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Category Archives: Liposuction

Kybella vs. Chin Liposuction: Running Neck and Neck

Is Kybella Better Than Chin Liposuction? Kybella is the new FDA approved product for injection that melts the fat in your neck to remove the dreaded double chin.  Studies performed by the company were very promising and we are seeing some nice improvements in our patients as well.  The question that arises however, is whether or not Kybella will replace chin liposuction as the mainstay of treatment to create an elegant look in patients who are not ready for a neck lift. Neck or Chin Liposuction For Neck Contouring Neck liposuction (typically performed as “Smartlipo”) has been available for years with a proven … Continue reading  

The Selfie Chin Solution: How Neck Liposuction Can Improve Your Profile

  Liposuction is highly effective at contouring the chin and jowls. I have spoken quite a bit for the last few years about how Smartlipo liposuction of the chin and neck can improve your profile.  Actually, while I’m inclined to call this neck liposuction, I find many of my patients refer to the chin liposuction.  I think that’s because many of them have a “selfie chin” – and they all seem to hate it!  In the end, it really doesn’t matter what we call it.  The point is that nowadays we are able to improve the profile of many patients … 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  

“I heard that if you have liposuction and then gain weight, the fat will go somewhere else” – Oh My!

This is a topic that continues to come up time and time again.  I am continually asked not only what happens to liposuctioned areas with weight gain, but also what happens  to non-liposuctioned areas.  There seems to be a fear out there that if one has liposuction and then gains weight that other areas of your body might become disproportionately larger or even freakish. First, let’s put this into perspective.  Liposuction is best performed on patients who are overall in pretty good shape, but just have an area or two that is stubbornly large.  The classic example is the woman … Continue reading  

Liposuction Safety

The news in recent days reminds us all about the importance of safety when having ANY operation, and liposuction is no exception.  I tell my wife all the time, "it may be cosmetic, but it’s still surgery".  That’s why my office has a Joint Commission certified operating suite (http://www.jointcommission.org/) with state of the art equipment and constant regulation. Furthermore, liposuction is performed simply and more efficiently with local anesthetic only.  It is rare that patients require more than that for a typical liposuction case. Finally, this terrible tale underscores the importance of making sure that your surgeon is board certified in … 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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