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Fixing the dreaded "Double Chin"

  Do you frequently wear turtlenecks or scarves to hide your saggy neck?  Are you uncomfortable wearing your hair up?  Liposuction can solve this problem by creating an elegant neck.  Dr. Sterry can complete the procedure in as little as 45 minutes at his surgical facility.  Using local anesthesia, three pinholes are made with a needle under the chin.  A CO2 laser passed under the skin tightens it and melts the fat.  The fat is then suctioned out through the pinholes. Most patients say they feel years younger after this procedure and achieve the self-confidence that has been holding them … Continue reading  

Medical Tourism

Do you feel comfortable with the plastic surgeons in your area?  Perhaps your state doesn’t have an expert in the procedure you are seeking.  The appeal of medical tourism is hard to miss.  With “lower prices” and beautiful resort to recover in, who wouldn’t want a cosmetic vacation?  Not all that glitters is gold… and now there is a high rate of travel for procedures right here in the United States.  Here are some key points to look for when selecting a surgeon out of state, if you are also interested in where you can go for medical training, then … Continue reading  

Power Ingredient – Retinol

Retinol is a skincare ingredient derived from vitamin A.  It is used to unclog pores, reduce fine lines, even out discoloration, and smooth the skin.  Prescription formulas use stronger Retinoids, providing the most impressive results in as little as 4 weeks.  But you don’t have to see the dermatologist to reap the benefits.  Over the counter skincare products can contain retinol with a lesser potency.  These results are seen in 2-3 months.  When choosing an over the counter product a moisturizer, gel, serum, or lotion will give your skin optimal benefit.  

Banish Winter Skin Woes!

It’s cold outside!  Old Man winter has arrived and temperatures across the nation are the coldest in recent years.  Is your skin itchy, dry, and tight?  Blustery winds lead to chapping and dryness. It pays to learn more on how one can keep skin ailments at bay. Going inside will not save you, as indoor heating exacerbates the issue.  So what is the solution?  We’ve discussed winter skin protection before but perhaps you need a little reminder.  You can read more about the art of dermatolhogy until the cows come home without doing anything about it, so Here are some … Continue reading  

Don't all Facelifts look fake?

When most people hear the word “facelift” they automatically picture a pulled wind swept face on a middle aged woman.  That’s how the world views a facelift but that couldn’t be any further from the truth.  If done with care, a facelift can bring back a youthful and fresh face without looking “artificial”.  There are a variety of ways to perform this procedure as medical advancement has allowed for a more natural appearance.  Let’s take a look at the 3 different Facelifts offered at Dr. Sterry’s office. 1. Full Facelift: Significant amount of facial and neck improvement with results lasting … 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.