Dr. Yamahata's Blog

Tips for Bra Shopping After a Breast Augmentation

Portrait of a woman laying down after a breast augmentation by a board certified plastic surgeon in Sacramento, CA

Women who get breast augmentation at our Folsom-area practice are often eager to stock up on new bras that fit your new and improved bust. This is an exciting part of the process, but there are a few things you should know before you hit the ground (or the mall) running. Here are a few ways you can make the … Read more

The Surprising History of Plastic Surgery

Portrait of a woman who is happy she received plastic surgery from a board certified plastic surgeon in Sacramento, CA

Today I use plastic surgery to help my Sacramento-area patients live their most confident lives, whether that’s through body contouring, facial rejuvenation, or breast enhancement. However, plastic surgery wasn’t always as accessible and customizable as it is today. The specialty goes back for centuries and has taken several surprising twists and turns on its path to becoming the helpful art … Read more

Shake the Plastic Surgery Stigma

Portrait of a woman who received plastic surgery from a board certified plastic surgeon and was happy with the results

There’s a reason I chose to practice plastic surgery in Sacramento. To me, there is nothing more rewarding than helping people live more confident lives. I’ve seen firsthand the difference cosmetic procedures can make, from moms reclaiming their pre-pregnancy bodies to women feeling free to wear whatever they want with confidence. Even the smallest enhancements can make a world of difference … Read more

Working Out Won’t Always Give You That Pre-Baby Body

Woman smiling realizing there is another way to get her pre-baby body than working out

When I consult with moms about tummy tuck procedures in my Sacramento office, they often ask me about the possibility of restoring their pre-baby bodies through diet and exercise alone. It’s a common question for women whose skin has stretched and loosened dramatically during pregnancy and not returned to its original shape. Many misconceptions exist around the subject of exercise … Read more

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

Woman researching who is the best mommy makeover plastic surgeon

For potential plastic surgery patients here in Sacramento and across the country, finding the best plastic surgeon is a major priority. They want to know they’re getting the finest possible care, but sometimes aren’t clear on what exactly that means with so much at play. Since mommy makeovers in particular can involve multiple procedures, it may seem difficult to determine … Read more

The Subtle Breast Augmentation

Woman in red dress contemplating having a subtle breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures I perform at my Sacramento office. With so many patients coming in from the city and nearby Folsom, I often spot trends or patterns in the requests I receive. Lately, I’ve noticed a surge in women looking for a subtle breast augmentation that will enhance their look without creating an over-the-top … Read more

How to Prepare Yourself for Plastic Surgery

Preparing for plastic surgery in Sacramento.

When I consult with women and men considering cosmetic plastic surgery at my Sacramento practice, I typically encourage them to see this as a great time to make other lifestyle changes. People who want to look their best can take steps even before getting plastic surgery that will help them during their recovery and beyond. Before your surgery date, we … Read more

Liposuction: Your New Year’s Resolution’s Best Ally

Liposuction and your News Years resolution.

Making a New Year’s resolution to get in shape? Having a specific goal is of the best ways to help you see your resolution through. For some people, the goal might be to fit into wedding attire, while others may be preparing for a physically challenging vacation. However, not many people think of liposuction as a weight-loss motivator—but it can … Read more

How to Choose Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon

How to Choose Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon

Once you’ve decided to have breast augmentation, the next step is selecting a plastic surgery practice in Sacramento. Choosing the right surgeon to perform your procedure can feel overwhelming–but it doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Here, you’ll learn my top 3 tips for selecting the right breast augmentation surgeon. 1. Always look for a board-certified plastic surgeon. The … Read more

Tips to Prepare for Your Facelift Recovery

Looking refreshed and youthful is something many of my plastic surgery patients in Sacramento are hoping to achieve. Facelift surgery is one facial rejuvenation option that can improve a tired, aged appearance by helping you look more rested. Although facelift surgery has been around for decades, the techniques used today are more refined and sophisticated, producing more natural-looking results. I … Read more