Most people go into medical procedures without fully understanding what it’s all about. Dr. Alexis Parcells is a board-certified plastic surgeon who uses her passion to positively impact lives and empower her patients to have more control over various decisions and actions affecting their health and well-being.
Dr. Parcells is a recognized plastic surgeon who uses her knowledge and utilizes the most advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques to achieve natural and beautiful results. She is also a clinical instructor at RWJBarnabas Health and an advocate for women’s health empowerment. Her efforts in teaching medical students have not gone unnoticed, as she has received two Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Golden Apple Award nominations.
According to Dr. Parcells, you should be patient, adaptable and understanding when it comes to engaging patients as a plastic surgeon. She notes that her aim is to educate and empower her patients by explaining every available procedure and their risks. She makes sure that her patients receive the most up-to-date information on treatment. With this information, her patients can make informed decisions without the influence of other individuals.
While some procedures are reversible, they may cost you money, physical and emotional pain, and discomfort. Dr. Parcells says the best way to avoid this is to thoroughly research your desired procedure and never rush into anything unless you are 100% sure about it. According to Dr. Parcells, the most crucial part of any procedure is the consultation. Every patient should thoroughly understand the options available for them and then take the time to decide on the best procedure.
Even though plastic surgery is a common procedure, there are still a lot of stigmas attached to it and some patients can feel guilty about their choices. Dr. Parcells believes that your decision to have plastic surgery should not be influenced by others. It should be done for you because you wanted it. She encourages her patients to be confident before and after the procedure and not listen to others’ opinions.
Every patient is different and hence the best approach can differ. Dr. Parcells (@alexisparcellsmd on Instagram) encourages two-way communication with her patients. By establishing a good doctor-patient relationship, they can express themselves without hesitation. When the patients feel heard and understood, they will more likely want to be actively involved in the procedure. Dr. Parcells values and supports the choices of her patients and advises them every step of the way.
In addition to being a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Parcells believes a combination of non-surgical and less invasive procedures mixed with surgery can give a best result. She opened her own skincare studio, Sunnie Skin, to help women protect and correct wrinkles and signs of aging. Services include Botox, fillers and CO2 facial resurfacing, as well as medical-grade skin care.
Dr. Parcells is determined to grow her practice and remove the stigma associated with plastic surgery. She wants to empower her patients and make them feel confident in themselves and their individual choices.