Dr. David Motoki

Plastic Surgery
Draper, UT
43 years experience male

Locations

Premier Plastic Surgery Group of Utah, LLC

Draper, UT

Address

11762 South State Street, Suite 220, Draper, UT
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

8015716899

About

Bio

Completed accredited residency training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the University of Utah College of Medicine. Completed accredited fellowship training in Plastic Surgery at the Brigham Women's Hospital and The Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Utah Plastic Surgery Society, and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Maintains a private practice in Draper, Utah and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Plastic Surgery at the University of Utah Medical Center.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Abdominal Pain: Abdominal pain can be a symptom of many serious conditions. You need to seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Loose skin : Skin contraction or shrinking after weight loss depends on the quality of your skin. If elastic fibers in the dermis have been damaged by weight gain ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Basal Cell Cancer: When a basal cell skin cancer is treated by surgical excision the tissue is examined under a microscope to determine if the skin cancer has been compl... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Tummy Tuck: A panniculectomy removes only lower abdominal skin and fat excess. If you have abdominal muscle laxity or skin laxity that involves the upper and mid-... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Facial Rejuvenation: Facial rejuvenation can be accomplished with a variety of topical treatments, injectable products, lasers, ipl or surgical procedures. A small number ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Skin Cancer: Melanoma is a serious skin cancer that usually arises from a mole. They may show changes in symmetry, shape, color or size. Basal cell and squamous ce... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Panniculectomy : A panniculectomy refers to surgical removal of excess skin and fat of the lower abdomen. In women who have had children the abdominal muscles can be a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Breast Reduction: Women who develop very large breasts (d cup plus sizes) that interfere with physical activity and make it hard to buy clothes that fit can benefit fro... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Tummy Tuck: If you have loose tummy skin after pregnancy and weight loss then you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck. The abdominal muscles and skin may become l... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Breast reduction: Some women develop very large breasts during the teen years: d plus cup sizes that interfere with activities and make it hard to buy clothes that fit.... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Infected Piercing: If you have redness, swelling or drainage at the piercing site then you probably have an infection for which you should seek medical attention.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Skin Cancer: The length of time one could survive with an untreated skin cancer depends on the type of skin cancer. The earlier the diagnosis and treatment the bet... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Basal Cell Cancer: Stinging may be part of normal healing but a follow-up visit with your doctor is recommended.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Smoking and surgery: It is a medical fact that smokers have more complications following general anesthesia and surgery. You should ask your primary care physician if you ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Barbell Squats: You should not feel pain in the neck or shoulders if the barbell is properly positioned over the trapezius muscles. You can also try a pad over the ba... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Cellulite & Squats: Achieving a healthy weight through proper diet and exercise can reduce the appearance of cellulite but may not get rid of it. There are some newer pro... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Acne Scars: There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical derm... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Botox: If you have not seen any improvement in the forehed lines 2-3 days after the Botox injection then it is possible that the medication was not injected ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Acne Scars: There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical derm... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Flabby vs Fat: Arms with excess fat and good skin tone can be improved by weight loss though diet and exercise. Arms with excess fat and loose skin or stretch marks ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Acne Scars: There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical derm... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Inner Thigh Bulge: The upper inner thigh is a common area to hold onto fat even after achieving a healthy weight through diet and exercise. If the skin tone in this area... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Facelift Surgery: The effects of facial aging differ in individuals. Numerous techniques have evolved to treat facial aging. Endoscopic approaches have the advantage of... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Burn Blisters: A blister indicates a second degree burn. If the blister is large it may need to be drained and debrided. The burn wound needs to be kept clean and dr... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Breast Tissue: In general as most women age the milk producing breast glandular tissue becomes less prevalent and there is more fat tissue present. This situation ch... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Tanning and Cancer: Tanning results from exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Melanocytes in the skin produce more melanin which causes the skin to darken or tan. Exposure ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Cellulite: If you are overweight then a supervised diet and exercise program can reduce cellulite. If you still have cellulite after reaching a healthy weight th... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Moles and Melanoma: Moles that have asymmetry, border irregularity, color changes or that increase in size should be evaluated to rule out melanoma. Visual inspection is ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Breast Cancer: Although breast cancer is rare in teens any breast pain, breast lumps, nipple discharge or other concerns should be reported to your doctor who can de... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Cellulite: In our society cellulite is not considered to be normal or attractive on thighs whether legs are crossed or not. Cellulite is thought to be due to exc... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Breast Reduction: I show my potential breast reduction patients a 500 gram breast implant to give them an idea of how much breast tissue will be removed and how much wi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Burn Healing: A second degree burn is generally indicated by the presence of blisters and the area is painful. Unless the burn is very small you should get medical ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is generally a low risk until women reach about 40 years of age. However, some women can develop breast cancer at a much younger age due... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Cellulite: Weight loss through diet and exercise can reduce the appearance of cellulite but may not get rid of cellulite completely. Six weeks is not much time s... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Armpit Lump: A lump in the armpit could be an enlarged lymph node due to a skin cancer in the upper extremity or trunk. It could also be caused by a cancer in the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Skin Cancer and Sun: Increased exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun is a risk factor for developing skin cancer. The distance from the earth to the sun is less i... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Post Operative Care: It would be advisable to communicate with your surgeon before engaging in strenuous activities. Your surgeon has the most complete knowledge about th... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Cellulite: There are many treatments advocated for cellulite but most have no scientific basis and have not proven effective in well designed clinical trials. Th... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Cleft Palate: Normally the palate has formed before 14 weeks gestation. However, early ultrasound screening can miss cleft lip and palate depending on the quality o... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Sprained Thumb: In general an injured thumb should be evaluated to rule out torn ligaments, joint damage and fractures which can compromise function of the thumb if n... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Deviated Septum: A deviated nasal septum can make it more difficult to breathe through the nose and can make the nose look crooked. The breathing problem can be helped... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Facial Rejuvenation: Tanning from sun exposure or tanning beds is a primary contributing factor to facial aging. You can eventually go tanning after complete healing from ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Belly Piercing Scar: The scar from a belly piercing or piercing in any area of the body is permanent. It will not disappear. These scars can be improved by scar revision b... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Love Handles: Many men and women have excess fat along the sides and back of the waist despite diet and exercise. Theses areas can be treated by freezing (cryolipol... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Maintaining weight: There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of diet and exercise regimens out there. Check out consumerreports.Org for an un-biased view of the most effectiv... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Loose Skin: Loose skin can be a sign of poor skin quality from aging, weight changes and sun exposure. Stretch marks are a sign of severe skin damage. Exercise by... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation with saline breast implants can be done as early as 18 years of age and with silicone gel breast implants as early as 22 years of ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Breast Pain: Breast pain and firmness can be associated with breast infection or breast cancer. You need to seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatme... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Acne Scars: Ice pick and scallop (scooped out) type facial acne scars are permanent. Treatment modalities include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Thinner Legs Thighs: If you have achieved a healthy weight through proper diet and exercise and still have some excess fat in your legs and thighs then you may be a candid... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Motoki is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Motoki is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Utah School of Medicine, UT
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

Awards

Top Plastic Surgeon , First Place, Utah - Summer
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Utah Plastic Surgery Society
Fellow American College of Surgeons
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