After Consult Information

To best prepare you, here iis some important information that Dr. Yates would ask that you review after your consultation




We typically use Total IV Anesthesia.  It is physiologically similar to a nap.  To learn more about it watch this video


  •  We are typically scheduling 2-3 months out so plan accordingly
  • A $500 deposit holds your surgical date, this applies to the cost of the procedure
  • We will set up a preoperative appointment generally 1-2 weeks before surgery (online or in-person)
  • Full payment required at the time of the preop appointment
  •  A $200 ‘early scheduling discount’ is available to patients who place their deposit within a week of the consultation
  • Schedule over the phone (801) 525-8741 or by messaging Lindsay through the patient app


Many of the surgical risks of the procedure(s) have been discussed during the consultation.   As every consultation is different, we have included a list of risks and potential complications for you to review.  These complications are individually rare, if upon review, there are any questions or concerns, please ask.

Common Risks

  • Surgical pain
  • Nausea
  • Scarring
  • Swelling
  • Minor bleeding complications
  • Minor Cosmetic or Symmetry concerns

Uncommon Risks

  • Medication allergy
  • Surgical Adhesive allergy
  • Bleeding complications after surgery
  • Seroma (fluid accumulation) requiring drainage
  • Soft tissue healing complications
  • Infection
  • Eye irritation after anesthesia
  • Severe constipation (typically from narcotic pain medications)
  • Urinary retention
  • Lightheadedness or passing out (get out of bed or chair slowly the first 2 days)
  • Persistent pain associated with injured nerves
  • Numbness
  • DVT/ Pulmonary Embolus (rare)

Exceptionally rare (theoretical risks we have never seen)

  • Major anesthetic complications
  • Injury to underlying structures such as bowel or lungs
  • Death

Additional Procedure specific risks

Breast Augmentation

  • implant rupture
  • implant malposition
  • capsular contracture
  • rippling
  • inability to breastfeed
  • altered sensation
  • breast implant illness (controversial)
  • ALCL (textured implants only)

Tummy Tuck

  • altered sensation on the lower abdomen (this is expected in most patients)
  • umbilical distortion
  • dog ears
  • altered pubic area including pubic hair pattern associated with tightening


  • contour irregularity
  • cosmetic skin concerns
  • fluid overload
  • lidocaine toxicity
  • injury to underlying structures

Fat transfer (BBL or Breast)

  • fat necrosis (loss of fat cell blood supply that can cause areas of hardening)
  • decrease of retained fat volume (expected to some degree)
  • fat embolism 


  • Recurrence of the condition (avoiding triggering medications and drugs after surgery is important)

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