Category: Breast Augmentation

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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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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