Top Plastic Surgery Procedures – SF Bay Area

March 05, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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This week the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) published the United States’ national Plastic Surgery Statistics for 2016. It is always interesting to me to how the national statistics correlate with my own Cosmetic Plastic Surgery practice here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Last year, the correlation was pretty close.

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The Neck Lift – Opened Or Closed? – SF Bay Area

May 01, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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If you are considering a Neck Lift, it is helpful to have an idea of what your options are. Some problems respond better to specific techniques. If loose skin is the main problem, a closed technique may be the best. Platysmal bands may respond better to an open technique, while disproportionate fat may respond to liposuction. As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, I am here to help guide you.

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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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U.S. Plastic Surgery Statistics – 2014

March 14, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Americans have spent more than 12 billion dollars during each of the last two calendar years on surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. While nonsurgical procedures out number surgical procedures in number, surgical procedures accounted for 60% of the total expenditures.

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Male Plastic Surgery – Happy Father’s Day

June 14, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Since I opened my San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery office in 1997, the demand for Plastic Surgery Procedures has increased almost 300%. Both surgical and nonsurgical procedures have improved and advanced over the last 17 years. Women account for 90% of all plastic surgery patients, but men have kept up their demand, too. Plastic […]

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Eyelid Lifts – Blepharoplasty and Asian Eyelid Surgery

April 05, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

As we age, the eyelids tend to loosen and sag. Excess upper eyelid skin can block peripheral vision and cause a heavy sensation as it comes to rest on the eyelashes. Excess lower eyelid skin and fat can give lower eyelid bags, even festooning. This can shadow beneath the eyelids and compound any darkness already present due to pigmentation or vascular coloration. Both excess upper eyelid skin and lower eyelid bags make us look tired, even when we are well rested.

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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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Facelift San Francisco Bay Area | Rhytidectomy Walnut Creek, CA

September 21, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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On this episode of Body Beautiful with Dr. Joseph Mele, Facial Rejuvenation is discussed. Many of today’s latest options fro restoring a more youthful face where reviewed including: facelifts, eyelid lifts, cheek implants and other tricks to reduce facial wrinkles, jowls and sagging neck skin.

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Botox for Laugh Lines (Crows Feet) | San Francisco Bay Area | Walnut Creek, California

September 14, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Botox has obtained a new indication from the US FDA. It is now FDA approved for use on Crow’s Feet, the Laugh Lines that form at the corners of the eyes. While most of us like them while we are smiling, many dislike them when they refuse to relax. Smile Lines Are Fine When We […]

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