Yearly Archives: 2014

Thomas P. Sterry, MD

5 Facelift Myths You Believe

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A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that reduces signs of aging in the face, resulting in a more youthful and renewed appearance. Some of the issues that a facelift can address or correct include: Loose facial skin Wrinkles Sunken cheeks Sagging neck Slackened jawline (jowls) Unfortunately, photos of bad facelifts (particularly celebrity…

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Thomas P. Sterry, MD

How to Keep Your Tummy Tuck a Secret – Even at the Beach

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Want a smoother, flatter belly but don’t want your friends to know you’ve had a tummy tuck? Lucky for you, it can be done. There are two simple keys to achieving a “secret” tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. Get the operation during the cooler months, preferably fall. Choose a plastic surgeon who knows how to hide the…

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Can Plastic Surgery Boost Your Self Esteem?

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People who have never undergone plastic surgery often view the benefits as being purely physical. In truth, while the procedures themselves are physical operations with results that are sometimes subtle and at other times more physically impressive, since there are some great professionals out there for this, and you can visit Dr Soma Plastic Surgery…

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Thomas P. Sterry, MD

Summer Sun Damage Recovery

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A nice tan can make your skin glow in the summertime, but as the golden color fades our skin is left a little more damaged and we enter fall looking a little older than last year.  As we age, these factors take an increasingly greater toll on our skin, and the effects are especially noticeable…

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Reclaim Your Body with a Mommy Makeover

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Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding all take a toll on a mother’s body. Skin that was stretched might not regain its former elasticity, fat deposits can cling stubbornly to arms, hips and thighs, and breastfeeding can cause a mother’s breasts to sag or lose volume after weaning. These are things that diet and exercise may not…

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Thomas P. Sterry, MD

Can Back Pain After a Tummy Tuck be Prevented?

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Back pain after a tummy tuck can be prevented.  Photo source Recently, a patient came into my office for a consultation about a body contouring operation. She was concerned about back pain after a tummy tuck as she had read that it can be a problem. Unfortunately, she ended up choosing another surgeon to perform…

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What You Need To Know About The Four Most Common Breast Surgeries

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Image: Melissa Maples via Flickr Whether for enhancement, reconstruction, or personal comfort, breast surgery can help women (and even some men) look and feel better by altering the shape and size of their breasts. Breast augmentation can have very positive long-term effects on a person’s self-image and confidence. Thinking about undergoing a breast procedure? As a…

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Thomas P. Sterry, MD

Dermasculpt Microcannula

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There is a new ground breaking method to inject fillers into the face.  Microcannulas are thin hollow tubes that are flexible with a blunted tip.  This new technology significantly reduces pain and bruising since there is no sharp tip.  Instead of multiple needle pricks there is one entry point.  With the dull edge, bruising is…

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Textured Breast Implants

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The next direction in breast augmentation is heading towards textured implants.  Textured implants are very popular overseas and gaining traction in the states.  Clinical studies show they significantly decrease the risk of capsular contraction.  All of the major manufacturers carry silicone, saline, and “gummy” textured implant.  Time will tell what challenges will appear with the…

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