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

Top Board Certified Plastic Surgeon NYC

Kissable Lips this Valentine's Day with Collagen Injections in NYC

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 AT 6:33 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Collagen injectionsThis 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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Minimally Invasive Eyelid Surgery in NYC for the New Year!

POSTED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 01, 2013 AT 8:37 AM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Minimally invasive eyelid surgeryIf you’re looking to start the New Year with a fresh start for your looks, without the invasive surgery and excessive downtime, check out the minimally invasive procedures Dr. Antell has to offer. Minimally invasive procedures hold many benefits over more invasive procedures.  One advantage is using small incisions, allowing your body to heal much faster with less scarring. In addition, you will experience a shorter hospital stay, so you can be back to your life sooner than you would with conventional surgery.

Many times, patients come into our office hoping for the smallest change to make the biggest difference. Dr. Antell helps patients achieve this goal by offering various minimally invasive procedures. Understanding the differences between each and what they can help you achieve will better assist you in choosing what’s right for you! Learn more below:  

Chin Implants NYC: Look as confident as you feel with Chin Implants in NYC! Chin Implants can help restore facial harmony and balance by taking away the focus of other features of the face. Small chins for example, can cause your nose to appear larger than it actually is. As a prominent analyst of chins, Dr. Antell has appeared in various print & video media outlets examining & sharing the psychological values prominent chins redeem. Learn more about Chin Augmentation in NYC, and the benefits a new chin holds for you!

Eyelid Surgery NYC: If you look more tired than you feel, wake up with Eyelid Surgery in NYC! With much of your emotion, attraction, and interaction coming from your eyes, you want your gaze to provoke the beauty and youth you feel inside. Factors such as age, genetics, & lifestyle choices however, can cause eyelids to sag, drop, & fold as time goes on. In addition, sagging eyelids can make you appear more tired than you actually feel or cause vision problems. If your eyelids need rejuvenation, lift & smooth them with Blepharoplasty in NY. During eyelid surgery, Dr. Antell creates a small incision over the eyelids natural folds, so the cut is inconspicuous with a virtually invisible scar. Lean more about NYC eyelid surgery!    

Lipoma Removal NY: Lipomas are typically non-cancerous, firm, grape-like growths beneath the skin. Although they are usually harmless, lipomas can cause feelings of self-consciousness or discomfort when pushed down upon adjacent nerves. Through a press and squeeze technique, Dr. Antell removes lipomas through a small incision. Learn more about lipoma removal in NYC.

NYC Mole Removal: Keep skin healthy with mole removal in NYC! Keeping a keen eye on your moles is one of the most important factors when dealing with moles. If your moles start to show unusual changes in size, shape, color, or diameter, don’t wait any longer to consider mole removal. Early removal of suspicious moles is crucial to keeping skin healthy. Learn more about NYC Mole Removal.

Start the New Year with a new you, and learn what each procedure can help you achieve! Dr. Antell and his staff welcome any questions you may have about our minimally invasive treatment options, such as Eyelid Surgery, Chin Implants, Lipoma Removal, & Mole Removal. Contact our New York City office at 212.988.4040, or request an appointment online for your personal consultation.  



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Refresh your 'Lobes with Earlobe Repair in NYC

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 AT 5:58 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Earlobe repair surgery

Holiday celebrations have ended and the decorations have once again become absent from windows. Although the holidays are now over, many of us will keep the memories from this past season close. Part of this closeness will come from wearing the gifts we received. One of the seasons most popular gifts however, can cause unforeseen damage to the body.

Over the years, the weight of earrings may stretch or tear your earlobes. Damaged earlobes can make it difficult, even impossible to wear your earrings.  If you can no longer enjoy or wear your favorite dangles and sparkles, consider earlobe repair in NYC.

A variety of different techniques can be used in earlobe repair and will depend on how much tissue was lost, as well as the nature of your injury. If a piece of the ear is completely missing, rather than ripped, Dr. Antell will perform a graft from the patient’s skin to fill the gap. Often performed under local anesthesia, earlobe repair at our office is usually performed as an outpatient procedure.

Repairing torn 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.

In most cases, patients can re-pierced their ears as early as three months following the procedure. However, you will be advised to only wear studded earrings for the first few months to allow the earlobe sufficient time to regain strength. Patients can return to their daily activities directly following treatment and may be advised to take over-the-counter medicine. Most people however, will only require a topical antibiotic cream after the surgery for safety and to prevent infection.  After about a week, stitches are removed and patients can then rediscover their confidence with beautiful, natural, and symmetrical looking ears.

Earlobe repair surgery before and after case 1

Earlobe repair surgery before and after case 2

Earlobe Repair in NYC, by Top Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Antell, produces natural and symmetrical results. Finally get to wear the gift your loved ones bought for you after earlobe repair by Dr. Antell!  Contact our New York City office at 212.988.4040, or request an appointment online for your personal consultation.  


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Examine your Mole for Mole Removal in NYC

POSTED ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012 AT 4:05 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Mole removalThe days of summer have are gone and the constant reminders about the importance of SPF have slowly faded. Although the warm days have come to a halt, the importance of maintaining healthy skin still remains. Dr. Darrick Antell reminds patients to keep an eye on any moles that may have appeared as a result of summer’s passing. It is good to know your ABCD’s when examining suspicious mole growths.

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. 

Although most moles are benign, it is always recommended to get an expert opinion for proper treatment and in-depth observation. If your mole shows any of these signs of change, consider an evaluation by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in NYC, Dr. Darrick Antell. Dr. Antell can help assess your moles and assist you if you decide that mole removal in NYC is right for you. While many people are born with moles, some patients may find themselves with moles due to tanning, increased sun exposure, even genes. Understanding the differences between each type of mole will guide you when it comes to determining the best-suited mole removal procedure in New York City.

Types of moles:

Atypical Mole: The atypical mole is usually larger than other common moles. Some have irregular borders that fade into the skin. Seen in about 1 out of every 10 Americans, atypical moles often have a higher chance of becoming pre-cancerous. In some extreme cases, patients may develop more than 50 of them. 

Acquired Mole: Also known as the common mole, the acquired mole appears any time after you are born. The acquired mole is often believed to be a result of sun damage.  

Congenital Mole: According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, about 1 in 100 are born with the congenital mole. Though most are brown in color, their shades, shape, and size can vary.  

Dysplastic Mole: The dysplastic mole is often larger than an average mole. Usually the size of a pencil eraser, these types of moles tend to have lighter, uneven edges. They are often hereditary and in some cases, patients experience 100 of more.

Manhattan mole removal  is performed in our fully accredited, state-of-the-art facility under local anesthesia. In some instances, patients may opt for Twilight IV sedation, where patients feel they are falling asleep naturally. Depending on the type of mole you have will determine the type of procedure Dr. Antell will use to removal your mole. Most flat moles for example, are removed using a “shave excision.” In comparison, moles that are darker and deeper may require full thickness excision. Full thickness excision allows for the best specimen evaluation for any pre-cancerous changes. This test only requires a few stitches that are removed during a follow-up visit.

If your mole starts to show unusual changes in asymmetry, border, or color, or if you are simply self-conscious about your moles, talk to top NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Antell about mole removal in NYC. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Antell specializes in mole removal, skin cancer removal, and scar revision surgery to ensure patient health and the most aesthetically pleasing result. If you have any questions regarding mole removal, contact our New York office at 212.988.4040, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.


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Sparkle for the Holidays in NYC with BOTOX and more!

POSTED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012 AT 1:18 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Woman holding a holiday gift

Dr. Antell and his staff would like to wish you and your loved ones a warm and happy holiday season!  The Holidays offer a time of celebration, warm wishes, reflection, and rejoicing with friends and family. To help you prepare for upcoming reunions and celebrations, New York board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Darrick Antell, offers 5 available treatments to help you look sparkling for the holidays! Learn about the various non-invasive procedures we provide for some quick holiday rejuvenation. Talk to Dr. Antell today about which treatment options are best for your individual needs!

1. BOTOX® Cosmetic:  Smiles and frowns throughout your life can leave unwanted facial wrinkles and creases. Though these imprints may serve as reminders of the past joys and sorrows, most patients find these facial lines cause them to look older than they may actually feel. Thanks to BOTOX® in NYC, patients can prevent furrow lines, crow’s feet, and other moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Using botulinum toxin, BOTOX® halts muscle contractions that cause wrinkles, so patients can maintain a youthful appearance. BOTOX® is even FDA approved for treatment of excessive sweating and migraines!   Learn more about New York City BOTOX® treatments.

2. Dermal Fillers: Restore youthful fullness, plump lips, and soften facial wrinkles with Restylane® and Juvederm® in NYC. Known as “liquid facelifts,” dermal fillers can enhance your appearance with many of the benefits of a surgical facelift, but without the downtime! Though nothing will stop the aging process, dermal fillers offer a quick, less invasive solution for a rejuvenated appearance for any of your upcoming holiday events. Learn more about New York Injectable Fillers.

3. Chemical Peels: When winter’s frigid chill finally arrives, revive dry and damaged skin. Chemical peels remove damaged layers of skin to relieve wrinkles, blemishes, acne scarring, and uneven skin tone. Talk to Dr. Antell about which chemical peel treatment is right for you. Learn more about chemical peels in Manhattan.

4. Latisse™ Eyelash Treatments: If you are a believer that the eyes are “the window to the soul,” then start catching some attention with longer, fuller lashes. Bring out your youth and femininity with thicker eyelashes, and boost your look with Latisse™ eyelash treatments. Most women feel more attractive with their eyes framed by full lashes. Many find that factors such as age, trauma, or general lack of care can lead to thinning or lost eyelashes.  Latisse™ helps grow lashes naturally for enhanced length, thickness, and darkness.   Learn more about Latisse™ in New York today!

5. Dermabrasion: Similar to chemical peels, dermabrasion in Manhattan improves your appearance by smoothing the skin’s surface. Though treatment time may vary, getting back to normal after dermabrasion can take up to a few weeks. Dermabrasion reaches deeper than a chemical peel to remove scars and smooth wrinkles. Learn more about Dermabrasion in NYC.

To look dazzling this holiday season, talk to Dr. Antell about which of our non-invasive treatment options may be right for you. At the office of Dr. Antell, we welcome any questions you may have about BOTOX® Cosmetic, Injectable Fillers, chemical peels, dermabrasion, or Latisse™ eyelash treatments. Contact our New York office at 212.988.4040, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.


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