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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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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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