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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 moreUpdated 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 JournalUpdated 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 moreUpdated November 1, 2016
I had no illusion that my breast cancer diagnosis demanded anything less than the most current research and the best medical providers. Fortunately, I have numerous contacts in the medical community and they unanimously recommended Dr’s. Kollmorgen and Jewell as the best possible surgeons to have on my medical team. While seeking a second opinion from a leading cancer center they confirmed that I had the correct treatment plan and excellent surgeons with the added caveat that Dr. Jewell trains ..read moreUpdated
I am now 61 years old, and have lived longer than my mother who died at age 56 from ovarian cancer. Fifteen years ago my doctor brought up the fact that my mother, grandmother, and aunt have all died of either ovarian or breast cancer, and that I would be a good candidate for the genetic testing that was ..read more
Dr. Mark Jewell presents Breastfeeding Study After Cosmetic Breast Augmentation Results at the 23rd Congress of International Society for Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryUpdated October 26, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Second Breastfeeding Study After Cosmetic Breast Augmentation Results Presented at 23rd Congress of International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) Shows That Women Can Successfully Breastfeed Their Babies Without Greater Risk of Lactation Problems
Dr. Mark Jewell presented a scientific research study that he conducted along with co-authors, Michael Edwards, M.D. and Diane Murphy, MBA at the 23rd Congress of ISAPS in Kyoto, Japan. This study reviewed the lactation outcomes of approximately 6000 women who had either ..read more
Mark Jewell, M.D. represents United States of America at 23rd Congress of International Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) in Kyoto, JapanUpdated October 25, 2016
Kyoto, Japan, October 25, 2016
Mark Jewell, M.D. represented the United States of America members for ISAPS at its 23rd congress, held in Kyoto, Japan. This is the largest congress of plastic surgeons who focus on aesthetic plastic surgery in the world, with over 1600 attendees. He has served as the National Secretary for the United States of America at ISAPS for the last 6 years.
ISAPS is an organization of plastic surgeons who work together to produce innovations in plastic surgery ..read moreUpdated October 24, 2016
You’ve just been diagnosed with Breast cancer, your whole world has changed in an instant. The next few days you are seeing a new doctor every day and information is coming at you fast & furious.
You will see a Breast Surgeon, Oncologist, Radiologist, & Plastic Surgeon. Oh wait, you didn’t know you should see a plastic surgeon prior to your Breast Cancer Treatment. A consultation with a Plastic Surgeon is a very important piece of the puzzle, to know your ..read moreUpdated August 29, 2016
Did you ever think your skin could get burned through a bathing suit?
Not all swim suit fabrics are created equally, and many bathing suits will allow the sun’s UV rays to burn through to what you thought you were protecting. Many people are aware that clothing fabrics also have an SPF factor of protection, and some outdoor companies promote the SPF factor to help prevent skin burning issues for their customers. I am often asked why this is ..read moreUpdated August 26, 2016
Patients often ask about what options they have to improve facial appearance short of having surgery. Each individual is unique with regards to the appearance of their face with regards to aging. The good news is that now there are many scientifically-proven non-invasive options that can be selected to manage changes that occur within the skin and deeper layers without surgery.
Facial appearance changes over time due to a variety of environmental effects on skin, volume loss, and a gradual loosening ..read more