Category: Breast Augmentation

Why Do Surgeons Still Use Textured Implants? And 8 More Questions You Have About BIA-ALCL, Answered by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Posted August 7, 2019 by August 1st, 2019 In 2011, the plastic surgery community and the FDA noted a possible link between a rare form of cancer called ALCL, or anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and breast implants. Back then, we didn’t even know whether breast implants were a real risk factor. There simply were too few cases to make a connection. Today, while… click to continue reading

Dr. Paul M. Parker Answers Your Questions About the Allergan Recall of Textured Breast Implants

Posted July 31, 2019 by July 31st, 2019 Here at The Parker Center, one of our primary goals is ensuring our patients are well-informed and up-to-date on medical news that is pertinent to their safety. Yesterday, July 24, 2019, the FDA and breast implant manufacturer Allergan announced a voluntary recall of all Allergan BIOCELL textured breast implants. Understandably, this news has led to… click to continue reading

A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Answers Your Top 4 Questions About Breast Augmentation for Bodybuilders

Posted December 17, 2018 by December 17th, 2018 People often ask what my typical breast augmentation patient is like. Having performed thousands of breast augmentation procedures over my career, I can tell you there is no “typical” patient, other than a woman who wants to improve her breast contours. Many female bodybuilders have come to me hoping to accomplish exactly that—and breast augmentation… click to continue reading

How Many People Had Plastic Surgery in 2016?

Posted March 27, 2017 by March 27th, 2017 Like nearly everything in the world of beauty, plastic surgery trends come and go. Every year we get a sneak peek into what was “hot” and what was not in the world of cosmetic medicine by seeing what procedures topped the charts nationwide. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently published their 2016 data,… click to continue reading

Kaley Cuoco’s Candid Chat About Plastic Surgery…and Why Her Story is Important

Posted December 19, 2016 by October 6th, 2017 Recently, actress Kaley Cuoco’s plastic surgery experience became a hot topic, partly due to her appearance on the cover of the December issue of Women’s Health magazine. This short article in SELF highlights excerpts from the interview Kaley gave during the cover shoot, in which she comments on her decision to have breast augmentation and… click to continue reading

How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

Posted February 29, 2016 by October 9th, 2018 According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 286,694 women had breast augmentation surgery in 2014 alone. As the statistics show, breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic enhancements in the United States. It’s also one of the most misunderstood, and we’re here to clear some things up. The Plastic Surgery Channel… click to continue reading

Top 10 Post-Op Gifts for Plastic Surgery Patients

Posted February 27, 2015 by February 27th, 2018 Cosmetic surgery is cause for celebration and can be the perfect opportunity to offer a little extra love and support to a friend or family member. Giving a gift that will make their recovery more comfortable or highlight their results is a wonderful way to show your wholehearted support of their choice. Need some ideas?… click to continue reading

Goodbye Snoopy: Options for Improving the Shape of Tuberous Breasts

Posted September 18, 2014 by January 29th, 2018 It’s natural to compare oneself with others, but for women with tuberous breasts, comparisons with what’s “normal” can be particularly heart-wrenching. Young women with this issue often spend years in the dark not knowing why their breasts are shaped so differently from the other women they see. If you’ve noticed that the overall shape of… click to continue reading