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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”.  According to Dr. Jugenburg, 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. 1. Full Facelift: Significant amount of facial and neck improvement with results lasting … Continue reading  

Botox Injections in the Stomach Don’t Help Weight Loss

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 therefore not empty the gastric contents very quickly, thereby causing early satiety and eventually weight loss.  Seems like a plan, right?  Too bad the latest studies contest the conclusions. A new study performed at the Mayo Clinic was not able to replicate that kind of … Continue reading  

Gummy Bear Breast Implants Are Here!

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 new implants. I am very lucky to be one of the first New York City Plastic Surgeons with access to these form stable breast implants. While they look and feel very much like either of the other two silicone implant products available, the difference is … Continue reading  

Facelift Philosophy and Technique

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 the old days the way a facelift was performed was to simply pull the skin back. But today, our understanding is that a youthful face is one that is full and has contours that an older face does not – and certainly that a pulled … 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.