Question: What can be done about the appearance of my aging arms? Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Kenkel answers: Like everything else on planet Earth, the arms are affected by gravity. With time, our skin loses its elasticity, and we start to see sagging of the arms, most commonly on the undersurface of the upper arm. While time always works against us, … Read More
Category Archives: Liposuction
Question: I am a little nervous about having a tummy tuck. Is this something I really need after having kids? Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Kenkel answers: Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) in my Dallas office is a very common procedure to help reverse some of the body undergoes following pregnancy. Here are 5 things to remember when considering a tummy tuck procedure: #1. A … Read More
Question: How do I know if I need liposuction or a tummy tuck, or both? Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kenkel answers: This is a great question and one we frequently answer when we see patients for evaluation. There are 4 things that can give you fullness in the abdominal / tummy area: #1 — FAT – Fat can be … Read More
Question: What are the options for a fuller, curvier posterior? Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Kenkel answers: The buttock silhouette is complemented by a concave or narrow waist. In fact, we believe that well over 80% of the curve of the buttock is in fact due to aggressive contouring of the hips with liposuction. This allows for an aesthetically pleasing transition from … Read More
Question: I have had my last child and am ready for a “Mommy Makeover.” What is it and when will I know I am ready? Dr. Kenkel answers: A mommy makeover here in Dallas typically involves performing procedures to enhance the breast shape, restore breast volume, and improve the contour of the abdomen and hips. The procedure can vary from patient … Read More
Question: What are the options removing unwanted male breast tissue (gynecomastia)? What is the recovery time? Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Kenkel answers: Gynecomastia can occur in young, middle-aged, and older men due to a number of things. It is most commonly due to weight changes or persistent breast tissue growth during puberty but can be due to medications among other … Read More
There are a few options to consider when contemplating buttock enhancement surgery: Most often discussed is using your body’s own fat to further enhance your back side. This means we borrow it ( permanently) from one area and inject it back into the buttock. This uses your body’s own tissue, which is nice but does have some variability with “fat … Read More
What are the different types of Liposuction? I have been hearing a lot of buzz about Smart Lipo- What are your thoughts?
There are many different “tools” that surgeons use to perform liposuction In a survey we performed of board certified aesthetic plastic surgeons, we found >75% used some form of “traditional liposuction” This involves a hollow cannula that is connected to a vacuum and removes fat. Other devices included ultrasound, laser, water assisted devices All work at removing or destroying fat. … Read More
I am a 32 year old man with a slim build and am happy with how I look, until I take my shirt off. I am self-conscious when I go to the pool or lake because I feel like everyone is staring at my chest. I have heard that men can have male breasts, lately it seems to be getting worse. What can I do Dr. Kenkel?
Gynecomastia or male breast enlargement is very common during adolescence. The majority of men go on to “grow” out of it. In some, there may be persistence of breast tissue into adult life. In others, breast fullness may be a result of fatty tissue accumulating there. Treatment may involve liposuction with or without a small incision to remove persistent firm … Read More
CoolSculpting vs. liposuction— Doctor Kenkel, I have been working out and can’t seem to lose the last 5-10lbs around my tummy. Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting or should I try liposuction? What do you think?
Both cool sculpting and liposuction address unwanted fat in appropriately selected patients. A patient who has localized fat or stubborn fat with good overlying skin tone would be a candidate for both. Liposuction is an operative procedure that will get you to your desired contour change with one procedure (which is appealing to some). It will require about 2 weeks … Read More