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

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

Is there anything I can do to help with the redness on my face? I really don’t want to take medication or creams for this.

There are two types of redness that I frequently see in my practice. The first is redness from small blood vessels that can show up most commonly around the nasal area. These are very nicely treated in 1-3 sessions using a laser in our office. There is no downtime associated with the procedure and you can resume your normal activities … Read More

Why should I use a cream like Retin-A (Tretinoin)?

Retin-A is one of the few anti-aging products that we have available that actually has been thoroughly tested and has accumulated a few decades of valid scientific data. It helps increase collagen deposition in your skin making it thicker and decreasing fine lines. It also works to decrease some of the pigment you have in your skin, which is a … Read More

does ulthera really work?

We use ulthera in my practice and have done so for about 18 months. Our patient satisfaction is high but my selection criteria is pretty strict. You can’t ask it to replace a facelift and your expectations need to be realistic. Please let me know if you have any questions.

let’s talk the same language about recovery

see this link regarding work done by plastic surgeons to help you the patient try to better understand more about results and downtime. Please let me know if you have any questions.

tumescent lipo vs lipo? Is there a difference?

All liposuction techniques utilize a wetting solution that helps magnify the treated area, decrease blood loss, and in some cases provide a local anesthetic. “tumescent” is used by many to describe the above. In the scientific literature, “tumescent liposuction” is a term used by doctors who perform lipo in their offices and inject roughly 3 times as much fluid in … Read More

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?

Dr. Kenkel and Patient in Clinic Smiling

Question: How much can you do in one cosmetic surgery?  Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Kenkel answers: 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 … Read More