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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.    

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Now Open for Elective Surgery!

Dear Patients,

We hope this finds you and your family in good health during these difficult times. For those who may have suffered a loss, we extend our deepest sympathies.

As many of you know, we decided to shift our practice almost entirely to telemedicine when the COVID-19 pandemic started. Being located in the heart of New York City, we felt this was a necessary decision to help keep you and our other valued patients safe. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding throughout the last few months as we navigated the new and unique challenges that this health crisis has thrust upon us.

We are happy to announce that we have resumed seeing patients for consultations, office procedures (including Botox and fillers), follow-up appointments, and elective surgeries. Please know that, as always, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the safest possible environment. With our own NYS registered and fully accredited operating room, we are able to perform all procedures in an environment that is clean, safe, and secure. Our office is following all recommended guidance from public health authorities, both local and federal, including best practices for hygiene, infection control, and office staff health. As a result, our office might look a bit different than it has on previous visits. We are implementing numerous new protocols, including limiting the number of patients we see each day, minimizing the number of people in our waiting room, and continually and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces and exam rooms to sanitize between patients. Please know that our staff will be utilizing the appropriate PPE to protect patients and themselves.

In order to keep our office a safe space for both patients and staff members, we are asking for your cooperation with the following:

  • Every patient must complete a screening questionnaire for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms prior to your appointment. We will be discussing these questions with you when we call to confirm your appointment. If there are any concerns, we may need to change your visit to telehealth.
  • All patients must wear a mask when entering the office (cloth or homemade is fine). Upon arrival to the office, we will ask you to clean your hands with sanitizer and will provide you with gloves.
  • Anyone entering the office, including staff, will have their temperature taken with a non-contact thermometer. Therefore, upon arriving to the office, please ring the doorbell to be properly screened prior to entering.
  • Patients should come alone for their appointment if possible. If you would like to bring a spouse, caregiver, parent, or friend, we must be notified at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment to make the necessary arrangements.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Darrick E. Antell, MD, FACS

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