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 – http://drpollock.com/dallas-body-contouring.htm » – 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: http://drpollock.com/todd-a-pollock.htm ».

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: http://www.drpollock.com/dallas-facelift-surgery.htm »

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Love Your Face – Brow Lift (or Forehead Lift) Surgery from NDPS

An brow lift is also known as a forehead lift. The position of the eyebrows are important as they frame the eyes; they really affect the appearance of the entire face. With aging, gravity causes the forehead skin to lengthen and the eyebrows tend to descend, causing the thick skin beneath the brows to cover the eyelids. Surgical elevation of the eyebrows results in the brows themselves  being aesthetically shaped with the excess skin of the upper lids reduced. This often minimizes the need to directly remove the eyelid skin. An over-correction of the brow lift can result in a “deer in the headlights“ appearance.

At North Dallas Plastic Surgery, we originated the Progressive Tension Suture (PTS) technique. When used during an eyebrow lift we find this allows the surgeon to accurately shape and securely fix the brows, eliminate frown lines, and minimize forehead wrinkles. For our Dallas and Allen area patients, this PTS method is a very effective approach to sagging brows – with a high rate of satisfaction and minimal complications.

This technique has provided a more consistent, natural and long-lasting result.

Read how Dr. Todd Pollock approaches the brow lift procedure: http://www.drpollock.com/brow-lift-surgery.htm ».

For more about how PTS is applied to facelift procedures, read more here: http://www.drpollock.com/progressive-tension-sutures-facelift.htm ».

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Love Your Face – Otoplasty (Ear Setback) Surgery from NDPS

Otoplasty (ear setback surgery) is the surgery to pin back the ears of a child or adult if they are deformed or defective in some way. Sometimes this happens at birth, sometimes from an accident. This change from prominent ears is sometimes known as Ear Pinning, too.

At North Dallas Plastic Surgery (NDPS), for children with prominent ears we have found it is best to delay surgery until the child is old enough to participate in the decision to undergo the cosmetic treatment.

Dr. Todd Pollock does this surgery comfortably and safely under local anesthesia and twilight sleep (with intravenous, or IV, sedation) even for children as young as 5 years old.

Read more about otoplasty: http://www.drpollock.com/dallas-ear-setback-surgery.htm »

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Love Your Face – Eyelid Surgery from NDPS to Look Younger

Love Your Face: NDPS for Eyelid Surgery

Did you know that the removal of excess skin around the upper eyelids and the bags under the eyes can make one look younger?

We have had more and more people coming to us for eyelid surgery. This may not be too surprising considering the popularity of “selfies” (taking a close-up self-portrait photo on a smart phone), making videos, as well as video chats (Skype, FaceTime, etc.).

Eyelid surgery is one of the most frequent cosmetic surgical procedures. This type of surgery is also sometimes called blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift. No matter the name, it is important to select a surgeon that is qualified to perform this type of surgery.

Several other physician specialties overlap in this area but some specialties are specific to parts of the body such as Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) and Ophthalmology (eye). Only board-certified Plastic Surgeons encompasses the entire body and face and can guide you to the right type of treatment you need to meet your goals.

Learn more about Dr. Todd A. Pollock’s thoughts about eyelid surgery and what he tells his patients who come from Dallas, Plano, Allen and the surrounding area – http://www.drpollock.com/dallas-eyelid-surgery.htm ».

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Love Your Face – Rhinoplasty Can Help Reshape Your Nose

Love Your Face: North Dallas Plastic Surgery for Rhinoplasty

While rhinoplasty – surgery to reshape the nose – is one of the most common cosmetic facial procedures done in the USA, there are many significant differences and specific techniques performed by different surgeons.

At North Dallas Plastic Surgery (NDPS), Dr. Todd A. Pollock will approach each new patient with an individualized consultation, computer imaging and planning.

We do rhinoplasty comfortably and safely under local anesthesia with twilight sleep (intravenous or “IV” sedation); most of these procedures can be done in our accredited office operating room. For more information about these, see our information about anesthesia » and office surgery ».

And, there is more on our website about nose surgery there is additional material on our website: http://www.drpollock.com/dallas-rhinoplasty-surgery.htm »

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The Correct Breast Size for Dallas and Allen Women Wanting a Breast Enlargement (or Augmentation)

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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

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Harlan Pollock, M.D., FACS, Retires from NDPS after 44 Years in Practice

Dr. Harlan Pollock Retires from North Dallas Plastic Surgery

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:

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