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Dr. Sterkin’s Credentials


During my training and throughout my 14 years of plastic surgery practice I have always believed in going the extra mile to obtain excellent results. Over the years I have learned many of the best and state of the art techniques in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery from the leaders of our field at various meetings and conferences. This practice along with paying careful attention to the details and allowing the artist in me to come out has helped me to achieve the best possible results. I have found this to be the case in all aspects of plastic surgery and particularly in the areas of breast surgery, body contouring and open rhinoplasty.

The main object of the consultation is to establish mutual trust and then to ensure adequate communication. I strive to make you feel as comfortable to allow you to effectively communicate your desires regarding altering your appearance. Equally important is the realism of your expectations. I then complete taking your medical history, perform a careful examination then respectfully and patiently explain in layman’s terms what procedure(s) is (are) recommended and proceed to discuss what each procedure involves (how it is done), potential risks and benefits, recovery time and viable alternatives. Often it is helpful to view representative before and after photos. I want you to feel fully informed about any recommended procedure so that you can be comfortable making a decision to undergo plastic surgery.

We will explain the financial commitment involved. It is my goal to make your consultation experience a pleasant one. I very much enjoy what I do and helping my patients. I am grateful to have a wonderful practice (partners, staff, office and surgical facilities) and such a friendly and fulfilling city as Milwaukee.


Abdominoplasty, liposuction, body lifts, thigh lifts, and other areas of body contouring, including after massive weight loss
Breast augmentation, breast lift and reduction
Breast reconstruction using the free TRAM flap
Open rhinoplasty
Facelift and necklift


Diplomate, The American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1993


University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1984


Surgery, University of Illinois Affiliated Hospitals


Plastic Surgery, The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals


Top Doctor in Milwaukee Magazine in 1996, 2000 and in 2004. In 1996 Dr. Sterkin was named the #1 Doctor in Plastic Surgery by the Milwaukee nurses surveyed.


The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
The Wisconsin Society of Plastic Surgeons
The Wisconsin State Medical Society
The Milwaukee County Medical Society


Aurora Health Center Waukesha
Aurora Sinai Medical Center
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Columbia Hospital
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
St. Luke’s Medical Center
St. Luke’s Medical Center – South Shore
St. Mary’s Hospital – Milwaukee
St. Mary’s Hospital – Ozaukee
Surgicenter of Greater Milwaukee
West Allis Memorial Hospital
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Wauwatosa

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