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Category Archives: Liposuction

Liposuction & Tummy Tuck? Peanut Butter & Jelly!

This month’s blog post is inspired by a question from RealSelf user Jthomas86. She writes: Had a consult today with a PS who advised a tummy tuck for lose skin/ muscle damage in my low abdomen. Although I am not overweight (116lbs) I’ve had 3 c sections. I do want lipo combined with a TT. He said he doesn’t perform lipo with a TT because it isn’t safe and increases risk of blood clots and necrosis. Is this true? I thought it was pretty standard to combine them. Can you get a tummy tuck and liposuction at the same time? … Continue reading  

KYBELLA® vs. Chin Liposuction: Running Neck & Neck

KYBELLA is the new FDA-approved injectable that melts the fat in your neck to remove the dreaded double chin. Studies performed by KYBELLA were very promising, and we are seeing some nice improvements in our patients as well. The question that arises, however, is whether KYBELLA will replace chin liposuction as the preferred double chin removal treatment for our NYC patients. Getting a Slim, Youthful-Looking Neck With Liposuction Neck liposuction (typically performed as Smartlipo™) has been available for years; it has a proven track record of reliably appealing outcomes. It is a brief procedure that takes only about 40 minutes, including … Continue reading  

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

  Liposuction Is Highly Effective I speak quite a bit about how dramatically Smartlipo™ neck liposuction improves my New York patients’ profiles. While I usually call this neck liposuction, I find that many of my patients refer to it as 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 can improve the profile for men and women using a relatively simple technique that both contours the jawline and tightens the skin at the … Continue reading  

Liposuction Today = Bikini In May!

If you want to turn heads next spring, then winter is the best time for liposuction in NYC. Why? Liposuction can get rid of stubborn areas of fat that are 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 three … Continue reading  

What Happens if You Get Liposuction Then Gain Weight?

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: “I heard that if you have liposuction and then gain weight, the fat will go somewhere else.” There seems to be a fear out there that if one has liposuction and then gains weight, other areas of your body might become disproportionately larger or even freakish. What does the best liposuction data show? At my NYC practice, I talk with my patients about some of the … 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.