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Gummy Bear Breast Implants Are Here!

Gummy Bear Implants…They are Finally here, and We’ve Got Them!!! Last Spring the FDA cleared the first and only form stable or “GUMMY BEAR” silicone breast implants for use in the U.S. Sientra is the American affiliate of Silimed, a worldwide distributor of breast implants for over 30 years and the company that manufactures the new implants. I am very lucky to be one of the first New York City Plastic Surgeons with access to these form stable breast implants. While they look and feel very much like either of the other two silicone implant products available, the difference is … Continue reading  

Facelift Philosophy and Technique

A nicely done facelift should not be noticeable. Other people should think the patient looks nice, and it should NEVER occur to others that the patient has had an operation. The paradox in my mind is that in order to accomplish that goal the surgeon needs to be MORE aggressive, not less. Why? Because in the old days the way a facelift was performed was to simply pull the skin back. But today, our understanding is that a youthful face is one that is full and has contours that an older face does not – and certainly that a pulled … Continue reading  

Arm Lift Surgery Options

I do a lot of body contouring. In my earlier years I was very possibly the most experienced plastic surgeon in New York City when it comes to post bariatric body contouring for loose skin. Times have changed, but I’m still glad that I have these skills, and I still do a fair number of arm lift cases…just not quite as many as I used to. Yesterday, I had yet another patient come in asking about her loose arm skin. She is a young woman and is still in the process of losing weight, so I suggested that she complete … Continue reading  

Honest Plastic Surgery Photography

Medical photography online seems not to adhere to any set of standards. This is for the most part because doctors are trained in medicine and surgery, not photography. On the other hand, I have noticed a few websites that post pictures that I simply don’t believe are honest. They are not typically altered outright, but there is so much more to the story than photoshop alone. 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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