Category: Capsular Contracture

San Francisco Breast 2.0 Enhancement (Augmentation, Lift and Reduction)

July 09, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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For information about Breast Augmentation, Breast Lifts, Breast Reduction (for women and men) or other specified Breast Enhancement procedures, SanFranciscoBreast.com has been completely updated. This update includes new content, and it is illustrated with new breast enhancement videos and more before and after pictures. In addition, the fresh content is wrapped in a new skin, improving navigation for the small screen and the desktop alike.

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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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Breast Augmentation SF Bay Area with Breast Implants

April 09, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Breast Implants are used both to provide a larger bust and to augment the natural contours of the breast. The primary goal is to improve body proportions and the fit of clothing and bathing suits. Breast Implants can help when the breasts have always been small; however, the loss of breast volume after childbirth is another common reason for Breast Augmentation.

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What is Breast Implant Capsular Contracture?

February 20, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure year after year. Breast Implants enlarge small breasts, whether you were born with small breast, lost breast volume with weight loss or your children have sucked the life out of your breasts. Capsular Contracture can interfere with good results, but before I explain what Capsular Contracture is, I need to discuss Breast Augmentation, the breast implant pocket and normal healing.

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Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery SF Bay Area

January 02, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Breast Revision Surgery is any surgery on the breasts to repair or improve the appearance of a previous Breast Augmentation. The urgency ranges from completely elective to an emergency. It can be caused by aging, pregnancy, changes in weight, changes in goals or changes caused by the breast implants themselves. Some of the more common reasons for Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery are covered in the video and text below.

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Breast Implant Revision Surgery – SF Bay Area

March 21, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

The FDA requires plastic surgeons to notify their patients that Breast Implants, like most implanted medical devices, are not “lifetime devices.” This means your Breast Augmentation may wear out before you do. On the other hand, there is no expiration date on a Breast Implant. Despite what you may read on the Internet, Breast Implants do not need to be replaced every ten years, though about a fourth of women with Breast Implants will have Breast Implant Revision Surgery in the ten years after their Breast Augmentation.

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Breast Implant Revision Bay Area | San Francisco Breast Aug Revision

April 19, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

As Breast Augmentation becomes more and more common, the need for Breast Augmentation Revision also increases. Breast Implants are not “life-time devices,” and the reasons for Breast Implant Revision Surgery vary. Why Have Breast Implant Revision Surgery? There are many reasons for Breast Revision Surgery, and it is much more common after Breast Reconstruction Surgery […]

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Breast Implant Revision Surgery San Francisco Bay Area | Breast Augmentation Revision Walnut Creek, CA

October 05, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Augmentation remains the most popular Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedure performed in the US year after year. According to the FDA, Breast Implants are not considered lifetime devices. Breast implants may require maintenance, with as many as 25% percent of women with breast implants having Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery by 10 years post-op. With breast […]

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Breast Augmentation Revision – San Francisco Bay Area – Capsular Contracture

November 10, 2012 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Capsular Contracture is treated with either release of the capsule (capsulotomy) or removal of the capsule (capsulectomy). A Capsulotomy allows the capsule to expand, resulting in a softer breast augmentation. A capsulotomy can also be performed selectively in cases of malposition, to move the breast implant back into the proper position. Capsulotomy works best for thin, tight capsules.

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