we are fortunate to have newer breast implants available for our patients over the past year. Two of the companies now offer more cohesive shaped implants. While there is a lot of hype surrounding these implants they are not for everyone. The best candidates include reconstructive patients, patients with a paucity of breast tissue, patients with a tight or restricted … Read More
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Cool sculpting is a nonsurgical alternative for fat removal. In patients who are candidates ( close to their ideal weight with localized fat and good skin) it may allow the individual to eliminate up to 20% of the fat in the area treated. Treatments take 1-3 hours and up to 3 months for end result.
we have three general ways to augment the buttock: fat grafting, implants, local tissue rearrangement. There are merits to all of them. Some patients are better candidates for one over the other. A thorough exam will help us decide which procedure best suits you.
Dr Kenkel, how much time off will I require following a tummy tuck procedure? Tummy tucks or abdominoplasties are one of the bigger procedures we do. Many patients tell me that their discomfort is similar to what they experienced with a hysterectomy or c section. That being said, it usually requires some pain medicine during the course of the first … Read More
There are several things that effect the appearance of the lower eyelid. skin: sun damage and movement can create lines and pigment that can be addressed by laser, peels, and skin excision Fat bags: can be removed either from the inside or through an external incision if made. In some cases we can camouflage these with the use of fillers … Read More
I was asked about improving the shape of the upper abdominal area during a tummy tuck. What is the best way to do this? There are several things that can contribute to fullness in this area: Fat skin weakness of the abdominal wall fat on the inside around your intestines. we address all of these during a tummy tuck except … Read More
A lower body lift is a big operation and has with it an appropriate recovery. We have our body lift patients spend two days with us in our plastic surgery hotel. I like my patients to have someone home with the during their first week after the procedure. During that time you will need to be taking pain medicine on … Read More
The simple answer is no. If you have enough breast tissue we can rearrange what you have to reshape your breast. However, over time gravity will start to work on your new breast and you will see some sagging and loss of volume in the upper part of your breast. It won’t be to the same degree as you likely … Read More
Gluteal implants are a nice alternative to buttock augmentation with fat grafting. I find that many patients that need buttock enhancement don’t really have fat to take from other areas. This is a nice alternative to offer in this patient group. Additionally, patients who aren’t interested in removing fat from other areas can have just “one area” of recovery rather … Read More
I have had a strong interest in gluteal augmentation for some time. The patients that i see following weight loss usually are in need of augmentation. For many years i have tried fat grafting and placing flaps of tissue from the hip area in there. I have had mixed results with both of these techniques. About three weeks ago i … Read More