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

postop lipo, looking worse than preop

Don’t panic. It is very common to experience a good deal of swelling following liposuction of any type. Remember liposuction is not an instant gratification procedure and often may take 3-6 months to achieve your end result. Follow your doctors instructions about resuming activity, eating right and possibly undergoing lymphatic massage / ultrasound. It may help you.

when is the right time for a facelift

While we usually don’t make recommendations based on chronological age, being in your late 20s, you defintely don’t need a face lift. As you begin to see some changes in your laugh lines and perhaps along your jawline, there are a few things you can consider. One of the first things to happen to our face, typically in the later … Read More

how do you avoid the overdone or windswept look in a facelift

The most important thing you can do as a patient is to do your homework about the physician you are seeing in consultation. They should have specialized training in cosmetic surgery of the face. Their overall philosophy about what “looks good” should be similar to yours. Their patient results either by viewing pictures or speaking directly to them should be … Read More

am i a candidate for liposuction

If you are close to your ideal body weight but have small areas of fatty deposits that seem resistant to diet and exercise, then you are a great candidate for liposuction. While there are a couple of devices available that treat fat nonsurgically, i think their results in general are modest and not always consistent. Plastic surgeons who specialize in … Read More

blue discoloration (tyndall) from Restylane

Light reflecting off of the injectable product can result in a blue discoloration in some. Superficial injections or areas where there is thin skin can be predisposed to this in some individuals. If superficial, we can use a small needle to help faciliate removal of the product. If a bit deeper it is often easier to inject a product called … Read More

29: ready for ulthera?

When we evaluate patients for treatment with surgery or devices such as ulthera we typically don’t use age as the defining criteria. Treatment options are based solely on a detailed analysis of your face ( or other area). We then recommend treatment options ( which may include nothing). Unless you have early signs of aging with sagging in the brow, … Read More

unhappy with results following juvederm

The nice thing about any hyaluronic acid such as juvederm or restylane is that you can remove it pretty easily with a product called hyaluronidase. I would seek a second opinion by someone with significant experience in injectables. There is often a test dose require to make sure you are not allergic.

16 and asymmetric breasts

Everyone has asymmetries especially of the breasts. Our goal is to make your breasts more symmetric and proportionate to your body frame. We can accomplish this with a number of different techniques including reduction, lifts, and augmentation. A proper analysis by a board certified plastic surgeon and

can you add more skin to the abdomen

A skin graft on your abdomen won’t look very good and isn’t a very stable skin coverage. There are other ways to grow more skin such as tissue expansion among other things. I would recommend you see a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in

arnica and bromelin for surgery

Arnica and Bromelin are two naturally occuring products that some state may help with bruising and swelling following procedures. While these products do appear to be safe, there really isn’t good clinical evidence that they do in fact decrease swelling and bruising. I tell my patients the same and if they feel strongly about taking it I tell them to … Read More