Category: Plastic Surgery Societies

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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2015 Plastic Surgery Statistics

March 20, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The numbers are in and America, you like Plastic Surgery. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has released the data collected for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery performed in 2015, and the number of cosmetic procedures performed has increased eight-fold since I started my San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery practice in 1997.

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Woman Gets Life for Buttocks Injections

September 06, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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If you are considering any cosmetic procedure, take the time to find a well trained and experienced surgeon in your area who shows his dedication to his or her field by achieving Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. On the other hand, if you are having plastic surgery in a house, an apartment or a hotel room, rather than an accredited surgery center or hospital, you can bet you have wandered far from your best option.

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San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Joseph Mele

July 05, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Diablo Magazine‘s Best of the East Bay is out this month. This years edition features the best people, places and things to do in the East San Francisco Bay Area. This year’s people include Golden State Warriors’ point guard, Steph Curry, and Sharknado director Anthony C. Ferrante. Look for Dr. Joseph Mele’s profile in this edition too.

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ASAPS takes New York (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)

April 19, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Last year, I was a clinical investigator for a novel scar treatment manufactured by Neodyne Biosciences.The product, Embrace, was launched last weekend, at the ASAPS metting in New York City. Embace is new silicone dressing specifically designed to shield an incision from stress and improve the appearance of the scar.

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Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

March 31, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Once upon a time, Board Certification was a lifetime distinction, but this is no longer true. Now, Board Certification requires maintenance of certification. Every year, the American Board of Plastic Surgery requires Board Certified Plastic Surgeons to submit to a review of their practice. Board Certified for Life For the American Board of Plastic Surgery, […]

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Who is Qualified to do Plastic Surgery?

February 09, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Any licensed physician can call himself or herself a cosmetic surgeon, so the importance of finding a properly trained and certified provider is paramount. The goal of this post is help patients looking for a qualified plastic surgeon know what to ask and how to check on their prospective doctor. I encourage everyone considering cosmetic plastic surgery to spend as much time researching their doctor as their procedure.

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It’s Not All Boobs – Plastic Surgery Contributions

February 01, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Since the invention of Reality(less) TV, plastic surgery has received its share of exposure over the last decade. The best known prime time incarnation, ABC’s Extreme Makeover, debuted in 2002. Unlike most its spawn, the show did obtain approval from the American Society of Plastic Surgery, but the emphasis was on the extreme end of […]

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