Stephan L. Ralston, MD (retired)

Ogden Plastic Surgeon
1452 East Ridgeline Drive, Suite 100
South Ogden, Utah 84405 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

25 Year Old "Athletic" Frame Breast Augmentation - Ogden, UT

I've been tiny my I entire life. I have been anywhere between a double a cup any 32 B at the most and that's VS size. I grew up with my mom being lingerie model and having implants my entire life so my view on how I should look growing up was obviously skewed. The day I turned 18 I wanted to get the surgery but decided to wait. Finally at 24 I found the right doctor had the right photos and...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

If you are trying to decide....go no further!

I had a procedure done by Dr. Ralston, and he was amazing. But what was even cooler is that his staff was 100% invested in my recovery. I was out of state and coukd send pictures of my incisions when I had questions and they were so great with responding!

2 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Not Sure if I Should Have Done This. Ogden, UT

The service was great, the staff was very nice, but I didn't get the results I wanted and they didn't seem to care of want anything to do with the after effects since I wasn't happy.

23 Years Old 5'11" (400-500cc) - Ogden, UT

He was super friendly and informative. Made me feel 100% comfortable!

46 Yo. Reduction 22 Yrs Ago, Now Getting Implants!! - Ogden, UT

Dr Ralston is a wonderful Physician. He did my reduction 20 years ago and will be doing my implants for me. I have referred over 6 friends to him!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

45 Years Old and Finally Getting my TUMMY TUCK! Ogden, UT

Dr Ralston was amazing! His nurse Becky who is in the OR with you is just incredible also! Danny the anethesiologist is also incredible! They have your best interest at hand. Your safety is first and foremost before the $$$!!! I experienced that first hand when they had me reschedule surgery and get clearance from my cardiologist from EKG read outs that they were not safe with! They wanted me safe., and to have a safe surgery with incredible results with NO complications! I would recommend Dr Ralston to anyone and everyone I know looking in the Utah area! His work is also incredible! I am living proof., and my niece who had surgery on Oct 6 2015 is also living proof. He is a master at his skill!!!! Top notch

25 Years Old, No Kids, 5' 11 & 1/2" 180lbs Sientra Textured Silicone Gel 'gummy bears' 485 cc Mod + - Ogden, UT

5 days until I get my new sisters! I am so excited! I have wanted this since I was a teenager & my breasts just never developed. I always joke with friends saying I look like a 10 year old chubby boy with my shirt off! It's hard to find stats on here with my size so I'm hoping this will be helpful to some, as 550 looks much larger on some! My sizers seemed perfect! The only thing I am nervous...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

24 Years Old, 2 Kids Much Needed!! - Ogden, UT

Dr ralston is awesome!!! Very kind. Takes his time to answer and and all questions.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

After a C-section Dream! - Ogden, UT

I cannot express how amazing Dr Ralston and his team are. The education and communication is something I look for in a doctor and I could not be more pleased. I live out of state so it was important that I got the proper care and communication. Thank you Dr. Ralston!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Ralston has hospital affiliations at McKay Dee Hospital and Ogden Regional Medical Center.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Weber State University, 1970
    Medical: MD, University of Utah, 1975
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    General Surgery, Providence Hospital, 1978
    Plastic Surgery, Providence Hospital, 1980

Treatments offered at Stephan L. Ralston, M.D.

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Would it be possible to insert a 350-400 cc silicone implant through an infraareolar/ periareolar incision? (photos)

Placing a smooth silicone implant through the periareolar approach is possible with the size of implant you are considering. If you're interested in a... READ MORE

Should I Discuss a Possible Size Revision with my Surgeon and is It Fair to Have to Pay Again for What Was Already Requested?

In our office, a great deal of time is spent trying to determine what size of implant will give the patient the look that she is trying to achieve. It... READ MORE

Is there a weight requirement for breast augmentation?

Health status is the most important aspect in considering elective surgery. Being a petite women does not eliminate the option of breast augmentation.... READ MORE

I am going from a small B cup to 500 cc silicone implants, but I am having second thoughts, will they be too big now?

My opinion is consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. There are many factors that determine implant size such as height and weight, but also... READ MORE

Aftercare - what does this include? And how much should you expect to get after BA?

My post op care is centered around the patients needs. Routinely for local patients the first visit is at 1-2 days post op, 2 weeks post op, 1 month,... READ MORE

Do You Recommend Changes After My Breast Implants Revision if One is Harder Than the Other? (photo)

I agree with your opinion. It looks as though the left pocket, aside from being higher than the right, is also tighter. When we do an implant change,... READ MORE

Bottomed out Left Implant; Should I Wait Til After All My Expected Pregnancies?

If you can be satisfied with your current result for a while, then I would suggest that you wait until after you have your family. You are not causing... READ MORE

Can I Have a BA Without a Lift? And Size Recommendation? (photo)

Based on the photos, it would seem that you would be a good candidate for a breast augmentation without a lift (mastopexy). You have a little... READ MORE

Specialist Who Has Done Hundreds of Reduction Implant Exchange Larger to Smaller? (photo)

Implant size reductions are a routine procedure. There are many factors that contribute to a final result. Skin elasticity is the primary issue when... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Ralston

Stephan L. Ralston, MD (retired) has shared 2 before and after pictures with 15 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Experience
Practicing for 37 year.
Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Memberships
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Hospital Privileges
Dr. Ralston has hospital affiliations at McKay Dee Hospital and Ogden Regional Medical Center.
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Weber State University, 1970
    Medical: MD, University of Utah, 1975
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    General Surgery, Providence Hospital, 1978
    Plastic Surgery, Providence Hospital, 1980

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

25 Year Old "Athletic" Frame Breast Augmentation - Ogden, UT

I've been tiny my I entire life. I have been anywhere between a double a cup any 32 B at the most and that's VS size. I grew up with my mom being lingerie model and having implants my entire life so my view on how I should look growing up was obviously skewed. The day I turned 18 I wanted to get the surgery but decided to wait. Finally at 24 I found the right doctor had the right photos and...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

If you are trying to decide....go no further!

I had a procedure done by Dr. Ralston, and he was amazing. But what was even cooler is that his staff was 100% invested in my recovery. I was out of state and coukd send pictures of my incisions when I had questions and they were so great with responding!

2 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Not Sure if I Should Have Done This. Ogden, UT

The service was great, the staff was very nice, but I didn't get the results I wanted and they didn't seem to care of want anything to do with the after effects since I wasn't happy.


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Would it be possible to insert a 350-400 cc silicone implant through an infraareolar/ periareolar incision? (photos)

Placing a smooth silicone implant through the periareolar approach is possible with the size of implant you are considering. If you're interested in a... READ MORE

Should I Discuss a Possible Size Revision with my Surgeon and is It Fair to Have to Pay Again for What Was Already Requested?

In our office, a great deal of time is spent trying to determine what size of implant will give the patient the look that she is trying to achieve. It... READ MORE

Is there a weight requirement for breast augmentation?

Health status is the most important aspect in considering elective surgery. Being a petite women does not eliminate the option of breast augmentation.... READ MORE

I am going from a small B cup to 500 cc silicone implants, but I am having second thoughts, will they be too big now?

My opinion is consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. There are many factors that determine implant size such as height and weight, but also... READ MORE

Aftercare - what does this include? And how much should you expect to get after BA?

My post op care is centered around the patients needs. Routinely for local patients the first visit is at 1-2 days post op, 2 weeks post op, 1 month,... READ MORE

Do You Recommend Changes After My Breast Implants Revision if One is Harder Than the Other? (photo)

I agree with your opinion. It looks as though the left pocket, aside from being higher than the right, is also tighter. When we do an implant change,... READ MORE

Bottomed out Left Implant; Should I Wait Til After All My Expected Pregnancies?

If you can be satisfied with your current result for a while, then I would suggest that you wait until after you have your family. You are not causing... READ MORE

Can I Have a BA Without a Lift? And Size Recommendation? (photo)

Based on the photos, it would seem that you would be a good candidate for a breast augmentation without a lift (mastopexy). You have a little... READ MORE

Specialist Who Has Done Hundreds of Reduction Implant Exchange Larger to Smaller? (photo)

Implant size reductions are a routine procedure. There are many factors that contribute to a final result. Skin elasticity is the primary issue when... READ MORE