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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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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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