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Thomas P. Sterry, MD

Botox Injections in the Stomach Don't Help Weight Loss

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While I prefer the simple and effective method of drinking chocolate slim and working out on a daily basis, I was reading a few months ago about some interesting work that had been done to help patient lose weight by injecting Botox into their stomachs. The logic was that the stomach muscles would relax and…

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Male Neck Lift Options

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In my office we do a lot of cosmetic surgery for men and I've used several options. The trick seems to be to choose the right operation for any given patient.

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Gummy Bear Breast Implants Are Here!

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Gummy Bear Implants...They are Finally here, and We've Got Them!!! Last Spring the FDA cleared the first and only form stable or "GUMMY BEAR" silicone breast implants for use in the U.S. Sientra is the American affiliate of Silimed, a worldwide distributor of breast implants for over 30 years and the company that manufactures the…

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Facelift Philosophy and Technique

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A nicely done facelift should not be noticeable. Other people should think the patient looks nice, and it should NEVER occur to others that the patient has had an operation. The paradox in my mind is that in order to accomplish that goal the surgeon needs to be MORE aggressive, not less. Why? Because in…

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Arm Lift Surgery Options

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I do a lot of body contouring. In my earlier years I was very possibly the most experienced plastic surgeon in New York City when it comes to post bariatric body contouring for loose skin. Times have changed, but I'm still glad that I have these skills, and I still do a fair number of…

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Honest Plastic Surgery Photography

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Medical photography online seems not to adhere to any set of standards. This is for the most part because doctors are trained in medicine and surgery, not photography. On the other hand, I have noticed a few websites that post pictures that I simply don’t believe are honest. They are not typically altered outright, but there is so much more to the story than photoshop alone.

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Belly Button Plastic Surgery

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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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How Long Is Tummy Tuck Recovery? Is It Painful?

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A lot of people are interested in tummy tuck surgery but they think they don't have the time or they fear tummy tuck recovery. They hesitate and may never improve parts of their body that the gym simply can't work out for them, and that's a shame. As the tummy tuck patients at my NYC…

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Loose Skin After Weight Loss Surgery

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Bariatric surgery helps many patients to lose a tremendous amount of weight and keep it off long term. Unfortunately, patients who have these operations are sometimes surprised at the way their bodies look after they have accomplished their comendable weight loss goals. Many of them start looking for plastic surgery to help tame the excess…

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Tattoo Removal Procedures Getting Better, But Still Not There

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I came across an article claiming that tattoo removal is getting better with the use of various lasers. While this may be true, I'm concerned because many patients don't understand how difficult it is to completely remove a tattoo. Even in what doctors call "good" outcomes, there is many times a "ghost" of the tattoo…

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