Jeffrey M. Kenkel MD, FACS

Dallas, TX, US
Jeffrey M. Kenkel MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Plastic surgery is both an art and a science that is dedicated to enhancing your physical well-being. We want you to not only look better but also to feel better and strive to achieve your optimum health and wellness. We will treat and care for you not only on the outside but also on the inside. Surgery, lifestyle changes, eating right, and maintaining an appropriate exercise level will allow you to look and feel better.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Kenkel specializes in Cosmetic Surgery including:

Breast surgery (mastopexy, augmentation)
Body contouring (liposuction, abdominoplasty)
Body contouring following massive weight loss
Facial/skin rejuvenation (facelift, browlift, blepharoplasty, laser skin rejuvenation)
The Zone Diet

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Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery - September 1998

Professional Background

Bachelor of Science - 1985
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

Doctorate of Medicine - 1989
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

General Surgery - 1989-1994
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Plastic Surgery - 1994-1996
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Teaching Appointments

Associate Professor and Vice Chairman
Department of Plastic Surgery
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Publications and Presentations


Sedlack JD, Kenkel J, Czarapata BJ, Paul MG, Pahira JJ, and Lee TC: Primary hyperparathyroidism in patients with renal stones. Surg Gynecol Obstet. 171(3):206-8, September, 1990.

Pasquale MD, Kenkel JM, and Holt RW: Elective colostomy closure in an AIDS patient. J Natl Med Assoc. 86(6):469-471, June, 1994.

Rohrich RJ and Kenkel JM: Breast Reconstruction - Refining Results. Clinical Perspectives. 6(2):8-9, Fall, 1996.

Barton FE Jr. and Kenkel JM: Direct fixation of the malar pad. Clin Plast Surg. 24(2):329-35, April,1997.

Rohrich RJ, Beran SJ, Kenkel JM, Adams WP Jr., and DiSpaltro F: Extending the role of liposuction in body contouring with ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 101(4):1090-102, April, 1998.

Kenkel JM, Robinson JB Jr., Beran SJ, Tan J, Howard BK, Zocchi M, and Rohrich RJ: The tissue effects of ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 102(1):213-20, July, 1998.

Trott SA, Beran SJ, Rohrich RJ, Kenkel JM, Adams WP Jr., Klein KW: Safety considerations and fluid resuscitation in liposuction: an analysis of 53 consecutive patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 102(6):2220-9, November, 1998.

Rohrich RJ, Adams, WP Jr., Beran SJ, Rathakrishnan R, Griffin J, Robinson JB Jr., and Kenkel JM: An analysis of silicone gel-filled breast implants: diagnosis and failure rates. Plast Reconstr Surg. 102(7):2304-8, December, 1998.

Baker JL and Kenkel JM: Preventing postoperative noise in saline breast implants by Barry Eppley, M.D. Discussion for Plast Reconstr Surg. 103(2):1982, February, 1999.

Howard BK, Beran SJ, Kenkel JM, Krueger J, and Rohrich, RJ: The effects of ultrasonic energy on peripheral nerves: implications for ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 103(3):984-9, March, 1999.

Rohrich RJ and Kenkel JM: The tumescent technique: the effect of high tissue pressure and dilute epinephrine on absorption of lidocaine. Discussion for Plast Reconstr Surg. 103(3):1001-2, March, 1999.

Kenkel JM, Rohrich RJ, and Adams WP Jr.: Commentary on "Histologic Effects of Ultrasonic-Assisted Lipoplasty" by Richard A. Baxter, M.D. ASJ, 19(2):114-15, March/April, 1999.

Kenkel JM, Gingrass MK, and Rohrich RJ: Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty: Basic science and clinical research. Clin Plast Surg. 26(2):221-34; vii, April, 1999.

Rohrich RJ, Raniere J Jr., Beran SJ, Kenkel JM: Patient evaluation and indications for ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty. Clin Plast Surg. 26(2):269-78; viii, April, 1999.

Gingrass MK and Kenkel JM: Comparing ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty with suction-assisted lipoplasty. Clin Plast Surg. 26(2):283-8; ix, April, 1999.

Rohrich RJ, Raniere J Jr., Kenkel JM, and Beran SJ: Operative principles for optimizing results in circumferential body contouring with ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty. Clin Plast Surg. 26(2):305-16; x, April, 1999.

Rohrich RJ, Kenkel JM, and Adams WP: Preventing capsular contracture in breast augmentation: in search of the Holy Grail. Plast Reconstr Surg. 103(6):1759-60, May, 1999.

Trott SA, Rohrich RJ, Beran SJ, Kenkel JM, Adams WP Jr., Robinson JB Jr.: Sensory changes after traditional and ultrasound-assisted liposuction using computer-assisted analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 103(7):2016-25; June, 1999.

Kenkel JM, Rohrich RJ, and Adams, WP Jr.: Current trends in breast reduction. Discussion for Plastic Reconstr Surg. 104(3):817-18, September, 1999.

Kenkel JM: Choosing an office. Young Plastic Surgeons Perspective. Vol. IV, Issue III, October, 1999.

Rohrich RJ, Reagan BJ, Adams WP Jr, Kenkel JM, Beran SJ: Early results of vermilion lip augmentation using acellular allogeneic dermis: an adjunct in facial rejuvenation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 105(1):409-416, January 2000.

Kenkel JM with contributions by Holly Smith: Setting Up Your Office Photography. Young Plastic Surgeons Perspective. Vol. V, Issue I, March, 2000.

Kenkel JM and Rohrich RJ: Ultrasound-Assisted Lipectomy Using the Solid Probe: A Retrospective of 100 Consecutive Cases. Discussion for Plast Reconstr Surg. 105(6):2178-9, May, 2000.

Burt JD, Burns AJ, Muzaffar AR, Byrd HS, Hobar PC, Beran SJ, Adams WP Jr, and Kenkel JM: Total soft-tissue reconstruction of the middle and lower face with multiple simultaneous free flaps in a pediatric patient. Plast Reconstr Surg. 105(7):2440-7, June, 2000.

Rohrich RJ, Kenkel JM, Adams WP Jr, Beran SJ, and Conner WC: A prospective analysis of patients undergoing silicone breast implant explanation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 105(7):2529-37, June, 2000.

Kenkel JM, Johns DF, Rohrich RJ, Adams WP Jr, and Roeser, RJ: Hearing and UAL: the effect on surgeon and patient. Plastic Reconstr Surg. 106(1):150-3, July 2000.

Duffy FJ Jr and Kenkel: Hiring and Retaining Quality Employees. Young Plastic Surgeons Perspective. Vol. V, Issue 4, December, 2000.

Rohrich RJ, Smith PD, Marcantonio DR, and Kenkel JM: The zone of adherence: role in minimizing and preventing contour deformities in liposuction. Discussion for Plast Reconstr Surg. 107(6):1562-69, May, 2001.

Kenkel JM, Rohrich RJ, and Haydon, MS: Blood loss in major liposuction procedures: a comparison study using suction-assisted versus ultrasonically assisted lipoplasty. Discussion for Plast Reconstr Surg. 108(1):248-9, July, 2001.

Rohrich RJ, Ha RY, Kenkel JM, and Adams WP Jr.: Classification and management of gynecomastia: defining the role of ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 111(2):909-23, February, 2003.

Rohrich RJ, Kenkel JM, Janis JE, Beran SJ and Fodor PB: An update on the role of subcutaneous infiltration in suction-assisted lipoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 111(2):926-27, February, 2003.

CHAPTERS: Kenkel JM, Rohrich RJ, Peters GS: Breast Restoration following Partial Mastectomy. In Preparation.

Rohrich RJ and Kenkel JM: The Definition of Beauty in Ethnic Considerations in Facial Aesthetic Surgery, Matory WE, Editor. Lippincott-Raven Press, New York, 1995.

Barton FE, Kenkel JM, Adams WP Jr.: The Latissimus Dorsi Musculocutaneous Flap in Pharyngoesophageal Reconstruction in Grabbs Encyclopedia of Flaps. Stauch B, Vasconez LO, and Hall-Finley EJ, Editors. Little Brown, 1996.

Rohrich RJ and Kenkel JM: Male Rhinoplasty Cosmetic Surgery in the Male Patient: A Text-Atlas, Rosenberg G, Editor. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1997.

Rohrich RJ and Kenkel JM: The Definition of Beauty in the Northern European. Ethnic Considerations in Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery. Matory WE, Editor. Lippincott-Raven Press, Philadelphia, 1997.

BOOKS: Rohrich RJ, Beran SJ, Kenkel JM: Text-Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction: A Practical Guide for Body Contouring, Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, 1998.

Awards & Honors

Plastic Surgery Residents Excellence in Teaching Award 1996 presented by Department of Plastic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 1996
Chief Resident Teaching Award presented by fellow residents for outstanding resident education, 1994
Student Teaching Award presented by the Medical School Class of 1993
The Marie J. Simonian Award for Outstanding Resident Clinical Presentation, 1992
Outstanding Service as a Resident at the District of Columbia General Hospital, 1991
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1989

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Baylor University Medical Center

Childrens Medical Center at Dallas

Parkland Memorial Hospital

St. Paul University Medical Center

Veteran Affairs Medical Center

Zale Lipshy University Hospital

Society Memberships

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), Member
American College of Surgeons (ACS), Fellow
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Member
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
American Society for Laser Medicine an Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS), Member
Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery (AACPS), Associate Member
Board Certified Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons of Dallas
Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS)
Texas Medical Association (TMA)
Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons (TSPS)

Offices Held

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - President 2011-2012

Your Consultation

$85.00; Call 214-645-2353

Staff & Facilities

Computer Imaging

Computer Imaging available.

Skin Care Products

Obagi, SkinCeuticals, Peter Thomas Roth, Phytomer, Skin Medica and Jane Iredale (camouflage make-up only).

Languages Spoken


Payment Options

Cash, personal check, money order, all major credit cards

Contributed Blogs

  • Massive Weight Loss and Body Contouring Surgery

    Losing weight takes both commitment and a resolution to make important health lifestyle changes. 

    Losing weight usually involves a combination of diet, and exercise; in some cases, particularly when significant amounts of weight and/or health issues, such as diabetes or health conditions are involved, one may consider bariatric surgery. Whatever method you choose, it’s often the case that losing a significant amount of weight can result in excess sagging skin. 

Jeffrey M. Kenkel MD, FACS

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