Questions For Your Cosmetic Surgeon – Procedure Details

February 19, 2018 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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If you have been reading the Questions For Your Cosmetic Surgeon post sequentially, now you know the questions to ask about your Plastic Surgeon about their training and experience. The next topic is about the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procedure itself. This post explores question three of the five questions you should always ask before having Elective Cosmetic Surgery – How will my procedure be performed?

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Questions For Your Cosmetic Surgeon – Experience

February 04, 2018 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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How often do you perform the procedure? This question gets to your surgeon’s experience. Excellent training is a must and was reviewed in the previous post. What happens after training is equally important. You want a Cosmetic Surgeon who knows what they are doing; who has good judgement, and who actively practices the procedure they are doing for you. Someone who has the skills and good judgement, specific to your needs.

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BIA-ALCL January 2018 Breast Implant Associated Lymphoma Update

January 13, 2018 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Through the years, I have posted several updates on the rare but very treatable Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) on the San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog. As of January 4, 2018, a pivotal new study was released. The study utilizes 27 years of data from the Netherlands’ Nationwide Network and Registry of Histo- and Cytopathology (PALGA). The key question which the authors tried to answer is, “What are the relative and absolute risks of breast anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) in women with breast implants?”

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Blepharoplasty Video (Eyelid Lifts)

January 06, 2018 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Saggy upper eyelids and lower eyelid bags make us look tired and add years to our face. This is why the Eyelid Lift remains one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures which I, and other Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, perform. Today’s Blepharoplasty Video segment reviews Eyelid Lifts and illustrates what Blepharoplasty can do with numerous Eyelid Lift Before and After Pictures.

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Mommy Makeover Before and After Video – SF Bay Area

December 23, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The combination of Breast and Belly Enhancement has been coined the Mommy Makeover. Since the breasts and belly often change after childbirth, the combination is most often performed for mommies. Children, however, are not a prerequisite as any weight gain and loss can cause similar changes.

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Breast Augmentation With Breast Implants Bay Area

December 16, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Augmentation remains one of the most requested Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procedures year after year. My San Francisco Bay Area Breast Augmentation patients are no exception. Whether breast shape or volume has become a problem post-partum, after weight loss or if you have always had small breast, Breast Implants may be the answer you are looking for.

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Fire and Plastic Surgery

October 22, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The recent Napa Sonoma fires make me think about my experience taking care of burn patients. Burn care was one of the most challenging aspects of my Plastic Surgery Training. I’ve treated burns at every stage, from new injuries to old scars. For most of us, burns are unsightly, but for the patient they are […]

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