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Dr. Todd Pollock

Welcome to North Dallas Plastic Surgery

The practice of Plastic Surgery is extremely gratifying and I am pleased when I am able to make a different in patients’ lives through surgery. Whether it is correcting a deformity, enhancing one’s natural features, or repairing a defect from injury or cancer surgery, I am always honored when patients trust me with their care.

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BEAUTY BEGINS WITH KNOWLEDGE

Cosmetic surgery is elective surgery and involves a very personal decision. However this decision should be objective, based upon knowing the facts, the details of the procedure, alternative treatments, surgeons credentials and facility accreditation. Our website and our consultations emphasize patient education and factual information.

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Dr. Todd Pollock Co-Created the Progressive Tension Suture (PTS) Abdominoplasty: the Drain-Free Tummy Tuck

This procedure simplifies tummy tucks, greatly reducing surgical complications, improving results, and shortening convalescence. We have been using this technique over the past 30 years and have found it to be reliable and long lasting.

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Being board certified in any profession sounds great, but does anybody—other than the board-certified individual—know what this means? Naturally, board certification criteria differ with each profession. If you are considering plastic surgery and are not sure if it is all that important to use a board-certified surgeon, consider the following.

Aren’t All Plastic Surgeons Board-Certified?
No, they are not. Physicians must be licensed to practice medicine in their respective state, but board certification takes it a step further by providing:

  • Extensive education for the physician in the particular medical specialty, and
  • Peace of mind for consumers who know that their surgeon has achieved the highest level of training in that specialty.

How Do Plastic Surgeons Become Board-Certified?

Board certification for plastic surgeons is overseen by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). It’s comprised of 24 different member boards, and is considered the pre-eminent, gold standard medical review board for physician specialists in the United States. They provide certification based on a physician’s completion of their educational and professional standards. One of the boards is the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), which, according to its mission statement, “promotes safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and maintenance of certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.”

Requirements for ABPS Board Certification

To become a board-certified plastic surgeon the following achievements must be reached:

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school
  • Completion of resident surgeon training
    • at least six years in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and
    • at least five years in a program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
    • The residency must include all areas of surgery with at least three years devoted just to plastic surgery.
  • Pass written and oral examinations on all types of plastic surgery including cosmetic, reconstructive, craniomaxillofacial, and surgery of the extremities.

Are There Other Certifications Offered to Plastic Surgeons?

There are, but it’s important to ensure your plastic surgeon is board-certified by the ABPS. Many states have passed legislation requiring plastic surgeons who advertise themselves as board certified to disclose the board providing the certification. This is so patients may be fully informed when they are choosing a surgeon, and understand just what level of training and evaluation their surgeon has undergone. If you have questions about board certification for plastic surgeons, contact an ABPS board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Pollock at North Dallas Plastic Surgery.

iStock 522802559 300x200 - Eyelid Surgery: Who is it for?Our eyes are often what people notice first about us and are critically important when it comes to making and leaving a great impression.  But if droopy eyelids are obscuring your eyes, it might be time to consider blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery.  Who should consider eyelid surgery?  Eyelid surgery is perfect for patients who have saggy or droopy upper or lower eyelids caused from excess skin or fat deposits that have accumulated over time.  Brow lifts are often done in conjunction with eyelid surgery, as well.

What’s involved in eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelid, or both. The surgery can last from one to three hours, depending on the extent of the procedure or the severity of the condition needing correction.

Surgery on the upper eyelid involves making a well-hidden incision in the eyelid crease and removing the excess skin. It might also be necessary to remove any fat that has accumulated in this area, as well.

For the lower eyelid, an incision is made just under the eyelashes. As in the upper eyelid procedure, the excess skin is removed and the fat is partially removed and re-draped to achieve an aesthetically pleasing result.

What’s the Recovery Time?

Eyelid procedures can often be done under IV sedation, often referred to as twilight sleep. Any stitches or sutures are removed after about five to seven days. Even though the recovery time is comparatively short as it relates to other plastic surgery procedures, most patients typically return to work in about a week.

Realistic Expectations

As with any type of plastic surgery procedure, it’s important to consult with your doctor to understand what to expect immediately after surgery and how long the effects will last. Also, make sure you’re upfront about medications you take, including your intake of alcohol, tobacco or illicit drugs.

If you have questions about eyelid surgery, contact a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Pollock at North Dallas Plastic Surgery. He’ll advise you on whether or not the results you’re looking for can be achieved through an eyelid surgery procedure.

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