Category: Facial Augmentation

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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Lip Augmentation SF Bay Area Lip Enhancement

April 18, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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From the Bay Area’s News Station, KRON 4’s, Body Beautiful, host Janelle Marie and I discusses the non-surgical and the surgical methods currently available for Lip Enhancement. While fillers are quick and convenient, the do require maintenance and periodic touch-ups. Surgical alternatives can provide longer lasting results; however, the recovery is longer.

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Body and Facial Plastic Surgery on KRON 4’s Body Beautiful

March 08, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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This Wednesday, March 11, at 11 AM, host Janelle Marie and I will be discussing Lip Augmentation, Otoplasty, Breast Implant Revision Surgery and Male Breast (Gynecomastia) Reduction on Body Beautiful, from the new KRON 4 studios in San Francisco.

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