(PRWEB) March 20, 2012
Just recently, Dr. Paul M. Parker and the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery began using the new Mentor Volume Sizing System in all breast augmentation Sizing Sessions. This new system is designed to give patients a more accurate representation of their surgical results.
“Mentor, an implant manufacturer, has done something really quite unique in that they’ve created an 18-piece set containing sizers and gap fillers that actually resemble a natural breast as opposed to an implant. These sizers are designed to fit over your breast and give a more accurate representation of how a specific implant size will look,” explained, New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Parker.
With the new Mentor Volume Sizing System, the 18 different sizing molds are made to fit around existing breast tissue and come in sizes from 150 cc’s to 650 cc’s with gap size fillers available in 50, 75 and 125 cc’s. The sizers are made of a flexible silicone material and have a concave inner shell and convex outer shell to fit around existing breast tissue.
Typically, when a patient comes to the Parker Center for breast augmentation surgery, part of their consultation involves a Sizing Session with one of Dr. Parker’s experienced nurses or medical assistants. These Sizing Sessions, employed by the Parker Center over the past five years, help the patient determine which size implant will give them the results that they are seeking.
A Sizing Session allows patient to “try on” different size implants in a special bra under a tank top. Photos are taken by our professional photographer and a patient can compare different implant sizes. The Parker Center will then upload the photos to a private website so patients using a protected password can access their own photos and review them later with friends and family.
One of the reasons Mentor has designed the new Volume Sizing System is to help reduce the national number of breast augmentation revision surgeries. When looking for plastic surgeons in NJ, the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery has worked diligently with patients to optimize their satisfaction through open communication, Sizing Sessions and Dr Parker’s over 20 years of experience performing breast augmentation. New Jersey surgeon Dr Paul M Parker at the Parker Center has kept the revision rate well below the national average. With the new Mentor Volume Sizing System, Dr. Parker hopes to push that rate even lower.
“We are always looking for better ways to deliver what the patient wants. By incorporating this new sizing system into our practice, we have a more effective tool to help the patient utilize in their decision making process. By giving them a more accurate representation of their results, patients are making a higher quality decision and we are delivering what they want with more precision. In the end we believe we will have a happier, more satisfied patient,” said Dr. Parker.
Some surgeons use digital imaging to try to show breast augmentation patients their anticipated results. Digital imaging of the breast is difficult and doesn’t lend itself easily for breast augmentation. New Jersey surgeon, Dr. Parker, believes that a Sizing Session where patients can see, feel and walk around with the implants is more effective in assisting patients making a decision than viewing an image on a computer screen. The new Mentor Volume Sizing System takes this one step further by providing anatomically shaped sizers that help more accurately reflect the surgical result.
Breast augmentation at the Parker Center is not a one size fits all procedure. Dr. Parker and his staff believe that patient education is one of the cornerstones of successful plastic surgery. Their experienced team takes time to explain the procedure, allow patients to view animated videos of the surgery, look at before/after photos and answer all of your questions. Dr. Parker will consult with the patient on their wishes, perform a direct physical exam and discuss options to achieve the patient’s goals.
The Parker Center includes a fully accredited state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center, Surgiplex. New Jersey plastic surgery patients appreciate that it duplicates the safety of a hospital but in a warmer, comfortable, more private atmosphere. In addition, the Rapid Recovery Program is the Parker Center’s unique set of medical protocols that speeds recovery, lessens discomfort and allows their patients to get back to their busy lives as quickly as possible.
About Dr. Parker
Paul M. Parker, MD is the Medical Director of the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery. He has over 20 years’ experience and is well known for his surgical results as well as his commitment to patient care and satisfaction. Dr. Parker graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency in general and plastic surgery at New York University Medical Center.
Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
122 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07090