Each of us cares about the health of our skin, but are we making healthy choices in how we care for our skin? Limiting sun exposure, monitoring a healthy diet and participating in a healthy skin care regimen are very important measures we can control to affect how our skin behaves. Sun exposure is our primary concern as UV exposure is the main culprit of damaged skin. Acne causing bacteria deep in the skin’s pores is the most common skin ..read moreUpdated November 5, 2014
Jewell Plastic Surgery is proud to be a participant in the Dandelions Flowers Bras for a Cure. Bras for a Cure is such a creative way to bring mindfulness to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year the focus is on Breast Density. What does breast density have to do with mammograms? If I am told that I have dense breast tissue, do I need to worry?
This year’s winner of the best cancer support category went to a young girl who ..read moreUpdated October 27, 2014 BRAve Face
It all started in July 2010 when I heard the words BREAST CANCER.
Now before this I had friends and my friends had friends who were diagnosed with breast cancer and I thought what would I do if I was ever told I had breast cancer. I even cared for women who were diagnosed with breast cancer so I thought I had an idea of what these women went through.
They could ..read moreUpdated October 24, 2014
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 more