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

laser resurfacing of the face

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

should i consider the new implants available for my surgery?

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

what is cool sculpting?

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.

what are my options for buttock enhancement?

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.

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