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 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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Bogus Breast Implants – PIP President Goes To Jail

August 28, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Poly Implant Protheses, PIP for short, had their Breast Implants banned in 2010, after it was revealed that industrial grade silicone was being used, rather than the medical grade silicone that has passed safety tests for use in a human body. Plastic surgeon were aware there was a problem long before this, because the PIP Breast Implants leaked about ten times as often as FDA approved breast implants.

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Breast Augmentation SF Bay Area with Breast Implants

April 09, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Breast Implants are used both to provide a larger bust and to augment the natural contours of the breast. The primary goal is to improve body proportions and the fit of clothing and bathing suits. Breast Implants can help when the breasts have always been small; however, the loss of breast volume after childbirth is another common reason for Breast Augmentation.

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What is Breast Implant Capsular Contracture?

February 20, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure year after year. Breast Implants enlarge small breasts, whether you were born with small breast, lost breast volume with weight loss or your children have sucked the life out of your breasts. Capsular Contracture can interfere with good results, but before I explain what Capsular Contracture is, I need to discuss Breast Augmentation, the breast implant pocket and normal healing.

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Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery SF Bay Area

January 02, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Breast Revision Surgery is any surgery on the breasts to repair or improve the appearance of a previous Breast Augmentation. The urgency ranges from completely elective to an emergency. It can be caused by aging, pregnancy, changes in weight, changes in goals or changes caused by the breast implants themselves. Some of the more common reasons for Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery are covered in the video and text below.

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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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