Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

Doctors Quitting by the Thousands Amid the Strain of the Pandemic

Doctors are quitting by the thousands under the stress of the pandemic.  They are exposed everyday to contagious individuals for a dozen hours a day or more.  They may be exposed to hundreds of ill patients a day.  They are worried about catching the illness themselves and then giving it to their family members.  They […]

Telemedicine Adding to Our Humanity?

There was a recent article suggesting that telemedicine may actually be making healthcare more human.  Dr. Kenneth Hughes offers online consultations to minimize Covid risk and spread and also performs any nonessential followup virtually as well.  This certainly makes things more convenient for the patients and limits travel and wait times at the office.  Dr. […]

Health Care Worker Transmission of Coronavirus Extremely Low in Surgical Setting

A recent publication in Mayo clinic proceedings cited extremely low healthcare worker transmission of coronavirus to other healthcare workers.  The key to the study was that 2 coronavirus positive coworkers were utilized to expose the rest.  Only one of about 400 workers tested positive.  This reinforces the utility of personal protective equipment in stopping the […]

Why a Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon is Not a Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, a board certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, wants to help delineate the difference between a cosmetic surgeon and a plastic surgeon. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons published a recent article on the how cosmetic surgeons are performing procedures beyond their scope of training. Doctors who advertise themselves as certified by […]

Micro Injections of Botox Improve Skin

Dr. Diaspro recently published an article on micro injections of Botox to improve skin texture and roughness. Botulinum toxin – best known by the brand name Botox – is a popular treatment to reduce facial lines and wrinkles. Over the years, plastic surgeons have explored alternative approaches to maximize effectiveness while minimizing side effects of […]

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

  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 […]

FDA Recommends Black Box Warning for Breast Implants

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 […]

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

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 […]

Who is Paying for Gender Reassignment Surgeries for Prisoners?

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 […]

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

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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