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Why Winter Is the Perfect Season for Breast Augmentation

Winter is often thought of as "plastic surgery season" in general, and it's certainly true for women who are thinking about getting breast implants. With so many people working from home because of the pandemic, it's especially true this year. There's really no "bad" time to schedule breast augmentation surgery at my Eugene, Oregon, plastic surgery practice, …

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How Safe Are Breast Implants?

The subject of breast implant safety is a topic that breast augmentation patients at my Eugene, Oregon practice have discussed more often in the past year because of publicity surrounding draft FDA guidelines issued last year and which were recently finalized. As an article published recently in the magazine New Beauty noted (and in which …

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How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

Choosing to get breast implants is a big decision and a significant investment. When considering the procedure, our breast augmentation patients, who come from Salem and other cities to our practice in Eugene, Oregon, are often concerned about how long their implants will last. In this blog post, we’ll answer that question, explain some of …

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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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