Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery Marketing and Airsculpt Lipo

What is Airsculpt Lipo? Advocates of Airsculpt suggest that the small vibrating cannula breaks up the individual fat cells far more gently, with minimal shearing before liposuction occurs.  They contend that this results in less trauma to the tissue despite the final common pathway being liposuction of the fat. Another purported benefit of AirSculpt technology […]

Plastic Surgery News and Technology: What is Tickle Lipo or Tickle Liposuction?

What is Tickle Lipo or Tickle Liposuction? Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, has performed thousands of liposuction and liposuction revision procedures.  He has seen a multitude of liposuction technologies introduced over the last several decades. Tickle liposuction or nutational infrasonic liposuction (NIL)  relies upon an air stream […]

More Medical Tourism Issues Confronted by US Physicians

Medical Tourism and Budget Brazilian Butt Lifts: A High Cost to US Healthcare Systems and a Danger to Patients Marallo, Michael MD; Staudinger-Knoll, Ann BS; Rubin, J. Peter MD Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-11(4):p e4913, April 2023. In 2017, Adabi et al published one of the first studies to examine the complications, management, and medical system […]

Cosmetic Surgery Safety in Australia Compromised

Australia has many of the same regulatory issues that the US has in regard to who can perform cosmetic surgery.  Unbelievably, in the United States, any medical doctor can perform plastic or cosmetic surgery.  There are no restrictions on practice even if there is absolutely no evidence of appropriate training.  In the US, there is […]

Why Would Americans Travel Outside of the United States for Plastic Surgery?

Fiona Rutherford published in Bloomberg on March 17, 2023 an article about the dangers of medical tourism.  Many of the arguments against medical tourism are issues that have long been known about medical tourism.  However, there are some twists.  Many have probably heard about the 4 Americans who traveled to Mexico only to be kidnapped, […]

Liposuction Not the Procedure of Choice for Silicone Removal with Dr. Kenneth Hughes

Why Liposuction Cannot Remove Silicone and Other Foreign Materials (PMMA, Hydrogel) Injected into the Buttocks by Dr. Kenneth Hughes   Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Los Angeles plastic surgeon, sees at least 2 to 3 patients a week who have had injections of one or more foreign substances including silicone, PMMA, hydrogel, and biopolymers into the buttocks, […]

BodyTite and Facetite Tighten Skin Without the Scars

Minimally Invasive Bodytite as Alternative to Traditional Skin Removal Surgery By: Dr. Kenneth Hughes For decades, the field of plastic and reconstructive has sought an alternative to the larger and longer scars associated with traditional excisional or skin removal surgery.   While these surgeries produce dramatic results and achieve smoother contours for patients, the scars […]

China Clamps Down on Cosmetic Surgery Clinics

China Clamps Down on Cosmetic Surgery Clinics from Wang Lianzhang Aug 29, 2021 China’s cosmetic surgery clinics, which have seen booming business in part by playing on people’s social media-fueled insecurities, will soon be banned from telling people they look lazy or unintelligent unless they fix their appearance. On Friday, the State Administration of Market […]

A New Study Confirms Dr. Kenneth Hughes’s Theories about Cellulite Structure and Its Optimal Treatment

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, has been developing cellulite reducing mechanisms for a decade and the technology to treat cellulite has been evolving.  Cellulaze several years ago and then Cellfina have become big business in the plastic surgery industry.  Many of these technologies are touted as less invasive.  However, cellulite […]

New Pooled Trial Study on Use of Perioperative Anticoagulation and Rate of Bleeding and Venous Thromboemboli

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon, evaluates many plastic surgery patients for surgery who may be at increased risk for blood clots or DVTs and pulmonary emboli or VTEs (venous thromboemboli).   Some of these patients must undergo hematologic clearance to determine if having elective plastic or cosmetic surgery is even reasonable.  Beyond the risk […]

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