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Dr. Hughes's Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kenneth Hughes is a Harvard-educated, Harvard-trained Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles

Board Certification, 2012, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Recertification in 2022

AAAASF Fully Accredited Surgery Center in Los Angeles until 2026

Office Phone: 310-275-4170

Office Address: 12732 W. Washington Blvd, Suite B, Los Angeles, CA 90066


Secondary School Education

Graduated at top of class from a highly selective private school (Randolph School) (06 / 1995)


Secondary School Awards and Honors

§        Selected, early admittance, for Harvard University
§        GPA of 4.61 in an Advanced Preparatory (AP) curriculum
§        Athletic participation: swimming, karate, shotput, and discus
o        Ranked in top 3 in city and state swimming: freestyle, back stroke, and butterfly

o        First degree black belt and Universal Taekwondo Association tournament champion for the Association

o        Won / set records in all meets from 1993 through 1995 in shotput and discus. State champion/record holder in both events for 1993-1995.  Southeastern Record Holder in Shotput. 

o       National Silver Medalist in Shotput and Discus in 1994, Ranked #3 nationally in shotput in 1995


Secondary School Publications

1.      Kenneth Hughes, Art Hughes, Dan Walther, Brian Bender, “Battlefield Ammunition Supply and Distribution Presentation”, Presentation to Defense Materiel Management Center, 08 / 1993.
2.      Kenneth Hughes, Dan Walther, Arthur Hughes, Brian Bender, “Battlefield Ammunition Supply and Distribution Simulation”, Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program, 08 / 1993, Volume: VII.
3.      Kenneth Hughes, Jeff Lee, Brian Bender, Robert Pelc, “Battlefield Ammunition Supply and Distribution Graphical User Interface”, Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program, 08 / 1992, Volume: VI.


Undergraduate Education

Harvard University
09 / 1995 through 06 / 1999
BA, cum laude in Biology


Undergraduate Awards and Honors

§         Harvard College Merit Scholarship 1995-1999
§         Varsity Letterman in Track and Field (shotput and discus) 1995-1999
§         Perennial conference finalist
§         #6 all time in shotput for Harvard


Undergraduate Publications

Kenneth Hughes, “Endoatmospheric Interceptor Analysis Report”, Endoatmospheric Interceptor Program Office, Army Space and Missile Defense Command, 09 / 1998, Pages: 1-350.


Medical Education

University of Alabama School of Medicine
07/1999 through 06/2004
MD, cum laude


Medical School Honors, Awards, and Associations

§         Scored 99% on Steps 1 and 2 of licensing boards
§         Member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) (top 10 in medical school)
§         2000-2004 State Merit Scholarship- top 10 students in state
§         2003-2004 Ann Margaret-Clark Merit Scholarship
§         2002-2003 Clarence-Clapper Merit Scholarship
§         2000-2002 Madison County Scholarship- #1 student
§         2000-2001 Russell Merit Scholarship


Medical School Publications and Presentations

1.      Hughes, Kenneth.  “Combinatorial Cytokine Therapy in Murine Neuroblastoma Model.” NIH Research Scholars Program, 09 / 2000.
2.      Hughes, Kenneth.  “Nitric Oxide and Its Effects on the Endothelium” – UASOM symposium, 1999.


Residency – Integrated General Surgery and Plastic Surgery Residency (1 of 70 slots in United States)

University of Kansas Medical Center, Integrated Plastic Surgery Program,
07/ 2004 to 06 / 2010


Plastic Surgery Residency Presentations and Publications

Dr. Kenneth B. Hughes and W. Thomas Lawrence. “Scars and Scar Revision.” Aesthetic And Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, 2nd edition, James Grotting, MD, ed. 2006.

Parker JN, Meleth S, Hughes, Dr. Kenneth B, Gillespie GY, Whitley RJ, Markert JM.
“Enhanced Inhibition of Syngeneic Murine Tumors by Combinatorial Therapy with Genetically Engineered HSV-1 expressing CCL2 and IL-12.”  Cancer Gene Therapy; April, 2005.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, and Selim, Niazy M.  “The Lateral Paramedian: Revisiting a Forgotten    Incision.” The American Surgeon” , Volume 75, Number 4, April 2009,
pp. 321-323(3).

Hughes, Dr. Kenneth, Korentager, Richard.  “The Effect of Radiation on    Complication, Reoperation, and Capsular Contracture Rates in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction with the Introduction of Skin-Sparing Mastectomy (SSM) Techniques.”  ASPS Senior Resident’s Conference. January 2010.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes – Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds presentations on Blepharoplasty, Abdominoplasty, Liposuction, and Facelift in 2010

Dr. Kenneth Hughes – General Surgery Grand Rounds presentations on Skin and Skin Neoplasms in 2006


Plastic Surgery Residency Achievements

Dr. Kenneth Hughes scored in top 10 percent on national general surgery inservice exam in 2006

Dr. Kenneth Hughes selected as only 5th year resident in the history of the program for the resident cosmetic clinic 2008-2009

Dr. Kenneth Hughes selected as Chief Resident 2009-2010

Dr. Kenneth Hughes scored in top 10 percent on national plastic surgery inservice exam in 2010

Dr. Kenneth Hughes performed over 2000 procedures during residency

Dr. Kenneth Hughes performed over 500 cosmetic surgeries during residency/fellowship


Dr. Kenneth Hughes Accepted to Harvard Medical School Plastic Surgery Fellowship, July 2010 to July 2011


Dr. Kenneth Hughes Selected as Junior Professor, Harvard Medical School, July 2010 to July 2011


Harvard Medical School Fellowship Presentations and Awards

ASPS National Meeting 2010 presentation contributor — Suction Lipectomy for Lymphedema

National Anesthesia Meeting 2010 presentation contributor — Office Safety in Cosmetic Surgery

National presentation contributor, How Radiation Influences Choices of Breast Reconstruction

National presentation contributor, The Harvard Experience: Immediate versus Delayed Reconstruction in the Mastectomy Patient

National presentation contributor, Telemedicine in the Management of Postoperative Plastic Surgery Patients

Grand Rounds Presentation May 2011, Lessons Learned During Fellowship

Grand Rounds Presentation on Office Safety in Cosmetic Surgery

Selected to Grand Rounds Mentorship Program at ASPS in Toronto 2010

Awarded Research Grant for Clinical Trial for TigrMatrix in pocket creation for implant-based breast reconstruction conducted at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Radiation in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction International presentation

Presenter of Safety for the Office Staff: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for ISOBS

Presenter of Choosing the Right Anesthesia for Your Patient for ISOBS

Grant Recipient for Choosing the Right Anesthesia for Your Patient

Presenter at 52nd Annual Meeting of the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.Telemedicine: Risks, Benefits, and Pitfalls in the Postoperative Care of Plastic Surgery Patients and Review of the Literature

Invited Speaker Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, March 2011

Peer Reviewer for Public Library of Science (PLoS ONE)

Institute for Safety in Office-Based Surgery (ISOBS) consultant


Dr. Kenneth Hughes’s More Recent Publications

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, MD.  “Photography in Aesthetic Head and Neck Surgery.”  Aesthetic Head and Neck Surgery, 2nd Edition, Thomas A. Mustoe, MD and Samuel J. Lin, MD, eds. 2010.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, MD.  “Preoperative Evaluation in Aesthetic Head and Neck Surgery.” Aesthetic Head and Neck Surgery.   2nd Edition, Thomas A. Mustoe, MD and Samuel J. Lin, MD, eds. 2010.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes.  “Facelift.” Pearls in Plastic Surgery, 2nd edition.  Samuel J. Lin, MD, ed. 2010.

Dr. Kenneth B. Hughes.  “Fat Grafting.” Aesthetic Atlas.  Samuel J. Lin, MD, ed. 2011.

Dr. Kenneth B. Hughes, MD.  “Fillers.” Pearls in Plastic Surgery, 2nd edition. Samuel J. Lin, MD, ed. 2010.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, et al.  “Desmoid Tumors of the Bilateral Breasts in a Patient without Gardner’s Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.” Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2011.

Ibrahim AM, Ayeni OA, Hughes, Kenneth, Slavin SA, Lin SJ. Dermal Matrices in Breast Surgery: A Comprehensive Review. Ann Plast Surg

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, MD, Lin, Samuel, MD, and Sumner Slavin, MD.    “Telemedicine: Risks, Benefits, and Pitfalls in the Postoperative Care of Plastic Surgery Patients and Review of the Literature.”

Ibrahim AM, Nguyen JT, Hughes, Kenneth, Patel PP, Lee BT, Lin SJ, Slavin SA. Professional Courtesy in Plastic Surgery. Presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Woodstock, Vermont (June 2, 2012)

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Brown C, Perez V, Ting JW, Rozen WM, Whitaker IS, Korentager R. “The effect of radiotherapy on implant-based breast reconstruction in the setting of skin-sparing mastectomy: clinical series and review of complications.” Anticancer Res. 2012 Feb;32(2):553-7.


Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon, Current Practice Parameters

–         perform full spectrum of plastic surgical procedures including
–         endoscopic, coronal, direct and temporal brow lift, internal brow pexy
–         face and neck lift, facelift revision
–         facial fat grafting
–         upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
–         rhinoplasty, both closed and open, revision rhinoplasty
–         chin implant (intraoral, with no scar) or under the chin scar
–         otoplasty to fix prominent ears or reduce ear size

–         breast augmentation including TUBA (through the belly button), periareolar, transxillary (armpit), and IMF (inframammary fold)

–        natural breast augmentation with breast fat grafting

–         breast lift (mastopexy, all variants including donut or Benelli breast lift, vertical or lollipop breast lift, and anchor or full breast lift)

–         breast reduction
–         breast augmentation revision or correction
–         breast reconstruction (post-mastectomy, constricted breast, Poland’s)
–         inverted nipple correction

–         pectoral implants

–         arm lift (brachioplasty)
–         body lift – (lower body lift, upper body lift, bra-line back lift)
–         thigh lift (thighplasty)
–         liposuction, liposculpture, liposuction revision

–         Bodytite for skin and tissue tightening without the scars

–         Brazilian butt lift or BBL

–         Butt implant surgery

–         Sculptra buttlift

–         Mommy Makeover

–        Silicone, Biopolymer, PMMA, and Hydrogel Removal from Buttocks, Face, Legs, Hips and Reconstruction of Those areas

–         tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
–         labial rejuvenation (labiaplasty)
–         vaginal rejuvenation (vaginaplasty)

–         calf implants or fat transfer to the calves


Hobbies/Interests:  Bodybuilding for 30 years, health and nutrition enthusiast
Columnist/Consultant for


  1. Brazilian Butt Lift
  2. Mommy Makeover
  3. Tummy Tuck
  4. Liposuction
  5. Bodytite

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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!