Posted August 7, 2019 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSAugust 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
Posted July 31, 2019 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSJuly 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
Posted December 17, 2018 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSDecember 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
Posted February 1, 2018 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSOctober 9th, 2018
Ever flipped through your high school yearbook, seen the mile-high bangs, stone-washed jeans, and fanny packs you so proudly sported back then, and thought, “What the heck was I thinking?!?” Such trips down memory lane remind us just how much fashions change in a relatively short amount of time.
The same is true of cosmetic… click to continue reading
Posted March 27, 2017 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSMarch 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
Posted December 19, 2016 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSOctober 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
Posted February 29, 2016 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSOctober 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
Posted October 27, 2015 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSMay 2nd, 2016
Have you heard that breast implants expire or need to be replaced after 10 years? This is a persistent misconception—breast implants are not like a carton of milk; they do not have a predetermined shelf-life or start to “go bad” after a certain amount of time. The truth is that a great deal of women… click to continue reading
Posted February 27, 2015 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSFebruary 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
Posted September 18, 2014 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSJanuary 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