York Yates Plastic Surgery


Practice Philosophy

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Hi, I am Dr. York Yates, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Utah.  Being a plastic surgeon is truly amazing.  Having the ability to create a beautiful new reality for very grateful patients with my hands is very rewarding.  That trust comes with great responsibility and I do not take this burden lightly.  I am focused on staying ahead of the curve with technology and techniques.  This is more than a profession.  Plastic surgery is a passion!

I am not inclined to jump on new technology just because it is the newest.  Plastic surgery history is riddled with a number of such devices and techniques that are considered ineffective at best or possibly dangerous.

CoolSculpting is actually the first “nonsurgical” technique I have ever offered.  This after much research and even trying it out on myself on one side to see the true benefit and feel the full experience.

I would be thrilled to have you as a patient and friend, schedule a consultation today!



Dr. York Yates was born and raised in Utah. He completed his bachelor and medical degrees at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Graduating at the top of his class, he had the opportunity to pursue his training in Plastic Surgery straight out of medical school. During his six years of plastic surgery residency training at the University of Missouri, he received a broad experience in all aspects of Plastic Surgery including cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, microsurgery and hand surgery


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Board Certification

Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery is THE ONLY board that certifies plastic surgeons.

Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • Only board certified plastic surgeons are eligible for membership

Member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

  • Only board certified plastic surgeons with an emphasis in cosmetic surgery are eligible

Member of the AMA and UMA.


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

University of Missouri, Columbia 1997 – 2003

99th percentile national inservice examination



University of Missouri, Columbia – 2003

Medical Education

University of Utah School of Medicine 1993 – 1997

– Graduated at top of class

– 99th percentile USMLE I board examination

– Prestigious AOA National Medical Honor Society

Undergraduate Education

University of Utah, Bachelor of Science – 1993

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • 4 year scholarship

After training, Dr. York Yates returned to join the excellent physicians of Tanner Clinic in Layton, Utah. Among other reasons, Dr. Yates returned to have the opportunity to work alongside his father, Chip Yates, a family practice physician in the clinic.


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