Breast augmentation refers to the enlargement of the female breast utilizing either silicone or saline breast implants. This is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. It is done to improve the patient’s body proportions as well as her self-image.
Did you know that one of the most difficult challenges of a breast enlargement procedure is choosing the correct size of breast implant? At North Dallas Plastic Surgery (NDPS), we want to help you achieve your breast size goals but also help you to avoid potential complications and problems related to going too big.
Dr. Todd A. Pollock always explains the procedure and the different options to the patients from the Dallas, Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano area. He makes recommendations based on each patient’s examination and goals. He has many years of professional experience to help with his judgment of what will suit a patient’s needs.
Learn more about selecting the correct breast implant and how you can be involved before your breast enhancement procedure: http://www.drpollock.com/dallas-breast-augmentation.htm
North Dallas Plastic Surgery (NDPS) announced that Dr. Harlan Pollock has retired. Here is the announcement from Dr. Pollock, himself:
It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement from the active practice of Plastic Surgery as of Jan 31, 2015. Even though I am in good health and still enjoy the clinical practice of plastic surgery, I have made this very difficult and bittersweet decision. I will sincerely miss surgery, our devoted and supportive staff, and all my wonderful patients.
It has been incredible to work daily with my son Todd, who after 17 years in practice continues to impress me with his surgical technique, judgment and compassionate patient care. I am particularly proud of his leadership in the Dallas County Medical Society, Dallas Society of Plastic Surgery, Texas Society of Plastic Surgery and service to the Texas Medical Advisory Board.
It has also been gratifying for both myself and Todd to be able to make a significant contribution to our specialty with the innovation and publication of our “progressive tension suture” or PTS technique for tummy tuck. This approach has revolutionized the procedure, and has made tummy tuck a safer procedure, while making the recovery easier.
Retirement has been made easier knowing my patients are in Todd’s care.
I look forward to spending time with my wife of 50+ years and my grandchildren.
Additional information is available on our NDPS website:
Did you know there is no standard breast augmentation operation?
Based on his professional judgment and experience in helping Dallas and Allen patients when they are considering breast enlargement (or augmentation), Dr. Todd A. Pollock always explains the procedure and the options. He then makes recommendations based on evaluation of the patient’s examination, their discussion, and the goals.
Learn more about Dr. Pollock’s thoughts on breast enlargement: http://www.drpollock.com/dallas-breast-augmentation.htm »
At North Dallas Plastic Surgery, when appropriate we consider non-surgical procedures and treatments for our facial patients.
We’ve seen women from the Allen, McKinney, Plano, and Dallas area come to us who are concerned about the negative side of facial plastic surgery:
- Those who have a fear of surgery, in general
- A fear of looking “over-done” or unnatural
- Concerns about treatment cost especially during an uncertain times
- Advertising claims of great results with minimal cost risk and downtime with facial fillers
We only offer procedures and treatments that have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective. This is especially important in the case of new treatments or products, which should be used only if there is a proven advantage over established methods. Our North Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Todd A. Pollock, will meet with you and go over the cosmetic surgery procedure and explain the options to you.
Learn more about facelifts vs. minimally invasive cosmetic procedures: http://www.drpollock.com/anything-but-facelift.htm »
At North Dallas Plastic Surgery, our objective is to satisfy the goals of our patients. In achieving these goals when it comes to facelifts, we strive to maintain a natural, normal post-operative or post-treatment appearance after the facelift surgery.
A few aspects to how Dr. Todd A. Pollock approaches face lifts:
- Personal consultation with the surgeon, not an assistant.
- Local anesthesia and twilight sleep by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). We find general anesthesia unnecessary for facial surgery.
- Accredited office surgical suite; accredited by the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).
- No hospitalization necessary, however, we do provide overnight care.
Read more about our unique approach to having a facelift procedure:
Are you ready for the 2015 swimsuit season?
As we’re only in March, it may seem early to be thinking of pools and swimsuits … but it’s really not too soon. If you’re wanting to get your body into swimsuit season shape, now is the time to think about it.
At North Dallas Plastic Surgery we offer many different plastic surgery procedures regarding body contouring – the reshaping of the body to achieve a more attractive appearance.
From liposuction to full Mommy Makeovers, we offer our patients options on procedures that help them “get into shape” for swimsuit season.
Read more about body contouring on our website page: http://www.drpollock.com/dallas-body-contouring.htm »
Getting ready for swimsuit season should be easy, right? But if a recent pregnancy has left your body less than ideal, you may want to consider a mommy makeover.
Pregnancy changes in the abdomen and breasts are natural changes that are common to many women. While there are numerous and varied suggestions for prevention of stretch marks, loose skin, breast sag and volume loss… none of these preventative measures are effective. Fortunately, when appropriate, plastic surgery can be a very effective method of reversing these changes.
We, at North Dallas Plastic Surgery, did not originate the term “mommy makeover” but we agree with the concept that undesirable changes and perceived deformity are a result of pregnancy are inevitable and can be distressing. Patients should consider many factors in the decision about surgery, but in reality surgery is usually the only means of reversing these changes.
Read what Dr. Todd A. Pollock tells his Dallas and Allen patients about body improvements and “mommy makeovers”: http://www.drpollock.com/dallas-mommy-makeovers.htm
If you’re not happy with your current body’s state, perhaps a tummy tuck would be just what you need.
A tummy tuck (or an abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that not only addresses removal of fat but also the tightening of skin excesses and the repair of muscle separation often associated from pregnancies or weight loss.
At North Dallas Plastic Surgery, we believe the procedure should be individualized for the patient. Our abdominoplasty approach differs from standard approaches: we use the Progressive Tension Suture (PTS) technique which allows secure healing and prevents fluid accumulation – without the use of drains.
During the initial consultation by our surgeon, Dr. Todd A. Pollock, an individualized evaluation and treatment plan to address a patients’ specific needs is created.
Learn more: Dallas and Allen Tummy Tucks (Abdominoplsty) »
Extra information about our progressive tension sutures (PTS) »
When considering plastic surgery, you want to make sure you’ve completed your homework.
Dr. Todd A. Pollock at North Dallas Plastic Surgery wants to remind potential cosmetic surgery patients how obtaining information about the credentials and hospital privileges must be part of the decision in selecting a particular plastic surgeon. Other factors that one should consider are the surgeon’s reputation, referrals by physicians or friends and - most importantly - one’s comfort level and confidence in the surgeon. One can best determine this after a personal consultation with the physician.
Read more about North Dallas Plastic Surgery and our Board Certified Plastic Surgery Credentials: http://www.drpollock.com/plastic-surgery-credentials.htm
Comments from North Dallas Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Todd A. Pollock:
The first step to fixing a problem is admitting that you have one. The United Kingdom’s leading authority on all things surgery, the Royal College of Surgeons, is proposing a bold rules change to address a problem that has been a dirty little secret of cosmetic surgery for a long time – doctors performing surgery outside of their training and scope of practice – often to the detriment of the patient. Like the UK, the current US rules allow a licensed physician to perform any surgical procedure they want, assuming they have: 1) a willing patient and 2) a surgical facility that will let them. An anesthesiologist can perform brain surgery if they have a willing patient and a place to do it.
Obviously that is an extreme example but since most cosmetic surgery procedures are performed on an outpatient basis and can be done in an office OR setting. Finding a place to perform surgery is often the biggest hurdle for those looking to work outside of their training and office surgery removes this obstacle. This opens the door to those physicians who want to get away from the increasingly burdensome and poorer reimbursements of health insurance and into the cash market of cosmetic surgery.
This has been kept on the down-low for a long time, considered by the powers-at-be to just be turf battles between specialties. However, time and a trail of patients injured by unqualified surgeons make this problem harder to ignore. New rules proposed by the Royal College seek to address this problem and protect patients by certify physicians for each procedure they perform and creating a register of physicians who provide evidence of their expertise. Unfortunately, the proposal is for this to be voluntary, not mandatory and policed as many feel is needed to really affect the problem.
What can you do?
While this is being hashed out across the pond and is still in the shadows in the US, the smart consumer seeking cosmetic surgery can take these steps to protect themselves. First, make an effort to confirm a surgeon’s quality through multiple sources, not just one friend. Look for board certification by an American Board of Medical Specialties board like the American Board of Plastic Surgery and be sure that the surgeon’s board is one relevant to the procedure you are seeking. For instance, board certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology may be appropriate for a facial procedure but should be suspect for a breast or body contouring procedure. And finally, be sure that doctor has hospital privileges to perform the procedure you seek even if it is planned to be done in an office setting. Hospitals will do the in-depth due diligence on a surgeon that the individual doesn’t have the knowledge or resources to perform.
Find out more about our thoughts for Dallas and Allen plastic surgery – especially why knowing about your surgeon’s credentials is important before you seek treatment: http://www.drpollock.com/plastic-surgery-credentials.htm »