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Is Getting a Tummy Tuck Worth It? Here Are 3 Things to Consider

Choosing to undergo plastic surgery isn’t a decision to take lightly. Many of my tummy tuck patients in Sacramento want to know if the procedure is worth the financial and emotional investment. A tummy tuck requires time, patience, and endurance—but the results are definitely worth waiting for. In this blog post, we’ll discuss 3 important …

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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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The Subtle Breast Augmentation

One of the most popular procedures I perform is breast augmentation. With many cosmetic plastic surgery patients from Sacramento and nearby Folsom and Roseville, CA, I can 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 …

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Should You Get a Breast Lift? 4 Signs It’s the Right Time

Women today have more breast enhancement options than ever before. The breast lift is popular among my plastic surgery patients in Sacramento because it removes saggy tissue and gives the breasts a firmer, more youthful appearance. Pregnancy, weight changes, and more can affect how your breasts look. If you’re interested in a breast lift and want …

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3 Myths About Breast Lifts

Aging, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can all contribute to stretched skin and volume loss, which result in breast droopiness. Sagging breasts are a common concern for many of my plastic surgery patients, and a breast lift at my Sacramento practice restores their breasts to a more natural, upright position for a younger-looking appearance. When women visit …

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Tired of Squeezing Into Shapewear? Try Liposuction

When it comes to unwanted bulges and bumps, many women turn to Spanx® and other shapewear brands. Shapewear is an easy way to smooth out trouble spots and fit more comfortably into clothing. But these garments can also feel itchy, constricting, and uncomfortable.  If you’re tired of squeezing into shapewear and want a long-term solution, …

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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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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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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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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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