Category: Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

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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Tummy Tuck SF Bay Area (Abdominoplasty)

January 09, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

After Weight Loss, the belly often does not spring back into its original shape. The fat will go away, but skin and the abdominal muscles remain loose and redundant. They are stretched by the excess fat, and over time this over-stretching becomes permanent.

Loose Skin can remain unsightly, and lax muscle allows the abdominal contents to push the belly out. Both these problems rarely respond well to diet and exercise. Loose skin and Over-stretched Muscles cause unsightly bulges. Well after the excess pounds are lost, these continue to effect how we look and feel about our body, even in clothing.

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Body Beautiful This Saturday on KRON 4 the SF Bay Area’s News Station

December 11, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The latest installment of Body Beautiful will air tomorrow, December 12, 2015, at 11:00 AM on the San Francisco Bay Area’s News Station KRON 4, channel 4. Topics will include: Thigh Lifts (Thighplasty), Gynecomastia Reduction (Male Breast Reduction), Breast Augmentation Revision (Breast Implant Revision Surgery) and Tummy Tucks (Abdominoplasty).

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Kim K Mommy Makeover News – SF Bay Area

November 28, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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With pregnancy, the breasts enlarge in preparation for breast feeding and shrink when lactation ends. This often leaves the breasts smaller and deflated, so Breast Augmentation and Breast Lifts are very commonly used in Mommy Makeovers. Sometimes, however, the breast enlarge and stay large. In this situation, a Breast Reduction may be a better choice. Even when a healthy weight is maintained, the belly has to stretch to accommodate the baby’s development. After delivery, the abdominal skin and muscles may not shrink back to their pre-pregnancy weight. This is why the Tummy Tuck is the most common body shaping half of the Mommy Makeover. Mini Tummy Tucks and Liposuction can also be used when the body has partially bounced back.

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Mommy Makeovers | Breast and Belly Enhancement | SF Bay Area

October 04, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

The Mommy Makeover has become the most popular combination Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. The procedure addresses the two areas that women complain about most after childbirth: the belly and the breasts. While Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation is the most popular combination, many variations exist.

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Tummy Tuck Options | SF Bay Area

September 12, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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A Tummy Tuck may be the perfect fit for your tummy tightening needs, but sometimes less is more, like when Liposuction or a Mini Tummy Tuck will do the job. Other times more is more, like doing a Mommy Makeover to a combine belly and breast rejuvenation, or in case of a Fleur-de-Lis Tummy Tuck after massive weight loss. It’s good to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has experience with all your Belly Flattening options.

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