Category: Breast Implants

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

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

Can You Treat My Capsular Contracture Without Surgery?

Posted June 25, 2014 by September 22nd, 2017 Breast augmentation is our most popular procedure here at the Parker Center, and we love seeing so many happy patients get the shapely curves they’ve always wanted. Occasionally, however, patients who’ve had prior breast augmentation experience a condition called capsular contracture. If you suspect this has happened to you, we have good news. Capsular contracture… click to continue reading

Making the Switch to Silicone

Posted December 19, 2013 by July 2nd, 2019 When Jill underwent her first breast augmentation in 1996, she was told her saline implants would probably need to be changed out in five years. Seventeen years later, her implants were still in good shape. Over the past couple years she had started to see some rippling, but nothing that was too noticeable. Despite the… click to continue reading