Category Archives: Breast Implants

surgeon holding two textured 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

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 …

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Dr. Paul M. Parker Answers Your Questions About the Allergan Recall of Textured Breast Implants

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 …

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Goodbye Snoopy: Options for Improving the Shape of Tuberous Breasts

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 …

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Can You Treat My Capsular Contracture Without Surgery?

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 …

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Making the Switch to Silicone

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 …

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Plastic Surgeon Offers New Non-Surgical Treatment for Capsular Contracture

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. …

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