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Trained at Stanford and Cornell, Dr. Darrick Antell is among the world’s most celebrated plastic surgeons. One of the few plastic surgeons to also hold a dental degree, his unique expertise and knowledge of facial anatomy separate him from his peers. He has the extraordinary ability to create remarkably natural-looking results with an array of procedures, both surgical and minimally-invasive, that enhance the face, breasts, and body.

Dr. Antell: Groundbreaking Researcher

After conducting a landmark study on the effects of sun, stress, and smoking on aging in identical twins, Dr. Antell was honored by having his work featured at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Part of the Human Genome Exhibit, his work was displayed among that of other innovative researchers, such as Dr. James Watson and Dr. Francis Crick, who won the Nobel Prize for their discovery of the structure of the DNA double helix.

Dr. Antell: Recognized as a “Top Plastic Surgeon”

Dr. Antell has a reputation for excellence in plastic surgery, as he has been named a “Top Plastic Surgeon” by Harper’s Bazaar, Town and Country, Vogue, and New York Magazine many times throughout the years. Recognized worldwide for his exceptional surgical outcomes, he is regarded by his peers as being one of the most accomplished plastic surgeons in the nation.

Exceptional Work.
Exceptional Clientele.

With a practice that spans over two decades and patients from across the globe, Dr. Antell is known for his exceptional work on news anchors, celebrities, industry leaders, and other notable individuals. Employing the most advanced surgical techniques, he performs every procedure with meticulous care and attention to detail. 

Dr. Antell: Core Philosophy

Dr. Antell approaches face, breast, and body enhancements with the philosophy that “plastic surgery should whisper, not scream.” His advanced surgical techniques, along with his innate artistry, has led to a reputation for consistently achieving superior outcomes that are subtle, beautiful, and exceptionally natural in appearance.

Premier New York plastic surgeon, Dr. Darrick Antell

Dr. Antell is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in the cosmetic rejuvenation of the face, breasts, and body. While many celebrities and newsworthy women and men seek his assistance in aesthetic enhancements, Dr. Antell welcomes patients from all walks of life at his private, exclusive New York clinic. When a procedure is performed under his care, you can be confident that the results will appear fresh and natural. Dr. Antell and his staff provide all services with total discretion.

Non-surgical treatments

Dr. Antell offers an array of minimally invasive, rejuvenating procedures for men and women of all ages who wish to look their best in business, in the media, and their personal lives. BOTOX and dermal filler injections are performed with precision, skill, and a conservative approach, creating results that appear entirely natural. A wide array of non-surgical treatments is offered at his private clinic, geared to enhance or restore skin quality, tightness, create an even skin tone and texture, and resolve hyperpigmentation issues. All treatments are performed in a private, luxury environment.

The quality and experience of your plastic surgeon matters.

When considering undergoing plastic surgery, it is critical that you choose a surgeon with a long and illustrious career. The beauty and natural look of your enhancement will be the direct result of the artistry and skills of your surgeon. Dr. Antell is a leader in his field and often called upon to present his advanced techniques at national and international professional conferences. He is recognized by his peers as being among the most accomplished plastic surgeons practicing in New York and beyond.

"As a kid, I was very finicky, very detail-oriented. I was always straightening up without thinking about it, so I liked the precision of plastic surgery. Having gone to dental school first was really helpful; it's terrific training in using your hands."

Our story

Before his retirement, Dr. Randolph H. Guthrie, Jr., M.D. entrusted Dr. Antell with his practice. Dr. Guthrie’s father was a close friend and law partner of Richard Nixon’s at the firm of Nixon, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Mitchell. The firm is most known as the legal launching pad for Richard M. Nixon, the 37th President of the United States.

As a pioneer in breast reconstruction during his time as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, Dr. Guthrie limited his private practice exclusively to the breast, including reductions, augmentations, and reconstruction. Before his retirement, Dr. Guthrie had one of the most successful practices in New York. He attended St. Paul's School in New Hampshire, and graduated from Andover, followed by Princeton and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Guthrie mentored and trained Dr. Antell at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (now called New York-Presbyterian, the University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell). In the words of Dr. Guthrie, in speaking with Dr. Antell: "A lot of people have offered me money for my practice, but I think it is unethical to sell it to the highest bidder. I would like to give you the practice at no charge as I think you are the best doctor."

Privacy, discretion, and extraordinary results

Our facility and office are located directly across the street from Lenox Hill Hospital. Most of our patients choose to undergo procedures in the privacy and security of our free-standing, state-of-the-art surgical facility. Our surgical suites meet the accreditation standards of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Overnight stays can also be arranged with or without private nursing care.

Positivity, empowerment, and enhanced quality of life

Plastic surgery, whether performed to enhance your face, breasts, or body, should lead to a positive self-image and transform your life experience. No matter how small or large the change on the outside, a custom enhancement can lead to extraordinary changes in your self-confidence in how you present yourself to the world. Our entire staff is here to guide you as you make these important decisions. Please feel free to contact us with any questions and concerns or to schedule a consultation.

Member of the National Institute of Social Sciences

Dr. Antell is a lifetime member of the National Institute of Social Sciences. The National Institute of Social Sciences is an honorary society of mostly American individuals of notable achievements in public service and philanthropy. Their mission includes honoring individuals who have rendered distinguished service to humanity. The Institute celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 1999. Click here to see a list of honorees. For more information about the National Institute of Social Sciences, click here.

Dr. Antell is proud to have been honored with the Alumni Graduate Award by his alma mater, University School. This award is given to University School alumni of 40+ years for their outstanding service to their community or country.

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Now Open for Elective Surgery!

Dear Patients,

We hope this finds you and your family in good health during these difficult times. For those who may have suffered a loss, we extend our deepest sympathies.

As many of you know, we decided to shift our practice almost entirely to telemedicine when the COVID-19 pandemic started. Being located in the heart of New York City, we felt this was a necessary decision to help keep you and our other valued patients safe. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding throughout the last few months as we navigated the new and unique challenges that this health crisis has thrust upon us.

We are happy to announce that we have resumed seeing patients for consultations, office procedures (including Botox and fillers), follow-up appointments, and elective surgeries. Please know that, as always, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the safest possible environment. With our own NYS registered and fully accredited operating room, we are able to perform all procedures in an environment that is clean, safe, and secure. Our office is following all recommended guidance from public health authorities, both local and federal, including best practices for hygiene, infection control, and office staff health. As a result, our office might look a bit different than it has on previous visits. We are implementing numerous new protocols, including limiting the number of patients we see each day, minimizing the number of people in our waiting room, and continually and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces and exam rooms to sanitize between patients. Please know that our staff will be utilizing the appropriate PPE to protect patients and themselves.

In order to keep our office a safe space for both patients and staff members, we are asking for your cooperation with the following:

  • Every patient must complete a screening questionnaire for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms prior to your appointment. We will be discussing these questions with you when we call to confirm your appointment. If there are any concerns, we may need to change your visit to telehealth.
  • All patients must wear a mask when entering the office (cloth or homemade is fine). Upon arrival to the office, we will ask you to clean your hands with sanitizer and will provide you with gloves.
  • Anyone entering the office, including staff, will have their temperature taken with a non-contact thermometer. Therefore, upon arriving to the office, please ring the doorbell to be properly screened prior to entering.
  • Patients should come alone for their appointment if possible. If you would like to bring a spouse, caregiver, parent, or friend, we must be notified at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment to make the necessary arrangements.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Darrick E. Antell, MD, FACS

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