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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  

Reclaim Your Body with a Mommy Makeover

Image source Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding all take a toll on a mother’s body. Skin that was stretched might not regain its former elasticity, fat deposits can cling stubbornly to arms, hips and thighs, and breastfeeding can cause a mother’s breasts to sag or lose volume after weaning. These are things that diet and exercise may not address, leaving some women worried that they’ll never reclaim their pre-pregnancy body. Fortunately, there is a solution. A combination of procedures that address multiple areas of a woman’s body has become popularly known as a mommy makeover. What is a Mommy Makeover? Mommy … 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  

What You Need To Know About The Four Most Common Breast Surgeries

Image: Melissa Maples via Flickr   Whether for enhancement, reconstruction, or personal comfort, breast surgery can help women (and even some men) look and feel better by altering the shape and size of their breasts. Breast surgery can have very positive long-term effects on a person’s self-image and confidence.   Thinking about undergoing a breast procedure? As a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York city, I have performed many breast augmentations and other surgeries throughout my career. Here are the four most common breast surgeries and what you need to know about each one. Types of Breast Surgeries Breast Implants … 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.