Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
5169 South Cottonwood Street, #420, Eccles Outpatient Center
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Talented Work and Listening Ear - Salt Lake City, UT

I went to Dr. Ferguson upon recommendation from the FORCE (facingourrisk.org) site. I have a breast cancer gene (BRCA 2) that indicates that I have an extemely high chance of getting breast and ovarian cancer (and other cancers). I decided to have a preventative mastectomy. I set up a consultation with Dr. Ferguson to "interview" him, assess his bedside manner and see photos of his work. I was...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Fat Transfer

Compassionate Consummate Professional with an Amazing Eye for Detail - Salt Lake City, UT

In November, 2011 I was diagnosed with a BRCA1 gene mutation which placed me at an extremely high lifetime risk for breast cancer. After weighing my options I opted for a risk-reducing mastectomy with reconstruction. While researching the various reconstruction methods I came across BRAVA microfat grafting. Concerned about the aesthetics of implants with no tissue to soften the appearance,...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Ferguson has hospital affiliations at Intermountain Medical Center; LDS Hospital; McKay-Dee Hospital.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies: General and Plastic, University of Kentucky
    Fellowships:
    Microsurgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
    Microsurgery and Oncologic Reconstruction, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Treatments offered at Intermountain Plastic Surgery Center

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Talk to Me AFT Dr's What Going on with Brava and Fat Grafting? Where Do You Stand. Are You Pausing?

I am of the strong opinion that BRAVA for breast reconstruction is not for every situation not every patient. In the right patient, it is a wonderful... READ MORE

Regarding Revisions to Breast Reconstruction by a Surgeon Not Board Certified?

Trained Plastic Surgeons go through a rigorous process for board certification. While navigating this process, the surgeon cannot say they are... READ MORE

Natrelle/Allergan 410 Shaped Vs. Sientra Shaped/Which Implant Is Better For Breast Reconstruction Appearance And Feel?

Both of these implants are improvements over the round implants, in my opinion. When you stand the three upright (round, Sientra, Allergan 410) there... READ MORE

Radiation 10 Years Ago and Now Facing a Mastectomy, Implant Complications Are Reduced?

There will always be an increased risk for complications with implants in the setting of radiation (even 10 years later). The difficulties will be... READ MORE

Could a Tight Dressing After a Nipple Sparing Mastectomy Cause Decreased Blood Flow/necrosis? (photo)

The greatest risk for compromised blood flow following nipple-sparing mastectomy will primarily be how thin the mastectomy skin/nipple was made and... READ MORE

Who Can Get the Brava Breast?

Not a candidate for implant or flap options. She should be determined, committed, and compliant. Ideally without radiation. With a reasonable... READ MORE

Long Term Pectoral Muscle Use After Breast Reconstruction?

I have not found such limitations to be the case. While I do not know if there has been tissue damage from radiation that is resulting in such a... READ MORE

Following a Double Masectomy I Found Putting a Warm Hot Water Bottle on my Chest at Night Helps Relieve the Pain. Is This OK?

There will be diminished to no sensation at the mastectomy site. You will not have any feedback as to the temperature of the hot water bottle. I would... READ MORE

Medicaid Coverage for Breast Indentation?

The short answer is that there is a good chance they will not. There is much reconstruction of the management of Medicaid at this time, which will... READ MORE

Do I Have to Have Another Surgery to Remove Necrotic Skin or Will my Body Heal Itself?

Removal of dead tissue, especially in the presence of an implant or expander, is important and unfortunately does require surgical removal. If there... READ MORE

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