Liposuction

Procedure Snapshot

One of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for men, liposuction in Paramus, New Jersey, reduces excess fat and sculpts body contours. Dr. Parker prefers the advanced SAFELipo® technique for smooth, natural-looking results and optimal skin retraction.

Cost & Recovery

  • $2,500 to $5,300*
  • Most patients return to work just a few days surgery.

Quick Facts

  • Results can be long-lasting if you maintain your body weight.**
  • Liposuction can address fat deposits nearly anywhere including the neck, chest, abs, and flanks.
  • Liposuction is often used to refine the results of other procedures.
  • BodyTite or FaceTite can be combined with liposuction for nonsurgical skin tightening if needed.
  • 22,815 men had liposuction in 2020.***

*Refer to our Pricing page for details.

**Results may vary.

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

Liposuction
 Before & After Photos

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

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Liposuction Case 783 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #783

This 42 year old requested improvement in the contour of his abdomen and flanks. In the past his weight had fluctuated, but now been stable for some time. After examining the patient, Dr. Parker explained that some of his abdominal fat was in the subcutaneous layer and could be removed with VASER liposuction; some of it, however, was located surrounding... Read More
Tummy Tuck 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
Liposuction Case 794 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #794

This 48 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by word of mouth. He came requesting improvement in the appearance of his abdomen and flanks. The patient is 6’2″ tall and weighs 200 pounds. He had lost 30 pounds over the past several months with an aggressive workout routine, but had not lost as many inches in his abdominal area and flanks as he would... Read More
Liposuction Case 805 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #805

This 42 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient. He came in requesting improvement in the appearance of his flanks. The patient works out regularly and is at a good weight for him, yet found getting rid of his “love handles” impossible. The patient is 6’1″ tall and weighs 185 pounds. At surgery, Dr. Parker performed SAFE liposuction,... Read More
Liposuction Case 781 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #781

This 37 year old man was referred to Dr. Parker by his wife, who is also a patient. He came in because he was bothered by his flanks. He is a person who works out regularly. His weight is stable and realistic for him, and otherwise the patient says “he is in good shape”. He is 6’3″ tall and weighs 230 pounds. Dr. Parker performed SAFE liposuction... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 724 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #724

This 24 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another Parker Center patient. He came in requesting improvement in his abdomen after losing 80 lbs through diet and exercise. The patient now works out 4 times per week and his weight is stable. He is 5′ 10″ tall and weighs 170 pounds. Dr. Parker performed a lipoabdominoplasty and SAFE liposuction of... Read More
Liposuction Case 790 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #790

This 32 year old patient came to Dr Parker requesting improvement in the appearance of his abdomen and his flanks. Despite working out regularly, he could not lose the fullness in these areas. Dr Parker performed VASER liposuction on both areas, removing 850 cc of fat from the abdomen and 425 cc of fat from each flank area. The patient enjoyed a... Read More
Gynecomastia Surgery Case 669 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #669

This 49 year old asked Dr. Parker to improve the contour of his abdomen and chest. He felt both had become too full over time, despite his maintaining a stable weight and working out as often as his work schedule would allow. The patient is 5’8″ tall and weighs 174 pounds. Dr. Parker performed liposuction on the patient’s breasts removing 125 cc... Read More

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

Are you frustrated with excess body fat despite your healthy lifestyle and dedicated workout schedule? Liposuction can help you reduce targeted areas of fat in order to contour the body. Dr. Parker commonly uses liposuction to help male patients from Hackensack, Ridgewood, Mahwah, and Somerset, NJ, reduce fat pockets from the neck, chest, abdomen, and flanks, and attain the leaner physique they work hard to achieve.

Liposuction is not a method of weight control or a treatment for obesity. It is a complement to diet and exercise, not a substitute for them.

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How Does Liposuction Work?

Liposuction works wonders for many patients. The reason it works is that it actually removes unwanted fat cells—something no amount of diet and exercise can do.

We are all born with a certain number of fat cells, which form our subcutaneous tissue layer located between our skin and underlying muscles. Genetics, hormones, and weight changes cause localized areas of fat deposits to develop; in men, they are most common in the neck, breasts, abdomen, and flanks. When you gain or lose weight, your fat cells increase and decrease in size, but the absolute number of those cells remains constant. With liposuction, surgeons like Dr. Parker sculpt away a certain number of fat cells from specific areas to improve body shape and contour.

If you gain weight after liposuction, the fat will be deposited more evenly throughout the body; it does not selectively relocate to the areas that underwent liposuction. For this reason, you can think of liposuction as a “body re-proportioning procedure.”

What Are the Benefits of Liposuction for Men?*

Front view of male patients before and after abdominal liposuction

Liposuction can change your life in many ways. Our male patients tell us after surgery that they feel more athletic and younger. In addition, they observe the following changes, telling us they:

  • Look and feel better physically
  • Are motivated to lead healthier lives
  • Feel more self-confident with improved self-esteem
  • Think they are more successful at work
  • Say women find them more attractive
  • Find their interpersonal relationships and sex lives are strikingly enhanced

*Results may vary.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Male Liposuction?

The best candidates for liposuction are men who are close to their realistic or ideal body weight with localized fat deposits and good skin tone. Liposuction should not be confused with bariatric surgery or a weight-loss method; instead, it is effective for improving body contours. Liposuction can provide an incentive for weight loss if you’re slightly or moderately overweight.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Parker will examine your areas of concern, evaluate your skin tone, and discuss treatment options with you.

Dr. Paul Parker

Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 25 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.

The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society
The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society

Does Liposuction Tighten Loose Skin?

If your skin has become loose due to significant weight changes or the natural aging process, removal of excess skin with or without liposuction is likely more appropriate than liposuction alone. BodyTite is a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment that Dr. Parker uses in combination with liposuction when skin laxity is a concern. BodyTite can be used on its own for skin tightening and modest fat reduction.

Before & After Neck Liposuction

Male neck liposuction
35 year old who requested improved neck contour had good skin tone and therefore was able to undergo liposuction of his neck.

For example, men with good skin tone can see impressive results from neck liposuction, while men with poor skin tone of the neck will get a better result with a surgical neck lift or possibly the FaceTite procedure.

Before & After Neck Lift

Side view of male patient before and after liposuction
68 year old who requested rejuvenation of his face and neck. Skin laxity required a neck lift to optimize his contour.

What’s Better: Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

Men with good skin elasticity whose main concern is excess fat in the abdominal area can often get the results they desire with liposuction alone. Those with excess fat, loose abdominal skin, and stretch marks would get a better result with abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Patients with mild to moderate skin laxity and fat may be candidates for a combination of liposuction and BodyTite instead of a tummy tuck.

Before & After Abdominal Liposuction

Male liposuction
Side view of male patient before and after abdominoplasty
32 year old with good skin tone seen before and after liposuction of his abdomen and flanks.

Before & After Abdominoplasty With Liposuction

Front view of male patient before and after abdominoplasty
Side view of male patient before and after abdominoplasty
34 year old following 100 lb. weight loss, requested abdominal contouring. Marked skin laxity necessitated abdominoplasty in addition to liposuction.

What Should I Expect at My Liposuction Consultation?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Parker will discuss treatment options with you. In addition, you will be shown many before-and-after pictures of liposuction patients and undergo computer imaging to see what you could look like following liposuction. Our surgical results after liposuction have a very high correlation with what you are shown in your computer imaging session.

Computer Imaging for Neck Contouring Patient*

Male computer imaging for neck contouring

Actual Results for Neck Contouring Patient*

Actual neck contouring results
38 year old, referred by a friend to Dr. Parker, requested a reduction of the fullness of his neck. Computer imaging helped the patient see what results he might expect from liposuction. He is happy with the improved contour of his neck.
*Results may vary.

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How Is Liposuction Surgery Done?

Male liposuction surgery is performed in our on-site, fully certified ambulatory surgical facility, Surgiplex, LLC. Patients are made comfortable with monitored intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Liposuction lasts from 45 minutes to several hours, depending on the number of areas undergoing treatment. Patients are discharged within 1 to 2 hours after surgery. If a significant amount of fat is removed, we will discuss post-op monitoring overnight in our aftercare facility or in the home by a private duty nurse.

Dr. Parker’s super-wet liposuction technique includes a local anesthetic solution injected into the targeted tissues to minimize bruising and swelling. Two or more tiny access incisions are used to insert the liposuction cannulae for each area being treated. This technique, called “crosshatching” (like mowing a lawn in two directions), promotes a smooth, natural-appearing contour.

The tiny access incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures. The resulting scars are virtually unnoticeable. Patients are fitted with a snug-fitting garment that provides support, promotes skin contraction, and optimizes the final contour.

What Are SAFELipo® and VASER Lipo®?

Dr. Parker will most often use the advanced SAFELipo technique to reduce fat with smooth, natural-looking results and optimal skin retraction. He prefers SAFELipo over the VASER ultrasonic liposuction. Both techniques use specialized cannulae to break up and remove unwanted fat, allowing Dr. Parker to sculpt the desired contour.

More important than these particular methods is Dr. Parker’s extensive training, experience, and eye for detail, which allow him to achieve youthful, natural-looking contours.

Which Is Better for Men: Liposuction or CoolSculpting®?

You now have a nonsurgical option to reduce unwanted fat deposits with CoolSculpting. One of the most appealing aspects of CoolSculpting for men is that treatment is quick and convenient, and there is no downtime required. However, CoolSculpting is best for patients with more modest amounts of fat to reduce on the abdomen or love handles and who don’t require the more precise reshaping possible with liposuction.

Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting

Treatment AttributeLiposuctionCoolSculpting®
Best forSignificant fat reduction,
precise reshaping,
extensive contouring
Modest fat reduction
Treatment areasFace, double chin, neck, chest, back, abdomen, love handlesDouble chin, back, abdomen,
love handles
RecoveryBack to work in a few days
Exercise in 1 to 2 weeks
Small scars
No downtime required
See ResultsImmediate (improve as swelling subsides)Gradual over 8 to 12 weeks

In short, both are great options, but for different patients. Dr. Parker will help you decide the best option at your consultation.

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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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How Painful Is Liposuction Recovery?

There is more soreness than pain after liposuction. Patients usually describe it as similar to “overdoing it at the gym.”

How Long Is Lipo Recovery?

Most of our male patients lead active lives and are eager to return to their regular activities as soon as possible after surgery. With that in mind, we have tailored our surgical procedures, anesthesia, and medications, and developed our Rapid Recovery peri-operative program to accelerate patients’ recuperation after surgery. While everyone heals differently, most men are ready to return to work within several days of surgery and resume exercise in 1 to 2 weeks.

The compression garment can be removed the day following surgery to shower. These garments are typically worn for several weeks. During both your consultation with Dr. Parker and in your pre-op education visit with our Nurse Educator, your anticipated recovery will be discussed in detail.

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

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What Is My Next Step?

To meet with Dr. Parker and his team in Paramus, New Jersey, and review your liposuction options, request a free cosmetic consultation using our online form or call (201) 967-1212 for an appointment