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

Temporary vs permanent filler is one better?

Like with anything we do, the risks and benefits must be weighed and tilted toward the “benefit” side. While there is the advantage of not needing multiple treatments with a so called “ permanent” filler, there are downsides.The face is constantly changing and with that, filler placed today may not be right a few years down the road. Additionally, permanent … Read More

I have protruding ears that I always cover up with my long hair since I was a child. I am interested in having them sized down so I can wear my hair short with confidence. What kind of procedure is available and what is the recovery time?

There is a surgical procedure that can be done to help decrease the prominence of your ears. There are many different things that may contribute to this and the operation addresses your specific needs. The incision for this is behind the ear in the crease between your ear and head. Typically it is a 2 – 2.5 hour day surgical … 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

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