Dr. Wayne Yamahata's Blog

Woman in Granite Bay, CA considering best time to schedule facelift surgery to allow enough time for recovery before a big event

Facelift Recovery: Physical vs. Social Downtime

Choosing to undergo plastic surgery isn’t a decision to take lightly. There are many considerations involved in treatment, including significant recovery time. This is especially true when it comes to facelift surgery, as the procedure involves delicate tissues that are difficult to conceal during recovery. Many patients find the recovery process involves two different timelines: …

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Woman in Granite Bay, CA after recovering from Mommy Makeover surgery

3 Tips for a Smoother Mommy Makeover Recovery

A mommy makeover is a suite of popular procedures that lift and contour the body. It can include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and other surgeries that help restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy appearance. But because multiple treatments are performed at once, the surgery usually requires an intensive recovery time. Many of our mommy makeover patients …

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Woman in Sacramento, CA wondering if her breast implants are going to expire

Do Breast Implants Expire?

Breast augmentation is a popular procedure for enhancing and contouring the body. Breast implants add flattering volume and feminine curves—but how long do these results last? When patients receive breast implants at our Sacramento practice, they often ask the same question: Do breast implants expire?  The short answer is no. Breast implants don’t have an …

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Woman in Granite Bay, CA after a breast lift procedure

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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