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

Dr Kenkel, I suffer from excessive sweating and antiperspirant doesn’t do anything to help. I hear you can use Botox to help? How does it work?

Botox is FDA approved to treat hyperhidrosis, the condition associated with excess sweating. It works by disrupting the chemical signal that activates the sweat glands. If the glands do not receive the signal, they won’t produce sweat. The results typically last longer than the cosmetic uses of Botox The studies suggest that 50% of the patients treated still had results … 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

Dr. Kenkel, I was taking a “selfie” on my Iphone and I noticed my neck has loose skin and want to look more youthful. What are my options so I can look my best for the camera?

Just remember, anytime you bend your chin downward (like many selfies) you will get some loose skin Even kids have loose skin in that position! That being said, there are a few nonsurgical options that one can consider. They are not for everyone and depend on many things such as skin quality and tone, muscle looseness, and the presence or … 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

Dr. Kenkel, I am considering a breast augmentation and want to be bikini ready for summer. What is the recovery time and will I be able to hit the beach by summertime?

Recovery following breast augmentation does not require a significant amount of downtime. You will experience some discomfort and/or soreness during the first week after the procedure. Some patients require a pain pill or two the first day but most do fine with ibuprofen or tylenol. During the first 2 weeks we do not allow you to get your heart rate … Read More

Voluma- How does it compare to other fillers?

Voluma is a new hyaluronic acid injectable filler in the “Juvederm” family. It is the only filler approved for temporary correction of age related volume loss. Their studies show when dosed correctly improvement may be maintained for up to two years. We were part of their pivotal study and watched patients for that time period. We had very high patient … Read More

what is the best way to improve the appearance of my acne scars?

This is a great question and like most great questions, tough to answer. Our approach is completely dependent on the quality and depth of the scars and what type (color) skin an individual may have. In some cases lasers may help us improve the appearance of the scar. In others, we may elect to use a laser and filler some … Read More

Is it safe to perform liposuction with an abdominoplasty?

We routinely perform the two simultaneously. I have found that the contour of my patients is improved and since combing the two i actually have less healing problems. We always worry about things such as blood clots so we take extra precautions and get you moving the day of your surgery and even in some cases put you on a … Read More

breast implant size

“How do we determine what implant size is right for me?” This is a question that we as plastic surgeons face every day. It is important to understand that we must choose the implant that best fits your body frame. We are lucky today we have many different options for breast implants allowing us a great deal of flexibility. Additionally, … Read More

laser resurfacing of the face

I was asked a great question today : “Should I have just the area around my mouth treated with laser or my whole face?” If the area around your mouth is your only concern then yes that would be fine. Using our techniques today your risk of significant color differences should be minimized. However most of our patients in Texas … Read More