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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Tummy Tuck SF Bay Area Abdominoplasty

October 31, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The Tummy Tuck remains one of my most frequently performed cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, and one of my favorites. Plastic Surgeons have to be a bit obsessive to get the very best results. The Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, gives us the ability to not only remove fat, like Liposuction, and remove extra skin like a panniculectomy, but also allows a Plastic Surgeon to tighten the abdominal wall muscles. Tightening the abdominal muscles is the only way to tighten the foundation of the abdominal wall and obtain the flattest possible results.

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Mini Tummy Tucks (Mini Abdominoplasty) SF Bay Area

July 02, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

When is a Mini Tummy Tuck enough? It’s a question I answer every day. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery options for Abdominal Rejuvenation range from Liposuction to Tummy Tuck, with the Mini Tummy Tuck covering some of the middle ground. Unlike Liposuction alone, the Mini Abdominoplasty can tighten the skin and muscle wall of the lower abdomen. But a Mini Tummy Tuck doesn’t do everything a Tummy Tuck can, and it’s important to know the benefits, as well as the limitations, before proceeding.

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Mommy Makeovers SF Bay Area

May 07, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Mommy Makeovers are a combination of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that enhance, or repair, the breasts and belly. Since both areas take a hit with pregnancy, it is most commonly performed for mommies, but Mommy Makeover procedures are also performed after weight loss. Post Bariatric Surgery patients often have loose skin on their breasts and bellies, among other areas, so Mommy Makeovers are performed men too sometimes.

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Liposuction or Tummy Tuck SF Bay Area?

February 14, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The question of Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck is one I get every week. In fact, this week the discussion of the differences between Liposuction and Full Abominoplasty and Mini Tummy Tucks was had at least ten times. Liposuction, Tummy Tucks and Mini Abdominoplasties are not interchangeable. Each has specific indications, advantages and limitations, and they are discussed below…

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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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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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Tummy Tucks, Breast Enhancement and Mommy Makeovers in the SF Bay Area

January 03, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Mommy Makeovers are a combination of procedures that restore what pregnancy can take away. Pregnancy can be hard on breasts and bellies, so the most common combination for a Mommy Makeover is Breast Augmentation with a Tummy Tuck.

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