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Category Archives: Scar Revision

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  

Scar Removal: Advice From A New York City Plastic Surgeon

Scar Revision As a plastic surgeon working in New York City I see all manner of injuries and surgical scars in every type and color of skin on this earth.  Most times scars heal well or at least don’t bother patients.  Occasionally however, the mark left behind is either in a particularly bad place (like the face) or heals with an unacceptably bad scar.  These scars may not only be ugly to the observer, but can sometimes affect the functionality of the patient by causing constriction in movement (especially across joints).  This is where the art of plastic surgery might … Continue reading  

Tummy Tuck Removes C-Section Scars

I have been asked many times if a tummy tuck scar would be made above or below a C-section scar. Patients seem to think that they will end up with two separate scars from the procedures. That’s not how it works. The truth is that I routinely make my tummy tuck incisions below the C-section scars and remove any evidence of the C-section all together. That is to say, the C-section scar is completely removed, and the patient is left with only the tummy tuck scar. This may be longer than the original C-section scar, but it is closed by … Continue reading  

Tummy Tuck Scarring Can Be Controlled

Choosing the appropriate level of the tummy tuck scar is a matter of proper surgical planning. We plastic surgeons may not be able to control exactly you’re your scar looks like (that is mostly a genetic thing), but we can control the location of the scars we make. The markings made right before surgery determine where everything (including the pubis) will end up. In order to give patients that scar location that they want I typically have them put on a bathing suit or panties that they want to be able to wear after the tummy tuck. I outline 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.

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