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Plain Talk About Plastic Surgery

Plain Talk About Plastic Surgery

By Dr. Elizabeth Kerner
I'm your host, Dr. Elizabeth Kerner. I hope you'll think of me as your sister, the plastic surgeon, who will tell you like it really is. I have been in practice in Plano & Dallas, TX for over 30 years, and I am American Board of Plastic Surgery certified. During my career I have had the honor to serve over 13,000 patients. Each episode will focus on one area of plastic surgery in depth, discussing the anatomy, the operative technique, risks, potential complications, and most importantly, who would be a good candidate and who would not be a good candidate.
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How Tummy Tuck Surgery Works and What to Expect

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How Brow Lift Surgery Works and What to Expect
Thank you for joining me!  Today we're going to talk about brow lift surgery, also known as forehead lift surgery. In this episode I'll explain what brow lift surgery is, the differences between brow lift surgery for women and men, and the pros and cons of the various brow lift surgical techniques available today. We cover a lot of interesting ground in this episode, and answer many of the questions people have about brow lift surgery: What are the risks and complications of brow lift surgery? What is it about the anatomy of the forehead that makes brow lift surgery so complicated? Why are the surgical considerations for brow lifts different between women and men? What brow lift surgical techniques are available today and which are considered the best? Is there any pain involved and how long does it take to see the results? As a plastic surgeon with over 32 years of experience, I've addressed the questions and concerns of thousands of men and women, and I can tell you that everyone has questions when it comes to plastic surgery. That's why I made this episode about brow lifts! If you have any questions at all, please call the office or look on our website, https://drkerner.com. For other episodes, and upcoming episodes, you can go to my website https://drkerner.com/podcasts or you can subscribe to our newsletter to know when a new episode is available, and also find our episodes wherever you normally get your podcasts as well as on YouTube. Have a wonderful day, and don't forget to use your sunblock!
14:18
December 15, 2020
How Eyelid Lift Surgery Works and What to Expect
Thank you for joining me!  Today we're going to talk about upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty. In this episode I'll explain what blepharoplasty is, and how upper eyelid lift surgery and lower eyelid lift surgery work, how they're similar and how they are different. We cover a lot of interesting ground in this episode, and answer many of the questions people have about eyelid surgery: What are the risks and complications of eyelid surgery? What causes eyes to age so eyelid lift surgery is recommended? How is upper eyelid surgery different from lower eyelid surgery? Is there any pain involved and how long does it take to see the results? As a plastic surgeon with over 32 years of experience, I've addressed the questions and concerns of thousands of men and women, and I can tell you that everyone has questions when it comes to plastic surgery, and fillers are no exception. That's why I made this episode! If you have any questions at all, please call the office or look on our website, https://drkerner.com. For other episodes, and upcoming episodes, you can go to my website https://drkerner.com/podcasts or you can subscribe to our newsletter to know when a new episode is available, and also find our episodes wherever you normally get your podcasts as well as here on YouTube. Have a wonderful day, and don't forget to use your sunblock!
17:05
October 20, 2020
How Do Lip Fillers, Facial Fillers, and Cheek Fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella and Sculptra Work?
Thank you for joining me!  Today we're going to talk about lip fillers, facial fillers and cheek fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella and Sculptra.   In this episode I'll explain what fillers are and how they work, what the various pros and cons of each filler are and when each is most appropriate, and then I will explain how I apply fillers and what one of my patients can expect when they come to me for fillers. We cover a lot of interesting ground in this episode, and answer many of the questions people have about fillers: What are the different types of fillers and what are the risks and complications?  How do permanent and semi-permanent fillers compare to absorbable fillers?  Why do doctors use more than one type of filler on the face, cheeks and lips and at different depths in the tissue?  Is there any pain involved and how long does it take to see the results? As a plastic surgeon with over 32 years of experience, I've addressed the questions and concerns of thousands of men and women, and I can tell you that everyone has questions when it comes to plastic surgery, and fillers are no exception. That's why I made this episode! If you have any questions at all, please call the office or look on our website, https://drkerner.com. For other episodes, and upcoming episodes, you can go to my website https://drkerner.com/podcasts or you can subscribe to our newsletter to know when a new episode is available, and also find our episodes wherever you normally get your podcasts as well as here on YouTube. Have a wonderful day, and don't forget to use your sunblock!
17:02
July 26, 2020
What Is Liposuction and How Does It Work?
Thank you for joining me!  Today we're going to talk about liposuction.  In this episode I'll explain what liposuction is and how it came to be, what techniques exist for liposuction and their pros and cons, and then I will explain how I perform liposuction and what one of my patients can expect when they come to me for liposuction.   We cover a lot of interesting ground in this episode, and answer many of the questions people have about liposuction:   What is liposuction?    What are the different types of liposuction?  What are the risks and complications associated with liposuction?  What is ultrasonic liposuction?   What is power-assisted liposuction?   What should a patient undergoing liposuction expect to experience during the procedure?   How soon can you exercise after liposuction?   Who is the best candidate for liposuction, and who is not a good candidate for liposuction?   What is post-surgical recovery like after liposuction?   As a plastic surgeon with over 32 years of experience, I've addressed the questions and concerns of thousands of men and women, and I can tell you that everyone has questions when it comes to plastic surgery, and liposuction is no exception. That's why I made this episode!   If you have any questions at all, please call the office or look on our website, https://drkerner.com. I hope you enjoy this episode!   For other episodes, and upcoming episodes, you can go to my website https://drkerner.com/podcasts or you can subscribe to our newsletter to know when a new episode is available, and also find our episodes wherever you normally get your podcasts as well as here on YouTube.   Have a wonderful day, and don't forget to use your sunblock!
19:44
June 22, 2020
What Is Gynecomastia and How Does Male Breast Reduction Work?
Thank you for joining me! Today we're going to talk about gynecomastia and mastopexy surgery. In this episode I'll explain what gynecomastia is and how it is caused, then I will explain surgical and non-surgical ways that gynecomastia can be corrected. We cover a lot of interesting ground in this episode, and answer many of the questions people have about gynecomastia: What is gynecomastia? What is adolescent gynecomastia, and does it differ from gynecomastia presented in the adult male? What people are most likely to develop gynecomastia? What is most likely to cause gynecomastia? Can certain diets or prescriptions cause gynecomastia? Is surgery the only solution for gynecomastia, or are there non-surgical remedies as well? Is there a relationship between gynecomastia and male breast cancer? Who is the best candidate for mastopexy surgery to correct gynecomastia? What is post-surgical recovery like after mastopexy? As a plastic surgeon with over 32 years of experience, I've addressed the questions and concerns of thousands of men and women, and I can tell you that everyone has questions when it comes to plastic surgery, and gynecomastia and mastopexy surgery is no exception. That's why I made this episode! If you have any questions at all, please call the office or look on our website, www.DrKerner.com. I hope you enjoy this episode. For other episodes, and upcoming episodes, you can go to my website www.DrKerner.com/podcasts or you can subscribe to our newsletter to know when a new episode is available, and also find our episodes on YouTube. Have a wonderful day, and don't forget to use your sunblock.
14:02
April 22, 2020
How Tummy Tuck Surgery Works and What to Expect
Thank you for joining me!  Today we're going to talk about abdominoplasty, or as it is more commonly known, the tummy tuck.  In this episode I'll give you the history of the tummy tuck. I will go over my consultation when patients come in who are interested in doing something to improve their abdominal wall, and then we'll discuss the risks and complications of tummy tuck surgery as well as the surgical technique. We'll also touch on your post-operative course and recovery.  Hopefully by listening to this podcast, it will answer questions that might have arisen after your consultation with me in the office.  We cover a lot of interesting ground in this episode, and answer many of the common (and uncommon) questions people have about abdominoplasty: Why do people have tummy tuck surgery? Is it the skin? The fat? The protrusion? And how can a tummy tuck address those concerns? What does the tummy tuck operation involve, and what is actually done during surgery? What about complications like scarring, blood clots, and skin health? What is recovery like? How long does recovering from a tummy tuck take? What can you not do after an abdominoplasty? Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck, and who is not? As a plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience, I've addressed the questions and concerns of thousands of men and women, and I can tell you that everyone has questions when it comes to plastic surgery, and tummy tuck surgery is no exception. That's why I made this episode! If you have any questions at all, please call the office or look on our website, www.DrKerner.com. I hope you enjoy this episode. For other episodes, and upcoming episodes, you can go to my website www.DrKerner.com/podcasts or you can subscribe to our newsletter to know when a new episode is available, and also find our episodes on YouTube. Have a wonderful day, and don't forget to use your sunblock.
25:42
March 10, 2020
How Breast Reduction Surgery Works and What To Expect
There are so many questions women have regarding breast reduction surgery, and they can feel overwhelming at first. That's why I created this episode. What is breast reduction surgery, and why would women want to have a breast reduction?  Do you have to pay for breast reduction yourself?  How do we get insurance to cover breast reduction surgery?  What surgical techniques are available for breast reduction, which one is best for you. What are the pros and cons of each technique?  What are the possible surgical complications?  Who is a good candidate for breast reduction surgery? As a plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience, breast reduction surgery is my favorite procedure because I know that I'm making a direct and dramatic impact on someone's life by doing this operation. In plastic surgery circles, breast reduction is the most positive patient operation. In my experience, patients are just uniformly so happy that they did this operation, and they feel so much better.  I always hear from patients, especially the older ones, "Why didn't I do this 20 years ago and take the pain and the weight off my back and my shoulders, I would have been so much happier." I hope this episode answers a lot of your questions. I think it will be very helpful to patients who are considering breast reduction because when you come into our office and we do our first consultation, it's an awful lot of information to try and remember, and there's no way you can write it all down. And although we do provide you with consultation sheets, I don't think they're quite as informative as basically hearing me go over the entire consultation as I do in this episode.  If you have any questions at all, please call the office or look on our website, www.DrKerner.com. I hope you enjoy this episode. For other episodes, and upcoming episodes, you can go to my website www.DrKerner.com/podcasts or you can subscribe to our newsletter to know when a new episode is available, and also find our episodes on YouTube. Have a wonderful day, and don't forget to use your sunblock.
28:25
January 18, 2020
The Hidden Mysteries of the Earlobe
Learn about the types of earlobe problems that would bring a patient to a plastic surgeon, the types of procedures that can be done on an earlobe, interesting tidbits about the history and lore of the earlobe, and the anatomy. Welcome to Plain Talk About Plastic Surgery, a podcast to educate you about all things concerning plastic surgery procedures and operations, and other topics of relevance, with down to earth and honest information. I'm your host, Dr. Elizabeth Kerner. Let's get started! Learn more about Earlobe Repair Plastic Surgery at www.drkerner.com
21:51
October 18, 2019
How To Find A Sizer Bra For Your Breast Augmentation Procedure
A Sizer Bra is a normal bra of the cup size that you want to fit into comfortably after your operation. This bra is used during surgery as a guide to ensure your breasts will fit comfortably into it so you get the size breasts that you want.  I do find that lots of patients seem to be a bit confused about what a Sizer Bra is and how to find a bra of the type and form we're looking for, or are bringing in an inappropriate size. So today I'm going to talk to you about how to find a Sizer Bra and what to look for. I'd also like to give you a little of the amazing history about the brassiere.  Welcome to Plain Talk About Plastic Surgery, a podcast to educate you about all things concerning plastic surgery procedures and operations, and other topics of relevance, with down to earth and honest information.  I'm your host, Dr. Elizabeth Kerner. Let's get started! Learn more about Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery at www.drkerner.com
10:57
August 1, 2019