As this technique has evolved over the years to a better technique with great results, I use it more often than other methods
Paramus, NJ (Vocus) January 13, 2010
In New Jersey, breast surgery in all its forms is common at The Parker Center. Because of this, Dr. Parker places emphasis on the Website pages that address the different procedures. Recently, he completely revised his pages on breast reduction. New Jersey patients now have the latest procedural information at their fingertips.
“I initially wrote the breast reduction pages in 2004,” says Dr. Parker. “But, I was primarily using the inverted T technique so my focus was on that. Now however, for the majority of my breast reductions, I use the lollipop incision because it has evolved into a technique that provides phenomenal results. I realized I needed to address this technique in more detail and add more photos to reflect its results.”
The lollipop, or vertical incision, uses fewer incisions and it gives the reduction a lift with more projection which results in a more youthful appearance. For breast reduction, New Jersey patients benefit from these great results when they need a moderate reduction. Dr. Parker still uses the inverted T for those who have extremely large breasts or severe sagging. Liposuction is also an option when the reduction is minimal.
The lollipop technique was originally devised in 1964. In the early 90s, Dr. Madeleine Lejour made some improvements with the technique but Dr. Parker was concerned about the time needed for patients to look good after this surgery. Since then, it has been improved upon progressively and patients recovered much more quickly. In 2005, Dr. Parker added it to his repertoire, performing an increasing number of these procedures every year. The traditional inverted T breast reduction uses a horizontal incision in the crease and vertical incision up to and around the nipple/ areole complex. The lollipop eliminates the horizontal incision; the powerful vertical incision also lifts the breast higher on the chest wall and creates a more uplifted, better projecting breast. Long term, the inverted T incision can have a tendency to “bottom out” and have the nipple ride up higher on the breast. The lollipop technique changes very little over time and gives good long lasting results.
“As this technique has evolved over the years to a better technique with great results, I use it more often than other methods,” says Dr. Parker.
On the newly revised parkercenter.net pages, Dr. Parker also addresses the physical and psychological impact of extremely large breasts along with the improvements which occur with these procedures. Issues like back and neck pain, headaches and feeling self-conscious are common among large breasted women and these surgeries correct them over 95% of the time.
“During our consultation, the patient will first tell me what bothers her. After examining the patient, I have her stand in front of a mirror” says Dr. Parker. “We will discuss options for improvement back and forth, reviewing pros and cons until together we arrive at a plan for creating smaller, uplifted better shaped breasts.”
Women from their teens into their 70’s are referred to and treated by Paramus plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul M. Parker. These referrals are made by the patient’s friends, family and doctors because of Dr. Parker’s reputation. He is known for the thoroughness of his evaluation, communication of the options and operative plan and a meticulous surgeon who is a slave to precision and detail. Dr. Parker will not leave the operating room until he is satisfied that the patient looks as perfect as possible.
In New Jersey, breast surgery patients can find the information they need on Dr. Parker’s user friendly Website and view his updated pages on Breast Reduction surgery. Not only can patients find a wealth of information on these procedures, but they can also watch video testimonials of former patients, see before and after pictures of a variety of breast reduction patients, tour the state-of-the-art surgical facility and hear from Dr. Parker and his staff.
About Dr. Paul M. Parker:
Dr. Parker is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He holds a certificate of advanced education in cosmetic surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Additionally, he has been selected as one of the top surgeons in his field by Consumer's Research Council of America and has been named one of "America's Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly. He has also served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center.
About The Parker Center:
Located in Paramus, New Jersey, The Parker Center is a 15,000 square foot facility boasting an AAAASF and Medicare certified surgical center, state of the art medi-spa and circuit training gym. The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery New Jersey prides itself on enhancing their patient's lives through individualized support and impeccable attention to detail.