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 moreUpdated June 23, 2014
OMG! So your saline-filled breast implant has gone flat- What to do?
Many women in the United States underwent cosmetic breast augmentation and breast reconstruction with saline-filled breast implants in between 1992 and 2006. This number, according to procedural statistics is large, equating to several million women who have been implanted with saline-filled breast implants. Implanted medical devices, whether a saline-filled breast implant, cardiac pacemaker or artificial hip, can fail and need replacement. Replacement surgery at the time of failure or ..read moreUpdated June 6, 2014
Dr. Mark Jewell is currently in Korea as an international guest professor lecturing and providing instruction for Asiatic plastic surgeons in the use of shaped cohesive gel implants for breast augmentation and reconstruction. He is currently delivering a hands-on experience at the Catholic University of Seoul, Korea to a select group of surgeons representing Korea, Japan and China. Dr. Jewell’s thirteen years of research and experience with the Allergan 410 implants and Mentor CPG implants offers these surgeons an immense ..read moreUpdated May 29, 2014
There is a lot of interest in the use of one’s own fat cells to serve as a fat transfer to other body areas. Fat is a natural tissue filler versus synthetic fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Juve’derm or Voluma XC. Fat has specific advantages and some disadvantages over these fillers.
Fat grafting has been used for over 100 years by plastic surgeons to fill in tissue defects in the face and body. This procedure is often performed by Dr. Mark Jewell ..read more