Allergan Updates Recalled BioCell Textured Implant Warranty

August 12, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Last month Allergan® recalled every textured implant they sold in the US. Read my previous post for details about the BioCell® Textured Breast Implants Recall.

This month Allergan® has updated their warranty for the affected BioCell® Textured Breast Implants. The following information comes directly from Allergan®, and is correct at the time of publication. As with any warranty, be sure to check with Allergan® directly if you have questions about their products.

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Ear Pinning (Otoplasty) For Prominent Ears

August 05, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Otoplasty means ear changing, and it is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure used to enhance the ears, most commonly to pin back ears that stick out. It can also apply to the correction of Spock ears, Stahl’s ears, cupped ears, lop ears and even cauliflower ears. Today’s post discusses otoplasty and how ear aesthetics can be improved.

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Breast Implant Options – What Are Your choices?

July 29, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Today, Breast Implants come in different shapes, sizes and materials. For experienced board certified plastic surgeons, these are exciting options that provide us with the opportunity to customize your look and maximize your results. However, for patients, too many options can sometimes lead to overload and confusion. Today’s post will help navigate through the alternatives available for breast augmentation. There is no substitute for an in-person consultation appointment with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Until then, the following is a brief introduction to the currently available breast implant options to get you started on your way.

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Breast Implant Revision Before and After Pictures – Capsular Contracture SF Bay Area

July 22, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Implant Revision Surgery is necessary from time to time. One of the most frequent reasons for Breast Augmentation Revision is Capsular Contracture, or hardening of the breasts. Today, we explain Capsular Contracture and its treatment on the San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog with Before & After Pictures by Board Certified SF Bay Area Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Mele.

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Eyelid Lifts (Blepharoplasty) Video | Walnut Creek | San Francisco Bay Area

July 01, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Today’s post reviews Eyelid Surgery, and includes a segment of video from KRON’s Body Beautiful. Eyelid surgery is done for both cosmetic and functional reasons. You can see Eyelid Lift Before and After Pictures and learn the indications, procedure and recovery for Blepharoplasty. Areas reviewed include the aging eyelids, sagging eyelids and Asian eyelid, double eyelid, surgery.

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Abdominoplasty, Tummy Tucks, Mommy Makeover Videos – SF Bay Area

June 24, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Abdominoplasty is literally the “abdomen changing” procedure also know as a Tummy Tuck. This video, by Board Certified San Francisco Bay Area plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph Mele, discusses Abdominoplasty, Tummy Tucks, Mommy Makeovers, Liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lifts and more.

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Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia Video | SF Bay Area

June 20, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Gynecomastia is the growth of excess breast tissue in the male chest. The resulting enlargement causes fullness, embarrassment and often tenderness for men who develop what is colloquially known as “man boobs. Gynecomastia Reduction removes the excess breast tissue and restores the masculine physique. This videos illustrates and narrates several typical cases.

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