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POSTED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013 AT 3:26 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell
Many popular magazines may have just begun to fill their pages with tips and tricks to achieving a dream summer body. If you’ve already dedicated yourself to your weight loss goals however, you may just be experiencing an abundance of excessive skin sagging.
While the goal of weight loss is rewarding both physically and mentally, many people find the common condition of excessive skin following weight loss distressing. If you are struggling with sagging skin following your diet, discover the final shape of weight loss with post bariatric body lift in NYC.
After major weight loss, New York Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Darrick Antell, will help you tone and re-define your body’s contours with post bariatric body lift in NYC. After loss of weight, it is not unusual for patients to develop loose skin around the upper arms, breast, abdomen, buttocks and thighs. Post bariatric body lift removes excess skin, evening out and shaping these areas for a defined look of beauty.
Post bariatric body lift surgery in NYC combines several body enhancing procedures for an overall look of youth & definition. These procedures include:
Lower body lift-removes excess skin from the hips, waist, abdomen, buttock, and thighs
Breast lift-may be combined with breast implants for enhanced curves
Arm lift-eliminates sagging skin for tone, shapelier arms
Thigh lift- tightens excess skin of the thighs for slimmer contours
Buttock lift-tightens and lifts the buttocks for a firmer, more youthful appearance
During your post bariatric body lift in NYC, Dr. Darrick Antell may choose to use general anesthesia or twilight anesthesia. Dr. Antell will commonly prefer Twilight anesthesia, as patients feel as though they are falling asleep naturally.
Achieve your dream body and help your skin conform to your beautiful new body thanks to post bariatric body lift surgery in NYC. Dr. Antell and our staff welcome any questions you may have about post bariatric body lift in NYC. 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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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 FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013 AT 12:12 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell
Happy Spring from the office of Dr. Antell! Feel beautiful in your body this season with a Breast Lift in NYC! Spring reminds us of warmer days ahead, so get a head start and prepare your feminine figure with a fuller, younger-looking curves in time for Summer!
Flaunting beautiful curves helps women regain confidence with their femininity while re-discovering their youth! In fact, breasts that sag are one of the most prominent indicators of your age. Although today’s wonder bra can provide a temporary solution to sagging breasts, a more permanent solution resides at the office of NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Darrick Antell. Dr. Antell offers breast lift in New York City to raise and reshape your breasts.
Many factors lead to the drooping and sagging of breasts, including pregnancy, nursing, age, weight loss, and gravity. While most women experience lost fullness in their breasts during their 30’s, curves of an aging chest can potentially sag much sooner depending on lifestyle choices and how early in life you experience your first newborn.
During the breast lift procedure, also known as Mastopexy, the breasts and areola are shifted to a higher position. A lollipop incision is performed, so afterwards, the skin surrounding the areola is brought around and together to reshape the breast. Additionally, the veins, arteries, lymph vessels, nerves and the milk duct remain attached to the nipple in order to ensure functioning in the future. In addition to lifting the breasts, patients may choose to opt for breast augmentation surgery.
If patients choose to have breast enhancement in conjunction with breast lift, Dr. Antell will place either silicone or saline implants in a pocket directly under the breast tissue or under the muscle of the chest wall. Dr. Antell generally performs sub muscular breast augmentations.
Traditionally, implants are placed above the muscle and underneath the breast glands. During sub muscular breast augmentation in NYC, Dr. Antell will place the chosen implant underneath the pectoralis muscle of the chest. By choosing to place the implants here, the breast will have a more natural look and feel. Additionally, patients will be less likely to encounter rippling of the breast. Breast implants in conjunction with Mastopexy can increase both fullness and size.
Celebrate your body and re-discover your curves this spring! Dr. Antell and our staff welcome any questions you may have about breast lift in NYC. Contact us at 212.988.4040, or you may request an appointment online for your personal consultation today!
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POSTED ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 AT 12:05 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell
During the blistery winter months, many of us try our best to keep our skin hydrated and smooth. Fighting against Mother Nature’s coldest breathes, we pile on lotions and creams to combat peeling skin and rosy cheeks of blemishes caused by wind damage. In addition to the dry air of the frosty season that keeps our skin fighting to maintain a beautiful appearance, winter is a prime time for past damage from the warmest season of the year to start appearing. In fact, summer skin damage compounded by the cold air and dry heat can cause a more severe flare up in the winter. Luckily, you can treat your sun-damaged skin with Laser Skin Resurfacing in NYC.
During Laser Skin Resurfacing, Dr. Antell will use a beam of laser energy to carefully remove each layer of damaged skin. This laser beam simultaneously heats the underlying skin, stimulating growth of new collagen fibers. During the healing process, new skin cells will form, resulting in smoother, tighter, and younger looking skin. As an alternative, and depending on your skin type, Dr. Antell may recommend a chemical peel, which can often be more controlled than a laser and yield better results. There are a variety of peels available from mild, moderate and deep. In most cases, a moderate peel is chosen. Again, Dr. Antell must evaluate your skin as an initial step.
Laser Skin Resurfacing at our NYC office can treat both surface and deeper leveled skin damage. For mild resurfacing, the laser can be limited to the epidermis and papillary dermis. For deeper resurfacing, the upper levels of the reticular dermis, also known as the lower layer of skin can be removed. Depending on your level of skin damage will determine which method of Laser Skin Resurfacing is best for you.
Laser Skin Resurfacing can improve the appearance of:
Fine lines & wrinkles of the face
Age or sun spots
During your treatment, you will be placed under local anesthesia. Dr. Antell will often prefer to use “twilight” anesthesia, so patients feel as if they are falling asleep naturally.
Look your best year round, and let your skin outshine the dreary winter days with Laser Skin Resurfacing! Dr. Antell and his staff welcome any questions you may have about Laser Skin Resurfacing in NYC. Contact our New York City office at 212.988.4040, or request an appointment online for your personal consultation with Dr. Antell.
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POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 AT 6:33 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell
This Valentine’s Day, evenings will fill with candles, roses, and heart shaped boxes of chocolates. As you cuddle up next to your sweetheart during this love filled holiday, speak I love you with kissable lips!
Although many of us may have relied on our favorite lip-gloss with lip plumping tingling solutions in the past to keep lips shimmering, lips that lack volume can cause you to appear older and can even cause facial proportions to seem uneven or imbalanced.
While many people are born with small or thin lips, the most common cause of thinning lips is due to the breakdown of collagen. Other factors that can contribute to thin lips include family genetics, repeated pursing or puckering, dehydration, overexposure to the sun, and smoking.
In addition to thinning lips, patients may also experience facial wrinkles and lines as consequences similar to those that can lead to thinning lips. For example, as we age, gravity, sun exposure, and repetitive movements of the facial muscles can cause underlying muscles to break down. This can account for a loss of skin elasticity, leading to facial wrinkles and folds. At the office of Dr. Antell, we provide Juvederm®, fat injections, and other injectables in NYC to plump your lips and fill facial wrinkles, keeping skin looking young and beautiful.
While fat injections are reliable and safe, patients may choose one of the other approved products for lip plumping, such as Juvederm depending on their individual preferences and skin sensitivity. For patients who prefer not to use fat injections, there are pre-packaged fillers that can be injected, in-office with no recovery.
Fat injections require extraction of your natural fat cells from the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. This fat is cleaned and placed using a syringe. This is a time consuming process and most people prefer the pre- packaged fillers. An exception would be if a patient is having a face or neck lift, at which time Dr. Antell may inject fat to further enhance the cheeks.
After treatment of wrinkles or thinning lips using fat injections at our NYC office, patients may experience mild redness, bruising, and/or swelling. In most cases, these side effects rest within 48 hours, so you can quickly proceed to enjoying your rejuvenated look of youth! Pre-packaged fillers, such as Juvederm, however, have a minimal recovery and patients return to work the next day, or even that afternoon.
Achieve kissable lips this Valentine’s Day, and re-discover your look of youth and facial rejuvenation. Dr. Antell and his staff welcome any questions you may have about lip fillers, including Juvederm® in NYC! Contact our New York City office at 212.988.4040, or request an appointment online for your personal consultation.
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