Procedures
Contact Us
New York  (212) 249-4020
Thomas P. Sterry, MD

Category Archives: Body Contouring

Body Contouring Surgery refers to any number of procedures that help create our “perfect body”.

Why Do I Need Compression After a Tummy Tuck?

Many patients scheduling a tummy tuck at my NYC practice ask about recovery, which always leads to a discussion about compression. After your surgery, compressing the tummy tuck area is incredibly important. This is because that during the surgical procedure, the skin on your abdomen is separated from the muscles of the abdominal wall. This separation can potentially create a space—and this space can fill with fluid because your tissues have been injured and tend to ooze quite a bit in response. Preventing a Seroma We don’t want the oozing fluid to collect under the skin, because it can pool and … Continue reading  

Spring Is the Season for a Tummy Tuck in NYC

During the wintertime we are all covered up here in New York. 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 such as laser lipo or a tummy tuck in NYC. Fortunately, there is still time to get it together. Hit the gym, … Continue reading  

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”) in NYC 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 to end up with a suboptimal … Continue reading  

How To Fix Diastasis Recti – Tighten Your Tummy After Pregnancy

What Is Diastasis Recti? Diastasis recti is a condition that arises when the rectus abdominis muscles separate. These muscles are visible in very fit people as the “6 pack”.To visualize diastasis recti, imagine the vertical space between the muscles widening. Up to two-thirds of pregnant women experience diastasis recti. In the majority of cases, the condition treats itself in the weeks and months following childbirth. But for some, the condition doesn’t go away on its own. Women with the condition often report looking pregnant even if they aren’t. Others describe a bulge or ridge protruding from the center of the … 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  

Back to Top
Top of Dr. Sterry's Head

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.

MEET DR. STERRY  REQUEST YOUR CONSULTATION