Plastic Surgery Blog Sacramento

What Happens During Facelift?

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The average facelift patient understands why surgery is performed and what it can achieve, but is less familiar with the specific procedure steps. If you are planning to undergo facelift with Dr. Debra J. Johnson you probably have questions about what exactly happens during surgery. Though the steps of surgery may vary slightly, depending on […] Read More...

Preparing for Tummy Tuck: Do’s and Don’ts

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If you feel nervous or anxious in the weeks leading up to your tummy tuck, you are not alone. Many patients — particularly those who are undergoing elective cosmetic surgery for the first time — experience pre-surgery jitters. As Sacramento plastic surgeon Debra J. Johnson MD often tells patients, “Inflicting torture on yourself is always […] Read More...

How to Set Realistic Expectations for Your Plastic Surgery

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How satisfied you are with your plastic surgery results hinges on multiple factors, including your expectations of treatment. If you undergo a procedure believing it will provide a benefit that it cannot achieve, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Because plastic surgery requires an investment of your time and money, it is imperative that […] Read More...

What Will Your Breasts Feel Like After Breast Augmentation?

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Women who consult with board-certified Sacramento plastic surgeon Debra J. Johnson MD about breast augmentation tend to have many of the same questions. One of the most common queries is, “What will my breasts feel like after breast augmentation?” This question can be answered in two parts: first, by explaining post-operative aftereffects, and then by […] Read More...

Upper and/or Lower Eyelid Surgery: What Is Right for You?

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Blepharoplasty is commonly known to patients as an eyelid tuck or eyelid lift. Blepharoplasty can be helpful for people who are unhappy with how their eyelids look, either due to genetics or aging. During eyelid surgery, Sacramento plastic surgeon Debra J. Johnson MD removes excess eyelid skin and fat that can obscure the natural contours […] Read More...

Procedures to Correct Breast Asymmetry

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If uneven breasts are making you self-conscious, that asymmetry may be correctable. Procedures to remedy unevenness depend on the size and shape of the breasts. Top Sacramento board-certified plastic surgeon Debra J. Johnson MD explains different procedures available to correct breast asymmetry. Read More...

How to Analyze a Plastic Surgeon’s Before and After Photos

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Patients researching a plastic surgeon often look at the doctor’s before and after patient photos. It is very important to realize that no plastic surgeon is going to put “bad” photos on their website. You are seeing the doctor’s best results. Your own results may be more average. Board-certified Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Debra J. […] Read More...

Easing Back Into Exercise After Plastic Surgery

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No matter the procedure, recovering from plastic surgery takes time. Even if you were very fit, do not rush back into the exercise habit. Top Sacramento plastic surgeon Debra J. Johnson MD explains why it is crucial to ease back into exercise after plastic surgery, and the best ways to do it. Read More...

Common Components of a Mommy Makeover

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Once you have finished childbearing and nursing, it may be time to think about getting your body back to its former shape — or better! Sacramento board-certified plastic surgeon Debra J. Johnson MD explains the different components of a mommy makeover and how to choose the best options for your needs. Read More...

Benefits of Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Time is our most precious commodity. While that is a primary benefit of having certain procedures done simultaneously, there are other advantages. Top board-certified Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Debra J. Johnson explains how combining plastic surgery procedures has benefits beyond saving time. Read More...