Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Kendall Roehl
Dr. Kendall Roehl is a native Texan who was born in Alice, Texas. She moved to Victoria, Texas when she was just nine, and she was raised there within a close and supportive family. She is the daughter of a teacher and petroleum consultant and has one younger brother. In her younger years, Dr. Roehl lived for sports.
“I ran cross country and track, played basketball and softball. I carried my love for playing sports into college at Sam Houston State University and was even named an ‘All American’ in flag football!”
Dr. Roehl grew up always wanting to help anyone or any animal that was injured or didn’t feel well. She knew she wanted to become a doctor at a very young age, and as she followed her education and interests, she discovered in medical school that her true love was in the operating room.
On my surgical rotation, I fell in love with pediatric surgery. I also met a pediatric plastic surgeon who took care of congenital deformities, like cleft lips and palates, and he convinced me to try plastic surgery. I remember telling him, ‘I would never be a plastic surgeon,’ yet during my rotation, I fell in love with the diversity and art of plastic surgery!
Dr. Roehl went on to work with many other plastic surgeons and then met another microsurgeon like herself – a mother/wife/surgeon.
Her practice focused on breast cancer reconstruction, and I realized that was my calling. I love helping women restore their bodies and feel good about themselves. Reconstructive surgery is the one light in a very dark time and helps women feel whole again. In that process, I really get to know those women- what they love and about their work and families. I enjoy that intimate connection with those patients and helping them walk through a very difficult chapter in their lives.
Dr. Roehl shared that she feels so blessed to be doing what she loves.
Being a plastic surgeon is one of the greatest honors, and in this profession comes some of the largest responsibilities on Earth, in my opinion. Patients are often in the most vulnerable state of their lives, and they then allow me to modify parts of their bodies (oftentimes they have a hard time looking at those parts themselves) whether for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes.
The most rewarding part of her job is seeing the impact it has on a patient’s self-image and self-worth.
Many people judge or ridicule plastic surgery, but it truly can change a person in not only what they see in the mirror, but also in their soul. These changes trickle over into every aspect of their daily lives at work and in relationships. It brings me so much joy being part of people’s journeys and watching them transform physically and emotionally. Not every patient will share these stories with me, but those that do leave a lasting impression forever on my heart. I am so humbled and honored to be able to do this for ‘work.’
One tip Dr. Roehl shared that has been passed down is from her late grandmother:
“‘You feel better and stronger, and are taken more seriously with a little war paint on your face.” No matter how little sleep I have, even after being awake for 48 hours on-call, I always wash my face and put some makeup on to feel ready to tackle whatever life throws at me.
People ask me all the time, ‘Dr. Roehl, why do you have a full face of makeup on if you’re just going to get sweaty doing liposuction all day long?’ The simple answer and truth is because when I look my best, I feel my best and can do better work!”
Ask Us Beauty Magazine Reader Questions
Can you briefly explain to our readers what Lipo360 is?
The term “Lipo 360” refers to liposuction of the flanks, abdomen, and back to remove stubborn areas of fat from the entire circumference of the torso. This is often combined with other procedures, like the popular Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), where the fat that is removed from liposuction is then transferred to the hips and buttocks to reshape the overall body contour.
I’ve seen women with really defined abs; how do you achieve that with liposuction?
“Ab-etching” – If a patient has good skin quality and wants a more defined look in her abdomen, “hi-definition” liposuction can be added. This creates the look of abs by creating hills and valleys in the skin and fat of the abdomen and gives the illusion of an extra athletic appearance.
I’ve lost 60 lbs. and have stalled for a year with the last 20. Should I go ahead and schedule my tummy tuck?
I truly respect and applaud those who have undergone major weight loss or are taking steps to reach their goal weight! So many people seek surgery to “fix” their weight, and it is not intended to be that way. My best work is when patients are at a stable weight and are at or close to a good weight for their body.
I ask my patients to be at a stable weight that they can realistically maintain and ideally be at a BMI of 30 or less before scheduling a consultation with me.
Having certain parameters in place is really done for the patient’s health and allows them to get the most “bang for their buck” since I’m able to truly work on addressing their problematic areas, like stubborn areas of fat or stretched out skin after pregnancy/weight loss.
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