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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 ..read more

Liposuction: A Diet and Exercise Supplement

Updated November 27, 2017

Working out, eating right, and leading a healthy lifestyle cannot always keep certain problem areas of the body as toned as you’d like. Areas such as the abdomen, love handles, hips, and thighs are some of the places that could still carry excess fat regardless of fitness level. At our Eugene practice, liposuction can supplement the active lifestyle of our patients by removing stubborn fat from these trouble spots.

During a consultation, Dr. Jewell listens to you describe your cosmetic goals ..read more

Breast Reconstruction Surgery: You Have Options

Updated October 18, 2017

Patients at our Eugene, Oregon plastic surgery practice are sometimes surprised to learn that Dr. Jewell is a world-class breast surgeon with more than 35 years of experience in performing both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, with more than 2,400 surgeries performed. That’s reassuring to know for women diagnosed with breast cancer who are seeking his expertise about their breast reconstruction options.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day, we want to discuss the different ..read more

Mark L. Jewell, MD introduces ” Drain-Free Tummy Tuck” TissuGlu

Updated September 26, 2017

Dr. Jewell is pleased to offer a revolutionary surgical technique that can eliminate the need for surgical drains in tummy tuck procedures!

Drains are typically  inserted post-operatively to prevent fluid accumulation that occurs between tissue layers after surgery. Although they have been necessary for quite some time, drains are awkward, messy and cumbersome for patients to carry around for weeks after their procedure. TissuGlu works by strongly adhering the tissue layers together, allowing fluid to resorb naturally during healing. As innovators ..read more

Textured Breast Implants and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)

Updated September 21, 2017

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 implants.

This article is available for free download from the PRS web site: http://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/Fulltext/2017/09000/Macrotextured_Breast_Implants_with_Defined_Steps.1.aspx

This article detailed the collective experiences of 8 plastic surgeons who utilized ..read more

What You Need to Know Before Your Ultherapy® Treatment | Part 3 of 3

Updated September 13, 2017

Our plastic surgery patients know that the decision to get a cosmetic treatment like Ultherapy is not a small one. Here in Oregon, you want to be as prepared as possible. Whether you’re wondering about the buzz around Ultherapy or how it differs from other treatments, it helps to be informed. These frequently asked questions will get you ready for your consultation so you know what to ask your plastic surgeon:

How much does Ultherapy cost?

Ultherapy treatments vary in price depending on ..read more

Ultherapy®: What It Is and What It’s Not | Part 2 of 3

Updated August 16, 2017

When plastic surgery patients come in to discuss Ultherapy in our Eugene, Oregon, practice, it’s not uncommon for there to be some confusion about what it is and what it’s not. Ultherapy is just one of the many treatments we offer. Other treatments such as KYBELLA® and intense pulsed light (IPL) also rejuvenate the face and skin but in very different ways. Let’s dive into the differences between Ultherapy and these other treatments.

Ultrasound Energy

Ultherapy is a nonsurgical, noninvasive treatment that ..read more

The Buzz About Ultherapy® | Part 1 of 3

Updated July 12, 2017

Eugene plastic surgery patients are buzzing about Ultherapy! This innovative nonsurgical treatment helps fight skin laxity and generates collagen production, giving patients a more healthy, youthful appearance. Its popularity has soared in the media due to the fact that it provides impressive results without the need for knives or needles.

How does Ultherapy work?

Ultherapy is a safe, nonsurgical skin tightening treatment. It uses targeted ultrasound energy to penetrate deep below the skin without harming the outer layers. This stimulates the body’s ..read more

Dr. Mark Jewell honored for editing a peer-reviewed supplement on soft tissue support biomaterials in The Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Updated May 23, 2017

Dr. Mark Jewell and his colleague, Dr. Michael Edwards were honored at a reception during the recent annual meeting of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for their editing of a special edition peer-reviewed journal supplement on materials used to provide soft tissue support. Both Edwards and Jewell contributed the introduction to this work on how biomaterials such as acellular dermal matrix (ADM) and absorbable mesh (Galaflex) can be used to provide additional soft tissue support during cosmetic or ..read more

Mark Jewell, M.D. presents body contouring research study at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in San Diego, California.

Updated May 1, 2017

Dr. Jewell presented the outcomes from a clinical study that involved ten patients undergoing abdominal fat layer reduction treatments that used the Syneron-Candela UltraShape Power device. This was a scientific study that measured both the reduction in fat layer thickness of the abdomen and reduction in waistline circumference following three treatments performed two weeks apart with the device.

The data from the study showed that there was a statistically-significant average 31.4% reduction in the thickness of the abdominal fat ..read more

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