Yearly Archives: 2019

A woman makes a list of her holiday plans after receiving a combination of BOTOX and fillers.

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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A woman evaluates implant options for her breast augmentation surgery.

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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Portrait of a flat stomach after having a tummy tuck by a board certified plastic surgeon in Eugene, OR

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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Allergan Suspends Sale of BioCell Textured Implants and Tissue Expanders Worldwide

Today, news came out about Allergan suspending the sale of their BioCell textured implants and tissue expanders worldwide. Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) has been found to be associated with these textured surface implants. To date, Dr. Jewell has not seen a case of BIA-ALCL in his textured implant patients as he has …

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Photo of textured breast implants

FDA OKs Continued Use of Textured Breast Implants

Women considering breast augmentation at my Oregon plastic surgery practice occasionally ask if textured breast implants remain an option after reading recent reports linking those implants to various health concerns. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement in May saying that textured implants can still be used for breast enhancement, explaining that …

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A woman looks in the mirror and ponders facial rejuvenation options.

What a Facelift Can Do That Injectables Can’t

Injectable anti-aging treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers are becoming increasingly popular as patients discover their efficacy and convenience. While these are great options for patients mainly looking to address lines and wrinkles, they fall short when it comes to treating aging concerns around the lower face, such as jowls or loss of definition …

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A patient receives a BOTOX® injection.

The Dangers of BOTOX Bargain Hunting

For patients who aren’t ready for surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, injectables such as dermal fillers and BOTOX® at our Eugene, Oregon, practice are more popular than ever. Unfortunately, with the rising injectables trend has inevitably come the presence of knockoff brands and less-than-reputable providers offering treatments at prices that seem too good to be true. …

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A woman rests in bed after a full recovery from a subtle breast augmentation procedure.

The Rise of the Subtle Breast Augmentation

For women considering breast augmentation at our Eugene, Oregon, practice, there is a growing interest in achieving subtle results rather than a dramatic transformation. Instead of seeking considerable size increases, women are now focused on slightly enhancing the size and shape of their breasts to feel more feminine and reverse any undesirable effects brought on …

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A woman smiles because of the happiness her facelift has brought her.

Why Facelifts Are Better Now than Ever Before

There's no doubt that advances in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments have changed the aesthetic landscape in the past 10 to 20 years more than any other development. Some men and women may even benefit from a "liquid facelift" at our Eugene, Oregon, practice. Still, injectables and non-invasive skin tightening procedures such as Ultherapy® can't match …

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