Category: Breast Implant Revision Surgery

Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery – SF Bay Area

September 02, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Implant Revision Surgery is used when there is a problem with the breast implants, the capsule or the position of the implants. Todays post reviews treatment for some of the more common breast revision surgeries.

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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 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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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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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 Implant Revision SF Bay Area

September 25, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Augmentation with Implants remains the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery, but from time-to-time a touch-up may be needed. This breast implant revision surgery video reviews options, and diagrams some of the most common breast augmentation revisions with multiple before and after pictures.

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