Category: Breast Augmentation

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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Mommy Makeovers – Breast and Belly Rejuvenation

March 04, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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There is no denying that breasts and bellies take a hit with pregnancy. Mommy Makeovers rejuvenate both the breasts and the belly, to restore your pre-pregnancy body. In today’s post, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Joseph Mele MD, reviews all your options.

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BIA-ALCL Update 2019

February 25, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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What we know about Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is evolving. As more cases are identified, we learn more. Right now, there are too few cases to know many of the specifics; however, today II will go over the data currently available

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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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