What Can You Include in Your Mommy Makeover?

Are you done having kids and ready to get your pre-pregnancy body back? If so, it might be time for a mommy makeover procedure. A mommy makeover can involve virtually the whole body and combine procedures for a customizable, full-body rejuvenation. Here are a few common procedures that can be included in your mommy […]

Liposuction – Does it Hurt?

Time for a moment of confession.  Many times patients will ask me “have you had anything done?”  Well time to confess, yes I have.  I had liposuction done maybe 25 or so years ago.  So many patients will ask me, was it painful?  I think it is important to understand that pain is subjective. […]

Liposuction – What Are The Risks?

There has been a tremendous growth in cosmetic surgery over the last few decades.  In 2015 there were 1.9 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed – an increase of 94% when  compared to 1997.  Breast augmentation remains number one followed by liposuction.  One study involved 31,010 liposuction procedures.  Liposuction as a solitary procedure has decreased […]

History of Facelifting

Face lifting is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures we perform today.  In terms of rankings, it probably is number 6 overall following such procedures as breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tuck.  A more technical term is rhytidectomy coming from the Greek work for “wrinkles”.

The first reported face lift dates back to […]

2015 Statistics on Cosmetic Procedures

Last year 2015, Americans spent over 13.5 billion dollars on wanting to look their best.  Of the most popular surgical procedures, liposuction led the way followed by breast augmentation, tummy tuck, eyelid surgery and mastopexy (breast lift).  Cracking the top 10 for the first time was fat transplantation.  90% of patients are women.  Women […]

New Trends in Aesthetic Medicine

Last year we reached a milestone.  Americans spent more than $13.5 billion dollars on surgical and non-surgical procedures.  About 58% were for surgical procedures and 42% were for non-surgical.  With such hit TV shows like Nip & Tuck and Botched, it’s no wonder plastic surgery remains in the mainstream.  For many men and women […]

Liposuction Satisfaction Rates

Liposuction remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures requested.  We are often told that people with low BMI (skinny) and high BMI (fat) are not good candidates.  Truth be known I don’t always exclude people with high BMI’s from consideration for liposuction.  I try to make sure their expectations are reasonable.  I read […]

Cosmetic Surgery: What Are The Risks?


Breast Augmentation
Breast Lift/Reduction
Coronal Lift or Brow Lift

There are certain risks that are part and parcel to any operation. I tell all my patients that bruising, swelling, scarring, infection and bleeding are potential problems as with any operation whether it is a cosmetic procedure or functional such as hernia repair. People occasionally ask me […]

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 […]

Lipo – Leads to Bigger Breasts

Many times people ask about rumors they’ve heard about. One question is whether or not there is fat re-distribution after liposuction. A study out of Kansas followed 82 women who underwent liposuction without a  breast procedure. Standardized breast measurements and photographs were serially obtained. The results showed that neither liposuction or abdominoplasty produced any […]