Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

Wayne Yamahata, MD

Our Safer Appointment Process

With the novel coronavirus continuing to be a public health concern in California and throughout the U.S., we have gradually reopened our practice locations with special precautions designed to keep our patients and staff healthy. The primary focus is to minimize the chance of spreading the virus that can cause COVID-19. First, I want to …

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A woman in Sacramento, CA, considers what her bellybutton will look like after a tummy tuck.

What Happens to Your Bellybutton During a Tummy Tuck?

Patients thinking about getting a tummy tuck at my Sacramento plastic surgery practice often picture themselves with flat stomachs wearing bikinis or maybe shorts with a crop top. Few consider what their bellybuttons are going to look like. Yet this often-overlooked element of tummy tuck procedures requires excellent technique to avoid ending up with a bellybutton that …

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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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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 Sacramento patients 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 to know if it’s …

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5 Questions to Ask At Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

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 …

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How to Prepare for a Tummy Tuck: 4 Helpful Tips

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 …

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

Many of our plastic surgery patients in Granite Bay 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 …

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

The Surprising History of Plastic Surgery

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 …

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

Shake the Plastic Surgery Stigma

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 …

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Preparing for plastic surgery in Sacramento.

How to Prepare Yourself for Plastic Surgery

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. …

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