Kenneth Hughes, M.D., Harvard Trained, Board Certified Plastic SurgeonHarvard Club of Southern California Member
Harvard Alumni Association Member
Minimally Invasive Technology, Maximal Results
Silicone Injections and Bio Polymer Removal Expert
BodyTite/FaceTite – 40% Skin Tightening – Great Results WITHOUT the SCARS
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Plastic Surgery Safety

Is Your Surgeon a Liposuction Expert? How Do You Know?

Published on August 27, 2018

Plastic Surgery is the most competitive specialty in all of medicine. The residency is the hardest to gain admittance. The board certifying exams are the hardest in existence. Thus, the individuals that emerge from this in the last 2 decades

Why Liposuction of Foreign Material Injections of the Buttocks Does not Work

Published on August 21, 2018

Black market injection of foreign substances into the buttocks has become big business throughout the US and in other countries. This is an unregulated practice as it is not performed by plastic surgeons and the substances are not FDA approved

Dr. Kenneth Hughes MD Discusses Risks of Liposuction & Prevention of Complications

Published on August 20, 2018

Including Skin Loss, Burns, and Skin Death Liposuction by itself if performed superficially and vigorously can lead to skin death or skin loss that results from devascularization. This occurs when the blood vessels are damaged so severely that the circulation

Recognized Complications of Surgery or Unrealized Initial Anatomical Constraints?

Published on August 13, 2018

Certainly, a poor result can disappoint plastic surgeons and patients alike. However, it is important to understand that less than optimal results secondary to a recognized complication or unappreciated initial anatomic constraints are as much a part of surgery as

Cosmetic Surgery and Managing Patient Expectations

Published on August 10, 2018

Most plastic surgeons perform cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery patients are healthy patients who usually just want to look better or improve some aspect of their appearance. As such, expectations can sometimes be extraordinarily high. Avoiding unreasonable patients is the best

Plastic Surgeons Most Frequently Sued per Doctor’s Company Medical Malpractice Insurance Company

Published on August 10, 2018

The Doctor’s Company website reports that “Plastic surgeons are one of the most frequently sued specialties among all physicians, even though it represents only a small percentage of the physician population.” Unrealistic patient expectations may be at the heart of

How Do Fat Emboli Occur and How Can They Be Prevented?

Published on August 10, 2018

There is a central question in determining the rate of fat emboli in the Brazilian buttlift and the rate of death from this procedure. There have likely been hundreds of fat emboli, some reported and some not reported. The 130

Bad Doctors? Is Your Doctor a Bad Doctor?

Published on August 10, 2018

Are there really bad doctors out there and what does that really mean? Certainly, there is a spectrum of doctors available with training and intellect and technical skill as different as one could reasonably imagine. Dr. Hughes has been educated

Bad Doctor – Patient Insurance Cases

Published on August 10, 2018

Bad Doctors? Bad Patients? Bad Doctor – Patient Relationships Can Occur with Insurance Cases Dr. Hughes has performed his fair share of insurance related cases. Most plastic surgeons practice within a pretty narrow range of the specialty. Dr. Hughes has

What to Do With the Leftover Skin at the Bottom of the Buttock?

Published on August 10, 2018

Enter the Inferior Buttock Lift / Posterior Thigh Lift : A Game Changer A huge number of patients have loose skin at the bottom of the buttocks or the top of the thighs. Some of these patients also the buttocks

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