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

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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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Controlling Excess Skin Following Bariatric Surgery in NYC

POSTED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013 AT 3:26 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Woman without excess skin poses in a white bikini on the beach 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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Dr. Antell Shares Before & After Pics of Plastic Surgery in NYC

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012 AT 3:11 PM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Deciding if cosmetic surgery is right for you is an important decision. You should feel confident and comfortable with the surgeon you choose for your procedure. Beautiful before and after galleries often put patients at ease, knowing that other patients before them have had the same procedure they’re interested in with the same surgeon and have received beautiful results safely. People have the right to know that they will be taken care of by a skilled and reputable surgeon capable of beautiful results. If a picture can say a thousand words, Dr. Antell’s before and after gallery says hundreds of reasons to choose Dr. Antell as your New York Plastic Surgeon.


 Dr. Antell recently released a new, beautiful before and after gallery on his website to help prospective patients decide if a particular procedure is right for them. Dr. Antell provides beautiful, natural-looking results for all of his cosmetic treatments in NY, facial procedures in NYC, and body contouring surgeries in New York. You can view the results that Dr. Antell has provided previous patients first hand by visiting Dr. Antell’s website and perusing his new before and after gallery.

To view Dr. Antell’s newly released before and after gallery, click on the link below!
Before and After Gallery  

Dr. Antell's plastic surgery before and after gallery

Darrick E. Antell M.D., F.A.C. S. and his staff welcome patients to voice any questions or concerns you may have about any of the plastic surgery procedures he offers in NYC. 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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How To Have a Virtual Consultations for Plastic Surgery in New York

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010 AT 10:32 AM by Dr. Darrick Antell

When seeking a reconstructive or cosmetic procedure the typical protocol is to have the patient in for a consultation.  During that initial meeting I am listening to the patient’s surgical goals and assessing their anatomy so we can explore all of the options open to them.  We then set a surgery date and a schedule for post-operative care.  This is typically not difficult for my patients who live in and around New York City.  In my capacity as a medical consultant in Plastic Surgery to the United Nations, however, I see a number of international patients to whom travel can become burdensome.

In an effort to accommodate our long distance patients our office has embraced the use of E-mail and Skype to perform ‘virtual consultations.’  Since reconstructive / cosmetic surgery is primarily a visual practice we can use photos and video chat sessions to evaluate if and how the patient can be treated.  If they decide to proceed with surgery they can arrive the day before their procedure for the requisite in person consultation, and stay in the area for a few days during their recovery, which cuts their time away from home in half.  In some cases a virtual consultation can even save a patient the trip when they are not a good candidate for surgery. 

Virtual consultations have made it easier to do follow-up care for out of town patients as well.  I prefer to have the patient examined in person five to seven days post operatively. After that, however, long term virtual checkups are a viable option to limit the number of trips an out of town patient must make.  Furthermore, some readers may be familiar with the volunteer work I performed in Ecuador, Mexico and Haiti repairing cleft palates and other maladies of the jaw (for more information see https://www.antell-md.com).  Many of these patients are unlikely to buy a ticket to visit my office, so the web offers them access to healthcare that they may not have otherwise had.

If you feel like a virtual consultation may be right for you, please contact my office at (212)-988-4040 or leave a message on this site, Facebook or Twitter.

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About Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in New York City

POSTED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010 AT 11:12 AM by Dr. Darrick Antell

Reconstructive Surgery / Plastic Surgery has evolved quite a bit since the American Society of Plastic Surgeons was first founded in 1931. The field began when doctors/dentists were treating soldiers with facial deformities from WWI.  Back then, trench warfare was the norm on the front lines of battle. If one was to stick his head up just a few inches too far above ground level, it was very easy to sustain an injury.  Medics scrambled to repair jaws using prosthesis and grafts that would be very crude by today’s standards.  Their goal was to enable their patients to breathe, speak and chew again, while literally pioneering the field of medical implants.

As time progressed it became apparent that the final aesthetic result, as well as functionality could be improved with surgery.  After key advances scientifically, organizationally and politically, the American Medical Association recognized plastic surgery as an official specialty in 1941.  The physicians involved at this point were, most often, dual degree doctors practicing both medicine and dentistry due to the heavy focus on the maxillofacial area.  Today it is rare to find a surgeon with this strong of a background, but many of us have found that the extra experience has been invaluable in analyzing and reconstructing the face.

The reconstructive cases I see today are typically those trying to correct difficulties with speech, chewing, breathing or pain. The causes of difficulty can be a misaligned jaw, tissue that is improperly developed or any of a host of issues. Often the solution can involve repositioning the jaw.  We make incisions inside the mouth for minimum visibility and cut through either part of or the entire jaw.  It is then bolted in place after we have carefully considered where to place it.  The procedure has advanced to the point that very little wiring is necessary. It is still, however, very complex and requires familiarity with the subtleties of how your jaw and teeth work together to perform everyday functions as well as consideration of aesthetic appearances.  In many cases, the patient can open their mouth right after the surgery.  As an added bonus the patient often gets a cosmetic benefit. 

For men, strong jaw lines are desirable. If you were to imagine a line from the farthest point on the chin to the farthest point on the nose, the lips should not cross it.  Studies have shown that people associate confidence and character with faces that fit this facial profile.  I also sometimes point out, anecdotally, that 42 of the CEOs of the top 50 fortune 500 companies fit the description. 

Women patients can also benefit cosmetically.  In fact, one of our success stories was featured on ABC News


Cleft Lip Repair or Cleft Palate Repair is another procedure that dentist, plastic surgeons are uniquely positioned to perform due to involvement with the mouth and high visibility. I’ve worked with the Operation Smile program and others to perform these procedures for free for the children of Haiti, Ecuador and Mexico so I could go on forever on this topic.  If you are interested in hearing more, feel free to message here, Facebookor Twitter.

All in all, a combination of dental and medical background gives the surgeon a type of ‘super specialty’ when it comes to reconstructing the jaw and face and is great training with your hands.  I would encourage anyone considering one of these procedures to consult with a dual degree doctor.

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