Dr. Yamahata's Blog

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

Ask the Doctor: Your Mommy Makeover Questions

More and more of my Roseville plastic surgery patients are asking about mommy makeover. Whether they’ve seen it covered on daytime television, heard it discussed among their friends, or simply browsed around our website, patients find this customizable procedure appealing and they want to know more about it. These are some of the most common questions that come up regularly. … Read more

Sweater Weather Is the Best Time for a Tummy Tuck

Sweater Weather Is The Best Time For A Tummy Tuck

Fall means both the temperatures and leaves are falling — and that’s the signal to break out warmer clothes. The onset of sweater weather in the Sacramento Valley is also a good time to schedule a body contouring procedure, such as a tummy tuck. My Roseville and Sacramento, CA practices see an uptick in plastic surgery patients during the fall … Read more

From Start to Finish: Breast Augmentation

From Start to Finish Breast Augmentation

It’s the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the nation, and chances are you know someone who has had breast augmentation. But despite its popularity, there’s a lot that goes unsaid when breast augmentation patients talk about their experience, from how best to research your provider to getting the most out of your follow-up visits. Let’s follow a typical breast … Read more

Why Plastic Surgery?

Learn more about Sacramento board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Wayne Yamahata, as he introduces you to his plastic surgery blog.

Why plastic surgery? This is a question I have been asked many times by patients, friends, and family. Lucky for me, I have been in the industry long enough to know why this was the right profession. Plastic surgery not only challenges me creatively; it also gives me the chance to transform people’s lives. There is no way to describe … Read more