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Plastic Surgery for Men – How to Ensure a Smooth Recovery
For men, choosing to undergo male plastic surgery is a major decision that can have a profound impact on your life. Male plastic surgery is extremely common with over 1.25 million male cosmetic procedures performed in 2012, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recent study. Many men are concerned about the recovery process and recovery time before they elect to have surgery.
Below are some ways to ensure a smooth recovery:
- Cut out nicotine use. Smokers are encouraged to quit their nicotine habits before surgery if at all possible. Although this is not always a requirement, plastic surgery patients generally heal quicker and more easily if they do not have nicotine present in their system following surgery.
September 24, 2013 No Comments
Nurse Megan Has Perfect Rhinoplasty Results
24-year-old Megan is a full-time registered nurse at a local hospital in New Jersey. She has always disliked her nose and has been self-conscious about it ever since middle school. While Megan’s nose was not large, she had a very rounded, fleshy tip that bothered her.
“While I’ve always hated my nose, I didn’t seriously start thinking about fixing it until I was in college. I knew that as soon as I had a full-time job I was going to undergo a rhinoplasty procedure,” said Megan.
May 21, 2013 No Comments
Minor Rhinoplasty Procedure Gives Patient, George, Breathing Relief
George is a twenty year old college student who recently consulted New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Parker, of the Parker Center about a bump on his nose. George had broken his nose as a young teen playing soccer and the injury left him with a noticeable bump.
Closed rhinoplasty uses incisions that are hidden on the inside of the nostrils and corrects relatively minor shape problems like George’s bump. Dr. Parker felt this procedure would be quick and simple way of correcting the problem.
August 24, 2011 No Comments
Liposuction for Men Helps Achieve a Great Physique
Men are having plastic surgery in record numbers. According to ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), in 2010 male cosmetic surgery increased 2% and men now account for 13% of all cosmetic surgical procedures.
There has always been more of a stigma about men undergoing cosmetic surgery. It was always thought to be just for actors or celebrities. Because of that many men opted for less invasive procedures in order to conceal their actions. Increasingly though, men have been coming clean about having surgery rather than lying or hiding their surgery.
August 10, 2011 No Comments
Patty Celebrates Her New Jersey Tummy Tuck
Patty is a 34 year old single professional woman who lost over 100 lbs. the old fashioned way (diet and exercise) and has managed to keep the weight off for over three years. While this achievement alone was worth celebrating, Patty was always unhappy with the excess skin that came along with her tremendous weight loss.
“My doctor had told me there was nothing that could be done about the skin, because I had always been overweight. The skin had just stretched too much. After the weight loss, I was a size 18 but I knew if I got rid of the loose skin, I could be a size 12 or even a size 10,” explained Patty.
March 23, 2011 No Comments
Face Lift: A fresh, new look for back to school from The Parker Center
Every summer for the last five years Consuelo would consider having a facelift. New Jersey resident and school teacher, she was 59-years old and hated looking in the mirror. She looked tired, even with makeup and 8 hours sleep.
“When I saw Dr Parker online, saw his picture and read about him, I got a good feeling. Then when I met him, I knew right away this was the doctor to do my surgery. I had seen about five other doctors but Dr. Parker was the only one who made me feel that he could do what I wanted,” she said.
September 7, 2010 No Comments
New Jersey Plastic Suregry Patient, Josh, Returns to College with New Confidence
Referred to New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Parker by his family physician, 19-year old Josh did not want to go back to college after last year. Uncomfortable taking off his shirt because of his “man boobs”, Josh made the decision to investigate surgery in New Jersey.
Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breasts is not unusual. It can affect one breast or both and is relatively common in adolescent boys and older men. Years of teasing and embarrassment led Josh to seek help for his condition. In high school, he would never go to pool parties and avoided going to the beach with his friends.
August 24, 2010 No Comments
New Jersey Plastic Surgery Patient Relished the Time and Attention She Got From The Parker Center Staff
Leanne, 28, had been to three other plastic surgeons before her New Jersey breast augmentation and rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Parker at The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery. She wishes he had been the first surgeon she visited, but he was definitely the last consultation she needed.
“From the moment I walked in….no, from the first phone call, they were all about you,” she says. “When I called to schedule a consultation, Michelle gave me 30-45 minutes of her time asking me questions and going over what to expect. That was before I ever step foot in the office!”
August 3, 2010 No Comments
New Jersey Breast Augmentation Patient Says: “It’s now or never!”
“Wait until you’ve had kids before you get your implants.” This is what New Jersey plastic surgery patient, Christy, heard from friends and family when she would bring up the subject. But at 28, while on a beach vacation this winter, Christy decided to go ahead and do it.
“Watching other women walking by filling out their bathing suits, I was like, ‘I want that!’ So, I made the decision then to go ahead with it when I got home. I knew that it was now or never. I had the money and I felt that other life altering issues, like kids, would force me to put it off even longer,” she says. “I want to enjoy them now, not years from now.”
July 15, 2010 No Comments
New Jersey Breast Lift Patient Perfect Example of the Power of the Referral
At 31, Gianny decided it was time to do something about her large sagging breasts. She made appointments with several plastic surgeons in NJ and was all set for her three consultations. But, in an unexpected twist of fate, Darlene walked in to the dentist office where Gianny works and shared her very recent experience at The Parker Center.
In fact, Darlene had a breast augmentation just the day before. “You would never know she had just had surgery,” said Gianny. “And she couldn’t say enough about how great Dr. Parker was, how great she felt and how wonderful the experience was. She really sold him to me.”
Darlene’s story was so compelling, Gianny called The Parker Center the very next day. “Just from the phone call, I knew this was the place for me,” she says. “Along with Darlene’s story and the feeling I got from the phone conversation, I went ahead and canceled the three other consultations I had.”
Because Gianny works in a doctor’s office, she understands the power of referrals and that is what she prefers when looking for medical care. “I’d rather go by referrals because there is no better measure of a doctor than what others think and their experiences.”
The consultation confirmed that New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Parker, was the right surgeon for her. “He was very professional and caring,” she says. “And, he makes you feel comfortable in what is a very uncomfortable situation for many.”
While they discussed her New Jersey breast lift, he recommended that she would need a reduction to get the results she wanted. When Gianny mentioned the fat under her chin and possible liposuction to correct it, he told her to give it time and that it should go away with diet and exercise.
“He was very honest about what I did and did not need and I appreciated that,” she says. “Another surgeon might have just gone ahead and done the liposuction too.”
While there were some differences in their experiences because they had different procedures, Gianny’s New Jersey breast lift and reduction met and exceeded her expectations. “I knew it was going to look good, but not this good!”
And she is passing her story along to others as well. Her mom will be visiting Dr. Parker in the future to have some work done as well.
“Dr. Parker is awesome,” she says. “The whole experience was wonderful!”
Oh, and Gianny ran into Darlene a few weeks after her procedure and Darlene is still singing Dr. Parker’s praises. There is really nothing better than a referral!
For more information on Dr. Parker’s breast lift and reduction procedure and to view before and after pictures, visit our Website at www.parkercenter.net. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Parker, call us at (201) 967-1212.
June 23, 2010 No Comments