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Category Archives: Breast Surgery

Few cosmetic procedures have more of an impact than breast surgery. New York women, like women all over the world, can look and feel better by achieving the size and shape they’ve always dreamed of for their breasts.

Breast Lift Scars: The Incision Decision

Designing Breast Lift Scars “Doctor, can I have the Lollipop incision, or are you going to give me those anchor breast lift scars?”.  I get questions about breast lift scars a few times each week.   It’s the kind of decision that we as plastic surgeons are constantly faced with.  No woman wants to have scars on her breasts and we don’t want to make them any more than patients want to have them.  However, this is strictly speaking a “Tailoring” issue.  If there is too much skin we can’t make a nice, cosmetically pleasing, “tear drop” shaped breast. It’s really not a … 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. Mommy makeovers always start with modere … Continue reading  

What You Need To Know About The Four Most Common Breast Surgeries

Image: Melissa Maples via Flickr   Whether for enhancement, reconstruction, or personal comfort, breast surgery can help women (and even some men) look and feel better by altering the shape and size of their breasts. Breast augmentation can have very positive long-term effects on a person’s self-image and confidence.   Thinking about undergoing a breast procedure? As a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York city, I have performed many breast augmentations and other surgeries throughout my career. Here are the four most common breast surgeries and what you need to know about each one. Types of Breast Surgeries Breast Implants … Continue reading  

Textured Breast Implants

The next direction in breast augmentation is heading towards textured implants.  Textured implants are very popular overseas and gaining traction in the states.  Clinical studies show they significantly decrease the risk of capsular contraction.  All of the major manufacturers carry silicone, saline, and “gummy” textured implant.  Time will tell what challenges will appear with the new advancements.

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  

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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.