Mia Aesthetics is thrilled to introduce Dr. Melody Van Boerum, to the Mia Aesthetics Salt Lake City team. Dr. Van Boerum completed her 4 years of medical training at Dartmouth Medical School and then completed her 6-year plastic surgery residency at the University of Utah. Her greatest achievement as a plastic surgeon has been completing her fellowship in aesthetic/cosmetic surgery under Dr. Renato Saltz, former president of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Van Boerum prides herself on being the first fellow to be brought on for an extended period under Dr. Saltz.
Dr. Van Boerum knew she wanted to specialize in plastic surgery after observing a reconstructive breast surgery, where abdominal tissue is used to create a new breast following a mastectomy. She realized she could help women who have lost their breasts due to breast cancer through plastic surgery. It’s because of this that she especially loves all types of breast surgery. Helping patients feel confident in their bodies is another big reason why Dr. Van Boerum chose plastic surgery. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Van Boerum is known for her passion in providing patients with the best care throughout their surgical journey.
When it comes to her career as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Van Boerum’s philosophy is to always work toward personal growth, and improvement in both her surgical skills and patient care. She strives to always do the right thing for the patient and be the best surgeon she can be. For Dr. Van Boerum, communication is the most critical factor in a patient and doctor relationship. She believes it is essential to listen to the patient to provide the best result and make sure they are happy and well cared for.
Dr. Van Boerum is excited to be joining the Mia Aesthetics team for their cutting-edge surgical strategies and the company’s vision of providing high-quality plastic surgery at an affordable cost. She looks forward to working in Utah for its family-friendly culture and beautiful scenery. When not at work, you can find Dr. Van Boerum spending time with her young family or doing just about any outdoor activity such as trail running, hiking, skiing, and biking.