Joseph A. Mele, III, MD, FACS

Over the last 20 years, Joseph Mele, MD, FACS, has emerged as one of the premier cosmetic plastic surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area.


    (925) 943-6353

    130 La Casa Via, Walnut Creek, CA, USA


    Aesthetic Everything Awards Nominations

    • Top Aesthetic Doctor
    • Top Plastic Surgeon West
    • Top Breast Surgeon




    Over the last 20 years, Joseph Mele, MD, FACS, has emerged as one of the premier cosmetic plastic surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area. His specialties include breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, and facial rejuvenation, producing safe and predictable results with a mix of the cutting edge and the tried and true.

    Dr. Mele's office is central to the East Bay Area, with his office located in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Walnut Creek, CA, and is about ten minutes from where he grew up. He was fortunate enough to receive all his training locally in Northern California, and continues to enjoy to numerous outdoor activities the area is known for.


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    Breast Aesthetics:
    Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants)
    Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
    Breast Reduction
    Breast Reconstruction
    Inverted Nipple Correction
    Areola Reduction
    Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)

    Body Work:
    Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
    Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
    Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)
    Post-Bariatric Surgery (Body Lifts)

    Facial Plastic Surgery:
    Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)
    Neck Lift
    Brow Lift
    Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
    Double Eyelid Surgery
    Rhinoplasty (Nasal Surgery)
    Otoplasty (Ear Pinning)
    Lip Augmentation
    Chin, Cheek and Nasal Augmentation
    Injectable Fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse...)
    Neuromodulators (BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport)
    Chemical Peel (TCA Peel, Phenol Peel)
    Laser Skin Resurfacing


    After graduating with high honors in electrical and computer engineering from UC Davis, Dr. Mele was awarded the prestigious Regents’ Scholarship to attend the UC Davis School of Medicine.

    Dr. Mele completed his surgical internship at the University of California Davis Medical Center, in Sacramento, CA; his General Surgery Residency at San Joaquin General Hospital, in Stockton, CA; and sub-specialized with a Fellowship in Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, CA.

    Dr. Mele maintains two board certifications and is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of General Surgery.


    Dr. Mele is an active member of the:

    American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
    American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
    California Society of Plastic Surgery (CSPS)
    International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
    American College of Surgeons (FACS)
    American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgery (ASBPS)
    International Confederation of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (IPRAS)
    Alameda Contra Costa Medical Association (ACCMA)
    California Medical Association (CMA)
    American Medical Association (AMA)


    Joseph A. Mele, MD, FACS wins Top Plastic Surgeon West and Top Aesthetic Doctor in the Aesthetic Everything® 2020 Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine Awards.

    University of California Regents’ Scholarship

    American Institute of Plastic Surgeons - 10 Best in California for Client Satisfaction

    Consumers' Research Council of America - America's Top Plastic Surgeons Award

    The Talk Awards - Award Category - California Plastic Surgeons - Excellence in Patient Satisfaction

    Health Tap Top Doc - Top Plastic Surgeon in California for Demonstrated Expertise, Excellence and Care

    RealSelf Top 100 Doctor

    National Consumer Advisory Board - America's Best Physicians Award

    Patients' Choice Award - One of California's Favorite Physicians - Most Compassionate Doctor Award

    Talk of the Town - Best Cosmetic

    Business Hall of Fame - Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Best of Walnut Creek


    If you want great care, service and medical expertise go to Dr. Mele. He is easy to talk to, will answer all your questions. He will tell you what to expect before surgery. Had the full mommy makeover few weeks ago and have been happy with my great results. I love his natural results approach.

    Dr. Mele and his staff are all professional and friendly. He has been KRON 4's guest speaker several times and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Highly recommended!!!



    Dr. Mele - I want to thank you for a beautiful job of performing my breast surgery. I am so pleased with what you accomplished! Thank you so very much.



    Dr. Mele and his staff are fantastic. It was my first time having any type of plastic surgery and I was initially a bit apprehensive. I had a complete face lift and could not be happier with the results. Dr. Mele is a great surgeon with great after care. His staff is kind and knowledgeable.

    I highly recommend Dr. Mele.



    I have had abnormally chubby cheeks my entire life. Every member of my family shares this genetic trait. When I was younger, it was cute. It's not so cute when you're almost 40 and the volume in your upper cheeks has dissipated, which then calls attention to your way to big for my face lower cheeks. Regardless of how much I weigh, my cheeks were disproportionately large. It was my sister who discovered that buccal fat surgery was a thing... She had the procedure done when she was in early 20's and she looks great! After researching the heck out of the subject, I found Dr. Mele.

    Dr. Mele is the type of surgeon who will not operate on someone unless they are a candidate. The majority of people who believe they are candidates, typically are not. I was lucky. Buccal fat surgery usually takes a month to see any difference. It has only been 7 days and I can honestly say that I am happier than I ever though I could be with the results.

    I would post pictures but I am concerned about anonymity. Dr. Mele has a clear understanding of how 3 dimensional object occupy space. When the turkey neck I am also genetically predisposed to starts appearing, I will be paying Dr. Mele another visit. The staff is fantastic and Dr. Mele is a truly down to earth guy.



    Where do I begin? Dr. Mele has been my surgeon for 12 years & I keep going back to him because he is simply the best! I've also sent friends & family members to him & the results speak for themselves. Not only is Dr. Mele one of the finest plastic surgeons around, he also has a bedside manner that you just won't find today. Dr. Mele takes time to listen, explain & let you ask questions until you are satisfied 100%. He is one of the most ethical Dr's as well, and will be honest with you (some people just want the answer they want to hear) he manages to do this with tact, decorum & class, one will not be disappointed with Dr. Mele, he is simply the best around! I was sent to him by a dermatologist who didn't want to touch my face (as I was working as a professional model at the time) Dr. Mele removed a mole without a trace of a scar & I've been hooked ever since. If you want the best, Dr. Mele is the ticket!!



    This is second surgery I've had with Dr. Mele in 11 years and he is still the most humble, kind, and very professional Dr. I also brought my adult Granddaughter to him for her Rhinoplasty as I knew there was no other Dr. I would have her trust to do it, and her results were perfect! Office staff as always were great, and I personally think there is no better Plastic Surgeon in the area with very fair prices for the amazing job he does!



    Over the last ten years, I have had multiple surgical procedures performed by Dr. Mele. I consider him a surgical artist with talents beyond reproach. He is always honest, explains every aspect of the procedures (which includes downtime, expected discomfort, and recovery), and a true gentlemen. For anyone seeking surgical talent in the Bay Area, Dr. Mele is on the top of the list.PK



    Dr. Mele and his staff are fantastic. The results from my face lift exceeded all expectations. I highly recommend Dr. Mele.