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Jeffrey Kenkel, M.D. Answers Questions On Plastic Surgery

Jeffrey Kenkel, M.D. Answers Questions On: Plastic Surgery

Is breast augmentation safe – and what can I expect?

Yes. Breast augmentation surgery is safe when it is performed by a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon.

We will work with you to determine the appropriate size and shape of your new breasts, and the type of implants that will work best for your body. During a consultation, measurements are taken of your breasts. We then discuss the type of implants that will be most effective. We can actually show you what your new size will look like using 3-dimensional imaging.

Who can benefit from Ulthera?

It is most effective for patients who want facial rejuvenation, but do not need face lifts. It is effective in reducing mild to moderate loose skin on the face.

I led clinical trials at UT Southwestern Medical Center as part of the nationwide research regarding the effectiveness of Ultherapy/Ulthera. As a result, we have about two years of experience with this technology and how it works. We are now seeing how long the results last for patients.

What is the difference between tumescent liposuction and traditional liposuction?

Both tumescent liposuction and traditional liposuction are surgical procedures. Liposuction techniques utilize a wetting solution to magnify the treated area and decrease blood loss. “Tumescent liposuction” is a term used by doctors who perform liposuction in their offices and inject roughly three times as much fluid in as they remove. Most plastic surgeons use a “superwet” technique – with a one-to-one ratio that infiltrates approximately the same amount of fluid that is removed.