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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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 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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Tummy Tucks in the SF Bay Area (Abdominoplasty)

August 30, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures show the improvement possible with Abdominoplasty. The loose crepey skin draping over the belly button and collecting on the lower abdomen is removed. The after picture shows smooth skin and the belly button is now visible. The abdominal muscles are pulled together like a corset providing a flattened abdominal wall. The outer edges of the rectus muscle are visible above as shadows. In the before picture, the shadows are along the sides of the loos skin. In the after picture, they are the cut lines running vertically on the now flat abdominal wall.

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San Francisco Bay Area Mommy Makeover Myths

December 28, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Mommy Makeovers come in as many shapes and styles as there are mommies. The most common Mommy Makeover is the combination of Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants) and Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), but there are many variations that allow Board Certified Plastic Surgeons to optimize your results. Mommy Makeover Before and After Pictures Myth 1 – Mommy […]

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Mommy Makeover – Before and Afters and More Details – San Francisco Bay Area

May 11, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

We all love our children, but the changes to our bodies that come with having children are not always as loved. The breasts and the belly are the two areas that can suffer the most, and the Mommy Makeover can help both. Mommy Makeover – Breast Enhancement Breast can enlarge, deflate or sag with pregnancy. […]

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Mommy Makeover – Tummy Tuck & Liposuction – San Francisco Bay Area

May 03, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

My most recent KRON4 Body Beautiful television appearance featuring Mommy Makeovers is packed with information that everyone considering Breast Enhancement or Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) can use. This video segment, part 2 of 4, details the options for abdominal improvement with the Mommy Makeover.

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