Dr. Wayne Yamahata's Blog

Wayne Yamahata, MD

Our Safer Appointment Process

With the novel coronavirus continuing to be a public health concern in California and throughout the U.S., we have gradually reopened our practice locations with special precautions designed to keep our patients and staff healthy. The primary focus is to minimize the chance of spreading the virus that can cause COVID-19. First, I want to …

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A woman in Sacramento, CA is happy that tummy tuck surgery was able to treat her belly pooch.

What Is Diastasis Recti? Can a Tummy Tuck Solve It?

Some of the most frustrated patients I consult with are women who have what's informally called a "belly pooch." They've had children, and despite getting back to their pre-pregnancy weight through exercise and dieting, they can't rid themselves of the pudgy bellies. Some are even asked if they're pregnant again. When they come in to …

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A woman in Sacramento, CA, considers what her bellybutton will look like after a tummy tuck.

What Happens to Your Bellybutton During a Tummy Tuck?

Patients thinking about getting a tummy tuck at my Sacramento plastic surgery practice often picture themselves with flat stomachs wearing bikinis or maybe shorts with a crop top. Few consider what their bellybuttons are going to look like. Yet this often-overlooked element of tummy tuck procedures requires excellent technique to avoid ending up with a bellybutton that …

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Breast Augmentation Recovery: When Can You Swim, Exercise, or Fly?

Breast augmentation, like any other surgery, requires a recovery period. If you’re like most women interested in breast implants, you likely want to know how to navigate this healing process. After all, it’s important to give yourself plenty of time to rest and relax after surgery. However, by following guidelines provided by your doctor, you …

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Should You Get a Breast Lift? 4 Signs It’s the Right Time

Women today have more breast enhancement options than ever before. The breast lift is popular among my Sacramento patients because it removes saggy tissue and gives the breasts a firmer, more youthful appearance. Pregnancy, weight changes, and more can affect how your breasts look. If you’re interested in a breast lift and want to know if it’s …

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5 Questions to Ask At Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

Every plastic surgery journey begins with a one-on-one consultation. During this time, tummy tuck patients at my Sacramento and Roseville practices can ask any questions about the procedure. Unfortunately, some patients are unsure of what to say during this important discussion. They sometimes feel nervous and don’t know what to expect. By having a better idea of …

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How to Prepare for a Tummy Tuck: 4 Helpful Tips

A tummy tuck can remove excess skin and create a toned, contoured midsection. But it’s also an intensive procedure with substantial recovery time. Because of this, many patients want to know how they can best prepare before surgery. To achieve the best possible tummy tuck results, Sacramento patients can do many helpful things to prepare themselves before …

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What Does It Mean to Be the “Best” Plastic Surgeon?

Many of our plastic surgery patients in Granite Bay and Sacramento, CA, begin their online research with the same phrase: “best plastic surgeon in Sacramento.” It’s understandable that patients want to find the best possible doctor to perform their surgery. But what does “best” actually mean? And how can you find a plastic surgeon that’s …

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A woman is considering a breast augmentation, and wants to research this popular procedure.

Breast Augmentation: How Should You Research It?

When considering breast augmentation, it can be tempting to spend hours doing in-depth research. The internet is full of plastic surgery blogs, reviews, and videos. But while having some background knowledge before your consultation can be helpful, it is important not to get too overwhelmed. You should focus on specific helpful breast augmentation resources if …

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Woman holds her slim belly after a tummy tuck procedure.

Tummy Tuck Drains: What Do I Need to Know?

Tummy tucks can smooth out your midsection and dramatically contour the body. But they are also known for requiring a longer recovery time than many other surgeries. My tummy tuck patients here in Sacramento often ask questions about drains, sutures, and safe recovery tips. Drains, in particular, are an important part of the healing process …

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