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

Will twilight anesthesia be OK for a 4+ hour facelift, along with upper and lower eyelid surgery?

Janet, thank you for your excellent question. The type of anesthesia performed is usually determined by both your plastic surgeon and the anesthesiologist they work with. In many cases, the procedure you described could be done under twilight. In our institution our anesthesiologist prefers general anesthesia for most of what we do. The most important thing is that you are … Read More

how much can you do in one cosmetic surgery?

MC, this is a great question. While you raise many concerns that can be addressed with plastic surgery, the most important question you raise is about patient safety. So how do we determine what is a safe number of procedures to combine in one operation? The short answer is it varies completely on the patient and the types of procedures … Read More

loose skin, fat: Best Treatment options?

Photographs are always difficult to interpret. When you are examined the extent of excess skin you have and its quality (elasticity) can be assessed. One can also determine how much fat you have and whether you have any weakness (diastasis) of your abdominal wall. Based on your description and pictures, it does not appear that you have too much excessive … Read More

considering brow lift with facelift?

Your physician should have done a detailed facial analysis of you at your consultation. It is true that some of us have lost volume in this region or have seen a descent in the outside aspect of the brow over time. Some important things to remember/consider: 1. Many of us do less brow lifts these days as researchers have found … Read More

nonsurgical alternatives

There are three general areas that we focus on when evaluating a patient for surgical or nonsurgical rejuvenation: 1. surface changes – these include things such as pigmentation and lines from exposure to the elements 2. volume losses – as we age we lose volume in our face in several areas that give us a more aged appearance 3. skin … Read More

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