Current Updates on BIA-ALCL

For Patients with Breast Implants, or Who Are Considering Getting Breast Implants

You may have seen recent news reports about an association between a textured breast implant and rare development of lymphoma in the scar tissue (capsule) surrounding the implants.

The following is from a FAQ about BIA-ALCL from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons sent to physicians in February 2019.

Because research is ongoing and data continues to be analyzed, future updates are likely.  Please check back regularly to stay up-to-date with the latest information.

Dr. Elizabeth Kerner, MD

What is BIA-ALCL?

BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) is a rare spectrum of disease that can range from an indolent accumulation of fluids (seroma) around the breast to a potentially metastatic lymphoma especially when there are delays in diagnosis. It is a disease that ranges from indolent to full-blown metastatic disease when not caught early. BIA-ALCL is not a cancer of the breast tissue itself. When diagnosed early, it is readily curable. If the disease is advanced, chemotherapy or radiation may be required.

BIA-ALCL is currently classified as a lymphoma. Many experts believe it behaves clinically as a lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD) that encompasses the spectrum of disease from benign CD30+ (a tumor marker) seromas, to CD30+ malignant seromas, to invasive capsular disease, and finally metastatic disease. Current ASERF (Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation) research is underway to further understand the proper classification of this disorder. Similar to LPDs, BIA-ALCL is a highly treatable disease with high cure rates.

 

Have there been any deaths due to BIA-ALCL?

There have been 17 confirmed deaths globally, (9 in the United States), attributed to BIA-ALCL since the disease was first reported nearly 20 years ago.

 

What are the symptoms of BIA-ALCL?

The first symptom of BIA-ALCL is usually a swelling of the breast between two and 28 years after the insertion of breast implants, with an average of about eight years after implantation. The swelling is due to a collection of fluid surrounding the implant. This fluid can cause the breast to enlarge significantly over a period of days or weeks. It can also present as a lump in the breast or armpit, firmness of the breast, or pain. It is usually easily and completely treated if patients see their doctor at the first symptom.

 

What is the risk of developing BIA-ALCL?

The FDA reports it is 1:3,817 to 1:30,000 in their latest statement. These risk assessments are changing on an ongoing basis, but this is the most accurate information currently available.

Based on current data, the risk can be further explained by the texture grade of the implants as follows:

  • Grade 1 (smooth only) – In global databases, there has not been a confirmed case of smooth only. In the February 2019 FDA statement, it was reported that “there have been reports of BIA-ALCL in patients with smooth-surfaced implants and many reports do not include the surface texture of the implant at the time of diagnosis.” At the time of this publication it is known that a single case of smooth only BIA-ALCL was originally reported to the FDA; however, it was later determined this was not accurate, and the case was a mixed implant case. The report to the FDA was amended.
  • Grade 2 (e.g. Microtexture, Siltex and similar) – 1:82,000
  • Grade 3 (e.g. Macrotexture, Biocell and similar) – 1:3,200
  • Grade 4 (e.g. Polyurethane) – 1:2,800*

* Based on data from an Australian study – however this was 100% Silimed polyurethane implants that had a manufacturing defect and have since been taken off the market.

Loch-Wilkinson, A., et al. (2017). “Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma in Australia with Increased Risk.”  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 140(4): 645-654

 

If a breast implant patient sees a plastic surgeon when she develops a first symptom, will she be cured?

That answer is not known and is a very important piece of information for patients and plastic surgeons. Most of the time patients see their plastic surgeon right away when they develop significant swelling of the breast. In these cases, the disease is almost always caught early and cured with a straightforward operation. Some women with advanced disease ignored earlier symptoms or saw a doctor who did not properly diagnose them. There are a few patients who presented with advanced disease who said they never had earlier symptoms.

 

Can you explain the differences in implant texture and what role that factor plays in the research?

Although it is rare, BIA-ALCL appears to currently develop exclusively in women with textured implants. To date there has not been a case of BIA-ALCL in a patient with only smooth implants. There are several theories which attempt to explain the higher rate for textured implant patients:  many believe the increased surface area of textured implants allows a higher number of bacteria around the implant, which forms a biofilm in some patients, and can result in chronic inflammation, ultimately leading to a proliferation of lymphocytes. Less accepted theories are textured implants create greater inflammation because of chronic mechanical irritation, and another postulates microscopic shedding of silicone from the textured wall induces inflammation.

 

Is it a problem with saline or silicone implants?

Of the 457 unique cases of BIA-ALCL (FDA 2-2019) implants are both silicone and saline. It appears to purely be related to the surface of the implant and not to what the implant is filled with.

 

How does this impact those with breast implants?

ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons) and ASERF emphasize the most important issue for women with breast implants is to screen for breast cancer with self-exam, a regular physician exam, and mammography/ultrasound/MRI as recommended by their physician. Regardless of BIA-ALCL, all women should see their plastic surgeon immediately if they note a change to the size, feel, or shape of their breasts.

 

What about those considering breast implants?

Patients considering textured breast implants should discuss this issue with their plastic surgeon. Since our knowledge of this condition is continuing to evolve, thanks in large part to ASERF-sponsored research, patients should check  www.surgery.org  and the FDA website for any updates.

 

What if a doctor is recommending textured implants to a patient?

The choice of implant type is ultimately a decision between an educated patient and her board-certified plastic surgeon. There may be certain circumstances where a textured implant is recommended for particular patients.

All patients should have a detailed conversation with their surgeon about the risks associated with textured implants, beyond what is published online or in pamphlets. Ultimately, there are instances where textured implants are the best choice for them.

 

How is BIA-ALCL diagnosed?

If a woman develops swelling in an augmented breast, she should undergo an ultrasound scan. If fluid is detected, it should be drained and tested for:

  1. Cytology
  2. CD30

CD30 immunohistochemistry is not diagnostic for BIA-ALCL; however, it is a marker for activated T-Cells. If a patient’s seroma is CD30 positive, and the cytology is negative, this likely represents a precursor to BIA-ALCL, and should be treated with total capsulectomy. If the seroma test CD30 negative with negative cytology, then it should be treated as a benign seroma using the individual surgeon’s protocol.

The majority of seromas seen clinically are benign seromas and not BIA-ALCL.

Management of all seromas should be by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Mammograms are not useful in diagnosing BIA-ALCL. In confirmed cases PET or MRI/CT scans may be used to help stage the disease.

If a patient wants to their textured implants removed and replaced, the options are:

  • Exchange to smooth implants
  • Exchange to smooth implants with a capsulectomy

 

How is BIA-ALCL treated and what is the prognosis?

Current recommendations for the treatment of BIA-ALCL call for bilateral capsulectomy (removing all the scar tissue) and removal of the old breast implants. This is a very common procedure performed by plastic surgeons, identical to what is done when an implant has ruptured or capsular contracture has developed. Smooth implants can be put back in or the patient can choose not to have implants. In all early stage cases, the disease has been fully resolved by this surgery alone. The majority of patient require no additional treatment. However, if the disease has spread to lymph nodes or grown into the adjacent tissues, chemotherapy and radiation may be necessary. These are very serious treatments with significant side effects.

 

Are some patients at greater risk than others?

The rates of BIA-ALCL seem to have difference rates throughout the world. This may be due to different reporting and registries, but there is likely to be a genetic predisposition that is not yet fully understood. For instance, as of this time there are very few cases in Asian patients. The risk is only with textured implants and not smooth implants; the rate is no different between silicone and saline; it occurs in both cosmetic and reconstructive patients. There is no test to determine whether one textured implant patient is at any more risk of developing this disorder than any other patients.

 

Should patients have their implants removed because of BIA-ALCL?

For textured implant patients, neither the FDA nor any plastic surgery society currently recommends women should preventatively remove  textured breast implant to prevent BIA-ALCL. However, there are women who have been concerned enough about BIA-ALCL and have chosen to have their implants removed. There are some women who were already considering breast implant revision, and the BIA-ALCL issue gave them one more reason to decide to proceed.

Breast implant patients should have ongoing follow up. Current FDA recommendations and ASAPS recommendations indicate patients with textured implants with no issues should not do anything and implant removal is not recommended.

 

Should women with breast implants be screened for BIA-ALCL?

There is no blood test to specifically screen for BIA-ALCL. The expert opinion is asymptomatic women without breast changes do not require more than routine mammograms and breast exams. But if a patient experiences a change in her breasts – especially if there is swelling or a lump – she should undergo immediate examination, imaging, and consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. If there is fluid around the implant the fluid should be aspirated under ultrasound guidance and sent for analysis.

 

What causes BIA-ALCL?

ASAPS, ASERF, the FDA, and the implant manufacturers are intensely studying BIA-ALCL. To date, not specific causal factors have been identified. Implant texturing, bacteriologic contamination, and genetic factors have been implicated and are undergoing further study.

The best theory today is that a combination of four factors are required for the development of BIA-ALCL:

  1. Textured implants (surface area to sequester bacteria)
  2. Chronic bacterial-inflammation
  3. Genetic predisposition
  4. Time

The source of the chronic inflammation is thought to be bacteria that have been identified around the implants in affected breasts. Evidence is accumulating that a long-term inflammatory response to the presence of these bacteria is one of the factors that may cause BIA-ALCL. Research is ongoing, and cases are being monitored.

Genetic factors may play a role. Some geographic areas have reported very few cases. Ongoing data collection worldwide will help to determine whether or not there are any genetic propensities for this disease.

 

Have More Questions?

If you have any concerns whatsoever about your implants, or are considering getting breast implants and want to speak with one of the most experienced, trusted cosmetic surgeons in the Dallas Fort Worth area about your best options, feel free to contact Dr. Elizabeth Kerner’s office at (972) 981-7144 for an appointment to discuss your questions and have a breast implant checkup.

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It's been more than 7 years since I lived in the Dallas area. While I've had doctors in two other states, they simply cannot hold a candle to Dr. Kerner. When I'm in Texas - she's my 'go-to'. Her staff is more than accommodating and I've never been disappointed. Whether it's a quick facial or something more complex I know I can trust everyone to be courteous, prompt and offer absolute platinum level products and services.

Dr. Kerner has been taking care of needs for my family for years.

When I had a basal cancer discovered on my face, she walked me through the entire process and took care of the final stages of cosmetic closure and healing. People can't believe I ever HAD a procedure, as there is virtually no discernible scar. I recently had some filler work done before my daughter's wedding, and Dr Kerner and staff helped me feel beautiful for the special day. Dr. Kerner always explains things thoroughly, and there is so much benefit from her years of experience. I love her low-key, friendly demeanor that is the perfect pairing to her surgical skill. I also love the atmosphere of the office. The team always takes time to make patients feel welcome, and there is an air of peace and calm among the entire staff. I agree with other evaluations stating that Jennifer is a wonderful face for the practice - gracious, friendly, super-knowledgeable, and helpful. Belinda and Sally are ideal medical staff - experienced and very knowledgeable, efficient and friendly, while again contributing to an environment that is very peaceful and relaxing. The entire team is the perfect combo for the types of procedures and services they provide. From the first moment to the last, you're getting the best there is! I would go nowhere else but to Dr. Elizabeth Kerner!

Megan S. | via Google Ratings

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-03-05T01:00:04-05:00

Megan S. | via Google Ratings

When I had a basal cancer discovered on my face, she walked me through the entire process and took care of the final stages of cosmetic closure and healing. People can't believe I ever HAD a procedure, as there is virtually no discernible scar. I recently had some filler work done before my daughter's wedding, and Dr Kerner and staff helped me feel beautiful for the special day. Dr. Kerner always explains things thoroughly, and there is so much benefit from her years of experience. I love her low-key, friendly demeanor that is the perfect pairing to her surgical skill. I also love the atmosphere of the office. The team always takes time to make patients feel welcome, and there is an air of peace and calm among the entire staff. I agree with other evaluations stating that Jennifer is a wonderful face for the practice - gracious, friendly, super-knowledgeable, and helpful. Belinda and Sally are ideal medical staff - experienced and very knowledgeable, efficient and friendly, while again contributing to an environment that is very peaceful and relaxing. The entire team is the perfect combo for the types of procedures and services they provide. From the first moment to the last, you're getting the best there is! I would go nowhere else but to Dr. Elizabeth Kerner!

Dr. Kerner excels in her technical and people skills

Dr. Kerner excels in both her technical and her people skills. She is very personable and a great listener, you can't help but feel comfortable discussing your needs and desires. She fully explains her recommended approach and why she recommends it while also outlining other options and their relative merits. Her staff is both attentive and helpful.

Patient | via vitals.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-03-05T00:57:39-05:00

Patient | via vitals.com

Dr. Kerner excels in both her technical and her people skills. She is very personable and a great listener, you can't help but feel comfortable discussing your needs and desires. She fully explains her recommended approach and why she recommends it while also outlining other options and their relative merits. Her staff is both attentive and helpful.

I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a really good plastic surgeon

Dr. Kerner is an excellent surgeon and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a really good plastic surgeon. She is super professional, highly qualified and is Board certified. She made me feel very much at ease and explained the surgical procedure in really good detail. Her staff is excellent as well and the environment in her office is quite pleasant. Glad we have great doctors like Dr. Kerner in the medical profession, we need more like her!

Jennifer F. Plano, TX | Yelp reviews

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-05-11T21:24:50-05:00

Jennifer F. Plano, TX | Yelp reviews

Dr. Kerner is an excellent surgeon and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a really good plastic surgeon. She is super professional, highly qualified and is Board certified. She made me feel very much at ease and explained the surgical procedure in really good detail. Her staff is excellent as well and the environment in her office is quite pleasant. Glad we have great doctors like Dr. Kerner in the medical profession, we need more like her!

The best!!

Dr Kerner is so nice, very understanding, easy to talk with and very much a perfectionist! Will take as much time as needed for consultations, pre-op, surgery and post-op as necessary. You will never feel rushed! You will always feel important and valuable to this Dr. practice.

L. S.  |  via insiderpages.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2015-01-08T17:14:53-05:00

L. S.  |  via insiderpages.com

Dr Kerner is so nice, very understanding, easy to talk with and very much a perfectionist! Will take as much time as needed for consultations, pre-op, surgery and post-op as necessary. You will never feel rushed! You will always feel important and valuable to this Dr. practice.

I would trust her with any future cosmetic surgery I or my family may have.

I saw Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Liz Kerner in her West Plano office. I found her work to be precise and her advice thorough. She described accurately what I should expect and what my recovery would be like. Her office was relaxing and easy to get to and her entire staff was excellent. I would trust her with any future cosmetic surgery I or my family may have.

New Patient | RateMDs.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-06-07T13:02:18-05:00

New Patient | RateMDs.com

I saw Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Liz Kerner in her West Plano office. I found her work to be precise and her advice thorough. She described accurately what I should expect and what my recovery would be like. Her office was relaxing and easy to get to and her entire staff was excellent. I would trust her with any future cosmetic surgery I or my family may have.

Best Surgeon Around

Best surgeon around. Really listens and did exactly what we wanted with great results. Always on time, which happens nowhere else. Staff is great and really helpful. Great experience all around.

Taj White | via Google Ratings

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-03-29T01:36:17-05:00

Taj White | via Google Ratings

Best surgeon around. Really listens and did exactly what we wanted with great results. Always on time, which happens nowhere else. Staff is great and really helpful. Great experience all around.

The price was very reasonable and the results are perfect

I had my plastic surgery done in Plano TX after recommendations to go see Dr. Kerner. From getting older my earlobes had become longer and droopy. Right there in her office at Presbyterian Hospital Plano she examined me, drew a few lines and explained how the whole thing would work. The price was very reasonable, the results are perfect and I simply cannot see any scars on either ear. Great job by a great plastic surgeon.

 

Richard | via Google Ratings

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-06-07T11:46:23-05:00

Richard | via Google Ratings

I had my plastic surgery done in Plano TX after recommendations to go see Dr. Kerner. From getting older my earlobes had become longer and droopy. Right there in her office at Presbyterian Hospital Plano she examined me, drew a few lines and explained how the whole thing would work. The price was very reasonable, the results are perfect and I simply cannot see any scars on either ear. Great job by a great plastic surgeon.  

Glad we have great doctors like Dr. Kerner

Dr. Kerner is an excellent surgeon and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a really good plastic surgeon.  She is super professional, highly qualified and is Board certified.  She made me feel very much at ease and explained the surgical procedure in really good detail. Her staff is excellent as well and the environment in her office is quite pleasant.  Glad we have great doctors like Dr. Kerner in the medical profession, we need more like her!

Jennifer F.  |  via yelp.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2015-01-08T17:29:01-05:00

Jennifer F.  |  via yelp.com

Dr. Kerner is an excellent surgeon and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a really good plastic surgeon.  She is super professional, highly qualified and is Board certified.  She made me feel very much at ease and explained the surgical procedure in really good detail. Her staff is excellent as well and the environment in her office is quite pleasant.  Glad we have great doctors like Dr. Kerner in the medical profession, we need more like her!

Very personable, great listener. You can’t help but feel comfortable discussing your needs and desires

Dr. Kerner excels in both her technical and her people skills. She is very personable and a great listener, you can't help but feel comfortable discussing your needs and desires. She fully explains her recommended approach and why she recommends it while also outlining other options and their relative merits. Her staff is both attentive and helpful.

Roger N. Richardson, TX | Yelp reviews

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-05-11T21:21:17-05:00

Roger N. Richardson, TX | Yelp reviews

Dr. Kerner excels in both her technical and her people skills. She is very personable and a great listener, you can't help but feel comfortable discussing your needs and desires. She fully explains her recommended approach and why she recommends it while also outlining other options and their relative merits. Her staff is both attentive and helpful.

Excellent

Dr. Kerner has done two surgeries for me. WOW - barely notice any scars. She is very meticulous and honest, she is fun and funny, laid back and just plain great. Highly recommend Dr. Kerner for any plastic surgery you may need or even for Juverderm/CoolSculpting. Just a great experience.

Patient  |  via ucomparehealthcare.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2015-01-08T17:27:32-05:00

Patient  |  via ucomparehealthcare.com

Dr. Kerner has done two surgeries for me. WOW - barely notice any scars. She is very meticulous and honest, she is fun and funny, laid back and just plain great. Highly recommend Dr. Kerner for any plastic surgery you may need or even for Juverderm/CoolSculpting. Just a great experience.

Dr. Kerner exceeded my expectations

This review is LONG overdue! Dr. Kerner was highly recommended to me by OBGYN as well as my Urologist. What a blessing that I decided to take a chance with her. From my first appointment, procedure, to my follow ups, she exceeded my expectations for care and understanding. She always listened to my concerns and helped me feel at ease. Dr. Elizabeth Kerner has over 25 years experience, precision and is very detail oriented. If you're looking for a plastic surgeon, you can feel rest assured you found a top notch doctor in her! Always a pleasant experience with the rest of the staff too and that goes a long way as well in my book.

Lisa S. | via Google Ratings

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-03-05T00:57:07-05:00

Lisa S. | via Google Ratings

This review is LONG overdue! Dr. Kerner was highly recommended to me by OBGYN as well as my Urologist. What a blessing that I decided to take a chance with her. From my first appointment, procedure, to my follow ups, she exceeded my expectations for care and understanding. She always listened to my concerns and helped me feel at ease. Dr. Elizabeth Kerner has over 25 years experience, precision and is very detail oriented. If you're looking for a plastic surgeon, you can feel rest assured you found a top notch doctor in her! Always a pleasant experience with the rest of the staff too and that goes a long way as well in my book.

Terrific surgeon!

I went to see two other plastic surgeons regarding breast augmentation, both males. They both urged me to aim for larger and larger implants. As a runner and a workout junkie, I wanted smaller implants that would be more proportionate and fit my lifestyle. Dr. Kerner was the only one of the three who listened to my wishes and asked me to bring a lot of pictures to show her what I wanted. I knew that we were on the same page, and I love my new look! I enjoyed every aspect of my surgery and follow-up with Dr. Kerner and her wonderful staff, and I'm happy to recommend her to others.

Breast Augmentation Patient | via vitals.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2015-01-08T17:08:58-05:00

Breast Augmentation Patient | via vitals.com

I went to see two other plastic surgeons regarding breast augmentation, both males. They both urged me to aim for larger and larger implants. As a runner and a workout junkie, I wanted smaller implants that would be more proportionate and fit my lifestyle. Dr. Kerner was the only one of the three who listened to my wishes and asked me to bring a lot of pictures to show her what I wanted. I knew that we were on the same page, and I love my new look! I enjoyed every aspect of my surgery and follow-up with Dr. Kerner and her wonderful staff, and I'm happy to recommend her to others.

My breasts are beautiful

Now that I have healed, I can honestly say that I cannot think of any way that Dr. Kerner could have done more to improve my experience. Dr. Kerner takes you through the process in a steady calm manner. She listens to what you want. She is kind and is there for every appt. I have a friend whose daughter had the same surgery that I did but she didn't have Dr. Kerner so her experience was not as perfect. I can truly say that I recovered wonderfully. In my case, I was expecting much worse pain while I was recovering. I am now six months out from surgery and my breasts are beautiful.

Patient | via vitals.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-02-28T17:57:58-05:00

Patient | via vitals.com

Now that I have healed, I can honestly say that I cannot think of any way that Dr. Kerner could have done more to improve my experience. Dr. Kerner takes you through the process in a steady calm manner. She listens to what you want. She is kind and is there for every appt. I have a friend whose daughter had the same surgery that I did but she didn't have Dr. Kerner so her experience was not as perfect. I can truly say that I recovered wonderfully. In my case, I was expecting much worse pain while I was recovering. I am now six months out from surgery and my breasts are beautiful.

Great Staff

What a really top notch office staff you have. Not only are they very supportive of you, but they are very good to your patients.

D. K. | Patient via In-Office Survey

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2015-01-08T16:37:27-05:00

D. K. | Patient via In-Office Survey

What a really top notch office staff you have. Not only are they very supportive of you, but they are very good to your patients.

Dr. Kerner And Her Team Are True Professionals

This is my second procedure with Dr. Kerner.  I am extremely happy with both procedures.  Dr. Kerner set very realistic expectations for each of my surgeries -- the results were incredible.  Also, the way she treated me, showed she cared about my every concern -- she even made herself available during Thanksgiving day if I needed her.  Dr. Kerner and her team are true professionals.

Rudy C. | via Yelp.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-07-10T11:39:19-05:00

Rudy C. | via Yelp.com

This is my second procedure with Dr. Kerner.  I am extremely happy with both procedures.  Dr. Kerner set very realistic expectations for each of my surgeries -- the results were incredible.  Also, the way she treated me, showed she cared about my every concern -- she even made herself available during Thanksgiving day if I needed her.  Dr. Kerner and her team are true professionals.

Keep up the excellent work!

I could not have found a better, more experienced cosmetic surgeon. I am delighted with my results and the procedure and recovery were both a piece of cake. I have recommended Dr. Kerner to my friends and even colleagues. Keep up the excellent work!

Patient | via ratemds.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-03-05T01:09:21-05:00

Patient | via ratemds.com

I could not have found a better, more experienced cosmetic surgeon. I am delighted with my results and the procedure and recovery were both a piece of cake. I have recommended Dr. Kerner to my friends and even colleagues. Keep up the excellent work!

Terrific Doctor & Experience

I would definitely recommend Dr Kerner. My total experience was outstanding. Dr Kerner's demeanor is wonderful. She is caring & compassionate. She listens intently & answers questions fully. Susan, her assistant is wonderful as all of her staff. Scheduling was prompt & all of her staff are respectful & very helpful. I definitely recommend Dr Kerner.

Joyce B.  |  via vitals.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2015-01-08T17:11:14-05:00

Joyce B.  |  via vitals.com

I would definitely recommend Dr Kerner. My total experience was outstanding. Dr Kerner's demeanor is wonderful. She is caring & compassionate. She listens intently & answers questions fully. Susan, her assistant is wonderful as all of her staff. Scheduling was prompt & all of her staff are respectful & very helpful. I definitely recommend Dr Kerner.

I couldn’t have asked for a more knowledgeable and caring surgeon

Dr. Kerner put me at ease during my consultation and prior to my surgery. Surgery went very well and recovery was a breeze. I couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable and caring surgeon.

Patient | via ratemds.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-03-05T01:05:04-05:00

Patient | via ratemds.com

Dr. Kerner put me at ease during my consultation and prior to my surgery. Surgery went very well and recovery was a breeze. I couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable and caring surgeon.

Kind, Caring and Does Excellent Work. We wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Dr. Kerner has taken care of me many times with various skin cancers. I have "white coat syndrome" and am afraid of doctors. She always puts me at ease and has such a wonderful bedside manner. She is kind and caring, and she does excellent work. I can't even find most of my scars!

She has also given several excellent referrals to other specialists, and I'd trust her with absolutely any medical need I have. She has also cared for several of my family members, and we wouldn't go anywhere else.

John P. | via Google Ratings

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-05-01T01:12:25-05:00

John P. | via Google Ratings

Dr. Kerner has taken care of me many times with various skin cancers. I have "white coat syndrome" and am afraid of doctors. She always puts me at ease and has such a wonderful bedside manner. She is kind and caring, and she does excellent work. I can't even find most of my scars! She has also given several excellent referrals to other specialists, and I'd trust her with absolutely any medical need I have. She has also cared for several of my family members, and we wouldn't go anywhere else.

Caring, compassionate and exceptionally skilled

Dr. Kerner is caring, compassionate and an exceptionally skilled surgeon. I have had two procedures and am completely satisfied. Dr. Kerner makes you feel at ease and certain that she has your best interest in mind. I trust her implicitly.

Patient | via vitals.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2015-01-08T17:05:10-05:00

Patient | via vitals.com

Dr. Kerner is caring, compassionate and an exceptionally skilled surgeon. I have had two procedures and am completely satisfied. Dr. Kerner makes you feel at ease and certain that she has your best interest in mind. I trust her implicitly.

Outstanding doctor!!!

Wow I was 38 years old and had a lower face lift and she made my face look 7 years younger without the pull look. She is gentle and very caring and wants to make you happy! I had my breast done 7 years ago from her also and that was a great out come also. It's so scary to do something like this that changed your appearance forever. But you can feel safe going to her. She is very detailed.

Face Lift Patient | via vitals.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2015-01-08T17:07:49-05:00

Face Lift Patient | via vitals.com

Wow I was 38 years old and had a lower face lift and she made my face look 7 years younger without the pull look. She is gentle and very caring and wants to make you happy! I had my breast done 7 years ago from her also and that was a great out come also. It's so scary to do something like this that changed your appearance forever. But you can feel safe going to her. She is very detailed.

I highly recommend her to anyone seeking plastic surgery

Dr. Kerner's work is excellent. She has treated me for many skin cancers over the years, and the resulting scars are hard to find. She is compassionate and doesn't mind my nervousness when undergoing procedures. She always puts me at ease as does her kind and helpful staff. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking plastic surgery.

John P.  Frisco, TX | Yelp reviews

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-05-11T20:59:59-05:00

John P.  Frisco, TX | Yelp reviews

Dr. Kerner's work is excellent. She has treated me for many skin cancers over the years, and the resulting scars are hard to find. She is compassionate and doesn't mind my nervousness when undergoing procedures. She always puts me at ease as does her kind and helpful staff. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking plastic surgery.

Comforting

You are my plastic surgeon for life! I cannot stress enough how wonderful it is to be made comfortable when going through a plastics procedure, and you all have perfected the art. Thanks for always doing your best!

L. F. | Patient via In-Office Survery

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2015-01-08T16:38:15-05:00

L. F. | Patient via In-Office Survery

You are my plastic surgeon for life! I cannot stress enough how wonderful it is to be made comfortable when going through a plastics procedure, and you all have perfected the art. Thanks for always doing your best!

Dr. Kerner does excellent, beautiful surgery

I could not give Dr. Kerner too high a rating. She was very helpful all the way through. Dr. Kerner has all the people skills and does excellent beautiful surgery. If something is not going to be perfect she tells you so that after you are completely healed the imperfection is so minor you wonder why she mentioned it. She sees you at every appt so you know she cares. I have not been paid to write this.

Liz A | via healthgrades.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-03-05T00:55:48-05:00

Liz A | via healthgrades.com

I could not give Dr. Kerner too high a rating. She was very helpful all the way through. Dr. Kerner has all the people skills and does excellent beautiful surgery. If something is not going to be perfect she tells you so that after you are completely healed the imperfection is so minor you wonder why she mentioned it. She sees you at every appt so you know she cares. I have not been paid to write this.

Nose Skin Cancer Removal and Wound Repair – An Exceptional Surgeon

There isn't a high enough recommendation for Dr. Kerner.  She repaired a bad cut on my hand in her office, saving me thousands of dollars from an emergency room visit. It healed perfectly.  She also removed a large skin cancer from my nose, and the scar is invisible.  She is an exceptional surgeon, and I am very happy with my results and the care I received from her.

Les C. | via Google Ratings

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-05-01T00:59:34-05:00

Les C. | via Google Ratings

There isn't a high enough recommendation for Dr. Kerner.  She repaired a bad cut on my hand in her office, saving me thousands of dollars from an emergency room visit. It healed perfectly.  She also removed a large skin cancer from my nose, and the scar is invisible.  She is an exceptional surgeon, and I am very happy with my results and the care I received from her.

Dr. Kerner is one of my most favorite doctors

Dr. Kerner has been one of my doctors since 1990. We both have done some moving around in those 28 years but, since she's a terrific doctor and person, I've always stayed with her when I needed her expertise and or guidance. Her office staff is great too, and have been with Dr. Kerner for a long time. It's been great to have such continuity - especially with her and her Office Manager, Jennifer. I look forward to going there whenever it's necessary - Jennifer and the other staff are always so bright and cheerful when you walk in the door. There's never been an issue (insurance, etc.) that didn't get resolved in an extremely timely manner. Whenever I've needed a referral, Jennifer has been "johnny-on-the-spot" and gotten back with me timely. Dr. Kerner is one of my most favorite doctors, and her office atmosphere is excellent - friendly, peaceful, relaxing. What a great office!

Fran S. | via Google Ratings

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-03-05T01:00:56-05:00

Fran S. | via Google Ratings

Dr. Kerner has been one of my doctors since 1990. We both have done some moving around in those 28 years but, since she's a terrific doctor and person, I've always stayed with her when I needed her expertise and or guidance. Her office staff is great too, and have been with Dr. Kerner for a long time. It's been great to have such continuity - especially with her and her Office Manager, Jennifer. I look forward to going there whenever it's necessary - Jennifer and the other staff are always so bright and cheerful when you walk in the door. There's never been an issue (insurance, etc.) that didn't get resolved in an extremely timely manner. Whenever I've needed a referral, Jennifer has been "johnny-on-the-spot" and gotten back with me timely. Dr. Kerner is one of my most favorite doctors, and her office atmosphere is excellent - friendly, peaceful, relaxing. What a great office!

Thank you, Dr. Kerner

Dr Kerner led me through all the steps in such a way that I was always comfortable that I was in good hands. I don't think anything could have been more perfect except an irritating nurse in my one night stay in the hospital. I called Dr. Kerner & she called the hospital to remedy the situation. I know a four hour surgery cannot be easy but one could be fooled by her steady calmness. I can't express the beauty she created that I get to look at every day. I am more than pleased. Thank you again, Dr. Kerner. Relax, she will take care of you.

Patient | via ratemds.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-02-28T18:07:35-05:00

Patient | via ratemds.com

Dr Kerner led me through all the steps in such a way that I was always comfortable that I was in good hands. I don't think anything could have been more perfect except an irritating nurse in my one night stay in the hospital. I called Dr. Kerner & she called the hospital to remedy the situation. I know a four hour surgery cannot be easy but one could be fooled by her steady calmness. I can't express the beauty she created that I get to look at every day. I am more than pleased. Thank you again, Dr. Kerner. Relax, she will take care of you.

Helped me every step of the way

Helpful staff, always willing to answer questions and helped walk me through the process every step of the way.

Holly B. | via Google Ratings

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-03-05T01:04:29-05:00

Holly B. | via Google Ratings

Helpful staff, always willing to answer questions and helped walk me through the process every step of the way.

The results are wonderful!

Dr. Kerner has a wonderful bedside manner and explains thoroughly what can be expected. She gives her honest opinion about results to be achieved and she delivers on her promise! Because she is so gentle with tissue during her surgeries; there is minimal bruising and pain and the results are wonderful! Her follow-up care is great and I wouldn't trust my face/body to any other surgeon.

Patient | via vitals.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-03-02T01:10:12-05:00

Patient | via vitals.com

Dr. Kerner has a wonderful bedside manner and explains thoroughly what can be expected. She gives her honest opinion about results to be achieved and she delivers on her promise! Because she is so gentle with tissue during her surgeries; there is minimal bruising and pain and the results are wonderful! Her follow-up care is great and I wouldn't trust my face/body to any other surgeon.

They treat you like a VIP

Great Doctor and wonderful staff. Why trust your face to anyone else? She is so good that you need to schedule in advance because they are busy. But you walk in the door and you're treated like you’re a VIP.

Krista N. | via Google Ratings

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-02-28T18:09:33-05:00

Krista N. | via Google Ratings

Great Doctor and wonderful staff. Why trust your face to anyone else? She is so good that you need to schedule in advance because they are busy. But you walk in the door and you're treated like you’re a VIP.

She is a perfectionist

I have had two surgeries with Dr. Kerner and both were very successful. She is kind, and experienced and as much of a perfectionist as I am. She has a great staff, and all of them make the experience as pleasant as possible.

Gail C. | via insiderpages.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2015-01-08T17:13:29-05:00

Gail C. | via insiderpages.com

I have had two surgeries with Dr. Kerner and both were very successful. She is kind, and experienced and as much of a perfectionist as I am. She has a great staff, and all of them make the experience as pleasant as possible.

What a great doctor and staff

What a great doctor and staff. Dr. Kerner is a very good communicator and went over all the options for my surgery. She mentioned things other doctors did not and helped me make a smart choice. Sally and Balinda are great nurses and really helped me after surgery. Jennifer worked so hard on getting my insurance company to do what was right and was so helpful. This is the place you want to go if you want great care from a great team. I could not be any happier with my experience and my results.

Beth | via healthgrades.com

Plastic Surgery Plano TX
5.0
2019-03-05T01:10:39-05:00

Beth | via healthgrades.com

What a great doctor and staff. Dr. Kerner is a very good communicator and went over all the options for my surgery. She mentioned things other doctors did not and helped me make a smart choice. Sally and Balinda are great nurses and really helped me after surgery. Jennifer worked so hard on getting my insurance company to do what was right and was so helpful. This is the place you want to go if you want great care from a great team. I could not be any happier with my experience and my results.
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