Category: Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia Reduction – Male Breast Reduction | San Francisco Bay Area

November 11, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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While a man’s chest is generally flatter than a women’s, it is not flat. A certain amount of projection and curvature is masculine. On the other hand, too much projection is feminizing. This applies to both the chest mound and the nipples. Unlike the female breasts, the masculine male chest does not have “side-boob”. The lateral aspect of the ideal masculine chest consists of pectoralis major muscle and not breast tissue, and male nipples should be smaller and flatter.

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Skin Tightening After Massive Weight Loss Video

October 15, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Today’s video includes many of the commonly performed Post Bariatric Plastic Surgery Procedures. Post Bariatric Plastic Surgery is a specialized branch of Plastic Surgery that deals with the extra skin left after weight loss. It is often referred to as skin removal surgery. Many of the procedures are similar to those used for normal amounts of weight loss or after pregnancy, but often they are modified (super-sized) to treat the enormous skin excesses seen after massive weight loss. I perform many including: Tummy Tucks, Body Lifts, Arm Lifts, Breast Reduction, Chest Reduction, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lifts, Thigh Lifts, Buttock Lifts, Neck Lifts and Face Lifts.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Means Men Too

October 07, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Women and men alike need to take a few minutes to take care of ourselves. We have all heard the sound bites. One in eight women get breast cancer, and only 20% have a family history of breast cancer.

Breast Cancer in Men is rare. One in 1000 men will develop breast cancer, and less than 1% of all breast cancer cases develop in men. This may be because men have fewer breast cells and lower estrogen levels. On the other hand, early detection in men, while somewhat easier, is even more important than for women. Smaller breasts mean the cancer invade locally more quickly, especially when treatment is delayed by assuming men don’t get breast cancer.

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Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia Video | SF Bay Area

June 20, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Gynecomastia is the growth of excess breast tissue in the male chest. The resulting enlargement causes fullness, embarrassment and often tenderness for men who develop what is colloquially known as “man boobs. Gynecomastia Reduction removes the excess breast tissue and restores the masculine physique. This videos illustrates and narrates several typical cases.

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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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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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Massive Gynecomastia Reductions – SF Bay Area

January 14, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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These are not your typical gynecomastia reductions. Gynecomastia surgery is male breast reduction surgery. Most commonly, the outpatient procedure is a combination of liposuction to removed excess fat and direct excision of excess glandular tissue. In these cases, as is common after massive weight loss, excess skin is also a problem. Board Certified San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Joseph A. Mele, MD, FACS, discussed whaat can be done for men and women after bariatric surgery or any massive weight loss to tighten the skin and shape up the body. This segment originally aired on KRON 4’s Body Beautiful

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Breast Reduction Video – Reduction Mammoplasty SF Bay Area

December 31, 2018 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Today, I am posting the latest episode of KRON 4’s Body Beautiful. This video segment continues where the last post left off, discussing Breast Reduction for Women. This Breast Reduction Video Presentation contains: Information about reduction mammoplasty; Reduction mammoplasty before and after pictures; Descriptions of how breast reduction is performed; Several options for breast reduction; Recovery information and tips for after reduction mammoplasty surgery; and Narration of many specific examples of breast reduction.

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