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Lipoabdominoplasty: A New Type of Tummy Tuck Gets Even Better
Date:8/28/2008 [New Jersey plastic surgeon] Dr. Paul M. Parker has been performing lipoabdominoplasty, an advanced type of tummy tuck, for the last 18 months. His patients have loved their sculpted tummies and their quick recovery from surgery. In the last several months, Dr. Parker has added two significant refinements to the procedure making the results and recovery even better.

Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) August 28, 2008 -- Lipoabdominoplasty is an advanced technique bringing significant change to the traditional tummy tuck in the United States. This procedure, which has combined traditional liposuction with a traditional abdominoplasty, has allowed surgeons to transform patients' tummies after child birth and/ or weight loss into a beautiful shape.

Lipoabdominoplasty was first described by a Brazilian plastic surgeon several years ago. The number of plastic surgeons employing lipoabdominoplasty in the United State is growing. This is a technique advised for more experienced surgeons as it requires combining liposuction with skin removal and muscle tightening. [New Jersey plastic surgeon], Dr. Paul M. Parker, learned the technique of lipoabdominoplasty from his colleagues in Brazil approximately 18 months ago. Since then, he has performed the procedure in over 75 patients. Patient acceptance and satisfaction has been extremely high. In recent months, Dr. Parker has made two modifications to the procedure that have made a very good procedure even better.

First, after consulting with plastic surgeons from California at this year's ASAPS meeting, he began using the VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) ultrasonic liposuction system instead of traditional liposuction to shape the upper portion of the abdomen. Using ultrasonic liposuction selectively emulsifies fatty tissue and maximizes fat extraction. This has allowed him to achieve even better sculpting and definition in the upper portion of the abdomen and has hastened patient recovery.

Second, he began using a newly developed suture known as the Quill suture for repair of the separated abdominal muscles and for final skin closure. The Quill suture is a sophisticated, bi-directional barbed suture, which adjusts its tension with each stitch. This locks tissue in place for a snug and secure closure. This type of suture material is a marked improvement over traditional sutures.

Prospective tummy tuck patients who visit Dr. Parker are sometimes surprised to learn that removing the excess skin is only one step of the procedure. The same factors contributing to lax skin also cause the muscles to separate. Tightening these muscles internally is very important, but the technique is tricky on several levels. In order to tighten the muscles, one must put stitches in the fascia--a sheath of connective tissue that envelopes and supports the muscles. Traditional stitches can tear through the fascia if they are too big or tight. Making the stitches looser accomplishes nothing because the muscles will be inadequately corrected. The Quill suture adjusts its tension with each stitch and locks the tissue in place for a snug and secure closure.

After Dr. Parker has tightened the loose ab muscles, he then removes the loose skin and closes the skin with stitches. Once again, he has found the tension-adjusting Quill suture has allowed his incisions to heal with scars that are more imperceptible than ever.

Patients are observed in Dr. Parker's fully certified on site surgical facility overnight following lipoabdominoplasty. This is part of the Parker Center's Rapid Recovery Protocol in order to break the pain cycle before it ever gets established. Patients are up and walking around at home the following day, may shower and perform light activities. They may drive when they feel comfortable driving. The patients return to see Dr. Parker in his office for their first postop check 3-4 days after surgery. Most are back at work in 7-10 days. Remarkably, most are at the gym 10-14 days following their procedure.

The Rapid Recovery program at the Parker Center for [Plastic Surgery, New Jersey], has been designed specifically for the patient's quick recovery after cosmetic procedures. This includes a tested combination of pre-operative vitamins and anti-inflammatory medications, in addition to post-operative lymphatic massage therapy and a tailored regimen of pain medication.

For Dr. Parker, his updated [lipoabdominoplasty] is clearly the procedure of choice for patients opting for tummy tuck. It offers a greatly improved abdominal appearance due to the aggressive liposuction and muscle tightening, a shorter, less noticeable scar for many patients, quicker recovery, and more security for riskier patients such as smokers or post weight loss patients.

Lipoabdominoplasty is often combined with liposuction of hips, back and extremities. This combination provides an ideal cosmetic surgery solution after weight loss, pregnancy, or aging.

Parker Center for [Plastic Surgery, New Jersey], offers more information and lipoabdominoplasty photos online at

About Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
In Paramus, New Jersey, the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery is an AAAASF and Medicare certified surgical center with state of the art medi-spa and circuit training gym.

Dr. Paul M. Parker graduated from George Washington University of Medicine in Washington, DC, where he was the recipient of the distinguished CV Mosby Award of Excellence.

He completed residencies in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center, where he received the Theodore Barnett Award for Excellence in Teaching. He also completed a fellowship in Microsurgery at New York University Medical Center's Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery with heavy emphasis on innovative methods of breast surgery and breast reconstruction.

Dr. Parker is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Consumer's Research Council of America has selected him as one of the top surgeons in his field, and Castle Connolly named him one of "America's Top Doctors."


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