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Almost everyone in the world has heard of plastic surgery, but do we know the breadth and depth of this surgical specialty and how it is changing? Do you know that the word plastic does not imply the man-made material, but rather takes its meaning from the Greek word that means to mold, form and shape? Plastic surgery evolved as a specialty after WWI and II because so many victims of these wars were disfigured by bombs. These soldiers needed ..read moreUpdated February 14, 2014
Have you ever thought that you scrub too much when washing your face? You may be correct. Most of us assume that if we have a skin-care condition, that if we scrub with more intensity we can solve the problem. But experts have found that no condition including acne and age spots can be scrubbed away. Too much washing can cause dryness, some foaming cleansers may be too harsh on your skin, and having that squeaky clean feeling may potentially damaging your skin. So what do ..read moreUpdated February 12, 2014
Breasts are a defining feature of womanhood. So I don’t think there is an age range that gals do not think of looking better with breast enhancement being a good thing. But at what age is a gal old enough to manage an elective surgical procedure and responsible enough to undergo surgery with all the pre and post-operative demands?
During my pre-operative interview, I am trying to understand each individual’s motivation, their age of maturity, and their real reason for choosing ..read moreUpdated January 22, 2014
As many women and men reach their forties and fifties, they start to worry about looking older. They may start out with Botox Cosmetic® or other facial fillers, but soon these are not enough to maintain a youthful face. A facelift along with eyelid surgery is the next consideration for comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
The facelift procedure has improved drastically over time. Technology and procedures have evolved and today’s facelifts offer excellent results. This is “not your grandmother’s facelift,” with prolonged bruising, ..read moreUpdated January 17, 2014
As winter persists outside, it is a great time to get your skin ready for springtime. With the sun less intense and less UV exposure, the timing of medical skin care and light-based treatments is excellent, says Sherry Lavelle, Dr. Jewell’s aesthetician.Fractional Laser Skin Treatment
The Jewell District Medical Spa offers a variety of prescriptive skin care programs that involve a combination of retinoid-based cosmeceuticals and various light-based treatments, such as the Solta Clear and Brilliant ..read moreUpdated January 15, 2014
January is the perfect time to implement a new skin care regime. Cold weather can be harsh on the delicate skin of the face. Taking steps to protect and nurture your skin now will lay the groundwork to having beautiful glowing skin all year long. Dr. Jewell’s state of the art medical spa has many non-surgical options for skin treatment that will jump-start your skin on the road to a younger and healthier looking appearance. There is still time left ..read moreUpdated January 6, 2014
Gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts in men can be an upsetting and embarrassing problem. The enlargement can cause teasing about “man boobs” and an unattractive fit in clothing. Gynecomastia is usually caused by hormonal fluctuations. It may cause not only breast swelling, but also tenderness of the breast and discharge from nipples. Although it is not a serious condition, men may seek treatment with Dr. Jewell to restore the appearance, sometimes requiring a male breast reduction procedure.What Causes Gynecomastia?
Breast enlargement in ..read moreUpdated December 16, 2013
Medical spas combine the relaxing experience of facials, laser hair removal, and other experiences with non-invasive treatments such as a HydraFacial, chemical peel or filler injections that help to erase the years and give clients a younger and fresher appearance. Gift certificates for medical spa treatments are the perfect gift for anyone with a busy schedule who needs a bit of pampering and self-indulgence in their lives.Facials
A number of different types of facials are available for each person’s needs. A ..read moreUpdated November 27, 2013
The holidays are almost here, which means you will be around a lot of delicious and fattening foods. Even though holiday treats taste good, they can make you gain weight in a hurry. It is very important to start taking care of your body right now so that you can avoid putting on extra weight. Here are some different ways to slim down for the holidays.Practice Portion Control
If you want to keep your shapely figure this holiday season, you have ..read moreUpdated November 22, 2013
When patients consider having cosmetic procedures, they often ask about the best venue where they would receive their care. As there are many options, locally in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon, it is useful to discuss how decisions are made regarding the best and safest location for each patient. This is based on the anticipated procedure, their personal health history, and amount of surgery/time factor.
Hospital-based care for self-pay procedures is extremely expensive and out of most individual’s ability to pay, even ..read more