Breast Augmentation Recovery

Breast Augmentation Salt Lake City, UTIf getting a breast augmentation is on your wishlist in 2018, Dr. York Yates has got you covered. During your initial consultation with Dr. York Yates, you will go over all of your breast implant options including the shape, size, texture, and overall look that you want from your augmentation. Additionally, you will also discuss what you can expect from your recovery.

As one of the most important parts of any surgery— especially a breast augmentation— recovery is what will get you to the finish line the fastest.

The First 24 Hours

The first 24-hours after your breast augmentation may be the most uncomfortable because it’s when your anesthesia wears off. During this time, you can manage the pain with either prescription painkillers or over-the-counter ones. Additionally, during the first 24 hours patients start to experience pressure and soreness around their breasts which is a normal part of the recovery.

After 24-Hours

Dr Yates uses rapid recovery methods during surgery which can help significantly with the pain and recovery process. After surgery you will be placed in a surgical bra for support and work on arm range of motion activities to help with muscle spasm and pain.   You should expect to be off narcotic pain medications by the second day. You should expect to be back to desk work by 1 week and the gym by 6 weeks.

Ready to learn more about breast augmentations? Schedule your consultation at our Layton office today: (801) 525-8741.

Make 2018 The Year to Treat Yourself

Breast Implant LAYTON, UTIf you watched the hit series Parks and Rec, then you know all about what it means to “treat yo-self” and now that the holidays are behind us, now is the best time to look at what you want from the year, set goals, and turn them into a reality. If you have always wanted to get a breast augmentation but haven’t pulled the trigger, make 2018 the year of finally getting it done.

With the help of Dr. York Yates and his staff at our Layton office, we can help you get the desired shape, size, and material of implant that you want.


There are two types of breast implant shapes that Dr. York Yates offers: teardrop and round implants. Teardrop implants or gummy bear implants are newer to the plastic surgery market and give patients a more natural looking shape of a breast. Whereas traditional breast implants are rounder in shape.


One of the biggest things to consider— no pun intended— is the size of implant that you want. During your initial consultation, we will help you decide what size of implant you want and what size of the implant is suitable for your frame. For instance, if you are petite, we may recommend a smaller size of the implant than we would for someone who is tall.


Another thing to consider is the material of breast implant that you want. Here at our office, we offer patients three types of implants to choose from including saline, silicone, and gummy bear implants.

  • Saline: Saline will give you a firmer material but is popular because it is made of an all natural saltwater solution.
  • Silicone: Patients keep coming back to silicone implants time after time because they have a softer, more natural feeling material.
  • Gummy Bear: As previously mentioned, gummy bear implants are the newest type of implant that we offer patients. As a type of semi-solid silicone implant, gummy bear implants give patients an even more natural feeling implant than with traditional silicone implants.

Ready to learn more about breast implants? Call our Layton office today to schedule your consultation: (801) 525-8741

How to Decide If You Should Have Your Breast Implants Removed

Breast Implant Revision Salt Lake City, UTYou got them done, so you have to live with them, right? Although it’s true that most of our patients are happy with their breast implants, there are some patients who just want to have theirs removed. If for some reason you are unhappy with your breast implants at any point, Dr. York Yates and his staff will work to ensure that you remain happy and comfortable from start to finish.

They Are Painful

Having large breasts isn’t something that’s for everyone. In fact, they can result in a lot of back pain and discomfort in some people. If you have been experiencing a lot of undue pain ever since getting your implants, then you may want to get them removed.


It is very rare, but in some instances, patients are allergic to either the casing of the implant or the actual implant itself. If you have experienced any symptoms of an allergic reaction like swelling, itching, pain, or redness, contact Dr. York Yates for a consultation appointment.


If you elect to get silicone implants, the Food and Drug Administration recommends that you get an MRI every couple of years to make sure they haven’t ruptured. Patients who have had their breast implants for a long period are more susceptible to having them ruptured.

They Aren’t Your Look

If you got your breast implants in your twenties or thirties, what you may have thought was cool then may not be the case now. As a part of life and progression, our opinions change which means that even though your breast implants were right for you a few years ago, they may not be the case anymore.

Sometimes breast implants can cause pain, irritation, ruptures, or just aren’t the look you are going for anymore. If you fit into any of these categories, contact Dr. York Yates today at our Layton office to learn more about the removal process.

Three things to Consider Before Getting Breast Implants

Breast Implants Layton UTIf you have either always wanted to have larger breasts or if your current breasts are deflated from things such as breastfeeding, then you may want to consider getting breast implants done by Dr. York Yates. As a common procedure that Dr. York Yates performs on a regular basis, there is nothing to worry about regarding your surgery. However, although you won’t need to worry about the procedure itself, there are some things that you will want to consider before you decide to get your breast implants done. Read on to learn more.

  1. Your Financing Options

As one of the things that are often overlooked when patients consider getting any reconstructive or elective surgery done, financing is something that you should have figured out before you undergo surgery. Whether you are going to pay with cash, a credit card, or you are going to use one of Dr. York Yates’ financing options, having this sorted out beforehand will make you feel more confident before undergoing surgery.

  1. Where You Are Going to Recovery

If you live on your own or if you are a single parent, you are going to want to consider staying with someone or having someone stay with you as you recover from breast implant surgery. Although recovery only takes a week or two, you won’t be able to lift things or perform any strenuous activities as you are healing— which means that things, like lifting up children or cleaning your house, are going to have to wait until your breasts have healed.

  1. The Season of the Year

This may sound like an odd consideration to make, but many people choose the winter in order to get their breast implants done because there aren’t many outdoor activities that you will be missing while you recover and you will be healed up just in time for bikini season in the spring and summer.

If you want to get your breasts done by Dr. York Yates, make sure you consider the things listed above. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. York Yates, contact our office today!




How To Describe Your Ideal Breasts to Your Plastic Surgeon

breast implantsWhen it comes to choosing the best breasts for your body, it can sometimes be a challenge to articulate to your doctor. However, by taking time to conduct a brief amount of research regarding the shape, size, and overall look of breasts that you want, you can help to describe your ideal breasts to Utah plastic surgeon Dr. York Yates at your consultation.

There are a variety of shapes that you can choose from when considering what types of breast implants that you should get for yourself. Specifically , you can choose from breast implants that are more round or tear drop shaped. Tear drop shaped implants are likely from gummy bear implants and tend to look a bit more natural. However, the rounder the implant, the more likely that they are either silicone or saline implants. Look at pictures of different shaped implants and breast types to help you decide what one is right for you.  Generally patients with smaller breasts before surgery tend towards a rounder look naturally and patients with more breasts tend towards a more natural shape after implants.   Understanding your starting point and how the implant choice effects it is the job of an attentive plastic surgeon.

The biggest decision that you will have to make when choosing the best implant for you is what size of implant you should get. In order to determine the size, take a look at your body size. For instance, if you have a more petite figure then you will want to choose an implant that’s a little smaller. Whereas if you have a full figure and naturally small breasts, then you will want to choose an implant that’s a bit larger.

Overall Appearance
In order to determine the overall appearance that you want in regard to your breast implants, look at pictures of breasts that you like. That way you can bring a visual representation into Dr. York Yates’ office in order to show exactly what look you are going for.

To help Dr. York Yates give you the best looking breasts, consider conducting research regarding the shape, size, and overall appearance of the breasts that you may want. To learn more about breast implants or to schedule an appointment, contact Utah plastic surgeon, Dr. York Yates.

Motherhood: Can You Still Breastfeed With Implants?

breast implantsWhen it comes to getting breast implants, many women claim they want to wait until after they have kids so that they will be able to breastfeed. However, as a common myth associated with getting breast implants, if done right, you should have no problem being able to nurse with implants. Read on to learn more.

You Should Be Fine

Whether you have or are going to get saline, silicone, or gummy bear implants, you shouldn’t have a problem with your ability to breastfeed later on down the line. Because getting breast implants doesn’t involve your milk ducts or your body’s ability to produce milk, there really isn’t an inherent issue that you will run into.  However, incision choice matters, an incision choice around the nipple can result in injury to mild ducts.

Potential Problems While Nursing

One of the biggest problems that many breastfeeding moms with implants run into is their lack of nipple sensitivity. Sometimes after women get breast implants, they lose much of their feeling and stimulation in their nipples, which may not be a big deal at first, but when they start to breastfeed they can run into problems with their baby being able to latch. If you have breast implants and don’t have much feeling in your nipples, be sure to tell your pediatrician so that they can keep an extra close eye on your baby’s weight in order to ensure they are getting all of the proper nutrients needed.

Another problem that you might run into while nursing is that your breast may become too enlarged which may make it more difficult for your baby to latch onto. If you are having this problem, try to pump for a few minutes before feeding your baby in order to help bring the engorgement down a notch.

If you have or are considering getting breast implants but are worried about your ability to be able to breastfeed, you are not alone. However, if done properly and as long as you don’t have any health problems, you shouldn’t have a problem feeding your child. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Utah plastic surgeon Dr. York Yates today!


Will Changing your Body Change your Life?

breast augmentationThere are innumerable reasons for the popularity of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. We enjoy helping our patients explore their options and seeing the vast enrichment they experience both physically and psychologically as a result of their decision to enhance their body shape. What we hear from the majority of our patients has also been reflected in research.

Diving in to The Numbers

You may not consider the correlation between numbers and cosmetic plastic surgery, but there is one. Numbers, or statistics, reveal to us the additional benefits that patients experience after choosing to move forward with their desired changes to their physical appearance.

A series of studies conducted in 2008 by Dr. Neil Sadick reveal important side effects to cosmetic plastic surgery:

  • 95% of patients in one of his studies, which focused on mastopexy, or breast lift surgery, reported more than physical improvement. They also reported that they felt a greater sense of well-being in general.
  • Sadick also found, in a second study, that patients treated with any type of cosmetic plastic surgery, felt more satisfied not only with their physical appearance, but also in their professional and social relationships as well as in their sex life.
  • An interesting finding and one of Dr. Sadick’s studies was that patients who enhanced an aspect of their appearance reported feeling decreased anxiety along with improved confidence. Many of them also felt more independent than they had prior to their procedure.

There’s More to the Story . . .

There is no benefit to claiming that any type of cosmetic enhancement of the body will create a dramatic change in quality of life. Both before and after Dr. Sadick, other researchers also sought to discover the association between improved appearance and a better sense of well-being. One common thread that was revealed is that, regardless of the type of procedure, patients whose expectations were unreasonable were far less likely to feel satisfied or happier after their physical change. Plastic surgery, and even non-surgical procedures, are not the path to increased happiness for every person. However, when you are already in a healthy place, and have reasonable goals, you are likely to become one of the positive statistics.

Learn more about your treatment options for breast enhancement or reduction in the office of Utah plastic surgeon Dr. York Yates at (801) 525-8741.

Breast Reduction Surgery Vs. Scarless Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast ReductionIf you have overly large breasts that cause you pain and discomfort, then you may want to consider getting a breast reduction. As a way to reduce both weight and size of your breasts, breast reduction surgery is designed to make you feel more comfortable once again. With two options available by Utah plastic surgeon Dr. York Yates, you have double the options of most plastic surgery clinics. From traditional breast reduction surgery to scarless breast reduction surgery, this article will discuss the differences between these two procedures.

Traditional Breast Reduction

During this type of surgery you will be placed under anesthesia. Once you have been properly sedated, Dr. York Yates will then make a small incision on your nipple or even under the breast itself in order to access the breast tissue. Dr. York Yates will then proceed to remove any excess breast tissue or skin from the breasts in order to help alleviate any excess weight that you’ve been carrying around. Additionally, Dr. York Yates will ensure that your breasts are the shaped properly so that you don’t leave the operating table with breasts that are lopsided or misshaped.

Scarless Breast Reduction Surgery

Because scarring during a traditional breast reduction is something that is fairly prevalent, there is another option for those that qualify: scarless breast reduction. Ideal for candidates in their 30’s or younger, scarless breast reduction surgery uses liposuction in order to get rid of breast mass. During this procedure, small incisions will be made typically under the breast fold and/ or around the nipple in order to access the fat and tissue. Once Dr. York Yates has access to the fat and tissue, it will then be removed using liposuction.

By scheduling a consultation with Dr. York Yates, he can help to decipher what is the best breast reduction option for you and your body. Whatever option you decide to go with, you can expect to see long lasting results that you will be happy with. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Doctor York Yates’ office today!



A Closer Look Into Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy bear implants are the newest form of implant on the plastic surgery market. Popular among patients and surgeons alike, gummy bear implants give women a more natural look and feel without any additional recovery time after surgery. But why are gummy bear implants so popular? Read on to learn more.

What are they made out of?

breast implantsIt used to be that when it came to picking a breast implant for your body, you had two options: saline or silicone. However, with the emergence of gummy bear implants there’s a third and popular option for patients to choose from. Made of a thicker type of silicone, gummy bear implants give patients a more natural look and feel than both saline or silicone implants.

What is unique about them?

Other than what they’re made out of, one of the biggest distinguishing features of gummy bear implants is their shape. Rather than being a simple circle that is round on one side and flat on the other, gummy bear implants are shaped like a teardrop. Why a tear drop? Naturally, a breast’s shape resembles that of a teardrop rather than two perfect circles. This means that your gummy bear implants will sit more naturally under your breasts and won’t look so obvious.  To further confuse the issue, Sientra now has a round implant filled with the same material as their tear drop shaped implants, the HSC+ silicone material.

Are there any downsides to gummy bear implants?

Yes. Because gummy bear implants are composed of a firmer type of silicone, they typically require a larger incision to be made in order to insert the implant. Although Dr. York Yates strives to leave patients with minimal scarring, the scarring with gummy bear implants may be slightly more noticeable— but likely only to you.

As you can see, there are many benefits of gummy bear breast implants. If you are considering undergoing breast enhancement surgery and aren’t sure what option is best for you, ask Dr. York Yates about gummy bear implants to see if you are a suitable candidate. To learn more about gummy bear implants, contact our office today!

The Truth Behind Natural Breast Augmentations

Typically when you think of breast augmentations you think of saline and silicone implants— both of which are great options to give you perkier and fuller looking breasts. However, did you know that there is a more natural way to get larger sized breasts? Here in Utah at Dr. York Yates Plastic Surgery, we offer our clients an all natural breast augmentation surgery. Read on to learn more.

Natural Breast AugmentationWhat is an all-natural breast augmentation?

During this type of breast augmentation surgery, fat will be removed from one part of your body using liposuction— typically the upper thighs or abdomen— and will be redistributed to your breasts. This type of procedure gives patients a more natural look and feel of breasts while still offering them a perkier and fuller looking chest.

Are there limitations to this type of surgery?

This type of surgery is not ideal for all patients, specifically those who have smaller sized breasts to begin with. Additionally, the degree of augmentation possible is generally less than what could be achieved with breast implants.

Is it effective?

It is unquestionably effective, just limited in volume.   The safety of the procedure is controversial and large volume transfer could hinder mammogram effectiveness.   However, if you are adamant on getting natural implants and have done your fair of research on the pros and cons to this type of augmentation, then Dr. York Yates will be more than happy to discuss the procedure with you and get you on your way towards all- natural breasts.

If you are considering getting breast augmentation surgery and would like to learn more about all natural breast augmentations then contact Dr. York Yates’ Utah office today and schedule a consultation.