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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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2018 Plastic Surgery Statistics

April 01, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The American Society of Plastic Surgery has released the 2018 National Plastic Surgery Statistics. The Top 10 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures maintained their order of popularity, with the overall trend being up compared to the previous year. Below, I have listed the most popular procedures and the percentage change from the previous year.

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Cauliflower Ear Correction

March 25, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Delayed treatment for Cauliflower Ears is difficult and frustrating. Often the skin is supper-glued down to the old hematoma, which has the consistency of cement. The normal supporting architecture of the ear, the cartilage, often disintegrates from the pressure, and parts of it may not be available to support the reconstruction..

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Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) for Prominent Ears

March 18, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Prominent Ears can be a source of embarrassment for many patients; however, we are happy to offer a solution. Otoplasty, literally means ear changing, and it is a common cosmetic plastic surgery procedure which “pins” the ears back. By bringing the ears closer to the head, Ear Pinning allows for the enjoyment of shorter hair cuts and ponytails, and can be a huge confidence builder for those that worry about sticky-out ears.

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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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