In her journey to empower women, and educate us about women’s health, Dr. Alexis Parcells has had to leave her comfort zone, and now wants to take us out of our comfort zones. As a daughter, sister, and now mother with two daughters of her own, it’s clear to see why Dr. Parcells is passionate about women’s health. However, her journey to be able to facilitate this teaches us all to leave our comfort zones and to believe in ourselves.
In her current practice, Parcells Plastic Surgery, Dr. Parcells offers some of the most advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques, while paying particularly close attention to her patient’s needs. Specializing in breast restoration for breast cancer patients, Dr. Parcells aims to change the way we perceive plastic surgery, and to see the benefits of restoring women’s femininity after lumpectomy or mastectomy.
Specializing in breast restoration for breast cancer patients, Dr. Alexis Parcells aims to change the way we perceive plastic surgery
“I want women to feel empowered and not guilty or ashamed of their choice to have a botox treatment or breast lift. There is also a lot of judgement from other women, and it's important for all of us to create a culture of positivity and self-love.” says Dr. Parcells
Dr. Parcells first became interested in plastic surgery through her volunteer work with Operation Smile. It was on her first medical mission at the age of 16 to Morocco where she saw the lives of children and their families changed with a simple 1-hour operation. This experience set her on the journey towards pursuing a career in medicine.
Unfortunately, Dr. Alexis Parcells would find herself facing obstacles towards getting into medical programs. “I've always struggled to perform well on standardized tests and this impacted my ability to study medicine in the US. After being rejected from all of the US medical schools I applied to, I had to strongly reconsider if I would go into medicine,” says Alexis. Through hard work and perseverance, she eventually landed into the medical program at St. George’s University in Grenada, and went on to complete her Plastic Surgery Residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
Since starting her own private practice, she has launched SUNNIE Skincare and wrinkle reducing studio, all in the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Her business has found success and has helped women in and outside of the community. Dr. Parcells is now a board and academic member of breast cancer organizations, and has since authored several textbooks and professional journal articles, while presenting her original research at numerous national and international meetings, including Brussels, Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City. You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook @alexisparcellsmd.