Category: Breast Reduction

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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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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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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Gynecomastia Reduction SF Bay Area (Man Boobs)

September 17, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Man Boobs can affect men at every stage of life. All men are all born with them, due to the effects or maternal estrogen on the male breasts. This usually resolves in a few months, but can persist. The most common timing of Gynecomastia is during adolescence. With puberty comes hormone surges that can lead to Male Breast Development. The problem impacts about two-thirds of young men. For half these men, the swelling resolves over a year or two. For about one third of men, the breast tissue persists, and can become tender, annoying and embarrassing. Some men will not develop Moobs (Man Boobs) until later in life, and often as a side-effect of medications.

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Body Beautiful On KRON4 Wednesday At Noon – Live

September 04, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Attention Plastic Surgery Television viewers. Body Beautiful will be broadcast live on KRON4 this Wednesday, September 7, 2016, At Noon – Live. So tune-in to get the latest Plastic Surgery News, and see if I get it right on the first take. Plastic Surgery Topics Will Include… This week’s show will be thirty minutes packed […]

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Male Breast Reduction – Gynecomastia Surgery – SF Bay Area

August 20, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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More men are having Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. Since starting my practice in 1997, the number of cosmetic procedures performed among men has increased over 325%, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Liposuction remains the number one requested procedure; however Male Breast Reduction, or Gynecomastia Reduction, has the fastest growth rate.

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Rio, Ivo and passing the Plastic Surgery Torch

August 13, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Olympic cauldron was lit at the Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016. One of torch bearers on this the final day was Brazilian Plastic Surgeon, Ivo Pitanguy. Dr. Pitanguy was as much a national symbol of Brazil’s excellence in Plastic Surgery as he was a hero for his care of many of the victims of the The Niterói Circus Fire. , 70% of the approximately 3000 in the audience were children. He credits this experience with teaching him that for many, physical appearance was critical to living. The day after helping light the Olympic Torch, his own light extinguished. At the age of 93, he suffered a fatal heart attack at his home in Rio de Janeiro.

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10 Years of Body Beautiful on KRON 4 – The SF Bay Area’s News Station

June 04, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Dr. Mele discusses Breast Lifts (Mastopexy), Breast Reductions (Reduction Mammoplasty), Arm Lifts (Brachioplasty) and Mini Tummy Tucks (Mini Abdominoplasty) LIVE next Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at noon on the Bay Area’s News Station, KRON 4’s Body Beautiful.

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Breast Lift or Big Breast Implants? | SF Bay Area

April 23, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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When a patient asks me, “Do you think I need a Breast Lift or could I obtain good results with just a large Breast Implants?”, I know I have some explaining to do. It’s a common misconception that larger breast implants can lift the breasts, but in reality, Breast Augmentation and Mastopexy (Breast Lift) are two completely different, but complementary procedures.

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