Subdermal Method vs Subcutaneous Method for Brazilian Buttlift

Published on September 6, 2022

Dr. Kenneth Hughes switched to a subdermal method of transferring fat to the buttocks and hips in 2015.   During that 7+ years of the subdermal method no fat emboli have occurred.  The subdermal method utilizes a blunt large cannula that is placed directly under the skin so that the tip is constantly visualized.  In other […]

Shape up with a Brazilian buttlift in Los Angeles with Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Top Rated Plastic Surgeon

Published on November 2, 2021

Although they say age is just a number, unfortunately its effects can be very clearly visible on your body. Sagging skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging breasts and buttocks are some common signs of aging. Many people experience problems with self-esteem and confidence as a result of these issues. Exercises and a healthy diet are […]

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Cellulite Formation and Treatment: New Evidence Based Medicine

Published on September 6, 2021

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 […]

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When to Give Anticoagulation to Prevent Blood Clots and Reduce the Risk of Bleeding

Published on September 6, 2021

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 […]

Manipulative Patients Affect All Plastic Surgery Practices

Published on August 23, 2021

There was an article by a Dr. Jeffrey Keller, a physician in a jail, where he described several of the tactics used by criminals in the jails and prisons to manipulate doctors to try to get what they want.  Dr. Hughes sees all of these tactics on a regular basis with only very slight variation.  […]

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Breast Implant Surface Work at MIT May Improve Butt Implant Surface as Well

Published on August 8, 2021

MIT news office recently published the findings of MIT researchers for breast implant surfaces and the immune responses in patients.  Implant surface influences the development of scarring, inflammation, and other complications.  This is something plastic surgeons have known for years. Silicone breast implants have been in use since the 1960s, and the earliest versions had […]

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Can Fat Grafting or BBL Techniques Fix or Improve Dents or Cellulite on the Butt?

Published on June 7, 2021

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Los Angeles plastic surgeon, is asked this question at least a dozen times a week.  It is very common among patients to have dimples or dents on the butt or hips.  Patients want a smooth contour free of such dents of dimples.  However, fat transfer to the buttocks or Brazilian buttlift or […]

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Why Some Patients Cannot Have Plastic Surgery

Published on June 4, 2021

Many patients underestimate the complexity of plastic surgery and the potential pitfalls of operating on the improper candidate.  For instance, some medical issues may have never been identified for that particular patient.  Sometimes a patient may have a particularly severe form of anemia that was not recognized before a routine lab test is administered.   This […]

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Dr. Kenneth Hughes Navigates Difficult Patient Scenarios Every Day

Published on June 4, 2021

As a combination procedure and complex revision plastic surgery expert, Dr. Kenneth Hughes has a plastic surgery practice unlike that of anyone else.   The practice is not limited to face or breast or body surgeries.  The practice is not limited to straightforward first time or primary plastic surgery.  The practice is also not limited to […]

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Liposuction and Patient Safety and Credentialing Providers

Published on May 23, 2021

In a recent article submitted to the journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Liposuction and Patient Safety: Appropriately Credentialing Providers, Teven, et al. discussed the importance of knowing the credentials of your surgeon who is performing your liposuction and Brazilian buttlift or BBL surgery.  The summary of the key points are provided below.  These same […]

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