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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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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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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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Dr. Jewell is featured in the Winter/Spring 2019 issue of New Beauty Magazine segment about body contouring procedures and patient safety

Last fall, Dr. Jewell was interviewed by New Beauty’s writer Jolene Edgar for an article on body contouring surgery and patient safety of the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. He had a lot to say about this procedure with regards to its risks and unknown long-term outcomes. This is a procedure that is sought after by …

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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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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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