Category: Smoking and Plastic Surgery

Vaping And Cosmetic Plastic Surgery | E-Cigarettes | SF Bay Area

January 15, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Three of the most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedures are Face Lifts, Breast Reductions and Tummy Tucks. The risks of wound healing problems are six times higher after these procedures for smokers when compared to non-smokers. As a result, most plastic surgeons recommend stopping smoking a minimum of four weeks before and after any procedure that involves moving skin.

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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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Are You a Good Candidate for Plastic Surgery?

May 02, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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I read a funny editorial this morning. The title, Immediately Everything Was Wrong, and the author, Conan O’Brien, caught my eye. It was written in honor of David Letterman’s final season. The full article is here: “Immediately Everything Was Wrong” Immediately Everything Was Wrong One of the most frequently asked questions I get in my […]

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