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Category Archives: Body Contouring

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

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

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 telltale signs. By following these steps, you can hide out under a sweater during your recovery and then emerge like a butterfly in the spring with no scar to be seen. Following is more detailed information on how your plastic surgeon can help you achieve … Continue reading  

Reclaim Your Body with a Mommy Makeover

Image source 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 address, leaving some women worried that they’ll never reclaim their pre-pregnancy body. Fortunately, there is a solution. A combination of procedures that address multiple areas of a woman’s body has become popularly known as a mommy makeover. What is a Mommy Makeover? Mommy … Continue reading  

Can Back Pain After a Tummy Tuck be Prevented?

Photo source Can Back Pain After a Tummy Tuck be Prevented? 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 her tummy tuck operation, one who claimed to have a special technique to prevent resulting back pain. Why unfortunately? Because I know through experience and research that the only way to guarantee zero back pain after a tummy tuck is to perform a subpar operation. Let me explain. … Continue reading  

Fixing the dreaded "Double Chin"

  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 needle under the chin.  A CO2 laser passed under the skin tightens it and melts the fat.  The fat is then suctioned out through the pinholes. Most patients say they feel years younger after this procedure and achieve the self-confidence that has been holding them … 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  

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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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