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UC Davis Picnic Day 2017

April 23, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Picnic Day – If you attended the University of California Davis, you know what I am talking about. The 103-year-old campus-wide open house marches on in 2017.

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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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Arm Lift San Francisco Bay Area (Brachioplasty)

March 26, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Excess arm skin can be uncomfortable both physically and emotionally. The arm lift, or brachioplasty, removes excess skin from the upper arm. This Arm Lift Video presentation reviews many of the frequently asked questions and illustrates the possible results with expertly narrated Brachioplasty before and after pictures. All arm lift before and after photos are actual patients of Dr. Joseph Mele, San Francisco Bay Area Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Walnut Creek, CA.

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Male Breast Reduction | Gynecomastia San Francisco Bay Area

March 20, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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About two-thirds of men develop breast buds during puberty, and for half of them, it does not go away. Gynecomastia causes fullness and feminization of the male chest and is something that only surgery can correct. Dr. Joseph Mele is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in Male Breast Reduction or Gynecomastia Reduction. This Gynecomastia Video segment aired live on the Bay Area’s News Station, KRON 4, and discusses the procedure and reviews examples of Gynecomastia before and after pictures.

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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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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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Top 100 Plastic Surgery Blogs – SF Plastic Surgery Blog

March 01, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog received the Top 100 Plastic Surgery Blogs on the web award. I am honored and humbled to be listed among the largest and most active Plastic Surgery Blogs on the Internet. Honorees include blogs from corporations, news organizations, public discussion boards, national plastic surgery societies, international blogs and a good number of Board Certified Plastics Surgeons covering the United States from coast to coast.

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2017 BI-ALCL Update (Breast Implant Associated – Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma)

February 26, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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It’s been about six months since the last San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog Breast Implant Associated – Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BI-ALCL) update. Recently, more information on the subject has become available, and it is about to be published. One article is from the United States, and the other is a global review of what is known to date. Both were recently e-published, ahead of print in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ (ASPS) journal, “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.” Here are the latest facts…

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