Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
5089 S 900 E, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Review of Dr. Schmelzer - Salt Lake City, UT

Dr. Schmelzer was AMAZING. I'm so pleased with the results of my procedure. His staff was kind and knowledgable. The clinic was gorgeous. I would recommend Dr. Schmelzer to everyone!

5 out of 5 stars Cellulite Treatment

Body Fx is Awesome - Salt Lake City, UT

Very nice and professional doctor and front staff. Was given options and even though the surgical route likely would have been more expensive, they steered me to a cheaper alternative with no recover time.... Five stars in my book!

5 out of 5 stars Laser Hair Removal

Lazer Hair Removal in Salt Lake City

I have seen Dr. Schmelzer many times and I am very impressed with him! He is very knowledgeable in his practice and up to date with all the newest and greatest procedures. I do love knowing he is a plastic surgeon and is very educated. He explained everything to me and made me feel at ease with what we were going to do. I highly recommend this office and this doctor!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction and Lift to Aid Lower Back Pain - Salt Lake City, UT

Upon meeting Dr. Schmelzer, I felt at ease. He spent about an hour with me during our first meeting walking me through everything. I had many questions about how my body would look after the procedure, how I would feel, where I would be cut, what he was actually going to do during the procedure, how long it would take, etc... (It's very hard to visualize what you will look like after a reduction and the unknown can be scary). Dr. Schmelzer talked me through what he thought would be a proportionate amount of tissue removal for my body frame. He walked me through the procedure and where the incisions would be, what they would look like, how visible they would be, how long they would take to heal and all the other details one might want when considering a procedure of this nature. He also addressed my concerns about insurance and what was required in order to meet their standards for covering the procedure.

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

Personal Statement

Dr. Schmelzer is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and fellowship trained in craniofacial surgery. He performs a high volume of surgery for children and adults with facial deformities and injury. These cases qualify him as an expert in facial and neck anatomy allowing for best results.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free

Awards & Recognition

Top Doctors, 2015
Director Craniofacial Foundation of Utah
Lead Cleft/Craniofacial Team

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Schmelzer has hospital affiliations at Primary Children's, Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake Regional, St. Mark's, Lone Peak, Utah Valley.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Tulane University
    Medical: MD, Case Western Reserve University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    General Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
    Plastic Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

    Fellowship: Craniofacial Surgery, Medical City, Dallas, TX

Treatments offered at Selarom Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

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20lb dog stepped on breast 2 days post op (Photo)

Its unlikely that a silicone implant ruptured, but following up with your surgeon is really important to determine if its a hematoma, rupture, or just... READ MORE

What is the likelihood of my lips evening out on their own? (photo)

There is some asymmetry on your left upper lip.  Juvaderm can cause an inflammatory response for 2-3 days. However, you likely are past this early ... READ MORE

Is this close to my final result since breasts are completely softened? (photos)

No this is certainly not your fault. The implants are actually very soft nowadays due to the silicone makeup and therefore they may already feel soft... READ MORE

How long do you recommend wearing a compression garment after tummy tuck with lipo?

Compression garments can be very helpful post op and many patients come to like them, feeling the additional support.  I would recommend at least 4-6 ... READ MORE

Kybella results; is this accurate?

We are usually waiting for the skin envelope to retract.  That is, after the fat is dissolved, it's the skin that takes time to re-drape.  It u... READ MORE

I'm a 28 year old mother of 3. Do I need a full tummy tuck, or would lipo be best? (Photo)

Based on your history and pics, you would fare much better and likely similar cost, for a complete tummy tuck. Due to the amount of skin laxity, and... READ MORE

Blood clots after abdominoplasty at age 57?

You are certainly at a higher risk if you carry the same blood disorder.  Both on the operating table and post operative time period, where you may ... READ MORE

I am 7 weeks PO. Wondering if it is normal for it to still be red around the areoles. They are itchy too. (photo)

The healing from your pictures appears quite reasonable at this early post op stage.  A pink color and dryness around the areola is normal and can be ... READ MORE

I have mild incision separation..What can I do?

You are early and should avoid strenuous activity.  Usually we ask 4-6 weeks, but milder lower body exercise, such as walking on a treadmill can be ... READ MORE

How tight should the compression garment be after full tummy tuck and some lipo?

Yes, it is reasonable to loosen them.  Compression garments help to re-drape soft tissue after surgery. Especially after liposuction and/or tummy ... READ MORE

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