14 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
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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.

    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
    How Botox Works and What to Expect

    How Botox Works and What to Expect

    Thank you for joining me!  Today we're going to talk about Botox® Cosmetic.

    In this episode I'll explain what Botox is, the differences between Botox and other wrinkle-minimizing injectables like Dysport and Jeuveau, how Botox works to minimize wrinkles, how long the effect lasts, and what to expect when you receive Botox.

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


    What are the risks and complications of Botox?

    How long does Botox last, and how long after injection until you see results?

    How much Botox should you receive? Can you receive too much or too little, and what happens if you do?

    There are lots of Botox deals out there, so is it important to have your Botox injected by a cosmetic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and if so, why does it matter?

    Is getting Botox painful or pain-free?


    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 Botox!

    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!

    • 13 min
    How Brow Lift Surgery Works and What to Expect

    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 min

Customer Reviews

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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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