Parker Center for Plastic Surgery Blog

Finding the Right Size and Shape for Your Breast Implants

Our goal is to provide you with the information and tools you need to make an informed decision about the  that are best for you. Breast augmentation is not a one-size-fits-all procedure, so we give each patient personalized attention including a customized fitting and detailed computer imaging to help you feel confident in your decision. Choosing Your …

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

What is Squamous Cell Carcinoma? Squamous cell carcinoma is a malignant growth of abnormal cells most commonly seen on the skin after years of sun damage. Occurring in the squamous cells in the epidermis, squamous cell carcinoma may develop anywhere on the body, but are common in areas that most frequently experience UV exposure, such …

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

What is Basal Cell Carcinoma? Basal cell carcinoma is an uncontrolled growth or lesion that occurs in the lining of the deepest layer of the epidermis, where basal cells are located. Basal cell carcinoma is the most predominant form of all cancers, with almost 3 million cases diagnosed each year in the US. Basal cell …

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Melanoma

What is Melanoma? Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and typically afflicts those who are occasionally exposed to intense UV radiation. Growths and lesions develop when sun damages the skin cells and triggers genetic defects that form malignant tumors in the basal layer of the epidermis. Melanomas typically appear black and brown, …

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Patient Education Skin Cancer

Could you recognize a possible skin cancer growth on your skin? Clinical studies have shown that even the most experienced physicians can accurately diagnose 71% of malignant lesions and 94% of benign lesions. This strongly suggests that biopsies are indicated since even experienced physicians are unable to predict malignancy. Even so, the first defense you have …

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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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Get better skin in 7 days with the VI Peel

We can’t escape the aging process, but we can lessen its visible effects on our skin—and a chemical peel is perfect for the job. By removing damaged layers of skin, a peel can reveal smoother, more radiant skin with fewer blemishes. While we’ll never turn down a general boost in skin glow, we think the …

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Protecting Yourself Against Skin Cancer

Skin cancer rates continue to rise dramatically in the United States. Currently, one in six Americans develops skin cancer at some point. Skin cancer accounts for one third of all cancers in the United States. Most of these are non-melanoma cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Mortality associated with these skin …

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Confidence Restored: The Emotional Benefits of Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Psychologically, boys and men with gynecomastia (also known as male breast enlargement) often struggle with body image issues. Some patients feel anxiety, embarrassment, humiliation and poor self-esteem because of their large breasts or puffy nipple area. They will frequently withdraw from social situations that require them to remove their shirts, such as at the beach, pool, or …

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