Sterling Plastic Surgery

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Am I a Good Candidate for Arm Lift Surgery?

A common concern expressed by our patients is the saggy appearance of their upper arms, and whether or not arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, would be a good solution. Both men and women have shared frustrations with the excessive skin on their upper arms, even despite following a healthy diet and committing to a workout regimen.

Fortunately, body contouring has come a long way and arm lift surgeries are increasingly common, thanks to their overall effectiveness in improving the appearance and tone of the upper arm area.

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Breast Implants — Better Below or Above the Muscle?

During client consultations, we often discuss breast implant placement and whether breast implants are better positioned beneath or above the muscle. When it comes to determining proper breast implant placement, submuscular (below) vs. subglandular (above), there is no one size fits all. Granted, the majority of breast implants are placed beneath the muscle; however, in some specific cases, it’s appropriate to place them above. A few key factors, like athletic activity, postpartum conditions, and ptosis, make the case for the subglandular placement of breast implants.

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Understanding a Panniculectomy vs. an Abdominoplasty

A common question from many of our clients following significant weight loss is whether they would benefit from a panniculectomy or an abdominoplasty. While the nuances between the two can be confusing, the basic difference between a panniculectomy and an abdominoplasty can be summed up by the design principle of form vs. function. In this case, a panniculectomy is function, whereas an abdominoplasty is cosmetic.

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Can I Get Breast Implants Without Getting a Breast Lift?

The short answer? Absolutely.

Many women get breast implants without needing a breast lift, also known as a mastopexy. As with all plastic surgery matters, the decision is a personal one. However, some doctors might recommend a breast lift in order to realize better results for their patients. If so, a breast lift will likely be discussed as an option either during or following the breast implant procedure. The timing is somewhat irrelevant as a mastopexy performed during or post-augmentation delivers the same results.

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Skin Care Products: Facts & Fairytales

Everywhere you look, magazines, television, radio you are struck with a barrage of advertising for products that imply miraculous results. Advertising can mislead the consumer into purchasing a product that can never deliver by using phrases such as “diminishes the visual signs of . . . ” or “reduces the appearance of . . .” These phrases do nothing more than imply and most consumers believe. The consumer purchases the product, uses it as directed and once again, they are disappointed when the results fall short of the expectations that they had, based on the product’s advertising hype.

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Dr. Daniel A. Sterling, MD, FACS
Telephone: 603.518.5450
Fax: 603.518.5856
Address: 2 Washington Place, Bedford, NH 03110

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Staff: Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center Bedford, NH - 2012- present

Staff: Elliot Hospital Manchester, NH - 2005-present, Chief of Plastic Surgery

Staff: Southern New Hampshire Medical Center Nashua, NH - 2016-present

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