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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  

Lip Augmentation: Fillers vs. Fat Transfer

Many of the women who walk into my New York plastic surgery practice come in seeking lip augmentation with a beautiful, natural, fuller look. The key word is “natural” as they immediately point out that they do not want the “duck-faced” or “sausage-shaped” lips of the past. Over the past couple of years, I have refined my technique so patients get shape and contour along the entire length of the lips and mouth area, not just adding volume in a straight line. This results in a much more natural look. There are 2 basic ways to enhance the lip area: … Continue reading  

Breast Lift Scars: The Incision Decision

Designing Breast Lift Scars “Doctor, can I have the Lollipop incision, or are you going to give me those anchor breast lift scars?”.  I get questions about breast lift scars a few times each week.   It’s the kind of decision that we as plastic surgeons are constantly faced with.  No woman wants to have scars on her breasts and we don’t want to make them any more than patients want to have them.  However, this is strictly speaking a “Tailoring” issue.  If there is too much skin we can’t make a nice, cosmetically pleasing, “tear drop” shaped breast. It’s really not a … Continue reading  

Kybella vs. Chin Liposuction: Running Neck and Neck

Is Kybella Better Than Chin Liposuction? Kybella is the new FDA approved product for injection that melts the fat in your neck to remove the dreaded double chin.  Studies performed by the company were very promising and we are seeing some nice improvements in our patients as well.  The question that arises however, is whether or not Kybella will replace chin liposuction as the mainstay of treatment to create an elegant look in patients who are not ready for a neck lift. Neck or Chin Liposuction For Neck Contouring Neck liposuction (typically performed as “Smartlipo”) has been available for years with a proven … Continue reading  

6 Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures for Minimalists

  Want an improved, more youthful appearance without undergoing a surgical procedure? Lucky for you, it’s no longer necessary to have invasive cosmetic surgery to improve your skin’s appearance. Experienced plastic surgeons can give you the results you desire with highly effective, minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures. Here is a list of the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures that can give you a more radiant and youthful appearance with little to no downtime. 1. Laser Rejuvenation Laser rejuvenation and laser resurfacing are procedures that reduce wrinkles, acne scars and other blemishes to reveal younger looking skin. Laser rejuvenation directs short concentrated, pulsating … 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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