Meet Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel
Internationally Recognized Plastic Surgeon

Holder of the:
Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., Distinguished Professorship in Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery
Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

An internationally recognized expert in aesthetic surgery of the face and body, Jeffrey Kenkel, M.D., is committed to providing unsurpassed care to patients and to conducting groundbreaking research. He is dedicated to offering patients the latest innovations in nonsurgical and surgical procedures, as well as providing the facts about what is safe and realistic.

Dr. Kenkel realizes that surgery is only part of the solution for patients. He recommends that patients adopt a healthy lifestyle to achieve their desired results, and surpass what can be accomplished with surgery alone.

We are on the cutting edge of plastic surgery, so my patients can count on my knowledge of current trends in plastic surgery and what’s effective and safe – as well as insights into new discoveries regarding procedures for the face and body.”

Part of Dr. Kenkel’s dedication to excellence includes being accessible to patients. He works to empower patients with facts about plastic surgery and answer any questions they may have before, during, or after a procedure. Many of his patients are astounded to receive emails from him on holidays or calls after hours to check on their progress after surgery.

As the immediate Past President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), he served as the national leader for the world’s largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons dedicated to cosmetic surgery and medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. 

Dr. Kenkel appears in the media regularly to provide comments on plastic surgery issues. This has included Newsweek, Allure, CNN, WFAA, Good Morning America, The New York Times, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and many other media outlets.

He has been named as a U.S. News & World Report Best Doctor, one of America's Top Plastic Surgeons, one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas, and one of Texas Monthly’s Super Docs.

Plastic surgeon Jeffrey Kenkel, M.D., discusses finding the right solutions for each individual patient.

Dr. Kenkel has authored more than 100 scientific articles and textbook chapters on lasers, facial, and body contouring surgery. He is the Editor of Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery, the most up-to-date teaching tool for plastic surgeons in training and in practice in the United States and 38 foreign countries. He is Associate Editor of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the largest scientific journal dedicated to the practice of aesthetic surgery, and is actively involved in the education of plastic surgeons around the country, speaking about lasers and aesthetic plastic surgery

In addition to helping thousands of individual patients throughout his career, Dr. Kenkel is the team plastic surgeon for the Dallas Stars hockey team.

Clinical Interests

  • Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Injectables and fillers
  • Botox
  • Chemical peels
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Face lift
  • Neck lift
  • Brow lift
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Nose surgery/rhinoplasty
  • Body contouring
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast augmentation
  • Abdominoplasty/tummy tuck
  • Mommy makeovers
  • Ultherapy/Ulthera
  • Arm lift
  • Body contouring after bariatric surgery/massive weight loss