At the Parker Center, it is all about YOU
Every woman deserves to feel beautiful in her own skin. If something about your breasts is keeping you from feeling beautiful, Dr. Parker and our experienced team can help. Breast augmentation is one of our most popular procedures, and we are honored to have patients come from New Jersey and far beyond to have their procedures with Dr. Parker. We invite you to learn more about breast augmentation surgery at the Parker Center:
- What are the benefits of breast augmentation?
- How do I choose breast implants?
- How much do breast implants cost?
- Where are the incisions for breast augmentation?
- Are breast implants placed over or under the muscle?
- What is involved in breast augmentation surgery?
- How long is breast augmentation recovery?
- What’s included in your free consultation with Parker?
What You Need to Know About Allergan’s voluntary recall of textured breast implants
Many patients have reached out to us with questions or concerns related to the recent recall of Allergan BIOCELL textured breast implants. First and foremost, we encourage you not to panic. Read on for 5 things to keep in mind about BIA-ALCL and the breast implant recall.
1. Unless you are experiencing symptoms, it is not recommended that you have your current breast implants removed or replaced.
2. Textured breast implants in the Allergan BIOCELL family are the only implants impacted by this recall. Only textured breast implants have been linked to an increased risk of developing BIA-ALCL.
3. Symptoms of BIA-ALCL are obvious, and you would notice that something was wrong. Symptoms include swelling, redness or rashes, changes in firmness, or lumps around the breast implant.
4. BIA-ALCL is an incredibly rare condition with an estimated lifetime risk of only around .0003%.
5. When treated early, BIA-ALCL is almost always totally curable through removal of the implant and capsule.
What are the benefits of breast augmentation?
The immediate goal of surgery is to enlarge the breasts and improve their shape. For patients with significant asymmetry, breast augmentation can also help correct uneven breasts. While achieving these goals, patients experience an improved body image & self-esteem and the freedom to wear clothes they had avoided in the past. Here at the Parker Center, we have noted a patient satisfaction rate after surgery of well over 95%.
There is a myriad of breast implant choices to personalize your new look. We’ll help you understand all of the options during your consultation. Dr. Parker is very experienced at placing saline and silicone gel breast implants. These days, silicone gel implants are preferred by most women for their softer and more natural feel.
Picking the Right Implant Size
Your physical characteristics will often dictate which implant shape is best for you—and we use 3D imaging to help you visualize your results. In terms of size, the breast increases approximately one cup size for each 200cc of implant. Most of our patients end up choosing implants ranging in size from 200 to 400 cc.
Size selection varies with patient desire, chest size and the amount of breast tissue present. Don’t want anyone to know you have implants? Dr. Parker specializes in natural-appearing augmentations.
A beautiful breast augmentation isn’t just about size—shape is key.
We will help you see which size, shape, and profile of implant meets your goals with a Sizing and Shaping Session. This part of your consultation allows you to “try on a look” and get a better idea of your appearance after breast augmentation surgery. What may surprise you is that most patients can achieve a beautifully shaped breast with round implants! That’s because Dr. Parker customizes his technique for creating the implant pocket and placing the implant to each patient’s needs; these factors, plus your implant choice work together in creating a beautiful breast.
How much do breast implants cost in New Jersey?
At the Parker Center, breast augmentation prices start at $7,300 to $7,750. At your consultation, we will provide a personalized, all-inclusive price quote including surgeon’s fees, anesthesia and operating room costs, your breast implants (silicone implants cost a little more than saline), and our signature Rapid Recovery program. We can also go over financing options and any specials we are offering.
Where are the incisions for breast augmentation?
Breast implants are inserted through small incisions which usually become inconspicuous after they heal. Incisions can be placed through an incision under the breast, around the lower half of the areola, or through the armpit.
To learn which option is best for you, we’ll consider a number of factors:
- The placement you feel you’ll be least likely to notice
- Which incision will best allow Dr. Parker to achieve your goals
- If you plan to breastfeed, which incision is least likely to hamper breastfeeding
Are breast implants placed over or under the muscle?
While it’s easy to get the impression that breast implant placement is choice between “over the muscle” or “under the muscle,” there’s a little more to it than that. The fact is that implant placement is personalized to your needs.
Dr. Parker typically uses a partial submuscular, dual plane breast augmentation technique, which allows him to place the implant more precisely for a beautiful, natural breast shape.
What is involved in breast augmentation surgery?
In well-trained, experienced hands, breast augmentation is a straightforward outpatient procedure. At the Parker Center, your breast augmentation surgery will take place in the comfort and privacy of our fully certified onsite ambulatory surgical center (see Patient Safety). You will be asleep during the procedure, with general anesthesia administered by one of our board certified anesthesiologists.
The procedure takes approximately 1 to 2 hours, depending on the complexity of your procedure (i.e., is there significant asymmetry to address, are you also getting a breast lift, etc.). After spending a brief period in our recovery room after surgery, you will be able to go home.
“Absolutely wonderful! Dr. Parker is very professional and makes you feel very comfortable. The staff is very thorough answering any question you may have for your procedure. I had a breast augmentation done here in 2008 and I’m so happy to have chosen this place. After my surgery they really took care of me.”—Breast Augmentation Patient
An Important Advancement: The Keller Funnel
The Keller Funnel helps with the insertion of silicone implants, making it possible to use the smallest possible incision while achieving proper implant placement and reducing complication rates. Dr. Parker is very experienced in its use.
How long is breast augmentation recovery?
While everyone heals differently, most of our patients are back to work within the first week after breast augmentationShowering and light activities are permitted the day after surgery. All sutures dissolve and do not have to be removed. Pain is rarely an issue, but some post-operating swelling and soreness are expected. Some patients even feel good enough to go out to dinner the next day after surgery, while others prefer to wait a few days before socializing.
Enjoy a Rapid Recovery with our exclusive Parker Center protocol
Our patients lead active lives and are anxious to return to their daily routine as soon as possible after breast augmentation. Dr. Parker’s surgical techniques, as well as our anesthesia and medication protocols, are tailored with this in mind. We have also developed a unique Rapid Recovery program to accelerate our patients’ recovery process.
“I wanted to express how happy I am with my surgery. I was hesitant about having the surgery, but you put me at ease. It is wonderful dealing with such a great doctor and your staff. Thank you again for giving me back my confidence 100%.” —Breast Augmentation Paramus Patient
We are delighted by our patients’ comments after they return for their follow up visits. They tell us that their recovery was quick, easy and often so very different from their friends who have undergone breast augmentation elsewhere. During both your consultation with Dr. Parker and in your pre-op education visit with our Nurse Educator, your anticipated recovery will be discussed in detail.
Scheduling Your Free Consultation
There is a lot of information available on breast augmentation, and we want to help you sort it out. We are committed to patient education at the Parker Center, having found it to be a major contributor to the best surgical experience and results for our patients.
Consultations with Dr. Parker are free, comprehensive, and last approximately one hour. During this time you will:
- Discuss with Dr. Parker your desires and expectations for breast augmentation
- Learn about implant shapes and feel real silicone gel and saline implants
- Review incision and implant placement options
- Hear all about the surgical procedure and recovery
- Enjoy a Sizing and Shaping Session to determine your implant size and shape
- Review additional before & after photos of Dr. Parker’s patients
- Be given the opportunity to speak with Dr. Parker’s patients
- Receive a specific written quote detailing all costs for breast augmentation
We believe the best plastic surgery consultations involve a two-way conversation. You, as the patient, share exactly what you hope to achieve and we describe our approach to help you get there. We want to give you time to become comfortable with Dr. Parker and our staff. This combination of honest conversation and bonding between patient & surgeon important for a successful outcome.
We also offer free consults over phone or video with our nurse coordinator if you prefer to start with this option.