Skip to main content


Years of Membership

Joseph A. Mele III., MD, FACS

About Joseph A. Mele III., MD, FACS

Dr. Joseph A. Mele is board-certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery. An experienced plastic surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area and Walnut Creek, Dr. Mele offers an expansive selection of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures to help both women and men rejuvenate their appearance and renew their self-confidence. Dr. Mele and his skilled plastic surgery team take a thorough and compassionate approach to care, with the goal of providing patients with customized treatment along with a positive overall experience. They are dedicated to fostering a warm, caring, and relaxing environment so that patients feel as comfortable as possible.

Professional Background

Dr. Mele and his staff are firmly committed to privacy and attentiveness from the first stage of the process through to the final steps of recovery. Personalized care and achieving results that look beautiful and natural are two of the hallmarks of Dr. Mele’s practice philosophy, and he believes that honest communication and the use of advanced techniques are some of the most important ways to accomplish individual goals with exemplary results.

Education & Training

After graduating with high honors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Mele was awarded the prestigious Regents' Scholarship to attend the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.

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

As a plastic surgery fellow in San Francisco, Joseph Mele, MD, acquired three years of intense postgraduate instruction in General Plastic Surgery, as well as specialized training in the areas of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Micro Surgery, Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Hand Surgery, and the repair of Congenital Deformities (birth defects). Dr. Mele has volunteered on surgical missions to provide medical care for underprivileged children in Guatemala (Hospital de la Familia) and Argentina (Rotary International's Rotoplast).


Practice, Joseph A. Mele III, MD, FACS

130 La Casa Via
Bldg 2, #206
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
United States

Additional Information

Office Hours
Weekdays 9AM - 5PM
Consultation Price
Dr. Mele believes the first step of the treatment process is one of the most important, as it will lay the foundation for virtually everything that comes after. During your initial consultation with Dr. Mele, he will have a friendly conversation with you about your concerns and goals. He will conduct an examination of the areas you would like to address, review your medical history, and thoroughly answer all of your questions. Once you and Dr. Mele have explored the treatment options that may be of benefit, he will make a recommendation on the procedure that is most ideal for your specific needs. Should you decide to move forward, Dr. Mele will develop a treatment plan that is fully customized to your unique anatomical characteristics and ultimate enhancement goals. Once the treatment plan is designed, a member of Dr. Mele’s team will provide a cost estimate for the procedure that includes all associated expenses and answer any questions you may have about our extensive selection of payment options. We will also be happy to collaborate with you on the time and date of treatment that will be most convenient for your schedule. Dr. Mele encourages you to be completely open with him about your concerns and expectations. After all, the consultation is designed to be a safe space for you to communicate your goals and have all of your questions answered while evaluating your confidence and trust in your plastic surgeon.
Major Credit Cards
Patient Financing Plans
Financing Available
Dr. Mele accepts a comprehensive array of payment methods at his practice to make surgical and non-surgical treatments as financially convenient as possible. Major credit cards such as Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express® are all accepted, as well as cash and personal checks. In addition, Dr. Mele works with reputable healthcare financing companies such as CareCredit® and ALPHAEON® CREDIT, which offer qualified applicants a number of affordable financing plans that can be useful for patients who would rather pay for their treatment over time.
Experience with Specialized Conditions or Skin Types
Dr. Mele provides an inclusive practice for all people interested in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery.
Brands Offered
Our skin protects, nourishes, and purifies our body. It's our buffer between us and the world, and the first thing to show signs of daily wear and tear. Don't you owe it to your skin to take the best possible care of it you can? Dr. Mele offers a wide selection of quality skin care products, such as highly effective alpha hydroxy formulas, to help support and maintain your skin at its most vibrant and glowing. Contact our office in Walnut Creek to find out more about our skin care products collection.
Board Certifications
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
Alameda Contra Costa County Medical Association (ACCMA)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgery (ASBPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
California Medical Association
California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS)
International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
Hospital Affiliation(s)
John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek, CA - Active Staff (Chairperson 2000-2004)
San Ramon Regional Medical Center - San Ramon, CA - Active Staff
John Muir Medical Center - Concord, CA - Active Staff
Surgical Facilities
Dr. Mele has established a relaxing atmosphere at his state-of-the-art practice to provide patients with a warm and comfortable environment. Privacy and confidentiality are also high priorities at Dr. Mele’s office, and all individuals are treated with the utmost respect and attention to their concerns. The practice is equipped with private consultation rooms, an advanced treatment facility, and an inviting reception area. Dr. Mele has also surrounded himself with skilled medical professionals and an administrative staff who are all committed to ensuring each and every patient meets their treatment goals and achieves the best possible experience.

Joseph A. Mele III., MD, FACS

Practice, Joseph A. Mele III, MD, FACS

130 La Casa Via
Bldg 2, #206
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
United States