Hey all! So I am hoping to start doing some plastics this year-aiming to go in for my first (potentially a LBL with fleur di lis) this fall. I have to go get some bloodwork done to see if I am in good shape to do so, I suspect that I am. I had a consultation with Dr. Sterry on the UES of Manhattan-he was great. I was provided with an overwhelming amount of information, as well as lots of his before/after work which was quite impressive, to say the least.
I am wondering if you guys have anyone else in the Manhattan area that you would recommend (some other consultations can't hurt, right?), or if you have any personal experiences with Dr. Sterry, OR if you have any before/afters of yourself you could provide to give me a more realistic expectation of what I might look like myself.
I am equally excited as I am terrified. I have a 2.5 year old, so he will be 3 at the time of surgery, and I am hoping that we can BOTH make it through such a major recovery!
I know nothing about NYC geography, but a number of people here like Capella. NYCMom did consults with a number of plastic surgeons in the area too. (Although she ultimately went with Dr. Michaels in Maryland/DC.)
Good luck! For me, recovery was a huge pain due to the muscle tightening, so just be really aware of what your lifting restrictions will be post-op. And, hopefully, you have help at home!
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170
I live in the same area and have seen PS' in Manhattan for consults but went a bit further away for the actual work. I found the NYC PS options are concentrated on the UES, charge an outrageous amount and are not more qualified, just more expensive.
If money is no object, than look for more recommendations and experience with WLS before you see anyone in Manhattan. These guys all have super inflated ego's and snotty assistants, many with bad plastic work done by these same surgeons as practice patients.
Cappella in NJ and the other guy in DC are highly recommended.
In my opinion, you are close to the best plastic surgeon I have ever seen. Look at his before and afters. Dr capella. There's a lady on here that had everything done by him, and wrote a very very detailed post of everything she had done.
I have heard of Dr Sterry, but don't know anyone who used him. It is well worth getting more than one consultation. All the Doctors were nice- they are trying to sell themselves.... but it was definitely an education and helped me make my choice.
One of the things I decided was I wanted someone who specializes in massive weight loss. The quality and quantity of our skin is different.
I did not in the end choose Dr Capella, but I know many people have been happy with him. He does do consultations in Manhattan, although he operates out of Hackensack Medical Center.
I chose Dr Michaels in DC and he was worth the trip. You can do a virtual or phone consultation with him.
I would highly recommend my surgeon - Dr. Reish. He's also on the UES. Wonderful doctor, amazing aftercare, gives all patients his cell, and my results have been stellar! You can see my before/afters in my profile. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.
VSG: 06/24/15 // Age: 34 // Height: 5'10" // Lost so far: 190 lbs
HW: 348 (before 2 week pre-op diet) // SW: 326 // CW: 158
TT/Lipo & BL/BA: 07/21/17 with Dr. Reish (NYC)
Unconventional Sleever & Low-Carb Lifer