Category: Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

Facial Augmentation – Chin, Cheek and Nasal Implants | San Francisco Bay Area

July 19, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

There are many types of Facial Implants. The most common facial implants are chin implants, cheek implants and nasal implants. Like us, they come in many shapes and sizes. This allows Board Certified Plastic Surgeons to select the implant that is most harmonious with your face.

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Male Plastic Surgery – Happy Father’s Day

June 14, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Since I opened my San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery office in 1997, the demand for Plastic Surgery Procedures has increased almost 300%. Both surgical and nonsurgical procedures have improved and advanced over the last 17 years. Women account for 90% of all plastic surgery patients, but men have kept up their demand, too. Plastic […]

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Beauty Motivates Teens

March 01, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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In trying to prevent sun damage, testing showed the difference in knowledge scores between the study groups was not significant. So both groups retained the same amount of factual information. However, only the appearance-based video motivated a change in behavior. The appearance-based group applied sunscreen at significantly greater frequencies compared with the health-based group

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Facelift San Francisco Bay Area | Rhytidectomy Walnut Creek, CA

September 21, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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On this episode of Body Beautiful with Dr. Joseph Mele, Facial Rejuvenation is discussed. Many of today’s latest options fro restoring a more youthful face where reviewed including: facelifts, eyelid lifts, cheek implants and other tricks to reduce facial wrinkles, jowls and sagging neck skin.

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Adult Plastic Surgery San Francisco Bay Area

August 24, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Last week’s article entitled How Young is too Young for Plastic Surgery? generated a lot of interest in how plastic surgery trends by age. Many of you wanted to know how the types of procedures change as we age. While the previous post details the cosmetic plastic surgery procedures most frequently performed for those less than 30-years-old, this post continues from there and identifies cosmetic surgery procedures performed on those of us who are 30 and over.

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The Top 5 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures

March 08, 2012 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Overall Americans had 13.8 million cosmetic procedures in 2011. The majority of these were minimally invasive procedures with the neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport) and dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and Radiesse) accounting for the majority of treatments. 1.6 million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in 2011. Breast Augmentation remains the number one choice while the Facelift and Tummy Tuck are essentially tied fifth.

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Rhytidectomy (Facelift) San Francisco – Part 4 of 4

July 24, 2010 Joseph A. Mele, MD

In the last few decades, plastic surgery has moved from a secretive, back door affair, to main street, and the Facelift (Rhytidectomy) is no exception. Mini-facelifts and “weekend facelifts” like the Lifestyle Lift®, QuickLift™ are household words, and nothing says mainstream more than a brand name, late night informercial, but has it gone too far? […]

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