Category: Post-Bariatric Surgery (After Weight Loss)

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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Arm Lifts – No Arm No Foul | SF Bay Area Brachioplasty

June 25, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Brachioplasty literally means arm changing. The ideal candidate is healthy with a large amount of loose redundant upper arm skin. Sometimes called Bat Wings, this skin excess is not amenable to exercise, and further weight loss only exacerbates the problem. There is no skin shrinking ray to correct the problem, so the options are often either an Arm Lift or to live with it.

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Thigh Lifts (Thighplasty) SF Bay Area

December 19, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

The Thigh Lift is a specialized cometic surgery that specifically tightens loose thigh skin. Also know as a thighplasty, the thigh lift can provide the finishing touch after weight loss. This is not a procedure that should be routinely performed for thigh skin that is a little loose. It is meant to remove redundant skin, and works best when the inner thigh skin looks less like a skin suit and more like skin drapery.

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Tummy Tucks, Breast Enhancement and Mommy Makeovers in the SF Bay Area

January 03, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Mommy Makeovers are a combination of procedures that restore what pregnancy can take away. Pregnancy can be hard on breasts and bellies, so the most common combination for a Mommy Makeover is Breast Augmentation with a Tummy Tuck.

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Abdominoplasty San Francisco Bay Area (Tummy Tuck) – Part 4 of 4

May 08, 2011 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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San Francisco Bay Area Tummy Tuck patients learned the latest in body contouring on Body Beautiful with host Vicki Liviakis. My recent KRON 4 appearance reveals how Tummy Tucks can help after weight loss and childbirth. By removing disproportionate fat and repairing loose abdominal skin and muscle laxity you can have a rejuvenated belly.

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Abdominoplasty San Francisco Bay Area (Tummy Tuck) – Part 2 of 4

April 23, 2011 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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I recently appeared on Body Beautiful, and San Francisco Bay Area Tummy Tuck patients learned what’s new in body contouring. If you have lost weight, had a baby or have stubborn bulges of fat, cosmetic plastic surgery may be right for you. Hear the latest about Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Mini Abdominoplasty (Mini Tummy Tucks) and Liposuction on the San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog.

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Tummy Tuck Bay Area | Abdominoplasty San Francisco

March 11, 2011 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is the work horse of abdominal rejuvenation, and the gold standard to which every other abdominal tightening procedure is compared. The procedure allows not only for tightening the abdominal skin, but the removal of excess fat and tightening of the muscles of the abdominal wall. This muscle tightening provides a tighter foundation on which to build your new tummy.

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