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Dr. Kenneth Stein

Plastic Surgery
Covington, IN
42 years experience

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Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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61 Answers
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A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Safety lipo: The real key to the amount of liposuction that can be done is how much blood loss there is. It is quite possible (and i often do this) to operate on ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Lipoma: Typically, lipomas don't cause severe pain and they certainly should not keep you from have bowel movements or being able to urinate. You should see... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Septoplasty healing: After eight months status post sinus surgery and septoplasty, you should be healed. If you are still having trouble breathing, perhaps there is a per... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Deviated septum: The main benefit of repair of a deviated septum is improved breathing through your nose.
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Facial implants: You will have some mild discomfort. There will be some swelling. You may have some bruising but usually not a lot. It's probably best to avoid stre... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Nose surgery: It depends on the deformity. It is possible that surgery could be done as young as three years old but we would want to make sure that the growth pl... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Repair: Typically we like to repair cleft lips when the baby reaches 10 pounds, 10 weeks of age and a hemoglobin of 10 or more. Cleft palates are normally cl... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Thigh surgery: Thigh surgery is a longer recovery than arm lift surgery. You can count on two weeks of discomfort. It may take as long as a month to get back to yo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Swelling post lipo: Swelling is normal. Just leave the garment on and you can shower with it and then just blow dry it. You may want to ask your doctor for a diuretic o... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Remove it: Probably this is a cyst of some sort. It is probably a good idea to just have it removed to know for sure.
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Endermologie: The results of endermologie are totally temporary. The only truly effective way to reduce cellulite is with cellulaze. This is an fda approved treat... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Acne scarring: It is best if the acne is under control. Laser treatment can be effective in areas where there is not active acne. If there is active acne , the sca... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
ED: It may be that your testosterone levels are low. Contact a doctor who specializes in hormone replacement. You could also contact a formulary pharmac... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Sinus surgery: If the sinus opening is larger then there is less likelihood of the polyps returning.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Suture removal: When I do neck lifts or facelifts, all of the sutures are absorbable and are under the skin.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Propecia (finasteride) is safe: Some people get quite an improvement in hair growth and thickness with propecia (finasteride). The side effects are minimal. If you have any side... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Ugly scar: You may need steroid injections. I think the best scar cream is avosil.
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Lipo incisions: The incisions are very small and heal very well without suturing. The reason to leave them open is so that the tumescent fluid (that is used to reduc... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Thickened scar: If the scar is still thick and/or widened then you may need a steroid injection or probably several injections. If it is just red then you may benefi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Scar revision: That is not typical, but everyone heals differently. You should see a plastic surgeon for possible scar revision.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Orthopedic reconstru: Orthopedic reconstructive surgery involves manipulating bones, joints, tendons and/or ligaments to improve function and reduce pain.
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Breast reduction: There is a chance that you can lose feeling. I usually tell my patients that there is about a 20% chance of that. I think it is probably less than ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Acne scars: Frequently, depending on skin color, either fractional co2 or ultrapulse co2 can make a significant difference. In addition to that fat transfer dee... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Dermaplaning: Microdermabrasion is an adequate type of exfoliation. There are subtle differences between machines. Dermaplaning is much more effective and longer ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Ear lift: I have not heard this term but it probably refers either to an otoplasty- where protruding ears are pinned back, or to trimming the earlobes when they... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Sensation loss: It is possible that there may be some permanent sensation loss around the incision sites. I have never had a patient who found that uncomfortable or ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Turkey neck: The procedure for removing a turkey neck, is a facelift. You will have temporary numbness of the skin (for 6-12 months). There should not be any pe... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Velashape: Velashape is not particularly uncomfortable but the results are minimal at best. Even though surgery can be uncomfortable, it is the most reliable a... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Thermage: I have not heard of anyone having a seizure with thermage, but with your history, i would for sure consult with your neurologist. Make sure you conti... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Butt augment: If you have enough fat, then i think the brazilian butt lift is a better procedure. It allows us to take fat from where you don't want it and put it ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Yes: Yes you should see your doctor. I would recommend your internist. He or she would best be able to figure out what is going on.
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Crooked smile: At two weeks post injury, it is normal to have swelling which would lead to distortion of your smile. It is very unlikely that this is nerve damage a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Scars: It's possible that steroid injections might be helpful. You could possibly try a topical medication like avosil or biocorneum.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Cellulite treatment: The best way to get rid of fat is with liposculpture. My method of choice is smart lipo. The best way to improve cellulite is with cellulaze. There... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Tendonitis: I think that there is a very good chance that the tendonitis in your legs will get worse with calf augmentation. You might want to consider fat trans... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Vein treatment: If you have spider veins, they can be treated with sclerotherapy (injections) or laser. If you have varicose veins you need to see a vein specialist ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Hair removal: I would not recommend estrogen as there can be many undesired side effects. You could try using nair. There is a device called the nono but I have n... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Breast reduction: Breast reduction can be a terrific procedure. Depending on how big your breasts are now, you may have tremendous relief from back pain, neck pain, sh... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Venous thrombosis: If you already have a history of venous thrombosis, it is not a good idea to have any elective surgery on your calves. Perhaps you should see a vein ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Scar reduction: I think that the best topical cream is avosil. This scar could be lightened with a pulsed dye laser. There is always a possibility of a scar thicken... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Microdermabrasion: My aesthetician's patients have found that dermaplaning (which is done with a blade that gives an aggressive exfoliation) is much more effective than ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Acne scars: For deep ice pick scars, the best treatment is excision and suture closure. For more superficial scars, sometimes the scars can be released and fat i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Artifll: Artifll is very effective and is permanent. I am much more of a fan of using your own fat. It is also permanent but it can be removed if necessary i... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
FTM: A genetic female may feel that she wants to live as a male. Typically these feelings start around age 4. Usually, the first surgery involved is remo... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Botox: Injecting Botox around the mouth needs to be done very carefully at first because there can be expression changes. Make sure your doctor has done it ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Stein
42 years experience
Lipo on Plavix (clopidogrel): You may be a candidate for liposuction. Contact you hematologist and ask him if you are healthy enough to be off of the Plavix (clopidogrel) for 3 da... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks, Dr. Stein! I saw both my surgeon & family doc today. D-dimer normal and got a stress EKG scheduled. It's good to have peace of mind.
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Thanks but the injuries it self happen because of an bike accident, so now can u give me the solution what to do and how to do it...
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Urbana, IL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Urbana, IL - Winter
2013
Top Plastic Surgeon , Second Place, Indiana - Winter
2013
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