Ralph Millard, Cleft Lips, Double Eyelid Surgery & Korean Plastic Surgery

January 27, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Dr. Millard contributed to Plastic Surgery in many ways with both his general principles and his specific techniques for everything from Cleft Lip repair to Double Eyelid Surgery. So why is he credited / blamed for the current explosion in Korean Plastic Surgery?

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Plastic Surgery Principles – Changes Over The Last 500 Years

January 22, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The Principles and Art of Plastic Surgery began in 1564 with famous French barber surgeon Ambroise Pare, and were refined by greats like Sir Harold Gillies and D. Ralph Millard. Dr. Millard contributed in many ways with his principles and techniques for everything from Cleft Lip repair to Double Eyelid Surgery.

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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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Asian Eyelid Surgery | SF Bay Area Blepharoplasty

October 01, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

You don’t have to be a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to see that the Asian and Occidental eyelids have different shapes. These differences are directly related to ethnic changes found in the Eyelid Anatomy. While the goals of Blepharoplasty are often the same, the techniques to achieve these goals must be modified for differences in the anatomy between Occidental and Asian Eyelids.

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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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Eyelid Lifts SF Bay Area (Blepharoplasty)

April 02, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Eyelid Lifts or Blepharoplasty, is always a top five Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procedure. In 2015, Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery ranked fourth after Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck and ahead of Breast Lift. Blepharoplasty Means Eyelid Changing Blepharoplasty is the plastic surgery term for an Eyelid Lift. It literally means eyelid changing. For upper eyelids, the change […]

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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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How to Help Your Face – San Francisco Bay Area

January 24, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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If we are lucky, Facial Aging is something we all experience. It can present as changes in skin tone or coloration, fine lines or deeper wrinkles and even loose or saggy skin happens if we stick around long enough. While Facial Aging cannot be altogether prevented, how you look is influenced by how you treat your skin. Some daily activities help while others hinder time’s effects.

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Eyelid Lifts San Francisco (Blepharoplasty)

November 07, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Blepharoplasty literally means “eyelid changing.” It’s an outpatient procedure, that can be performed safely under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, if you’d rather not be awake. The recovery time is more dependent on how much explaining you want to do, rather than any physical discomfort.

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Lower Eyelids – Blepharoplasty SF Bay Area

August 15, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Last post we discussed the changes usually desired for the upper lids are: removal of excess skin, removal of fat from the inner and central aspect of the upper lids if disproportionate, changing the upper eyelid fold and repositioning the lid margin to open the eye. These goals apply to the lower eyelids too, but the methods and priorities change. For the lower eyelid lifts the goals are: removing lower eyelid bags, tightening the lower eyelid skin, creating or maintaining normal lower eyelid position and shortening the length of the lower eyelid.

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