Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

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Why Do I Need Compression After a Tummy Tuck?

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Many patients scheduling a tummy tuck at my NYC practice ask about recovery, which always leads to a discussion about compression. After your surgery, compressing the tummy tuck area is incredibly important. This is because that during the surgical procedure, the skin on your abdomen is separated from the muscles of the abdominal wall. This separation…

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Spring Is the Season for a Tummy Tuck in NYC

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During the wintertime we are all covered up here in New York. The days are short and it’s hard to remain active, so many of us get cozy on the couch with comfort foods. When spring rolls around and we finally stand up to take off our sweaters, it can be a little shocking to…

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Jane and the Story of the Triplet New York Tummy Tuck

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Jane had triplets and originally approached to me to consider performing a tummy tuck (aka "abdominoplasty") in NYC at the time of her cesarean section. I told her that I didn't think it would be a good idea. I wanted her to have a nice result and I suggested that she have her children first and…

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How To Hide Your Tummy Tuck, Scars & All—Even at the Beach

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Want a smoother, flatter belly but don’t want your friends to know you’ve had a tummy tuck? Lucky for you, it can be done. There are two simple keys to achieving a “secret” tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. Get the operation during the cooler months, preferably fall. Choose a plastic surgeon who knows how to hide the…

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Thomas P. Sterry, MD

Can Back Pain After Tummy Tuck Surgery Be Prevented?

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Recently, a patient came into my office for a consultation about a body contouring operation. She was concerned about back pain after a tummy tuck, as she had read that it could be a problem. Unfortunately, she ended up choosing another surgeon to perform her tummy tuck operation, one who claimed to have a special…

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Belly Button Surgery: Improving the Look and Shape

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Every once in a while, a patient will come into my NYC office asking for cosmetic surgery of the belly button. (The media tries to make this out to be a fad, but I don't really see it that way.) Plastic surgeons who perform a lot of tummy tuck procedures are all fairly well trained…

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Thomas P. Sterry, MD

Tummy Tuck Removes C-Section Scars

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I have been asked many times if a tummy tuck scar would be made above or below a C-section scar. Many tummy tuck patients who visit my NYC practice seem to think that they will end up with 2 separate scars from the procedures. That's not how it works. The truth is that I routinely…

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