Category: Breast Asymmetry

What is Breast Implant Capsular Contracture?

February 20, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure year after year. Breast Implants enlarge small breasts, whether you were born with small breast, lost breast volume with weight loss or your children have sucked the life out of your breasts. Capsular Contracture can interfere with good results, but before I explain what Capsular Contracture is, I need to discuss Breast Augmentation, the breast implant pocket and normal healing.

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Breast Augmentation Revision – Bottoming Out

May 30, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Bottoming Out is when breast implants settle lower on the chest than desired. It is a form of Breast Implant Malposition also called inferior malposition. Breast Implant Revision Surgery Before and After PicturesBottoming-Out Correction Breast Implant Malposition Malposition literally means “Bad Position,” and it is a generic term applied to any situation where the breast […]

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Breast Augmentation with a Lift (Augmentation Mastopexy)

July 26, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The combination of Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift is one of the most complicated plastic surgery combinations, but it can also be one of the most rewarding. It requires a thorough, in-person examination and discussion with an experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

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Breast Implant Revision Bay Area | San Francisco Breast Aug Revision

April 19, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

As Breast Augmentation becomes more and more common, the need for Breast Augmentation Revision also increases. Breast Implants are not “life-time devices,” and the reasons for Breast Implant Revision Surgery vary. Why Have Breast Implant Revision Surgery? There are many reasons for Breast Revision Surgery, and it is much more common after Breast Reconstruction Surgery […]

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Breast Implant Revision Surgery San Francisco Bay Area | Breast Augmentation Revision Walnut Creek, CA

October 05, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Augmentation remains the most popular Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedure performed in the US year after year. According to the FDA, Breast Implants are not considered lifetime devices. Breast implants may require maintenance, with as many as 25% percent of women with breast implants having Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery by 10 years post-op. With breast […]

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Inverted Nipple Repair in the San Francisco Bay Area | Walnut Creek, CA

July 06, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Inverted Nipples, a source of embarrassment for some women, and men, can be corrected with a simple office procedure, performed under local anesthesia. Types of Inverted Nipples The presentation of Inverted Nipples ranges from a Shy Nipple that everts spontaneously with minimal stimulation, to a nipple that disappears around puberty, and becomes permanently buried as […]

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Breast Augmentation and Breast Implant Revision San Francisco Bay Area: 4 of 4

October 31, 2011 Joseph A. Mele, MD

The most common reasons for Breast Implant Revision Surgery are a desire for a change in size, deflation of the breast implant, capsular contracture and breast implant malposition. It is important to clearly identify what problem(s) are bothersome, and to to seek a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

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