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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  

5 Facelift Myths You Believe

  A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that reduces signs of aging in the face, resulting in a more youthful and renewed appearance. Some of the issues that a facelift can address or correct include: Loose facial skin Wrinkles Sunken cheeks Sagging neck Slackened jawline (jowls) Unfortunately, photos of bad facelifts (particularly celebrity facelifts) fool many people into thinking that the procedure will leave them looking “stretched” or otherwise unnatural. People reason that if a big star who can afford to have anyone Here are some of the most common facelift myths you believe, and the truth … Continue reading  

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 Plastic Surgery Boost Your Self Esteem?

People who have never undergone plastic surgery often view the benefits as being purely physical. In truth, while the procedures themselves are physical operations with results that are sometimes subtle and at other times more physically impressive, one of the best and most enduring results of plastic surgery is the long-term boost in self esteem. Who Experiences a Boost in Self Esteem? The psychological benefits of plastic surgery are no secret to those who have undergone procedures. For patients with a noticeable birth defect or those who have suffered some bodily damage after an accident, social anxiety and psychological stress … Continue reading  

Summer Sun Damage Recovery

A nice tan can make your skin glow in the summertime, but as the golden color fades our skin is left a little more damaged and we enter fall looking a little older than last year.  As we age, these factors take an increasingly greater toll on our skin, and the effects are especially noticeable on our faces. That’s why fall is a good time to assess your current skin care regimen. As temperatures drop and the air becomes drier, your skin naturally loses more moisture, especially when the central heat kicks on. As the days grow shorter, more and … 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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