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

recovery after tummy tuck

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

Which Treatment Works Best for Aging Eyes?

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

Can a Mommy Makeover Reduce Upper Abdominal Fullness?

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

what is the recovery like following a lower body lift?

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

Do I have to have a breast implant when I want a breast lift?

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

how do i know if gluteal implants are for me?

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

gluteal augmentation with implants

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

feeling my breast implant

Is it normal to feel my breast implant after one year? yes it is normal to feel your breast implants. If your implants are on top of the muscle and you have a thin frame you may be able to palpate and even see your implant. If your implant is under the muscle, the upper two-thirds of the implant is … Read More

what nutritional advice to you give your patients undergoing a tummy tuck

I tell all of my patients that body contouring procedures are a partnership between the surgeon and the patient. We are each responsible for 50% of the contour change. This means that you have to eat right after surgery and maintain a good exercise plan. Eating healthy is a challenge and quite a confusing process. I offer up a nutritionist … Read More

tummy tuck and c section

I recently had my first child via C-section and have excess skin from my pregnancy (6 months ago). I am planning to have 2-3 more children and will likely have C-sections then as well. I was wondering if you ever performed tummy tucks in the same procedure as a C-section? Kenkel: I am not a big fan of combing this … Read More