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Breast Augmentation: Do I Really Need a General Anesthetic?

Will I need general anesthesia for my breast augmentation? Breast augmentation is a popular procedure and there are various ways that plastic surgeons perform it. Most utilize a general anesthetic for the procedure. Dr. Jewell does this differently, as for most healthy women, it is possible to perform breast augmentation comfortably and safely without a …

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Is It Safe to Get Plastic Surgery in the COVID-19 Era?

After months of sheltering at home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, some women and men who had planned on getting aesthetic plastic surgery at our Eugene, Oregon, practice prior to the pandemic are likely now wondering if it's safe to undergo an elective operation. Some hesitancy is understandable, but as a plastic surgeon …

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Universal Precautions to Limit COVID-19 Exposure

Mark Jewell, M.D., P.C. Office & Surgery Center Universal Precautions to Limit Exposure to Covid-19 In order to limit the potential transmission of Covid-19 between patients and employees, Dr. Jewell has developed what is called “universal precautions”. These precautions apply to both patients coming to Dr. Jewell’s clinic and surgery center. For Patients: We want …

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Spring Cleaning For Your Skin

It’s spring time and we’re all stuck inside and waiting for the coronavirus confinement to be eased. During this time, we believe that this is a great opportunity to restart your skin care regimen that will get you ready to go outside and enjoy the summer. For our patients who are on a skin care …

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Addressing Patient Community on COVID-19

To our patient community, As you may be aware, the State of Oregon has issued an order directing surgeons to suspend all non-essential elective surgical procedures due to the cornavirus. As good citizens, we at the Jewell Plastic Surgery Center and Medical Spa, we are in compliance with this directive to temporarily suspend any non-essential …

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5 Common Ultherapy® Questions

Multiple nonsurgical skin tightening treatments are available these days, but we believe Ultherapy offers the best results for our medical spa patients in Eugene, Oregon. It's also one of the procedures that people ask about the most on the RealSelf website, where patients can get answers from board-certified specialists. What Is Ultherapy? Some of the …

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How Injectables Can Help You Look Merry & Bright This Season

With holiday parties and celebrations quickly approaching, many people are curious about nonsurgical treatments to help them look their best this season. Injectables such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers help many of my Eugene, Salem, and Bend, Oregon, patients look more vibrant and refreshed with very little time commitment for treatment and recovery. These injectables …

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What Is Breast Implant Illness (BII)?

There has been a lot in the news lately about the safety of breast implants. At my Eugene, Oregon, practice, I regularly answer questions about this topic from patients, and I believe there is some confusion about the issue. Much of the confusion stems from the fact that 2 entirely separate issues are often discussed …

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C-Section Scar Removal: An Unexpected Tummy Tuck Benefit

Some of the women considering a tummy tuck at my Eugene, Oregon, practice gave birth via cesarean section and the physical toll includes a puffy pouch of loose skin just above the C-section scar. This is often referred to as a "C-shelf" and, even though it often fades over time, it will never completely disappear. …

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