Dr. Yamahata's Blog

Breast Augmentation: How Should You Research It?

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

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 you want the best possible … Read more

Tummy Tuck Drains: What Do I Need to Know?

Woman holds her slim belly after a tummy tuck procedure.

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 and should be properly tended. … Read more

Breast Augmentation Revision: It’s Nothing to Be Afraid Of

A woman smiles after a successful breast augmentation procedure in Sacramento, CA

While most women are delighted with their decision to get breast implants, breast augmentation revision surgery at my Sacramento practice can become necessary for a few reasons. Whether driven by a desire to treat complications, change implant sizes, or simply upgrade to a newer model of implant, this is a common part of the breast augmentation journey. It can help … Read more

Mommy Makeovers Aren’t Just for Mommies

A woman is happy to be learning about breast augmentation in Sacramento, CA

Although the word “mommy” is in its name, the mommy makeover isn’t just for mothers. As a plastic surgeon who frequently performs mommy makeover procedures in the Sacramento area, I’ve seen firsthand how transformative this procedure can be for anyone who has undergone significant weight loss or other major body changes. If you think this surgery might be right for … Read more

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