Category Archives: Patient Care

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Should You Be Eating a Microbiome Diet?

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 …

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How to Avoid Scarring in Ethnic Patients

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 …

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5 Signs Your Teen May Be Ready for Plastic Surgery

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 …

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Plan Your New Look on Our New Site

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, …

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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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Do’s and Don’ts for Beautiful Legs

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 …

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Why a Cosmetic Surgeon is NOT a Plastic Surgeon

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 …

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