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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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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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Facial Rejuvenation: Fillers, Facelift, or Both?

If you've spent much time online researching ways to look more youthful, you've probably noticed the trend toward nonsurgical treatments. The use of injectables and Ultherapy procedures to reduce wrinkles and create smoother skin is more popular than ever. Despite this trend, facelift surgery at my Eugene, Oregon, practice is still the best option for …

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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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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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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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A mother exercises to complement the results of her tummy tuck

Exercise Can’t Shrink Excess Stomach Skin After Pregnancy

Earlier, one of the most popular blogs on parenting, Scary Mommy, featured a post that told the unvarnished truth about post-baby bodies. The topic echoed what we’ve heard countless times from tummy tuck patients at our Eugene, Oregon, plastic surgery practice. “Let me break it down for you,” the blog post’s author wrote. “In addition …

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A woman looks in the mirror and considers breast augmentation.

Uneven Breasts Are Common—Breast Augmentation Can Help

Symmetry is often associated with attractiveness. That’s been shown to be true for faces, and having perfectly even breasts is something many women desire. The fact is, however, that most women’s breasts have some degree of asymmetry—some estimates put it at nearly 90% of women. It comes as a surprise to many women considering breast augmentation at …

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