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2018 Nappie Winner | Dr. Christopher Park, Best Boob Doc
While most Nappie categories are competitive, there are a few winners who seem like a shoe-in every year. There’s only one who’s locked down a category that makes a room full of alleged adults giggle like children.
While he finds the title a tad cringeworthy at times, Dr. Christopher Park has been Mobile’s Best Boob Doc for the better part of the last decade thanks to Lagniappe’s readers and his longtime practice in the Port City.
Park, a native Mobilan and St. Paul’s alum, started the Park Clinic for Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery after spending 17 years on his education. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB and received further training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Working through Mobile Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Dermatology on Dauphin Street, Park offers his patients all aspects of plastic surgery, from reconstructive and cosmetic work to treatments for skin cancer and other, nonsurgical aesthetic services such as peels, Botox and fat injections.
That said, Park has made a successful career and name for himself through his work with breasts. While some women still have a “go big or go home” mindset, Park said most of his patients today are seeking reconstructive surgery after breast cancer or are simply mothers trying to get back the breasts they had before childbirth.
And with cosmetic surgery becoming less taboo over the past 20 years, Park has managed to stay pretty busy.
“The demand for cosmetic surgery goes up and up and every year. It’s almost normal at this point, whereas it used to be this ‘hush hush’ thing,” Park said. “In the past, people would tell their spouse and that was about it, but now you see friends coming in together for group consultations. It’s just much more common today.”
In addition to the work he performs through his private practice, Park works with several hospitals performing work in special situations that require plastic surgery, such as reconstructive surgery after physical trauma or cosmetic work those hospitals’ patients might need following non-cosmetic surgeries.
“There’s a lot of that the general public doesn’t know as much about, but that’s what keeps you busy,” he said.
However, Park has become a regular on the list of Nappie winners for a reason, and he believes that’s because cosmetic breast procedures have been a primary focus since he opened his local practice in 2008. He takes that work seriously, and if the Best Boob Doc honor causes a few grins, Park said he’s “proud to keep winning it.”
“I just have special skill with breast procedures. Implants can be pretty easy, but lifts, augmentations and that kind of thing, that’s more of an artistry,” he said. “If you’re kind of the go-to guy to do reconstruction after cancer, people are going to trust you to do something for cosmetic reasons because it’s a bit simpler.”
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