Jon F. Harrell, DO, FACS
Jon F. Harrell, DO, FACS, is an ASPS Member plastic surgeon who is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery® and trained specifically in plastic surgery. ASPS members operate only in accredited medical facilities, adhere to a strict code of ethics and fulfill continuing medical education requirements in plastic surgery, including training in patient safety techniques. As your medical partner, Dr. Harrell is dedicated to working with you to achieve your goals.
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Meet Dr. Jon Harrell
Dr Harrell has been practicing Plastic Surgery for over 24 years. As in most endeavors, experience is a powerful teacher and Dr Harrell has gained a vast amount of experience, particularly in the realm of Aesthetic(Cosmetic) Surgery.
It is our desire to offer our patients a world class experience as it relates to their surgical experience and results.
From the initial contact during the consultation process through to the preoperative, surgical and postoperative stages, Dr Harrell and his staff will do everything possible to ensure the most positive experience and the highest level of satisfaction.
This involves thoroughly understanding your concerns and planning the best surgical or medical approach for you - with you as a partner with the doctor - to achieve the best results possible.
Surgery is performed only in licensed or accredited surgical facilities with fully trained anesthesia providers to ensure the highest level of safety.
We invite you to visit our website or contact our office for further information and allow us to provide you with excellent care.
The Consultation Process is absolutely critical to helping ensure a high level of satisfaction with the surgery and indeed, the entire pre and post operative experience.
Dr Harrell will take the time to hear your concerns, perform a thorough Medical History and perform a pertinent Examination. He has a relaxed 'bedside manner' which aids in diffusing any normal anxiety a patient may be experiencing.
Dr Harrell feels it is essential to understand the your concerns thoroughly and to be able to communicate the findings and the proposed treatments clearly, in language you can understand. An educated patient is an empowered patient and a partner, along with the surgeon, in obtaining the best results possible.
All questions will be answered completely during the consultation and representative photographs of patients who have had a similar procedure will be presented as well.
After the consultation with Dr Harrell one of Doctor Harrell's patient consultants will discuss the procedure further and work with the you to answer any remaining questions.
The goal of everyone you see during the consultation is listen to your concerns and educate you to the best of their ability.
Breast Implant Removal
Buttock Lift with Augmentation
Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Lip Augmentation / Enhancement
Male Breast Reduction
Male Chest Implants
Skin Cancer Removal
Spider Vein Treatment
Ask a Surgeon
Dr. Jon Harrell participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.
Injections just dont workLip Augmentation / Enhancement
Actually, I would seek a second consultation. I've never seen disappearance of fillers placed in the lip within two weeks of injection. You may be getting under-filled or your provider is using something that is ineffective. As for permanent solutions, there are a number of options available, including grafts and implants. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
Where do I even start for research?Body Contouring
I can certainly understand your concerns. No one wants to have sub optimal work done on them and then face the additional costs and risks of further surgery to repair things. However, today you can glean a lot on the internet so you are much more educated about the surgery you are contemplating. There are online forums of patients sharing their experiences. In addition, most surgeons have a photo gallery you an look at. After all that an in person consultation with several surgeons will help you to further understand your options and to help set your expectations. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
BBLButtock Lift with Augmentation
Antidepressants and antihistamines should not pose a problem for your surgery, presuming you have no other significant medical problems. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
capsular contractureBreast Implant Revision
Capsular contracture takes time to develop and is not commonly seen in the early weeks following surgery although it may become noticeable at 6-8 weeks in a small number of patients. A tight implant pocket or significant muscle spasm may create similar findings although spasm usually resolves relatively quickly. Muscle spasm is simply a response of the muscle to trauma whereas a capsular contracture is a pronounced develop of scar tissue which tightens around the implant. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
Bum Chin RemovalChin Surgery
If you mean your chin is too prominent then there are techniques to reduce the projection of the chin, depending upon the cause. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
How long should I waitBreast Augmentation
Personally I prefer to wait a minimum of 6 weeks but surgeons can and will vary in their approach to this. The same goes for combining surgeries. Some surgeons are more aggressive in combining surgeries and others are more conservative. There is rarely an issue with waiting longer for subsequent surgeries since you'll be more healed and better able to tolerate the next surgery. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
Curious about a lot of procedures, unsure where to begin.Liposuction
Most surgeons will be unwilling to operate until you have lost a significant amount of weight. At your current weight, complications from surgery and anesthesia can be significant. Since you were once a committed athlete it should be possible for you to start training again and gain control of your diet. This will help you to lose weight and reduce the risks of developing serious diseased associated with obesity. At a lower BMI Liposuction may be able to help improve your shape but it will never be a substitute for the weight loss you yourself can attain. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
size and profile changeBreast Implant Revision
Yes - you can drop or add size within reason when performing a revision surgery. Profile can be adjusted as well. Small changes may not require any modification of the pocket but occasionally the pocket may need to be reduced in size. If your revision is due to encapsulation then a release or removal of scar may be necessary. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
Sleep positionTummy Tuck
Really, a patient can sleep on their sides safely anytime after the first week. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
Liposuction or Tummy TuckLiposuction
Based on your description of yourself you are likely to benefit from liposuction alone. If you've never been pregnant or weighed significantly more than you do now then loose skin or muscular stretching is not likely to be a problem and therefore a tummy tuck will probably not help you. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
surgeon disappeared for a month i have complicationsFacelift
His office should refer you to a qualified plastic surgeon for follow up. Otherwise visit the Emergency department for an evaluation. They usually will provide a plastic surgeon for you if needed. Best of luck Dr Harrell
Liposuction with Fat Transfer Recovery TimeLiposuction
I believe that you can return to work by 5-7 days. Just avoid pressure on the buttock area for 2 weeks as much as possible. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
Breast lift and reductionBreast Lift
A breast lift is virtually always included as part of a breast reduction. This corrects the droopiness as well as the excessive size of the breasts. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
Foot fat grafting to be tallerInjectable Fillers
There is almost always some absorption of fat after fat grafting. Also it is usually advisable to avoid pressure on grafted fat to improve the survival of the fat. This would most definitely be difficult with transfer to the heels. I would be skeptical of this doctor's 'success' with this technique and would like to see that the results being put forth are real. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
Botox and Injectors- Nurse Injectors or MD?Botulinum Toxin
Not every surgeon is a conscientious injector and many nurse injectors are quite talented. In my own practice I prefer to perform all injections but typically in offices where the surgeon has delegated this treatment the nurses will be well trained and experienced. In this special instance your surgeon will likely honor your request to have him/her perform the treatment. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
Tummy Tuck With HypothyroidismTummy Tuck
Assuming that your thyroid issues have been resolved and that your weight is now stable you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck. Loose skin and laxity of the abdominal muscles are the main problems corrected by this procedure. You will of course lose a little weight from the procedure but post-operative weight gain will be a function of your lifestyle, such as diet and exercise. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
Facial mole removalCosmetic Surgery
A number of surgical disciplines would be able to address your concerns. However there is no way to guarantee the appearance of the skin after removal of the moles. A possibility is to remove just one of the moles in a less conspicuous area to determine how well it heals. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
mega lipo suctionLiposuction
Large volume liposuction can be performed in healthy individuals with reasonable expectations. Typically it would be performed in a hospital setting with an overnight stay. Each surgeon will have his own comfort level concerning how much fat they are willing to remove in one session. You can do an online search to find surgeons you like and then call the offices to inquire about the amount of large volume procedures they perform. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
Yes, of course. This is a well established and predictable operation. The combination of Liposuction with fat transfer has been performed many times by most plastic surgeons and can likely help you achieve what you're looking for. Best of luck Dr Harrell
Liposuction with fat transfer to the breasts and/or the buttocks is a well established procedure and is performed quite frequently by many plastic surgeons. Young adults are typically the ones requesting these types of procedures and are typically the best candidates. Best of Luck Dr Harrell