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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?

Compression after a tummy tuck is incredibly important. That’s because during the procedure the skin on your abdomen is separated from the muscles of the abdominal wall creating a potential space. That space can fill with fluid because your tissues have been injured and they tend to ooze quite a bit in response. We can’t allow the oozing fluid to collect under the skin because it can pool in one place and form something called a “seroma”.   Now, a seroma isn’t the worst problem in the world – in fact we consider it more of a nuisance than a … 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  

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  

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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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