The Impact of Body Contouring in Massive Weight Loss Patients and Urologic Outcomes

Many massively obese patients suffer from urinary incontinence.  The question then becomes as more and more of these patient’s getting body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasties, how does this effect their urinary incontinence?  Surveys pre and post body contouring were done in a series of 102 patients.  Of these patients 44 had preoperative urinary […]

Medical Tourism – Good or Bad?

I primarily do cosmetic surgery and so many times people come in who are considering plastic surgery overseas (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic – whatever) due to cost.  I also have seen many patients who’s results were less than ideal.  So the question is, just how safe is it?  I recently read an article in […]

Buttock Lift / Rejuvenation

Buttock augmentation can be done either with implants or a patient’s own fat.  I personally don’t do augmentation with implants but prefer to use a patient’s own fatty tissue.  This procedure is one of the fastest growing procedures in our country and globally.  Concerns have arisen due to an alarming rate of fatalities associated […]

Tummy Tuck and Diastasis Recti

Tummy tucks are very popular.  It is an important component in the newly defined “mommy makeover”.  Part of doing a tummy tuck is how do we deal with the protruding abdomen.  More often than not the protruding or bulging of the low abdomen is due to a condition called diastasis recti which means separation […]

Tummy Tuck and Back Pain

When we think of a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty we think of a cosmetic procedure designed to improve one’s appearance.  Tummy tucks are quite popular and part of the infamous “Mommy makeover”.  I recently read a great article that came out of the plastic surgery department at Kemal University in Turkey.  They studied 30 […]

Wound Closure – A New Time Saver

I read an interesting article about wound closure in breast reductions and tummy tucks.  To close these incisions precisely to get a good outcome is time consuming.  There is now a new product called the Insorb system, which is FDA approved.  The results from this study showed good scar quality compared to standard wound […]

Seromas and Tummy Tuck

One of the most popular cosmetic procedures is a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty.  One of the complications associated with this is a seroma – which is a collection of fluid that develops post operatively.  If it occurs usually the surgeon will aspirate it – sometimes this must be done several times.  On occasion it […]

Does Age Matter in Cosmetic Surgery

In all of my 35 years in private practice one question that gets repeated over and over again is “Dr., do you think I am too old for this procedure? The oldest lady I did a face lift on was just shy of 90 and the oldest lady I did a breast augmentation on […]

Binders and Tummy Tucks

Part of our routine after a tummy tuck is to place my patient’s in an abdominal binder. This adds some comfort to support the abdominal wall and also holds the dressings in place. A study was just done t the Federal University of Brazil. It appeared in the White Journal of Plastic Surgery. They […]

Comparison of Limited Undermining

Lipoabdominoplasty and Traditional Abdominoplasty
Dr. Jeff Kenkel
University of Texas Southwestern

Body contouring is very popular. Two of the common methods include liposuction and abdominoplasty. A recent study involved 18 abdominoplasty patients. All were non-smokers. There were two groups. These were:

Standard abdominoplasty with wide undermining
Limited undermining with liposuction

Neither group had major complications. The conclusion was that there […]