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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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Questions For Your Cosmetic Surgeon – Cost

March 30, 2018 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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When you buy a television, where you buy it matters little. All brand name TVs are made the same way at the same factory. If you are buying the same model number, you are getting the same product. Some outlets sell the same product for less, and who doesn’t like a bargain, right? However, if you are having plastic surgery, the same rules do not apply.

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Questions For Your Cosmetic Surgeon – Recovery

March 08, 2018 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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After learning about your plastic surgeon’s training and experience, and how the procedure is performed, you need to know what to expect during the recovery period. Plastic surgery is elective; recovery time is not. You will need to budget some recovery time to get the most out of your surgery. Doing too much, too soon after surgery leads to more problems and increases your change of needing additional revision surgery.

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Questions For Your Cosmetic Surgeon – Procedure Details

February 19, 2018 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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If you have been reading the Questions For Your Cosmetic Surgeon post sequentially, now you know the questions to ask about your Plastic Surgeon about their training and experience. The next topic is about the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procedure itself. This post explores question three of the five questions you should always ask before having Elective Cosmetic Surgery – How will my procedure be performed?

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Questions For Your Cosmetic Surgeon – Experience

February 04, 2018 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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How often do you perform the procedure? This question gets to your surgeon’s experience. Excellent training is a must and was reviewed in the previous post. What happens after training is equally important. You want a Cosmetic Surgeon who knows what they are doing; who has good judgement, and who actively practices the procedure they are doing for you. Someone who has the skills and good judgement, specific to your needs.

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BIA-ALCL January 2018 Breast Implant Associated Lymphoma Update

January 13, 2018 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Through the years, I have posted several updates on the rare but very treatable Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) on the San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog. As of January 4, 2018, a pivotal new study was released. The study utilizes 27 years of data from the Netherlands’ Nationwide Network and Registry of Histo- and Cytopathology (PALGA). The key question which the authors tried to answer is, “What are the relative and absolute risks of breast anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) in women with breast implants?”

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