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Category Archives: Plastic Surgery Safety

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

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 are among the most intelligent and most capable in existence. Then consider the most competitive […]

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

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 for injection. There are significant risks associated with these injections including skin death, skin changes, […]

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

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 is impaired and the skin dies. Skin death can also result from burns generated from […]

Recognized Complications of Surgery or Unrealized Initial Anatomical Constraints?

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 are optimal outcomes with favorable starting anatomy. Every patient is different in regard to skin […]

Cosmetic Surgery and Managing Patient Expectations

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 way to avoid a claim of negligence or malpractice. As a surgeon who performs hundreds […]

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

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 many of these concerns. Dr. Hughes frequently manages unrealistic expectations preoperatively so that a patient […]

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

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 fat emboli reported in the 2017 paper only included a small percentage of board certified […]

Bad Doctors? Is Your Doctor a Bad Doctor?

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 and trained at the finest institutions and has received the highest scores possible for the […]

Bad Doctor – Patient Insurance Cases

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 performed reconstructive hand and facial surgery as well as reconstructive breast and other post traumatic […]

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

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 are too long or are not smooth or are concerned about cellulite. The inferior buttock […]

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Share Your Opinion Of Dr. Kenneth B. Hughes

After searching for months for the perfect Dr, I came across Dr Hughes. He's so kind and honest! He responds to all my emails within a short period of time. (I send him a lot of questions, trust me) I'm 5'3 about 115. Pretty petite frame but he was able to put 960 cc into each cheek and also added some fat into my hips. Which I think is ammmmazing. I didn't think I had that much fat for him to transfer. With the aggressive lipo he is known for I had very little bruising and I felt fine 3 days post op! I'm so in love with my new butt and tiny waist, it's perfect!