Monday, December 30, 2013

How to Set…& Keep New Years Resolutions

It’s that time of year again.  Everyone has set themselves new goals for 2014.  Whether it is losing weight, spending more time with family, spending less time online, or managing money better, everyone is setting new goals for themselves.  The problem with New Years Resolutions is that they rarely seem to stick.  January normally goes well; the gyms are over crowded and everyone seems to carry their resolve around with them.  But by February, everyone seems to slip back into their old habits.  Here are some ways to help you stick to your resolutions and succeed in your goals. 

Make it a resolution you want to achieve.  Don’t pick something that you should be doing, but don’t really want to.  Find something about yourself you really want to change and you’ll be more likely to accomplish it. 

Don’t overreach.  Don’t make so many goals that you won’t be able to manage all of them. 

Make a Plan.  If your goal is really hard to reach, create a series of smaller goals that lead up to it.  This will help you feel less discouraged along the way and keep you motivated. 

Enlist a support group.  Telling people about your goals makes it more likely you’ll follow through with them.  Make sure you pick people that will provide advice and support as you navigate your way through your resolutions. 

  Be specific.  Instead of just saying that you’re going to exercise more, make an exercise routine.  For example, say you’ll work out every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning.  Something specific allows you to know what you have to do to achieve your goals. 

Resolutions are difficult, but that doesn’t mean you should stop working for them.  Treat 2014 as a clean slate and achieve the things you’ve always wanted.  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Look and Feel Younger

We hear every day that women have spent their years looking for that fountain of youth.  Although we have not discovered the fountain of youth, we have found that breast augmentation in Utah can be a great way to turn back the clock and have firmer, more even breasts.  Plastic surgery can be a great option to fight the signs of aging, but exercise and diet can help you feel younger and more energetic as well as enhance overall health.  Breast augmentation can offer you a symmetrical, natural look that can help your self image and make you feel more confident.

On top of the option of having a breast augmentation procedure in Utah, making sure you get adequate sleep each night can help you maintain your youthful appearance.  If you combine healthy eating, exercise, and getting enough sleep, this can limit the need for certain surgical procedures.  Water is also a key ingredient in maintaining your skin health.  Always be sure to drink the recommended amount of water to keep your skin supple and firm.  When diet and exercise are not enough, plastic surgery can offer options that can help maintain that youthful glow.  Injectables and skin peels are another way to firm the loose skin you may have causing wrinkles in unwanted areas.  For more information, visit our website here!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Reconstructive Surgery is Beneficial to Many

Cancer is always a scary diagnosis.  Many types of cancer can leave physical scars as well as emotional ones.  Reconstructive Surgery in our Utah office can be very beneficial to our clients that have undergone mastectomy, or skin cancer removal.  Reconstructing the breasts after mastectomy can have a huge impact on a woman’s emotional state and give her back confidence.  Maybe you have a deep hole where skin cancer once resided, Dr. Motoki is an expert in reconstructing these types of issues using your own tissue. We can set up a consultation to help you understand the various reconstructive surgical procedures that are available to you.  

There is another reason you may want reconstructive surgery in our Utah office.  Cleft lip, or cleft palate can leave you disfigured.  Many are born with this condition.  Dr. Motoki has years of experience in repairing these conditions.  Maybe you are considering breast reduction surgery due to back, neck, and shoulder pain.  We can offer reconstructive surgery for those who wish to have a breast reduction procedure done in our Utah office.  There is no need to let these conditions permanently disfigure your body.  Get back the body you are used to and regain your confidence.  Contact our Utah Office today.  

Monday, October 14, 2013

Tips for Patients Anxious About Surgery

Plastic surgery can be a great option for many men and women, but anxiety about the surgery may set in causing patients not to go through with the procedure.  There are many things you can do to set your mind at ease.  Meditation and breathing techniques have been proven to lower stress and anxiety in individuals.  Exercise is another great option to alleviate anxiety.  Make sure you avoid sugary, caffeinated beverages which can cause jitters and anxiety.  Getting plenty of rest is another healthy way to subdue anxiety.   

Depending upon the severity of the anxiety, you may want to set up a consultation with your plastic surgeon in Utah to help answer some of the questions that may be contributing to your anxiety.  You can also seek the advice of a therapist on techniques that may help you relax before your procedure.  Remember, it is very normal to have some degree of anxiety before any medical procedure.  Talking to friends or family can also be helpful, especially if they have undergone a procedure in the past.  Keep in mind, most anxiety will subside after the surgery, but there are some cases that linger for a few weeks.  If your anxiety lingers, you need to talk to your plastic surgeon in Utah and discuss options for treatment. 

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Cosmetic Surgery Safety

When considering cosmetic plastic surgery, many patients are often wary of the procedures.  Stories about surgeries that went awry are often floating around, creating a stigma of hesitancy and uncertainty.  David S. Motoki, M.D.  helps to quell those fears by providing resources that address concerns.  As a board certified surgeon, Dr. Motoki is an experienced and highly qualified professional who personally consults with each patient about which type of procedure best fits their goals and desires. 

Medical conditions are often the underlying factor in plastic surgery mishaps.  Our certified surgeon, Dr. David S. Motoki will go through your medical history and address whether or not you are a good candidate for cosmetic surgery.  After that, he takes you through each step in the process and answers any questions you might have.  Making you feel comfortable and confident about the procedure is handled early on in the process, making everything easier.

The procedures are handled in highly safe environments, which are licensed and accredited, with well trained and experienced staff on hand to assist in the process.  You should only trust your body to a board certified professional with the experience and expertise needed to get the procedure done correctly.  David S. Motoki, M.D. offers those qualifications as well as a dedication to making individuals feel at ease with the procedure.  

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Welcome to our Body By Motoki blog!

This is a great resource to find out more about David S. Motoki, M.D. and the procedures he offers.  Dr. Motoki is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only plastic surgery (reconstructive and cosmetic) board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Dr. Motoki is a respected Utah plastic surgeon, well known for his specialization in procedures that range from breast augmentation to body contouring to reconstructive facial surgery.  Whatever procedures you want or desire for your body, Dr. Motoki can be of assistance. 

Let us introduce him to you…our board certified plastic surgeon, David S. Motoki, M.D. graduated from the University of Utah College of Medicine and went on to complete his residency there as well.  Following that, he completed his fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital with Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Motoki is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Utah Plastic Surgery Society.  He is also a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons.   Along with his private practice, our board certified surgeon is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah and part of the highly regarded Cleft Palate Craniofacial Team at Primary Children’s Medical Center.  With his qualifications and experience, patients are bound to feel confident in their procedures and fully enjoy their results.

For more information about the procedures offered by our board certified surgeon, please visit our website at