Category Archives: Patient Care

Dr. Parker and the OR team attending to a patient

Your Safety Standards Checklist for Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

When choosing a plastic surgeon for a cosmetic procedure, patients mainly focus on getting amazing results with minimum recovery time. However, your safety and peace of mind during the process are equally important. At Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, we provide a culture of plastic surgery safety for patients from Paramus, NJ, and surrounding areas. …

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Couple who received plastic surgery at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery in Paramus, NJ

How to Recover Safely After Plastic Surgery

When people think of plastic surgery, many picture the amazing results produced by popular procedures. However, enhanced breasts or a contoured waistline don’t appear as soon as you leave the operating room. Beautiful results are possible when you’re smart and thoughtful during the recovery journey. As a plastic surgeon in Paramus, NJ, I always remind …

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Do Compression Garments Really Help Plastic Surgery Results?

While they may not receive a lot of attention, compression garments can be a patient’s best friend after plastic surgery, improving comfort during the early stages of recovery plus helping healing, so your results can look their best. Compression is almost always prescribed after surgical body contouring procedures such as liposuction and  at our New …

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Types of Liposuction and Your Safety

Since its introduction in the 1980’s,  has undergone significant improvements in technique and results. The cannulae, or suction tubes, used to extract unwanted fat have become smaller and more efficient over time. Connecting these metal cannulae to a vacuum based liposuction aspiration machine has been referred to as Traditional Liposuction (also known as SAL or suction …

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Woman with painted digestive diagram on her abdomen

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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