Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck – Which Treatment is Right for You?

Most people considering liposuction do not know this procedure is reserved for patients within 20% of their ideal body weight and with adequate skin elasticity. Our north Texas surgeons, Dr. Harlan Pollock and Dr. Todd A. Pollock, believe it is very important to understand whether you are a good candidate for liposuction alone or whether you would be better served by a tummy tuck ».

Our patients in Dallas and Allen wanting liposuction will have it performed at a surgical hospital or our AAAASF-accredited office surgical facility, depending on the  patient’s preference, extent of surgery to be done, and other medical considerations. Liposuction can be performed under either twilight sleep or general anesthesia – our surgeons will talk with you about these options to see what is best: the anesthetic choice is a combined decision made by you, your surgeon and the anesthesia provider (see Promises and Pitfalls: Anesthesia »).

At North Dallas Plastic Surgery, we consult with you to make sure which procedure is best for you. Right now we have a special promotion: your consultation with one of our plastic surgeons is complimentary. Please contact our office »214.363.2575 – to schedule an appointment with one of our North Dallas Plastic Surgeons.

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What is a Liposuition Procedure and What is Available in Dallas and Allen, Texas?

What is a Liposuition Procedure That is Available in Dallas and Allen, Texas?

What is liposuction? As you may know, it is a plastic surgery technique for removing excess fat from under the skin by suction. As Dr. Harlan Pollock and Dr. Todd A. Pollock describe the procedure to patients, the goal is to reshape certain areas of localized accumulations of fat. A cannula (which is a hollow tube) is attached to a vacuum pump, inserted through a small incision, and then fat is removed to reshape an area.

So liposuction is a contouring procedure but it is not a weight loss method. While traditional liposuction relates to the actual technique of vacuuming excess fat, over the years a variety of devices have been introduced related to this cosmetic surgical procedure – some of which are still used and many others discarded.

Find out what our North Dallas Plastic Surgery (NDPS) physicians thinks about the various liposuction procedures and their perspective on the subject. More information is here, on our website: http://www.drpollock.com/dallas-allen-liposuction.htm ».

Our current promotion is a complimentary surgical consultation with one of our Dallas and Allen plastic surgeons. Call NDPS now to schedule yours: 214.363.2575!

 

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Information about Gettting a Tummy Tuck in Dallas or Allen, TX

Although a flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for by exercising and weight control, sometimes these methods alone cannot achieve our goals. At North Dallas Plastic Surgery, patients are evaluated and a variety of procedures are considered to meet an individual’s needs.

Our abdominoplasty approach is unique. Our doctors created the Progressive Tension Suture (PTS) technique to allow for secure healing and prevent fluid accumulation without the use of drains. It also allows for a faster return to both an upright posture and to normal activities.

More about how Dr. Harlan Pollock and Dr. Todd A. Pollock approach Body Contouring is here: http://www.drpollock.com/dallas-body-contouring.htm. It describes how, when considering a patient for body contouring, we assess three aspects: Skin, Fat and Muscle. There are also more links for more specific information concerning -

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Mommy Makeover – Is it the Right Choice for Dallas Women?

"Mommy Makeover" is the Right Surgery for the Right Dallas Women

The “Mommy Makeover” refers to a combination of surgical procedures that can alter the changes to in a woman’s body resulting from pregnancy and nursing. “Mommy Makeover” began as a marketing term and has become firmly established in the media and popular language.

While North Dallas Plastic Surgery did not originate the term “Mommy Makeover”, we agree with the concept that undesirable changes as 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. If you are considering a “Mommy Makeover”, check our our website for more information: http://www.drpollock.com/dallas-mommy-makeovers.htm

Our Dallas and Allen plastic surgeons Dr. Harlan Pollock and Dr. Todd A. Pollock were quoted in the New York Times for their thoughts on the Mommy Makeover procedure, too!

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ASPS: Chinplant (or Chin Augmentation) Surgery is More Popular Now

ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) reports that the frequency of chin augmentation or chin lift surgeries has dramatically increased by 71% from 2010 to 2011. This rate surpassed the combined rates of breast implants, liposuction, and Botox.

The increase in chin implant surgery is difficult to explain, but it is not so surprising in a time when minimal surgery seems to be in vogue.

However, this is a small surgery that is an example of a very effective “small” procedure as opposed to the many mini procedures that are of mini value.

If you are considering a plastic surgery procedure, from a mini procedure to a full one, then please contact North Dallas Plastic Surgery – call us at 214.363.2575 – to schedule a consultation with Dr. Harlan Pollock or Dr. Todd A. Pollock. You’ll want to hear their experienced opinion.

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Experts Say the "Awake Procedure", Advertised as a Cheaper Alternative to Liposuction, Endangers Patients

Awake plastic surgery offers comparatively inexpensive liposuction, breast enhancement or abdominoplasty in a doctor’s office without general anesthesia. At least one patient said ads for the procedure made her feel that being awake would allow her to retain more control, but critics say the procedure is often performed by doctors with no plastic surgery training and puts patients at risk.

It is “inconceivable that anyone would do such a major procedure under anything less than a light general anesthesia,” said Dr. Michael F. McGuire, a director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and immediate past president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Additional Surguries Needed after Weight Loss

The New York Time had an article earlier this month about those who, after bariatric surgery, have sought additional plastic surgery treatments to help with their new appearance.

We find this to be an interesting and realistic article – and bariatric surgery has certainly benefited many patients. From the perspective of a plastic surgeon, we see many patients who have had bariatric surgery with massive weight loss, but we also see those who have accomplished the same with diet and exercise.

Regardless of the method of weight loss, except for the very young patients, excess skin of the trunk, breasts, and extremities is the usual result: obesity causes a loss of elasticity of the skin, causing an inability to shrink after the fat is gone. The benefit of a consultation with a plastic surgeon is to allow the weight loss patient to make an informed decision about skin tailoring surgery. The reality  is that this surgery can be expensive, but cost is only one of several factors to consider when making a decision about surgery.

What wasn’t mentioned in the article was the option of living with the excess skin – a choice that is up to the individual patient. Also it is important to understand that this type of reconstructive surgery usually involves multiple procedures to be able to obtain the optimal results.

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Aqua ShapeSM Liposuction for Liposculpture

There is a new liposuction technique which we call Aqua ShapeSM since it uses water during the collection of the fat. This is an effective method for liposuction (removing fat from a specific part of the body). It also gently collects a patient’s fat so it can be used as a permanent filler for injections: for example, into their own lips, chin or to correct facial scarring. This treatment is a result of the liposuction method known as Body-Jet.

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