When it comes to plastic surgery in Salt Lake City, the Ward Institute stands out as the go-to destination for individuals seeking professional and reliable plastic surgery services. By combining superior medical knowledge, training, and technical skill with artistry and sensitive, compassionate touch, we strive to provide our patients with a natural appearance. This improved, elegant look should avoid looking artificial while fulfilling the individual patient’s desired goals.


Facial Plastic Surgery


Body Plastic Surgery


Breast Augmentation


Hair Restoration


Form Derm Spa


FormRx Medical-Grade Skincare


The work we do at the Ward Institute aims to help you live your true identity and to better achieve the best version of yourself. The services that we provide are only a small part of the effort our patients invest in their quest to live the life they want to live. We help provide the rungs on the ladder that help you on your journey to look your best, feel your best, and BE your best version of yourself. Whether it be a mommy makeover, rhinoplasty, facelift or other plastic surgery services, we are here to help you!

We like what we do, and we want our patients to enjoy their time with us. No matter how much a patient is looking forward to improvement that will result from a procedure, there is always anxiety associated with the procedure itself. Our goal is to make each patient’s experience exceptional.

We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals!

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  • Dr. P. Daniel Ward
    Dr. P. Daniel Ward
    Facial Plastic Surgeon

    A renowned double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. P. Daniel Ward has addressed the aesthetic concerns of thousands of patients, helping them restore and improve their self-confidence and self-esteem. The guiding principles that allow Dr. Ward to achieve this success are compassion and commitment to the patient, combined with a desire to help patients look and feel their best. Distinguished by his attention to detail, down-to-Earth approach, and passion for his work, Dr. Ward has developed a position among the top facial plastic surgeons in Salt Lake City.

    Dr. Ward provides a variety of plastic surgery procedures at his Salt Lake City practice that ranges from rhinoplasty and facelifts as well as non-surgical procedures such as Botox injections. We invite you to call our practice today and discover why Dr. Ward is one of the best-known plastic surgeons in Utah.

  • Dr. Bethany Powers, MD – Facial Plastic Surgeon
    Dr. Bethany Powers, MD
    Facial Plastic Surgeon

    Dr. Bethany Powers brings compassion, precision, and a patient-centered approach to surgical care. She holds a bachelor of science in Neuroscience from the Honors College at Washington State University. She earned her medical degree (M.D) from the Medical College of Wisconsin, with honors in research.

    After medical school, Dr. Bethany Powers received highly specialized training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin is nationally recognized as one of the leading academic otolaryngology centers in the nation, and is known for its research and producing excellent surgeons. While in residency, Dr. Bethany Powers took pride in researching how surgeons implement new procedures into practice. In residency, she received personalized training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with two of the most influential surgeons in the nation.

  • Dr. Rouzbeh Kordestani (MD/MPH)
    Dr. Rouzbeh Kordestani (MD/MPH)

    Dr. Kordestani is a highly experienced and award-winning plastic surgeon with many years of education and experience in the field. His personalized approach to both surgical and nonsurgical treatment, as well as his excellent manner, help foster a firm bond between doctor and patient. He strives to communicate clearly as well as deliver outstanding professional results.

    His extensive background includes the following:

    • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery – Texas Tech, 2015-2017
    • Chief of Surgery, Northwest Texas Healthcare System, 2009-2011
    • Former Chief Fellow, University of Oklahoma – Plastic Surgery Division, 2002-2004

  • Shalia Hartvigsen PA-C
    Shalia Hartvigsen PA-C

    Coming from her hometown of Tucson, AZ, Shalia came to Utah to attend Brigham Young University, where she graduated Cum Laude in Physiology and Developmental Biology. During her time there, she researched nicotinic receptors in a neuroscience lab.

    She then delved into the medical field working at the University of Utah across all surgical specialties in the operating room. In her spare time, she also volunteered and interned as a Spanish medical interpreter for the underserved at a community clinic in Salt Lake City. She takes great pride in being able to meet the needs of her patients regardless of language barriers.

  • Plastic surgeon portrait of Dr.Anghel at the Ward Institute.
    Dr. Ersilia Anghel, MD

    Dr. Ersilia Anghel was born in Romania, grew up in Toronto, Ontario and later moved to Tucson, Arizona. She attended the University of Arizona for her undergraduate studies with Honors in Biochemistry and Art History. Soon after, she earned her Medical Degree at The University of Arizona College of Medicine.

    Throughout her medical training, Dr. Anghel has distinguished herself by working closely with the top facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons around the world. She worked with Dr. Fredrick Menick during her medical training and later Dr. Tom Wang during her residency training. In addition, she completed an extramural rotation at University of Washington in Facial Plastic Surgery.

    As a result of many years of dedicated research at University of Manchester in England, University of Washington, and Stanford University, Dr. Anghel is well-published in the science of wound healing and plastic surgery. In 2016, she completed a yearlong Wound Healing and Limb Reconstruction Research Fellowship at Georgetown University and then began her residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.


  • I am so grateful I chose Dr. Ward to perform my surgery! He is an amazing Dr. and he has an amazing staff as well. Dr. Ward has taken great care of me post op and always wants to make sure I am satisfied with my results. Every time I leave my appointments, I am so happy! I am constantly talking about what an amazing Dr. he is and what a great facility he has! I recommend him to everyone!

    - Jessica Show More
  • I cannot say enough about my wonderful experience with Dr. Ward and his staff. Dr. Ward is so knowledgeable. His expertise with my rhinoplasty revision is the unquestionable reason I made the trip from Boise. I am one month out from my surgery and I look and feel so great. I am so happy with my results! He and his staff are so kind and made me feel so comfortable. The facilities are so beautiful and you feel right at home. I would definitely recommend it. I am grateful to have had such a pleasant experience. I am a forever client.

    - Julie Show More
  • Every single employee and Doctor at WardMD was exceptional from the first call to aftercare! I was absolutely blown away at how caring and sincere each individual was & knew I was in the best of hands for my procedures. And I am beyond thrilled with my results!

    - Ming
  • They say… first impressions are everything and I knew my nose stole the show. I wanted a petite, natural nose but who would I trust with my face? Reasearch states that Rhinoplasty is the most difficult plastic surgery procedure, therefore, reaffirming that I wanted a doctor that specialized only in Facial Plastic Surgery. From my very first visit at the office, I was made to feel welcome and comfortable both by the friendly competence of the staff and the pleasant environment of the office itself. Dr. P. Daniel Ward inspires the utmost confidence by his wealth of knowledge, skill and professionalism and I booked my surgery that day! Kudos and the highest recommendation to Dr. P. Daniel Ward and his outstanding Staff! Its been a year post surgery and I Love my new look! Thank you!

    - Danielle Lindsey Show More
  • Dr. Ward and his staff are AMAZING! I was looking for something natural looking that was just a better version of myself. I loved all of his staff members and felt very confident I was in the right hands. My nose turned out great and I made friends in the process. Definitely recommend and also love the Form skincare line as well (especially the tinted sunscreen!)

    - Braedyn Show More


Our philosophy is to provide the most up-to-date procedures performed by the most talented, trained, and caring providers from our team of surgeons to the medical staff, to our aestheticians and nurse injectors; supported by a friendly and knowledgeable staff who are here to help guide you through this process.

We can't wait to help you achieve your aesthetic goals!.

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