16 episodes

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.

Plain Talk About Plastic Surgery Dr. Elizabeth Kerner

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

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.

    Lumps, and Bumps, and Moles, Oh My!

    Lumps, and Bumps, and Moles, Oh My!

    Thank you for joining me! Today we're going to talk about all the little lumps, and bumps, and moles that bring people into my office.

    In this episode I'll explain the different types of lumps, bumps, and moles that we all seem to pick up as we age, including how they form, how they are best removed, and what differentiates an aesthetic concern from a true health and wellbeing concern.

    We cover a lot of interesting ground in this episode, and answer many of the questions people have:

    What is the difference between a lipoma and a sebaceous cyst?

    Is surgery the only option to remove a lipoma, or should a treatment like Kybella be considered?

    Are lipomas benign?

    How can sebaceous cysts be removed?

    Which sebaceous cysts can be removed in-office, and which should be removed in the operating room?

    What are dermoids?

    Are glandular tumors benign? What about dermatofibromas?

    Can moles be removed without scarring?

    Are skin checks to screen for skin cancer really necessary, and how often should a skin check be done?

    As a plastic surgeon with over 32 years of experience, I've addressed the questions and concerns of thousands of patients, and I can tell you that everyone has questions when it comes to plastic surgery, and breast implants 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!

    • 12 min
    What to Know About Breast Implants

    What to Know About Breast Implants

    Thank you for joining me! Today we're going to talk about breast implants; how they came to be, and what they are like now.

    In this episode I'll explain the different types of breast implants, from their simple (and often problematic) beginnings, to the state of the art implants currently available today that I use in my own practice.

    We cover a lot of interesting ground in this episode, and answer many of the questions people have about breast implants:

    What are the differences between silicone and saline breast implants?

    What materials are breast implants made from, and is one type of breast implant widely considered to be safer than the others?

    Are smooth or textured breast implants considered better?

    Do all breast implants fail over time, and what are the risks and complications when a breast implant of each type fails?

    What type and material of breast implant looks best on each woman's body type?

    What is my favorite type of breast implant to use in my practice? (Spoiler alert: I love the Ideal Implant, and I'll explain why I think you'll love it too!)

    Is wrinkling always an issue with saline implants… and does it have to be?

    Health studies and data of past, older style breast implants from the '70s, '80s and '90s no longer really apply to today's 5th-generation style of implants. Why is that, and what changed?

    As a plastic surgeon with over 32 years of experience, I've addressed the questions and concerns of thousands of patients, and I can tell you that everyone has questions when it comes to plastic surgery, and breast implants 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!

    • 18 min
    How Breast Lift Surgery Works and What to Expect

    How Breast Lift Surgery Works and What to Expect

    Thank you for joining me! Today we're going to talk about breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy.

    In this episode I'll explain what breast lift surgery is, and how breast lift surgery works with the human anatomy to give an ideal result.

    We cover a lot of interesting ground in this episode, and answer many of the questions people have about breast lifts:

    What is the difference between a breast lift and a breast reduction?

    What are the types of breast lift surgery and how do surgical techniques differ in each type?

    Who is a good candidate for a breast lift? Who is a poor candidate for a breast lift?

    Why weight gain or weight loss after a breast lift is a problem for long lasting results.

    Why is a preoperative mammogram so important before a breast lift?

    What are my current thoughts on the use of GalaFLEX in a breast lift?

    What is the recover process like after a breast lift, and what is the pain like?

    What are the risks involved in a breast lift?

    What is scarring like after a breast lift, and what are the important considerations regarding scarring in a breast lift?

    As a plastic surgeon with over 32 years of experience, I've addressed the questions and concerns of thousands of patients, and I can tell you that everyone has questions when it comes to plastic surgery, and breast lifts 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!

    • 16 min
    How Facelift Surgery Works and What to Expect

    How Facelift Surgery Works and What to Expect

    Thank you for joining me! Today we're going to talk about facelift surgery. If you've listened to my other podcasts, we've already covered surgeries for the forehead, the eyelids, and the neck. Today we're going to put it all together with the facelift.

    In this episode I'll explain what facelift surgery is, and how facelift surgery works with the human anatomy to give an ideal result.

    We cover a lot of interesting ground in this episode, and answer many of the questions people have about facelifts:

    What are the risks and complications of facelift surgery?

    What are the types of facelift surgery and how do surgical techniques differ in each type? 

    What causes facial aging?

    How is a mini facelift different from a full facelift (also known as a SMAS flap or plication)?

    Is there pain involved, and how long is the recovery period?

    What makes someone a good candidate for a facelift?

    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 facelift 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, 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!

    • 11 min
    How Breast Augmentation Surgery Works and What to Expect

    How Breast Augmentation Surgery Works and What to Expect

    Thank you for joining me!  Today we're going to talk about breast augmentation surgery. There are so many questions women have about breast augmentation, and a lot to consider. That's why I created this episode.

    In this episode I'll explain what breast augmentation surgery is, and how breast augmentation surgery works with the human anatomy to give an ideal result.

    We cover a lot of interesting ground in this episode, and answer many of the questions people have about breast augmentation:

    What are the risks and complications of breast augmentation?

    How does a surgeon go about determining the correct implant size to help a woman achieve her ideal final result?

    What makes someone a good candidate or a bad candidate for breast augmentation surgery?

    How does a woman's torso length, body shape, and unique anatomical details influence the final result of breast augmentation surgery?

    How are breast implants inserted and positioned to provide the best, longest lasting results?

    What role does a Sizer Bra play during surgery?

    Why do I NOT perform armpit or areolar incisions in my plastic surgery practice?

    Is there 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 breast augmentation 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, 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!

    • 16 min
    Why Can't I Just Do a Neck Lift Instead of a Face Lift?

    Why Can't I Just Do a Neck Lift Instead of a Face Lift?

    Thank you for joining me!  Today we're talking about a common question I often hear from my patients: why can't I just have my neck fixed?

    In this episode I'll explain the anatomy of the neck, what makes just performing a neck lift instead of a face lift such a complicated issue, why some people are candidates for a neck lift but most people are not, and what to expect if you just receive a neck lift.

    We cover a lot of very interesting ground in this episode, and quickly answer many of the questions people have about neck lifts:

    What are the risks and complications of neck lifts (cervicoplasty)?
    Do neck lifts last?
    What about thread lifts or barb suture lifts?
    How do neck lifts compare to face lifts?

    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 cervicoplasty!

    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!

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

ajsilber ,

Great Show!

Dr. Kerner does an excellent job of explaining what procedures are, and what to expect when getting them done. It’s a fresh take from an expert perspective.

Tk67891234 ,

The perfect plastic surgery podcast

I love this series! Super informative and interesting, and a quick listen to learn the pros and cons of plastic surgery procedures I’ve been considering.

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