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Body Mass Index (BMI) and Surgery

It’s rare that I’ll do surgery on someone whose BMI is over 35.  Why is that, exactly? what is bMI? BMI (body mass index) is a rough estimate of body fat.  It combines a person’s height and weight into one number as a way to help provide a picture of overall health.  The easiest way […]

  • Posted on: Jul 1 2020
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Back To Business!

We are open and back to business! While we never completely closed our Fort Worth office, we are now actively seeing people in person (and virtually, of course!) and doing procedures.  Our aesthetics nurse injector, Krista, is doing treatments with Botox and facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane.  The State of Texas still won’t let […]

  • Posted on: May 21 2020
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Can I Have Surgery in Texas During COVID19?

It was all over the media on Friday, April 17th.  Governor Abbott said he was going to open the State of Texas back up, in stages.  Certain types of surgery would be allowed.  That made for great headlines, but as usual, it’s the details that count.  And so far, the details aren’t very clear.  Let’s […]

  • Posted on: Apr 20 2020
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Virtual consultation by Fort Worth plastic surgeon Dr. Kunkel

Virtual Plastic Surgery Consultations in Fort Worth

We are doing virtual consultations in the office.  It’s a great way to have an interactive visit!  We are seeing people who are new to the office this way, but it’s also a terrific way to see our existing clients.  

  • Posted on: Apr 8 2020
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Making hand sanitizer using grain alcohol

Hand sanitizer is a precious commodity these days.  It’s pretty easy to make, though.  Here’s a recipe for how to make it.  I’ve also created a video and the link is at the bottom of this blog page.

  • Posted on: Mar 26 2020
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Clarifying the coronavirus terminology

As I’ve been keeping up with the pandemic, I’ve found myself a little confused by the terms used by people and media outlets.  If I’m confused, I’m guessing a lot of people are confused.  After looking into it, I’ve listed some information that hopefully clarifies the picture a little.

  • Posted on: Mar 24 2020
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Botox: A Convenient Beauty Boost before Spring

Spring is in the air.  It’s marvelous watching nature replenish and rejuvenate itself.  For instance, one day there are some small buds on a tree.  Over the next few days the buds enlarge, then open, and before you know it the tree is in full bloom.  Two months later you hardly even think about it.  […]

  • Posted on: Mar 7 2020
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Mommy Makeover: A Personal Decision

As long as cosmetic surgical procedures have been around, you might think the idea of cosmetic surgery would be more widely accepted. Judging by the secretive nature of celebs who deny having had plastic surgery and then get outed years later, it’s understandable that many people aren’t more forthcoming about their interest in refining some […]

  • Posted on: Feb 14 2020
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Three things to consider about rhinoplasty

  Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job”, is a popular plastic surgery procedure that can have very positive effects on a person’s life. The modifications made to refine the shape and size of the nose are meant to enhance the harmony of a person’s facial features.  To achieve a great outcome, it is important […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2020
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Microneedling: The Little Secret to Great Skin

With such a wide variety of cosmetic treatments available today, it’s not surprising when people feel confused about what they might actually need. This confusion can lead to procrastination and, before you know it, the signs of aging have gotten out of control. I wanted to take a minute to discuss how microneedling is the […]

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2019
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