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

Dr. Kenkel, I am considering a breast augmentation and want to be bikini ready for summer. What is the recovery time and will I be able to hit the beach by summertime?

Recovery following breast augmentation does not require a significant amount of downtime. You will experience some discomfort and/or soreness during the first week after the procedure. Some patients require a pain pill or two the first day but most do fine with ibuprofen or tylenol. During the first 2 weeks we do not allow you to get your heart rate … Read More

Voluma- How does it compare to other fillers?

Voluma is a new hyaluronic acid injectable filler in the “Juvederm” family. It is the only filler approved for temporary correction of age related volume loss. Their studies show when dosed correctly improvement may be maintained for up to two years. We were part of their pivotal study and watched patients for that time period. We had very high patient … Read More

what is the best way to improve the appearance of my acne scars?

This is a great question and like most great questions, tough to answer. Our approach is completely dependent on the quality and depth of the scars and what type (color) skin an individual may have. In some cases lasers may help us improve the appearance of the scar. In others, we may elect to use a laser and filler some … Read More

Is it safe to perform liposuction with an abdominoplasty?

We routinely perform the two simultaneously. I have found that the contour of my patients is improved and since combing the two i actually have less healing problems. We always worry about things such as blood clots so we take extra precautions and get you moving the day of your surgery and even in some cases put you on a … Read More

breast implant size

“How do we determine what implant size is right for me?” This is a question that we as plastic surgeons face every day. It is important to understand that we must choose the implant that best fits your body frame. We are lucky today we have many different options for breast implants allowing us a great deal of flexibility. Additionally, … Read More

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