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 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
Posted June 25, 2014 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSSeptember 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
Posted December 19, 2013 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSJuly 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
Posted May 14, 2013 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSMay 2nd, 2016
Linda is a 56 -year-old divorcee who recently had breast augmentation surgery after thinking about it for several years. After raising her children and going through a divorce, Linda was ready to do something for herself.
“I wanted to get back to the way I was. I wanted to look as good as I did… click to continue reading
Posted December 4, 2012 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSJanuary 30th, 2018
Whenever a foreign object is implanted into the body, whether it is an artificial hip joint or a breast implant, the body forms a biological lining around it called a capsule. This is a normal phenomenon, but if the capsule tightens and thickens, it can compress and distort a soft object like a breast implant.… click to continue reading
Posted August 28, 2012 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSMay 2nd, 2016
Heidi is a 32-year old mother of twins who was large breasted for most of her life. After her pregnancy and nursing twins, Heidi had lost a lot of weight. Unfortunately with losing weight, Heidi had lost a lot of volume in her breasts, and they were sagging unattractively.
“I had been very large breasted,… click to continue reading
Posted June 26, 2012 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSSeptember 22nd, 2017
Cami is a 23-year old single mom who has always been unhappy with the size and shape of her breasts. When she finished breastfeeding, she began seriously looking for a plastic surgeon.
“Breastfeeding left my breasts like two empty sacks, and I was really unhappy about it. I knew that I wanted to have breast… click to continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACSMay 2nd, 2016
Antonette is a 46-year-old single mother of two grown children. She works two jobs and had gotten to the point in her life where she was ready to do something for herself. Antonette had always wanted tohave a breast augmentation but between kids, work, and the cost of living, it was not possible.
“I could… click to continue reading