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

Top Board Certified Plastic Surgeon NYC

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


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:


Annie Zaborskis, RN
Director of Nursing and Standards Compliance

NYC Cosmetic Injectables That Won’t Interrupt Your Summer Plans!

POSTED ON TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013 AT 5:55 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell

School classrooms have begun to empty and families begin to plan and pack for long-awaited summer vacations. Before you head to the beach or out with the family on an adventure-packed journey, prepare your look with some of our quick, non-invasive skin rejuvenators! At the office of NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Darrick Antell, we offer several options to help you look younger, without undergoing invasive cosmetic surgery, including, BOTOX Cosmetic, Juvederm, and Restylane!

BOTOX Cosmetic Manhattan:  Don’t sweat it as you head out this summer! BOTOX Cosmetic is not only used to treat facial wrinkles and lines, it can treat excessive sweating of the hands, underarms, and feet. In addition, BOTOX has been proven effective in treating migraines and is widely sought to help decrease the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines. Botox uses botulinum toxin, temporarily halting muscle contractions that cause wrinkles, so patients can maintain a youthful and confident appearance.  Learn more about New York City BOTOX® treatments.

(The above video disccusses the differences between "fillers" and "BOTOX". Many people do not understand that they do different things. Please watch & listen to this short video).

Juvederm NYC: Look younger and feel confident with Juvederm in NYC! Juvederm is injected under the skin, instantly restoring skin’s volume and smoothing away facial lines. While Juvederm is used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, it can also add plumpness to the lips! Juvederm is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid. Naturally occurring in the skin, hyaluronic acid is long lasting & hydrates and delivers nutrients to the skin.  Learn more about Juvederm in NYC.


Restylane NY: Smile with fuller lips and restore lost facial volume with Restylane in NY! Similar to Juvederm, Restylane uses the body’s natural hyaluronic acid, to aid in smoothing out facial wrinkles, as well as volumizing lips, and shaping facial contours. Learn more about Restylane in NY.

Look your best this summer without missing your planned vacation thanks to the non-invasive facial rejuvenation of our NYC cosmetic fillers. Dr. Darrick Antell and our staff welcome any questions you may have about our cosmetic fillers in NYC. Contact our New York City office at 212.988.4040, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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New Trends in Cosmetic Surgery for Men in NYC!

POSTED ON THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013 AT 5:56 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Man thinking about having plastic surgeryStep aside, women! New research shows that men opting for plastic surgery is on the rise! The latest trend in cosmetic surgery for men comes as more people are beginning to embrace stronger facial features like ethnic, non-traditional noses. NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Darrick Antell chimed in on the latest trend with Fox News! Check it out:

Building the Perfect Face-New Trends in Cosmetic Surgery for Men

While stronger facial features may be what’s “hot” in plastic surgery, men see it as a chance to achieve a more masculine look. To help fulfill this look, plastic surgeons recommend enhancing facial definition by balancing the contours of the face.

“I did a rhinoplasty and a chin implant on a famous actor who felt his nose was too large and his chin not very strong.  We left a bit of a bump on the nose, so it still looked like his, just a better version,” says NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Darrick Antell.  “No one, including the producer on his next project, noticed that he’d had anything done to his nose.”

While simply enhancing or trimming back the nose can help minimize or increase the prominence of the chin, procedures such as rhinoplasty and chin implants are often combined. The combination of nasal surgery with chin augmentation will improve the measurement of facial features for a harmonized look. Both the nose and chin work together in defining your look. An overly large nose can cause a chin to appear smaller, while an overly large chin can cause the nose to appear smaller.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, chin implants have recently soared by 71 percent and last year alone, rhinoplasty ranked in the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures. Dr. Antell explains one reason why more people can now fit facial surgery into the tightest of schedule, “Instruments have gotten smaller,” he says, “which means incisions are smaller and heal faster."

When you are unsatisfied with the contours of your face, chin implants in NYC and rhinoplasty may be the right option for you. Dr. Antell and our staff welcome any questions you may have about rhinoplasty or chin implants in NYC. Contact our New York City office at 212.988.4040, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation.


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Swimsuit Ready With Liposuction in NYC!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013 AT 5:28 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Woman in a swimsuit sitting near a poolSweater, scarves, and mittens are gone from store shelves at famous boutiques, making way for tank tops, sundresses, and bikini wear. As the smell of the salt water and sweet ocean breeze steadily creeps closer, many will scurry to jump on treadmills, trade pizza for salad, and read the numbers on the scale with hope of weight loss in sight. For some of us however, no matter how much diet and exercise replaces our hours in front of the television and hearty meals of carbohydrates, areas of stubborn fat remain. Luckily, these areas of fat unresponsive to weight loss can be sculpted thanks to liposuction in NYC

Liposuction is ideal for patients who exercise regularly, are in decent physical and mental shape, and eat healthy. While it is not a weight loss procedure, liposuction in NYC will sculpt your contours, slimming your appearance.

During the liposuction procedure, board certified plastic surgeon in NYC, Dr. Darrick Antell, removes excess areas of fat through a very small incision. Once removed, the fat does not come back. Your newly contoured body is permanent, providing patients continue to exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet. If patients do gain weight, often the weight is better distributed. Learn more about lipo in NYC below:

Liposuction can be performed on several places of the body, including the arms, thighs, chin, cheeks, buttocks, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, and calves.

Dr. Antell performs liposuction in NYC under local anesthesia combined with a sedative. He offers twilight anesthesia, where patients feel as though they are falling asleep naturally, for added patient comfort. Patients often return to work two to three days following liposuction in NYC. Mild swelling and bruising should dissipate within one to two months, so you can enjoy your shapely body at the beach this summer.

Get swimsuit body ready now with liposuction in NYC. Dr. Antell and our staff welcome any questions you may have about lipo in New York City. Contact our office at 212.988.4040 or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation.


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Practicing Safe Sun This Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 08, 2013 AT 6:10 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Woman with suntan lotion on her shoulder shaped like the sun Happy National Skin Cancer Awareness Month! As the warmer days settle in, remember to practice safe sun protection! Wear a sunblock that prevents both UVA & UVB rays and is 30+ SPF or higher! In addition to protecting your skin, New York Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Darrick Antell, reminds patients to do a skin self-check-looking for any suspicious mole growths or changes. Early detection and self-exams from head to toe could ultimately save your life. So, what should you look for and when should you see your plastic surgeon? According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, patients should look for any new lesions that develop and keep a close eye on past molds for any suspicious changes. Knowing the warning signs to look for in a mole will help you determine when to see your doctor and consider mole removal in NYC. These signs follow the ABCD method:

Asymmetry: Look for any signs of your mole changing in size. Melanomas are usually asymmetric, meaning one side may not reflect the other. 

Border: Look for signs of your mole changing in and around the edges of the mole. This includes if they become blurred, irregular, or ragged.

Color: Normal moles are one hue in color. Keep note of changes in the shade of the mole, including hues of tan, brown, black, blue, white, or red.

Diameter:  Melanomas are usually greater than the eraser of a pencil, though some have been diagnosed at a smaller size. 

While anyone can get skin cancer, some individuals are at an increased risk. You may be at a higher risk of developing skin cancer if you have: 

  • Lighter skin tone
  • Family history of skin cancer
  • History of sunburns earlier in life
  • Skin that burns, freckles, or reddens easily
  • Naturally blonde or red hair

Wearing sunscreen proves to be an important factor in protecting skin from the sun’s rays. However, there are several steps you can take to practice safe sun, including: 

  • Seeking shade during midday hours
  • Wearing sunglasses
  • Avoiding tanning
  • Covering up exposed skin
  • Wearing a wide brim hat

Keep your skin safe this summer! Stay in the know and stay educated about the safety and risks of skin cancer in NYC. Dr. Antell and our staff welcome any questions you may have about skin cancer in NYC or mole removal. Contact our New York City office at 212.988.4040, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation with Dr. Antell.


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