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Essie Yates MD



enhancing outer confidence, building inner strength

one patient at a time


Essie Kueberuwa Yates is a British, internationally trained, female plastic surgeon, board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She specializes in aesthetic/cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for women. The hallmark of her practice philosophy is reflected in The Yates Institute company mission “outer confidence, inner strength.” She has dedicated years of her life training to help rebuild her patients’ self confidence, and enable them to look and feel the best version of themselves. She is known for her commitment to excellence and perfection, as well as her genuine kindness and compassion towards patients.  Dr. Yates was educated at esteemed institutions in London, New York and Chicago, where she worked alongside innovators and thought leaders. She acquired proficiency in cutting edge techniques for implant based and perforator based microsurgical breast reconstruction. Dr. Yates is committed to offering state-of-the art care for breast cancer patients, and works closely with patients to educate and empower them to make informed choices about their treatment. 

Dr. Yates also has a strong interest is in breast and facial aesthetic surgery. Her edge when performing cosmetic surgery not only lies in her advanced training at the nations premier centers, but also in her unique understanding of the nuances of female aesthetics.  As a female surgeon, former model and top 12 finalist in Miss UK, she is extremely aligned with the aesthetics of the female form. Dr. Yates believes that every patient is unique and spends considerable time planning an individualized, strategic treatment plan to enable her patients to exceed their cosmetic goals. She is a strong advocate for “blended” or “multi-modality therapies” and frequently combines non surgical rejuvenation techniques such as injectable fillers, BOTOX®  and lasers for outstanding age intervention results.



Imperial College of Medicine, London, UK

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery), with Honors

Intercalated BSc Surgery and Anesthesia, with Honors

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY (Research Fellow)

St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK (Intern Year)

University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Integrated Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency


Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Active Member American Society of Plastic Surgery

Active Member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Broward County Medical Association


NOVA Southeastern University - Affiliated Assistant Professor

Cleveland Clinic Florida - Clinical Instructor

Barry University - Clinical Instructor