Skin Tightening After Massive Weight Loss Video

October 15, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Today’s video includes many of the commonly performed Post Bariatric Plastic Surgery Procedures. Post Bariatric Plastic Surgery is a specialized branch of Plastic Surgery that deals with the extra skin left after weight loss. It is often referred to as skin removal surgery. Many of the procedures are similar to those used for normal amounts of weight loss or after pregnancy, but often they are modified (super-sized) to treat the enormous skin excesses seen after massive weight loss. I perform many including: Tummy Tucks, Body Lifts, Arm Lifts, Breast Reduction, Chest Reduction, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lifts, Thigh Lifts, Buttock Lifts, Neck Lifts and Face Lifts.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Means Men Too

October 07, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Women and men alike need to take a few minutes to take care of ourselves. We have all heard the sound bites. One in eight women get breast cancer, and only 20% have a family history of breast cancer.

Breast Cancer in Men is rare. One in 1000 men will develop breast cancer, and less than 1% of all breast cancer cases develop in men. This may be because men have fewer breast cells and lower estrogen levels. On the other hand, early detection in men, while somewhat easier, is even more important than for women. Smaller breasts mean the cancer invade locally more quickly, especially when treatment is delayed by assuming men don’t get breast cancer.

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Vaping, Plastic Surgery and Life

September 16, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Since this article was published a week ago, hundreds more vaping related injuries have been reported. Where is the FDA action? Cities and states have responded with restrictions designed to protect minors, and more recently adults, from this elective and sometimes deadly habit, but this is the FDA’s primary role. In the name of public safety and disease prevention, the FDA requested that Allergan stop selling textured breast implants linked to fewer and more treatable injuries which occurred over decades. There have been a greater number of more serious injuries from vaping in the last 6 weeks, where is the recall order?

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Plastic Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

September 09, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Although Bariatric Surgery can be very successful at weight reduction, it usually inadequate when it comes to skin reduction. Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery is a specialized field of plastic surgery which provides assistance in the area of body contouring after massive weight loss.

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Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery – SF Bay Area

September 02, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Implant Revision Surgery is used when there is a problem with the breast implants, the capsule or the position of the implants. Todays post reviews treatment for some of the more common breast revision surgeries.

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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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