Category: Patient Care

Should You Be Eating a Microbiome Diet?

Posted September 27, 2018 by September 27th, 2018 One look at a magazine shelf and you’re bound to see the latest fad diet being touted by a svelte celebrity figure. Ketogenic, Paleo, South Beach, Whole30, Anti-Inflammatory Diet…the list goes on. It’s no wonder so many of us feel overwhelmed by diet tips. You’ve also likely experienced that what works for one body doesn’t… click to continue reading

What to Do When a Plastic Surgeon Tells You “No”

Posted June 20, 2017 by March 12th, 2018 For the vast majority of patients who want to improve their appearance, plastic surgery can be a great option to help them make desired changes and feel more confident in their own skin. However, plastic surgery isn’t right for everyone, and on occasion, we have to tell a patient “no.” If you’ve been turned down… click to continue reading

How to Avoid Scarring in Ethnic Patients

Posted March 31, 2015 by May 2nd, 2016 All patients hope for smooth, subtle scars, but some individuals face greater challenges during the healing process due to genetics. Research shows that African Americans and ethnic patients with darker skin are at greater risk for certain types of scars, making scar care even more important if you have mid-toned to dark skin. Wondering what… click to continue reading

5 Signs Your Teen May Be Ready for Plastic Surgery

Posted March 31, 2014 by May 2nd, 2016 Choosing to have plastic surgery is a big decision for anyone, but for adolescents, it’s especially important to ensure they are both physically and emotionally ready to benefit from a procedure. If your teenager has expressed interest in having cosmetic surgery, how do you know if he or she is ready to talk to a… click to continue reading

Plan Your New Look on Our New Site

Posted March 6, 2014 by November 14th, 2018 Make Your Own Wishlist, View Plastic Surgery Prices & Choose Gallery Favorites At the Parker Center, we’re all about making our patients feel special, giving you the individualized attention you deserve at every visit. So we decided to redesign our website to make your experience here feel just as personal. To help you get started,… click to continue reading

Making the Switch to Silicone

Posted December 19, 2013 by May 2nd, 2016 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

New Video Highlights Our Commitment to Individualized Care and Attention

Posted December 10, 2013 by May 2nd, 2016 As our patients know, the Parker Center is focused on providing individual care to each patient. We’re proud to announce the release of our newest online video, which calls attention to Dr. Parker’s commitment to excellence. Together, we work with you to discover the right procedures to meet your beauty goals, providing personalized attention and… click to continue reading

Do’s and Don’ts for Beautiful Legs

Posted November 5, 2013 by May 2nd, 2016 Legs just don’t seem to get enough attention in the cooler winter months. It might have something to do with the fact that they’re so frequently covered up with pants or thick stockings. Whatever the reason, why not make a promise to spend a little “me time” on your legs this winter? Here are some… click to continue reading

Why a Cosmetic Surgeon is NOT a Plastic Surgeon

Posted July 30, 2013 by May 2nd, 2016 Patients are often unaware that there is a difference between doctors that call themselves cosmetic surgeons and ones that use the term plastic surgeons.  Board certified plastic surgeons are specifically trained in plastic surgery and during this time acquire the knowledge, judgment and experience to safely help patients meet their goals. By choosing a board… click to continue reading

Nurse Megan Has Perfect Rhinoplasty Results

Posted May 21, 2013 by May 2nd, 2016 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… click to continue reading