Category: Rhinoplasty (Nasal Surgery)

Bogus Plastic Surgeons – Buyer Beware

November 28, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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A well trained, experienced practitioner will be up-front and honest about their training and abilities, but those who are not honest may be even more convincing. You need to do your homework. Use the links above to confirm what you are being told. If it does not fit, do not commit.

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2015 Plastic Surgery Statistics

March 20, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The numbers are in and America, you like Plastic Surgery. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has released the data collected for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery performed in 2015, and the number of cosmetic procedures performed has increased eight-fold since I started my San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery practice in 1997.

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How to Help Your Face – San Francisco Bay Area

January 24, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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If we are lucky, Facial Aging is something we all experience. It can present as changes in skin tone or coloration, fine lines or deeper wrinkles and even loose or saggy skin happens if we stick around long enough. While Facial Aging cannot be altogether prevented, how you look is influenced by how you treat your skin. Some daily activities help while others hinder time’s effects.

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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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Facial Augmentation – Chin, Cheek and Nasal Implants | San Francisco Bay Area

July 19, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

There are many types of Facial Implants. The most common facial implants are chin implants, cheek implants and nasal implants. Like us, they come in many shapes and sizes. This allows Board Certified Plastic Surgeons to select the implant that is most harmonious with your face.

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Adult Plastic Surgery San Francisco Bay Area

August 24, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Last week’s article entitled How Young is too Young for Plastic Surgery? generated a lot of interest in how plastic surgery trends by age. Many of you wanted to know how the types of procedures change as we age. While the previous post details the cosmetic plastic surgery procedures most frequently performed for those less than 30-years-old, this post continues from there and identifies cosmetic surgery procedures performed on those of us who are 30 and over.

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The Top 5 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures

March 08, 2012 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Overall Americans had 13.8 million cosmetic procedures in 2011. The majority of these were minimally invasive procedures with the neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport) and dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and Radiesse) accounting for the majority of treatments. 1.6 million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in 2011. Breast Augmentation remains the number one choice while the Facelift and Tummy Tuck are essentially tied fifth.

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Rhinoplasty (Nasal Surgery) San Francisco Bay Area (Cosmetic Nose Job) Part 4 of 4

June 12, 2011 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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So what is the latest in Rhinoplasty Walnut Creek? San Francisco Bay Area plastic surgery patients want to know. I explore the topic with an eye on history because new nasal surgery techniques come and go, but the truly great ideas persist. The basics of the “modern” rhinoplasty have been around for centuries; however, the […]

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Rhinoplasty (Nasal Surgery) San Francisco Bay Area (Cosmetic Nose Job) Part 3 of 4

June 05, 2011 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Rhinoplasty (nose jobs) have evolved since the early descriptions by Sushruta. I giant leap forward was made in the 16th century by Italian surgeon Gaspare Tagliacozzi. Tagliacozzi championed the Italian Method of Plastic Surgery, and made the procedure more practical. His ideology is documented in De Curtorum Chirurgia per Insitionem Libri Duo, published in 1597. Professor Tagliacozzi also provided us with one on my favorite plastic surgery quotes:

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