Category: Breast Augmentation

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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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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Breast Augmentation Before and Afters In The San Francisco Bay Area

June 10, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Year after year, Breast Augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure in the United States. This is true in the San Francisco Bay Area also. Common reasons include congenitally small or misshapen breasts and changes in the breasts seen after weight loss, pregnancy and breast feeding. Today, we will review a few examples.

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Breast Augmentation With A Breast Lift (Video) – SF Bay Area

April 15, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Enhancement surgery has two aesthetic components: size and shape. Breast size is increased with Breast Augmentation and reduced with Breast Reduction. Breast shape is adjusted with the Breast Lift. There are many options for adjusting both size and shape, and today’s video is an introduction to the most versatile of all the Cosmetic Breast Enhancement procedures, Mastopexy Augmentation — the combination of Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift.

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Mommy Makeovers After Children (Video) | SF Bay Area

April 08, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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No matter what shape you are in before childbirth, the postpartum physique is rarely an improvement. Pregnancy can wreak havoc on a woman’s body. Cosmetic Surgery Repairs after having children are done so frequently, there’s a name for it: Mommy Makeover. Today’s video is all about the Mommy Makeover, and its many variations.

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BIA-ALCL Special Announcement – April 4, 2019

April 04, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Special Announcement Regarding Textured Breast Implants From The ISAPS From the ISAPS: We have been informed today that the French health regulatory authorities (ANSM) have announced the following regulations regarding breast implants, and have summarized the most important information for you. You can read the full text of their announcement here. As a precautionary step, […]

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Breast Augmentation With A Lift | SF Bay Area

March 11, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Augmentation makes breast larger, while the Breast Lift makes them perky. Sometimes, the combination is needed to get the best result. Studies show as many as 40% of women who have Breast Augmentation after pregnancy also need a lift.

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