Category Archives: Body Contouring

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Why Do I Need Compression After a Tummy Tuck?

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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…

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Spring Is the Season for a Tummy Tuck in NYC

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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…

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Jane and the Story of the Triplet New York Tummy Tuck

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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…

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Thomas P. Sterry, MD

How To Fix Diastasis Recti – Tighten Your Tummy After Pregnancy

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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…

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Thomas P. Sterry, MD

Liposuction Today = Bikini In May!

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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…

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Thomas P. Sterry, MD

How to Keep Your Tummy Tuck a Secret – Even at the Beach

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Want a smoother, flatter belly but don’t want your friends to know you’ve had a tummy tuck? Lucky for you, it can be done. There are two simple keys to achieving a “secret” tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. Get the operation during the cooler months, preferably fall. Choose a plastic surgeon who knows how to hide the…

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Reclaim Your Body with a Mommy Makeover

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Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding all take a toll on a mother’s body. Skin that was stretched might not regain its former elasticity, fat deposits can cling stubbornly to arms, hips and thighs, and breastfeeding can cause a mother’s breasts to sag or lose volume after weaning. These are things that diet and exercise may not…

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Thomas P. Sterry, MD

Can Back Pain After a Tummy Tuck be Prevented?

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Back pain after a tummy tuck can be prevented.  Photo source Recently, a patient came into my office for a consultation about a body contouring operation. She was concerned about back pain after a tummy tuck as she had read that it can be a problem. Unfortunately, she ended up choosing another surgeon to perform…

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Thomas P. Sterry, MD

Fixing the dreaded "Double Chin"

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  Do you frequently wear turtlenecks or scarves to hide your saggy neck?  Are you uncomfortable wearing your hair up?  Liposuction can solve this problem by creating an elegant neck.  Dr. Sterry can complete the procedure in as little as 45 minutes at his surgical facility.  Using local anesthesia, three pinholes are made with a…

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