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Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

How to Keep Your Tummy Tuck a Secret – Even at the Beach

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 telltale signs. By following these steps, you can hide out under a sweater during your recovery and then emerge like a butterfly in the spring with no scar to be seen. Following is more detailed information on how your plastic surgeon can help you achieve … Continue reading  

Can Back Pain After a Tummy Tuck be Prevented?

Photo source Can Back Pain After a Tummy Tuck be Prevented? 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 can be a problem. Unfortunately, she ended up choosing another surgeon to perform her tummy tuck operation, one who claimed to have a special technique to prevent resulting back pain. Why unfortunately? Because I know through experience and research that the only way to guarantee zero back pain after a tummy tuck is to perform a subpar operation. Let me explain. … Continue reading  

Belly Button Plastic Surgery

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 to handle these kinds of problems, so I thought patients should know that we may be able to help them out. I’m going to present a few belly button photos below to help the reader understand what can be done and why. Sometimes these umbilical … Continue reading  

Tummy Tuck Recovery

A lot of patients who are interested in tummy tuck surgery because they don’t have the time or fear tummy tuck recovery.  They hesitate and may avoid ever improving parts of their body that the gym simply can’t work out for them, and that’s a shame.  A tummy tuck can offer a beautiful transformation for the right patient. What Does “Tummy Tuck Recovery” Mean To You? That’s a little difficult for me to offer a generic answer to this concern because I don’t necessarily know what each person considers to be “recovered” after abdominoplasty. For some folks its a matter of … 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. 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 make my tummy tuck incisions below the C-section scars and remove any evidence of the C-section altogether (along with the excess skin). That is to say, the C-section scar is completely removed and the patient is left with only the tummy tuck scar. This scar … 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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