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Dr. Antell visits his groundbreaking research at the Smithsonian.

Dr. Antell’s landmark study of identical twins and the aging process is displayed at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History as part of the Human Genome exhibit. His work is shown alongside that of Dr. James Watson and Dr. Francis Crick who discovered the structure of the DNA double helix.

Dr. Antell’s research on twins has shown that “nature is highly overrated.” Environmental factors and lifestyle choices have a significant effect on how we age. Through his research, Dr. Antell has identified three factors - smoking, sun, and stress – that may even have a larger impact on aging than genetics.

Dr. Antell’s entire staff is exceedingly proud of this accomplishment. Dr. Antell is one of the only Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons to have his work displayed in the prestigious Smithsonian Museum.

Darrick E. Antell, MD is world renowned for his research of identical twins.

The inspiration for Dr. Antell's study came when a patient asked: “how long will my facelift last?” Dr. Antell replied that the proper answer to her question would be forever, but prefaced that if she had an identical twin who did not have a facelift, she’d always look younger than her twin. Although both of them would continue to age, the twin without the facelift will be visibly older. With this analogy in mind, Dr. Antell started to study the effects of sun, smoking and stress on identical twins. If one twin maintained a healthier lifestyle, would that alone keep them more youthful in appearance than the other? The results became world famous. Dr. Antell’s photos of identical twins have further proven how important it is to protect your skin from the sun and not smoke cigarettes.

Dr. Antell went on to study different facelift techniques with identical twins. His work has been published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as The Annals of Plastic Surgery. The twins research has also received media attention, being noted in magazines and seen on multiple television programs. Dr. Antell has lectured on the topic throughout the United States and internationally. It is said that Dr. Antell has performed more plastic surgery on identical twins, than any other surgeon in the world. To read more on Dr. Antell's twin research click here.

Here is a small sample of Twins who have all had facial surgery by Dr. Antell. We believe that Dr. Antell has performed more plastic surgery on identical twins than any other surgeon in the world.

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New York City Plastic Surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell’s study concludes the difference in 2 facelift techniques. Comparing the full-incision technique to the short-scar technique, Dr. Antell found in his unique study involving 4 sets of twins and 1 set of triplets that the full-incision technique provided more long-lasting results. Those who opt for a short-scar facelift were more likely to experience a re-emergence of extra neck skin or fat, which results in a less youthful appearance. To learn more about Dr. Antell’s extensive research and study, click the link.

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New York Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Darrick Antell, compares which facelift technique—full-incision or short-scar—can bring about the best result in this study conducted on four sets of identical twins.

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NYC Mini Facelift Plastic Surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell at Lenox Hill Hospital discusses how identical twins age differently and Mini Facelifts can help Twins dramatically look more alike once again.

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Beyond Vanity - Top New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell studies on twins show how sun, smoking and stress produce premature aging.

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Twins, Aging and Plastic Surgery with Diane Sawyer - NYC Park Avenue Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell talks about his study on twins and how with genetically identical people we see changes in the way they age.

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Top New York City Plastic Surgeon Darrick E. Antell, M.D. does a comparison of facelift techniques in eight consecutive sets of identical twins.

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During his training to become a plastic surgeon, NYC Board Certified Manhattan Plastic Surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell had met a set of female twins, which aroused his interest in this complex form of identity and lead to his extensive Twin studies.

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The Top Seven Threats to your skin - Top Manhattan Plastic Surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell identified smoking as the skin's biggest enemy after conducting a study on identical twins.

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Twins get Facelifts to look more alike - Pair finds New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell who specializes in Twins to perform facelifts on each twin.

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Leading New York Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Darrick E. Antell speaks about his study on identical twins recently published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery that showed lifestyle choices and environment can play a role in the rate at which we age, and even slow the aging process.

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Twins Face Off in Plastic Surgery Study - Top Manhattan New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell went to Twinsburg and took photos of more than 50 pairs of identical twins and got them to fill out questionnaires about their lives as to continue his study on twins.

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Twin Tweaks - New York City Plastic Surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell gives identical twins new leases on their old likeness - and a welcome facelift.

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Fifty-seven-year-old identical triplets were inspired by a story that they saw right here on the TODAY show, so they looked into getting plastic surgery, and they decided to go for it with New York's leading Plastic Surgeon Darrick E. Antell, M.D.

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Gay Block and Gwyn Sirota were identical twins - until one sister became noticeably sun-damaged than the other. Block and Sirota met Top New York Plastic Surgeon Darrick Antell in hopes of becoming identical once again.

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