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Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

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. Her plastic surgeon is partially correct. Performing liposuction of the abdomen at … Continue reading  

Why Do I Need Compression After a Tummy Tuck?

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 can potentially create a space—and this space can fill with fluid because your tissues have been injured and tend to ooze quite a bit in response. Preventing a Seroma We don’t want the oozing fluid to collect under the skin, because it can pool and … Continue reading  

Spring Is The Season For A Tummy Tuck In NYC

During the wintertime we are all covered up here in New York City. 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 see what’s happened to our bodies during the last few months. That’s why Spring is such a popular time for body contouring procedures like laser lipo or a tummy tuck in New York. Fortunately, there is still time to get it together. Hit the … Continue reading  

Jane and the Story of the Triplet New York Tummy Tuck

Jane had triplets and originally approached to me to consider performing a Tummy Tuck (aka “abdominoplasty”) 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 come back to speak to me a year later. In my opinion, it is a mistake to perform abdominoplasty at the time of C-section because none of the anatomic landmarks are in their proper place and the patient is bound end up with a suboptimal result (incidentally, I … Continue reading  

Tummy Tuck Examples From A New York City Plastic Surgeon: Photos, Videos, and Discussion

A tummy tuck or can remove loose or stretched out skin from the lower belly while also tightening the abdominal muscles.  The result is an overall nicer appearance of the torso with well toned skin.  There are many situations where this procedure is helpful to people who want to look and feel a bit more trim and fit. How Is A Tummy Tuck Performed? Essentially, a long incision is created from one hip across the lower tummy to the other hip like a big “smile”.  The skin of the abdomen is undermined as we work along the muscles of the tummy … 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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