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

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

Published on October 27, 2020 by

  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 by

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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Who is Paying for Gender Reassignment Surgeries for Prisoners?

Published on August 19, 2020 by

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

Published on August 2, 2020 by

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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The Patient of the New Millenium

Published on July 31, 2020 by

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 by

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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Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Restores Life to a Patient at Death’s Door

Published on July 4, 2020 by

Dr. Kenneth Hughes had another patient who came to the office for some revision cosmetic surgery and she was pleased with the results, but she still felt like she needed another surgery to improve her contours. Although Dr. Hughes felt confident that he could improve the condition further, she mentioned that she was not working […]

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South Korean Clinics Offer Incentives for Plastic Surgery During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on June 28, 2020 by

Despite worldwide economic losses and unemployment at record highs and South Korea is no exception, some patients are using the time off of work and social distancing and mask wear and government bailout money to schedule cosmetic surgery. South Korea has lifted its restrictions sooner than the United States, so these surgeries are allowed to […]

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The Expansion of Telemedicine in Plastic Surgery

Published on June 23, 2020 by

A nonpartisan group of 30 senators urged leadership to make permanent the expansion of telehealth services that has been undertaken during the coronavirus pandemic.  Telemedicine has been of great benefit to Americans during the pandemic, when doctors and patients have been separated.   Telemedicine has grown in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic as a safe alternative […]

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Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Burnout and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on the Rise Among Doctors

Published on June 15, 2020 by

Dr. Kenneth Hughes is no stranger to feelings of anxiety or burnout or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but doctors countrywide are suffering more and more.  Doctors in addition to having the highest suicide rates among all professions by a factor of 4, continue to suffer the gauntlet of anxiety, panic attacks, burnout and PTSD amid […]

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