Category: Breast Augmentation

Gummy-Bear Breast Implants Have Taken Over

February 04, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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When discussing Gummy-Bear Breast Implants, the term “Gummy-Bear” refers to the filling in the center of the implant, not the shape. Gummy-bear candies are soft, and if you have ever bitten one in half, they are solid. Gummy-bear breast implants are similar. Unlike older silicone breast implants, if you cut a gummy-bear breast implant in half, it behaves like a solid and remains as two intact domes. Like the gummy-bear candy, the center does not flow. In my San Francisco Bay Area office I have a gummy-bear implant which I sliced in half years ago that has a cut surface which continues to remain smooth, flat and intact. The Gummy bear implants offer the safety and predictability that I want for my patients, with a softer result.

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Silicone Breast Implant Warranty Comparisons

January 28, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Every few years, the US FDA approved breast implant manufactures update their Breast Implant Warranties. They have long covered breast implant deflation; however, the latest round of updates include longer coverage for breast implant replacement and enhanced coverage for specific situations that may occur after Breast Augmentation with Silicone Gel Filled Breast Implants. Expanded coverage now includes Capsular Contracture, late seroma formation, double capsule formation and BIA-ALCL. Below I compare warranties offered by the three US breast implant makes: Allergan, Sientra and Mentor, in the three major areas of coverage: Capsular Contracture, Rupture and Seroma Formation. It is important to state that these are the current offerings, and that they may change without notification. You should check with the manufacturer directly for the latest information. Additionally, newer coverage is limited to newer implants, so you need to know the manufacturer, type of implant and the date of your surgery in order to determine which warranty applies to your implants.

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Breast Augmentation With Gummy Bear Breast Implants | SF Bay Area

October 05, 2018 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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This Breast Implant Video Presentation illustrates the options and the results of Breast Enlargement. Sometimes for size, sometimes for shape, there are many reasons for Breast Implants. The latest breast implants provide shape and support for the breasts with the increased safety of strong, highly cohesive gel inside them. This reduces gel migration and some other problems seen in the past after Breast Augmentation with Silicone Gel Breast Implants.

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How to Choose Breast Implants

June 03, 2018 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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One of the most common questions Plastic Surgeons get is,”How do I choose the best breast implants?” While more often than not, this is in reference to size, there are multiple aspects to consider. The most important thing to remember is that you are not on your own. Your plastic surgeon should have a wealth of experience in this area, and they can help simplify and reassure you in your selection.

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Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery Video – SF Bay Area

April 22, 2018 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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This Post-Weight Loss Plastic Surgery Video reviews several of the most common procedures including: Lower Body Lifts, Tummy Tucks, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lifts and Arm Lifts. The results of Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery are illustrated with narrated with before and after pictures, which describe and demonstrate what Board Certified Plastic Surgeons can do for the skin excess that often occurs after weight loss.

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Breast Augmentation and Breast Lifts Combined – SF Bay Area

April 09, 2018 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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When considering Breast Augmentation, with or without a Breast Lift, be certain to consult an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. They can explain your options and select the procedure most likely to get you the results you want in the safest and most predictable manner. Call (925) 943-6353 and schedule a personalized consultation appointment, today.

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Mommy Makeover Before and After Video – SF Bay Area

December 23, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The combination of Breast and Belly Enhancement has been coined the Mommy Makeover. Since the breasts and belly often change after childbirth, the combination is most often performed for mommies. Children, however, are not a prerequisite as any weight gain and loss can cause similar changes.

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Breast Augmentation With Breast Implants Bay Area

December 16, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Augmentation remains one of the most requested Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procedures year after year. My San Francisco Bay Area Breast Augmentation patients are no exception. Whether breast shape or volume has become a problem post-partum, after weight loss or if you have always had small breast, Breast Implants may be the answer you are looking for.

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