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Travel to New York for Plastic Surgery

Information For Patients Traveling For Plastic Surgery To New York

When you are considering plastic surgery, you want to entrust your health and well-being to the most qualified and experienced surgeon.  That’s why patients from around the world have chosen Dr. Darrick Antell, a leading board certified plastic surgeon, for cosmetic and aesthetic surgery of their face, breast and body. In a career that spans over twenty years and more than ten thousand procedures, Dr. Antell combines meticulous surgical skills with the most advanced and safest medical technologies.*

At Dr. Antell’s practice, we have extensive experience when it comes to helping patients who are traveling to New York for plastic surgery.  From initial consultations through post-op recovery, we want your cosmetic surgery experience to be first class all the way. Our office is located in the heart of New York City, with convenient access to all three major metropolitan airports: J.F.K., LaGuardia and Newark.  

All of Dr. Antell's procedures are performed at our on-site, state-of-the-art surgical facility, Lenox Hill Ambulatory Surgery, P.C. This certified operating room meets the accreditation standards of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).  We can also help to arrange local accommodations with or without private nursing care for your recovery period.

Our experienced and caring patient coordinators can guide you every step of the way to ensure you have the safest and most comfortable experience while you are recovering away from home. Please contact our patient coordinator by phone at 212-988-4040 or e-mail to assist you with your travel needs and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Darrick Antell.

Three Easy Steps for Arranging Out-of-Town Surgery with Dr. Antell

Step One (Initial Consult): E-mail our patient coordinator describing your procedure of interest and any questions or concerns you may have.  We’ll contact you to arrange an initial consultation with Dr. Antell.  While it is always best to have a consultation in person well in advance of your surgery, we understand that for some out-of-town patients, this might not be feasible.  In those situations, we ask that you send in photos of the area you want to improve. Click here for detailed instructions on what angles need to be photographed for specific procedures.  Once Dr. Antell has reviewed your photographs, we’ll contact you to set up a telephone consultation so that you can discuss your surgical needs directly with Dr. Antell.

Step Two (Consultation): Decide on your time frame for surgery and book a date in Dr. Antell’s surgical schedule*. When making your plans, keep in mind that Dr. Antell recommends out-of-town patients plan on staying in New York for approximately 7-14 days after surgery, and you must have a responsible adult with you. 

At this time, you should also schedule a pre-operative consultation, ideally for two weeks prior to your surgery.  If this is not possible we may be able to arrange your pre-operative consultation for one or two days before your surgery.
You will receive a surgery packet in advance of your surgery with instructions. Contact our office if you have any questions.

Step Three (Arranging Accommodations for Recovery): One of the benefits of traveling to New York for surgery is the ability to recover privately in a peaceful and comfortable setting that’s free from the stresses and distractions you might have at home. 

Our patient coordinator will assist you with lodging and travel recommendations and can arrange private nursing care.  We can even recommend some fun, non-strenuous activities for you to participate in during your recovery.

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Payment Options

Cosmetic plastic surgery is not a covered expense by health insurance plans. Payment can be made with cash, check or credit card. *We require a non-refundable deposit to hold a date in Dr. Antell’s schedule, and the balance is due two weeks prior to your surgery.    

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic has created unprecedented circumstances for our community. Our practice has been paying close attention to the guidelines put in place by the government and the CDC and we want to reassure you that, as always, your health and well-being is our primary concern.

With this in mind, we would like to offer virtual consultations to patients. To schedule a virtual consultation, please click here or call our office at (212)-988-4040.

Please know that we are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and doing our part to make sure that you are protected.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. Our preventative measures include:

  • Fully training all staff members to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • Asking all staff, vendors and ancillary personnel to refrain from coming to the office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Asking every patient to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms and inquiring about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing, as this continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is something that we have always constantly done, we are now doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • Constantly sanitizing all surfaces (which we have always done as an accredited facility). However, we have now increased this routine and are wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities multiple times each day.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this country even better than it currently is. We are closely monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will update our practice’s guidelines as needed to protect our patients.

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