Dr. Anthony Perkins

Plastic Surgery
Short Hills, NJ
17 years experience male

Locations

Plastic Surgery of Short Hills

Short Hills, NJ

Address

1046 S Orange Ave, Short Hills, NJ, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

9733766231

Insurances accepted

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna

Tribeca Plastic Surgery

New York, NY

About

Bio

Dr. Perkins provides comprehensive care for all Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery including all breast surgery, hand surgery, facial surgery, microsurgery, cancer reconstruction, burns, wound management and all cosmetic surgery including injectables. A graduate of McGill Medical School in Montreal, Canada, he also completed a highly competitive Integrated Plastic Surgery Program at the McGill University Health Center also in Montreal. His residency was an intensive training in all surgical and non-surgical aspects of Plastic Surgery. He also completed a one-year Clinical fellowship in Cosmetic surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Perkins has been involved with and continues to perform research in all aspects of Plastic Surgery. He has authored many medical papers and has presented research in local and national meetings. He is also fluent in French.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic Medicine

Cosmetic Surgery

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

98 Answers
191 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Forever: Rogaine (minoxidil) has to be used for the duration of hair replacement.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Moisturizer: I assume you mean chapped. Moisturizer! Always keep your lips as full of moisture as possible.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Depends on the depth: It really depends on the depth of the burn, it most burns sensation returns but can take up to 6 months.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Requires a consult: This involves multiple surgeries over a prolonged course. A full consultation with a plastic surgeon is warranted.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Sunblock : Sunblock is key in preventing redness from ever forming.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Yes!: Botox can be used to stop the sweat glands of the hand from producing too much sweat (hyperhidrosis). The effects last 4-8 months. The two caveats o... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Not really.: Liposuction is best for localized areas of fat deposits on a patient with a bmi less than 30. Liposuction is generally not used as a technique for bm... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Yes.: Liposuction does permanently remove fat cells, however the remaining fat cells can increase in size if there is a weight gain. With aging there is us... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
About half.: The recovery time of a mini tummy tuck is about half the time of a full tummy tuck (time painkillers required, time to return to exercise, time for sw... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Confusing terms.: There are a number of terms used to describe practically the same thing. Most patients more than 50-55 years old could benefit from face-lifting tech... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Lower eyelids: Lines - usually Botox products (botox, dysport, xeomin) handles the fine lines of the lower eyelids if not severe. Puffiness - this is usually best h... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Yes!: This surgery does carry significant risks which must be conveyed to the patient prior to undergoing the procedure (asymmetry, scarring, bleeding, nerv... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Around 5 pounds: Depending on the type of liposuction performed and the region of the body changes this amount. But i would say 5-6 pounds.
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Depends: The timing of exercise after surgery depends on the actual procedure performed and the postoperative period. Generally speaking light exercise after ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Absorbable: I only use absorbable sutures and exclusively buried under the skin. Whenever permanent sutures are used on the face they absolutely most be removed ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Perhaps.: Treating only transverse forehead wrinkles with Botox (botox, dysport, xeomin) will usually drop the eyebrow. Treating other areas of the face with B... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Ranges.: The majority of numbness after a face/neck/brow lift persists for a week after surgery. In rare cases it can persist until 6 months.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Really depends.: Performing a revision can usually be performed exclusively using local anesthesia (no valium/percocet). I personally don't perform any type of sedati... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Wait until kids done: It is possible to become pregnant after a mini tummy tuck, the course of the pregnancy should not be affected. However the results of the mini tummy ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Swelling.: There are two reasons for this to occur. The first is swelling from the surgery which takes 2 weeks to resolve. The second is skin expansion when yo... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Yes.: Liposuction does permanently remove fat cells, however the remaining fat cells can increase in size if there is a weight gain. With aging there is us... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
No.: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) will not help relieve spinal stenosis.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Nothing so far.: Nothing can reproduce the same results as a surgical smas facelift. Ulthera works best in patients not requiring a facelift, those in a younger popul... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Sounds like allergy: It sounds like you have an allergy to amoxicillin. After 3 days the swelling should be resolved enough for you to stop benadryl (diphenhydramine).
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Sun is damaging: The key is to avoid sun exposure as much as possible. The sunlight slows down the scar maturation process, making them more red and may even darken t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Schedule before: Occasionally depending on my schedule of that day i would have to time to perform minor procedures that arise on the same day.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Local Anesthesia: For patients undergoing sebeceous cyst removal we start with a local anesthetic cream, followed by a local anesthetic injection. This is very well to... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Unlikely.: Scars usually mature up until 1 year after surgery. Bleaching creams can be helpful in lightening scars.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Please consult OB+PS: Please consult your obstetrician and your plastic surgeon. This should be evaluated by a physical exam and imaging.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Yes.: I would agree it would be helpful for speeding up the healing process and should also decrease pain due to anti-inflammatory effects.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
14 days: The answer to your first question is 14 days. The answer to your second question the answer varies but typically 7-14 days.
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A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
A little.: Necklift scars are mostly well hidden, commonly people already have a scar in that location from childhood. Sun protection is most important after su... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Usually 18: A general rule for me is cosmetic surgery for those 18 and older and also those who are mature enough to understand the procedure and risks involved. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Unfortunately not.: Botox works on muscles causing a temporary paresis (partial paralysis), its action helps smooth out wrinkles which have formed. Unfortunately a sag... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
No dermal fillers.: This is an area that will rarely benefit from dermal fillers. Botox treats this area. Botox works on muscles causing a temporary paresis (partial pa... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Temporary fix: A thread lift typically lasts 12 months therefore it is only a temporary fix. A thread lift will not change your need for surgery in the future, it i... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Yes.: Liposuction does permanently remove fat cells, however the remaining fat cells can increase in size if there is a weight gain. With aging there is us... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Removing fat.: Facial liposuction is removing fat from the face. This is primarily done in the neck and chin region.
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A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
10-15 years: The skin removed from a necklift is permanent. A revisional necklift should be performed if necessary after 10-15 years. The term necklift is used t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Quite a bit.: An abdominoplasty that i perform involves three main things- 1. Skin removal and tightening 2. Muscle tightening 3. Liposuction of flanks for the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Yes for General: Necklifts can be performed either under local anesthesia, local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The most important consideration is t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Different healing.: Sutures are used to help approximate soft tissues. Different soft tissues require certain healing times (skin, mucosa, muscle, tendon) therefore it i... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
No: Melanoma detection is not more difficult after a mid-face lift.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Surgery carries risk: Yes, an arm lift (brachialplasty) is a relatively painful surgery. Initial pain is during the first 48-72 hours requiring narcotics but this usually ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Best to be done once: Liposuction can be performed many times, however the best result is obtained when it is done once under ideal circumstances in the right candidate.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Enhancing abdomen: A tummy tuck involves enhancing the appearance of the abdomen. In order to provide the best results there is skin resection, liposuction and muscle t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
1-2 years: Arm lift scars typically take a prolonged time period to fade. Typically they will not change after a year but I have seen improvement up to 2 years.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Yes.: Yes, it is very safe, there are some circumstances where Botox should not be used- lactating, eaton-lambert syndrome, people on aminoglycosides, pr... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Possibly.: Certain medications that cause bleeding tendencies will definitely put you at a higher risk of bruising. If bruising occurs it is usually minor. Two... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Depends on procedure: It really depends on the patient, the type of procedure and the type of work the patients does. Occasionally the patient can return to work the same ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Aug 21, 2013
I had breast augmentation and knee liposuction done by Dr. Perkins. He is an amazing doctor, caring and a perfectionist, would never go to anyone else. Choosing Dr. Perkins as my doctor is the best de...Read More
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Sep 3, 2014
Dr. Perkins spends time with you, answers questions, and educates you. He has a personable nature and is easy to talk with. The Botox injections were virtually painless - done with a light touch.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Perkins is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Perkins! The antibiotics have made a noticeable difference in just a few hours!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! just got scared there was more fluid left or somthing.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Just placed a Healthtap #, re: endoscopic approach. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

McGill University Faculty of Medicine, QC
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

McGill University Health Centre

Awards

Benjamin H. Shore Plastic Surgery Award
2013 Marquis Who's Who World
2014 Marquis Who's Who World

Affiliations

New york eye and ear infirmary
St barnabas hospital
Overlook Hospital
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