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Jane and the Story of the Triplet New York Tummy Tuck

Jane had triplets and originally approached to me to consider performing a Tummy Tuck (aka “abdominoplasty”) at the time of her cesarean section. I told her that I didn’t think it would be a good idea. I wanted her to have a nice result and I suggested that she have her children first and come back to speak to me a year later. In my opinion, it is a mistake to perform abdominoplasty at the time of C-section because none of the anatomic landmarks are in their proper place and the patient is bound end up with a suboptimal result (incidentally, I … Continue reading  

How To Fix Diastasis Recti – Tighten Your Tummy After Pregnancy

As both a Plastic Surgeon AND (in a previous life) a Personal Trainer with a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, I have learned quite a bit about the muscles that make up the abdominal wall. Many patients come to me and are upset that they can’t get their tummy flat again after child birth. Some of their friends look great after they had kids and they don’t understand why they can’t get their physique back to the shape they are used to from their youth.  Some of them develop feelings of guilt or incompetence which are completely unfair. In this essay I’d … Continue reading  

Scar Removal: Advice From A New York City Plastic Surgeon

Scar Revision As a plastic surgeon working in New York City I see all manner of injuries and surgical scars in every type and color of skin on this earth.  Most times scars heal well or at least don’t bother patients.  Occasionally however, the mark left behind is either in a particularly bad place (like the face) or heals with an unacceptably bad scar.  These scars may not only be ugly to the observer, but can sometimes affect the functionality of the patient by causing constriction in movement (especially across joints).  This is where the art of plastic surgery might … Continue reading  

The Selfie Chin Solution: How Neck Liposuction Can Improve Your Profile

  Liposuction is highly effective at contouring the chin and jowls. I have spoken quite a bit for the last few years about how Smartlipo liposuction of the chin and neck can improve your profile.  Actually, while I’m inclined to call this neck liposuction, I find many of my patients refer to the chin liposuction.  I think that’s because many of them have a “selfie chin” – and they all seem to hate it!  In the end, it really doesn’t matter what we call it.  The point is that nowadays we are able to improve the profile of many patients … Continue reading  

Liposuction Today = Bikini In May!

If you want to turn heads next spring, then winter is the perfect time for liposuction. Why? Liposuction can get rid of stubborn areas of fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise—but the results aren’t visible overnight. By its nature, liposuction results in a fair amount of swelling.  Patients are often about the same size the day after a procedure as they were before the liposuction was performed, but they are a little sore and bruised.  I find patients aren’t truly appreciating their results until about six weeks later, and the final result is a good 3-4 months away.  So, … 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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