Category: Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

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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The Benefits of Tummy Tucks

August 01, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The Tummy Tuck, also known as Abdominoplasty, is a great procedure for firming up a loose belly. The procedure tightens loose skin and muscle, removes disproportionate fat from the lower abdomen and results in a belly with more tone and less laxity. The cosmetic results are obvious, but did you know there can be medical benefits too?

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Video Presentation Bay Area

July 11, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Many specifics need to be reviewed to determine the best course of treatment for abdominal rejuvenation, and all of them are important. If I had to choose one, the most important factor is skin tone. If your skin tone is good (tight) and there are localized areas of fat in the abdominal wall or sides, then the indicator needle on the plastic surgery procedure meter points more toward Liposuction. On the other hand, if your skin is loose or redundant (folding over), especially if the underlying muscles are lax (commonly seen after weight loss or pregnancy), then the needle moves to Tummy Tuck.

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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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