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Be Proactive In the Fight Against Wrinkles

Updated November 20, 2013

As the years pass, many people experience facial wrinkles that detract from their appearance and make them feel self-conscious. They may even begin to consider having a face lift. While a face lift may be a good option, there are a number of options available to reduce the look of wrinkles and provide a fresher and younger appearance. Dr. Jewell has extensive experience in dealing with facial wrinkles and can advise you of various types of treatments available.

Causes of Wrinkling

Damage ..read more

Botox Cosmetic® Recently FDA Approved for Crow’s Feet

Updated November 6, 2013

Botox Cosmetic® is an injectible cosmetic procedure designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the face. This treatment had formerly been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for lines in the forehead called glabellar lines, or frown lines. However, on September 11, 2013, the FDA approved this procedure for use in treating lateral canthal lines around the eyes, most commonly referred to as “crow’s feet.”

What Do Botox Cosmetic® Injection Treatments Do?

This procedure uses a botulinum ..read more

The Different Reasons Why Women Choose Breast Augmentation

Updated October 25, 2013

Breast augmentation is a type of cosmetic surgery designed to change the size, shape, or texture of a woman’s breasts through the use of implants or body tissues. There are several different reasons that a woman might choose to have breast surgery. It is important that a woman has realistic expectations regarding such surgery and does not expect breast enhancement procedures to drastically change her life circumstances.

Larger Breasts

One of the most common reasons for breast implants is a woman’s desire ..read more

Benefits of Breast Reconstruction Sooner Than Later

Updated October 9, 2013

Breast reconstruction can help to restore a woman’s physical and psychological well-being after mastectomy surgery to treat breast cancer. Reconstruction requires a number of different steps for rebuilding the form of the breast. Having breast reconstruction immediately after treatment can often provide better outcomes for women and a faster return to a normal life. Dr. Jewell will happily discuss your options and help facilitate the best plan of action for your personal needs.

About Breast Reconstruction

Reconstruction involves a number of steps ..read more

Dr. Jewell Invited to Present Study Data at ORBS Meeting

Updated October 4, 2013

Dr. Jewell was invited to present outcome data from a scientific study of two-stage breast reconstruction that used Seri Scaffold®, a bio-engineered textile for reinforcement of the lower breast region. This was a first time presentation of the 12-month outcome data in a FDA-approved, multi-center breast reconstruction protocol. According to Dr. Jewell, Seri Scaffold offers patients additional options for reinforcement of the lower breast region during a reconstruction following mastectomy, besides cadaver or porcine-origin tissue known as ADM (acelluar dermal matrix). Outcome ..read more

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Updated October 2, 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Jewell reminds his patients of the importance of early detection and treatment of breast cancer. The remarkable advances in breast cancer care relate to early detection, effective treatment, and good solutions for breast reconstruction.

This disease strikes 1 in 9 women and can be devastating regarding treatment and disfigurement. Fortunately, newer treatments are quite effective and there are countless survivors of breast cancer.

Dr. Jewell is a longtime supporter of Image Reborn Foundation, a ..read more

Sleep Apnea and Elective Plastic Surgery

Updated September 25, 2013

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 much higher level of post-surgical monitoring, and specific actions to keep them safe in the post-operative period. They are at risk for respiratory depression and even ..read more

Recent Trends in Cosmetic Surgery for Men

Updated September 18, 2013

As job markets have become more competitive, men have come around to understanding the importance of looking their best for career advancement as well as for social interactions. Increasingly, men are seeking out cosmetic surgery procedures to keep their competitive edge. There are many excellent options of both cosmetic surgery and newer non-surgical/minimially-invasive procedures.

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, a cosmetic surgery procedure that reshapes the nose, can help to reduce the size of the nose to give the face a more balanced and pleasing ..read more

Restarting Your Skin Care for Fall

Updated September 11, 2013

Now that fall is about to arrive in the Northwest, it’s a good time for patients to restart their medical skin care following a great Oregon summer season. While summer is a great season for fun in the sun, many patients take a “skin care holiday” to enjoy the outdoors and their skin can suffer from sun exposure.

Fall is a great time to restart your medical skin care and to ease back into the use of synthetic retinoid creams to ..read more

Are You a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer?

Updated August 15, 2013

Fat transfer is becoming more popular with those who want to change the shape of their body. Dr. Jewell is happy to offer this procedure, which involves grafting fat onto areas where more volume is desired. Many may wonder whether they qualify to have this procedure performed, so here is a look at what makes someone a good candidate for fat transfer.

What is fat transfer?

The permanence and safety of fat as a filler makes it ideal for use in a ..read more

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