“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
Dr. Jeffrey M. Kenkel's Blog
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
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
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
Here in Dallas, blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery is the go-to procedure for rejuvenating both the upper and lower eyelids. Sagginess, wrinkles, and a diminished texture are all common complaints that develop with age. There are several factors that affect the appearance of the eyelids. Skin: Sun damage and movement can create lines and pigment that can be addressed by laser, peels, … Read More
I was asked about improving the shape of the upper abdominal area during a tummy tuck here in my Dallas office. 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 “Visceral” fat, often around the intestines We address all of these during … 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