Fifty-one year old Lisa is a homemaker with two grown children who initially came to see Dr. Parker for a consultation regarding her eyes. In the past two years Lisa had noticed that the skin around her eyes had become saggy, and putting on makeup was more difficult.
Lisa consulted with Dr. Parker at the recommendation of a physician friend of hers. She didn’t consult any other plastic surgeons in NJ because once she had met with Dr. Parker and the staff at the Parker Center she was confident that it was the right choice for her.
“It’s like all of a sudden one day my eyes became droopy. I know I’m over 50 but putting on makeup was difficult and it just wasn’t helping anymore. I decided I wanted to do something about it. I liked the way Dr. Parker presented himself, and I liked the office. I also had referrals from other patients who were satisfied with their results,” explained Lisa.
Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery that improves the appearance of the upper eyelids and lower eyelids. Surgery can be performed on just upper lids to remove drooping skin; on the lower lids to help remove bags or on both at the same time. Many patients are unhappy with the tired, angry look their eyes project. The surgery gives patients a refreshed look.
Although Lisa came in initially for a consultation about her eyes, she had also been unhappy with the appearance of her abdomen for a very long time. After discussing treatment options with Dr. Parker, Lisa decided to have liposuction of her abdomen done as well. Combining two cosmetic procedures is a smart option that allows patients to have several problems taken care of at the same time, saving costs as well as only having to recuperate once.
“I’m not especially heavy but I had the middle age spread and I was very unhappy about it. I never liked the way I looked in clothes and wanted to have a nice, flat, trim abdomen. I mentioned this to Dr. Parker and he said that liposuction would likely give me the results I wanted,” Lisa stated.
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed by Dr. Parker. The procedure has been around since the mid 1980’s. Technology has improved it by use of VASER small ultrasonic liposuction cannulas which emulsify, then evacuate the fat atraumatically. This leads to a quicker recovery with less bruising and swelling. These specialized cannulas also help the overlying skin contract to conform to the new shape created by the removal of unwanted fat.
Lisa is thrilled that she made the decision to have both her eyes and abdomen operated on at the same time. She was confident after her consultation that Dr. Parker could give her the results she wanted and she has not been disappointed.
“It’s only been four weeks since my surgery but I’m very pleased with the results. My eyes look great and my abdomen is flat for the first time in at least 15 years. I didn’t tell a lot of people about my surgery, but my friends say they see the difference and notice how happy I am. I think he did a wonderful job,” said Lisa.
Lisa says that she found the entire process to be very painless and the staff at the Parker Center to be warm, very organized and professional. She stated that she would recommend Dr. Parker to anyone who asked her for advice or information.