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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

A Message To My Patients Regarding Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

Updated March 29, 2017

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 Plastic Surgery, ASAPS and ASPS, released a joint response over much of the data surrounding BIA-ALCL. Dr. Mark Jewell would like to put matters into perspective ..read more

Celebrating BRAve Faces 2016 for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Updated December 2, 2016

When Dr Jewell’s team asked me to write a blog post to share on their website about my experience going through a breast cancer diagnosis, I jumped at the chance to use this opportunity to share some important things I learned about this process that aren’t readily available online.

I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma (IVC) in early 2016 (around 80% of all breast cancers fall in this category). In simple terms, IDC is cancer that has broken through the ..read more

Mark Jewell, M.D. and Michael Edwards, M.D. Publish Guide to Soft Tissue Reinforcements in Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Updated November 10, 2016

November 10, 2016

Mark Jewell, M.D. and Michael Edwards, M.D. Publish Guide to Soft Tissue Reinforcements in Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Within the November-December 2016 edition of The Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Drs. Mark Jewell and Michael Edwards have edited a Guide to Soft Tissue Reinforcements. This supplement to the Journal explores the use of alloplastic soft tissue support products that are used by surgeons to reinforce repairs and deficits in tissue coverage.

Part of this supplement covers soft tissue reinforcement products know as acellular ..read more

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