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Why choose Sterling Plastic Surgery?
Dr. Sterling has been one of the best cosmetic breast and body surgeons in NH for almost 20 years. Dr. Sterling is double-board certified, ensuring a level of experience and training very few physicians share. Dr. Sterling is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is chief of Plastic Surgery at Elliot Hospital and has held that position for the last 6 years.
Our team of professionals will help ensure your comfort and satisfaction before, during, and after your plastic surgery or aesthetic procedure. We strive for excellence, and encourage you to read testimonials from some of our thousands of happy patients.
Welcome Dr. John Reilly!
We are happy to welcome Dr. John Reilly to our office! Dr. Reilly has built a reputation for trusted, personalized care in Shelton, CT and the surrounding areas. His expertise in plastic surgery is a reason he was appointed as Chief, Section of Plastic Surgery at the Griffin Hospital, an affiliate of Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Reilly is now offering sought-after procedures not available in the area including in-office liposuction, Brazilian butt lifts (BBL), and facelifts.
Based on his years of experience, Dr. Reilly can help provide you with all the information needed to make an informed decision on what procedures will give you the best results. Dr. Reilly takes pride in helping transform people’s lives through improving their appearance. Learn more about Dr. Reilly on his website.
What can we do for you?
We appreciate your interest and encourage you to take advantage of our website as a knowledge base for all of your questions about cosmetic surgery, skin care, and many other topics related to plastic and reconstructive surgery. We look forward to meeting you should you decide to come in for a consultation.
Our office offers services that include aesthetic services, breast augmentation, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers and more. Dr. Sterling is particularly focused on breast and body contouring.
Several friends have gotten breast augmentation with other surgeons
Several friends have gotten breast augmentation with other surgeons, but none of them experienced the professionalism and comfort that I received. From the call from Dr. Sterling the day before surgery to all of the check-up appointments afterwards, I have felt grateful and very comfortable. Thank you!
I had 2 cosmetic surgeries with Dr. Sterling
I had 2 cosmetic surgeries with Dr. Sterling after doing much research before making such a big decision about both surgery and the physician I hire. It is a huge decision and one that can’t be made in haste.
I was first impressed with his double board certified status. Then the details provided on the website with before/after’s was also impressive. Being able to reach out to past clients put me at further ease.
My first impression of the actual office was that it is kept meticulously clean. To me that is very important. Immediately the staff was excellent with their communication – from first contact!
The staff have always been warm & friendly from my consultation through working with me pre & post-surgery.
Upon meeting with Dr. Sterling and several staff I felt at ease immediately. They are a great team of individuals who are all knowledgeable and professional.
Sara is particularly above and beyond because I had a few issues arise before surgery that she worked diligently at resolving without much help from my primary care doctor. I have never felt rushed through a visit either and my calls are always returned.
Dr. Sterling gives you his direct cell number upon surgery so if you have any issues you don’t have to use an automated answering service and he personally calls you before and after surgery.
I can’t say enough positive things about my experience! While I am still in the healing stages I am ecstatic with my results & experience so far, and I have many family/friends impressed with my results too!
Obviously I would recommend Dr. Sterling and give his practice a 5 star rating!
I was self-conscious for years of the bumps on the upper part of my nose
I was self-conscious for years of the bumps on the upper part of my nose. I contemplated Rhinoplasty for years but was always worried about the end result. Dr. Sterling understood exactly what my concerns were, reviewed the revisions with me and I am so thrilled with the end result. I still look like me (with not wanting a completely different nose shape) and what I disliked is corrected. I could not be happier and it has increased my self-confidence. I would highly recommend Dr. Sterling and his staff. I cannot thank you all enough!!!
Thanks again Dr. Sterling. I truly appreciate the extra time you spent during the surgery, following up with me for the first few days after surgery etc. Thank you Sarah and staff also! You are a great team and I truly cannot thank you enough!
Above all, I would like to thank you for saving my life.
Dear Dr. Sterling,
Above all, I would like to thank you for saving my life. Quite literally! I’ve been so fortunate to have found you.
While I originally came to you for what I presumed would be a routine cosmetic procedure, if it were not for you, personally, and the pre-surgical diagnostics you required, I never would have discovered I had Breast Cancer! Thanks to you, we caught it early on – saving my breasts, finding it before it could spread elsewhere in my body, and in the big picture, yes, you saved my life! Your skill and judgment are the BEST.
Thank you to your entire staff, who were all extremely professional, very courteous, and were able to coordinate with my oncology surgeon swiftly and smoothly. You have a remarkable team!
I cannot provide enough accolades to fully express the gratitude I have for Dr. Sterling and his staff
I cannot provide enough accolades to fully express the gratitude I have for Dr. Sterling and his staff!
Losing 90 pounds after being obese my entire life left me with skin on my arms and abdomen area that had been stretched to capacity. No amount of Pilates or strength training could undo 25 years of stretching, and thus, I was left with excess skin and fat in these areas. Despite being in the greatest shape of my life, I still felt chubby because of the bulk added to my frame by the excess skin. I never wore sleeveless shirts and still needed to wear control-top pantyhose despite being a size 6. I was losing motivation to continue my fitness routine because I couldn’t see any definition in my arms or abdomen region. I wasn’t sure if there was anything that could be done.
About a year ago, I searched the internet and found Dr. Sterling’s office. I’m forever grateful that I did. From my first consultation to my final follow-up visit a few weeks ago, I felt like I was in good hands. Dr. Sterling was realistic and honest about what he could and couldn’t accomplish based on my body and skin (he could do an arm lift and tummy tuck to remove the excess skin and fat; we couldn’t remove all the stretch marks; there would be visible scars but they would fade – and they have!). Dr. Sterling works with the utmost professionalism – there was always a female staff member in the room when I met with Dr. Sterling to ensure my comfort. I was never pressured into considering more surgeries (breast work, lower body lift etc.) – Dr. Sterling, his staff, and I only ever discussed the surgeries about which I asked. Dr. Sterling personally called me the night before my surgery to check in and ask if I had any last minute questions. On the day of surgery, Dr. Sterling met with me before I went into the OR and was there when I woke up. In the OR, only female staff prepped me (there were 4, I believe) since I needed to be nearly naked.
My follow-up care was thorough. I met with Dr. Sterling the day after my surgery to have the arm drains removed. I met with him a few weeks later to have the abdomen drain removed. His staff checked in with me regularly throughout the first three weeks following my surgery, especially the first week or so when I was using pain medication. Dr. Sterling was even available to answer my questions while on vacation. After the initial month post-surgery, I had follow-up visits every few months to make sure I was healing properly. Nearly a year after my first consultation with Dr. Sterling, I finally look like I feel – healthy and happy. I can confidently wear tank tops. My clothes fit well (I threw out all my shape wear!). I ran my first half marathon four months ago. And, for the first time in my life, I feel sexy.
Thank you to Dr. Sterling and his staff for helping me put the finishing touches on my weight loss journey!
Admittedly, it isn’t often that I write a letter for services I receive, good or bad
Dear Dr. Sterling:
Admittedly, it isn’t often that I write a letter for services I receive, good or bad. However in this case, I feel that is more than warranted. From my consultation to my 5 week post-op visit I received today, the service and care I received from you and your staff has been beyond amazing.
It was not an easy decision for me to decide to proceed with my procedure. I had several consultations and researched the surgery and recovery for many months prior. Meeting with you immediately put my mind at ease and confirmed my intuition that this was the right choice. I appreciate that you were open and honest about the recovery and risks, you spoke in a language that I understood and you took the time to answer all my questions and provide honest feedback. It is unheard of these days for a doctor to provide his personal contact information and encourage patients to contact him directly for anything. This proved true when I had an awful time dealing with my own primary care doctor while gathering the pre-op paperwork. Your staff stepped up and helped me every step of the way. Sterling Plastic Surgery really is, the best of the best.
I need to make it a point to let you know how amazing your assistant Sarah is. Her knowledge, patience and compassion helped me through. I am so thankful that I got to meet her. After my very first post-op appointment, she put me so at ease, I felt like we were best friends. So much so that I insisted all my future appointments be with of her (which of course your staff accommodated with no questions asked).
I love the new me! My results exceeded my expectations, I have never felt so beautiful in my own skin and for that, I will forever be thankful. You have my permission to share this letter with your prospects. They will be making the best decision choosing Sterling Plastic Surgery, no one else is even comparable.
I have always been extremely self-conscious of my body especially my breast
I have always been extremely self-conscious of my body especially my breast. Going through life being called a man was not easy so I have always wanted to have the Breast augmentation surgery, but I wanted it done right. A little over a year ago I found Dr. Sterling after searching through the “Best” plastic surgeons on the east coast. When I had my first visit his nurse Ellen was amazing, she made me more relaxed about the surgery and helping me find my perfect “fit”. She explained to me how the different incisions and placement would affect movement and healing process. She was also a big help with size, I didn’t want them too big, however I am 5’9’’ so I wanted something proportionate and natural looking. I immediately booked my visit with the doctor before I left that day. After meeting with Dr. Sterling and Sara, I was even more convinced he was the perfect Doctor to be performing my surgery. He explained that he wouldn’t go too big to make me unnatural looking and gave me an option of three sizes to go with. He also explained the procedure to me and what I would be experiencing before and after, which relaxed me even more. I was really nervous the day of the surgery and everyone over at BASC was amazing, they made sure I was comfortable and everyone was really nice. When I got to the OR his nurse Ellen was there, which made things even better to know that I had a familiar face there with me. Before I knew it I was awake, the nurses were all patient and weren’t shoving me out the door. The next day I saw Ellen in the office and she helped me with my exercises and placing me with a band. I have nothing but awesome things to say about everyone in his office, plus himself. I recently went in for a consult on fillers and instead of wanting the money respectfully told me that I didn’t need them and referred me to the esthetician in his office. I cannot express my gratitude towards what he did, when some doctors wouldn’t have the best interest of the client in mind. I would recommend anyone considering any type of procedure to come in and talk with Dr. Sterling. I couldn’t be happier with the results and professional from Dr. Sterling and his Staff!
My full experience with Sterling Plastic Surgery for my tummy tuck
My full experience with Sterling Plastic Surgery for my tummy tuck, from consultation to post-op follow ups, exceeded my expectations. After a 60+ lb weight loss and being extremely dissatisfied with my belly left behind, I cautiously went in for a consultation to explore my options. Upon meeting Dr. Sterling and hearing him speak about the procedure and what he can do to improve my body, I knew, without a doubt, I would be getting the results I had been hoping for. His knowledge and confidence was incredibly reassuring. Not only was Dr. Sterling knowledgeable, but the entire medical and office staff of Sterling Plastic Surgery is bright, amazing, positive and incredibly accommodating for someone with a crazy hectic schedule.
My surgery was perfect and recovery was smooth. I took all Dr. Sterling’s suggestions & orders seriously and felt as well as I could from start to finish during my recovery process. I am now left with the flat stomach I always imagined I had! I would not change a thing about my experience with Sterling Plastic Surgery and would be back for any future needs and recommend them to anyone!!
To say my life has been changed is an understatement
To say my life has been changed is an understatement. When I looked into abdominoplasty and saw what my belly could look like, I was so eager to have the surgery. I knew my stomach wouldn’t look perfect and I would be left with a big scar but I felt it was better than the loose sagging skin and stretch marks my kids had left me with. I made the decision to do it and I’m SO glad I did! My results are no less than AMAZING!!! After a year and a half, my scar was completely smooth and very light. I chose to have a large tattoo on my stomach and now you cannot tell I have even had surgery! Dr. Sterling is a miracle worker and his staff are fabulous! If you’re considering Dr. Sterling for your surgery, RUN, don’t walk to his office and get it done! He will change your life as he has changed mine! Thank you so much Dr. Sterling!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making one of my greatest wishes come true
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making one of my greatest wishes come true. I waited 34 years to have breast augmentation. It was always something I wanted since I was 18, but I could never justify it in my mind spending money on cosmetic surgery. I had other expenses more pressing and important than my vanity. Over the years I was always self-conscious of my body, but never allowed it to affect my confidence.
A few years ago, I revisited the idea and took it more seriously. Two husbands later, my children grown, I decided it was time to put me first; something I haven’t done since college days. When I visited your office for my first consultation I was instantly greeted and felt at ease at once. The staff is exceptionable and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. From the sizing to post-op they were amazing! No questions were silly, even though they have answered those questions hundreds of times before. I was treated like I was the only patient of the day. Even though I was nervous about what to expect, all my questions and concerns were put to rest.
Dr. Sterling, when you walked into the room, I immediately felt like I had made the right decision to visit your office. You were friendly, direct, kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable. Never did I feel rushed, silly for wanting this procedure at my age.
When I inquired about abdominoplasty as well, you said I would make an excellent candidate. I had not considered it prior, because of cost, but when I learned that you could do both at the same time and it was still affordable I was thrilled. I had been self-conscious of all my stretch marks and excess skin from pregnancies for years especially in the bedroom. Even though I knew I was attractive, I never truly felt it when I was naked. I tried exercising for years, but could never seem to get rid of the flab or as it turns out excess skin.
Having the breast augmentation and abdominoplasty was the best decision I made in a very long time. Not only do I look and feel amazing, but I did it for me! I didn’t do it to get a guy, to impress others, or because I am self-absorbed. I did it because I deserved it. I waited a long time and put my children, family first. Once my daughter entered her final year of college I knew it was time to put myself first.
Dr. Sterling, you gave me my life back. I not only feel beautiful and sexy, but all my back issues have been resolved. I was ready to consult the spine institute about my pain. I decided to wait until after my surgery with you. I didn’t want to put off what I had been putting off for over 30 years. I am so glad I did! I feel like a new person. I know you didn’t advertise this feature and maybe I am the only one who has had this problem, but it literally changed my poster after the surgery. Sewing up all my muscles made such a difference and I look like I have a supermodel body! LOL
Thank you for making me feel whole and sexy again, not just a mom. I feel like I have a new lease on life! I feel like I got my life back free of pain and every time I look in the mirror I feel and look beautiful. I could never have done this without you! You truly are a miracle worker in my mind and I couldn’t be happier with my results! I have and will continue to recommend you to all my friends, acquaintances and even strangers. I can’t thank you enough for giving me my confidence back. It is funny how much one’s appearance can affect their personality and life. I never realized it until I experienced it myself. Now I hold my head up high, I’m excited to start my next 30 years with a brand-new attitude and look!
There is not enough Thank you’s to convey my gratitude! Thanks for being such an incredible surgeon and just great guy! YOU ROCK!!!!
Having had three breast surgeries over the past 20 years
Having had three breast surgeries over the past 20 years my husband was not happy when I told him I wanted one more. My first two surgeries were simple augmentations, first saline then silicone. My third was a mastopexy four years ago where I kept my same implants. I was NEVER happy with the outcome, they were saggy, my left areola was much larger, oddly shaped and constantly protruded out of my bra coupled with all around scarring that was irregular and uneven. When I went for my consultation with Dr. Sterling he was confident he could help give me my desired look and he did not disappoint! My breasts now look like they should have looked when I was in my 20’s (but never did)! He fixed everything then fixed a little more. The quality of his work was far beyond my expectations, and I couldn’t possibly be happier with the results.
His office staff is extremely efficient and I never once waited beyond my allotted appointment time. When I had a question, I called or emailed and their response was immediate. Thank you for providing such excellent, gentle and skilled services.
Thank you Dr. Sterling for helping me get active and healthy again.
I am a 41 year old female who had larger breasts most of my adult life. I tried to lose weight (about 40lbs) to see if I would lose any weight from my chest. Not a bit of weight off my chest. I did not enjoy shopping for clothes and got increasingly over weight since being active with a large chest made working out nearly impossible. It would take 3 bras and modifications to try to complete a workout routine. I decided on breast reduction for purely health and lifestyle reasons. I did have two consultations prior to surgery and decided to go with Dr. Sterling. He was professional and had a great reputation. I am thrilled with my results. I have noticed a drop in my weight and did my first 5k race in decades. I wish I would have done it sooner. Dr. Sterling’s staff helped me so much through my recovery and were always so kind and professional. I recommend Sterling Plastic Surgery highly. If you are on the fence about a procedure please look at his testimonials and know that it would be an amazing and life changing experience. It was for me.
Thank you Dr. Sterling for helping me get active and healthy again.
It’s exactly 6 weeks since my surgery for “trigger thumb”
It’s exactly 6 weeks since my surgery for “trigger thumb”. For months I had difficulties changing diapers, dressing, writing and a lot of other routine tasks. I’m so fortunate that I chose Dr. Daniel Sterling for my miracle cure. During surgery I was wide awake with the beautiful numbing effect of localized Lidocaine. The whole procedure lasted 15-20 minutes with absolutely no pain or discomfort during or after and zero need for any pain medications. Afterwards, there was some minor localized swelling but having a plastic surgeon with dual certification in surgery of the hand resulted in a small scar hidden in the skin folds at the base of the thumb and all without infection of any kind. The best part was 5 minutes into the surgery Dr. Sterling said “OK bend your thumb” and it was totally unstuck and freely moving under my command! I was given even more reassurance in my aftercare by being given Dr. Sterling’s cell phone number and, as he stated, he did call me at 8:00 PM that evening.
Also, please know that Dr. Sterling’s office team each excel in their own expertise from initial contact to scheduling, insurance billing, answering all questions and suture removal. The courteous professionalism with which the staff conducts themselves is unsurpassed.
Please be confident that you’ve chosen the ultimate medical practice for your procedure. I am truly fortunate to have found Dr. Sterling and his staff.
I can’t thank Dr. Sterling and his staff enough
I can’t thank Dr. Sterling and his staff enough! I did a lot of research before driving over an hour to visit Dr. Sterling. I loved his before and after pictures more than any other doctor that friends recommended. His staff is super friendly and personable. I had a breast augmentation that brought my chest from a small B to a D. People constantly say that it looks like I was born with my chest. They look and feel incredible! After surgery, I was up and walking around fine after 3-4 days. Dr. Sterling also is very kind and called the night before surgery and later that day after surgery to ask if I had any questions and to check up on how I was feeling. I have my dream body, and it was minimal pain, hassle, or effort. They showed me sizes that would look right, and put my mind at ease by answering all my questions. I cannot recommend him and his wonderful staff enough!
I am so thrilled with the result from my tummy tuck and liposuction in late January
First, I want to apologize for taking so long to write this testimonial. Life is so busy, and I should have taken the time sooner to thank you for my new figure.
I am so thrilled with the result from my tummy tuck and liposuction in late January. I have a new confidence and lease on life, and I’m taking on more challenges physically and fitness wise. Before, nothing I did gave me the results I wanted. So, I just stopped trying and didn’t care about my diet. After three children via C-section, it seemed my belly was hopeless.
Now, for the first time in eight years, I actually look through the Victoria’s Secret bikini catalog shopping, instead of self-disgust. I feel better, I look better and I am happier. Its funny what a simple change can make in your overall happiness, when as a person, working hard for a good figure and not getting it can get you so down.
I remarked to a friend that I feel like I felt 15 years ago, self-confidence wise.
The recovery, while not a breeze, was not as difficult as I thought it would be and I would do this over again in a heartbeat.
Dr. Sterling seems to know exactly what to do to get realistic results that meet a patient’s goals. I was thrilled with the results and the costs were reasonable. The staff at the Elliott One Day Surgery Center was wonderful.
If you are considering this procedure, I would recommend Dr. Sterling for many reasons, and have already for several friends that are considering it in the next few years.
Caring, compassionate, kind & skilled are adjectives that just begin to describe Dr. Sterling
Caring, compassionate, kind & skilled are adjectives that just begin to describe Dr. Sterling. Let me briefly tell you my story to better understand the depth of what I have suggested.
When I was diagnosed with the BRCA2 gene mutation I immediately decided to have bi-lateral Mastectomy & Hysterectomy. My initial plastic surgeon, though skilled, was truly lacking in bedside manner – six weeks of enduring his condescending manner and humiliating treatment I decided to seek another surgeon.
I knew it was risky changing doctors mid-way through my reconstruction but that is how upset I was. When I tell you I was welcomed with open arms and caring hearts by both the office personnel and Dr. Sterling is an understatement.
Upon my first visit, he professionally tried to determine what had happened, and in short order decided on my treatment. My recovery immediately took on a new spirit and in Dr. Sterling’s care, I was truly turned around.
I continue and will always recommend Dr. Sterling to friends and family and have made sure to let my PCP and breast surgeon know of my experience to hopefully give women a choice for care and that Dr. Sterling would be my hope for them.
Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the awesome experience you and your office provide
Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the awesome experience you and your office provide. Never, in three years as your patient, have I felt anything less than important. Every question was answered and clarified if need be. There were no surprises during the entire process, it all ran like silk. Can’t thank you enough for your excellent service.
A special thank you to Dr. Sterling for the “finished products”. They are magnificent! There is virtually no scar, a true feat as these were replacements! Thank you so much for a job well done!
Kudos also for being so cool about the annual follow-ups included in the price. The first time around I moved 6 months after the surgery so never did any follow-ups.
Dr. Sterling and his staff are absolutely amazing
Dr. Sterling and his staff are absolutely amazing! I was looking into breast augmentation for years, but never found a doctor I was comfortable with. When I first met the staff for my consult they were so knowledgeable but yet very helpful. I was so undecided about size for I wasn’t going for the oversized look but I did not want to be too small nor too big. They really listened to what I was looking to look like and helped me pick the perfect size for my body. After deciding to book my appointment to have the surgery done I must have called a hundred times with questions or concerns I had forgotten to ask and never did they seem annoyed with me that I called so much but instead made me feel like they cared and were happy to answer any and all questions to put my mind at ease. On the day of surgery it went very fast and easy… I had absolutely no bruising and they made sure I was comfortable as far as pain went. I had trouble sleeping due to not being able to get comfortable and they had no issues with calling me in a prescription for Ambien. I’ve had many friends also go through Dr. Sterling and also thought he was amazing but they all had amazing results with their procedures. He really takes pride in his work and truly is amazing at what he does. I would highly recommend Dr. Sterling!!
Thank you so so much for all you did for me and finally giving me the confidence I was looking for with breast augmentation. I really can’t say enough about this office!
I am a 49 year old woman who had breast augmentation done with Dr. Sterling in June 2013
I am a 49 year old woman who had breast augmentation done with Dr. Sterling in June 2013. After nursing 3 babies and with gravity taking its toll due to my age, I needed help in this department! I chose to go with a small size (275cc) as I was striving for a conservative and very natural look for my age and my body size. I could not be more thrilled with my results!
My ONLY regret is that I wish I had had the procedure done years ago! I spent too many years being unhappy with my body and feeling so self-conscious to the point where I would avoid looking into a mirror without a shirt. It’s amazing to look in the mirror now and actually like what I see!
Dr. Sterling was always very professional and courteous with me. I let him know in my initial consultation exactly what I was looking to achieve, and he helped me pick the appropriate implant for my body type and age. I appreciated the fact that he called me the night before my surgery to make sure I was doing ok and to answer any last minute questions I might have. His staff helped me during the recuperation period with multiple follow-up visits, hands-on demonstrations of the post-op exercise, and making sure that I was healing properly.
I would definitely recommend Dr. Sterling to any of my friends considering plastic surgery, and I would use him again in a heartbeat if I ever decide to have another procedure performed in the future.
I have wanted a breast augmentation and labiaplasty since as far back as I could remember
I have wanted a breast augmentation and labiaplasty since as far back as I could remember. Once a co-worker of mine took the plunge to get a breast augmentation. I knew this dream of mine was not impossible and was actually quite common. I did endless amounts of research on every plastic surgeon from Massachusetts to Miami. I had finally narrowed down my choices to five surgeons. I went to all five consultations and interrogated each doctor about where the surgery was performed, what the cost was, how many breast augmentations they performed annually, the length of surgery, the prophylactic antibiotics used during surgery, whether or not they offered Care Credit, the length of the incision/scar, whether or not they used a funnel to place the implant, what they believed attributed to capsular contracture, and how they did their best to prevent it. I also read each surgeon’s online reviews and testimonials.
The reason I chose Dr. Sterling as my surgeon was based on many factors. First and foremost, I trusted him because of how sincere and honest he was. I had never had surgery before and he made me feel comfortable, trusting him and the staff members at The Elliot Hospital. I even slept soundly the night before surgery because of how confident I was in his ability to do the best job possible. I was impressed when I received my surgery quote that there was a financial break down of the surgeon fee, anesthesia fee, cost of the implants and facility fee so I knew what my money was being allocated to. I also liked the fact that he schedules follow-up post operatively for the day after surgery, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year as opposed to most surgeons who only see you 1 week post operatively. He also required a CBC (complete blood count) and medical clearance to make sure I was healthy before performing surgery which speaks to his integrity to do the right thing. As a registered nurse, I was impressed by his due diligence when he had me prep my body three days preoperatively with Betadine in the shower in order to decrease any risk of infection. His staff was equally wonderful and helped me pick the appropriate implant size true to how it actually looks post operatively. They also talked to me about all my options such as silicone as opposed to saline, and submuscular (under the muscle) as opposed to submammary (over the muscle), and the inframmary incision mark. Dr. Sterling was able to perform both surgeries on the same day in less than 2 hours.
I had both procedures done on Thursday and I had friends over for take-out the same night. I went for my post-op appointment on Friday, went for a drive to the beach with friends on Saturday, and was able to drive on my own and go to a cookout on Sunday. I was back at work by Tuesday with zero pain from my breast augmentation and minimal discomfort from my labiaplasty. I was back in the gym, walking on the treadmill by Wednesday. It was such a minimally invasive surgery with practically no down time. I have heard of several recovery horror stories from friends who needed to be bandaged for a week and wear a sports bra 24/7 for 6 weeks. Dr. Sterling does not server through the entire muscle and requires no bandages or bra use. I was able to wear regular clothing the day of surgery and conceal the fact that I got surgery to my fellow coworkers once I resumed work, since I had no bandages.
I finally feel proportionate and feminine for the first time in my life. I am thrilled with the shape, size, texture, and look of my submuscular silicone gel implants. Looking back, my only regret is that I wish I would have done this surgery sooner.
I was born into a small breasted family and always knew I wanted to do breast augmentation
I was born into a small breasted family and always knew I wanted to do breast augmentation. I had researched several plastic surgeons when Sterling Plastic Surgery was recommended to me by two friends that had their surgery done there and were highly satisfied I went for my first consultation and the staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, made me feel completely comfortable. I met with Sarah, Dr. Sterling’s medical assistant and she was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions, explained the procedure, and the differences between saline and silicone, what fits best with my body as well as with what I wanted.
When I met with Dr. Sterling, he was very informative, confident and really cared about making things happen the way I wanted them, and he answered any more questions I had. The day before my surgery, Dr. Sterling called me to remind me of what I needed to do to prepare for surgery and make sure I was doing ok!
The staff at the hospital were so nice as they prepped me, Dr. Sterling checked up on me and next thing I knew, surgery was done! I was up and walking within the hour! I felt great. My recovery went so smooth. Was back to work in 10 days! Dr. Sterling and his staff had made this process so exciting and easy!
My breasts look exactly the way I had asked and hoped for! I am so blessed to have found the best surgical team! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
As I sit and write this letter, a testimonial long overdue considering the daily gratitude I feel for Dr. Sterling
As I sit and write this letter, a testimonial long overdue considering the daily gratitude I feel for Dr. Sterling, I can say I am perfectly happy with my body and I feel confident and beautiful. I am tall and thin and my body was never an issue for me before I had children. We all find flaws in ourselves, but I knew I was pretty darn lucky. I had twins in 2007. Having any child is detrimental to a woman’s body, but having twins is complete body trauma. When I was pregnant my abdomen and breasts were so huge and stretched, I looked like I could tip over. I watched my body change, and although having children was a wonderful and exciting time for me, it was strange to see what was familiar and likable about my body disappear. No one knows how her body will react to pregnancy and I know some people bounce right back. That was impossible for me.
When my twins were 3-years old I realized I was mourning for my pre-pregnancy body. No one who knows me would characterize me as a self-centered or vain person. I felt guilty thinking about myself and considering the possibility of plastic surgery, however, I also understood that pregnancy had changed my body dramatically, and it seemed logical to repair the damage. My breasts really deflated after I was done nursing, from a C cup to an AA cup. Before my implants, I had very little breast tissue left, my breasts just sat on my ribs, in a manner I imagine only seen on an old woman. The skin on my stomach was loose and rippled with stretch marks. I was embarrassed to wear a bathing suit, even a one piece, and I was self-conscious about my body in front of my husband. I didn’t look at myself in the mirror.
It was my mother who actually told me to at least go to a consultation. She truly understood how uncomfortable I was about how I looked. She said, “People repair dents and scratches on cars even if it’s only cosmetic. You should not feel guilty for wanting to repair your body after pregnancy.”
I researched plastic surgeons extensively before scheduling any consultations. After meeting Dr. Sterling I knew I didn’t need to look any further. What impressed me most about Dr. Sterling when I first met him was not only how knowledgeable and intelligent he was, but also how warm and funny he was. He listened to all of my concerns, and spent a significant amount of time talking to me. Plastic surgery is a big decision, and knowing that the Dr. is taking it as seriously as you are is really important. Dr. Sterling was a remarkable listener and such a likable person that I knew instantly that he was the one. It’s like picking out your wedding dress, you just know!
Dr. Sterling gave me a mini-tummy tuck and breast implants in mid-August. I was able to go back to teaching 2 weeks later with no pain. I was blown away by the rapidity of my recovery and the speed in which my implants dropped into place and became soft and natural. I have spoken to many other women, who went to other doctors, who took over three months to start showing final results after breast augmentation. Within one week my incisions were healed. In one month my breasts looked amazing. My tummy looked great right away. I was able to go out for lunch the day after my surgeries and experienced minor pain and discomfort. In my extensive research, this type of recovery was really unheard of! Dr. Sterling performs miracles.
I cannot speak more highly of Dr. Sterling’s skill or ability. My results are incredible and I feel wonderful. I am so happy that I chose to take care of myself and repair my body after pregnancy. I thought I would encounter negativity after my surgeries, but women really seem to understand the importance of feeling good about ourselves after we have children. I think my children have only benefited from having a happy, confident mommy.
I highly recommend Dr. Sterling. I did my research and I am positive my results could not be better.
I was referred to Dr. Sterling
I was referred to Dr. Sterling. The individual was very pleased and benefitted greatly from his expertise in performing breast reductions. My experience was extremely positive as well. Dr. Sterling’s office staff was courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Sterling provided me with his cell number and called me at my home after discharge from the hospital to be sure I was recouping without complication.
The staff at Elliot One-Day Surgery Center and the anesthesiologist of Amoskeag Anesthesia far exceeded expectations as well. The anesthesiologist listened to my prior experience after receiving anesthesia and provided me proper medication to be sure it did not happen again.
I am pleased with the results of the surgery and highly recommend Dr. Sterling, Elliot One-Day Surgery Center and Amoskeag Anesthesia. Thank you!
You gave me back my life!
My Dear Dr. Sterling,
You gave me back my life!! If I could have done this earlier in my life I would have but it doesn’t matter because to date it’s the best thing I have ever done for myself and the best money I have ever spent. Dr. Sterling, you did an amazing job and your staff was friendly and attentive.
This tummy tuck made me look 10-15 years younger!
From the moment I walked through the doors at Sterling Plastic Surgery I felt comfortable
From the moment I walked through the doors at Sterling Plastic Surgery I felt comfortable. The office staff is warm and friendly and even when I called many times with questions they returned my calls quickly and again with much friendliness. They deal with many patients and phone calls so I know keeping up is no small tasks but they do it with smiles on their faces.
I saw 3 doctors before coming to see Dr. Sterling. Within minutes of meeting him I knew he was the right doctor for me. He listened and understood exactly what I wanted and was so confident he could give me exactly what I was asking for. Other doctors gave me multiple options and it became overwhelming at points. I’m not a doctor and as much research as I did I was still nervous to pick 1 option out of 2 or 3 that were presented to me. Dr. Sterling is outstanding and said we are going to do this, this and this and it made total sense to me. It has been about 8 weeks now and I could not be any happier. My surgery was complex as my breasts were different sizes to begin with. He did everything I asked for and I believe his experience and knowledge in this field are superb. I was back to work in 5 days and had a speedy recovery. I couldn’t ask for anything more except I wish I did it sooner! I know a few other people who had breast augmentation surgery at Sterling Plastic Surgery and they too are extremely happy and I recommend Dr. Sterling to everyone! Thank you!
I had a breast reduction surgery in the Fall of 2017
I had a breast reduction surgery in the Fall of 2017 and from my first phone call to my last visit, was so impressed with Dr. Sterling and his staff (particularly Gloria & Liz with whom I had the most contact with). Not only was everything explained clearly to me and my questions answered, but when I ran into a problem during my recovery, I was able to call Dr. Sterling on a weekend on his cell and receive immediate help. I was thrilled with the results and am grateful still every day that the whole experience gave my back, my neck and everyday activity so much relief! I would recommend Dr. Sterling and the Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center, where the care was also exceptional, without reservation.
I can’t thank Dr. Sterling and his staff enough for all they did for me.
I can’t thank Dr. Sterling and his staff enough for all they did for me. From day one they made me feel more like family than a patient. I had my surgeries in August 2018. I had a tummy tuck and breast lift. I am so happy with finally doing these surgeries. If anyone has any second thoughts I highly recommend Dr. Sterling. All your questions or concerns will melt away once you meet him and his staff. I can’t say enough about them. I will be forever grateful.
I needed to just take a few minutes to formally thank everyone at Sterling Plastic Surgery.
I just had my 3 month follow up and I have to say, I am so thankful that I researched and chose to go through Sterling, everyone from start to end has been beyond wonderful! From the initial consultation to end, the personal touches make you feel so at ease. Dr Sterling’s personal phone call the night before put my mind at ease and took any worries away, to his personal call to my husband after surgery, this may not seem like much to some people but for me, this made a big difference.
Every appointment to follow up was met with an office staff of smiling wonderful people, always on time and went above and beyond to accommodate my schedule for appointments and I cannot say enough about how absolutely “spotless” the office and exam rooms are, I have been in many doctors offices which are clean but these offices are immaculate (as every office should be).
I had some nervousness about having a breast reduction at 55, but this office made me feel wonderful about myself and I am so happy with the results!
everything went wonderful, a few minor setbacks during the healing process, but Dr.Sterling took care of it and I am so excited to put on a bathing suit this summer not many 55 year olds can say this!
Again a very sincere Thank you to everyone at Sterling! You are definitely NH’s finest and I will recommend you to everyone.
Again Thank you
I could not be happier with my outcome and the process that I went through with your practice! I felt comfortable with my choice to have the procedure and confident throughout the process. The professionals at your practice were exemplary, and the results have been truly stunning. I would absolutely recommend anyone considering having a procedure done to go to Sterling Plastic Surgery. This was the best decision I could have made.
The results have blown me away
I have been embarrassed about my breasts since I was about 17 years old and I finally realized they weren’t going to change any more. I felt like everything that could have been wrong went wrong..small but saggy, different sizes, big areola…you name it. I always felt ashamed with partners even though nobody has ever mentioned it to me. I even felt ashamed with other girl friends and felt like I could never go bra-less. It took me literally a decade of feeling this way to make a consultation with a plastic surgeon, and he immediately told me I would need to get implants and a breast lift to fix my issues. I was so discouraged, because I didn’t want bigger breasts, I just wanted to fix the shape. I also was scared of scarring and the recovery time and obviously the price tag. Two more years went by and I started researching options again. I discovered areola reduction and it sounded like it could be the answer. I reached out to Dr. Sterling’s office and realized I could do this procedure under local anesthesia in 30 minutes which A) was cheaper and B) afforded me the privacy of being able to drive myself and not have to tell anyone, which was important to me. I was worried it was too good to be true but I tried to temper my expectations and also told myself that I would rather do this and take a risk than regret never trying…plus, it’s not like there was much to ruin.
So I had my procedure 10 days ago. It was so quick and easy, I was bracing for pain but after they numbed me up I literally didn’t feel a thing. I only had pain/sensitivity the first night and I just took a few Advil and it went away.
The results have blown me away…I had to post because there was another girl who posted a few years ago that inspired me to do this and I hope I can be that person for someone else. This is honestly one of the best decisions I have ever made, I only wish I had done it sooner. I am so grateful to Dr. Sterling and his team, I honestly feel like my life has changed. I’m only 10 days out and just took my steristrips off today but will continue to post photos.
Overall takeaway…if you have small breasts that look like mine and are considering this but are scared…it’s actually a really simple procedure with low risk and the results are insane
Daughter had a terrible accident
My daughter had a terrible accident and her bottom lip was completely destroyed from a horse bite. Dr. Sterling took us in immediately, gave us the best advice possible, and did such an amazing job stitching up her lip. We then consulted with the Chief of Plastic Surgery of Tufts. He said that Dr. Sterling did such a perfect job that he did not need to do another thing. Dr. Sterling is kind, compassionate, and an amazing plastic surgeon. We are beyond grateful for his help. The staff members were so understanding and caring, as well. It made a truly awful experience a little better to know we were in such good hands.