It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Paul LoVerme, our board certified plastic surgeon, has been elected to the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) Board of Directors! Established in 1980, AAAASF set out to not only improve but also standardize the quality of patient safety and care in independent surgical facilities not affiliated with hospitals. Today, the caliber of care set by the organization’s peer review and inspection-based accreditation process is considered the “gold standard” for all ambulatory surgical facilities in the United States, as well as those in various other countries around the world.
Dr. LoVerme’s term as a board member will span two years, during which time he will work on marketing and website development for AAAASF, as well as credentialing and accreditation while helping to further the association’s cause of patient safety. Having spent the last term as an auditor for AAAASF, he is both honored and grateful to be recognized for the work and leadership he has already put into the organization, and he looks forward to his role in continuing its storied success.
For more information about the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, Inc. or Dr. LoVerme’s newly appointed position within the organization, please contact our office today.
We are proud to announce that our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul LoVerme, has once again been named a “Top Doctor” in New Jersey Monthly magazine! Every year, the publication sends out a questionnaire to all board certified doctors in the state asking whom they would visit or recommend to a family member for specific types of medical care. Once the votes are in, peer nominations are tallied, and leading vote-getters are added to a preliminary list from which each “Top Doctor” is eventually selected after being reviewed by a special advisory board. Of the 23,444 physicians polled this year, Dr. LoVerme was one of only 989 doctors to make the prestigious list.
This 2014 distinction marks Dr. LoVerme’s 12th consecutive year as an NJ “Top Doctor”, an honor he is both grateful and humbled to have received. He says he will continue striving to provide an exceptional level of plastic surgical care, and he would like to extend his thanks to those medical peers who recognize his commitment and passion for achieving excellent results.
If you are interested in cosmetic enhancement of any sort – be it a surgical procedure such as abdominoplasty or a nonsurgical treatment like BOTOX® Cosmetic – please feel free to contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. LoVerme.
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure designed to eliminate pockets of excess fat buildup in the hips, abdomen, and lower back regions. Good candidates for this innovative treatment are those who have noticeable problem areas where they’d like to get rid of stubborn bulges. As a non-surgical procedure, CoolSculpting® can offer patients several distinct benefits, some of which include:
- A non-invasive treatment – no knives, needles, anesthesia, or scarring
- Very little treatment time – typically takes about one hour per treatment area to complete
- Little to no discomfort – patients often bring an iPad or something to read during treatment
- No time necessary for recuperation – patients can often return to their daily routines immediately
Ultimately, it is important to note that CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss solution for people who are overweight; however, it can be a very effective option for patients at or close to their ideal weight who are interested in addressing stubborn fat pockets around the midsection.
- Dr. Paul LoVerme, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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For more information about CoolSculpting®, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. LoVerme, please contact us today.
The CoolSculpting® procedure generally takes about an hour per treatment area to complete. In fact, many patients receive treatment during their lunch hour, and then return to work immediately afterwards.
Fortunately, CoolSculpting® doesn’t burn, shatter, or extract any cells. Instead, the procedure uses a targeted cooling process, known as cryolipolysis, that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. With this controlled cooling technique, only fat cells are frozen, while healthy skin cells remain unharmed. Once crystallized, the targeted fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from the body.
To prepare for a CoolSculpting® session, patients should wear comfortable clothing and bring an iPad or reading material to keep themselves occupied for the amount of time they will be spending with us. CoolSculpting® generally gets rid of 20-25% of targeted fat cells after just one treatment, so the need for additional treatments will be decided depending on the patient’s satisfaction at their two-month follow up visit.
The most common side-effects include bruising, swelling, and tenderness in the treated area, but these will typically resolve within a week or two. Patients may also feel a temporary dulling of sensation in the treatment area, but this too is common and should dissipate over time.
In the end, the procedure is completely non-surgical, so patients can typically return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness, or discomfort in the treated area, but as I previously expressed, these effects are temporary.
- Paul LoVerme, MD
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To learn more about the CoolSculpting® procedure, or to schedule a consultation, please feel free to contact our office today.