Category: Facial Augmentation

Chin Augmentation SF Bay Area (Chin Implants)

April 01, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Chin Augmentation is the most popular Facial Plastic Surgery that uses an implant. For men and women with small “weak” chin’s, A Chin Implant can completely change the way we feel about our face. This post includes a video segment from Body Beautiful with Board Certified San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Joseph Mele, discussing Chin Enhancement with Chin Implants and other complementary procedures.

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SF Plastic Surgery Discussed Live Today on KRON 4

March 08, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Board Certified San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Joseph Mele, MD, FACS, will be discussing cosmetic plastic surgery, live at noon today (8 March 2017) on KRON 4. Topics include: Breast Augmentation (breast implants), Gynecomastia Reduction (male breast reduction), Arm Lifts (brachioplasty) and Chin Augmentation (chin implants), but you never know what will come up on live television.

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Ralph Millard, Cleft Lips, Double Eyelid Surgery & Korean Plastic Surgery

January 27, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Dr. Millard contributed to Plastic Surgery in many ways with both his general principles and his specific techniques for everything from Cleft Lip repair to Double Eyelid Surgery. So why is he credited / blamed for the current explosion in Korean Plastic Surgery?

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Plastic Surgery Principles – Changes Over The Last 500 Years

January 22, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The Principles and Art of Plastic Surgery began in 1564 with famous French barber surgeon Ambroise Pare, and were refined by greats like Sir Harold Gillies and D. Ralph Millard. Dr. Millard contributed in many ways with his principles and techniques for everything from Cleft Lip repair to Double Eyelid Surgery.

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Chin and Neck Enhancement | Facial Plastic Surgery | San Francisco Bay Area

January 09, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The secret to excellent Neck Contouring results is selecting the procedure that is right for your neck. There are many procedures which can be used to improve the profile of the neck, and searching them all on the Internet can be confusing. Let a qualified and experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon be your guide.

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Fat Grafting and Breast Augmentation – Part 3 of 3

March 12, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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I am very excited about how Fat Grafting is literally shaping cosmetic surgery. It is an important procedure, and there are aspects of fat grafting that make it very appealing for selective patients and selective procedure. We don’t know yet everything Fat Grafting can offer. On the other hand, it is not a panacea, and more research is needed for large volume fat grafting, especially to the breasts. Some proponents of fat grafting may read this post as negative, because I do list many of the problems with Fat Grafting. I am a fan of the cautious use of Fat Grafting, but overall, I have tried to keep objective.

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Fat Grafting and Breast Augmentation – Part 2 of 3

March 06, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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For routine Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants are still superior to fat grafting. Fat grafting has been an option since long before Breast Implants were invented in the early 1960’s. Did you know that the poor results achieved with previous methods of Breast Enhancement was why breast implants were invented? Over 50 years ago, breast implants quickly replaced all other techniques, because of their enhanced safety and predictability.

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Fat Grafting and Breast Augmentation – Part 1 of 3

February 28, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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In 1893, Gustav Adolf Neuber reported the use of small fat grafts to fill in a soft tissue depression on a 20-year-old man’s face. Neuber mentioned he had less success when he tried to use larger grafts, saying that “grafts larger than an almond would not give good results”. This is still true today, as larger fat grafts cannot establish a blood supply fast enough to survive the transplantation.

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Chin Augmentation with Chin Implants – SF Bay Area

October 23, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The most common way to enlarge the chin is with a Chin Implant. This type of Chin Augmentation provides predictable enhancement of the chin, without changing the jaw itself. The following Chin Augmentation Video is from KRON 4’s Body Beautiful. In this segment, I review Chin Implants and provide several examples including Chin Augmentation Before and After Pictures.

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