The Parker Tummy Tuck

Procedure Snapshot

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: $10,450 to $15,000;
    mini tummy tuck $8,150 to $11,300
  • 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**
  • 97,988 people had tummy tuck surgery in 2020***

* Refer to our Pricing page for details

** Results may vary

*** Statistical information listed here is drawn from 2020 ASPS data

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

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Tummy Tuck Case 731 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #731

This 66 year old patient was referred to Dr. Parker by her physician. The patient came in requesting that Dr. Parker improve the appearance of her abdomen and hips. She said her abdomen has remained large since the birth of her last child 33 years ago. She has thought about a tummy tuck for many years but finally decided to do so in anticipation... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 727 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #727

This 37 year old African American patient was referred to Dr. Parker by another Parker Center patient, and came in requesting improvement in the appearance of her abdomen after having 3 children. She was bothered by the laxity of her skin and requested a more contoured and flatter abdomen. The patient is 5′ 8″ tall and weighs 156 pounds. Dr. Parker... Read More
Liposuction Case 737 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #737

This 52 year old lost 90 pounds over several years through diet and exercise. He is 5′ 10″ and weighs 175 pounds. He requested that Dr. Parker improve upon his hanging abdominal skin and reduce the fullness in his flanks. Dr. Parker performed a lipoabdominoplasty and liposuction of the flanks, removing 350 cc from each side. The patient was pleased... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 692 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #692

This 44-year-old patient was frustrated by her hanging abdominal panniculus. Efforts at weight loss had plateaued. The patient is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds. Dr. Parker performed a lipoabdominoplasty procedure on the patient’s abdomen along with SAFE liposuction of the hips and lateral thighs: 900 cc of fat was removed from each hip... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 700 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #700

This 48 year old patient was concerned about her abdominal skin laxity, a tethered C-section scar, and a lower abdominal protrusion. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 138 pounds. An abdominoplasty was performed by Dr. Parker through a limited incision allowing removal of the C-section scar, tightening of the loose rectus abdominis muscles, and... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 931 Before & After View #5 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #931

Loose skin and stretch marks cannot be treated with liposuction alone. This patient had a Parker tummy tuck, combining a tummy tuck with liposuction of the hips & torso to tighten and reshape the entire abdomen. Read More
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 739 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #739

This 37 year old presented to Dr Parker several years after bariatric surgery having lost 120 pounds. She is 5’4″ tall, now weighs 165 pounds and says her weight is stable. She asked Dr Parker to make her abdomen flatter and back more contoured but was not really bothered by her hips. Dr Parker performed a lipoabdominoplasty on her as well as a bra... Read More

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, Mahwah, Somerset, and Hackensack, NJ, 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.

Our Signature

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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