Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

Dr. Kenneth Hughes Restores Life to Patients with Complex Revision and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeries

Previous surgery compounds the risks for complications for expert revision plastic surgeons like Dr. Kenneth Hughes. It is important to understand that not every plastic surgeon’s practice is the same.  Statistically, the average plastic surgeon will perform about 4 plastic surgeons a week or fewer.  Most perform less than 200 surgeries a year.  Primary breast […]

Breast Reconstruction Options in Los Angeles

There was a recent article in which the author expressed her concerns about breast reconstruction and the things that she wished she had known prior to surgery. Dr. Kenneth Hughes in Los Angeles has performed many implant-based reconstructions as well as multiple autologous tissue transfers for breast reconstruction. There are many options for breast reconstruction […]

Ghost Surgeries in South Korea Due to Profit

South Korea has the highest rate of plastic surgery per capita, and ghost surgery is a problem.  Another person is performing the surgery instead of the surgeon who was supposed to perform the surgery.  Many times these South Korea attracted thousands of plastic surgery tourists annually.  So this is much more than harm being done […]

Anesthesiologists Fired and Replaced by Nurses for Surgical Cases

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, has AAAASF accreditation for his surgery center in Los Angeles.  Dr. Hughes utilizes a rotating group of hospital anesthesiologists who perform anesthesia autonomously in surgery centers as well.  There has long been debate about the need for supervision of CRNA supervision in anesthesia cases.  Apparently, there is no […]

Instagram Famous Doctors and Plastic Surgeons : Patients Need to Do More Research

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, has an Instagram account.  Dr. Hughes has maybe 5,000 followers.  He does not pay for followers or likes and he does not advertise and has never advertised with Instagram.  Rather, he has been on the receiving end of numerous censorship campaigns from competing plastic surgeons […]

How Do You Know If You Are a Bad Patient?

Bad patient #1. One type of bad patient has so much anxiety or so many neuroses, that the consultation and the never-ending litany of questions can really drag down overall morale of the surgeon and the practice team alike.  Dr. Hughes has received hundreds and even thousands of emails from a single patient.  These patients […]

Do Not Burn The Bridge with Your Plastic Surgeon

It is a curious thing.  Patients research their plastic surgeons for years sometimes.  Yet, despite selecting that plastic surgeon out of thousands to perform a procedure, they end up creating nightmare scenarios simply because of who they are.   A word of caution:  Please do not burn the bridge with your plastic surgeon.  Your plastic […]

FDA Announces Some Acellular Dermal Matrices In Breast Reconstruction May Have Higher Chance for Complications

On March 31, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that certain acellular dermal matrix (ADM) products used in implant-based breast reconstruction may have a higher chance for complications or problems. There are several methods for reconstructing the breast following mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast). For patients who will have breast reconstruction […]

New FDA Communications about Acellular Dermal Matrices for Breast Surgery

Dr. Kenneth Hughes is an expert in breast augmentation surgery and breast augmentation revision surgery. He also wrote the chapter on breast augmentation revision surgery with the use of acellular dermal matrices. Therefore, Dr. Hughes frequently advises of the latest developments of acellular dermal matrices in the breast augmentation and reconstruction realms. The ASPS recapped […]

The Plastic Surgeon and the Small Business

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, treats a large number of plastic surgery patients each year. Plastic surgery is a service industry, and plastic surgery is a business. Many plastic surgeons represent small businesses that do not employ a huge number of employees. In addition, many of these offices are not […]

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