Jeffrey Kenkel, MD, FACS
1801 Inwood Road
5th Floor
Dallas, TX 75390
(214) 645-3112
Specializing in Cosmetic Surgery
of the Face, Breast & Body
(214) 645-3112 Dallas, Texas

Dr. Jeffrey M. Kenkel's Blog

can you add more skin to the abdomen

A skin graft on your abdomen won’t look very good and isn’t a very stable skin coverage. There are other ways to grow more skin such as tissue expansion among other things. I would recommend you see a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in

arnica and bromelin for surgery

Arnica and Bromelin are two naturally occuring products that some state may help with bruising and swelling following procedures. While these products do appear to be safe, there really isn’t good clinical evidence that they do in fact decrease swelling and bruising. I tell my patients the same and if they feel strongly about taking it I tell them to … Read More

irregularities after lipo

Two years following your procedure it is safe to say that you have achieved your result. When contour irregularities develop these can be improved with either fat transfer or rearrangement of the fat you have. When you are thin, as your picture suggests this can be difficult. It is very important for you to either go back to your treating … Read More

swelling after lipo

The hardest thing from a patient perspective about liposuction is that it is not an immediate gratification procedure. Despite the small incision, there is an extensive amount of surgery under the skin happening which results in your body creating swelling. This varies with the extent of the procedure. It usuallyl takes about 2 weeks to get back to your preoperative … Read More

what causes eye bags?

There are several causes of bagginess of the eyelids 1. swelling – allergies are the number one cause 2. volume loss – when you lose volume in the central part of the cheek ( over the eye socket bone) it can give the impression that you have baggy eyelids 3.pigmentation – pigmentation overlying the bone can also give the impression … Read More

am i a candidate for a tummy tuck

There are four things that give you fullness of your abdomen and different ways to address them: 1. fat – fat can be either excised ( with a TT) or removed with liposuction 2. excess skin – despite the hype over skin tightening devices, most redundant skin requires surgical excision 3. weakness of the abdominal wall (diastasis) – often occurs … Read More

swelling after a tummy tuck; what to expect

Most surgeries require some degree of recovery. Body contouring often requires more. We expect immediate gratification but often times have to wait a considerable amount of time particularly with body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck. If your doctor also performed liposuction it could be even greater. Remember a couple of things: 1. it usually takes two weeks to … Read More

what type of liposuction is the safest?

Liposuction safety and efficacy is dictated by the surgeon and not the device. What type of surgeon you choose and their level of experience and expertise is the most important factor in achieving a desirable, long term result.

will upper eyelid surgery make my eyes look less tired?

Upper eyelid surgery can restore a more youthful appearance to the upper eyelid. In some cases it can also improve one’s vision. Other factors that can contribute to a “tired” appearance includes allergies, the brow position, and the appearance of the lower eyelids. It is important that you discuss your goals and medical history with a board certified plastic surgeon, … Read More

does xanax help pain relief during lip injections?

I am not sure xanax will eliminate your pain while being injected in your lips. It will relax you a bit but you still may perceive pain during injections. There are many ways to help decrease discomfort during injections. I have found that using a good topical anesthesia and ice works the best and is the least traumatic for my … Read More