Mondor's Cords

Making Sense of Mondor’s Cords

If you’re considering breast augmentation, you might have been cautioned about Mondor’s cords, also known as Mondor’s disease or thrombophlebitis. However you refer to it, Mondor’s is considerably rare and likely not something you will have to worry about, especially given its benign nature. 

Here, we offer a quick explanation of this condition, which will hopefully provide you with plenty of peace of mind to schedule your consultation or surgery. 


Understanding Otoplasty, aka “Ear Pinning”

When most of us think of plastic surgery, we tend to envision particular areas of the body like the breasts, buttocks, and belly. While these, along with hips and thighs, are popular target zones for reshaping and sculpting, plenty of people are eager to change other prominent features, like their ears. In this case, they might consider an otoplasty, which is more commonly described as “ear pinning.” 

What does an otoplasty entail and who makes a good candidate? Read on for more details… 


How to Evaluate Before and After Breast Augmentation Photos

When considering a significant surgical procedure like breast augmentation, it can be overwhelming to examine before and after photos, trying to envision what your results might look like. For this reason, Dr. Sterling Provides a broad spectrum of body and breast shapes and sizes. A real-life, busy breast practice isn’t just “perfect small breasts that become perfect bigger breasts”. All breasts are different whether due to age, childbirth, weight change or simply our genetics. Dr. Sterling has treated all of those throughout his career.

It’s critical to remember that individual results do vary from patient to patient, due to body type, symmetry, and the extent of the breast augmentation. For instance, while one patient might be interested in a subtle change, close enough to their natural shape, another could demand a more dramatic and noticeable outcome. 

Looking through before and after photos is a smart strategy ahead of your surgery; however, you should know what you’re looking for… 

Top Liposuction Areas

What are the most popular places for Liposuction?

When most people think of the word “liposuction” they commonly associate it with a procedure designed to remove abdominal fat. While liposuction does target belly fat for a smoother, firmer surface, it can also be performed on other areas of the body for the same purpose and result. 

Here, we take a look at some of the top liposuction locations, separate of the abdomen, that can make a major improvement in your physical appearance and, more importantly, your confidence. 

People in Surgery

Making Sense of Misconceptions About Plastic Surgeons

As a plastic surgeon, I often encounter a number of misconceptions about my practice. The most common is the assumption that plastic surgeons only perform cosmetic surgery. In reality, plastic surgery involves cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. While I tend to focus my efforts on aesthetics, I have and do perform critical reconstructive surgeries.

What is the difference between reconstructive and plastic surgeries? Are you a candidate for either?

Gynecomastia before and after

Missing Out Because of “Man Boobs?”

Many men suffer from what is commonly referred to as “man boobs,” but clinically diagnosed as gynecomastia. This condition can make men feel less self-confident, often to the point of avoiding certain activities, specific types of fitted clothing, and even restricting intimacy. The toll gynecomastia can take on a man’s livelihood and relationships is not worth the stress and suffering, especially when there is a simple and safe surgical solution available. Most are actually pseudogynecomastia caused mainly by fatty excess. However, the treatment remains the same. (more…)

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Get Back at Gravity with a Breast Lift

For a number of reasons, many women feel like gravity has taken over their bodies, specifically their breasts. Sagging breasts, often accompanied by enlarged areolas can be confidence- crushers, not to mention physically uncomfortable.

We look at how you can get back at gravity with a breast lift, which will reduce the size of both your breasts and areolas. If you’re ready to fight back against gravity’s persistent pull, check out what’s involved with a safe and effective breast lift. (more…)