Everything You Need to Know about Earlobe Repair

Earlobe Repair in Philadelphia, PAEarlobe repair is one of the most under-rated procedures offered at Pollard Plastic Surgery. This procedure not only helps men and women fix their torn earlobes, but it can also repair earlobes that have been intentionally or unintentionally stretched over years of wear. Let’s go over everything you need to know about earlobe repair before you come in for your private consultation with Dr. Emily Pollard.

What is Earlobe Repair?

Earlobe repair or earlobe surgery is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that restores the appearance of earlobes that have undergone trauma, whether that means they have been stretched or torn. Patients who typically come in for earlobe repair find that their earlobes have been stretched by wearing heavy earrings over a number of years, or have intentionally stretched their earlobes with gauges in the past. Dr. Emily Pollard is happy to provide all of her patients a more natural-looking earlobe, no matter how severe the sagging, stretching or trauma may be.

Can Earlobe Repair Fix a Torn Earlobe?

Yes, earlobe repair can absolutely fix a torn earlobe. Dr. Emily Pollard is a highly trained board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience. She is able to transform any patient’s earlobes to give them a more natural-looking, pre-damaged appearance. This includes earlobes torn by trauma, earlobes torn or stretched by wearing heavy earrings, earlobes intentionally stretched with the use of gauges, and earlobes that may not have ever had a natural shape.

Does Earlobe Repair Involve Surgery?

No, earlobe repair does not involve invasive surgery at all. This minimally invasive procedure involves the use of a local anesthetic and a few small stitches to create a more natural appearance to the earlobe. Patients are typically able to get their earlobe repair done within about 15 to 30 minutes depending on the severity of their condition.

How Long Does Earlobe Repair Take to Heal?

With proper care, earlobe repair can take anywhere between eight and 12 weeks to heal completely. During your healing process, Dr. Emily Pollard will provide you with a set of post-operative care instructions to ensure you have a quick and easy recovery. After your incisions have completely healed after eight to 12 weeks, you are free to re-pierce your ears and wear earrings as normal.

We hope we were able to answer some of your questions about earlobe repair. If you still want to learn more about the procedure, or believe you’re a good candidate for earlobe repair, contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Emily Pollard today. We are also offering virtual consultations, so you can get all of your questions answered in the comfort and safety of your very own home.

Happy New Ear! Dr. Pollard Can Help You Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolution

Earlobe Repair in Philadelphia, PA

Are your earlobes causing you to become self-conscious? Earlobe Repair in Philadelphia, PAIf so, you’re not alone. More and more people are turning to earlobe repair surgery to correct earlobes that have been damaged due to trauma or that have been stretched from years of wearing heavy earrings. Over time, your earlobe, just like other parts of your body, can begin to sag making your facial appearance look older. Earlobe repair, offered at Pollard Plastic Surgery, can quickly return your earlobe to its natural appearance giving you back your confidence and youthful lobes.

No one wants their ears to be the main focus. And they shouldn’t be, they should help to compliment the rest of your facial features. It is unlikely if you wear earrings, that you haven’t experienced a time or two where your earring got caught on something. This is extremely common and if the catch is severe enough, the earlobe can be ripped and in need of repair.

No matter the reason why your earlobe is damaged, earlobe repair can help; and now is the perfect time to do it.

What to Expect with Earlobe Repair

Earlobe repair is a quick and straightforward procedure that is performed in-office using local anesthesia. Once the area is numb, incisions are made in the area where the earlobe is torn or stretched. The tissue is reshaped and the incisions are closed with very fine stitches.

There is no downtime necessary following your procedure.  The treatment area should be kept clean and dry for two to three weeks to prevent an infection or adverse reaction. Once your ear has fully healed, around eight weeks, it may be re-pierced.

Take Proper Care to Prevent Repeat Damage

It’s important that you take care of your newly repaired earlobes, so you don’t re-injure them. Avoid heavy earrings as they will just start the sagging process all over again. Consider using patches that stick to the back of your earlobe and help to provide support, so the piercing doesn’t become enlarged.

New Year, New Ear

Ring in the New Year with beautifully repaired earlobes. Regain your confidence with a quick, no-hassle procedure that will allow you to pull your hair back and show off your newly shaped lobes. If you suffer from elongated or torn holes, or if you suffered slight trauma years ago that has left you with less than desirable earlobes, contact Dr. Emily Pollard and Pollard Plastic Surgery and schedule your earlobe repair surgery today!

Top 5 Procedures to Look your Best for the Holidays

Injectables and Fillers in Philadelphia, PAThe holidays are some of the best times of the year. The holiday season means family gatherings, holiday parties and other fun social events. If you want to stand out and make a great impression at your holiday event, you may want to consider a cosmetic procedure. Below is a list of the top five cosmetic procedures, to help you start planning for your holiday season.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a great way to achieve quick rejuvenation results. These treatments are performed within minutes, with results typically visible before even leaving your appointment. Dermal fillers are ideal for restoring volume to the face, giving your lips and cheeks a youthful boost while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you are looking for a last-minute treatment, this is it!

Botox®

Botox® is the cornerstone of cosmetic procedures. This treatment relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles in the face, resulting in the diminished appearance of wrinkles. Like dermal fillers, Botox® begins to work instantly. However, it can take a few days for the results to become fully noticeable, so you’ll want to plan this procedure a few days in advance.

CoolSculpting®

Have you been exercising and eating healthier but still can’t seem to lose that extra fat? If so, CoolSculpting® might be your solution. CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive, FDA approved device that utilizes cryolipolysis technology to eliminate localized subcutaneous fat. This no anesthesia, no downtime treatment involves freezing fat cells using a controlled cooling method. The full results of fat loss are revealed in about three months.  CoolSculpting® is ideal for treating the back, arms, love handles, bra area, thighs and abdomen.

Liposuction

If you’ve got stubborn fatty deposits, look no further than liposuction. Lipo can eliminate stubborn fat that accumulates as a result of aging, pregnancy or other reasons. With just a single treatment, you can achieve a more contoured and shapely appearance. Liposuction can be used nearly anywhere on the body, although it can take as long as two months for the body to fully recover and your full results to be visible.

Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation can create a number of aesthetic benefits, producing a more proportionate physique and adding volume and shape to the breasts. The results can be stunningly natural looking, and help accentuate the waist and hips. Although recovery only takes a few weeks, it can take a few months for residual swelling to fully subside. If you’re trying to squeeze in a breast augmentation before the holidays, you’ll want to get started as soon as possible.

Are you Ready for the Holiday Season?

With a range of treatment options, it’s never too late to schedule your cosmetic procedure in time for the holidays. Pollard Plastic Surgery offers effective cosmetic treatments to the residents of Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd, PA. To schedule a consultation or learn more about the available procedures, contact Pollard Plastic Surgery.

Blepharoplasty Recovery: 5 Things You Should Know

With age comes many unwanted changes. For many, these changes include deepened eye wrinkles. With the help of advanced cosmetic procedures like blepharoplasty, otherwise known as eyelid surgery, your age can go back to being just a number! But, before jumping into this beautification procedure, there are five things you should know.

 

Preparing for Common Recovery Symptoms

While blepharoplasty is a relatively minimally invasive procedure, there are some common symptoms to expect during recovery. First and foremost, you should expect to experience some swelling around the eyes. Swelling may be minimal at first, but can worsen over time. To prevent further swelling and reduce current swelling, cold compresses and ice packs can help. Typically, swelling will last two weeks. Another common symptom of blepharoplasty is scratchy, itchy eyes. It may also be irritable to blink at first, but continue to do so frequently as this can help the eyes with feelings of dryness and irritation.

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Be Prepared to Give Your Eyes Rest

Resting during recovery from a blepharoplasty is a must if you want to recover quickly. So, instead of engaging in activities that you would have to use your eyes, be prepared to find a few other ways to spend your time in recovery. Watching tv, playing games on your phone, and reading all take eye movement. And, during these activities, you may be less likely to blink as frequently as you should during your recovery. Instead, consider activities in which you can find time to rest your eyes, like listening to a book on tape or the radio.

 

Prepare to Go Without Makeup

Applying and wearing makeup during a blepharoplasty recovery may not be the best idea. Doing so can actually reopen the incision made during the procedure. So, to heal the best way possible and to ensure a fast and effective recovery, you should consider putting your makeup routine on hold for a couple of weeks.

 

Consider a Few Lifestyle Changes

Because you’ll be recovering from eyelid surgery, there are a few things you will not be able to do, especially in the beginning. These activities include taking a shower, sleeping on your stomach, and inviting pets into the bed at night. Consider your daily tasks and determine which lifestyle changes you’ll need to make after your procedure. This way, you’ll be prepared to make these changes during your recovery.

 

Prepare to Relax

Most activities will require you to use your eyes. So, it’s important to prepare for a state of relaxation post-blepharoplasty. Vigorous and strenuous activities should be avoided at all costs during the recovery period. Prepare to take it easy for at least two weeks following surgery.

 

Ready to make your blepharoplasty appointment in the Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd areas? Consider Dr. Emily Pollard at Pollard Plastic Surgery and be confident with the cosmetic procedure you choose! Call her office today.

Is a Neck Lift Right for You?

A neck lift is a popular cosmetic surgery option that helps both men and women look younger and feel great about their facial features. Pollard Plastic Surgery, which proudly serves the Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia communities, invites you to schedule a consultation so you can discuss the procedure with Dr. Pollard and make an informed decision about moving forward with the surgery. Our goal is understanding that every patient is different and we strive to work with each patient to best suit those differences.

Whether you’re looking to reduce fat pockets, sagging skin, or vertical bands, Pollard Plastic Surgery offers a variety of procedures to meet your needs.

EndyMed™ Body Contouring

EndyMed™ body contouring is a non-invasive option for neck procedures. It uses radiofrequency energy to heat up the deepest areas of your concerns and tighten the collagen. The resulting effect smooths out the skin. It has even been known to even out your skin tone. EndyMed™ also prevents bothersome side effects that other practices may be prone to such as burning and discomfort. Learn more about EndyMed™.

Kybella®

If your issue is excess fat beneath the chin, Kybella® is the first and only FDA-Approved injectable to improve the appearance by physically destroying fat cells. Kybella® melts the fat with no anesthesia or surgery. Through a series of injections Kybella®’s man-made form of deoxycholic acid (a naturally occurring material that helps the body absorb fat) will destroy the fat cells that create to double chins. Learn more about Kybella®.

Liposuction

If you have minimal signs of aging, liposuction is typically the recommended. Our office uses the VASER® liposuction system to achieve the best results possible. The VASER® liposuction system uses high energy ultrasound beams to get rid of unwanted fat cells. The procedure provides a fast and easy recovery by reducing common post-treatment side effects caused by other systems at other practices such as tissue damage and bleeding. Learn more about liposuction.

Neck Lift Surgery

For more advanced cases we may recommend a neck lift. Neck lifts are optimal for patients with fat deposits and loose muscles. We may even suggest pairing this procedure with a skin rejuvenation treatment, which will help to tone and smooth your skin further. During this procedure we will tighten and lift the skin and muscles to provide you with a more youthful appearance as well as a healthier structure for your muscles. Learn more about neck lift surgery.

We invite you to discuss these and other surgical and nonsurgical options with Dr. Pollard during your consultation. Contact Pollard Plastic Surgery today and start your cosmetic surgery adventure.

Repair that Tear

Earlobe Repair in Philadelphia, PA

Suffering from the problems caused by wearing heavy earrings, stretching or even tearing your pierced ears experiencing low-grade trauma to the ear-lobe using gauges

Don’t despair Pollard Plastic Surgery can Repair that Tear. Damage to the ear lobe can be fixed.  Earlobes are prone to tearing because they do not contain any bones or cartilage, just skin and fat. Dr. Pollard can perform a quick pain-free, in-office procedure that requires only local anesthesia, so you don’t have to go to sleep. The procedure takes about an hour and you will leave with just a bandage covering the ear lobe. In about six or eight weeks, your earlobe will be completely healed, and Dr. Pollard can even re-pierce your ear.

Did you know that Oprah flew Dr. Pollard out to pierce her ears on air? Check out the video on our website here.

At Pollard Plastic Surgery, we can help you feel better about yourself with our ear surgery options. Call our office today to schedule your consultation!

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Putting Your Best Face Forward With A Chin Implant

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Today more than ever it is obvious the importance we place on prominent facial features.
A strong or a weak chin can influence judgment on the strength of one’s character, leadership
and attractiveness, according to Business Week. So what can you do when the chin you
were born with is less than indicative of the one you want to convey?

Fillers can temporarily produce similar results, but a chin implant is likely the most popular
way for men and women to surgically balance out the features of the face. In fact, reshaping
your chin via a surgical implant can not only improve your chin, but can also improve your
jawline, make your neck more prominent and correct some facial asymmetry or deformities.
And did we mention it can immeasurably improve your ability to FaceTime or take a decent
Selfie?

Getting a chin implant is a surgical procedure meant to reshape the size of your chin by
inserting an implant to enhance and rejuvenate the contours of your chin. An implant
(silicone or polyethylene) will be used to improve the chin features.

Chin implant procedures are typically done under general anesthesia. A cut will be made on
either the inside of the mouth or outside under the chin, creating a pocket in which to insert
the implant in front of the chin bone and under the muscle. Once the implant is in place, it’s
secured to the bone with sutures or screws, and then the opening is stitched up to heal.

Some of the pros are: “Hey! Check out my gorgeous chin!” a renewed sense of confidence,
and facial symmetry. The procedure is also relatively quick to perform and offers nearpermanent
results. Scarring is minimal and barely noticeable, and you should be able to
resume your usual activities after 7 – 10 days.

Having a heart-to-heart with Dr. Pollard, she will help you decide whether a chin implant is
right for you.