Category: Fat Grafting

Top Plastic Surgery Procedures – SF Bay Area

March 05, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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This week the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) published the United States’ national Plastic Surgery Statistics for 2016. It is always interesting to me to how the national statistics correlate with my own Cosmetic Plastic Surgery practice here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Last year, the correlation was pretty close.

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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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U.S. Plastic Surgery Statistics – 2014

March 14, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Americans have spent more than 12 billion dollars during each of the last two calendar years on surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. While nonsurgical procedures out number surgical procedures in number, surgical procedures accounted for 60% of the total expenditures.

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Face Lifts & Neck Lifts on SF Bay Area’s KRON 4 Body Beautiful

January 31, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

The Face Lift is the apex of Facial Plastic Surgery. Board Certified, San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Joseph Mele, MD, FACS, discusses the latest options for facial age management including: Face Lifts, Neck Lifts, Mini Face Lifts, Dermal Grafts, Dermal Fillers, Chemical Peels and more.

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Brazilian Butt Lifts in the SF Bay Area | Buttocks Augmentation

January 10, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The Brazilian Butt Lift has come to the SF Bay Area. More patients are requesting that the fat removed with Liposuction be transplanted into their buttocks to provide them with a more shapely contour. What is the Brazilian Butt Lift? The Brazilian Butt Lift is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that is used to restore […]

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Body Beautiful – Facelifts, Eyelid Lifts, Tummy Tucks and Brazilian Butt Lifts

December 06, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The new KRON studio goes live in the next few days, and I hear it’s as beautiful as it is state-of-the-art, but that will be seen next episode. This week’s Body Beautiful will be one of the last shows broadcasted from the old KRON 4 studios. I’ll be talking about Facelifts, Eyelid Lifts, Tummy Tucks and Brazilian Butt Lifts.

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