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What is the Best Hair Removal System?

I am frequently asked what the "best" method for removing unwanted body hair is.  That depends on what you mean by "the best".  In my opinion, this comes down to light based hair removal systems as opposed to electrolysis.  I must say, electrolysis is very effective, but it is also time consuming, expensive, and painful.  Laser Hair Removal may be more powerful than IPL (intense pulsed light) methods is some hands, but again, the discomfort that goes along with it is substantial. The reason I bought my particular machine is that it is without question THE MOST COMFORTABLE AND PAIN … Continue reading  

Winter Skin Care: Simple things you can do to look younger

Most people I know are very aware of their skin care regimen in the warm weather, but seem to consider it secondary during the winter time.  I suppose we are all more self conscious during bikini season and tend to let a lot of things go as the weather gets cooler and we cover up more.  Interestingly, skin care seems to go along for the ride. despite the fact that this is the perfect season to have a photofacial, peel or laser treatment.  Below I have listed a couple of basic tips for maintaining (and oftentimes, improving) your skin health.  For all of the services … Continue reading  

The Wrinkle about a Cosmetic tax: What is the ‘BoTax’?

Senator Harry Reid has proposed a new tax on cosmetic procedures as a way to help pay for health care reform.  So, when will a procedure be considered cosmetic and therefore taxable?  I will not argue whether it is fair or not to tax my own cosmetic services since no matter what I write, it would be considered disingenuous by cynics.  What I will discuss is just how this “Botax” will be implemented and the unfairness of that process.  Botox was originally created, and is still used for medicinal purposes, so how will we convince a government agency that it is, … Continue reading  

A real Lower Body Lift includes a tummy tuck, outer thigh lift, and a buttock lift

In my practice, I take care of a lot of patients who want plastic surgery after weight loss. During the last ten years the term “lower body lift” has become much more familiar with the public as the result of the surge in bariatric surgery, but I find that patients don’t necessarily understand what the operation really is… A true Lower Body Lift includes a tummy tuck, outer thigh lift, and a buttock lift all performed during one operation.  The effect is similar to pulling up a pair of loose fitting pants while flattening the tummy area.  Many times we … 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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