About Us

Paramus Plastic Surgery, Skin Care & Laser Center Bergen County

Paramus Plastic Surgery, Skin Care and Laser Center is founded on the dynamic synergistic husband-wife team effort of Dr. Emmanuel A. Lat and Dr. Zenda Garcia- Lat. For the last 28 years their unique blend of personal and highly sensitive professional care has resulted in the high level of satisfaction experienced by their patients. Their holistic approach to image enhancement is the marriage between Dr. Lat’s impeccable knowledge and skill in turning his patient’s desires into reality, and Dr. Zenda Garcia-Lat’s empathy and sensitivity to a woman’s needs. Together, they achieve an aesthetic goal that is according to the expectations of the patients.

Dr. Lat is a New York Mount Sinai Hospital-trained cosmetic surgeon who rigorously trained in all aspects of plastic surgery. His experience, expertise, and dedication, have earned him certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has been clinical assistant professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for years. Despite their busy schedule, he and his wife find time to organize and participate in an annual surgical mission doing cleft lip and palate surgery for indigent patients of third world countries.

As a woman in touch and cognizant of a woman’s needs, Dr. Garcia-Lat, has a well-developed aesthetic sense that enables her to translate the patient’s needs into visual images that are used as the template for image enhancement. Through this dynamic feedback mechanism, she is able to accurately gauge a patient’s expectation. The end-result of this encounter is a patient who is totally involved in the process of self-improvement.

In addition to bridging the gap between the patient and the surgeon, Dr. Garcia-Lat completes the Center’s range of services by providing her expertise in skin care, intense pulsed light and laser treatments. She does Cosmetic Dermatology and offers customized skin care programs including the Obagi Nu-Derm products and the Obagi Blue Peel. Dr. Garcia-Lat trained under Dr. Patrick Bitter Sr., the foremost expert in Photofacial for which she has gained popularity among rosacea patients. Her patients from Asia, Canada, as well as all over the North America can attest to her excellent care and enthusiasm and dedication to a customized treatment for her patients. She also does photorejuvenation, laser hair removal and laser vein treatments.
All consultations and cosmetic procedures are done within our fully equipped modern office. We have our own operating suite that is accredited by the AAAASF and is designed to handle almost all cosmetic procedure. This saves the patient the time and cost of a hospital admission without sacrificing quality and safety. We have a very caring and professional staff who makes our patients feel welcome, relax and comfortable. Patients come in for a complimentary, comprehensive consultation with access to a voluminous file of before and after pictures. Patients see what they can expect to look like using our state-of-the-art imaging computer system.

Since its inception, Paramus Plastic Surgery , Skin Care and Laser Center has always dedicated itself to excellent personal service in the helping the patients reach their goals in their pursuit of self-improvement. Given Dr. Lat’s vast experience and skill, coupled with Dr. Garcia’s expertise and empathetic aesthetic sense, the Center will continue to dedicate itself to helping patients turn their dreams into reality.


Plastic Surgeon Dr. Emmanuel A. Lat

Dr. Emmanuel A. Lat graduated with his medical degree in 1972 from University of Philippines College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines.  He completed his general surgery residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital. New York, New York.  Dr. Lat completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital where he became Chief Resident.
Board Certification:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

    • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
    • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
    • New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • Bergen County Medical Society
    • President, Philippine Association of Plastic Surgeons in America, 2001-2003
    • President, Barsky Society, 1988-1989
    • President, University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America, 1997-1999