Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
2121 N 1700 W
Layton, Utah 84041 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

The BEST Decision I've Made in my Life - Layton, UT

First off, I live in Seattle, WA. I spent quite a while looking at surgeons in my own area to perform a without much luck. I decided to start looking out of state. After hours and days of research I came across some reviews of Dr. Yates. I was amazed at how high his ratings were. I searched and searched the internet for a bad review (after all EVERY other surgeon I had found had at least a few) and couldn't find ONE. His website was far superior to anyone elses' and from the details given I knew he wanted all his patients to be informed before they made their choice. I was impressed to say the least. When I filled out a contact form online (VERY late on a Saturday night) I was shocked and thrilled to see he had personally answered me back by early Sunday morning. Everything about his approach with me made me KNOW he was the one before I had even met him. From the second I stepped into his office I was very nicely greeted and asked to have a seat in the waiting room (which is gorgeous). His nurses and staff were so incredibly caring and helped me feel less self-conscious. The second he walked through the door I felt complete confidence. He was so genuine and caring and didn't give me BS lines that other surgeons had. He was honest but positive about the surgery and my results and spent a LONG time with me answering the many questions I had. When it came time for my surgery he made sure I was feeling ok that I was in good hands and that I would be very pleased with my results. I can honestly say for my very first surgery, I wasn't nervous in the slightest (even with my phobia of needles). He is beyond the BEST and I can't thank him enough for making me feel the confidence I always wanted to feel. I can honestly say I cried for the first time out of happiness in my life.

very happy! - Layton, UT

I couldn't have had a better experience with plastic surgery. I love this doctor. He's nice, polite, friendly, and comfortable to be around. He knows what he's talking about and he did a FANTASTIC job! I love my new cup size! I don't look unproportional, nor do I wish I would've gone bigger like alot of women I've talked to. He did such a great job. No complications, no worries, he's just a GREAT doctor. I have already recommended 3 of my friends to him. If you're on the fence about getting a surgery done, DON'T BE! Let this wonderful man do his magic! I wake up every day thanking God that Dr. Y is alive and able to perform miracles!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

100% Satisfied - Layton, UT

Plastic Surgery was a big step for me. I recognized I wanted to go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon but how would I choose the right person. When I began my search, I was working outside of the USA. I emailed inquiries to many physicians throughout the USA and received mostly automated responses of "Please call our office at ..." That was until I discovered Dr. Y. He and his office staff responded immediately to my emails, answered all of my questions, set up appointment times, and kept in contact with me until I arrived for my appointment. It was simply amazing. He is personable and realistic in his approach. I never felt rushed during appointments. Preoperatively, we choose the appropriate size for my breast implants. He offered his expert advice but also took into consideration my thoughts. He patiently waited in the room until all of my questions/concerns were addressed. With each appointment, his patient approach never changed and I considered myself very fortunate to have discovered this talented professional. Four weeks from my surgical date, my breasts look natural and beautiful. Twenty four hours following the surgery, I used the prescription analgesics he prescribed to control the pain but after the first day, I was easily able to control the pain with Ibuprofen. My pencil thin scar is approximately 2 cm in length and even at this point it is barely noticeable. Without hesitation, I recommend Dr. Y and his wonderful office staff for all of your plastic surgery needs. I would go to no other and will return to his office for all of my future plastic surgical procedures.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Lost 80lb - Complete Overhaul of my Body (FTT, Breast Lift/reduction/implants)

I had several prior consultations, and each one I was told I would have what I wanted. During my consultation with my Dr., he explained what he could do, and what logically my body could do. It was so refreshing to be told the truth, and not what I wanted to hear. However, what my Dr was able to do, went beyond anything I had ever dreamed could be done. Not only is he an artist, but he is also a perfectionist. It's the perfect combination for a plastic surgeon. My recovery was better (and quicker) than I expected. Not only is the Dr amazing, but his staff is just as exceptional. I couldn't have asked for a better experience, recovery, and results of these surgeries and I know it was because of who my plastic surgeon was.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Amazing Doctor! - Layton, UT

He is great at letting you know what your realistic outcome will be and the best way to achieve it! His staff were amazing!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

I Feel 20 Years Younger! - Layton, UT

He listened to me and what I wanted to do. He answered my questions and explained my options. He didn't seem in a hurry and made me feel very at easy with him. I know I can ask him anything I have a question about. He also does excellant work. I fill good about my new body.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

High Recommendations!! - Layton, UT

Had breast implants 10 years ago by another dr and had 2 deflations within 3 years. That Dr told me my only option was to have silicone implants placed. Dr. Yates removed those and replaced with saline and I have had 4 years without a problem! My experience was hands down 10,000 times better at his office than that of my first 3 surgeries. He was so much more caring, informative and patient than my first Dr. His office is always kind and caring and respectful.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Don't Be Embarassed - It's Worth EVERY Penny! - Layton, UT

It's been almost 4 weeks since my tummy tuck by Dr. Y. I am so happy with my results. I look so much better - it was worth EVERY penny! I will recommend him to everyone I meet. I was reluctant to have anyone inspect my stomach after pregnancies and a C-section. I walked into his office feeling self conscious and embarassed. I walked out of the consultation feeling hopeful and excited for the surgery. Dr. Y recommended additional treatment (lipo) and I'm so glad I did it all at once. Seriously - go for it!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Would Do It Again in a Heart Beat! - Layton, UT

Everyone in Dr. Y office were so kind and thoughtful. Very professional. I never felt rushed or forgotten. They made me feel comfortable and never embarrassed. Dr. Y himself was wonderful he really knows his job and he has an artists eye.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Feeling Fabulous - Layton, UT

He does FABULOUS work!! He is so amazing at what he does...I HIGHLY recommend him!! I have never felt better about myself and its all thanks to Dr.Yates. He is very kind, professional and caring.

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

Personal Statement

I am a down to earth, honest, perfectionist with an artists eye for detail. I take great pride in my craft and truly care that every single patient is satisfied with their results.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$100. Consult fee applies towards the procedure costs.

Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
AOA national honor society
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Yates has hospital affiliations at Davis Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, University of Utah, 1993
    Medical: MD, University of Utah, 1997
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Missouri, 2003

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Blog Posts and Articles

Mini Tummy Tuck Video

Live mini tummy-tuck surgery. The procedure includes: Deep sedation with an anesthesiologist Local infiltration Redundant skin excision Muscle plication Closure This patient also had a breast augmentation which can also be seen on Youtube

Breast augmentation video

Demonstration of live breast augmentation video on Youtube. Procedure includes Deep sedation Local infiltration Small incisions Saline breast implants This patient also had a mini tummy-tuck which can be seen on another video.

Should Teens Be Getting Plastic Surgery?

Teenage women (those under 18 years old) account for about 2 to 3% of all patients presenting to plastic surgeons offices to discuss cosmetic surgery. Personally, I have seen an increase in inquiries as well as consultations from teenage patients. Some of the more common reasons young women come in for cosmetic surgery is for breast augmentation, liposuction, and rhinoplasty. This is controversial. The issues involved include maturity, decision-making ability, safety, and legal aspects...

Find Your Best Plastic Surgeon in Three Easy Steps

Start by looking in the right places. 1. First and foremost (did I mention this is important), narrow your search by only looking at board certified plastic surgeons. It is unfortunate, but there are individuals whom are misleading and you need to ask two

How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?

Breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed by plastic surgeons. More than any other procedure, patients tend to shop by price when considering breast enlargement. Every plastic surgery receptionist answers the que

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Silicone Breast Implants Vs. Saline - How to Choose?

Advantages of saline Less expensive (about $1000 less) Adjustability Shorter scar (my scar is 1" long) No silent ruptures - if they deflate/... READ MORE

How Much Weight Can I Lose from Tummy Tuck Surgery?

The amount of weight lost with a tummy tuck varies depending on how much weight you are carrying in the tissue that is to be removed (specifically the... READ MORE

What is the Difference Between a Lifestyle Lift and a Mini Lift?

This is a difficult question to answer because there are so many variables. For one, each plastic surgeon has his own opinion of what a mini-lift... READ MORE

How safe is TissuGlu for a tummy tuck?

Drainless tummy tuck is the direction the tummy tuck is going.   Why shouldn’t it be, patients really hate drains and if the complication rate is th... READ MORE

Alternative to General Anesthesia for Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is most commonly performed under general anesthesia. That is the way that most of us were trained and comfortable with... READ MORE

Pubic Area Appears Bigger After Tummy Tuck

The pubic region is an area that needs to be specifically addressed with a tummy tuck. Done well, the pubic region should be tight and flat without... READ MORE

Will High Profile Implants Give "Natural-looking" Breasts?

I don't want to disappoint you but I would argue that at your relatively small frame you will not look natural with a 500 cc implant. My decision... READ MORE

Special Offers at Medical Spas?

I went to an informal lecture regarding a laser liposcution platform this evening. Not that I am in the market to buy laser liposuction until there... READ MORE

What is the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery?

Excellent question! To become board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a plastic surgeon must first complete intensive training in an... READ MORE

How Do You Massage Breasts After Breast Augmentation?

Massage, or implant displacement, after breast augmentation is controversial. I ask patients to do it for the first 6-8 weeks after surgery starting... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Yates

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