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

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

Published on April 8, 2021 by

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 […]

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Plastic Surgeons Overestimate Risk of Procedures for Which They Have No Experience

Published on March 28, 2021 by

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, performs many complicated plastic surgery procedures for reconstruction, revision, and aesthetic improvement.  Dr. Hughes performs a very wide gamut of procedures for which few plastic surgeons have experience.  The Aesthetic Society published recent surgery results about this very situation in plastic surgery and the rate […]

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Who is Really Paying for Cosmetic Surgery Tourism?

Published on April 26, 2020 by

Dr. Kenneth Hughes in Los Angeles sees his own share of patients who have had cosmetic surgery abroad in other areas of country.  These patients may have early complications that require treatment or intervention.  Most commonly, Dr. Kenneth Hughes sees these patients months or years after this surgery for revision procedure or procedures. Cosmetic surgery […]

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