Darrick E. Antell M.D. 850 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10075

Plastic Surgeon

How to Pick Which Lipomas to Remove on Patients Who Have Hundreds of Lipomas

POSTED ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014 AT 4:42 PM 

It is not unusual to see some patients with lipomas visiting the office with hundreds of lipomas all over the body varying in size and shape. Patients with multiple lipomas often have one question in common for Dr. Antell: "Which lipomas should I have removed?"

Typically, after Dr. Antell assesses all of the probable lipomas, he asks the patients, "Well, which ones bother you the most?" Some patients pick the lipomas they want removed based on location, discomfort, or aesthetics. Other times, patients want to start with just one section of their body per procedure.

Darrick E. Antell, M.D. comes up with a unique plan of care for every patient but typically the number of lipomas Dr. Antell will remove in one procedure will not exceed a dozen; however, this changes depending on the size, depth, and location of each lipoma. 

Both Dr. Antell and the patient come up with an amount of time both would be happy in the operating room and pick which lipomas to remove together. After three to six weeks, another procedure can be scheduled to excise more lipomas. 

Please call the Office of Dr. Antell at (212) 988-4040 to book an appointment with Dr. Antell to remove your lipoma after a unique plan of care is developed for you. 

 

Annie Zaborskis, R.N.

Dr. Antell's Twins Study Research Featured at the Smithsonian

POSTED ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014 AT 10:19 AM 

The National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institute recently hosted an exhibit called, “The Human Genome”, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome. There visitors could delve into the microscopic world of genetics that defines the human race. In particular, they learned about the concept that genetics doesn’t necessarily take control over the aging process, a dreadful prospect that we sometimes don’t look forward to in such a mortal world. Instead, genetics shares the spotlight with the effects of the environment and lifestyle choices on the aging process. This groundbreaking discovery is the result of Dr. Darrick E. Antell’s study on identical twins and aging. 

After studying numerous identical twins, Dr. Antell verified his findings and concluded that environmental factors and lifestyle choices—specifically smoking, excess sun, and stress (the 3 “S”s) can accelerate the aging process independently of genetic influences. The effects of the 3 “S”s can be seen in photos of identical twins. From first glance, one might think they were photos of before-and-after shots of patients who had facelift procedures performed, but in reality they are identical twins. One twin, for example, would be a nudist who basked in the sun, while her other half stayed indoors most of the time. Take that genetics! We can be hopeful again in slowing down the clock and taking a few matters in our own hands and taking better care of ourselves by not smoking, wearing sunscreen, and finding ways to distress from the evermore pressuring society around us.

  Dr. Antell at the Smithsonian

The Office of Dr. Darrick E. Antell was thrilled to hear Dr. Antell’s research being featured at the Smithsonian, and were even more excited to hear from the museum staff that Dr. Antell could possibly be the only plastic surgeon to have his work featured at the prestigious institute. Way to go Dr. Antell!

To learn more about Dr. Antell’s previously published studies, you can visit our website, www.antell-md.com. Click on Media & News at the top of the page to see more about the twins.

Interested in returning to the good ol’ days? Plan a visit to the Office of Dr. Darrick E. Antell to learn about the many options for rejuvenation.

Scarlett Tohme

Clinical Associate  

Hug Your Patient- the Importance of Compassion and Courtesy in a Plastic Surgery Practice

POSTED ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2014 AT 2:00 PM 

We all know the saying, “the customer is always right”, where we go out of our way to provide the customer the best service and make them feel like royalty in doing so.  This philosophy applies to patient care and is even more important in the world of plastic surgery.

It starts with the initial phone call inquiring about a practice and setting up a consultation appointment.  Many times, there are prospective patients who have never been to a practice like the office of Darrick E. Antell, M.D., F.A.C.S.  At the office, we strive for the gold standard in plastic surgery during pre-, intra-, and post-operative care.  Patients sometimes do not know what to expect and frankly, are very nervous. However, when they hear a cheery voice on the phone, patiently answering any and all questions, prospective patients begin to feel more comfortable and become excited to come into the office.  This is the level of customer service patients can expect at the office of Dr. Darrick E. Antell.

Patients are seen as more than the procedure they would like to have done.  Feeling comfortable is just as important as the treatment of physical symptoms; this philosophy does not stop with the doctor or any other medical clinician.  The whole staff works together to make patients feel like they just stepped into a five-star hotel.

If you are interested in having a consultation with Dr. Antell, contact Scarlett at the office of Dr. Darrick E. Antell to learn more about how the office will work with you to achieve the highest quality of care.  Call (212) 988-4040 and visit the patient testimonials page on our website at http://www.antell-md.comnewyorkplasticsurgeon/testimonials.asp

 

Scarlett Tohme

Clinical Associate

Accreditation from both the AAAASF and the Joint Commission: A Worthwhile Challenge

POSTED ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2014 AT 1:18 PM 

The Office of Dr. Darrick E. Antell may look like what one would expect at a Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon’s office: neat, clean, and beautifully designed.  One may not realize, however, that on the first floor of the 850 Park duplex there is a registered New York State operating room that very closely resembles that of a hospital.

The two most widely recognized accreditation agencies that monitor Office Based Surgery facilities are the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and the Joint Commission; they accredit hospitals across the country.  To have a proper operating room, an office must have accreditation from just one of these agencies.

Dr. Antell’s operating room has both the AAAASF and the Joint Commission accreditation.  This is evidence of how the office seeks to go above and beyond for its patients. 

This is a challenge.  Both agencies have hundreds of standards, or rules, which all must be followed in the surgery facility.  In Dr. Antell’s office, the clinical staff studies policies and makes sure that the operating room is held to the highest standards.  We believe that this is what our patients expect and deserve.

Dr. Antell’s operating room has been inspected and surveyed by both agencies in the past year and was found in 100% compliance with all standards at the most recent inspections.  This rare score is the result of meticulous watch and maintenance that do not stop the day after the inspection, but rather last all year round. 

Rest assured if you have surgery with Dr. Antell in his double accredited facility, you will be in an operating room that is one of the cleanest and safest in the country.  Please call Dr. Antell’s Office and ask for Annie to talk more about Dr. Antell’s accredited operating room today: (212) 988-4040 and go to the "Our Facility" page of our website to learn more:

http://www.antell-md.comnewyorkplasticsurgeon/plasticsurgery_nyc.htm

Annie Zaborskis, RN
Director of Nursing and Standards Compliance

Why Dr. Antell is the Best Plastic Surgeon in New York

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012 AT 3:34 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Woman in a white shirt smiles while giving the thumbs up

When it comes to choosing the right plastic surgeon in New York, the options can prove overwhelming. How do you know whom to choose? Doctors can claim they are New York’s top plastic surgeons, but how do you really know whom to lend your trust, looks, and confidence?

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Darrick Antell continues to help patients rewind their age clocks and has done so for over twenty years. As the official spokesperson for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and holding several memberships in regional and national medical societies, Dr. Antell recognizes that the decision to have plastic surgery isn’t always easy. He also understands that no matter how much national and local recognition he’s attained to back his status as one of New York’s top plastic surgeons, his patient’s opinions and results are what really matter. 

Upon a recent survey of his entire patient database, numbering in the tens of thousands, 96 percent of respondents said Dr. Antell exceeded their expectations from their first consultation to after their recovery. Dr. Antell and his staff are very proud of these statistics and continue to maintain their sterling reputation as the best plastic surgeon in New York.

Check out some patient testimonials: http://www.antell-md.com/newyorkplasticsurgeon/testimonials.asp

At Antell-MD, we specialize in all your cosmetic needs, including chin implants, facelift, breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, skin cancer removal, and much more. Every patient comes in with individual needs, and depending on these desires, Dr. Antell will suggest the right course of action to ensure safe, long-lasting results.  View some of our before and after photos, and judge for yourself:

http://www.antell-md.com/newyorkplasticsurgeon/before-and-after.aspx

Dr. Darrick Antell and his staff are constantly striving to provide the best possible patient experience during plastic surgery in New York. They welcome any questions or concerns you may have and are always available to help patients in a time of need. If you’d like to schedule a consultation, call our office at 212.988.4040, or request an appointment online.

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