Breast augmentation is used to enhance the size of a patient’s breast. It may give the illusion that the breast has been lifted to a very small degree but will not replace the need for a lift in a patient that requires one. Everything has a lifespan, especially man made devices. The implant companies put the risk of implant rupture … Read More
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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
Dr. Kenkel, My skin is sun-damaged and wrinkled around my eyes and mouth. What can I do to look more youthful?
The elements definitely take a toll on our skin but we can fight it! First and foremost daily sunblock must be used 12 months out of the year! One can get sun and uv exposure even when it is overcast. As a general rule most patients should be on the following at a minmum: 1. Sunblock 2. Good daily cleanser … 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
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 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