some research! Look online for people who have undergone one of them and compare their before pictures to your body right now.  Then, talk with your doctor to find out which surgery they would recommend. You can get a flat, firm stomach with either – just find out which will be best for you!

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Coolsculpting of the outer thighs (saddlebags) now more effective.

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CoolSculpting is amazing technology.  We have been proudly offering it for over a year and are proud to say that it unquestionably does what it claims.  Reduces fat without surgery and without down time.  Of course it does have its limitations and one of those has recently been solved.  Previously, CoolSculpting required “pinchable” fat to be treated.   On many individuals certain areas such as the outer thigh/ saddlebag area and upper abdomen didn’t lend themselves well.  The CoolSmooth applicator allows the fat to be treated without pinching by strapping the applicator to the area.  The treatment area takes longer to freeze and as a result each treatment is 2 hours, but the time is comfortable and well spent.  ic-1622-a-thigh-indication-


Maintaining Liposuction Results Permanently

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Liposuction can get rid of those fat deposits that diet and exercise just can’t – those saddlebags on your thighs, or that muffin top that never fails to stick out if your jeans. But after getting the procedure and enjoying your results, it is very easy for the fat to come creeping back on over just a few months! If you’re not careful you could end up right back where you started, and all the recovery time and money you put into your liposuction procedure will have been for nothing! But if you decide to be healthy and take care of yourself, you can enjoy your liposuction results for years to come! Read on below to discover how!

Diet & Nutrition

We are all aware of the fact that if we eat too much, we will gain weight – its simple science! But if you focus solely on calories and fat grams alone, you may be missing out on some important, youth-enhancing foods!
Dieting isn’t good for anybody – it can actually slow down your metabolism, and speed up the signs of aging, including sagging skin. Not what you want! Instead, try to focus on getting healthy amounts of healthy, antioxidant-rich foods. These have been proven to help slow down aging, and keep weight off! Try to eat leafy greens, berries and fatty fish like salmon at least 4 times per week, and indulge in some red wine and dark chocolate too!


Keeping your muscles toned with some light weight exercises or workouts like Pilates and yoga will keep your trouble spots from gaining fat and sagging, plus give your metabolism a calorie-burning boost all day! Try to aim for at least two sessions per week,
Cardiovascular exercise like walking, aerobics or zumba will help the fat off by burning calories – especially when you indulge! But cardio has gives some other benefits that will keep your body looking great! Engaging in regular cardio will help your body function better, speeding up cell renewal and letting blood flow better through veins. This is a powerful anti-aging combination that will keep you young and glowing – and slim! – For life!


Water isn’t only important for keeping us from being thirsty – being properly hydrated will keep me working properly and faster – meaning wrinkles come slower, and sagging trouble spots too! Staying hydrated can also keep your appetite at bay, fending off pesky pounds, and keep your skin hydrated, making you younger looking.

Liposuction isn’t definitely a permanent procedure, but you can keep the results you obtained for life with a little effort on your part! Then you can enjoy your slim and trim figure for years to come, and protect your investment you made in yourself!

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Lipo Surgery Utah: Better than Fad Diet for Fat Removal

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To lose weight, there is still no better course than the combination of dieting and exercising done in a healthy pace and moderate fashion. One needs to have discipline and consistency so that the above strategy will work. To be on safer side, one may consult a professional fitness expert or a dietitian first.

Liposuction surgery is the best option when the problem involves removal of unwanted fat in particular regions of the body, including the abdomen, neck, thighs, and arms. Compared to fad diets, lipo is more effective in eliminating or reducing the amount of fat in problematic areas of the body. After all, liposuction is intended primarily to suction out hard to remove body fat, compared to a crash diet which is designed to reduce merely the body weight.

In Utah, board-certified Dr. York Yates is highly regarded for his consistently successful liposuction operations. His lipo surgery Utah practice is trademarked for being personalized to each given patient. Dr. Yates is also known for his innovative approach to lipoplasty. For instance, he has mastered the power-assisted lipo, which is basically a liposuction with minimal risks and cost and maximum effect.

For more detailed info on liposuction procedure, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Yates by calling (801) 525-8741 or by filling out this contact form.

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Few Important Notes on Mommy Makeover Procedure

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In a recent Hollywood movie about modern relationships, a female character blurted out a poetic line, “Women explore for eternity in the vast garden of sacrifice”. Indeed. And this kind of sacrifice is pronounced more when a woman experiences the whole processes of pregnancy, childbirth and breast feeding.

To any woman, they are fulfilling and miracle experiences themselves, but they are a form of sacrifice nevertheless. The said sacrifice or sacrifices can be seen readily from the effects to the woman’s body form: flabby buttock skin, stretch marks, sagging breasts, and protruding abdomen.

The good thing is that any woman, if warranted, can choose a wholesale surgical procedure known as mommy makeover. Actually, it is not a single operation that is targeted for a single cosmetic goal.

Rather, mommy makeover procedure is a combination of two or more plastic surgery procedures aimed at improving the whole body contour of a woman after undergoing significant physical changes, especially after pregnancy or after undergoing massive weight loss. In other words, the collective surgery is aimed to fix specific aesthetic issues of  a woman to be undertaken in one go.

Here are few important notes (and some misconceptions) that you should know about mommy makeover:

  • Not all surgeons can perform it. To ensure safety and successful outcome, go for a board-certified plastic surgeon with substantial experience in mommy makeover operations, such as Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. York Yates, who is based in Salt Lake City. As a general guide for better credentials: prefer a plastic surgeon over a cosmetic surgeon, and prefer a surgeon with board certification over somebody with none. Do not trust your body to just anybody.
  • As hinted at earlier, there is no single formula on the procedures that make up mommy makeover, as the component procedures depend upon the individual needs of a patient. So if she is experiencing breast sagging and bulging tummy, then the patient will likely to undergo a breast lift surgery and an abdominoplasty surgery. At any rate, these procedures normally constitute a mommy makeover surgery: Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift , Tummy Tuck, and Liposuction.
  • The duration of the whole makeover depends on the number and specific component procedures. It may be several hours in one day or a few sessions in the span of weeks. This is the same case with the recovery period for mommy makeover.
  • The surgical plan of each particular mommy makeover will be determine by the surgeon upon thorough evaluation of your medical condition and aesthetic aspirations.

Dr. Yates is one of the finest mommy makeover surgeons in the world. He ensures that the patient is well discussed about the pros and cons of the procedure, as well as the potential risk and recovery steps necessary.

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Yates, please call us now at our Utah Office at (801) 525-8741. Or, contact us online via this page.

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Scar Treatment Salt Lake City: Achieve Ideal Outcome with Dr. Yates

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In most surgical procedures, surgical scar is a real thing and oftentimes a necessary tradeoff to achieving your desired aesthetic condition. But due to advances in medical technology and healing science, you now have substantial options to lessen, if not completely do away with, scars after the operation.

Thus, a truly great plastic surgeon should not just be effective in attaining
cosmetic goals, but must also be helpful in minimizing your surgical scar. After all, you would like to improve your physical aesthetics and scar is an unwelcome nuisance.

Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon Dr. York Yates wholeheartedly understands the importance of lessening the visibility of scars after a successful surgery operation. As a breast and body surgery expert, Dr. Yates performs procedures ranging from areola reduction to buttock augmentation.

Upon determining the suitable surgery, he will discuss with you regarding ways and options to reduce the extent of scar. You shall be exposed to new technologies and techniques that can lead to a much better healing of scars.

Before and During Surgery

During consultation, evaluation and pre-op stages, the crucial action is to choose a procedure that can provide your desired outcome and at the same time give you less scarring. In short, choose your surgery wisely. In most instances, there are minimally invasive treatments and techniques to choose from, such as the use of laser light technology and scarless breast reduction. Ask for full clarifications from the Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon regarding these less invasive options.

Corollary to choosing procedure wisely is the fact that Dr. Yates would put premium as well to the factors of genetics and surgery location. Sometimes these two factors are uncontrollable, but there are certain areas to them that can be tweaked to work to your advantage in minimizing scars.

For example, individuals with darker skin and younger people heal with less favorable scars – so the incisions must be highly precise  and well-hidden for these people. Furthermore, some areas of the body are prone to poor scarring such as the sternal area, knees, shoulders and back. Luckily for you, Dr. Yates has impressive skills in placing incisions away, as much as possible, from the obvious portions of your body and breast.

After Surgery

Utilizing a comprehensive approach, Dr. Yates shall work with you in reducing surgical scar way after the surgery is finished: that is, until the complete surgical healing. As a matter of fact, the experienced plastic surgeon believes that post-operative care is essential to preventing bad scars and as well as treating bad scars.

Dr. Yates’ scar treatment Salt Lake City is a combination of sunscreen, neosporin (applied for the first two days if the wound is uncovered), surgical tape, mederma or scarguard (once the dressings have been removed), and other necessary tools. He will design your scar treatment plan based on your surgical procedure, technique used, skin condition and other properties of your particular skin tone. At any rate, the board-certified plastic surgeon to remain observant after the performance of surgery, specifically in taking note of color and shape development of your surgical scar.

For additional information on minimal scar surgeries in Utah, please contact Dr. Yates today by calling our office (801) 525-8741 or by contacting us through our website.

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