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 »
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 ».
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 »
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 ».
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 »
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: