Plastic Surgeon Paul J. LoVerme, MD, FACS
Meet Dr. LoVerme
Paul J. LoVerme, MD is a 2nd generation Plastic Surgeon and Founding Director of the LoVerme Center for Plastic Surgery located in Verona, New Jersey. Dr. LoVerme is a past-president of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons and a Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School where he has participated in teaching the art of Plastic Surgery to New Jersey and New York area students since 1985.
Dr. Paul LoVerme graduated from Boston University with a degree in Biology and received his M.D. degree from UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School in 1978. He completed residencies in General Surgery at UMDNJ and in Plastic Surgery at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.
He joined his father, Stephen R. LoVerme, M.D., in the private practice of Cosmetic Surgery and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery after 12 years of accredited training in Medicine, Surgery, and Plastic Surgery.
Board-Certifications and Memberships
Paul LoVerme, MD has dual board certifications in Surgery and Plastic Surgery and a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. He currently limits his practice to Plastic Surgery at his New Jersey clinic, with a strong emphasis on Aesthetic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. LoVerme is past-president of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and is a former Governor from New Jersey to the American College of Surgeons at their national headquarters in Chicago. Currently, Dr. LoVerme serves as a spokesperson for ASPS.
Growing up in a medical family influenced Dr. Paul LoVerme to be a surgeon at an early age. Besides his Plastic Surgeon father, his grandfather was a Neurosurgeon in New York City. His brothers have also followed the family tradition – William is a Plastic Surgeon in Wellesley and Boston, MA, and Stephen is a Neurologist in Beverly, MA. His sister Mary Lou is a physical therapist.
Dr. Paul LoVerme has traveled to Mexico, Kenya, El Salvador and Ecuador as a Trip Chief with Healing the Children/Midlantic, providing reconstructive surgery to over 500 needy children in impoverished areas. Dr. LoVerme has also treated children from Ethiopia, Russia, Dominican Republic, Columbia, and Afghanistan who were flown here for care that they could not receive in their home country.
Dr. Paul LoVerme’s commitment to his patients is to provide state-of-the-art, high-tech care in a personal, warm and private setting. It is his combination of artistry, knowledge, skill and compassion which appeals to the most discriminating New Jersey and New York patients.
Family and Interests
Paul LoVerme, MD and his wife reside in northern New Jersey. Together Dr. LoVerme and his wife have three children. The LoVermes enjoy water sports (especially sailing) and gardening. They also enjoy good food and wine, and have started a gourmet club with friends.
Dr. LoVerme Named a New Jersey Top Doctor
Dr. Paul LoVerme has been listed as a Top Doctor in New Jersey and in the New York Metro Area by Castle-Connolly, New York Magazine and New Jersey Monthly and as Top Surgeon in the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons Consumer’s Research Council of America. He was also listed as New Jersey’s Top Plastic Surgeon in New Jersey Life Magazine and is included in Ten Leaders in Plastic Surgery in New Jersey. Dr. LoVerme has received Top Doctor recognition from Castle-Connolly virtually every year since 2000.
What is a Plastic Surgeon?
Plastic Surgeons undergo additional years of training in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery after they have completed their medical degree. During this time physicians receive intensive instruction on surgical techniques used throughout the body to repair and restore normal form and function. Concerns that can be functionally and aesthetically improved with Reconstructive Surgery can include:
- Traumatic injuries
- Skin conditions
In addition to reconstructive methods, many surgeons go on to further instruction in Cosmetic Surgery techniques which allow them to alter or improve undesirable or abnormal aesthetic features of the face, breasts, body and skin. Common Cosmetic Surgery procedures include:
Some surgeons may choose to pursue a subspecialty dedicated to Plastic Surgery of a specific area of the body, such as Hand Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery or others.
The Importance of Board-Certification for Plastic Surgeons
The single most important factor in the success of Plastic Surgery is the surgeon you select, and one key distinction you should look for is board-certification. Dr. LoVerme is double board-certified in both Surgery and Plastic Surgery. He was certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) in 1984 and the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) in 1987. These certifications ensure that Dr. LoVerme has not only undergone an extensive level of training, but that he also displays the clinical judgement, skills and demeanor necessary to provide top-quality care. To maintain ABPS certification, Dr. LoVerme must continue to take coursework to further his knowledge as well as uphold the ABPS standards of excellence—responsibilities that he takes very seriously.
While Dr. Paul LoVerme is proud that his honors and certifications attest to his knowledge it is, his skill, training, and experience as a surgeon that is his greatest accomplishment. He has an excellent reputation for his natural appearing results and is often chosen by his colleagues and nurses for their Plastic Surgery needs.