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The Never Ending Quest for Excellence and Knowledge with Dr. Kenneth Hughes

Published on October 27, 2020

  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine certifies that Kenneth Hughes, MD has participated in the Internet point-of-care activity titled Impact of Autologous Breast Reconstruction on BMI Patterns in Breast Cancer Patients on December 6, 2017 and is awarded 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited […]

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FDA Recommends Black Box Warning for Breast Implants

Published on October 27, 2020

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon, not only keeps up to date on the tremendous amount of continuing medical education or CME but he also keeps up with plastic surgery news, advances in technology, and anything noteworthy really.  The breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma has been discussed in the media and is […]

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Evidence Based Medicine in Support of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for Facial Skin Rejuvenation

Published on August 30, 2020

There has been precious little evidence based medicine to support the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) or platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) for facial rejuvenation. Hu et al submitted for publication in Aug 2020 to the Aesthetic Surgery Journal their research study of PRFM on facial rejuvenation. They utilized the Canfield VISIA Complexion Analysis System […]

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Who is Paying for Gender Reassignment Surgeries for Prisoners?

Published on August 19, 2020

Who is paying for gender confirmation or gender reassignment surgery for prisoners?  The answer : You are.  Gender reassignment surgery for gender dysphoria in inmates is being reimbursed by taxpayers.  A recent article highlighted the issue of transgender surgery and the issue of who is paying the bills at least in Idaho. The gender reassignment […]

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy after Hair Transplantation Surgery Does Not Yield Better Hair Follicle Survival Rate

Published on August 13, 2020

Hyperbaric oxygen has been touted as effective by many different individuals as a favorable adjunct to many postsurgical issues. However, hyperbaric oxygen has been approved for very few uses, and there are even fewer large studies to support use of HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) for some of the postulated uses. Dr. Kenneth Hughes follows the […]

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The Google Bug Update of August 10th, 2020 and Its Aftermath

Published on August 13, 2020

The Google bug as it has been called on August 10th affected many plastic surgery sites and had many plastic surgeons worried.  Google claims to have the bug fixed.  Sadly this is not the case.  Dr. Kenneth Hughes keeps real-time copies of search results to monitor google index volatility over time.  Though much of the […]

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Ultrasonic Carpal Tunnel Release Performed in Plastic Surgery Office Setting for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Published on August 2, 2020

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a frequently diagnosed condition in which the patient experiences pain, tingling, numbness, and atrophy of the muscles in the pattern of the median nerve, which affects the thumb, index finger, and middle finger.   Though splinting or other noninvasive measures may work for some, surgical treatment is the gold standard in […]

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Safety Guidelines for Plastic Surgery Centers during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on August 2, 2020

Dr. Kenneth Hughes has the following safety guidelines in place as recommended by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Limiting office visits to minimize patient flow in office settings and utilizing virtual consultations whenever possible COVID-19 screenings are performed daily for staff and patients, including temperature checks, screenings for respiratory symptoms, travel and potential exposure […]

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The Patient of the New Millenium

Published on July 31, 2020

What is it like to deal with patients in 2020?  Maybe it is the same as it has always been, but maybe things are different.  Patients lie.  A lot.  Patients do not reveal all of their health conditions prior to surgery.  They do not tell about previous life threatening conditions.  They do not tell about […]

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Board Certification in Plastic Surgery of Paramount Importance in the Midst of COVID Pandemic

Published on July 28, 2020

Board-certified plastic surgeons are held to the highest standards in their field, making them the only option when it comes to ensuring safe treatment and natural-looking results.  Seeking a board-certified plastic surgeon for any and all cosmetic treatments should be priority number one, now more than ever given the COVID pandemic.  Patients want to be […]

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