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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Plastic Surgery Principles – Changes Over The Last 500 Years

January 22, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The Principles and Art of Plastic Surgery began in 1564 with famous French barber surgeon Ambroise Pare, and were refined by greats like Sir Harold Gillies and D. Ralph Millard. Dr. Millard contributed in many ways with his principles and techniques for everything from Cleft Lip repair to Double Eyelid Surgery.

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Vaping And Cosmetic Plastic Surgery | E-Cigarettes | SF Bay Area

January 15, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Three of the most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedures are Face Lifts, Breast Reductions and Tummy Tucks. The risks of wound healing problems are six times higher after these procedures for smokers when compared to non-smokers. As a result, most plastic surgeons recommend stopping smoking a minimum of four weeks before and after any procedure that involves moving skin.

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Chin and Neck Enhancement | Facial Plastic Surgery | San Francisco Bay Area

January 09, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The secret to excellent Neck Contouring results is selecting the procedure that is right for your neck. There are many procedures which can be used to improve the profile of the neck, and searching them all on the Internet can be confusing. Let a qualified and experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon be your guide.

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Mommy Makeover SF Bay Area

December 26, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Every Mommy Makeover includes enhancement of both the belly and the breasts. The most common combination is Breast Augmentation with a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty). Other options for the breasts include: Breast Lifts, Breast Reduction and other Breast Enhancement combinations. For the belly Liposuction or Mini Tummy Tucks may be selected. The combination best for you depends on what you need, tempered by safety and predictability. More information is also available on http://www.drmele.com/mommy-makeover.html .

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Tumescent Liposuction is Smarter Liposuction | SF Bay Area

December 17, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Liposuction remains one of the most popular Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procedures. Liposuction is Popular When it comes to controlling the shape of our bodies, American’s put their money where there mouths take them. Collectively, we spend over 2.6 billion on gym memberships and over one billion dollars on Liposuction each year. With over 300,000 Liposuction […]

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