Dr. Yamahata's Blog

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

The Ideal Tummy Tuck Patient

Thinking of a tummy tuck in Sacramento? Let’s start with candidacy. As with all plastic surgery, tummy tuck is a customized procedure that’s about much more than simply flattening the abdomen. Every procedure is a little bit different — but every patient also has a few predictors of the most successful outcome. Nonsmoker Although this certainly isn’t unique to tummy … Read more

Tummy Tuck Complications (And How We Guard Against Them)

No surgery comes completely free of risks, and tummy tuck is certainly no exception. It’s my job to be open and honest with my tummy tuck patients in Sacramento about all aspects of surgery, including the ones that may be a bit scary. I want my patients to have a clear idea of the possible complications related to abdominoplasty, as … Read more

Tummy Tuck: Why There’s No Real Alternative

If you’re like many people who are significantly bothered by the look or feel of a soft, sagging abdomen, you may have already spent some time searching for tummy tuck “alternatives.” You’ve seen them: the belts, the creams, the compression garments that promise to slim down your midsection at home. But follow through with any of them, and you’ll likely … Read more

The Invisible Benefits of Breast Augmentation

When people think of the benefits of breast augmentation, one in particular likely comes to mind first: beautiful results in the form of larger, natural-looking breasts. But there are other benefits to the surgery, too, including many that aren’t as easy to see with the naked eye. As a plastic surgeon, my Roseville, California-area patients often share their desire for … Read more

Mini Facelift? Midface Lift? Thread Lift? What’s the Difference?

Learn more about your facelift options.

Many of the patients at my Sacramento and Roseville practices who are considering facial plastic surgery say that online research about facelifts can be confusing. One of the main reasons is because it can be difficult to distinguish between the facelift terms and techniques that produce legitimate, long-lasting results — and those that are really not facelifts at all. Let’s … Read more