What a Great Result! - Manhattan, NY

I was born with a condition called Gastrochisis...

I was born with a condition called Gastrochisis where I had no navel & some scarring. I am a 21 year old female from Aus & finding a surgeon who would operate on me was a absolute nightmare. Through doing my own research, I was aware the only procedure to fully correct my condition was a Tummy Tuck. I am a very young patient for this procedure, but I felt so upset with the way my stomach looked, I had no self confidence. I would see surgeon after surgeon in Aus & every single one knocked me back saying that my stomach "would never be better then it is & I could not remove the scarring" - I wrote on a "reputable" surgeons facebook page about my condition & asked if he could help & had people liking what I wrote & laughing, calling me a alien. This surgeon then commented on other comments on the same day I wrote me so I assume he was just ignoring mine, But I was use to this treatment. Also being told that I was "completely normal" & need help. I knew I was better off then a lot of other things I have seen on people's body but that was irrelevant, it was still very personal to me & I wanted it fixed.

At this point I was very close to booking in with a Brisbane surgeon to have liposuction done to even the contour on my stomach - he wanted to put the scarring on the side of my abdomen from top to bottom about 3 slits each side. Then I thought, there has got to be another way - so I kept researching.

I came accross a few surgeons in the US - Beverley Hills, New York in paticular & I spoke with about 3 surgeons - all saying they would be able to perform a tummy tuck - in the end I chose Dr. Sterry in Manhattan, New York. What a relief! throughout the process he took time on his weekends to talk to me on Skype as he was quite busy during the week & with the time difference it made it a bit more difficult to communicate. I told him my situation & what I wanted to have done & he did suggest just doing a local procedure on my belly button area, but in the end came to the decision the the only thing that would make me happy would be a Tummy Tuck (I also decided in the end to also get a BA)

So about 4 months later I was on a plane from Australia - New York & within a few days into the operating room. The next day when I had a peek at my results I could not believe what an amazing job he had done! A far better result then what I expected. I LOVE my first & new belly button - my friends have commented you can not tell I have ever had something wrong with me - a complete transformation! The scar placement is phenominal - I have seen a lot of bad scarring from Tummy Tucks (sitting way to high etc) My breast augmentation is excellent - a lot of girlfriends I have shown have commented if they did not know I had had BA they would not be able to tell my boobs are fake - They look so natural & he has managed to correct the Asymmetry I had prior to the procedure.

Throughout the healing process (which im still going through) Poor Dr.Sterry had to make himself available on weekends & very late at night when I had some questions about my drain.

I am so glad I made the decision to travel for my surgery - Dr.Sterry has changed the way I feel about myself & I am ever so grateful.

I am only 4 weeks post op but will keep you posted with photos once I can get a hold of some :)

Photos are up!

Photos are up!

3 months post op!

Just an update on my progress... 3 months post op and still amazed by the transformation! Check out my
Photos of me flaunting my tummy for the first time prior to a state of origin event! - my belly button is still a little red but getting better :D
New York Plastic Surgeon

Dr Sterry is one of those surgeons who has genuine care & passion for what he does. He is more then a plastic surgeon - he is a true artist.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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