Category: Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

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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Mommy Makeover SF Bay Area

December 26, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Every Mommy Makeover includes enhancement of both the belly and the breasts. The most common combination is Breast Augmentation with a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty). Other options for the breasts include: Breast Lifts, Breast Reduction and other Breast Enhancement combinations. For the belly Liposuction or Mini Tummy Tucks may be selected. The combination best for you depends on what you need, tempered by safety and predictability. More information is also available on http://www.drmele.com/mommy-makeover.html .

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Tummy Tuck SF Bay Area Abdominoplasty

October 31, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The Tummy Tuck remains one of my most frequently performed cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, and one of my favorites. Plastic Surgeons have to be a bit obsessive to get the very best results. The Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, gives us the ability to not only remove fat, like Liposuction, and remove extra skin like a panniculectomy, but also allows a Plastic Surgeon to tighten the abdominal wall muscles. Tightening the abdominal muscles is the only way to tighten the foundation of the abdominal wall and obtain the flattest possible results.

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Mini Tummy Tucks (Mini Abdominoplasty) SF Bay Area

July 02, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

When is a Mini Tummy Tuck enough? It’s a question I answer every day. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery options for Abdominal Rejuvenation range from Liposuction to Tummy Tuck, with the Mini Tummy Tuck covering some of the middle ground. Unlike Liposuction alone, the Mini Abdominoplasty can tighten the skin and muscle wall of the lower abdomen. But a Mini Tummy Tuck doesn’t do everything a Tummy Tuck can, and it’s important to know the benefits, as well as the limitations, before proceeding.

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Mommy Makeovers SF Bay Area

May 07, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Mommy Makeovers are a combination of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that enhance, or repair, the breasts and belly. Since both areas take a hit with pregnancy, it is most commonly performed for mommies, but Mommy Makeover procedures are also performed after weight loss. Post Bariatric Surgery patients often have loose skin on their breasts and bellies, among other areas, so Mommy Makeovers are performed men too sometimes.

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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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Liposuction or Tummy Tuck SF Bay Area?

February 14, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The question of Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck is one I get every week. In fact, this week the discussion of the differences between Liposuction and Full Abominoplasty and Mini Tummy Tucks was had at least ten times. Liposuction, Tummy Tucks and Mini Abdominoplasties are not interchangeable. Each has specific indications, advantages and limitations, and they are discussed below…

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