2017 BI-ALCL Update (Breast Implant Associated – Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma)

February 26, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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It’s been about six months since the last San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog Breast Implant Associated – Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BI-ALCL) update. Recently, more information on the subject has become available, and it is about to be published. One article is from the United States, and the other is a global review of what is known to date. Both were recently e-published, ahead of print in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ (ASPS) journal, “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.” Here are the latest facts…

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Breast Augmentation and Pregnancy

February 12, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Augmentation and pregnancy, the combination is the source of many questions in my San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery Clinic. The questions center around a few themes: timing, breast feeding and how do breasts change. In this post, I review some of the details worth considering when seeking Breast Augmentation.

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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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Breast Augmentation Breast Lift Combined (Mastopexy Augmentation) SF Bay Area

December 10, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Excellent Breast Enhancement is about obtaining the right size and the right shape. If your breast shape is good, more volume is all that is needed, and Breast Augmentation is usually enough to get the results you are looking for. However, when breasts are the wrong shape, bigger is not always better. For congenital deformities like Poland’s Syndrome or Tubular Breasts a Breast Implant alone is often not enough. A Breast Lift is added to reshape the breast mound and relocate the misplaced nipple.

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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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Breast Augmentation Recovery – SF Bay Area

November 07, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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After Breast Augmentation, there is a period of recovery, and it is something that should be discussed as part of the initial consultation to see how the procedure fits in your schedule and activities. This San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog post discusses recovery from the first few days, through when you can back to normal.

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Breast Implant Revision Video – SF Bay Area

September 11, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Breast Augmentation Revision is a specialty unto itself. It includes any Breast Implant Revision for breast implant replacement, deflation or for a change in size or style. Other reasons for Breast Augmentation Revision include correction of capsular contracture and breast implant malposition like bottoming out, symmastia (uniboob), lateral displacement and double bubble.

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Body Beautiful On KRON4 Wednesday At Noon – Live

September 04, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Attention Plastic Surgery Television viewers. Body Beautiful will be broadcast live on KRON4 this Wednesday, September 7, 2016, At Noon – Live. So tune-in to get the latest Plastic Surgery News, and see if I get it right on the first take. Plastic Surgery Topics Will Include… This week’s show will be thirty minutes packed […]

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