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How to Keep Your Breasts Perky After Your Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery is an excellent way to raise the breasts to create a more youthful silhouette. However, like any other surgery, its results don’t last forever. Skin continues to stretch as we age, and breasts gradually begin to sag. Luckily, there are ways women can prevent this from happening and slow the signs of …

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A woman from Sacramento, CA, is confident and happy with the results of her breast augmentation treatment.

The Do’s & Don’ts of Breast Augmentation

Knowledge is power, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to breast augmentation. At my plastic surgery practice in Sacramento, CA, I make sure everyone I treat is educated on what they’ll need to do before and after surgery to have the best experience. Knowing how you can care for your mind and body …

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A woman in Granite Bay, CA, is happy with the results of her breast augmentation.

5 Questions to Ask at Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Breast augmentation research can be a daunting experience. The first step usually involves scheduling a private consultation with a plastic surgeon. However, you may feel nervous and not know which questions to ask. What are the most important things to know about breast augmentation and plastic surgery in general?  At my Sacramento practice, I always …

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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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