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Meet Dr. Kenneth B. Hughes – Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon, Harvard-educated, Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon

Dr. Kenneth Hughes

About Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Trusted Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, a Harvard-educated, Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, brings to Southern California a level of expertise and sophistication few have ever achieved. Dr. Hughes performs surgery for hundreds of patients each year and approximately 500 total procedures for those patients in his surgery center in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Dr. Kenneth Hughes is an expert plastic surgeon, textbook and article author, and presenter in many plastic surgery procedures at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

MEDICAL DAILY published a review of Dr. Kenneth Hughes and his plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles in 2022. You may view this recent article here.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes achieved the highest level of education and elite training prior to practicing in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes received his honors degree from Harvard University in 1999.

Harvard University

Dr. Kenneth Hughes graduated from Harvard University with Honors.  Dr. Hughes graduated from medical school in the top 5% of his class and scored in the top 1% nationally on his licensing boards.  He was awarded entrance into one of the very selective integrated plastic surgery programs, in which he received extensive training for six years in the vast array of general and plastic surgery procedures.  From residency, Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes was selected as only the second plastic surgeon to pursue a year long aesthetic and cosmetic surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School.


Dr. Kenneth Hughes graduated from his plastic surgery aesthetic fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  Dr. Kenneth Hughes has authored numerous papers and textbook chapters on cosmetic surgery topics including facial cosmetic surgery (face and neck lifts, rhinoplasty and nose surgery), breast surgery including breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, and fillers and facial fat grafting, among others.  He has been an invited speaker at regional, national, and international meetings, lecturing on such topics as the use of telemedicine in cosmetic and plastic surgery.  In addition, Dr. Kenneth Hughes is a consultant and lecturer for the Institute for Safety in Office Based Surgery (ISOBS), a nationally recognized, non-profit, patient safety organization at the forefront of protecting patients during outpatient procedures in plastic surgery.



Dr. Kenneth Hughes was board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (the only certifying board for plastic surgery) in 2012 and recertified in 2022.

On a personal level, Dr. Kenneth Hughes has been an athlete and natural bodybuilder for over 20 years, and he possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in nutrition and exercise regimens. Utilizing his keen eye for details of the human form developed during his bodybuilding career, Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes carefully evaluates his patients’ anatomy and goals and then tailors the results to an individual’s preference and specification. Dr. Hughes brings a unique blend of technical skill, surgical acumen, and detail-oriented specificity to each of his patients in a caring and interactive atmosphere.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes Selected as Best Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 by California Magazine, Wimgo, Three Best Rated, Kev’s Best, and Top Plastic Surgeon Reviews

Top Plastic Surgeon Reviews Ranks Dr. Kenneth Hughes as Top Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles

Dr. Kenneth Hughes Reviewed as Top Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles



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Dr. Kenneth Hughes Voted Best Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles in 2020

Dr. Kenneth Hughes Voted Best Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles by Three Best Rated

Dr. Kenneth Hughes Voted Best Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles in 2020 by Three Best Rated


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Dr. Kenneth Hughes Selected as Top Plastic Surgeon 2019RealSelf Top Contributor Badge
RealSelf 100 2015 Badge
Cosmetic Town Elite Doctor 2017
RealSelf Hall of Fame



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Dr. Kenneth Hughes Selected as Top Doctor 2019


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Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Peer Reviewer, Public Library of Science

  • Consultant, Institute for Safety in Office-Based Surgery
  • 1995-1999 Harvard College Merit Scholarship
  • 2000 National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program
  • 2000-2004 State Merit Scholarship – top medical students in state
  • 2004 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) – top students in medical school
  • 2006 Top 10% on General Surgery Residency Exam
  • 2008-2010 Resident Cosmetic Surgery Clinic Chief
  • 2009-2010 Chief Plastic Surgery Resident
  • 2010-2011 Clinical Trial Research Grant recipient, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes’s Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kenneth Hughes has developed his innate intellectual abilities and technical skill to their fullest potential, and he brings this talent to Los Angeles and Beverly Hills areas after being a clinical instructor in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes offers the full spectrum of plastic surgical procedures, and he tailors the operation for each and every patient.

As a next generation surgeon with the dual benefit of expertise in traditional approaches, training, and access to the latest advances and innovations in plastic surgery, Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes meets the high expectations of today’s patient with ease.  Recognizing that patients are demanding new approaches to postsurgical scarring, Dr. Kenneth Hughes’s techniques offer a range of options selected on a per procedure, per patient basis.  Some of those options offer a virtually scarless approach, and in bigger cases, offer a significant reduction of scarring prominence.

Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes specializes in virtually scarless, or minimal scarring, surgery for the face, nose, and breast, and offers the most advanced technologies available, including fat grafting with stem cell rejuvenation.  Some of these techniques include short scar face lift, facial fat grafting (facelift technique without visible scars), closed rhinoplasty (no visible external scars), chin implants with no external scar, short scar tummy tuck, and TUBA (breast augmentation without scars on your breasts).

Dr. Kenneth Hughes’s unique approach to body lifts combines Lockwood’s technique for strengthening the superficial fascial system and detailed undermining for optimal skin tightening, while reducing the need for a posterior scar by utilizing a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), with or without butt implants, for reshaping and adding volume, roundness, and shape to the buttocks and hips.  Many of the body lift techniques used by Dr. Hughes in Los Angeles were originally designed for the massive weight loss patient and, as such, provide appropriate trade-offs in scarring and shaping when used to remove extreme amounts of skin.  Today more patients seek skin tightening and reshaping benefits to offset the aging process, or as an extension of the mommy makeover, rather than to address massive weight loss issues.  This has created a demand for new approaches and Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes is at the forefront of plastic surgery in Los Angeles meeting those demands.  Doctor Kenneth Hughes is able to meet the discerning needs of patients seeking improved shaping and tightening of the lower body while offering the latest techniques for reducing surgical scarring.  Dr. Hughes, Los Angeles plastic surgeon, is the author of various textbook chapters on minimal scarring techniques.

In addition, Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes performs the entire array of plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures, which is a rare quality today.  Most surgeons have become sub-specialists and are true experts in a niche area. By choosing to excel in all areas of aesthetic surgery, Dr. Kenneth Hughes is able to use proven strategies from one procedure to greatly enhance another.  This places a high demand on his continual advancement and allows him an infinite range of options to benefit his patients.  Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes can produce subtle or dramatic changes as the patient anatomy and desires allow.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes is an expert surgeon at breast augmentation with implants or fat grafting, breast lift, rhinoplasty, liposuction, tummy tuck, Brazilian buttlift (BBL) and butt implant, mommy makeover, arm lift, thigh lift, body lift, labiaplasty, vaginal rejuvenation (vaginoplasty) and so much more.

Dr. Hughes is world renowned expert in liposuction revision, any type of body contouring revision surgery, Brazilian buttlift revision,  Bodytite, silicone and biopolymer removal, and fat necrosis removal.


Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes is an expert plastic surgeon in Los Angeles who can produce subtle or dramatic change as the patient anatomy allows. Come to Hughes Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. A new YOU awaits.







Revision Rhinoplasty



Gynecomastia/Male Breast Reduction 112
Mommy Makeover 836
Labiaplasty, Vaginoplasty, & Vaginal Rejuvenation 258
Breast Augmentation Implants(saline, silicone, gummy bear)

Breast Augmentation with Breast Fat Transfer



Breast Augmentation Revision/Reconstruction (placement of Strattice, SERI, Alloderm) 542
All variants of Breast Lift/Breast Reduction 788
Extended Tummy Tucks, Tummy Tucks, Short Scar Tummy Tucks, Mini Tummy Tucks 810
Arm Lifts, Thigh Lifts, Body Lifts 460
Liposuction, Liposculpture, & Etching 3612
Bodytite, Revision Liposuction & Fat Grafting of Defects 1180
Chin Implant, Chin Liposuction, Otoplasty/Ear Correction/Reduction 183
Facelift, Necklift, Brow Lift, & Facial Fat Grafting 568
Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery/Blepharoplasty 412
Brazilian Buttlift, Buttock Implant/Buttock Augmentation, & Dent and Asymmetry Corrections 3370
Revision Brazilian Buttlift

Silicone Injection Removal

Fat Necrosis Removal






Having proficiency and mastery in all of these areas is rare and is the result of the most rigorous and prestigious of educational and cosmetic plastic surgical training at Harvard University and Harvard Plastic Surgery Fellowship.  In addition, Dr. Kenneth Hughes coupled this intellect and training with his role as a former elite athlete and natural bodybuilder.  His pursuit of perfection in the human form has a multitude of benefits for his patients.  Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes knows what looks good, and he has the talent, training and experience to deliver these results to you.

Recognizing that patients ask for specific procedures when what they really want are specific results, Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Los Angeles plastic surgeon, embraces a whole patient view in planning aesthetics enhancements.  Through the use of these techniques, underlying causes creating the need for aesthetic intervention are assessed and issues of volume, skin texture, skin tightening, and overall balance are addressed.  Dr. Hughes’s strategic use of multiple approaches to meet the overall vision of the patient’s desired outcome are incorporated.

These principles are consistently applied in all surgical interventions, and, since they are patient specific, ensure that each case is viewed and addressed individually, rather than in the “cookie cutter” manner rampant in the industry.

When appropriate, this approach also offers a tremendous opportunity for select patients to undergo multiple procedures at the same time. Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes performs multiple procedures efficiently, effectively, and safely.

While some plastic surgeons may take 5 or 6 hours to perform a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, MD (medical doctor) routinely performs these surgeries in 2 hours.  This reduces the standard time under general anesthesia by three hours which is a significant patient benefit.  It reduces the risks of prolonged general anesthesia which can cause an increased risk of blood clots, infection and hypothermia as well as coagulopathy (bleeding) issues.

Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes in Los Angeles is a consultant and lecturer for the Institute for Safety in Office-Based Surgery (ISOBS), a nonprofit patient safety advocacy organization started by Harvard professors, and maintains the highest of safety standards in his practice and approaches.  His eye for detail, technical expertise in addressing cosmetic challenges from a multi-dimensional approach, and astute grasp of a broad spectrum of solutions to render optimal outcomes, has quickly made him one of the most sought after surgeons in the industry.

Top 100 Doctors Select Dr. Kenneth Hughes

Top 100 registry selected Dr. Kenneth Hughes as one of the Top 100 doctors in the country.

Top 100 Doctors Select Dr. Kenneth Hughes

Top 100 Doctors Select Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Kenneth Hughes Describes His Role in Plastic Surgery Education with His Posting of Plastic Surgery Videos

Dr. Kenneth Hughes Amazing Plastic Surgery Results Video

Dr. Kenneth Hughes’s Surgery Center Paradigm to Thwart the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the time to begin performing elective surgery draws near, Dr. Kenneth Hughes in coordination with plastic surgery leaders, anesthesiologists, as well as hospital and surgery center personnel has developed a protocol to assure the highest level of safety while COVID-19 concerns persist. Dr. Kenneth Hughes’s office staff takes many precautions to combat the coronavirus and assure that no patient contracts COVID-19. All consults are being performed virtually for the immediate future to reduce risk of transmission in the surgery center. In addition, any non-urgent follow-ups are being managed conservatively.

Any patient for surgery or follow-up seen in the office is seen in a particular exam room that has surfaces that can be readily cleansed with antiviral wipes. All surfaces, door handles, drawer handles, counters, and exam room tables and chairs are vigorously disinfected after each patient encounter. Secondly, the cleaning crew is on site every day to clean floors, bathrooms, fixtures, equipment, and even ceilings. All surgeries are scheduled apart from each other so that the surgical patient is the only individual in the surgery center other than the staff members. All family members or friends asked to remain outside the surgery center at all times as long as Covid-19 concerns are prevalent. All staff members are instructed and follow these protocols as well.

Masks and gloves are worn with follow-up patients and surgical patients. Any patients who have symptoms or fever or who have been in contact with a person who had flu-like symptoms or COVID-19 are asked to stay at home. Any non-urgent patient follow-ups are conducted over the phone or through email to minimize the influx into the office. Finally, consultations can be performed through email or through Skype to minimize exposure as well.

There are many other aspects to this system of protection against coronavirus at Hughes Plastic Surgery. However, protection against the spread of coronavirus involves maintaining clean hands and body surfaces, contact surfaces on which the coronavirus can live, and air portals through which the virus can be transmitted. Finally, Dr. Kenneth Hughes’s surgery center has an ultrafast air filtration system, which circulates the room volume 30 times an hour. As a last measure, this same filtration system has UV lighting apparatus which kills viral particles on contact. It is important to realize that all of these components protect not only against coronavirus, but other infections as well. Finally, Dr. Kenneth Hughes has ordered special filters for the ventilators to trap any particles exhaled by patients during surgery. If a patient is looking to have surgery safely, Dr. Kenneth Hughes’s surgery center in Los Angeles spares no expense.




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