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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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Feel Younger and Live Longer

Medical science is able to quantify that individuals who feel younger have a tendency to actually live longer.  Genetics, diet, exercise, lifestyle and character all contribute to energized longevity.  Contrary to the stereotype of later life as a time loneliness, depression and decline, a growing body of scientific research shows that, in many ways, life …

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Happy Thanksgiving

There is much to be thankful about in life. I want to share with my patients how thankful my staff and I are to know you, to have a plastic surgery practice that allows us to be of service to this community, and to produce best in class outcomes.We wish all of our patients a wonderful …

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Slimming Down For Thanksgiving and Beyond

The holidays are almost here, which means you will be around a lot of delicious and fattening foods. Even though holiday treats taste good, they can make you gain weight in a hurry. It is very important to start taking care of your body right now so that you can avoid putting on extra weight. …

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Selecting the Best Location for Your Cosmetic Surgery Procedure

When patients consider having cosmetic procedures, they often ask about the best venue where they would receive their care. As there are many options, locally in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon, it is useful to discuss how decisions are made regarding the best and safest location for each patient. This is based on the anticipated procedure, …

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Sleep Apnea and Elective Plastic Surgery

Many individuals are afflicted with breathing disorders that plague them when they sleep, known as sleep apnea. These are commonly treated with constant positive airway devices (CPAP). Such individuals become interested in elective cosmetic plastic surgery to improve appearances. This can present a challenge for patients and their physicians, as sleep apnea patients require a …

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Choosing Between Surgical and Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments

Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedure demand is at an all-time high. Thanks to advances in both surgical techniques and non-surgical procedures, there is a treatment for every person and nearly every trouble area. As widespread acceptance of the cosmetic surgery industry continues to grow, more and more people are looking for a fix to the …

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5 things You Need to Know about Melanoma

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month so we thought we would do a follow-up blog post to highlight facts regarding Melanoma. 5 Facts: 1.  Melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin cancer 2.  Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer 3.  You are more likely to develop Melanoma if you: Have …

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