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 .

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Breast Augmentation Breast Lift Combined (Mastopexy Augmentation) SF Bay Area

December 10, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Excellent Breast Enhancement is about obtaining the right size and the right shape. If your breast shape is good, more volume is all that is needed, and Breast Augmentation is usually enough to get the results you are looking for. However, when breasts are the wrong shape, bigger is not always better. For congenital deformities like Poland’s Syndrome or Tubular Breasts a Breast Implant alone is often not enough. A Breast Lift is added to reshape the breast mound and relocate the misplaced nipple.

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Gynecomastia Reduction SF Bay Area (Man Boobs)

September 17, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Man Boobs can affect men at every stage of life. All men are all born with them, due to the effects or maternal estrogen on the male breasts. This usually resolves in a few months, but can persist. The most common timing of Gynecomastia is during adolescence. With puberty comes hormone surges that can lead to Male Breast Development. The problem impacts about two-thirds of young men. For half these men, the swelling resolves over a year or two. For about one third of men, the breast tissue persists, and can become tender, annoying and embarrassing. Some men will not develop Moobs (Man Boobs) until later in life, and often as a side-effect of medications.

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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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Arm Lifts – No Arm No Foul | SF Bay Area Brachioplasty

June 25, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Brachioplasty literally means arm changing. The ideal candidate is healthy with a large amount of loose redundant upper arm skin. Sometimes called Bat Wings, this skin excess is not amenable to exercise, and further weight loss only exacerbates the problem. There is no skin shrinking ray to correct the problem, so the options are often either an Arm Lift or to live with it.

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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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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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Tummy Tuck SF Bay Area (Abdominoplasty)

January 09, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

After Weight Loss, the belly often does not spring back into its original shape. The fat will go away, but skin and the abdominal muscles remain loose and redundant. They are stretched by the excess fat, and over time this over-stretching becomes permanent.

Loose Skin can remain unsightly, and lax muscle allows the abdominal contents to push the belly out. Both these problems rarely respond well to diet and exercise. Loose skin and Over-stretched Muscles cause unsightly bulges. Well after the excess pounds are lost, these continue to effect how we look and feel about our body, even in clothing.

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