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Body contouring surgery has been an integral part of Dr. Mark Jewell’s 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 procedure to ..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 moreUpdated May 16, 2014
Dr. Mark Jewell has just returned from the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that was held in San Francisco, CA in April 2014. This meeting is the largest one of its type and involves plastic surgeons from all over the world. Many new products and concepts were presented. Dr. Jewell has been involved in this society for years, as he is the Past President of ASAPS.
Dr. Jewell along with other colleagues taught an innovative ..read moreUpdated May 2, 2014
There is a tremendous interest in non-surgical treatments for facial rejuvenation. The Liquid Facelift is a non-surgical treatment for patients who have facial volume loss and minimal facial skin laxness. Interestingly, facial fat exists in discreet compartments within the facial/cheek area. Some individuals tend to lose facial volume in midlife and seek treatment.
Dr. Mark Jewell has extensive experience with the use of facial fillers to correct facial volume loss and improve contour. He has been involved as a principal investigator in ..read moreUpdated April 8, 2014
Dr. Jewell first used Botox® 15 years ago to improve forehead wrinkles that were caused by frowning. Since that time, he has been a prime mover in the field of Cosmetic Injectables. He was involved in the development and training of hyaluronic acid fillers (HA) 12 years ago. He has been a leader in the field of plastic surgery recognizing and lecturing on the importance of the synergistic effect of Cosmetic Injectables, along with surgery and good medical skin care, ..read moreUpdated March 28, 2014
“Tomatoes may reduce breast cancer risk.” This headline went viral recently after research reported the positive effects of eating tomatoes in women with high risk of breast cancer. Research from Harvard Medical School in 2012 found that having higher levels of carotenoids- nutrients in brightly colored fruits and veggies- lowered breast cancer risk.
Headlines like this can offer hope for the one in nine women affected with breast cancer, but is it overshadowing the links of being overweight and breast cancer ..read moreUpdated March 20, 2014
Patients seeking breast augmentation or reconstruction ask, “What will my results look like?” While various simulations have been tried to put breast implants into a bra, the best option according to Dr. Mark Jewell is the use of 3-D imaging/modeling programs, such as the Canfield Vectra. This simulation technology takes six individual photographs and electronically makes them into a 3-D manikin of a patient.
From there, physical measurements of breast shape can be taken and modeling of outcomes with various implant ..read more