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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. If your back pain is a result of a sports injury, then you may need to seek Sports Medicine Injury Therapy.  Why unfortunately? Because I know through tummy tuck surgical experience and research at my NYC practice that the … 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 augmentation, for example, can have very positive long-term effects on a person’s self-image and confidence. Thinking about undergoing a breast procedure such as an augmentation or breast lift? 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. … Continue reading  

Dermasculpt Microcannula

There is a new ground breaking method to inject fillers into the face.  Microcannulas are thin hollow tubes that are flexible with a blunted tip.  This new technology significantly reduces pain and bruising since there is no sharp tip.  Instead of multiple needle pricks there is one entry point.  With the dull edge, bruising is minimized since there is not cutting of small capillaries.   With the wide range of sizes, microcannulas can be used for fat transfers and fillers.

Textured Breast Implants

The next direction in breast augmentation is heading towards textured implants.  Textured implants are very popular overseas and gaining traction in the states.  Clinical studies show they significantly decrease the risk of capsular contraction.  All of the major manufacturers carry silicone, saline, and “gummy” textured implant.  Time will tell what challenges will appear with the new advancements.

"I think I'm coming down with something"

How often do you hear “I think I’m coming down with something”?  This is a common saying when feeling the beginning symptoms of a cold.  While we are in the midst of cold and flu season, here are some tips to speed your recovery from pre cold symptoms.  Boost your intake of Vitamin C and Zinc, both of which can reduce the time of your cold.  Stay hydrated to keep your body running optimally while it fights the germs.  Your mucous membranes will stay moist, preventing viruses and bacteria from entering.  Eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains … 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.