Walnut Creek Plastic Surgeon
130 La Casa Via, Building 2, Suite 206
Walnut Creek, California 94598 US
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$60 Mommy Makeover Consultation
$60 Breast Augmentation Consultation
$60 Tummy Tuck Consultation
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

A Breath of Fresh Air - Walnut Creek, CA

I rate Dr. Mele and his office 5 stars because they deserve it. I researched many Doctors in the Bay Area and L.A., i had consultations with 5 differenent Doctors and got 5 different answers. I was confused to say the least. My knew my revision was not a walk in the park. I found Dr. Mele to be very kind and he took the time to explain things to me. I did not feel like a number. He gave me suggestions ( not just one), and never said , This is how its going to be done, or not at all. Like some of the others did. I feel like he really gave some thought to my situation. I am very happy with the outcome and i think he did a spectacular job. The pros of my experience with Dr. Mele and his office is positive. He is very nice and caring. A really good man. Also, his office staff is superb.

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

Mini Facelift, an Excellent Choice for Me. -Walnut Creek, CA

Recommended by a friend. I interviewed several surgeons, but found Dr. Mele to be the best for several reasons. Dr. Mele listens, really listens. He pays careful attention to what you say as well as what you don't say. He discusses the procedure's pros and cons with you, taking whatever time needed to make sure there is clarity in the decision one makes. He does not use a general one size fits all approach, rather he celebrates our uniqueness and strives to satisfy individual goals. Dr. Mele pays careful attention to detail and above all, he is an excellent surgeon. I have had several post operation checks as a part of a year long follow up. Dr. Mele's staff is caring, compassionate and understanding. My mini facelift is such a boost to my self-esteem. When I look in the mirror, I recognize myself. I highly recommend Dr. Mele.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Implants - Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Mele was referred to me by another patient of his. I am so thankful! After my consultation I knew he was the right surgeon for me! This is my second surgery with Dr. Mele. I love the results that I have seen so far after surgery. It is exactly what I wanted and couldn’t ask for more. Dr. Mele and his staff rise beyond professionalism. They are courteous, attentive and thorough in the explanation and details needed to allow me to make the proper decisions. I highly recommend Dr. Mele!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Finally I Have the Courage - Walnut Creek, CA

Research and research! So excited! Can't wait!

Hoping to Alleviate Autoimmune Condition by Removing Silicone Implants -Walnut Creek, CA

I had my 425CC high profile Allergan silicone implants placed in 3/2011. After a lifetime of being unable to fill out a bikini top, I loved my new breasts. Unfortunately, within 2 days of my implants being placed, I developed the start of digital ulcers. You see, I had a mild case of Raynaud’s prior to surgery (started approximately 2.5 years before surgery) where my fingers (and...

5 out of 5 stars Nipple Surgery

Dr. mele rocks! He is so down to earth, friendly, and overall a caring person!

Dr. mele has made me feel complete! I had inverted nipple surgery under local anesthetic and we had great conversation, as i watched him make magic happen. I feel amazing and love my new breast! !!!!

36 Years Old, 4 Kids and Much Needed TT and BL with BA - Walnut Creek, CA

I went to see DR. Mele because he did my moms TT and she looks great.. After I went to my consultation with him, I knew he was the one lol! He was very nice, compassionate and was very thorough.. He was relate able. I felts safe, and that's important to me.. I have never been under anesthesia ever and that makes me nervous along with many other things, but he made me feel at ease. My husband got very good vibes from him too.. To compare him I went to see another highly recommended PS.. He was nice doctor but I hardly got to talk..He went straight into his background and about himself.. He just made me feel uneasy and made me feel like I was just another body. Regardless of how well his work turned out, I wanted the whole package in the surgeon I picked.. And Dr Mele sure proved that to me, I'm excited and anxious/nervous at the same time but then I feel at ease that I picked him as my surgeon and would recommend him to anyone.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Expelling My Shameful Secrets - San Francisco, CA

I had a good feeling about Dr. Mele from the start. While he is definitely a respectable surgeon (double board certified) he has a kind and gentle demeanor with no attitude. He seemed a trustworthy and understanding person, which was an important addition to his accolades. He was also one of the few in the area who had plenty of before/after photos of explants easy to find online. He and his staff answered all of my questions in person, via phone and email--and there were several! I felt that my concerns were heard and responded to well. I am two days post-op (Feb 2016) and could not be happier with my results already. I highly recommend Dr. Mele and am so glad I chose him!

5 out of 5 stars Ear Surgery

Otoplasty Success - Walnut Creek, CA

What can I say. He is great!

Explant of 7 Year Old Silicone Implants - Walnut Creek, CA

Seven years ago i decided to get a breast lift. I went to a reputable park avenue surgeon in nyc. He told me that if i get implants w the lift it will be a sexier look. I never liked the implant look but i decided to go for it. I was curious i guess??? I got 200cc silicone implants partially under the muscle. I wish i had pics from my pre-implant/lift. They were not that droopy at all i just...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

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Dr. Mele has hospital affiliations at John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek • John Muir Medical Center - Concord • San Ramon Regional Medical Center - San Ramon.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Davis
    Medical: MD, Davis School of Medicine, University of California
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, University of California, Davis Medical Center
    Residency: General Surgery, Chief Resident, San Joaquin General Hospital
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco

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How Do You Tell if You Tore the Muscle Repair from a Tummy Tuck? 6 Weeks PO

Dear Pam: If you tear the muscle repair after a tummy tuck it usually hurts, and has the potential to bleed forming a hematoma. This normally... READ MORE

How Long is the Recovery Period for Full Tummy Tuck?

In general it takes a few weeks for most patients to recover from a tummy tuck. Some will heal more quickly, some will take longer. The variable that... READ MORE

Age 18 - Is There Any Hope for Me?

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Are Gurgling and Swishing Common in Silicone Implants at High Altitudes?

Dear J. Gray: Thanks for your question. A breast augmentation video can be viewed by clicking "more" below. I have done many breast... READ MORE

Does Tummy Tuck Affect Life Span?

An uncomplicated tummy tuck will not shorten your life, but I have many patients who find their life more enjoyable after their tummy tuck. The... READ MORE

Will Breasts Sag if I Decide to Explant?

After breast implants are removed, the breast loses support. The amount lost is proportionate to the volume lost. The larger the implant, the larger... READ MORE

How different would 390ccs vs 450ccs silicone round textured implants be in the body?

If you are going to have a breast lift, and want to be smaller, there is no better time to down size your breast implants. The breast lift can be... READ MORE

Can a Partially Deflated Implant Cause Pain?

A deflated breast implant, does not usually cause pain when fixed promptly. Silicone filled breast implants should be replaced promptly. When the... READ MORE

Moderate Profile Plus OR High Profile?

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Are Strange Skin 'Bulges' Along Incision Line After Upper Eyelid Surgery Normal?

Dear Nova29 in Manhattan Beach, CA: Small bumps, ridges and puckers are common after eyelid surgery. The skin is the thinest on the body and small... READ MORE

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Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck: What is the Difference?

Dr. Joseph Mele is with us live at PSTM 2016 to explain the difference between a conventional and mini tummy tuck. WATCH VIDEO

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