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Prepare Your Body For Summer With Breast Lift in NYC

POSTED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013 AT 12:12 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Breast lift SurgeryHappy 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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Regain Curves After Cancer with Breast Reconstruction in New York

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 AT 5:37 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Breast reconstruction after breast cancer

Women potentially hold many roles in life, including the act of being a daughter, niece, aunt, grandmother, wife, and mother. No matter what role, a woman’s inner strength may not shine until a time of need. For some women, the time is during diagnosis, treatment, and recovery after breast cancer in NY.

When diagnosed with breast cancer, women must battle for those around them, and even more importantly, themselves. At Antell-MD, we understand that breast cancer isn’t an easy diagnosis to bear and are here to help you take the steps toward regaining a sense of femininity.

According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Many women however, are unaware of their breast reconstruction options after mastectomy.  According to the New York State Breast Reconstruction Law, if your medical insurance policy covers your mastectomy, they must also cover your breast reconstruction in New York. Insurers in the state of New York are also required to fund mammograms at the baseline for those between the ages of 35-39 and every year for those 40 years and older, or physician recommended.  In light of this news, breast cancer survivors can restore their feminine curves with breast reconstruction options at Antell-MD.

Although strength during this difficult time reveals beauty within itself, breast reconstruction in New York can prove rewarding for a woman’s confidence. Breast reconstruction can be performed immediately after mastectomy, and includes options such as saline or silicone implants with skin expansion or autologous flap reconstruction.

Skin expansion uses salt-water injection to gradually fill the expander over several weeks or months.  After the chest is sufficiently enlarged, a more permanent implant will replace the expander. Implant options include silicone, which contain silicone gel, or saline, filled with salt-water solution. As an alternative approach, Dr. Antell can perform flap reconstruction, which involves taking tissue from other parts of the body, retaining the blood supply and inserting the body’s natural fat for the implant. Dr. Antell can help you when choosing the best method to suit your individual needs.  

Feel beautiful inside and out. Every women plays an important role in life, and deserves to know that they are never alone when considering breast reconstruction in New York. Dr. Antell and his staff welcome questions and concerns you may have about your breast reconstruction options. Call our office at 212.988.4040 or schedule your appointment online.

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Strive for Self-Improvement with Breast Augmentation in NYC

POSTED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012 AT 4:37 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Self improvement with breast augmentation

Friends and family you’ve lost touch with or have long since passed live in our hearts and memories, and our remembrance of them and times nearly forgot usually coincide with the coming of a new year. New Years is a time to reflect on the past and strive for self-improvement in the future, so as the years pass, your new memories become the memories upon which you reflect. This New Years as you consider self-improvement, keep the services that Darrick E. Antell, M.D., F.A.C.S. offers in mind, such as breast augmentation in New York City. Perhaps your breasts are disproportionate to the rest of your body or your breasts are different sizes, have decreased in volume after pregnancy, or need reconstruction after breast surgery. Dr. Antell performs breast augmentation in NYC to provide women with larger, more balanced, symmetrical, and shapelier breasts, so you won’t need a holiday to reflect on times past and a reminder to strive for self-improvement; you’ll simply need a mirror.

Breast augmentation in NY involves inserting an implant behind the breast in order to enlarge the breast one or more cup sizes. Ideal patients for this procedure are women striving for self-improvement, not perfection. The implants used during breast augmentation in NYC are composed of a silicone shell filled with either silicone or saline solution. Darrick E. Antell, M.D., F.A.C.S. typically uses local anesthesia with sedation (twilight sleep) so you sleep through the entire procedure. Dr. Antell will discuss what to expect during surgery, care during recovery, and reasonable expectations for the results of surgery with every patient during initial consultations.

Breast augmentation before and after

Breast implants before and after

Darrick E. Antell, M.D., F.A.C.S. offers some variation in the method of inserting the implant during breast augmentation in NYC, so incisions may differ depending on patients’ anatomy, their preferences, and Dr. Antell’s recommendations. The incision can be made in the crease where the breast meets the chest, near the armpit, or around the nipple. Dr. Antell will ensure that the incision scars are as inconspicuous as possible, but permanent scars will remain after surgery. Once Dr. Antell creates a pocket by lifting your breast tissue, the implants are placed. Breast augmentation in New York typically lasts approximately one to two hours. Patients may feel sleepy after surgery, but 95% of them never need, or take medicine for discomfort more than Tylenol.   Patients typically return to work in 3 to 5 days with surgery commonly performed on a Wednesday, so patients can return back to the office on Monday.  About 80% of any swelling will dissipate in around three to five weeks after surgery. You may be requested to wear a sports bra following surgery, especially if a breast lift was also performed.  Breast augmentation patients may often go braless in the early post-operative period to keep the implant seated until the initial healing occurs. Women of the age to receive regular mammograms should remember to inform the radiology technicians of your implants, so they may take additional images and angles of the breasts in order to receive a more accurate reading.

Breast Augmentation in NYC can boost your appearance and self-confidence. While you reflect on the variety of ways to strive for self-improvement this New Years, consider whether breast augmentation in NY is right for you. Darrick E. Antell M.D., F.A.C.S. and his staff encourage patients to voice any questions or concerns you may have about breast augmentation. You may contact his New York, NY office at 212.988.4040 or request an appointment online to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Antell.

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Dr. Antell's Options for Breast Enhancement in Manhattan

POSTED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011 AT 4:13 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Breast enhancement

Breast augmentation has always been one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, and the case is no different for celebrity Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell. Dr. Antell is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, has over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, and 17 years experience running his own on-site accredited office-based surgical facility and operating suite.

During Dr. Antell’s initial breast augmentation consultation, three important factors are discussed with the patient: implant type, implant size, and incision location. Dr. Antell offers multiple implant choices, with the most popular being smooth silicone gel implants and smooth saline implants. The implant shell for both options is similar and is made of silicone rubber. Saline implants consist initially of an empty shell, which once placed in the patient is filled with saline, giving the patient increased volume and fullness. Silicone implants are prefilled with a cohesive silicone gel, and are placed in the patient already “full.”

After going over implant type, Dr. Antell or one of the nurses on staff will complete an implant sizing session with the patient. Many different sized implants are tried on, and the patient is able to get acquainted with the look and feel of various implant sizes. Then Dr. Antell, the patient, and the nurse come to an appropriate size recommendation that considers the patient’s size, bone structure, and stature as well as the patient’s expectations.

Lastly Dr. Antell discusses which type of incision will work best for the patient. Possible incisions include the inframammary incision, which is located underneath the breast crease, peri-areola incision, which is a semi-circular incision that follows the bottom edge of the areola, and the armpit incision which is also an option in some patients.

Dr. Antell generally performs sub muscular breast augmentations. This means that the implant is placed underneath the pectoralis muscle of the chest. This is instead of sub glandular placement, meaning above the muscle and underneath the breast glands. Dr. Antell believes the sub muscular placement tends to have a more natural look and feel and the patient is less likely to encounter rippling of the breast.

Regardless of sub glandular or sub muscular placement, patients with breast implants still have the ability to breast feed, should they choose to do so.

Dr. Antell welcomes any questions patients may have. To schedule a consultation for a breast augmentation in NY, please call 212-988-4040 or schedule an appointment online. For more information about breast augmentation and plastic surgery in New York City, visit Dr. Antell’s website at www.antell-md.com.

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Natural Fat Grafting Post-Mastectomy with Breast Reconstruction NYC!

POSTED ON MONDAY, AUGUST 08, 2011 AT 9:33 AM by Dr. Darrick Antell

With the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the United States. Over 250,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Current methods of treatment for breast cancer include mastectomy, lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal therapy, and targeted therapy. Breast reconstruction surgery is becoming increasingly popular following mastectomy or lumpectomy. In 2010, more than 80,000 American women underwent breast reconstruction surgery.

Natural fat grafting post-mastectomy with breast reconstruction

Unfortunately, reconstructive breast surgeries using implants or tissue flap procedures can occasionally provide patients with unsatisfactory results.  As an adjunct, or alternative, to standard implant and tissue flap reconstruction, fat grafting with the patient’s own fat may further enhance the results.  Periodically implants can result in dimpling, wrinkling and visible implant edges which can often be minimized with fat grafting.  Using the latest advances in fat grafting, leading New York plastic surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell provides women who have undergone mastectomy or lumpectomy with another option for breast reconstruction.

“Now, we can remove excess fat from targeted areas of the body, harvest viable natural fat cells, and inject them into the breast in order to enhance breast contour or augment breast size,” states Dr. Antell.  “Since we are using the patient’s own natural fat, the results have the potential to look and feel more natural, and last forever,” he says.  

Dr. Antell uses traditional liposuction techniques to carefully remove fat cells from targeted areas of the body.  Once the fat has been removed, Dr. Antell injects the harvested fat into the breast. This process is very meticulous, as the fat cells must remain viable in order to be successfully transplanted. 

Ultimately, Dr. Antell has found that natural fat transfer to the breast provides a further option for improving results in breast reconstruction patients. The technique can be used alone to enhance breast contour or in conjunction with other breast enhancement techniques to smooth out wrinkling, dimpling, and visible edges around breast implants. 

If you are in the New York area and considering breast reconstruction surgery, please visit Dr. Antell’s website to request an appointment or call 212.988.4040. Dr. Antell can help you understand your breast reconstruction options and choose the method that is best suited to your individual case.

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