Category: Scar Revision (Keloids)

Embrace Scar Treatment – Invented in the SF Bay Area

September 13, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The operative scars were rated by investigators and patients. Both found that embrace-treated scars demonstrated significant improvements in overall appearance at 12 months using the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale evaluation (p = 0.02 and p < 0.001, respectively). Importantly, no serious adverse events were reported.

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Latest Plastic Surgery Technology – Mommy Makeovers

March 22, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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If you are considering a Mommy Makeover, Breast Augmentation or Tummy Tuck, there has never been a better time. With improvements in Breast Implants and Scar Healing, the results are better than ever. To learn more, call (925) 943-6353 today, and schedule a personalized consultation. Your options will be detailed, and the best method to reach your goals detailed. And during you appointment, be certain to ask about the latest Breast Implant tech and improved Scar Treatments.

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More About Tummy Tucks San Francisco Bay Area | Abdominoplasty Walnut Creek, California

October 19, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Last week we started the discussion on Tummy Tucks with lots of Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures. This week, I’ve got video. Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Videos I’ve had the opportunity to discuss Abdominoplasty on television before. Below is the latest installment, with the latest news and innovations. In addition, I want to introduce you […]

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Breast Implant Revision Surgery San Francisco Bay Area | Breast Augmentation Revision Walnut Creek, CA

October 05, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Breast Augmentation remains the most popular Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedure performed in the US year after year. According to the FDA, Breast Implants are not considered lifetime devices. Breast implants may require maintenance, with as many as 25% percent of women with breast implants having Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery by 10 years post-op. With breast […]

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ASAPS takes New York (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)

April 19, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Last year, I was a clinical investigator for a novel scar treatment manufactured by Neodyne Biosciences.The product, Embrace, was launched last weekend, at the ASAPS metting in New York City. Embace is new silicone dressing specifically designed to shield an incision from stress and improve the appearance of the scar.

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Post Bariatric Surgery San Francisco – Part 2 of 4

February 05, 2010 Joseph A. Mele, MD

After weight loss, the problem is no longer excess fat, but excess skin. Rolls of skin that bind at the waist. Redundant skin that drapes on the inner thighs. Flaps of skin that keep waving after the rest of the arm has stopped. Loose skin that can no longer support the breast and keep it on the chest.

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Hypertrophic Scar Revision San Francisco

November 19, 2009 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The previous example of scar revision was a keloid scar revision. Keloid scars tend to be raised and larger than the original injury. The following scar revision is for an irregular, hypopigmented and wide-spread scar. It may have been more hypertrophic in the past, but was mature, soft, flat and pale prior to revision. This […]

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Scar Revision Treatment Options

November 14, 2009 Joseph A. Mele, MD

So how can hypertrophic and keloid scars be improved? What options are available to treat unsatisfactory scars? Here are some of the different scar treatments utilized. Excision and Primary Closure This is probably the most common scar revision technique. It often involves making a lens-shaped excision, to remove the scar and a small amount of […]

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Scar Revision – Scar Evaluation

November 09, 2009 Joseph A. Mele, MD

If the decision to proceed with the revision is based on realistic goals, then everyone involved will achieve greater satisfaction with the results. A scar will always remain a scar, the goal is to improve its appearance, and make it less noticeable.

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