Blog | Mark Jewell, M.D.


Ultherapy® vs. Fillers: Which Option Is Best for You?

Updated September 23, 2018

As we age, our skin loses its firmness, and wrinkles begin to develop. People concerned about looking older than they feel but who aren’t ready—or don’t want—plastic surgery, have nonsurgical options. Dermal fillers and Ultherapy are 2 treatments offered at our Eugene, Oregon, plastic surgery practice that minimize the signs of aging.

Combining fillers with Ultherapy can produce comprehensive facial rejuvenation results without surgery that address specific concerns associated with facial aging. Both fillers and Ultherapy were named in 2018 by more

The Surprising Benefits of Tummy Tuck

Updated July 7, 2018

Tummy tuck surgery is a favorite cosmetic enhancement for women who have been pregnant or people who have lost a lot of weight. But tummy tucks are not limited to just these two groups of people—and many people are happy to learn of some surprising perks offered by this transformative plastic surgery at my Eugene office.

Why choose a tummy tuck?

For most people, weight loss and pregnancy are positive events, but they can also leave behind bothersome physical effects. For example, after more

The Wide World of Breast Enhancement

Updated June 5, 2018

“Breast enhancement”: While it may sound like a synonym for breast augmentation, there are actually many ways to enhance the breasts. Enlarging them is only part of the picture, which is why I believe it’s important to offer my breast surgery patients in Eugene, Oregon, a number of options for achieving the silhouettes they want.

Women who pursue breast enhancement typically fall into 1 of 2 broad categories. Either they have breasts that are naturally oversized, undersized, or asymmetrical, or a more

A Closer Look at Today’s Facelift

Updated May 17, 2018

Perhaps more so than any other plastic surgery procedure, facelift has undergone a number of significant changes throughout the past few decades. In my Eugene plastic surgery practice, I’ve adopted many of these changes—much to the satisfaction of my patients. Today’s facelift has the potential to create truly incredible, lasting results that preserve the character of your face.

When I see a prospective facelift patient for a consultation, I keep customization at the forefront of my mind. During this initial appointment, more

Ultherapy®: A Great Skin Treatment for Busy People

Updated April 30, 2018

Ultherapy® at our Oregon-based Jewell Plastic Surgery Center has become increasingly popular due to its ability to lift and rejuvenate the skin without the need for surgery, needles, sutures, or downtime. Treatments take from 30 to 90 minutes, and patients can immediately return to their normal daily activities following the appointment, so it’s a great option for busy working people or moms on-the-go.

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a non-invasive aesthetic treatment that uses a special handpiece to administer ultrasound waves that more

The Do’s & Don’ts of Breast Augmentation Consultation

Updated March 27, 2018

Consultation for a cosmetic procedure can be daunting, especially if it’s your first time. To ease some of your nerves, Dr. Jewell encourages his breast augmentation patients at his Eugene, OR, practice to come prepared. The following tips can be a helpful guide to getting ready for your breast augmentation consultation.

DO review a lot of before-and-after photos. Your surgeon’s photo gallery should give you peace of mind about your procedure. It can also be a great place to find photos more

Dr. Mark Jewell celebrates the 10th anniversary of the American Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting in Florianopolis, Brazil.

Updated February 27, 2018

Ten years ago, he and his colleague, Renato Saltz, M.D. organized an international aesthetic plastic surgery meeting that alternates between the US and Brazil. This successful meeting is very well attended by plastic surgeons from the US, Europe, and Brazil. There is an emphasis on state of the art aesthetic plastic surgery, non-invasive treatments, and practice management. Dr. Jewell presented a scientific paper on strategies to prevent biofilm contamination around breast implants.

The vision to organize an international meeting has been more

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

Updated February 16, 2018


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 become attached to the surface of implants during surgery. Additionally, Dr. Jewell uses other ways to diminish the risk of surface contamination such as more

Facelift Surgery: What Happens Next?

Updated January 21, 2018

One of the most common concerns mentioned by facelift patients at my Eugene plastic surgery practice is the recovery. Most of their questions involve the amount of discomfort involved, what’s normal to expect during their recoveries, and how long the results will last.

As an expert in facial plastic surgery, much of my Eugene practice involves both surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments. In this blog post, I’ll discuss what you can expect following your facelift surgery, along talking about the more

Planning a Breast Augmentation? Consider Going Gummy

Updated December 13, 2017

If you are considering getting breast implants in Oregon, “going gummy“ could be a great option. You’ve probably heard of “gummy bear” breast implants. The nickname reflects the consistency of the silicone gel in Natrelle INSPIRA® Cohesive breast implants, which is similar to the candy that holds its shape even when cut in half.

For 13 years, Dr. Mark Jewell has been involved with the FDA pivotal studies testing the safety and efficacy of the highly cohesive gel implants. The Natrelle more

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