Our Operating Suite – Salt Lake City


Choose to have your surgery in our fully accredited in-office operating suite. Accreditation is by the AAAASF, the gold standard in plastic surgery operating suites.


There are many advantages to having your cosmetic surgery done in an office based operating suite.

  • Privacy
  • Convenience
  • Avoid hospital bacteria and infections
  • Cost

Plastic surgery without general anesthesia

In Dr. Yates office operating suite, all procedures are done under sedation without general anesthesia. This adds additional benefits:

  • Safety of avoiding general anesthesia
  • Lower risk of DVT or pulmonary embolism
  • No risk of malignant hyperthermia (rare but potentially life treatening)
  • Less nausea
  • Less postoperative pain (excellent local anesthesia)
  • Quicker recovery

We use different levels of sedation depending on the procedure that is being done and the individual patients needs. This ranges from simple oral sedation to light sedation (RN sedation), to deep sedation (MD anesthesia).

We use only board certified anesthesiologists for anything more than light sedation procedures.

Procedures that can be done without general anesthesia in our operating suite