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Silicone and Biopolymer Injection Responsible for Patient Deaths by Dr. Kenneth Hughes

Published on October 13, 2019 by

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, board-certified, Harvard-trained plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, has received hundreds of inquiries from patients all over the US and throughout the world in regard to silicone and biopolymer injection removal.  Many times these injections are used to augment the buttocks or hips, but they can be used to augment almost any body […]

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The Removal of Fat Necrosis or Dead Fat

Published on September 30, 2019 by

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Los Angeles plastic surgeon, is an expert at fat necrosis removal in its various presentations.  Fat necrosis is the death of fat that occurs usually secondary to the lack of blood supply.  Without the blood supply, the fat dies and becomes calcified and hard.  This necrotic fat then may be painful or […]

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Dr. Kenneth Hughes Voted Best Plastic Surgeons in Los Angeles, CA 2018, 2019, 2020

Published on August 21, 2018 by

Dr, Kenneth Hughes has been selected as Best Plastic Surgeons of Los Angeles in 2018, 2019, and 2020.  Three Best Rated, Kevin’s Best, Top 100 Registry, Wimgo, Top Doc, among others. Dr. Kenneth Hughes is recognized expert for mommy makeover, tummy tuck, liposuction, Brazilian buttlift, butt implants, rhinoplasty, and facelift. Three Best Rated® 50-Point Inspection […]

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How Do Fat Emboli Occur and How Can They Be Prevented to Avoid Deaths in BBL? by Dr. Kenneth Hughes

Published on August 10, 2018 by

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 been hundreds of fat emboli resulting in patient deaths, some reported and some not reported. The 130 fat emboli reported in the 2017 paper only included a small percentage […]

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Other Options for Buttock Augmentation?

Published on August 10, 2018 by

With the concern of the higher than realized rate of death from the Brazilian buttlift procedure, other mechanisms of augmentation should be reexamined as well. Butt augmentation can be achieved with semisolid silicone implants which can be placed within the muscle or below the fascia. The implants cannot be placed under the muscle as this […]

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Dr. Kenneth Hughes New Technique and Success in the Brazilian Buttlift – No Patient Deaths

Published on August 9, 2018 by

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon, created a new, safer technique for fat injection that has resulted in over thousands of Brazilian buttlifts performed without a single death due to fat emboli. Some have suggested sedation rather than general anesthesia as a method to reduce risk. However, the dilation occurring during general anesthesia is […]

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The Importance of Surgical Technique in the Brazilian Buttlift in Reducing Fat Emboli and Death

Published on August 9, 2018 by

by Dr. Kenneth Hughes, MD, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Harvard University, Harvard Medical School (Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital) Many surgeons, including board certified plastic surgeons, are continuing to inject into the muscular regions to help augment results of the buttocks. There is no question that larger, more projected buttocks can be achieved with intramuscular injections, […]

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Plastic Surgery Task Force Recommendations to Avoid Fat Emboli and Death in Brazilian buttlift

Published on August 9, 2018 by

The Plastic Surgery Task Force advised doctors to: Stay as far away from the gluteal veins and sciatic nerve as possible. Fat should only be grafted into the superficial planes, with the subcutaneous space considered safest. If the aesthetic goal requires more fat than can be placed in the subcutaneous layer the surgeon should consider […]

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Plastic Surgery Safety in 2018

Published on August 9, 2018 by

Deaths with Brazilian Buttlift with Dr. Kenneth Hughes In 2018, According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS/The Aesthetic Society), deaths and serious complications associated with the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure have resulted in an MultiSociety Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force. The Task Force is examining the causes behind complications and deaths to […]

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  2. Breast Augmentation
  3. Tummy Tuck
  4. Brazilian Butt Lift
  5. Mommy Makeover

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!