Springtime is both exciting and scary because it’s a wake-up call that it’s almost time to squeeze your body into a bikini— no matter how in shape you are. To give your body a bit of a boost before springtime, consider doing an all natural cleanse to help you lose a little weight and rid your body of toxins. With so much bizarre cleanses online, however, it can be hard to know which ones are good for you and which ones will just make you irritable and hungry. Luckily, we at York Yates’ office have one go-to cleanse that will give you healthy results without making you starve.  Read on to learn more.

No Alcohol

What one of the hardest parts about this cleanse is that you should smoke cigarettes or drink any alcohol. If you are a fairly consistent drinker, this may be an especially hard part of the cleanse for you, but it will be rewarding. By giving your liver a break from alcohol, you can help to cleanse it and get rid of any toxins that have built up.

No Processed Sugar

Learn to read the labels on the foods that you are eating— you may be surprised at how many foods you eat contain sugar. To help your blood sugar and metabolism, don’t eat any processed sugar while on your cleanse— even if it’s in something like yogurt or spaghetti sauce. You can, however, have all-natural sugars like honey and fruit.

Only White Meat

If you are a meat-eater, during this cleanse only eat white meats like turkey and chicken. Low in fat and high in protein, a diet without red meat and rich in white meat will give you heart healthy and lean results.

Give It a Few Weeks

To make sure that you are getting the most out of your cleanse, give it at least two to three weeks. Although the first week of your cleanses is likely to be the hardest, once you get through it, it will be much easier from there.

Eating a diet rich in vegetables and low in sugar is a great way to cleanse your body of toxins and lose extra weight. To learn more about how you can lose weight through a cleanse, contact Dr. York Yates today!

CoolSculpting UtahWhen you get a procedure from Dr. York Yates, you can expect to get great results, be treated fairly, and for us to be transparent with you regarding the procedure. As an innovative way to get rid of stubborn fat, CoolSculpting is one of our most popular treatments at York Yates. Here are four unique facts about CoolSculpting that other doctors likely won’t tell you. Read on to learn more.

You’ll Be Sore

It may sound weird, but a lot of people like the feeling of having sore muscles after working out. If you fall into that category, then you are going to love the fact that your stomach will feel sore for a few days after getting CoolSculpting.

You May Need More Than One Treatment

Depending on the area of your body being targeted, you may have to undergo more than one CoolSculpting treatment session. During your initial consultation, Dr. York Yates and his staff should be able to give you a brief idea of how many sessions you’ll need.

You May Bruise

Even though CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, many patients bruise easily from it because of the suctioning motion that’s involved. If you suffer from some slight bruising, don’t be alarmed, it should go away in a few days.

It Takes a Few Hours

Depending on the area being targeted, you can expect the average CoolSculpting session to last around two hours.   It is approximately 40-60 minutes per area. Make sure to get off enough time from work so that you’re not stressed about time.

CoolSculpting is an effective way for patients to get rid of stubborn fat. By knowing the ins and outs of this procedure, you can make a more educated decision regarding whether or not it’s right for you. To learn more, contact Dr. York Yates today!



CoolsculptingGiving birth to a baby is both a marvelous and exhausting thing. It can not only bring you the best thing of your life but it can also cause your body to look completely unrecognizable. If you can’t seem to get rid of that extra baby weight, then it might be worth considering taking matters into your own hands and getting CoolSculpting done. Read on to learn more about CoolSculpting.

Before or After Baby?
If you are currently overweight but are planning on having another baby in the near future, then it will be wise to wait to get Coolsculpting done until after you have the baby. Specifically because when you get pregnant, you will naturally gain a bunch of weight and you may not be able to lose it afterwards, which means that your CoolSculpting may not be worth the effort. However, by waiting until you are done having babies, you can ensure that your results last for a lifetime.

Are You A Suitable Candidate?
After your body has had time to heal after having baby, you can schedule your consultation with Dr. York Yates. During your consultation, Dr. York Yates’ and his assistants will evaluate whether or not you’re a good candidate for this procedure. Specifically, if you are obese after having a baby, then you won’t be a suitable candidate. However, if you just have a little bit of extra baby weight that you just can’t get rid of either around your abdomen or upper thighs, then you might be a great candidate for this procedure. During this procedure, your fat cells will be frozen and will fall off a few months later and will be naturally absorbed by your body.

Can You Get CoolSculpting While Breastfeeding?
If you are currently breastfeeding your baby and are wondering about the safety in regards to CoolSculpting, have a consultation with Dr. York Yates in person about your exact scenario. Because CoolSculpting hasn’t been discussed in depth as to how it relates to breastfeeding, there isn’t a firm answer but Dr. York Yates will be able to give you an answer on a case by case basis.

To learn more about CoolSculpting to help you get rid of your baby fat, contact Dr. York Yates’ office today!

Coolsculpting for MenWe never want to make light of the distressing problem of gynecomastia. Men with excess breast tissue suffer immensely at terms like “man boobs” and “moobs.” One of the most important facts about gynecomastia is that it is a far more prevalent problem than most men assume. If you struggle with enlarged breasts, you are not alone. Men all around the world struggle with the same problem, but you don’t have to. Dr. York Yates consults with many men about their options for minimizing breast size, one of which does not require surgery.

CoolSculpting for Gynecomastia

In recent years, we have seen a number of new devices enter the market, all proposed to eliminate unwanted fat without surgery. Dr. York Yates has selected  CoolSculpting as the best nonsurgical fat reduction device for our Utah practice because this system has the versatility and the proven track record that our patients deserve. Many men and women have obtained this treatment to reduce belly fat, and to sculpt the love handles, or flanks; but gynecomastia? really?

Digging Deeper

Yes, CoolSculpting is an excellent solution to stubborn fat. Yes, it has been used extensively and quite successfully. The way that this non-surgical, completely non-invasive procedure works is by attacking fatty deposits with freezing temperature. When true fat cells reach a certain temperature, they become crystallized inside. As a result, they are flushed from the body in the natural metabolic processes. Each treatment can destroy as much as 25% of the targeted fat cells in a localized area.

Here’s the thing about gynecomastia: it may not be a fat issue. Breast tissue, even when it is in the “fat” category, is denser than much of the adipose tissue that lingers on the thighs, hips, and stomach. This factor alone may come into play when considering how to sculpt the male breast. A secondary consideration that Dr. Yates makes when approaching gynecomastia is the matter of glandular tissue.

Some cases of gynecomastia are instigated or worsened by problematic glandular tissue beneath the areola, or colored area around the nipple. For many men, this true gynecomastia is coupled with pseudo-gynecomastia, which is related to fat tissue. To reach the desired outcome, which is a sculpted chest without fullness that resembles female breasts, it is necessary to discuss the role of glandular tissue and the potential need to remove it with surgery.

Pinpoint the approach that will reinstate your confidence. Schedule your consultation for CoolSculpting or other gynecomastia treatment options in the office of Dr. York Yates today.

coolsculptingCoolsculpting is an ideal way to rid your body of stubborn fat either around your abdomen, upper thighs, buttocks, chin or upper arms. As a non-surgical and FDA approved procedure, CoolSculpting works to freeze fat cells which are then dissolved by your body and excreted through your urine a few months later. As you prepare your body to see the best results possible, it’s important that you take into consideration both your diet and exercise. By avoiding foods that are high in fat, you can help to ensure that you receive the best CoolSculpting results possible. Read on to learn more.


If you go to grab for a glass of wine or can of beer every night when you get home from work, you might want to find another vice to help you relax. Because booze contains a high amount of calories and virtually no nutritional content, you are basically consuming your fair share of empty calories. Although you don’t have to completely eliminate beer from your life, try to only drink it on special occasions such as a celebratory dinner or event.

Red Meat

Yes, it’s true: red meat is the best meat. However, it is the worst meat for you. High in fat that can clog your arteries and cause you to put on the extra pounds, red meat like hamburgers and steak are a no-no if you’re trying to get the best results from your CoolSculpting. Although you should limit your intake of red meat, you can find equally as tasty but healthier options such as turkey burgers.

Processed Foods

No matter where you look it can seem like processed foods are around every corner. From things like frozen pizza to packaged cookies, processed foods provide people with an easy and affordable way to get a good tasting meal. However, that good tasting meal isn’t doing any good for your body. Packed with preservatives, fat, and empty calories, processed foods will not give you that body that you’ve always desired.

Getting CoolSculpting is a great step in the right direction of your weight loss journey. However, if you aren’t eating healthy, then your body won’t get the best results possible. By avoiding the above three foods, you can help to take care of your body. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. York Yates today!


CoolSculpting After PregnancyPregnancy can wreak havoc on a woman’s body— causing you to gain weight and expand in places you didn’t even know possible. If you recently had a baby and trying to get rid of that extra baby weight but are having a hard time doing so, it might be time to consider CoolSculpting.

Is CoolSculpting Safe After Pregnancy?

Depending on whether or not you are breastfeeding, and depending on what your gynecologist says, CoolSculpting should be more than safe to do after pregnancy. However, it is recommended that you wait at least 3-4 months after delivering your baby to help your body get back to a more normal size— that way you can get the results that you want without having your weight fluctuate too much.

What if I want to have another baby?

It is really your choice whether you prefer to have CoolSculpting before or after you are done with pregnancies.

What is recovery time like?

When you have a new baby, there is virtually no time to spare to recovery from any sort of surgery. Luckily, because CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, it requires no downtime or recovery time. In fact, immediately following your procedure, you can get back to doing your normal routine of things.

What are results like?

Results of CoolSculpting are similar to that of Liposuction, but they are less aggressive.  If you want your before mom body back in an easy and effective way, CoolSculpting may be for you. Patients start to see noticeable results around 3 weeks after treatment and will see the full results 3 months after treatment.  One consideration after pregnancy is skin elasticity.   CoolSculpting has been shown to result in mild to no skin tightening and a tummy tuck may be necessary for the best results in some patients.   Fortunately Dr. York Yates is also and expert in tummy tuck surgery.

If you recently had a baby and are considering CoolSculpting as a contouring option, you have come to the right place. With expert in this field, Dr. York Yates can provide you with the best results possible. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. York Yates today!


coolsculptingGetting your body bikini ready should have technically started months ago. With summer winding down, if your body isn’t in the shape that you wanted, you may be looking for alternative ways to lose that extra weight in order to fit into that itsy bitsy yellow polka dot bikini. If you are considering getting CoolSculpting done but aren’t sure if it will give you the bikini results that you desire in time read on.

How long does it take?

One of the most important things to consider when thinking about getting CoolSculpting is how long it takes to get results. Unlike surgeries such as liposuction in which the results are almost instantaneous, CoolSculpting results typically take around 3 weeks for you to start seeing results and a total of 3 to 4 months fully get them. Meaning that if you were hoping to have that perfect body just in time for your pool party next week, you might want to find another weight loss method instead.

Try for Next Year

If you want to get that bikini body but realize that you won’t actually start to see the full results until it is well into fall, don’t give up on the idea of CoolSculpting. As an effective and safe way to help freeze away those extra fat cells in your body, getting CoolSculpting now can help you to prepare your body ahead of time for next summer. Plus, who doesn’t want an excuse to look their best year round?

If you are wanting to get your bikini body ready to show off but are worried that it’s too late to get CoolSculpting, contact Dr. York Yates today in order to schedule a consultation. During the consultation you and the doctor will be able to better identify when the ideal time for you to get the procedure is. And remember that it’s never too late to look your best!



Going through pregnancy is a wonderful and challenging thing. Not only do you get to experience the joys of growing a tiny human but you also experience things like morning sickness and stretch marks. Whether you have recently given birth to your child or it has been years but you still can’t seem to get your pre-pregnancy body back, CoolSculpting can help. Read on to learn more about the art of CoolSculpting in the office of Utah plastic surgeon, Dr. York Yates.

How can it get rid of excess tummy fat?
CoolSculptingOne of the great things about Coolsculpting is that it works in a way to give you results that are similar to liposuction without having to go under the knife. By using CoolSculpting technology, the fat cells on your stomach are ultimately frozen away and you are left with a skinnier and smoother looking stomach that you can show off during bikini season.  The results are not generally as aggressive as Dr. York Yates would typically treat with liposuction.   The primary advantage over liposuction is cost and downtime.

How many treatments do I have to undergo?
Each CoolSculpting treatment session lasts about 60 minutes long and depending on the amount of fat you may have to undergo several sessions. However, you and Dr. York Yates’ assistant will sit down during your initial consultation to determine how many sessions you will likely need.

Additional Work
Just as with any sort of weight loss procedure, it’s important to remember that there is still some work required on your end in order to get your slimmer body back. For instance, although CoolSculpting will help to target that stubborn fat that has stuck around post pregnancy, it’s important that you are also eating a healthy diet that is full of lean protein, fresh fruits vegetables, and low in sugar and fats. Additionally, it’s also important to have some sort of exercise routine in place so that you can burn off extra calories and keep the pounds off.

As you can see, there are many benefits to CoolSculpting. If you would like to get your pre-pregnancy body back once and for all, contact Dr. York Yates about scheduling a CoolSculpting consultation.

With all of these laser and weight loss surgeries available on the plastic surgery market, it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming to decide which weight loss option is right for you. However, as one of the most popular and innovative weight loss options on the market, Coolsculpting boasts many added benefits. But how will you know if it’s right for you?

CoolSculptingTargeted Areas
If you are looking for a treatment to totally transform your body and help you lose massive amount of weight, Coolsculpting probably isn’t the right thing for you. However, if you are a very active person who isn’t extremely overweight but you struggle with certain target areas, then you might want to consider Coolsculpting. If you’re a good candidate for procedures like Liposuction, then you’re likely a good candidate for Coolsculpting as well. Just make sure you schedule an in-depth consultation with your doctor in order to make sure that Coolsculpting will give you the results that you desire.

What Kind of Results Do You Want?
Another one of the biggest things to consider when deciding if Coolsculpting is the right procedure is for you, is what kind of results you want. For instance, unlike some more invasive procedures in which you will see results almost instantly (after swelling subsides), Coolsculpting takes around 2-4 months until you start seeing results. So if you’re wanting a quick way to tighten up in just a few weeks, you might want to consider a different type of procedure.

However, one of the best things about Coolsculpting that keeps people recommending it to all of their friends, is that results are permanent. Because your fat cells are frozen and then melt away, they will never reproduce. But that doesn’t give you an excuse to eat a bunch of Twinkies and sit on the couch all day, a healthy and toned body still takes a lot of work.

Coolsculpting is a weight loss treatment that is designed to melt fat away and give you a slimmer looking physique, however, it is not for everyone. If you are interested in learning more about Coolsculpting, contact our office today!

The weight loss journey can be tough! You have parties with decadent treats to attend, midnight cravings, and favorite foods that are less than healthy for you. But there are ways to enjoy your food experiences without the guilt. Incorporate a few good healthy eating and exercise habits into your daily routine so that you can indulge every so often and still lose weight.

Here are our top ten tips to make healthy choices… most of the time:

  • Eat fibrous foods – Foods that are filled with fiber make your body work harder to digest them, hence burning more calories. Plus, they’ll keep you full longer.
  • Season food bottoms – This tip seems odd… but it works! If you’re eating a piece of toast or potato wedges, spread the butter and sprinkle the salt on the bottom so that the seasoning hits your tongue first. You’ll be more satisfied if the taste lingers in your mouth longer.
  • Eat slowly – The slower you eat, the more likely you’ll be to notice when you’re getting full. If you eat your food too quickly, you won’t realize when you’ve overeaten.
  • Stop eating before feeling full – You may feel unsatisfied at first, but it takes your stomach a while to realize that it’s full. Give your body a chance to tell you that you don’t need to eat any more food to feel full.
  • Drink smaller glasses – A serving of alcohol is smaller than you think! And it’s full of calories than you don’t necessarily need. Be aware of serving sizes and reduce your intake.
  • No midnight snacking – Chances are that you’re just bored, not hungry, if you search through your refrigerator late at night. Find something to do instead.
  • Mix up your workout – Your body likes to be surprised! If you work out regularly, or even just once in a while, try a bunch of different exercises. You’ll be more entertained, too.
  • Incorporate fun exercise – Who says that you need to go to the gym to exercise? Do whatever you want to as long as it gets your blood pumping. Dance around the house while you’re doing chores, swim with your kids at the pool, or throw a Frisbee with your dog at the park.
  • Wear tighter cloths – This tip might seem counterintuitive, but there’s no better way to remember to eat healthy at a party than to wear the formfitting dress you want to look great in.
  • Carry a clutch – If you’re going to an event where you’ll likely be standing the whole time, a clutch will help keep you from snacking on greasy or cheesy appetizers, assuming you keep a drink in the other hand.