Breast Augmentation Oakland California

Joseph A. Mele, CA

Country: United States
State: California
City: Oakland
Address: 130 La Casa Via, Building 2, Suite 206, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
E-mail: drmele@aol.com
Telephone: (925) 943-6353
Fax: (925)977-6989
Website: www.drmele.com
Contact between:
9:00 and 17:00 hours
Training / Credentials

Breast Augmentation San Francisco Californnia. Breast Implants in San Francisco.

EDUCATION:

Graduate Education:

• 1985 - 1989: M. D. School of Medicine - University of California Davis, CA Internship:

• 1989 - 1990: Intern, General Surgery University of California Davis Medical Center Sacramento, CA

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Internship:

• 1989 - 1990: Intern, General Surgery University of California Davis Medical Center Sacramento, CA

Residency:

• 1990 - 1994: Resident, General Surgery San Joaquin General Hospital - Stockton, CA

• 1993 - 1994: Chief Resident, General Surgery San Joaquin General Hospital - Stockton, CA

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Fellowship:

• 1994 - 1997: Resident, Plastic Surgery Saint Francis Memorial Hospital San Francisco, CA Bothin Burn Center, July - Sep., 1994 & Jan. - Mar., 1995 Hospital de la Familia, Nov. 3-20, 1994 Nuevo Progresso, Guatemala Microvascular Surgery, Jan.- June, 1996 Buncke Clinic, San Francisco, CA Rotoplast, Feb. 6-23, 1997 Mendoza, Argentina
1996 - 1997: Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery Saint Francis Memorial Hospital San Francisco, CA

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Licensure:

• 1990 - present: Medical Board of California License

Board Certifications:

• 1995 - 2005: American Board of Surgery Certificate (#40303)

• 1999 - 2009: American Board of Plastic Surgery Certificate (#5649)

Honors:

• 1980: University of California, Davis Alumni Scholarship

• 1980: Italian Catholic Federation (#222) Scholarship

• 1982: Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society

• 1983: Pi Mu Epsilon - National Math Honor Society

• 1984: Phi Kappa Phi - National Honor Society
1985: Graduate UCD Engineering with High Honors

• 1985: University of California Regents' Scholarship

• 1985: University of California Grant

• 1995: Ranked 95th percentile on Plastic Surgery National In-Service Exam

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Research:

• 1989: Bone Morphogenic Protein Isolation

• 1993: Intrautero Cleft Palate Repair & Maxillary Bone Growth

• 1994: Prevalence of HIV in a Burn Center Patient Population

• 1995: Cytokines in Laser, Cautery and Scalpel Incisions

• 1996: Laser Blepharoplasty - Is It Safe?

• 1997: Histology of Laser Ablated Skin

• 1997 - present: Breast Implant Adjunct Clinical Study

Philosophy:

We understand that considering cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is an important and personal decision. Thank you for considering Dr. Mele as your Plastic Surgeon. We look forward to acquainting you with our practice and the individualized care you can expect.
Our goal is to provide you with an excellent overall experience. We will always plan to minimize your wait, schedule your surgery at a date and time most convenient for you, and maintain your privacy during the duration of your care.
  
PROCEDURES

• Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation at our office near San Francisco in Walnut Creek can help those dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts. Have you ever wished for a fuller, more rounded bust line? You are not alone. Breast implants have helped many women feel more beautiful, feminine, and confident with their appearance. During the most common type of breast augmentation performed at our practice in Walnut Creek, Dr. Mele makes a small incision - either in the crease of the breast or at the edge of the areola - and gently inserts saline or silicone gel implants beneath the pectoral muscles, which hold the breast implants firmly in place. He then carefully stitches the incision closed. The breast augmentation procedure usually takes place under general anesthesia. The final result is a beautiful new bust line you will love! Breast augmentation can also be used in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery treatments such as liposuction, rhinoplasty, or botox. If you are interested in breast implants and live in the San Francisco area, contact us about breast augmentation in Walnut Creek today.

• Breast Lift

Women who are self-conscience about the effects of age on their breast can renew their confidence with breast augmentation through a breast lift in Walnut Creek near San Francisco. Breast implants are often used in conjunction with this procedure, and Dr. Mele will listen to your concerns and recommend the proper course of treatment. Gravity, significant weight gain or loss, or the effects of pregnancy and nursing can all cause breasts to lose firmness and elasticity, sagging over time. Many women feel a corresponding loss of confidence with this loss of firmness. Breast lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can help restore your breasts to their original youthful appearance. During a breast lift, Dr. Mele makes either an anchor-shaped incision beneath the breast or a small circular incision around the areola. He then removes excess tissue and skin, tightens and lifts the remaining tissue, and repositions the nipples more centrally. Breast lift can also be performed with breast implants near San Francisco at our Walnut Creek facility, to give the bust a fuller, more rounded appearance. To find out if breast lift is right for you, call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Mele, a premier San Francisco area breast augmentation plastic surgeon.

• Breast Reduction

Overly large and heavy breasts are often a source of physical discomfort and back pain for women. They can also leave a woman feeling self-conscious about her appearance. Breast reduction at the San Francisco area office of Dr. Mele in Walnut Creek is a cosmetic procedure designed to reduce the volume and appearance of breasts, leaving the patient with a more proportionate and flattering bust line. Like a breast lift, in the breast reduction procedure, Dr. Mele uses an anchor-shaped incision beneath the breast to remove excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue. He then tightens up the remaining skin around the smaller, newly shaped breast. As with other breast contouring procedures, breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia. If you are interested in learning more about breast reduction in the San Francisco area, contact our Walnut Creek office today to schedule a consultation.

• Breast Reconstruction

Women who have undergone mastectomies (surgical removal of the breast) to fight breast cancer or who suffer from congenital breast deformities often feel extremely self-conscious and unhappy with their appearance. Many of these women elect to have breast reconstruction surgery - a complex, multi-stage process in which the breast augmentation surgeon can reconstruct both the breast mound and the nipple. Dr. Mele performs breast reconstruction in the San Francisco area using either breast implants or the patient's own transplanted tissue at his upscale facility in Walnut Creek. Breast reconstruction is a highly individualized process and Dr. Mele would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your particular case. To find out more about breast reconstruction surgery, please contact breast augmentation surgeon Joseph Mele, MD, near San Francisco in Walnut Creek today.

• Inverted Nipple Correction

Inverted nipples, in which the nipple either lies flush with the surrounding areola or actually pulls inward like a dimple, can cause both breast feeding and self-confidence problems. This condition is caused by a shorter than normal milk duct passing between the wall of the chest and the nipple. By rearranging the local tissue, Dr. Mele can reconstruct an outward facing nipple, often leaving the milk duct intact in the process. For more detailed information on how inverted nipple correction can help you, please contact our San Francisco area cosmetic surgery office to schedule a consultation in Walnut Creek.

• Areola Reduction

Large areolas can be both unflattering and a source of personal insecurity for a woman. They are either an inherited trait or result from the stretching of tissue by heavy breasts, weight gain, or pregnancy and breast-feeding. Areola reduction, a fairly simple procedure in which the cosmetic surgeon removes a narrow layer of epidermis along the outer ring of the areola, can often be performed in one short procedure under local anesthesia. To find out more about areola reduction, which can be used in conjunction with a breast reduction procedure, contact our San Francisco area practice in Walnut Creek today.

• Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)

Gynecomastia, a condition in which fatty deposits accumulate on a man's chest giving the appearance of small breasts, is a seldom-discussed but surprisingly common problem. Even active men who eat well and exercise regularly may not be able to eliminate these deposits. Men with this condition often feel a deep sense of shame and embarrassment over their bodies. Gynecomastia, however, is easily treatable through male breast reduction. By means of discreet incisions made in the underarm or areola, Dr. Mele can surgically remove excess fat and tissue from the chest, either with a scalpel or through liposuction, and achieve a firmer, more masculine looking physique. For more information on the male breast reduction treatment in the San Francisco area, contact our cosmetic surgery practice in Walnut Creek today.

Testimonials:

"You are great!!! Here is my long overdue thank you. You are very talented and a truly warm and caring doctor. I am so very happy you are in the career that you are. People need doctors like you". –LL

"I wish to thank you for the excellent surgery you performed…There are no signs of the fifty stitches you had to place in the skin. You no doubt have won many friends with your skilled surgery". - FA

"Just a short note of thanks for the great job you did…I really appreciated your generosity and concern in my after care. Once again thank you sincerely". -XD

"Your patience and gentle care is greatly appreciated". -KM

"Thank you for your kindness". - NZ

"Can't get over how you fixed me up, Joe! Now I must decide who that exact right person to kiss will be. …Thank you so very much". -DB

"I look in the mirror and see a new face - a face that you molded with your fine sensitive hands - it is amazing…I thought I would let you know how great I feel and how great you make me feel". -KT

"Thanks for your super fine treatment….I really appreciated the excellent care you gave me". -NT

"I love my new look, and it is a new experience to try on clothes in cute boutiques". - ND

"Well, I just want to thank you for being who you are and to let you know that I'm one of those people whose life is just a little happier because you're in the world. My family and I will always be grateful to you for doing my surgery. I'm doing really great". -HX …

"Lives have changed for the better and I thank you for this from the bottom of my heart". -NN

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