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What You Should Know About Implants and BIA-ALCL

Women with breast implants or those who are considering breast augmentation have probably heard or read reports about an unusual type of lymphoma associated with implants that have textured surfaces. I've discussed this topic with patients during breast augmentation consultations at my Eugene, Oregon, practice, but I wanted to share this up-to-date information in this …

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Betadine and Breast Implants Special Topic Scientific Article (Aesthetic Surgery Journal)

Dr. Mark Jewell and his colleague, Dr. William Adams, Jr. have just published a special topic scientific article in the peer-reviewed Aesthetic Surgery Journal on the use of Betadine as an antibacterial agent that is used during breast implant surgery. Betadine is an iodine-based antibacterial agent that has powerful properties of killing bacterial that can …

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Textured Breast Implants and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)

Dr. Mark Jewell along with other plastic surgeons in the US, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Australia published an important peer-reviewed scientific article in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) (September 2017) regarding their outcome data about ways to prevent the occurrence of anaplastic large cell lymphoma that is associated with bacterial contamination (biofilm) of textured breast …

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A Message To My Patients Regarding Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

March 27, 2017 There is a rare type of lymphoma that is associated with all brands of textured breast implants. It is called Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a safety communication updating the current understanding of BIA-ALCL. The professional societies for …

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Mark Jewell MD a New Breast Implant Choice “INSPIRA”

Dr. Mark Jewell is one of the first US plastic surgeons to offer the new Allergan Natrelle Inspira gel-filled breast implant for both primary breast augmentation, reconstruction, and maintenance surgery for women who have undergone a breast augmentation. He has experience with the Inspira when teaching cosmetic breast surgery as an international travelling professor, long …

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What To Do When Your Saline-Filled Breast Implant Goes Flat

OMG! So your saline-filled breast implant has gone flat- What to do? Many women in the United States underwent cosmetic breast augmentation and breast reconstruction with saline-filled breast implants in between 1992 and 2006. This number, according to procedural statistics is large, equating to several million women who have been implanted with saline-filled breast implants. …

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Shaped Cohesive Gel Implants For Breast Augmentation Research Shared By Mark Jewell M.D.

Dr. Mark Jewell is currently in Korea as an international guest professor lecturing and providing instruction for Asiatic plastic surgeons in the use of shaped cohesive gel implants for breast augmentation and reconstruction. He is currently delivering a hands-on experience at the Catholic University of Seoul, Korea to a select group of surgeons representing Korea, …

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