Get the Perfect Pair: Breast Revision Surgery

Breast Revision SurgeryMost good things come in perfect pairs: shoes, skis, gloves, and diamond earrings to name a few. However, some pairs aren’t as perfect as others— including breasts. If you have one breast that is larger than the other or one that is misshapen, you may want to consider getting breast symmetry surgery to fix it. By surgically enhancing your breasts so that they are symmetrical, Dr. York Yates can help you gain your confidence back in no time. Read on to learn more about breast symmetry surgery.

What Is Breast Symmetry Surgery?

Whether you naturally have one breast that is a different shape or size than the other, or if you have recently had to have a mastectomy, Dr. York Yates can perform what is called breast symmetry surgery to help correct your breasts. During this surgery, the breast tissue will typically be removed and reshaped to match the other. In some cases, breast implants will also be used to ensure that your breasts have the same shape, size, and texture.

Why Are Breasts Unsymmetrical?

When you look in the mirror, you likely see a face that is fairly symmetrical: your eyes, ears, nose, and lips are probably fairly even on both sides. However, did you know that it is nearly impossible for your body to be symmetrical all the way across? In fact, most women don’t have two breasts that are completely identical but it’s just more apparent in some women than in others. If you have one breast that is noticeably larger than the other, it’s likely just a cosmetic issue and nothing to be too worried about.

If you have uneven breasts, you know just how embarrassing it can be even to consider getting in a swimsuit or a form fitting top. Luckily, with breast revision surgery, Dr. York Yates can correct your breasts so that they are the same shape and size. If you would like to learn more about breast revision surgery or if you would like to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. York Yates today!




How to Fix a Botched Boob Job

Breast Asymmetry Correction Salt Lake CityFamous reality television shows like E!’s Botched became popular when patients who got botched plastic surgery appeared on television to get them fixed. Even though you may not have cement in your implants, if you feel like you got a botched boob job, then Dr. York Yates can fix them so that you can get your confidence back to a ten. Read on to learn more.

How Can I Tell If It’s Botched?

One thing to remember immediately after getting a breast augmentation is that your breasts won’t look quite normal until the swelling and bruising have gone down. So, if you think your breasts aren’t quite right after surgery, wait a few weeks to decide really. A few indications that you have a botched breast job are:

  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Lumpy implants
  • Leaking implants
  • Large incisions

How Can I Get Them Fixed?

Depending on just how botched your boob job is, Dr. York Yates may decide to do a couple of things. However, in most instances, Dr. York Yates will remove your existing implants and reposition or place new ones — getting rid of any scar tissue or excess skin in the process. During your initial consultation examination with Dr. York Yates, you will go over all of your options and the results that you want so that you come out of our office feeling 100% confident post surgery.

Getting a botched boob job can make you feel less than beautiful. If you are unhappy with your breast augmentation and would like to get it fixed, contact Dr. York Yates today and get it done the way it should have been the first time around. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact our office.


3 Things You May Not Know About Your Recovery

Breast augmentationUnless you have previously undergone a breast enhancement surgery, you likely don’t know what to expect. While you are recovering from your procedure, you may be alarmed by how you are feeling and even the inflammation you are feeling. However, this article will discuss a few of the things you can expect from your surgery so that you don’t feel blindsided once you are home and recovering.

  1. You May Feel Nauseous

Many patients start to feel nauseous after they have surgery because of the anesthesia. If you feel sick for a day or two following your breast enhancement surgery, this is entirely normal. In fact, we encourage most of our patients to keep a waste bin by their bedside while they are recovery, just in case they start to feel sick. To help ease nausea, make sure that you are staying hydrated and that you have enough food in your stomach.

  1. You Will Be Swollen

Although you will notice an increase in your breast size right after your surgery, a lot of this will be inflammation. A few weeks following your surgery, the swelling will go down dramatically and you will be able to more thoroughly enjoy your breasts. To help ease the swelling as you are in recovery, Dr. York Yates encourages his patients to take an anti-inflammatory drug, maintain motion, and apply ice if you desire.

  1. You Will Be Tired

If you have never undergone any surgical procedure, you won’t know what to expect. One of the biggest things you can count on after your surgery is the fact that you are going to be fatigued. Not only is your body going to be tired from the surgery but you are also going to be tired from the anesthesia. To help ensure that you get the most rest possible, we encourage our patients to take about a week off of work and to get a friend or family member to help around the house.

If you are getting a breast enhancement surgery done soon and you would like to learn more about your recovery, contact Dr. York Yates today!



3 Tips for Breastfeeding After Breast Implants

One of the biggest concerns that many of our patients have before getting breast implants is whether or not they will be able to breastfeed afterward. In short, you should have no problems breastfeeding after you have breast implants. If for some reason you do have difficulty, you likely would have had the same problem had you not gotten implants. To help you speed up the production of milk when breastfeeding after getting breast implants, try these three tips. Read on to learn more.

  1. Apply Heat

Warming up your breasts won’t mean that your baby will have warmer milk. The heat will, however, work to speed up your milk supply— especially if you have a clogged milk duct. When applying heat to your breasts, use something soft like a rice bag that you can microwave. Once warmed, gently place the compress on top of your breasts.

  1. Only Breastfeed

The trickiest part about breastfeeding for a new mom— whether you have implants or not— is sticking to it. At first, if your baby has a hard time latching, you may freak out and think they are not getting enough to eat, but you can rest assured that as long as your doctor says they are, that they are. Even though you may be tempted at times to give your baby some formula, this may confuse them, and they may end up liking it more than breastmilk because it’s sweeter. Try only to give them breast milk.

  1. Pump Frequently

If you are having a hard time getting milk out and you think it’s because of your implants, try pumping. The sucking motion from the pump will increase your milk production and help you get it out. Once you start to get more milk out through pumping, try having your baby nurse on your breasts.

If you are having difficulty breastfeeding, it likely isn’t due to your implants. However, by using the tips listed above, you can increase your milk production and feed your baby without any difficulties. To learn more about breast implants or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. York Yates today!



Spring Break Trends: Bikini Tops

Spring break is all about relaxing in the sun with those you love most. If you have recently gotten a breast augmentation by Dr. York Yates, you may be even more excited for Spring break than most years. To help you show off your new breasts in style, make sure that you choose a bikini top that’s stylish and flattering. From halter tops to racer back bikini tops, this article will discuss a few trends to look out for. Read on to learn more.

String Bikini Tops

When you think of a bikini top, you’re likely thinking of a traditional triangle, string bikini top. And, because these tops are especially revealing, they are going to be great at showing off your cleavage. Plus, because most of these tops are adjustable, you’ll be able to move it around to make sure that you have enough coverage while still looking sexy.


Strapless bikini tops are also a great way to show off your new breasts. Plus, because your shoulders will be exposed, you won’t have to worry about getting any tan lines. One thing to be mindful of when wearing a bandeau top, however, is to make sure that it is big enough. Now that you have larger breasts, a bandeau top that used to fit probably won’t anymore— leaving you showing off more than you’d like while at the swimming pool. Our suggestion? Go up a size to make sure that it covers your breasts.


Halter bikini tops are especially in this season. However, because they cover your breasts completely, they won’t allow you to show off any cleavage. If you are going to be spending spring break with your kids or family members, then this top may be more suitable because it will give you more coverage. If you are going to be spending it with your significant other, though, you may want to choose one of the options listed above.

Now that you have your new breasts you can show them off this spring break by wearing a new bikini top. To learn more about how you can accentuate your new assets, contact Dr. York Yates.



The Stages of Recovery: How You Can Manage Your Pain

Breast Augmentation Salt Lake CityOne of the best ways that you can prepare for your breast augmentation from Dr. York Yates is to know what it is you are in for. During your initial consultation with our office, we will go over your pre-surgery requirements, the surgery, and the recovery process, that way you can feel more confident in what you can expect from start to finish. To help you prepare for the recovery process, we have created a list of the different stages of recovery, and what you can expect in regards to the pain you may experience. Read on to learn more.

1-3 Days Post Surgery

The first few days after surgery are going to be your hardest. Not only will your breasts feel sore but this is when you will experience the most pain. Although narcotics are an option, we have a few other ways that we can use to help you get rid of pain including precise surgery, pain medicine injections and motion.

  • Minimal tissue trauma is the KEY to rapid recovery.    This is not a gimmick, rather something the attentive surgeon can control.
  • Pain Injections: By injecting medication directly into your implant pocket, you can experience pain relief for the most uncomfortable first few hours.
  • Early range of motion has been shown to improve recovery

4-7 Days Post Surgery

During around four to seven days following surgery, you should start to experience less pain and likely are no longer taking your prescription-strength pain medications. During this time, is when we encourage our patients to just take Ibuprofen or Tylenol.

7-14 Days Post Surgery

Although you may still feel a bit sore a week or two after surgery, you shouldn’t be experiencing much pain. To help ease any discomfort at this stage, keep up with range of motion Additionally, you can continue to take an over-the-counter pain medication.

By understanding the pain you may experience after a breast augmentation and how to treat it, you can feel better prepared. To learn more about surgery, contact Dr. York Yates’ office today to schedule a consultation.

Choosing the Best Implant for You: 3 Benefits of Silicone Implants

Breast Augmentation Salt Lake CityAs the most popular type of breast implant that we offer, silicone implants are desirable amongst patients of all ages. But why exactly? From their ability to feel and look more natural, to the fact that they are less likely to ripple, this article will discuss some of the major benefits of silicone implants. Read on to learn more.

They Feel More Natural

Compared to saline implants, in particular, one of the biggest reasons why patients like silicone implants are because they feel more natural. Comprised of silicone gel, silicone implants are softer and a bit more pliable— just like a natural breast.

They Look More Natural

Among their more natural feel, silicone implants are also popular for their more natural appearance. Because silicone implants are softer, they look a little more natural when they sit on the chest— especially when compared to their saline counterparts. Whether you’re wearing a turtleneck or a string bikini, having a more natural looking breast implant may be your number one desire.


Less likely to ripple

Silicone implants have a semi-solid fill material that is less prone to folding and rippling than saline filled implants.

Silicone implants are popular amongst our patients for a variety of reasons including those that are listed above. If you would like to learn more about silicone implants and whether or not they’re right for you, contact Dr. York Yates today and schedule an appointment!

Choosing the Best Implant for You: 3 Benefits of Saline Implants

Breast Implants Salt Lake CityIf you have decided to pull the trigger and get breast implants, you have a few decisions to make including the type of implant. With all three implant options available, we offer silicone, saline, and structured (ideal) implants— all of which come with unique benefits. To help you better decide on what type of implant is best for you, we will discuss the benefits of saline in this article.   We will discuss silicone implants in a future post.

Smaller Incision

Undergoing any surgery can be painful and requires a lot of recovery time. One of the biggest benefits of saline implants is that a smaller incision is made compared to silicone implants— meaning that you will have a smaller scar to worry about and conceal.

Natural Solution

If you are of the belief that everything you put in your body should be natural, then saline implants may be the best option for you. Because saline implants are comprised of a saltwater solution, they are considered to be natural— leaving you with more of a peace of mind if you happen to get a leak or rupture in your implant further down the line.

The Size Can Be Changed

One thing about saline implants that many of our patients are unaware of is that they are inserted into your body as empty shells and are then filled directly on site— meaning that it will give Dr. York Yates flexibility to adjust the size to make sure they are symmetrical.

As mentioned previously, there are pros and cons to every type of breast implant. A small incision, natural solution, and flexibility to change the size on the site are all three benefits of saline breast implants. If you would like to learn more about saline implants, contact Dr. York Yates today and schedule an appointment.

Breast Implant Preparedness: 3 Things Every Petite Girl Needs to Consider

Breast Implant LAYTON, UT If you are on the petite side, then the last thing you will want to do is get breast implants that make you look top heavy and like you’re going to fall over. Luckily, Dr. York Yates has years of experience with people of all different body shapes and sizes so he can give you great results without you looking out of place. Before you come in for your initial consultation, consider the following information.

Small Implants May Look Larger

Before you come into our office, you may have an idea of what size of breast you want, but one thing that many of our petite patients fail to remember is that small implants are going to look a lot larger on you than on other people. So, before you refuse to look at a smaller sized implant, give it a try, and you will more than likely be surprised at how large it looks.  Dr Yates often tells his patients, “small patients make small implants look large”.


Look In the Mirror

During your consultation, you will be able to hold up different sizes of breast implants to your chest to see how they would look. Remember that one size of implant may look great on someone with a larger frame but may look overwhelming on you. Try to spend some time in front of the mirror to see what they will look like after surgery— this will help you land on a decision.

3D imaging

Invaluable to our practice is 3D imaging.  This allows a visual idea of how large a given implant looks on YOUR frame.

The last thing Dr. York Yates wants is for you to feel like your breast implants are too large for your petite framed body. However, by remembering the information listed above, you can choose a size of implant that is right for you. To learn more about breast implants or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. York Yates today!

Is Scarless Breast Reduction Surgery Right for You?

Breast Reduction Salt Lake City, UTHaving large, oversized breasts can be painful and can cause health problems like back pain. If you have large breasts that are a literal pain in your back, then Dr. York Yates can help. With a breast reduction surgery, Dr. York Yates can reduce your breast size so that you can live more comfortably, but with our scarless breast reduction technique, you also won’t have to worry about as much scarring. Let’s take a closer look at this procedure to see if it’s right for you.

Why Scarless?

With a tradition breast reduction surgery, excess skin and breast tissue are removed, and the breasts are reshaped. With a scarless breast reduction, we use liposuction to help decrease the volume of the breasts without touching the skin. Even though the name itself says that this surgery is scarless, that isn’t necessarily the case. You will still have tiny scars, but they won’t be nearly as noticeable.

Why Choose Regular Breast Reduction Surgery?

One of the biggest drawbacks of scarless breast reduction surgery is that the shape of the breasts isn’t changed. As such, this type of surgery isn’t ideal for some of our patients who want to have their breasts reshaped.

During your initial consultation with Dr. York Yates, we will perform a breast examination and discuss what breast reduction options are right for you. Whether you choose scarless breast reduction surgery or the traditional route, we will ensure that you pick a procedure that will give you the best results possible.

Are you ready to learn more about breast reduction surgery? Schedule your consultation at our Layton office today: (801) 525-8741