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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Lip Augmentation SF Bay Area Lip Enhancement

April 18, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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From the Bay Area’s News Station, KRON 4’s, Body Beautiful, host Janelle Marie and I discusses the non-surgical and the surgical methods currently available for Lip Enhancement. While fillers are quick and convenient, the do require maintenance and periodic touch-ups. Surgical alternatives can provide longer lasting results; however, the recovery is longer.

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Non-surgical Cheek Augmentation – San Francisco Bay Area – Walnut Creek, CA

October 26, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Cheek Augmentation is not the most frequently requested cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, but it is an excellent procedure for the right person. In cases where the cheeks are flat, narrow or even recessed behind the front of the eyeball, cheek enlargement can create a more harmonious balance for the face overall. Allergan Announces a New […]

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The Top 5 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures

March 08, 2012 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Overall Americans had 13.8 million cosmetic procedures in 2011. The majority of these were minimally invasive procedures with the neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport) and dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and Radiesse) accounting for the majority of treatments. 1.6 million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in 2011. Breast Augmentation remains the number one choice while the Facelift and Tummy Tuck are essentially tied fifth.

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Wrinkle Correction – Fillers, Botox and Plastic Surgery – Part 4 of 4

February 16, 2012 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Seven million minimally invasive wrinkle reduction procedures were performed in 2011. Neuromodulators like BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin enjoyed a 5% increase in number of treatments compared to the 2010 statistics, while dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and Radiesse experienced a 10% increase from a year ago. Facial Wrinkle Reduction Prevention is the best […]

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Wrinkle Correction – Fillers, Botox and Plastic Surgery – Part 2 of 4

February 01, 2012 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Like most Plastic Surgeons, I like to operate. Plastic Surgery is a versatile tool. It can restore function after injury or disease, and it can improve form for even the normal body. But just because I have a hammer, I don’t think the whole world is a nail.

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Wrinkle Correction – Fillers, Botox and Plastic Surgery – Part 1 of 4

January 24, 2012 Joseph A. Mele, MD

As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Walnut Creek, California, for almost 15 years, the development of these injectable therapies has revolutionized the way facial rejuvenation is approached. While no substitute for real plastic surgery, they allow for real improvement in appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, in ways that were just not possible before.

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