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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Dermasculpt Microcannula

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 minimized since there is not cutting of small capillaries.   With the wide range of sizes, microcannulas can be used for fat transfers and fillers.

Textured Breast Implants

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 new advancements.

"I think I'm coming down with something"

How often do you hear “I think I’m coming down with something”?  This is a common saying when feeling the beginning symptoms of a cold.  While we are in the midst of cold and flu season, here are some tips to speed your recovery from pre cold symptoms.  Boost your intake of Vitamin C and Zinc, both of which can reduce the time of your cold.  Stay hydrated to keep your body running optimally while it fights the germs.  Your mucous membranes will stay moist, preventing viruses and bacteria from entering.  Eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains … Continue reading  

Fixing the dreaded "Double Chin"

  Do you frequently wear turtlenecks or scarves to hide your saggy neck?  Are you uncomfortable wearing your hair up?  Liposuction can solve this problem by creating an elegant neck.  Dr. Sterry can complete the procedure in as little as 45 minutes at his surgical facility.  Using local anesthesia, three pinholes are made with a needle under the chin.  A CO2 laser passed under the skin tightens it and melts the fat.  The fat is then suctioned out through the pinholes. Most patients say they feel years younger after this procedure and achieve the self-confidence that has been holding them … Continue reading  

Medical Tourism

Do you feel comfortable with the plastic surgeons in your area?  Perhaps your state doesn’t have an expert in the procedure you are seeking.  The appeal of medical tourism is hard to miss.  With “lower prices” and beautiful resort to recover in, who wouldn’t want a cosmetic vacation?  Not all that glitters is gold… and now there is a high rate of travel for procedures right here in the United States.  Here are some key points to look for when selecting a surgeon out of state, if you are also interested in where you can go for medical training, then … Continue reading  

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Dr. Thomas P. Sterry

Thomas Sterry, MD, is a board-certified New York City plastic surgeon with over a decade of experience. At his inviting, boutique-style practice in Manhattan, he focuses on each patient's unique needs and aesthetic goals so that he can provide the most attractive and natural-looking outcomes possible.