Why Plastic Surgery?

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 how I feel when a patient sees their results for the first time.
This is also a question I ask my patients.
There is a lot of stigma around plastic surgery and why people choose to undergo elective procedures. Let me be the first to tell you that when it comes to this industry, a little change can go a long way. Whether it be to boost self-confidence or gain that pre-pregnancy body back, each patient’s story is unique. It is so important to me that I get to know my patients on a level where they can feel comfortable discussing their wants and needs. I take the time with each and every patient to discuss their options, which procedures is best, what to expect, recovery, and more. I like to say I have an open door policy. I want my patients to come to me with questions, concerns, or even when they just need someone to talk to.
The plastic surgery industry itself can be confusing. There are many times I see questions such as these from potential patients go unanswered:

  • “How much does breast augmentation cost?”
  • “What is tummy tuck recovery like?”
  • “How can I get my skin to look young again?”

My hope is that by starting this blog, I will be able to answer these questions and help people as they begin their journey to becoming the best version of themselves.
You can expect to learn about industry news, my credentials, the latest procedures, and more. I’ll share opinions and act as a resource for any questions you may have.
If you ever have a question or want to learn more about a procedure, please do not hesitate to leave a comment — I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.
I’m excited to get started and hope to see you back here soon.
Thanks for reading,
Dr. Yamahata

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