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.
  • 32,827 men had liposuction in 2019.***

*Refer to our Pricing page for details.

**Results may vary.

***Statistical information listed here is drawn from 2019 The Aesthetic Society data.

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

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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 746 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #746

This 40 year old was referred to Dr. Parker after a 65 pound weight loss achieved through diet and exercise. He asked Dr. Parker to improve the laxity of his abdominal soft tissue and fullness of his flanks. The patient is 5’4″ tall and weighs 165 pounds. Dr. Parker performed a lipoabdominoplasty and liposuction of the patient’s flanks, removing... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 725 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #725

This 56 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by his wife, an existing patient of Dr. Parker’s. The patient lost 35 pounds through diet and exercise. He strained one day at the gym lifting a heavy weight and developed a protruding abdomen along with lower abdominal and back pain. Dr. Parker and his treating neurologist obtained a CT scan which showed... Read More
Liposuction Case 806 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #806

This 49 year old came in requesting liposuction of his abdomen and flanks. He explained to Dr. Parker that he works out with a trainer but cannot seem to lose weight. His goal is to look better in clothes. The patient is 6’1″ tall and weighs 250 pounds. Dr. Parker performed liposuction on the patient removing 2650 cc from his abdomen and 1100 cc... Read More
Liposuction Case 762 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #762

This 30 year old was bothered by the fullness of his abdomen and flanks. The patient is 6′1″ tall and weighs 190 pounds. Dr. Parker contoured these areas using the VASER liposuction system. He removed 275 cc of fat from the abdomen and 225 cc of fat from each flank. Following a rapid and painless recovery, the patient was delighted with his new physique.... Read More
Liposuction Case 795 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #795

This 21 year old was referred by another patient to Dr. Parker with concerns about the fullness of his abdomen, back and flanks. He is 5’9″ tall and weighs 250 pounds. He is very bothered about the fullness of his abdomen, flanks, back and arms. He has always been heavier than he would like. Recently, he lost 40 pounds with intensive exercise but... 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 802 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #802

This 41 year old requested body contouring with liposuction from Dr. Parker. The patient works out regularly but could not lose the fullness in his abdomen and flanks. He is 5’8″ tall, weighs 165 pounds and says his weight is stable. Dr. Parker performed VASER liposuction on both areas, removing the following amounts of fat: abdomen–325 cc, right... Read More
Liposuction Case 758 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #758

This 42 year old patient was referred to Dr. Parker by his wife, who is also a patient of Dr Parker. He requested improvement in the fullness of his central and lower abdomen, his flanks and the crease above his flanks. The patient is an insulin dependent diabetic, well controlled on an infusion pump. He works out religiously and says he is in great... Read More
Liposuction Case 763 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #763

This 44 year old was referred by his wife, also a patient of Dr. Parker’s. He was bothered by the persistent fullness of his abdomen and flanks despite working out regularly. The patient is 6′1″ tall and weighs 220 pounds. Dr. Parker performed VASER liposuction on these areas, removing 600 cc of fat from the abdomen and 500 cc from each flank. The... Read More
Liposuction Case 782 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #782

This 34 year old, referred by several other patients, requested an improved contour of his abdomen and flanks. He is 5’6″ tall and weighs 186 pounds. He has not been able lose the fullness in his torso after weight loss or regardless of how much he works out. On physical examanation, Dr Parker pointed out to the patient that his abdominal skin had... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 684 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #684

This 34 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by other patients, lost over 100 pounds through diet and exercise over the past 1 1/2 years. He asked to have Dr. Parker improve the contour of his abdomen and flanks. The patient is 5’10” tall and weighs 185 pounds. Dr. Parker performed a lipoabdominoplasty and VASER liposuction of the patient’s flanks, removing... 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 815 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #815

This 23 year old was referred to Dr Parker by another patient requesting improved contouring of his abdomen and flanks following 50 pound weight loss achieved with diet and exercise. The patient is 5’11” tall and weighs 185 pounds. Dr Parker performed liposuction on these areas, removing 400 cc of fat from the abdomen and 350 cc of fat from each... Read More
Liposuction Case 792 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #792

This 26 year old has been bothered by the fullness of his abdomen and flanks for several years. He requested that Dr. Parker improve them. The patient is 6 feet tall and weighs 250 pounds. Dr. Parker discouraged the patient from liposuction of his abdomen telling him that he had quite a bit of intra abdominal fat which could not be removed with liposuction.... 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
Liposuction Case 780 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #780

This 33 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by his wife, also a patient. This gentleman asked Dr. Parker to improve the appearance of his flanks. He has been bothered by this for many years and all attempts on his part to improve them have been unsuccessful. The patient is 5’8″ tall and weighs 160 pounds. Dr. Parker subsequently performed VASER liposuction,... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 949 Before & After View #5 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #949

This 34-year-old male requested abdominal contouring after losing 100 pounds. Marked skin laxity necessitated abdominoplasty in addition to liposuction.
Tummy Tuck Case 682 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #682

This 50 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by his physician to address hanging skin and fat from the patient’s lower abdomen. He had been unsuccessful in losing this with diet and exercise. The patient is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds. An abdominoplasty and VASER liposelection of the flanks was performed. Postoperatively, the patient... Read More
Liposuction Case 804 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #804

This 36 year old underwent correction of his gynecomastia by Dr. Parker 2 years ago. He returned requesting an improvement in contour to his abdomen and flanks. Dr. Parker performed SAFE liposuction on both areas, removing 900 cc of fat from the abdomen and 525 cc of fat from each flank. The patient breezed through his recovery. Once again, he is... Read More
Liposuction Case 761 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #761

This 51 year old asked Dr. Parker to contour his abdomen and flanks. Despite working out regularly, he was unable to lose fat in these areas. He said he did not want to model for underwear commercials, but merely to have a better contour. The patient is 5′10″ tall and weighs 178 pounds. Dr. Parker used the VASER liposuction system to remove 450 cc... Read More
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
Liposuction Case 800 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #800

This 53 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another physician. He requested liposuction of his abdomen not only to improve its contour but to hopefully lower his “fat markers”. The patient is 5’9″ tall and weighs 187 pounds. He works out regularly. Dr. Parker explained to the patient that he could remove some fat with SAFE liposuction which was... 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 809 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #809

This 45 year old patient was referred by his wife, who is also a patient of Dr. Parker’s. He is 6′ 1″ and weighs 197 pounds. He asked Dr. Parker to improve the contour of his abdomen and flanks, which were fuller than he desired despite his exercising religiously. Dr. Parker performed liposuction, removing 800 cc of fat from his abdomen and 450 cc... Read More
Liposuction Case 760 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #760

This 46 year old requested improvement in the appearance of his abdomen and flanks with SAFE liposuction. After examining the patient, Dr Parker pointed out to him that his improvement of his abdomen would be limited; the patient’s abdominal fat was divided between an intra abdominal and extra abdominal component. The extra abdominal portion could... Read More
Liposuction Case 948 Before & After View #5 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #948

This 32-year-old patient with good skin tone is shown before and after liposuction of his abdomen and flanks.
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 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
Liposuction Case 759 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #759

This 37 year old disliked the fullness of his abdomen and flanks. Dr. Parker addressed both areas with VASER liposculpture removing 2200 cc of fat from these areas. The patient was back at work shortly after surgery and was very happy with his rejuvenated torso. 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. In men, it is commonly used to treat the neck, chest, abdomen, and flanks, helping you get the leaner physique that you 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?*

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 may be effective in certain cases.

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.

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 loose abdominal skin and stretch marks would get a better result with an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

Male liposuction
32 year old with good skin tone seen before and after liposuction of his abdomen and flanks.
Male 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 like “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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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