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Buccal Fat Removal & Cheek Liposuction Reduce Chubby Face In NYC

Facial Sculpture My philosophy and techniques in facial plastic surgery have evolved over the years and now include facial sculpting using buccal fat removal and cheek liposuction. By “sculpting” I mean that I remove volume from some places, and I add it to others.  This is different from facial rejuvenation for an aging patient.  Facial Sculpting is for a younger patient trying to achieve an image of beauty that they may not have genetically. In these cases, we are trying to refine the features that make anyone more attractive. Generally speaking I remove fullness from the lower face and add … Continue reading  

Liposuction & Tummy Tuck? Peanut Butter & Jelly!

This month’s blog post is inspired by a question from RealSelf user Jthomas86. She writes: Had a consult today with a PS who advised a tummy tuck for lose skin/ muscle damage in my low abdomen. Although I am not overweight (116lbs) I’ve had 3 c sections. I do want lipo combined with a TT. He said he doesn’t perform lipo with a TT because it isn’t safe and increases risk of blood clots and necrosis. Is this true? I thought it was pretty standard to combine them. Her plastic surgeon is partially correct. Performing liposuction of the abdomen at … Continue reading  

Cheap Plastic Surgery Abroad

Cheap plastic surgery abroad is an increasingly more common and an option that can seem very inviting to many patients.  It is amazing how inexpensive it can be to travel to a tropical country, enjoy your stay, and get cosmetic surgery performed all at the same time.  It must make one feel like a movie star. But What if something goes wrong?  Let’s not even get into what the cosmetic results will be.  Who exactly are the doctors that are willing to perform surgery for so little, and if they are so good, then why don’t they perform it here … Continue reading  

Why Do I Need Compression After a Tummy Tuck?

Many patients scheduling a tummy tuck at my NYC practice ask about recovery, which always leads to a discussion about compression. After your surgery, compressing the tummy tuck area is incredibly important. This is because that during the surgical procedure, the skin on your abdomen is separated from the muscles of the abdominal wall. This separation can potentially create a space—and this space can fill with fluid because your tissues have been injured and tend to ooze quite a bit in response. Preventing a Seroma We don’t want the oozing fluid to collect under the skin, because it can pool and … Continue reading  

Spring Is The Season For A Tummy Tuck In NYC

During the wintertime we are all covered up here in New York City. The days are short and it’s hard to remain active, so many of us get cozy on the couch with comfort foods. When spring rolls around and we finally stand up to take off our sweaters it can be a little shocking to see what’s happened to our bodies during the last few months. That’s why Spring is such a popular time for body contouring procedures like laser lipo or a tummy tuck in New York. Fortunately, there is still time to get it together. Hit the … 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.

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