Thoughts on Breast Reduction Surgery from North Dallas Plastic Surgery

North Dallas Plastic Surgery: Breast Reduction Surgery


Did you know oversize breasts can have psychological implications for a young woman, and can be the source of physical symptoms in women of any age, including shoulder, neck, breast and back pain, shoulder grooving from bra straps and often headaches?

Breast reduction is an elective procedure for decreasing the size and correcting the sag of oversize breasts and can be very effective in reducing the physical symptoms mentioned above.

Read how Dr. Todd A. Pollock approaches breast reduction surgery: ».


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Silicone and Breast Implants – Which is Right for You?

Silicone and Saline Breast Implants - Dr. Pollock Helps Patients Choose What's Best for Them

There are many choices a patient has when considering breast enlargement (or breast augmentation, as it’s often called) – one of them is what type of implant will be used: an implant filled with saline (salt water) or with silicone. Some may recall how silicone breast implants were taken off the market in 1991 because they were suspected of causing an autoimmune disorder. They also may know this was disproved and these implants have been returned to the market.

Both saline and silicone breast implants are safe and can produce an excellent result. However, each implant type has advantages and disadvantages that must be considered by the patient.

Learn What Dr. Todd Pollock tells his patients in Dallas and Allen about implants and how you can make the best decision regarding breast enlargement: ».

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Traditional Liposuction vs. New Techniques: What’s Best for You?

Dallas Allen Plano Liposuction Information from NDPS

Traditional liposuction relates to the minimally invasive treatment of vacuuming excess fat. The goal of liposuction is to reshape specific areas of localized fat. Liposuction alone is most effective for more minor “figure faults” or altering the shape of localized fat deposits. While it is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedure, it still is a real surgical procedure and so it has all the potential risks of any surgery.

But did you know that now a variety of devices have been introduced, used and many discarded? Some of the terms you may have heard are Power-Assisted Liposuction; Safe-Lipo; Ultrasonic Liposuction; and Aqualipo, Aqua Lipo, Water Lipo, or Water Assisted Liposuction. You and Dr. Todd A. Pollock, during your individual consultation, can discuss any of these with will inform you about his views on liposuction and what is the right procedure for you: ».

Our North Dallas Plastic Surgery (NDPS) Autumn Advantage is still in effect for September and October of 2015. More about it on our home page: ». Contact NDPS now to set up your appointment.

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Dallas Body Lift Procedure – Helpful after Losing Weight

Dallas Body Lift Procedure After Weight Loss
Often following a weight-loss procedure patients will then go on to seek a body lift. However, the body lift may be appropriate for anyone who has lost a lot of weight from any method. This surgical procedure is an extension of an abdominoplasty in that the incision is continued around the posterior (back) trunk. As a result this procedure is often referred to as a “belt lipectomy”.

Whereas an abdominoplasty will tighten the abdominal skin in a downward direction, the direction of pull during a body lift in the posterior part of the surgery is upward thereby lifting the buttocks and outer thighs. The procedure also removes excess fat and skin of the back, hips and flanks which can be resistant to both diet and exercise.

As with any plastic surgery, a body-lift is not a “routine” procedure and must be individualized. To get information and recommendations specific to your individual situation North Dallas Plastic Surgery (NDPS) believes it is imperative to have a consultation with a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Find out more about Dr. Todd A. Pollock’s approach for a body lift on our website: ».

Remember, the Autumn Advantage is still in effect in September and October of 2015. Learn more about it on our home page and contact NDPS now to save: »

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Liposuction in Dallas, Allen, and Plano – What’s New?

Liposuction in the Dallas, Allen, And Plano Area - What's New?

Traditional liposuction is the technique of vacuuming excess fat. Over the recent years a variety of devices have been introduced and used –  and by now many have been discarded. Originally the procedure was done in a ‘dry’ way, then came a ‘wet’ procedure. Even the device used during a liposuction has changed over the years.

At North Dallas Plastic Surgery (NDPS) we believe a well-educated patient can make the best decision on what is the best cosmetic procedure. We are a unique practice, and here are a couple of reasons why:

  • Consultation by the surgeon to provide a complete evaluation, recommendation, and thorough explanation of proposed treatment.
  • It is of utmost importance to understand whether you are a good candidate for liposuction alone or whether you would be better served by a tummy tuck.

Liposuction is a contouring procedure and not a weight loss method. At our practice, the type of anesthesia, the
surgical facility, and type of liposuction used are individualized for each specific patient.

Read more about the views on liposuction from Dr. Todd A. Pollock, our plastic surgeon practicing in Dallas and Allen. He will help you choose what can be the right procedure for you: ».

Then, contact NDPS » to schedule your consultation with Dr. Pollock!

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Sign Up Now for Our Autumn Advantage to Save at NDPS



Although it’s nearly 100 degrees in August, September is just around the corner (with cooler temps we hope). This is a great time to schedule your consultation with North Dallas Plastic Surgery (NDPS) as Dr. Todd A. Pollock is offering the Autumn Advantage again.

Your advantage: receive 10% off the surgeon’s fee (for a primary procedure) during September or October at NDPS.

Learn about the payment options for your plastic surgery » on our website.

Call our office for more information on this: 214.363.2575!

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It’s Back! Our Autumn Advantage is Your Way to Save on the Surgeon’s Fee at NDPS

2015 Autumn Advantage Promotion Means You Save

Dr. Todd Pollock brings back the Autumn Advantage plastic surgery promotion!

Receive 10% off the surgeon’s fee (primary procedure) during September or October at North Dallas Plastic Surgery.

See all our current promotions here ». You can learn about the payment options for your plastic surgery » on our website, too.

Call for details: 214.363.2575. Schedule your surgery now!

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Who is a Good Candidate for Body (or Arm or Leg) Contouring?


Did you know when considering a patient for body contouring, Dr. Todd A. Pollock assess three aspects for each patient: Skin, Fat and Muscle?

Body contouring is the reshaping of the body to achieve a more attractive appearance. This discussion relates to body contouring procedures: with a focus on the abdomen and waist. However, many of the same principles are true regarding other areas like contouring arms and/or legs.

A patient’s concerns may be related to genetic fat distribution or changes related to pregnancy or following significant weight loss. Body contouring surgery is not a weight loss surgery but rather a shaping procedure. Under most circumstances, an appropriate candidate should be close to their ideal weight.

In order to cover all aspects of plastic surgery, Dr. Pollock will fill in details on the various surgical procedures and add his opinions on each when evaluating a potential patient.

Since multiple surgical techniques and procedures are used for reshaping the body, it is important to gather all the facts. Take a look here for more information about Body Contouring – » – and then contact North Dallas Plastic Surgery (NDPS) » for a consultation.

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Doing Your Homework is Important When Considering Plastic Surgery

If you are thinking about having any type of cosmetic surgery performed, we ask: have you done your homework? When looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon you can trust, check out their credentials.

At North Dallas Plastic Surgery (NDPS), we feel that obtaining information about credentials and hospital privileges must be part of your decision to select a particular plastic surgeon.

Dr. Todd A. Pollock is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member in good standing of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Pollock has hospital privileges at several Dallas and Allen area hospitals to perform all of the procedures that are also offered in our accredited office surgical suite. He takes the time to discuss what to expect from having any type of plastic surgery to inform the patient what to expect once the treatment is done.

Learn more about our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Todd Pollock and his philosophy on taking care of his patients: ».

Read more about Dr. Pollock’s thoughts on The Importance of Medical Credentials », a part of our Cosmetic Surgery: Promises and Pitfalls™ » series of online education articles.

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Love Your Face – A Facelift for a More Youthful You

A facelift surgical procedure in combination with certain other procedures can provide a more youthful appearance of an aging face.

Various advertisements from lotions to cosmetic surgery procedures promise beauty, youth and happiness. However, when considering surgical method there are many factors to be considered. At North Dallas Plastic Surgery (NDPS), we know differences in facelift techniques can be quite significant. This fact emphasizes the importance of selecting the right Board-certified surgeon – which should include referrals from physicians, recommendations from friends, but most important credentials and hospital affiliations.

Our objective is to satisfy the goals of our patients. In achieving these goals, we strive to maintain a natural, normal post-operative or post-treatment appearance after the facelift surgery. 

Read more about how Dr. Todd Pollock approaches facelift procedures and what you need to know when you are considering one: »

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