Poland Syndrome in Dallas, TX
Dr. David Azouz is a highly experienced surgeon in the fields of plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic procedures. He has been practicing in the Dallas area for more than 30 years now. Dr. Azouz has a special place in his heart for reconstructive procedures. You can choose from a wide range of surgical procedures at Dr. Azouz’s surgical center including rhinoplasty, facelift, liposuction and tummy tuck.
Patients in Dallas can achieve beautiful and natural appearing results when they get facial rejuvenation, body contouring or treatments for skin problems. Due to his expertise and vast experience, Dr. Azouz offers stunning results which are tailored to meet your aesthetic goals and are natural appearing so that your friends and colleagues wouldn’t even know whether you underwent a cosmetic procedure. One procedure that Dr. Azouz offers his male patients is the treatment of Poland Syndrome.
What is Poland Syndrome?
Poland Syndrome is a congenital condition in which you may experience underdeveloped breasts, nipples, and/or chest muscles. It usually affects men but women can also be affected. When it is a mild case, your chest may appear to be concave while in severe cases, the pectoralis muscles, breasts, and nipples may be entirely absent.
Even though these issues can cause discomfort, this congenital disease does not lead to any functional disabilities. Dr. Azouz has extensive experience with the treatment procedures and he has also helped patients who have had contralateral gynecomastia that could lead to greater asymmetry in the chest area.
What can you expect from your procedure?
There are many factors which guide the specific technique Dr. Azouz will use for treating your Poland Syndrome, specifically the severity of your condition. Some of the techniques we use include tissue expanders, fat grafting, TRAM muscle flaps, and implants. The most commonly used technique is the use of pectoral implants which replace the pectoralis major muscle and correct the asymmetry your condition may have caused. We also ensure that the surgical approach for your treatment is axillary so that your scars remain inconspicuous.
Traditionally, men are treated for Poland Syndrome with customized chest implants and muscle flaps. Dr. Azouz will develop a tailor-made procedural plan so that you get optimal results as per your specific requirements. After your procedure, there will be special instructions for follow up appointments and incision care that you must follow diligently to ensure you have a healthy recovery.
What results can you expect?
Dr. Azouz ensures every cosmetic procedure at our center offers refined results. The Poland Syndrome surgery is performed under local anesthesia with sedation and it could take approximately an hour to complete.
The edges of the implants remain invisible and your surgery with Dr. Azouz has very low risks for complications. There will be no drainage tubes either and this ensures minimal discomfort and pain during your recovery period. You will require a dressing to remain for a week and the stitches used are resorbable. Dr. Azouz will also recommend that you wear a compression garment or bra for 15 days after your surgery to keep the inflammation in check. The compression also helps your skin to conform to the new shape.
In certain cases, there might be seroma after your surgery which will be punctured during the follow-up appointment set for 7 to 8 days after your procedure. The recovery from Poland Syndrome procedure is quick and most of our patients return to their work within 15 days. You will be advised to avoid any strenuous activities for about 3 months.
Although Poland Syndrome is rare, cosmetic and health concerns can greatly affect your self-confidence. To see what Poland Syndrome reconstruction surgery can do for you, call Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Dallas today to schedule your consultation.
About Dallas, TX
Dallas is a modern metropolis in North Texas which is a cultural and commercial hub of the area. The population of the city consists of several religious and ethnic backgrounds and it also has the 6th largest LGBT population in the country. The Arts District in the northern section of Downtown is home to several arts venues and it is the largest contiguous arts district in the US. Some of the place’s visitors can enjoy including the Dallas Museum of Art, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Dallas is known for its barbecue, authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine; one of the famous products include the frozen margarita. The most notable event in the city is the State Fair of Texas that has been held annually at the Fair Park since 1886. Dallas also maintains 406 parks on 21,000 acres of parkland. These include 17 lakes including the Bachman and White Rock. Visitors also enjoy the Dallas zoo which is the first and largest zoo of Texas spanning 95 acres.
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