Dr Paul LoVerme is widely renowned as one of the leading plastic surgeons in New Jersey, with a professional record that's especially remarkable. Indeed, the Glen Ridge native has led the profession at both the state and national level, and in the last two decades The LoVerme Center has undertaken literally thousands of procedures, which have changed the lives of his patients. Further, The LoVerme Center, located in plush offices on Bloomfield Avenue in Verona, is one of the most impressive independent practices in the field - pristine and well appointed, it is intelligently designed to both inform and reassure prospective patients.
LoVerme's career path began early - his father was one of New Jersey's pioneering plastic surgeons, based in East Orange and later Bloomfield -- "I remember going to the hospital with him when I was 8 years old." His three siblings are also in medicine; one is a plastic surgeon in suburban Boston. "We were very competitive growing up." After his residency in plastic surgery he joined his father in the mid 80s; they practiced together for more than six years until his father passed away in 1991.
In many respects LoVerme's practice evolved with the field itself - "When I began, the whole area of laser technology along with liposuction technology was just beginning. Our practice grew with all of that." He is widely known for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, including facelifts, eyelid lifts, Quick Recovery breast enhancement, internal bra lifts and Vaser Smooth. He is an expert in the treatment and reconstruction of skin cancer.
Beyond his practice, LoVerme has a record of participation and contribution on the community level that's extensive - and notable for a busy professional: He has served on several boards and civic organizations, including the Township of Glen Ridge Board of Health, the Glen Ridge sports association, the Glen Ridge Library, and Delbarton School, among others. What's more, for nearly 20 years LoVerme has traveled the world - at his own expense - treating children who are burn victims or victims of congenital birth defects; the program, called Healing the Children, has taken LoVerme from Kenya to El Salvador. He is now a trip chief. LoVerme, straightforward and pragmatic ("If you want something to happen you have to work and plan for it"), has Chaired the national society's Ethics Committee and Judicial Council; his reputation for professionalism is well known. "That's one of the things I got from my father."
Dr. LoVerme and his family currently live in Cedar Grove. Away from work he enjoys fishing, golf and gardening.