POSTED ON THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013 AT 10:13 AM by Dr. Darrick Antell
Spring into a new you this season, and discover a variety of minimally invasive reconstructive options at the office of Dr. Antell! With summer only a few months away, it’s time to start thinking bikinis, shorts, and tank tops! While many prepare their look with liposuction and breast implants, sometimes all you may need is a minor change to make a big difference in the way you look and feel about your body. In fact, procedures such as earlobe repair, mole removal, and scar revision have increased tremendously in popularity and have helped patients achieve a look they love. Read more about each procedure below, and learn how you can enhance your look and your life!
Earlobe repair: Sometimes, unexpected injuries occur in life. An innocent tug on the ear, heavy earrings, or childhood accidents may cause a ripped or torn earlobe. Earlobe repair in NYC can repair both simple tears of the earlobe and extensive damage, such as earlobes that have been stretched by gauges or are missing a chunk of tissue. Repairing earlobes can be immediately performed or delayed depending on if the tissue is inflamed. If a piece of the ear is completely missing, dead tissue is removed from around the site of the rip. The two sides are then stitched together to allow the ear to heal slowly. Since the earlobe consists of only skin and fat, it is more prone to tearing than other parts of the ear.
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Mole removal: While many people are born with moles, you should be wearisome of newly formed moles or any moles that begin to change in appearance. Suspicious signs to look for when examining your mole include changes in asymmetry, border, or color. In some circumstances, patients choose to have their moles removed simply for appearance reasons. Whatever your motivation, Dr. Antell can help you safely and effectively remove your moles.
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Scar revision surgery: Scar revision has helped patients re-claim their beautiful skin by minimizing the appearance of scars. Scar revision surgery can address scars from injury, as well as past surgeries, including Mohs Reconstruction. One scar revision option includes the injection of a certain steroid medication, leaving patients with little to no scarring. Dr. Antell would be more than happy to discuss these options with you.
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Now is the perfect time to enhance your appearance, repair some of the marks left from living life and to prepare for summer! Dr. Antell and our staff welcome any questions you may have about your cosmetic needs, including earlobe repair, mole removal, and scar revision surgery. Contact our NYC office at 212.988.4040, or request your appointment online today!
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POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 AT 5:58 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell
Holiday celebrations have ended and the decorations have once again become absent from windows. Although the holidays are now over, many of us will keep the memories from this past season close. Part of this closeness will come from wearing the gifts we received. One of the seasons most popular gifts however, can cause unforeseen damage to the body.
Over the years, the weight of earrings may stretch or tear your earlobes. Damaged earlobes can make it difficult, even impossible to wear your earrings. If you can no longer enjoy or wear your favorite dangles and sparkles, consider earlobe repair in NYC.
A variety of different techniques can be used in earlobe repair and will depend on how much tissue was lost, as well as the nature of your injury. If a piece of the ear is completely missing, rather than ripped, Dr. Antell will perform a graft from the patient’s skin to fill the gap. Often performed under local anesthesia, earlobe repair at our office is usually performed as an outpatient procedure.
Repairing torn earlobes can be immediately performed or delayed depending on if the tissue is inflamed. If a piece of the ear is completely missing, dead tissue is removed from around the site of the rip. The two sides are then stitched together to allow the ear to heal slowly. Since the earlobe consists of only skin and fat, it is more prone to tearing than other parts of the ear.
In most cases, patients can re-pierce
d their ears as early as three months following the procedure. However, you will be advised to only wear studded earrings for the first few months to allow the earlobe sufficient time to regain strength. Patients can return to their daily activities directly following treatment and may be advised to take over-the-counter medicine. Most people however, will only require a topical antibiotic cream after the surgery for safety and to prevent infection. After about a week, stitches are removed and patients can then rediscover their confidence with beautiful, natural, and symmetrical looking ears.
Earlobe Repair in NYC, by Top Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Antell, produces natural and symmetrical results. Finally get to wear the gift your loved ones bought for you after earlobe repair by Dr. Antell! Contact our New York City office at 212.988.4040, or request an appointment online for your personal consultation.
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POSTED ON MONDAY, MAY 07, 2012 AT 9:18 AM by Dr. Darrick Antell
Nothing accents a cute outfit more than a pair of beautiful, sparkly, chandelier earrings. They catch the eye and can add just the right movement and color for the occasion, but unfortunately, they also add unnecessary and oftentimes detrimental weight to your delicate earlobes. Overtime, the weight of heavy dangle earrings can stretch the earring hole. In severe cases, or accidents in which the earring snags on clothing, the earring may even tear through the lobe. Dr. Darrick Antell offers earlobe repair in New York City to mend torn or stretched earlobes.
Depending on your injury, earlobe repair in NYC can be performed immediately after the injury or after the wound has healed and the surrounding tissue is no longer inflamed. The specific techniques used to repair your earlobe vary on an individual basis because every earlobe tear is different, so the method of treatment must adjust to best suit each injury. Some of the possible techniques that may be used during your earlobe repair in New York may involve closing the wound, redistributing tissue, and reshaping the ear to match its original, natural shape.
Earlobe repair in NY is an outpatient procedure which is typically performed in Dr. Antell’s office, using local anesthetic. After earlobe repair in NYC, patients do not require more than plain Tylenol as there is minimal discomfort, and they can return to work the same day as the procedure. Patients should anticipate a follow up visit with Dr. Antell one week after surgery to check on your ear’s healing and remove any sutures.
Some patients are once again able to wear their favorite earrings after earlobe repair in NY, depending on the original injury. In the future, however, attempt to wear lighter chandeliers on your poor ears. Darrick E. Antell M.D., F.A.C. S. and his staff welcome patients to voice any questions or concerns you may have about earlobe repair in New York City. You may contact his New York, NY office at 212.988.4040 or request an appointment online to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Antell.
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