Male Breast Reduction | Gynecomastia San Francisco Bay Area

March 20, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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About two-thirds of men develop breast buds during puberty, and for half of them, it does not go away. Gynecomastia causes fullness and feminization of the male chest and is something that only surgery can correct. Dr. Joseph Mele is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in Male Breast Reduction or Gynecomastia Reduction. This Gynecomastia Video segment aired live on the Bay Area’s News Station, KRON 4, and discusses the procedure and reviews examples of Gynecomastia before and after pictures.

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SF Plastic Surgery Discussed Live Today on KRON 4

March 08, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Board Certified San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Joseph Mele, MD, FACS, will be discussing cosmetic plastic surgery, live at noon today (8 March 2017) on KRON 4. Topics include: Breast Augmentation (breast implants), Gynecomastia Reduction (male breast reduction), Arm Lifts (brachioplasty) and Chin Augmentation (chin implants), but you never know what will come up on live television.

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Top Plastic Surgery Procedures – SF Bay Area

March 05, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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This week the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) published the United States’ national Plastic Surgery Statistics for 2016. It is always interesting to me to how the national statistics correlate with my own Cosmetic Plastic Surgery practice here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Last year, the correlation was pretty close.

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Top 100 Plastic Surgery Blogs – SF Plastic Surgery Blog

March 01, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog received the Top 100 Plastic Surgery Blogs on the web award. I am honored and humbled to be listed among the largest and most active Plastic Surgery Blogs on the Internet. Honorees include blogs from corporations, news organizations, public discussion boards, national plastic surgery societies, international blogs and a good number of Board Certified Plastics Surgeons covering the United States from coast to coast.

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2017 BI-ALCL Update (Breast Implant Associated – Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma)

February 26, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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It’s been about six months since the last San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog Breast Implant Associated – Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BI-ALCL) update. Recently, more information on the subject has become available, and it is about to be published. One article is from the United States, and the other is a global review of what is known to date. Both were recently e-published, ahead of print in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ (ASPS) journal, “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.” Here are the latest facts…

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – 50 Years and Counting

February 20, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery focusses on cosmetic plastic surgery. These are the procedures that I perform for my patients every day. The vast majority of the presenters are practicing, Board Certified Surgeons who do what I do. Moreover, the majority of ASAPS members are solo practitioners, who understand the balance it takes to provide quality plastic surgery, while maintaining a cutting edge education. They, too, have experience with all the demands that running a small business requires. All these factors tends to make the ASAPS meetings useful, educational and practical.

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Breast Augmentation and Pregnancy

February 12, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Augmentation and pregnancy, the combination is the source of many questions in my San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery Clinic. The questions center around a few themes: timing, breast feeding and how do breasts change. In this post, I review some of the details worth considering when seeking Breast Augmentation.

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When Breast Augmentation Needs A Lift | SF Bay Area

February 05, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Mastopexy Augmentation is the combination of Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift. When is Breast Augmentation alone enough? When is a Breast Lift the best choice? When should a combination of Breast Augmentation Lift be performed? It’s a big subject, and requires an in-person consultation for your specific needs, but some general rules for the procedures are explained below. There are many options, so be certain to consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon before making the decision.

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Ralph Millard, Cleft Lips, Double Eyelid Surgery & Korean Plastic Surgery

January 27, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Dr. Millard contributed to Plastic Surgery in many ways with both his general principles and his specific techniques for everything from Cleft Lip repair to Double Eyelid Surgery. So why is he credited / blamed for the current explosion in Korean Plastic Surgery?

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