Is It Possible to Get a Breast Augmentation and Recover In Time For Thanksgiving?

Breast Augmentation Salt Lake City, UTGetting ready for the holidays requires a little bit more than just getting people together around the dinner table and having delicious food to it; if it were that simple, then it wouldn’t be the holidays. In addition to hosting parties and celebrating the true meaning of the holidays, we have a lot of patients who want to look like their best selves before they start going to parties. If you have been wanting to get a breast augmentation from Dr. York Yates but just aren’t sure if you will be able to recover before Thanksgiving then this article is for you. Let’s take a closer look at some things to know.

Recovery Time

One thing to know about breast augmentation surgeries is that even though they are a surgical procedure, we see a lot of patients feeling like themselves again after just a few days but some patients take an entire week to really feel like themselves. Depending on the type of implant that you decide to go with, it may influence how long your recovery is. For instance, patients who get a saline implant sometimes have a shorter recovery time because the incision that we make is a lot smaller than with silicone implants; the smaller the incision, the smaller the recovery time; for the most part. The best thing that you can do is talk with Dr. York Yates in your consultation appointment to see how much recovery time he thinks that you will need in order to be back to your normal self.

Taking It Easy Still

If you are throwing Thanksgiving at your house but want to get an augmentation earlier on in the month, then you should still be able to do it all. But, we do encourage patients to get someone to help with things like heavy lifting (even the turkey) and anything that’s too strenuous. Plus, this may be your perfect opportunity  finally get your kids to help you cook in the kitchen.

It is possible for patients to get a breast augmentation earlier on in the month and be recovered in time for thanksgiving, but during your initial consultation Dr. Yates will give you a better idea of whether or not this is a good idea.

To learn more, contact us at our Layton office today and give us a call at (801) 525-8741.

3 Tips to Feel More Confident in a Bikini this Summer

Breast Augmentation Salt Lake City, UTIt’s that time of year: bikini season. If You have been dreading slipping into a swimsuit—- bikini or not— in front of your friends, family, and neighbors, we have a few easy tips to help you feel more confident.

Consider a Breast Augmentation

One of the best ways to feel more confident in a bikini? Getting a breast augmentation from Dr. York Yates. Whether you choose saline, or silicone implants, you can have perkier, fuller breast just in time to enjoy your body in a bikini and the rest of summer with those you love the most.

Take Care of Your Skin

Sometimes it can seem like bikini season is more work than it’s worth, but once you get your skin ready, you are good to go. To start out, make sure to shave or get professionally waxed. Afterward, exfoliate and moisturize your skin so that it’s smooth and sexy. Then, make sure your skin stays protected from the sun and lather up with an SPF every couple of hours.

Stand a Little Taller

Whether you have a petite or full frame, the key to wearing a bikini is confidence. Even though you may not feel confident, make sure you stand tall, stick your chest out, and hold your head high; everyone will be so impressed by your confidence that they won’t even know where to start.

Getting in a bikini this summer doesn’t have to be the most dreaded part of the season. By considering a breast augmentation, taking good care of your skin, and standing a little taller, you can really show off your confidence.

Are you ready to learn more about breast augmentations? Schedule your consultation with Dr. York Yates at our Layton office today and call us at (801) 525-8741.

4 Considerations to Make Before Your Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Salt Lake City, UTMany patients think that when it comes to getting a breast augmentation that they only have two choices to choose from: saline or silicone. However, although that is still an important decision to make before surgery, you still have a few others to make— all of which we can help you with during your consultation with Dr. York Yates.

  1. Shape

Here at our office, we offer both teardrop shaped implants and our traditional shaped implants. Some of our patients prefer the dear drop shaped implants because they tend to give patients a more natural look whereas other patients prefer the traditional round shape.   Currently round implants outpace tear drop implants by about 10 to 1.

  1. Shell

You may not be aware of it, but different types of implants have different types of shells. Traditionally, breast implants have had a smooth shell but more recently, breast implants like teardrop implants, have a textured shell that helps hold the implant in orientation.   We most commonly use smooth shelled implants.

  1. Incision

During your initial consultation, we will go over all of your incision options and all of Dr. York Yates’ recommendations. Popular implant incision sites include in the armpit, through the areola, or under the breast crease.   Our overwhelming preference is a crease incision which has been shown to carry the lowest complication rate.

  1. Implant Pocket

The implant pocket is when your breast implants are placed either above the breast muscle or below it. This is an essential consideration to make because it will impact both the look and feel of it.   Most, but not all,  of our augmentations are performed below the muscle.

Getting a breast augmentation comes with a lot of decisions to make— including some that you may have never considered. During your initial consultation with Dr. York Yates, we will go over all of these options and help you land on the right choices for you every step of the way.

Ready to schedule your breast augmentation consultation? Contact our Layton office today: (801) 525-8741.

All I want for Christmas Is Some New Breasts

Breast Augmentation Salt Lake City, UTYou may have sung about wanting your two front teeth for Christmas when you were in grade school, but now that you’re a grown woman you probably want a little bit more for your Christmas gift. If you have been busy running around thinking about everyone else’s Christmas list, it’s time for you to take a moment to think about yourself. One of the gifts that you should put at the top of your Christmas list is a breast augmentation from Dr. York Yates. Before you pull the trigger on one of these procedures, though, you will have a few things to think about.


Do you want to get your augmentation done before or after Christmas? If you do decide to have surgery before the holiday, Dr. Yates will encourage you to take it easy while you’re recovering so that you can fully heal. Whereas if you decide to wait until after the holidays to get a breast augmentation, then you may have a little more time to fully recover. Either way, he will talk to you about all of this during your initial consultation.


No matter what time of year you get a breast augmentation, you will have to consider the size of augmentation that’s right for your body. How large do you want to go? How small do you want to go? During your initial consultation, you will be able to almost try on breast implants so that you can choose the right size for your body. Dr. Yates will also give you some personal recommendations that will be helpful.


It used to be that the only type of implants that patients did was saline but times have definitely changed. Nowadays there are many more implant types and options.  Depending on the shape and texture that you want from your implants, Dr. Yates will help you land on a decision that will be right for you.

You may be the hardest person you have to buy for which is why you should consider gifting yourself a breast augmentation. To learn more about this surgical procedure, contact Dr. Yates at our Layton office and call us today at (801) 525-8741.

One Thing Isn’t Like The Other: What to Do About Asymmetrical Breasts

Breast Asymmetry Correction Salt Lake City, UTIf you were to draw a line right down the center of your entire face, you would notice that you are more asymmetrical than you may be aware of. And, you probably think that you have one side that looks better than the other. If you have one breast that is noticeably larger than your other breast, you’ve probably spent a fair share of your time stuffing the smaller side of your bra with fabric or tissue.

Even though asymmetrical breasts are something to laugh about with your girlfriends, when it comes to being intimate, it can make you feel self-conscious. Depending on the severity of the asymmetry, Dr. York Yates may recommend one of a few different procedures including a mastopexy, breast implants, a breast reduction or breast reshaping.


A mastopexy or breast lift is typically done to help lift the breasts so that they sit higher on the chest while simultaneously getting rid of excess skin.  The degree of skin removal is often different from right to left for asymmetric breasts.

Breast Implants

No, you aren’t going to have one breast with an implant and one breast without. With breast implants for asymmetry, however, Dr. Yates will usually use two different sizes of implants to create a more symmetrical look. For instance, your larger breast will have a smaller implant whereas your smaller breast will have a larger implant.

Breast Reshaping

Similar to a mastopexy, breast reshaping is usually done in conjunction with another procedure like a breast reduction and is used to help reshape the breast tissue so that the breasts look more even on each side.

Breast Reduction

If your smaller breast is still large enough that you’d be satisfied with that size for both of your breasts, then Dr. Yates may perform a breast reduction on the larger side to add symmetry to your breasts. By removing excess breast tissue, a breast reduction can help give you that symmetry that you’ve been wanting.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Yates, he will go over all of these surgical options that can be done to correct your asymmetrical breasts. To learn more, schedule a consultation at our Layton office today and call us at (801) 525-8741.

How to Avoid Getting Scary Scars After Your Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Salt Lake City, UTDuring this time of year, scary scars on Frankenstein may be all the rage, but one thing that isn’t in style are scars after a breast augmentation. Even though Dr. York Yates will do his best to make your scars as small and minimal as possible, there are a few things that you can do to minimize scarring on your end. This article will take a closer look at a few ways that you can avoid getting scary scars after your breast augmentation.

Choose the Right Surgeon

The number one thing you can do to avoid scary scars after a breast augmentation or another similar surgery is to choose the right surgeon. When you choose a board-certified surgeon like Dr. York Yates, you know that you are literally in good hands. Not only does Dr. Yates have a lot of training and experience, but because he specializes in breast implants, he knows how to minimize scarring.

Follow Instructions

When we send you home from surgery, we will send you back with a detailed list of instructions regarding how you can take care of your incisions, minimize scarring, and avoid infection. Please make sure that you follow these instructions step by step; especially when it involves things like cleaning your incisions and wearing your compression garment. All of these instructions were designed to help patients like you avoid any large scars after surgery.

Having beautiful breasts after a breast augmentation will require a little bit of work and upkeep on your end. Make sure that you avoid getting Frankenstein-like scars after your surgery by following the tips listed in this article. To learn more, contact Dr. Yates at our Layton office and give us a call at (801) 525-8741.

Why Fall Is One of the Best Times to Consider a Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Salt Lake City, UTIf you have been considering a breast augmentation but just can’t seem to pick the right time, then the cooler weather may provide you with the perfect opportunity. With the leaves changing and the temperatures dropping, now may be the best time of year to get a breast augmentation for a variety of reasons. Let’s take a closer look at why.

Kids Are Back In School

If you are the mother to school aged kids, then you know how tricky it can be to find a babysitter during the summer— especially when it’s for something like an elective surgery. Now that your kids are back in school, you will have less time to worry about taking care of them and you will get to spend more time taking care of yourself and getting the time to heal after your breast augmentation.

There’s Less To Do Outside

Even though the summer is full of fun things to do outside like gardening, swimming, hiking, or going on walks, it can also be a hard time of year to focus on yourself while you’re in recovery. As the temperatures get cooler, it makes you more inclined to want to sit inside, read a book, and recover. With less temptation, let’s just say that fall and winter are great times to heal from breast augmentation.

When it comes down to it, there really is no perfect time of year to get an elective surgery like a breast augmentation but with these things in mind, fall may be the best season for you. To learn more about breast augmentation surgery and breast augmentation recovery, schedule a consultation with Dr. York yates at our Layton office and give us a call at (801) 525-8741.

Uneven Breasts? How Implants Can Help

breast augmentationJust as it is rare for someone to have identical feet, it is also rare for a woman to have symmetrical breasts. However, the difference between breasts is usually so insignificant that it is only noticeable to the individual themself. If you have one breast that is noticeably larger than the other one and are frequently embarrassed and frustrated by it, breast implants from York Yates can help. Read on to learn more.

Ability to Resize
The best part about breast implants is that they give doctor York Yates the chance to completely resize your breasts and make them identical. During the surgical procedure, Dr. York Yates will place in implant not just in the small breast but a small one in the larger breast as well— this will help to ensure that they both feel the same, look the same, and that gravity handles them the same further down the line.

It’s Simple
Another great benefit to getting breast implants when you have uneven breasts is that it is a simple surgery that will be completely life changing. In fact, the surgery is so simple and straightforward that you will only have a small amount of downtime— a few days— until you can start to return back to work. However, it should be noted that you will have to refrain from things such as strenuous workouts and heavy lifting for at least a few weeks following surgery as your breasts full cover.

No More Stuffing
In order to get your breasts to look somewhat symmetrical by wearing a traditional bra, you likely have spent a fair share of your time stuffing the smaller breast full of socks and tissue. However, because breasts implants are a permanent solution to your problem, you can kiss all of the stuffing goodbye for good!

If you have uneven breasts, it can make simple things like wearing a bikini to be completely embarrassing. However, by getting a breast augmentation done by Dr. York Yates, you can get the symmetrical breasts you have always wanted. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

Lack of Nipple Sensation? What You Need to Know

breast augmentation surgeryIf you have just had a mastectomy due to breast cancer, then you likely lost any sort of sensation in your nipples. As both a way to become sexually stimulated and just as a normal part of a woman’s body, suddenly losing any sort of feeling or sensation in your nipples can be a bit upsetting. As a normal side effect of a mastectomy, although it may be upsetting to lose nipple sensation, it’s expected. However, if you have just undergone a breast augmentation and have lost sensation in your nipples, then you may be a bit more surprised. Read on to learn more.

Loss of Nipple Sensation
For the first few weeks following your breast augmentation, your breasts simply won’t feel normal. Not only do you now have implants, but your breast tissue is working to heal become restructured. During this time, if you have a lowered sense of nipple sensation or feel like you don’t have any sensation at all, this is nothing to be worried about because it will likely come back. However, if your nipple sensation doesn’t come back, then you can contact Dr. York Yates.

Why Does It Occur?
Although extremely rare, the loss of nipple sensation can occur during a breast augmentation. Because your breast’s nerves and tissues are extra sensitive, they can sometimes become damaged or stretched during the surgery, leaving you with little to no nipple sensitivity. As a part of any surigcal procedure that you can have done on your body, there are definite risks and side-effects involved and to be aware of. However, as mentioned previously, the loss of nipple sensitivity due to something as routine as a breast augmentation is extremely rare.

Can It Be Fixed?
As mentioned, most likely, your nipple sensitivity and sensation will return back to normal a few months or weeks following your procedure. If, however, it doesn’t return, talk to Dr. York Yates about any procedures that may be available to help you treat this problem.

If you have recently undegone breast augmentation surgery and have lost the sensation in your nipples, don’t stress out. Your nipple sensitivity will be abnormal if non-existent for the first while following your procedure. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. York Yates, contact our office today!

Awkwardly Asymmetrical: How to Get Symmetrical Breasts

Breast Asymmetry CorrectionDid you know that no two natural breasts are exactly the same? Maybe you thought yours were symmetrical until you started breastfeeding and now it’s obvious that one breast is larger than the other. Or maybe you’ve lived your whole life knowing that your breasts aren’t symmetrical and you’ve felt self-conscious. Either way, Dr. York Yates can help deliver you with symmetrical breasts in order to restore your overall look and your confidence. Read on to learn more.

Different Types of Asymmetry

There are different ways in which your breasts can be asymmetrical. For instance, are your breasts asymmetrical in shape or in size? Depending on where the asymmetry comes from, this will help Dr. York Yates decide what treatment option he should use.

  • Shape: If you notice that one of your breasts looks more round and the other one looks more tear shaped but they are basically the same size, then you are suffering from breasts that are asymmetrical in shape. In order to help solve this problem, Dr. York Yates will either recommended a mastopexy or a breast reshaping procedure in order to get them to be the same shape.
  • Size: As the most common type of breast asymmetry, having breasts that are a different size can make simple things like getting fitted for a bra, wearing a swimsuit, or wearing a tight fitted shirt to make you feel self-conscious. Depending on how severe your case is, Dr. York Yates will either do a breast augmentation, breast reduction, or a combination of the two.

When it comes to your body, you want it to be as symmetrical and perfect as possible— especially in regards to your breasts.  If you suffer from breasts that are either asymmetrical in shape or size, schedule a consultation with Dr. York Yates today in order to narrow down a surgical plan for you. If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, contact Dr. York Yates today!