The Parker Tummy Tuck

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Dr. Parker performs his signature “Parker Tummy Tuck” in Paramus, New Jersey, by combining liposuction of the abdomen with abdominoplasty to achieve dramatic, seamless improvements in body contour.

Cost & Recovery

  • Parker Tummy Tuck: $9,950 to $14,350;
    mini tummy tuck $7,760 - $10,775
  • Depending on the extent of surgery, patients typically return to their jobs after 2 to 3 weeks

Quick Facts

  • Incorporating liposuction helps improve abdominal shape better than a tummy tuck alone**
  • Recovery is usually quicker with less postoperative discomfort
  • Combining liposuction with a tummy tuck is also called “lipoabdominoplasty”
  • Results in a shorter scar for most patients**
  • 140,381 people had tummy tuck surgery in 2019***

* Refer to our Pricing page for details

** Results may vary

*** Statistical information listed here is drawn from 2019 The Aesthetic Society (ASAPS) data

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Tummy Tuck Case 741 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #741

This 54 year old patient was referred to Dr Parker by an existing patient. She requested a flatter abdomen, more contoured hips and fuller buttocks though did not want to look fake. The patient subsequently underwent a lipoabdominoplasty, liposuction of the hips (removing 900 cc of fat from each side) and injected the buttocks with 350 cc of fat.... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 709 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #709

This 46 year old, referred by a family member, expressed concerns about the fullness of her abdomen and hips. After a consultation with Dr. Parker, the patient spent time with his Computer Imager. Following those discussions, the patient elected to undergo an abdominoplasty as well as SAFE liposuction of her hips, inner and outer thighs. The patient... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 406 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #406

This 39 year old nurse gave birth to 2 children and never bounced back from the second baby 7 years ago. She complained to Dr. Parker about the “kangaroo pouch” on her abdomen, fullness in her hips and her small breasts. She is a 36 A cup and said most bras don’t fit well at all. The patient is 4’11” and weighs 123 pounds. Dr. Parker performed a... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 716 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #716

This 22 year lost 126 pounds over the course of the past year through diet and exercise. He asked Dr. Parker to remove the hanging skin from his abdomen. The patient is 5’10” tall and weighs 160 pounds. Dr. Parker performed a lipoabdominoplasty to remove the excess skin and to improve the patient’s abdominal contour. The patient is very happy with... Read More
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Case #713

This 27 year old presented Dr. Parker with his concerns about his hanging skin and stretch marks on his abdomen. Over the past 4 years he had lost approximately 60 pounds with diet and exercise. He now works out daily. The patient is 5’9″ and weighs 190 pounds. After reviewing treatment options with Dr. Parker, the patient requested Dr. Parker to... Read More
Breast Lift with Implants Case 460 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #460

This 45 year old asked Dr. Parker to improve the appearance of her sagging breasts and abdomen. She has given birth to 4 children, most recently triplets several years ago. The patient has returned to within 5 pounds of her pre-preganancy weight. She is 5’6″ tall and weighs 140 pounds. After reviewing several options with the patient,... Read More
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Case #708

This 35 year old, referred by another patient, asked Dr. Parker to improve the sagging skin and fat on her abdomen. She had two pregnancies with considerable weight gain and subsequent loss. The patient is 5’7″ tall and weighs 172 lbs. Dr. Parker performed an abdominoplasty and SAFE liposuction of the hips. The patient healed quickly... Read More
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Abdominoplasty, better known as tummy tuck surgery, is the classic procedure to achieve a flatter, firmer, and more youthful midsection. Tummy tuck surgery is popular with patients from Ridgewood, Paterson, Jersey City, and surrounding cities who want to address common unwanted changes to their midsection following weight loss or pregnancy, including stretched, protruding abdominal muscle, loose and sagging skin on the belly, and excess fat.

We personalize tummy tuck surgery to meet your unique needs. Our goal is to provide the improvements that best meet your expectations with the least involved surgery possible. Choose from the list below to learn more about tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Parker:

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What Type of Tummy Tuck Do I Need?

Which procedure is best for you will depend on the amount of excess skin and fat you have to address, your personal goals, and what type of recovery you are okay with. At your free cosmetic consultation, Dr. Parker will go over the following options:

  • Liposuction (or CoolSculpting® or BodyTite) alone
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Classic Abdominoplasty
  • The Parker Tummy Tuck (Modified Lipoadominoplasty)

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in New Jersey?

Tummy tuck prices range from $9,815 to $14,330 at Parker Center, depending on the severity of your concerns. A mini tummy tuck typically costs $7,360. Your total cost of surgery will depend on your goals, anatomy, and the extent of surgery needed to achieve your desired result. For example, a classic or extended abdominoplasty to repair severe muscle separation will cost more than abdominal liposuction alone.

At your free cosmetic consultation, you will receive a detailed, personalized price quote including all associated costs: surgeon’s fees, anesthesia and operating room costs, post-surgical compression garments, and pre- and post-op care at Parker Center.

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Rapid Recovery Program

Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.

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Is Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

While patient needs differ, general guidelines for enhancing the abdominal area include:

  • Liposuction alone: Best for younger patients who have excess fat but good skin elasticity and muscle tone. Liposuction of the tummy involves 2 tiny incisions in the pubic hair area and 1 inside the naval. Recovery is usually uncomplicated and quick. If you just have a modest amount of fat to address, nonsurgical fat reduction with CoolSculpting may be a good option.
  • Tummy tuck: Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, been pregnant, or are age 60+ usually need a tummy tuck to repair stretched, protruding abdominal muscles, remove hanging skin on the belly, and reduce excess fat.
  • Combination of liposuction and BodyTite: This combination can be a great choice for patients, often in their mid-40s, who have excess fat and mild to moderate skin laxity. These “gap patients” need more than fat reduction with liposuction but not the significant correction of a tummy tuck. BodyTite is a minimally invasive skin tightening treatment that also reduces fat. Dr. Parker often combines it with liposuction on other areas of the body.

Before & After: Abdominal Liposuction Only*

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Before and After Liposuction Only
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Mini Tummy Tuck

Patients with limited excess skin and muscle laxity in their lower abdomen are candidates for a mini tummy tuck. A low horizontal incision, similar to that used in a C-section, provides access for skin removal and muscle tightening.

Before & After: Mini-Tummy Tuck*

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Before and After Mini-Tummy Tuck

Classic Abdominoplasty (Standard Tummy Tuck)

Classic abdominoplasty allows maximal removal of excess skin, fat and tightening of the lax “abs” along their entire length. The incision is similar to that for a mini abdominoplasty but is longer in that the outer ends curve up to the hipbones. The incision may be designed so that it is hidden by high cut swimwear. A second small incision encircles the naval. Though the scars are permanent, they usually fade within the first year of surgery.

Before & After: Classic Abdominoplasty*

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Before and After Classic Tummy Tuck

The Parker Tummy Tuck

The Parker Tummy Tuck, or modified lipoabdominoplasty, is a relatively new procedure that combines aggressive liposuction of the abdomen with many of the principles of a classic or traditional abdominoplasty. Dr. Parker first learned this technique from international colleagues several years ago. He has since modified and improved the procedure to provide even better results with a quicker recovery.

Before & After: Parker Tummy Tuck*

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Before and After Lipoabdominoplasty
This patient was frustrated by her hanging abdominal panniculus and frustrated that weight loss efforts had plateaued. Dr. Parker performed a lipoabdominoplasty along with SAFE liposuction of the hips and lateral thighs. Click here to see more New Jersey Tummy Tuck Before & After photos.

The procedure begins with liposuction of the entire abdomen. The skin below the umbilicus is excised similar to a classic abdominoplasty, although lymphatic vessels are preserved to minimize postoperative swelling and promotes a more rapid recovery from surgery. Next, limited undermining of the upper abdominal skin flap is performed, preserving many blood vessels and nerves to the abdominal wall. The rectus abdominus muscles are then plicated to improve their shape. The upper abdominal flap is advanced and closed with multiple layers of dissolvable sutures that minimize scar tension and postoperative scar spreading. Many absorbable sutures are inserted in the soft tissues of the upper and lower abdomen as well as the umbilicus to help create greater definition of the abdomen and umbilical area.

What Are the Benefits of The Parker Tummy Tuck?

  1. Improved abdominal shape due to aggressive liposuction.
  2. Lower rate of postoperative complications such as seroma.
  3. A shorter, less noticeable scar in many patients.
  4. Quicker postoperative recovery with less swelling, bruising, and pain.

Can a Tummy Tuck Be Combined With Other Procedures?

The Parker Tummy Tuck or another type of tummy tuck may be combined with other plastic surgery procedures such as:

Can I Get Pregnant After a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tucks and lipoabdominoplasty should be delayed if future pregnancies are planned. Although pregnancy can proceed normally after surgery, the benefits of the procedure may be lost.

“The treatment I received was top notch. Dr. Parker listened to my concerns and gave me exactly what I was looking for. I am so happy with my results.”

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What Is Involved in Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Patients undergoing liposuction and mini abdominoplasty can be treated with local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. Surgery time ranges from 1 to 2 hours. Patients are discharged within one hour after surgery wearing an abdominal binder. All sutures are dissolving.

Classic abdominoplasty and The Parker Tummy Tuck are performed under general anesthesia and take 2½ to 3½ hours, depending on the size of the patient. Post-op monitoring will be required overnight in our aftercare facility or in the comfort of your own home by a private duty nurse. An abdominal binder is applied shortly after surgery and worn for approximately one week. Tummy tuck procedures are commonly combined with liposuction of hips, back and extremities, body lifts, and/or breast augmentation.

Is Muscle Repair Always Needed With a Tummy Tuck?

Even though our patients recover quickly after tummy tuck surgery, recovery can be even quicker and easier if the rectus abdominus muscles, or “abs” are not tightened. This is something that can be discussed with Dr. Parker at your consultation after he examines you. He will want to be sure that your “abs” are in good shape and not too loose, particularly after having had children.

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About Your Procedure

Our free cosmetic consultations include plenty of time with Dr. Parker, our patient care coordinator, and our imaging specialist. Once your procedure is booked, our nurse educator will meet with you for a special 1-hour pre-op education session.

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