Cosmetic breast surgery is an important facet of my Walnut Creek Cosmetic Plastic Surgery practice. San Francisco Bay Area Breast Augmentation patients, in particular, have come to expect a caring and professional approach to breast augmentation before, during and after surgery. I had the opportunity to discuss Breast Augmentation, and other aspects of cosmetic breast surgery, on KRON’s Body Beautiful earlier this month. Below is an excerpt from my interview with the Bay Area’s News Station’s Vicki Liviakis. The 800 number in the video was used as part of the live show. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a consultation appointment, please call (925) 943-6353, or use the contact form on the left side of this page.
This breast augmentation video includes information about:
Some common, and uncommon, questions about breast augmentation
Breast implant deflation and the treatment
Other topics listed in more detail below
Bay Area Breast Augmentation
When considering Breast Augmentation, it is important to consider breast implant selection, breast augmentation surgery and breast augmentation revision.
Bay Area Breast Implant Selection
Today’s breast implants now come with options. The size, shape and filler can all be varied. It is important to have a good idea of what you want out of your breast augmentation, so that the best options can be selected for you. The most important decision, is your desired size. The size of your breast implants will depend on the size you currently are, your body type and your desired goal size. More information is available in the San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog regarding Breast Implant Options.
Bay Area Breast Augmentation Surgery
Options also exist regarding how to insert breast implants.
Periareolar – Around the lower border of the areola below the nipple
InfraMammary – In or just above the natural crease beneath the breasts
Axillary – in the armpit
Umbilical – TransUmbilcal Breast Augmentation (TUBA)
At some time in the future, your breast augmentation may require a tune-up. Breast augmentation revision surgery is one of my specialties. A common reason to revise breast augmentation is to change sizes. Most commonly, this is done to increase the size of the breast implants, but occasionally the implant volumes are reduced.
Breast implants can sometimes deflate, and may require replacement. Replacing a deflated breast implant is another common breast augmentation revision surgery. It also gives us the opportunity to make adjustments to the size, or other issues that may have been present before the deflation.
Breast implants tend to stay soft, but if capsular contracture occurs, the breast may become firm. Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery, like a capsulectomy or capsulotomy, can restore the softness to the breast. These types of procedures modify the scar that makes up the wall of the implants’ pocket. This scar serves an important roll in keeping the implant in its proper position. If the scar becomes tight, it can cause asymmetry.
Finding the Right Breast Augmentation Surgeon
If you are considering breast augmentation, be certain to review the benefits, and the risks, with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon like myself, as part of your breast augmentation consultation appointment. If you have developed problems with your breast implants, a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is the best first step toward finding relief.
Additional Information on Cosmetic Breast Enhancement
Cirugia Plastica San Francisco, Dr. Joseph Mele, MD, FACS, Cirujano Plastico
Estimados Pacientes y Lectores de Mi Blog,
Tengo el agrado de anunciar el lanzamiento de mi nuevo sitio www.CirugiaPlasticaSanFrancisco.com TOTALMENTE EN ESPAÑOL! Soy conciente que usted quizás lee perfectamente en Ingles (además de Español), pero me pareció importante agregar este servicio a mi practica, como una manera de mejor atender a la comunidad Hispana. Aqui podrá encontrar todo lo último sobre cirugía plástica para mujeres y hombres Latinos en el área de la Bahía de San Francisco.
En www.CirugiaPlasticaSanFrancisco.com puede encontrar información muy útil acerca de cada uno de los procedimientos que realizamos. Espero que esto lo ayude a decidir con mas claridad cual es el procedimiento mas apropiado para usted.
Por supuesto, si tiene alguna pregunta al respecto no dude en llamar a mi oficina (925) 943-6353, donde un asistente totalmente bilingüe (Español – Ingles) le atenderá en el idioma de su preferencia.
Dr. Joseph Mele appears on KRON4's Body Beautiful.
To celebrate the debut of the new San Francisco Breast dot com (SanFranciscoBreast.com), a site dedicated to cosmetic breast surgery for the San Francisco Bay Area, I will be dedicating my appearance on Monday’s Body Beautiful on KRON4 to the breast. Breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reductions, breast implant revisions, everything related to enhancing the breasts is open for discussion.
Body Beautiful is broadcast live at 11:00 AM on KRON4, so tune in and phone in with your breast questions. Whether you have had breast surgery, or are considering it, the show will cover a variety of topics. For a preview of what’s in store visit SanFranciscoBreast.com.
What’s new in Breast Enhancement Surgery?
The new web site is a comprehensive and authoritative review of the latest techniques in aesthetic breast surgery. Located in the San Francisco East Bay Area city of Walnut Creek, Plastic Surgeon, Joseph Mele, has lent his years of experience, and breast expertise, to this free patient education resource. The site is illustrated with graphics, videos and before and after pictures, and there is more to come. The list of topics covered is long and includes:
I look forward to hearing from you on Monday. If you will not be able to watch KRON4 at 11 AM on Monday, December 13, 2010, and you have a question you want answered, you can send your question via the contact form to the left. I will send you a personal response, and perhaps your question will be answered live during Body Beautiful.
The United States, population 310,872,000, is home to about 4.51% of the world’s population, and 18.5% of the world’s plastic surgeons. Part of the reason is that the US has the resources to train more plastic surgeons. While plastic surgeons are the driving force behind advancements in cosmetic plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery accounts for more then half of all the surgical procedures that plastic surgeons perform. The most common plastic surgery is removal and reconstruction for skin cancer, especially here in sunny California.
The San Francisco Bay Area has been home to three separate training programs, and as a result, we live in one of the most concentrated collections of plastic surgeons on the planet. Most plastic surgeons practice within 90 miles of where they trained. I fall into this majority. I completed my plastic surgery fellowship in San Francisco and practice in the East Bay Area city of Walnut Creek. In fact, my plastic surgery office is located 5 miles from where I was raised.
Here are some other plastic surgery facts derived from ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS and world population data:
The top ten countries by number of plastic surgeons are:
United States with 5700 Plastic Surgeons
China with 4250 Plastic Surgeons
Brazil with 3824 Plastic Surgeons
India with 2000 Plastic Surgeons
Mexico with 1518 Plastic Surgeons
Japan with 1438 Plastic Surgeons
South Korea with 1277 Plastic Surgeons
Germany with 863 Plastic Surgeons
Turkey with 700 Plastic Surgeons
Spain with 567 Plastic Surgeons
China has one plastic surgeon for every 300,000 citizens.
The countries above, collectively average one plastic surgeon for every 100,000 citizens.
The United States has one plastic surgeon for every 50,000 citizens.
San Francisco has one plastic surgeon for every 13,000 citizens.
Walnut Creek has one plastic surgeon for every 4500 citizens.
Beverly Hills has one plastic surgeon for every 500 citizens.
San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery Patients
If you are a San Francisco plastic surgery patient, or are considering plastic surgery, congratulations. You live in one of the best places on Earth to get safe and predictable plastic surgery.