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Category Archives: Non-surgical Facial Enhancements

Busy men and women are achieving a younger look without the recovery and downtime needed for plastic surgery by visiting a facial injection specialist.

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  

6 Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures for Minimalists

  Want an improved, more youthful appearance without undergoing a surgical procedure? Lucky for you, it’s no longer necessary to have invasive cosmetic surgery to improve your skin’s appearance. Experienced plastic surgeons can give you the results you desire with highly effective, minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures. Here is a list of the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures that can give you a more radiant and youthful appearance with little to no downtime. 1. Laser Rejuvenation Laser rejuvenation and laser resurfacing are procedures that reduce wrinkles, acne scars and other blemishes to reveal younger looking skin. Laser rejuvenation directs short concentrated, pulsating … Continue reading  

Dermasculpt Microcannula

There is a new ground breaking method to inject fillers into the face.  Microcannulas are thin hollow tubes that are flexible with a blunted tip.  This new technology significantly reduces pain and bruising since there is no sharp tip.  Instead of multiple needle pricks there is one entry point.  With the dull edge, bruising is minimized since there is not cutting of small capillaries.   With the wide range of sizes, microcannulas can be used for fat transfers and fillers.

The Wrinkle about a Cosmetic tax: What is the ‘BoTax’?

Senator Harry Reid has proposed a new tax on cosmetic procedures as a way to help pay for health care reform.  So, when will a procedure be considered cosmetic and therefore taxable?  I will not argue whether it is fair or not to tax my own cosmetic services since no matter what I write, it would be considered disingenuous by cynics.  What I will discuss is just how this “Botax” will be implemented and the unfairness of that process.  Botox was originally created, and is still used for medicinal purposes, so how will we convince a government agency that it 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.

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