Category Archives: General

Thomas P. Sterry, MD

"I think I'm coming down with something"

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How often do you hear “I think I’m coming down with something”?  This is a common saying when feeling the beginning symptoms of a cold.  While we are in the midst of cold and flu season, here are some tips to speed your recovery from pre cold symptoms.  Boost your intake of Vitamin C and…

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Medical Tourism

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Do you feel comfortable with the plastic surgeons in your area?  Perhaps your state doesn’t have an expert in the procedure you are seeking.  The appeal of medical tourism is hard to miss.  With “lower prices” and beautiful resort to recover in, who wouldn’t want a cosmetic vacation?  Not all that glitters is gold… and…

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Banish Winter Skin Woes!

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It’s cold outside!  Old Man winter has arrived and temperatures across the nation are the coldest in recent years.  Is your skin itchy, dry, and tight?  Blustery winds lead to chapping and dryness. It pays to learn more on how one can keep skin ailments at bay. Going inside will not save you, as indoor…

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Don't all Facelifts look fake?

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When most people hear the word “facelift” they automatically picture a pulled wind swept face on a middle aged woman.  That’s how the world views a facelift but that couldn’t be any further from the truth.  If done with care, a facelift can bring back a youthful and fresh face without looking “artificial”.  According to…

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Arm Lift Surgery Options

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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…

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Honest Plastic Surgery Photography

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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.

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Thomas P. Sterry, MD

Tattoo Removal Procedures Getting Better, But Still Not There

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I came across an article claiming that tattoo removal is getting better with the use of various lasers. While this may be true, I'm concerned because many patients don't understand how difficult it is to completely remove a tattoo. Even in what doctors call "good" outcomes, there is many times a "ghost" of the tattoo…

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FDA Report on Breast Implants and Possible Lymphoma Risk

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Last week the FDA announced that it was investigating a “possible association” between a very rare form of lymphoma and breast implants (both saline and silicone).  Before I go much farther let me point out a few details: Breast implants have NOT been proven to cause cancer The FDA does NOT recommend that women with…

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Non-invasive ways to remove fat

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There are a couple of new gadgets available today which claim to remove fat from your body while being completely non-invasive. One uses some fancy lights that sort of spin around over your body and is supposed to induce digestion of fat cells. The other one cools the fat cells to the point where they…

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Recovery after a Tummy Tuck

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No matter what the procedure is, all of my patients need to know how to plan for their recovery. A Tummy Tuck operation (or “abdominoplasty”) is a procedure that removes loose skin from the lower belly and tightens the muscles of the abdomen. The muscle tightening is the tough part – I have never heard…

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