I am a 41 year old Breast Augmentation patient of Doctor Parker. I want to share with you my journey that brought me to Dr. Parker at the Parker Center and the end result of his work. I am speaking to you as if we are long time girlfriends and I am helping you decide for yourself if this is right for you.
My longing for “normal” breasts began in my early teens. As we all know women’s breasts are different shapes, sizes and volume. My problem was that one side was at least two (2) cup sizes smaller than the other. Try to fill out a full B when you have an almost A on one side. Plastic surgery was not an option for me at that time. Braces were considered a luxury item…imagine breast implants!!
As I grew and life gave me four (4) children (which I breast fed them all) I knew that it was time to actively search out the best plastic surgeon in New Jersey for me. I was terribly embarrassed with how my breasts looked. It was so frustrating for me to find dresses or shirts that looked and fit good on me. Also, I am in a bathing suit a good part of the summer; this particularly posed its own set of challenges as no matter how “wonderful” the top was, I just could not make it work for me.
I interviewed several surgeons and just didn’t feel that connection with them. It was important to me to be treated holistically, not as a number. A friend told me about Dr. Parker and I set up an appointment. From the moment I walked in with my list of 27 questions, and I kid you not, there were 27 questions, Dr. Parker and his staff made me feel as if I was the only patient of the day. By the way his office was quite busy.
My experience was comforting, informative and solidified my choice. Dr. Parker was very patient and answered all my questions during my examination. It was his soft spoken nature that eased my nervousness. I must say, when you walk into Dr. Parker’s office, you feel a sense of calm and comfort there.
After taking a day to think about all the information I had before me, I called Dr. Parker’s office and told them I wanted to go ahead with my surgery. It is quite impressive that they treat you before, during and after your surgery. The steps they take prior to surgery truly made my recovery so fast; almost too fast!
The end result of my surgery was amazing. I love my new breasts! My self-confidence has been raised ten fold. I cried when I was able to put on clothes that before I would have never even considered. I went bathing suit shopping and could not believe my eyes. I am ever so grateful to Dr. Parker and his staff for taking such good care of me from start to finish.
There are a few things I would like to share with you that will really help in the process before and after. There will be a time when you are fitted for your new breasts. PLEASE LISTEN TO THE STAFF and go a bit larger than what you think looks good. I was very reserved with my size and still feel great about my choice; however I probably would have gone up one size more. What you do is put on a special bra and tuck an actual implant in it. It was my experience that you look bigger that way as opposed to how you look after your surgery.
Once you have your surgery, there are feelings and sensations you experience that you may not be fully aware of. For me it took a good few days to get used to the idea that something foreign was in my body. Then the crackling noises began as well as the squishing. It is all normal. Always feel free to call Dr. Parker’s office if you have a question and/or concern. They are wonderful with the follow up.
I wish you the best of luck on your journey. If you decide to have Dr. Parker and his staff as a part of it, you will not be disappointed. You will leave your experience feeling complete, safe and well taken care of.
For further information about breast augmentation, New Jersey or New York residents should call the Parker Center at (201) 967-1212.