Category: About Dr. Mele

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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2017 Talk Award Winner – Dr. Joseph A. Mele, III, MD, FACS

August 12, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The 2017 Talk Award Winners were announced last week, and I am humbled and honored to announce that for the sixth year in a row, myself and my staff have been awarded the 2017 Talk Award for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction. Thank you, to all my patients who have taken the time to post a positive review. After 20+ years in practice, I know how rare that is. This is especially true for Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons, like myself, who practice in Northern California, where results are more often very personal and private, than they are something to live streamed for the world to see.

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UC Davis Picnic Day 2017

April 23, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Picnic Day – If you attended the University of California Davis, you know what I am talking about. The 103-year-old campus-wide open house marches on in 2017.

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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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Top 100 Plastic Surgery Blogs – SF Plastic Surgery Blog

March 01, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog received the Top 100 Plastic Surgery Blogs on the web award. I am honored and humbled to be listed among the largest and most active Plastic Surgery Blogs on the Internet. Honorees include blogs from corporations, news organizations, public discussion boards, national plastic surgery societies, international blogs and a good number of Board Certified Plastics Surgeons covering the United States from coast to coast.

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – 50 Years and Counting

February 20, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery focusses on cosmetic plastic surgery. These are the procedures that I perform for my patients every day. The vast majority of the presenters are practicing, Board Certified Surgeons who do what I do. Moreover, the majority of ASAPS members are solo practitioners, who understand the balance it takes to provide quality plastic surgery, while maintaining a cutting edge education. They, too, have experience with all the demands that running a small business requires. All these factors tends to make the ASAPS meetings useful, educational and practical.

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Plastic Surgery Board Certification and MOC

October 10, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Another year, another round of American Board of Plastic Surgery MOC (Maintenance of Board Certification) chores. I have two American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) recognized board certifications. One is from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the second is from the The American Board of Surgery. Both represent years of training and hard work and now with the additional MOC requirements, the completion of yearly chores.

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2016 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Award Goes To Dr. Mele

July 16, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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I am humbled to receive the 2016 Best of Walnut Creek award for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. While it is gratifying to receive such an award, especially since only one winner is selected per category for each town, the greatest satisfaction I receive as a San Francisco Bay Area Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is the thanks I get from my patients. It is a privilege to serve in this community.

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