Dr. Yamahata's Blog

5 Questions to Ask At Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

Woman's stomach after tummy tuck surgery

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 what to discuss … Read more

How to Prepare for a Tummy Tuck: 4 Helpful Tips

A woman is happy she prepared for her tummy tuck procedure, and thrilled with her results.

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 surgery. Here are … Read more

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

A woman is happy to find the best plastic surgeon in Sacramento.

Many of our plastic surgery patients in Roseville 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 right for you? The idea of … Read more

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