Salt Lake City Facial Plastic Surgeon
2255 N. 1700 W, Ste. 205
Layton, Utah 84041 US
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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Mini Face Lift with Under Eye and Brow Lift - Draper, UT

This was so much easier than I expected. The procedure was completed in under an hour and I couldn't even see stitches! Amazing results. I had a mini facelift and brow lift at the same time so it was recommended I have the procedures done at Lakeview Hospital. Everyone there was so attentive and kind. There was very minimal pain when I was sent home the next day. I was able to keep it under...

5 out of 5 stars MACS Facelift

Mini Face Lift with the Right Doctor! - Layton, UT

I search for the best doctor for the macs face lift and found him in Dr. Thompson. He was honest and straight forward in helping me decide what would be the best out come for me. His experience in head and neck surgery only, gave me confidence in his skills. His staff was always so nice! I'm delighted.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Fantastic Eye Surgery Results - Salt Lake City, UT

I've always liked the looks of my eyes but with aging they were loosing a little of their luster. This surgery made me feel like I had my 30 year old eyes back. I couldn't have been happier. I also receive ongoing Botox treatments for migraine relief which has really changed the degree and frequency of them. Dr Thompson has worked closely with me to determine how to best control these,...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

30 Years Old, Married with a Much Needed Nose Job - Bountiful, UT

My reasoning for deciding to have a Rhinoplasty and septoplasty was because I had a bit of trouble breathing at nights and I did not like the shape of my nose, so I decided to do something for myself and take a huge step to get it fixed. I am so glad I ended up going through with it, it was not as bad as I was thinking. The healing process was fast and quite painless to be honest. I wish I...

5 out of 5 stars Ear Surgery

Dr. Thompson is Better Than Anyone in California!

I heard about Dr. Thompson from a member of my family. I gave him this rating based on my experience with other plastic surgeons. This is the second cyst I've had removed by a plastic surgeon and it was a MUCH better experience than the first. Dr. Thompson and his team are very friendly and professional. I especially appreciate the time he spent with me. I was in town over the holidays and he removed a cyst from behind my ear. I live in California and haven't been impressed with the type of care I have received here. Dr. Thompson is definitely a gem. I will schedule any addition cosmetic procedures when I'm in town!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Mindful and Courteous Staff to All Patients Needs - Salt Lake City, UT

I have done photo facials, Botox and fillers with Dr. Thompson. 

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Made Botox Work Wonders - Layton, UT

I'm very cautious about procedures concerning the head and neck because I had cancer radiation treatments in those areas. Dr. Thompson does an amazing job of smoothing away years, stress lines, crows feet and deep creases in the forehead using only Botox! 

5 out of 5 stars CO2 Laser

Positive Experience with C02 - Layton, UT

I visited with him twice prior to making my decision to be certain. Dr. Thompson explained everything In detail during the procedure, he asked me how I was handing the laser, if I was feeling ok and his staff explained my after care and were always very willing to answer all my questions and assure me that my post laser experiences were normal ! I have complete confidence in Dr Thompson and his staff, as well as the utmost trust. I can't be happier with a doctor than I am with Dr Thompson.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

My Experience Was Very Positive! - Salt Lake City, UT

Dr Thompson is the most caring doctor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Once again, Thanks to you and your staff! One of the things that made my experience so positive, is Dr. Thompson. He is a kind, compassionate man. He advised me in my treatment. His office staff is outstanding and always make me feel important. Thank You Dr Thompson, it has been a pleasure working with you. Insurance does not pay a thing, so I have to save my $ which is not cheap :-) but i feel good about myself and the way I look.

5 out of 5 stars Lip Surgery

Professional, Personable, and Dependable - Layton, UT

I saw Dr. Scott Thompson for evaluation of a suspicious lesion on my lip. He was very friendly, discussed with me my options, and removed the lesion on the same day in his office. I moved out of state shortly after the procedure, but Dr Thompson later called me personally to discuss with me the results of the biopsy. Thank god it was benign. Today there is not even a visible scar where the...

Personal Statement

As someone who truly enjoys interacting with and helping people, my commitment to you is to listen to your individual concerns and desires, assist you in understanding various treatment options, provide comprehensive and individualized recommendations, and support you through the entire process.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Awards & Recognition

Best of Layton in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, 2016
Best of Draper, 2013, 2015
Best of Layton, 2013, 2015
First Humanitarian Award from Lakeview Hospital, 2014
Vitals “Most Compassionate Doctor” 2013
Vitals Patient Choice Award, 2012-2013
American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Research Award
1st Place Paul Harrington Outstanding Clinical Paper Award
Commendation for Outstanding Academic Performance, University of Rochester School of Medicin
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Thompson has hospital affiliations at Davis Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, Mountain West Surgical Center, and Southtowne Surgical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Piano Performance and Pre-Medical Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    Medical: MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York
    Residency: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with Dr. Vito C. Quatela, University of Rochester School of Medicine

Treatments offered at Utah Facial Plastics: Scott Thompson MD

Blog Posts and Articles

Facial Skin Cancer and Mohs

Here, we want to discuss the value of Mohs micrographic surgery for patients with visible skin cancers, such as those on the face. More than anything, what patients want to know first after hearing that they have skin cancer is that treatment is available. More specifically, that treatment will be appropriate and successful. This becomes even more pressing when the skin cancer is in a visible location. In such instances, the Mohs excision technique may make the most sense. Mohs is a...

Get Help for Female Pattern Hair Loss

Typically, any degree of baldness is something we associate with men. However, research data indicates that as much as 40% of the female population may experience hair loss – and that is before the age of 50! Also called androgenetic alopecia, female pattern hair loss may involve the excessive shedding of hair, or loss in volume in a specific, localized area, such as the crown of the head. Looking for Answers One of the first questions that a woman may have when she notices she is losing h...

How Do Hair Transplants Work?

Many men and women wonder ‘how do hair transplants work?’ The great thing is that is really does work and has a satisfaction rate according to the many hair transplant patients Dr. Thompson sees as well as many patients who leave reviews on RealSelf. The current satisfaction rate for hair transplant surgery is 95 percent, which is extremely high for the popular cosmetic site. SO HOW DO HAIR TRANSPLANTS WORK? The traditional method involves removing a small strip of sca...

The Impact of your Lifestyle on your Skin

The appearance of the skin is a reflection of the body’s state of health. Many factors contribute to general body and skin wellness. A dull looking skin is often an indication of various underlying negative issues. Today, many people are juggling between a hectic career life, families, education, and other pressing issues. This leaves little to no time for personal grooming and care. FACTORS AFFECTING YOUR SKIN WELLNESS Many people adopt certain habits with little consideration to their l...

Cosmetic Procedures as an Investment into your Career

We hear some different reasons given by patients seeking facial rejuvenation. Most of them have something to do with wanting to look as young as they feel or wanting to postpone the onset of facial aging. Every person has unique reasons for wanting to turn back the hands of time (or slow them). Did you know that there has been a growing trend of facial rejuvenation as a career-boost? Since the dawn of aesthetic medicine, and all of its surgical and non-surgical treatments, researchers have...

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Face lift, neck lift with corset platysmaplasty, upper and lower eye, sub nasal lip lift.

It is completely reasonable to have these procedures performed simultaneously as long as you are well aware of the recovery time and are prepared to... READ MORE

How do you avoid that sharp unnatural angular look after face lift with neck lift?

Contour following a facelift should be improved along the neck and jawline, but you're correct that an overly angulated neck and jawline loses the... READ MORE

I had blepharoplasty 10 days ago. Is there anything I can do to help the scar heal nicely? (Photo)

Hello, Scars often appear raised, swollen and less than ideal immediately following surgery. Check with your surgeon to make sure the wound is healing... READ MORE

Should I expect more growth at this stage? (photos)

Greetings, 2 1/2 months is still very early, and yes, you should expect to see more growth in the next several months as the follicles that are... READ MORE

FUE Timing; I need to know how an FUE would look in 6 months? (Photos)

Greetings, Fortunately, the donor site for FUE procedures heals very quickly and looks normal within a week or two. As for the transplanted areas,... READ MORE

When would I see results with an FUE? Not just growth, but actual noticeable results.

You can plan on seeing the beginnings of new growth at around 3-5 months. As time passes and more grafts enter the growth cycle, the hair will become... READ MORE

Rhinoplasty for wide nose with bulbous tip?

Greetings, In general my opinion is that your nose is actually quite aesthetic and that it balances with your face well overall. I agree that the tip... READ MORE

Face/neck lift and upper blepheroplasty post-op tips?

Congrats! First and foremost...have patience through the healing process. Take it easy for a few weeks and listen to your surgeon on when to resume... READ MORE

Procedure needed to fix tired looking eye area? (Photo)

Greetings,With your age and the minimal changes you are showing currently, you may be best served with some filler placed in the area below your eyes... READ MORE

Had 6ml juvederm injections on first visit, little results. Will a remaining .4 even make a difference? (Photos)

Patients such as yourself who have naturally full lips are more likely to only see subtle differences with a small amount of filler. The difference is... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Thompson

Scott K. Thompson, MD has shared 173 before and after pictures with 419 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Learn Treatments Available for Hair Restoration

Dr. Scott K. Thompson explains surgical and non-surgical techniques. Learn what the latest options are and what to expect with hair transplant surgery and other treatments. WATCH VIDEO

What Is PRP Hair Therapy?

Learn how Platelet Rich Plasma helps thicken and rejuvenate thinning or damage hair. Dr. Scott K. Thompson explains how it works. WATCH VIDEO

How Is NeoGraft Different From Other Hair Transplant Methods?

Learn how NeoGraft differs from other hair transplant surgery methods available today. Dr. Scott K. Thompson, discusses what to expect with NeoGraft and why it's superior for FUE restoration. WATCH VIDEO

Microneedling: This Nurse Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions

Alfie Symes, RN, nurse at Dr. Scott K. Thompson's office, answers the most frequently asked questions about micro-needling for skin resurfacing. WATCH VIDEO

How Long Is Recovery From Hair Transplant Surgery?

Dr. Scott K. Thompson explains how long recovery is from hair transplant surgery and what you can expect. WATCH VIDEO

Gravity, Volume, and Skin: The 3 Things That Happen to Your Face as You Age

Dr. Scott K. Thompson details the three main things that happen to your face as time passes. WATCH VIDEO

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