frequently asked questions

Q: How long does Botox last?

A: Botox lasts, on average, 3 months.  This can vary between individuals because everyone metabolizes products differently.


Q: What is your Sierra NV Botox Club?

A: Sierra NV Botox Botox Club is our loyalty rewards club for our patients who get regular Botox treatments with us. Your first treatment is full price, your second treatment is 10% off, your third treatment is 15% off and your fourth treatment is 20% off. After your fourth treatment, the Botox club resets. The Botox club is meant to reward our patients for getting regular Botox treatments. 


Q: How much downtime after a facelift/necklift?

A: 7-10 days, for a mini face and necklift.  10-14 days for a full facelift and necklift.


Q: What is the most popular procedure?

A: Non-surgical procedures, like Botox and dermal fillers, are by far the most popular procedures.


Q: How long will filler last?

A: Dermal fillers can last from 6 months up to 3 years, it depends on the type of filler and where the filler is injected.


Q: What does Juvéderm do?

A: Juvéderm is a dermal filler, made by Allergan, that provides 3-dimensional volume enhancement to the face. It can be injected in a variety of places around the face.


Q: Is there anything that I can do to minimize bruising/swelling?

A: Avoid vitamins and herbal supplements for at least 2 weeks before your procedure.  Many of these can thin your blood and cause bruising.  You may restart them after your procedure.


Q: Will my insurance cover cosmetic procedures?

A: Insurance companies do not cover procedures that are considered 100% cosmetic.


Q: What is the right age to start Botox?

A: Late 20s or early 30s is an ideal time to start Botox.  It will help prevent wrinkles before they form. It's also never too late to start Botox either.


Q: What should I look for when selecting a plastic surgeon?

A: Look for a surgeon’s training background, areas of specialty, and procedures he does often.  Most importantly, you should have excellent communication and rapport with your surgeon.


Q: Can I have other procedures done at the same time as a facelift?

A: Yes.  This can include surgery on your eyelids, nose, and neck.  Other non-surgical procedures can also be done like laser treatments and some dermal filler injections.


Q: Should I see my personal doctor before undergoing any procedure?

A: You do not need to see your personal doctor before visiting your plastic surgeon for a procedure.  If you have a medical condition that needs to be evaluated before undergoing a procedure, you and your surgeon and determine if you need to visit your personal doctor.


Q: How can I make my face look younger?

A: We have many, new, exciting products and procedures to help your face look younger.  This includes medical grade skin care products, Botox, dermal fillers, laser procedures, and surgery.


Q: How will I know what procedure is good for me?

A: A consultation with Dr. Yamamoto is the perfect time to discuss with him what you are looking for and get an idea of what procedures will give you the best results.


Q: Will everyone know that I had a procedure done?

A: No!  The hallmark of excellent work from an excellent plastic surgeon is a result that is natural. Your friends and family will know that you look better, but won’t be able to tell you’ve done something done.


Q: Will my results look natural; will I still look like myself?

A: Yes!  Dr. Yamamoto strives to give you the best result that is both natural and keeps your face looking like you.  We are simply working to improve what you were already given by your parents.


Q: What should I do if I’ve had a botched rhinoplasty?

A: Come in for a consultation with Dr. Yamamoto.  He is an expert in revision rhinoplasty and can determine your best options to improve your nose.


Q: Can I get rid of hanging skin or jowls without a facelift?

A: A facelift is still the best way to get rid of sagging skin or jowls. New non-surgical techniques (such as dermal fillers), however, still good options for the right patients.


Q: Can you do anything about my ears that stick out?

A: Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects protruding ears or ears that stick out.  This surgery involves repositioning the cartilage of the ears to move them closer to the sides of your head.


Q: What do lasers treat?

A: Lasers can treat many different skin issues, including hyperpigmentation, sun spots, skin texture, acne scarring, hair growth, tattoos, blood vessels, and many more.


Q: Can men get procedures done as well?

A: Yes!  The most popular procedures for men include Botox, dermal fillers, facelifts, and rhinoplasty.  Dr. Yamamoto understands that the goals for men are different from women.  We strive to improve your look while keeping your masculinity.  

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