Dr. Yamahata's Blog

Combining Your Breast Augmentation with a Lift

Breast augmentation is a very popular procedure that I perform often. However, for women who have had children, lost a great deal of weight, or who are just developing saggy breasts with age, I see a lot of interest in breast lift surgery. Often when women come in for consultation, they are looking to restore their breasts to a more … Read more

Ideal Candidates for Breast Reduction

Having large breasts is not always ideal; they can cause complications and difficulty in many different aspects of life. My breast reduction patients in Sacramento are typically elated after their procedures because they experience such relief—both physically and emotionally. Breast reduction can help remove excess breast tissue in order to reach a breast size that is in proportion with your … Read more

5 Things to Know Before Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is a very popular cosmetic surgery. From reducing bags under the eyes to correcting sagging skin and fine wrinkles, eyelid surgery treats a wide variety of issues. It gives you a refreshed and more youthful look without obvious signs of surgery. Eyelid surgery enhances your natural appearance by restoring a smoother, firmer look to the skin around your … Read more

Liposuction Versus Diet & Exercise

Sometimes people who come to me for liposuction in Sacramento mistakenly believe that the procedure will get them the look they want without having to work out or watch what they eat. This is a common misconception, but the truth is, liposuction is actually a supplement to a healthy lifestyle. To understand how the two complement each other, it might … Read more

Considering a Facelift? Ask the Right Questions

Even with the popularity of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments increasing, facelift surgery remains one of the leading cosmetic procedures performed throughout the nation. Facelift patients at my Sacramento and Roseville offices typically arrive for their consultations well-informed about the surgery. If you’ve just started thinking about getting a facelift, or know someone who is considering it, this blog post provides … Read more

4 Things to Know About Tummy Tucks

Tummy tuck surgery is as common as facelift surgery in the U.S., but far fewer people are familiar with the procedure and its goals. At Roseville and Sacramento offices, tummy tuck patients are among the most satisfied because of the dramatic changes the surgery can produce. I’ve outlined information below that some people are surprised to learn about tummy tuck … Read more

The Art (and Science) of Choosing Implant Size

Choosing breast implants can be an exciting process for women who come to my Sacramento practice for breast augmentation. That excitement, however, sometimes gets mingled with second-guessing once it’s time to make the choice. One of my jobs as a plastic surgeon is to answer patients’ questions about their breast augmentation options, including those regarding the best way to select implants … Read more

Breast Augmentation Choices: To Lift or Not to Lift?

When I consult with women considering breast augmentation who have had children, or whose breasts have lost some of their youthful shape with age, the question is almost inevitable: “Is it possible to get breast implants without a lift?” This is one of the choices I help breast augmentation patients make at my practice south of Folsom. In this third … Read more

Breast Augmentation Choices: Silicone or Saline?

Breast implant choices

It’s been more than 10 years since silicone gel implants re-entered the market following a 14-year moratorium. Now, thanks to advances that make silicone implants look and feel remarkably similar to natural breasts, the majority of my breast augmentation patients at my Roseville-area practice — and nationwide — choose silicone gel-filled implants. The choice of implant type is among many decisions … Read more

Breast Augmentation Choices: Is It Right for You?

Breast augmentation is among the most popular procedures I perform at my Sacramento plastic surgery practice. For patients, the consultation can be both exciting and a little bit nerve-wracking as they make a number of choices about the procedure. That’s why I’ve decided to write a series of blog posts about the choices associated with breast augmentation, including the different … Read more