Six years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a lumpectomy, followed by chemo and radiation. I ended up with an inverted nipple that needed to be reconstructed. I had reconstructive surgery with a different local surgeon who implanted a breast implant and did a flap to fix my nipple. After surgery my nipple was still inverted (which was not easy or pleasant to keep clean), my implant felt hard as a rock (I hated even hugging ..read moreUpdated October 23, 2014
Who knew 2014 would be such an eventful year. On January 2, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was told it was a very aggressive type of breast cancer. This of course led to many appointments with many different doctors. I started chemo on January 16th.
After I discovered my breast lump, and while I was awaiting the results of my testing, my husband I discussed what I would want to do if the test showed I had breast ..read moreUpdated October 22, 2014
My journey to breast reconstruction is different than most patients. In 2013, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 44. Because of my strong family history of cancer, I had BRAC 1 testing done and it was positive.
I opted to have bilateral prophylactic mastectomies with immediate breast reconstruction. I chose this option to decrease my risk of future breast cancer. This entailed removal of underlying breast tissue with a skin sparing technique and nipple graft with immediate ..read moreUpdated October 21, 2014
My Brave Face Story
Eight years ago, July third 2006 to be exact, I was lucky enough to be receiving the “Breast Augmentation” of my dreams. Not because I was vain, but because I had put my time in as a young mother and I wanted to get myself back to feeling sexy. Who would have known that the procedure would prove to be the reason that I survived having breast cancer? Three weeks post ..read moreUpdated September 29, 2014
October 15, 2014 is national Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day “BRA DAY”!
This year’s theme is BRAve Faces. We recognize there are many faces of breast cancer and a unique journey for every person facing a breast cancer diagnosis.
Breast cancer does not discriminate and while every journey is unique-all breast cancer patients have the right to know their reconstruction options prior to deciding the path they choose for surgery.
Please join us Jewell Plastic Surgery on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 ..read moreUpdated September 23, 2014
Dr. Mark Jewell participated in the biennial Congress of the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery that was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This international meeting hosted by aesthetic plastic surgeons from 94 countries. Dr. Jewell represents the United States of America as its National Secretary within the organization of ISAPS.
Dr. Jewell presented 5 scientific papers at the meeting during the general session. One of the papers he presented was about the ten year outcome data from the Allergan 410 form-stable breast implant study. He was ..read moreUpdated September 12, 2014
August 1, 2014 marked the 35th year of Mark Jewell, M.D’s. clinical practice in Eugene, Oregon. He achieved a significant accomplishment with regards to a zero incidence of infection following a primary breast augmentation surgery in the last 35 years of his practice.
This data is corroborated by other FDA-approved, Institutional Review Board oversight studies that Dr. Jewell has been involved with over the last 22 years. A peer-reviewed scientific study written by Dr. Jewell that was published in Aesthetic Surgery ..read moreUpdated September 3, 2014
The Prix Galien Awards, is considered the industry’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the highest accolade for biomedical research and innovation. Each year the Prix Galien Awards Committee, selects among many candidates the best products competing in three categories – Best Pharmaceutical Agent, Best Biotechnology Product and Best Medical Technology approved by the FDA in the past five years. http://www.prix-galien-usa.com/en/website/home
Seri Surgial Scaffold has been nominated for the Prix Galien award. Seri Surgical Scaffold is a unique silk-derived biologic textile that ..read moreUpdated August 1, 2014
Body contouring surgery has been an integral part of Dr. Mark Jewell’s Eugene, Oregon, practice for many years. One of the more interesting procedures in this area is the lipoabdominoplasty which is the combination of an abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”) and liposuction. This combination was developed by some of Dr. Jewell’s Brazilian colleagues in order to improve the aesthetics of the entire abdominal area and waist. Dr. Jewell was one of the first plastic surgeons in North America to introduce this ..read moreUpdated July 7, 2014
Summertime finds Oregonians out in nature taking in those fabulous “rays” that we have been anticipating all year. We are cognizant that ultraviolet exposure (UVA & UVB rays) can cause damage to our skin by robbing it of moisture and elasticity; deepening lines and wrinkles; and causing excess pigment. So what is an active, nature-loving Oregonian to do? Find sunscreen protection that is tailored to your particular needs and lifestyle.
Sunscreens, hats, and protective clothing guard us against the culprit that ..read more