Walnut Creek Plastic Surgeon
130 La Casa Via, Building 2, Suite 206
Walnut Creek, California 94598 US

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

A Breath of Fresh Air - Walnut Creek, CA

My motivation was to revise my current implants (remove and replace) and correct a capsular contracture, i wanted a better look than what i currently had in both implants. I did not like the way they looked at all. the outcome was better than i thought. excellent work. He did a lot of detail work on me, I am very happy with the results. i feel great !! I can actually look in the mirror again...

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

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

At 66 years old I was past the recommended age for a mini facelift, but general anesthetic was not an option I wanted to consider.  

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

I've been wanting breast for a long time now.I went in for a consultation on 1/14/13 and right away I felt very comfortable with Dr. Mele. I felt so comfortable withh him the next day i went to put down my deposit!.His staff is also friendly and not pushy. Looking forward to having breast! I'm feeling groovy about this choice.I am so excited. It's getting closer for my breast augmentation. I...

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'm a mother of 4 kids, ages 4,9,12,14. I breast fed all 4 of them until they were about 2 years old..I have been thinking about doing this before I had my fourth but struggled with the cost and spending that much on my body.. But now I'm done having children my husband is on board with me getting this done and I think it's about time I do something for me..My belly is stretched out, tons of...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Expelling My Shameful Secrets - San Francisco, CA

About 18 years ago, I was in an unhealthy relationship and state of mind. I grew up with low self-esteem due to family dynamics, and was with someone who objectified every woman he saw. I was very insecure. I made the decision to get implants, bringing me from a 36B-C to a 36DD. While I had a very good looking result, I was sorry I did this from the day I got them done. I'd realized I'd given...

5 out of 5 stars Ear Surgery

Otoplasty Success - Walnut Creek, CA

I had my otoplasty surgery performed by Dr. Mele. My left ear was always protruded more and looking at even my childhood pictures, I remember how it made me self-conscious. Particularly, now that I have grown older and wear my hair shorter, I was not able to conceal it as much as I used to. Also, I have a long, thin face and ears that protrude are quite noticeable. Dr. Mele spent...

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...

Board Certifications

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

Memberships

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.

Education

  • 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?

Dear Bambi369 in Castro Valley, CA: You have tuberous breasts with a small amount of breast tissue, Unfortunately, most your breast tissue is... READ MORE

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

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?

Dear Betterbreast in Calgary: Thanks for the question. Videos and links are provided below under "more". The choices that you list above... READ MORE

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

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

Before and After Photos by Dr. Mele

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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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