Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes M.D., Plastic Surgeon
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Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes M.D.

Plastic Surgeon

12732 W. Washington Blvd Suite B Los Angeles CA, 90066



Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes is a Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in Los Angeles, CA. At his Los Angeles location, Dr. Kenneth Hughes has built a fully accredited, state-of-the-art surgery center in which he performs a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeries. Dr. Kenneth Hughes performs, tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, Brazilian butt lift (BBL), rhinoplasty, rhinoplasty Revision, liposuction, liposuction revision, mommy makeover, breast augmentation, breast augmentation Revision, breast lift or mastopexy, breast lift revision, labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, thigh lift, arm lift or brachioplasty, body lift, lower body lift, face lift, neck lift, otoplasty, silicone removal, dead fat and fat death removal, fat necrosis removal, hydrogel, PMMA, and biopolymer removal. Dr. Kenneth Hughes in Los Angeles also performs upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), chin implant surgery, butt implant surgery, Buttlift, chin liposuction, arm liposuction, calve and ankle liposuction, buffalo hump liposuction, inferior buttock lift, and bra line back lift. Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes performs many of the most complicated revision and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures.

Education and Training

KUMC Plastic Surgery 2010

Harvard Medical School Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Fellowship 2011

Harvard University Biological Sciences with Honors 1999


Board Certification

Plastic SurgeryAmerican Board of Plastic SurgeryABPS- 2012

Provider Details

Male English, Spanish
Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes M.D.
Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • Dr. Kenneth Hughes and The Removal of Dead Fat (Fat Necrosis, Fat Death)

    LOS ANGELES — Few people know what fat necrosis is, how it occurs, or why it is important. Fat necrosis is dead fat that occurs usually secondary to the lack of blood supply. Without the blood supply, the fat dies and becomes calcified and hard. This necrotic fat then may be painful or create an...

  • Dr. Kenneth Hughes on Improving the Safety of the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

    About 5 years ago, long before the plastic surgery organizations made the recommendation to transfer fat to the subcutaneous plane of the butt, Dr. Kenneth Hughes had pioneered a technique that involved fat transfer to just beneath the skin. Dr. Kenneth Hughes’s technique utilizes a larger cannula...

  • Many Varieties of Thigh Lifts to Treat Loose Skin on the Thighs

    Loose skin on the thighs can be a real nuisance. A thigh lift removes excess skin that remains on the upper legs due to significant weight loss, aging, or previously liposuctioned areas. There are several types of thigh lifts that address different anatomical concerns.• Inner thigh lifts (medial...

  • Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes - How to Select Your Plastic Surgeon

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  • Is Bad Scarring the Result of Bad Surgery? by Kenneth Hughes

    Is Bad Scarring the Result of Bad Surgery? by Kenneth HughesDr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, Los Angeles plastic surgeon, sees patients every week who want to have revision surgery to correct contours and scarring. Sometimes, the scars are wide. Sometimes, the scar’s pigmentation does not blend well...

  • Why Liposuction Cannot Remove Silicone and Other Foreign Materials Injected into the Buttocks

    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, hips, lips, face, and many other areas of the body for volume improvement. Black...

  • Dr. Kenneth Hughes and His Mommy Makeover Surgery By: Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes

    Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon, and His Mommy Makeover SurgerySpecialist mommy makeover surgeon Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes performs mommy makeover surgeries, which typically includes tummy tuck and breast surgery (breast augmentation and/or breast lift). The tummy tuck...

  • Silicone and Biopolymer Injection and Patient Deaths by Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes

    Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, board-certified, Harvard-trained plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, has received hundreds of inquiries from patients all over the US and throughout the world in regard to silicone and biopolymer injection removal. Many times these injections are used to augment the buttocks...

  • Evaluating Plastic Surgery Patients for Risk of Blood Clot with Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes

    Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, Harvard-trained board certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, has performed thousands of elective cosmetic surgery procedures. The patient base is generally healthy as this is elective surgery. However, some of the patients who elect to pursue elective plastic surgery...

  • Untoward Consequences of Tobacco and Cigarette Smoke with Regard to Plastic Surgery

    Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes performs a great number of plastic surgery procedures in his surgical center in Los Angeles. The tobacco combustion from cigarette smoke increases the risk of complications following any type of surgery. Most surgeons typically recommend that patients who smoke should...

  • The Combination of Liposuction and Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty): What Is Safe to Perform?

    Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs aesthetic plastic surgery in his surgery center in Los Angeles. Dr. Hughes frequently performs tummy tuck surgery. Dr. Hughes also frequently performs liposuction. The combination of the tummy tuck and liposuction...

  • The Art of Setting and Managing Patient Expectations in Plastic Surgery

    Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes is a busy Los Angeles plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of surgeries a year for patients from all over the world. There is no question that one of the most fundamental issues to address with patients is that of realistic expectations. Some patients will be reasonable...

  • How to Recover from Liposuction

    Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, a Los Angeles plastic surgeon, has performed thousands of liposuction procedures for patients from all over the world. Liposuction remains the most popular plastic surgery procedure among men and women alike in the United States. Liposuction is performed hundreds of...

  • The New Brazilian Butt Lift Technique Part 2

    This article is the second in a series of delineating the evolving medicine in a procedure known as the Brazilian butt lift. This procedure involves using liposuction on areas of excess skin like the abdomen, and then transferring it to the buttocks or hips. As a background, Dr. Kenneth Benjamin...

  • Postoperative Care Following Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

    Over the past decade, Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes has seen the popularity of buttock augmentation procedures increase substantially. Board-certified plastic surgeons have two available methods for buttock augmentation: fat grafting to the buttocks (Brazilian butt lift) and butt implant surgery...

Areas of expertise and specialization

liposuctiontummy tuckliposuction revisionrhinoplastyBrazilian buttlift (BBL)Butt implant surgeryrhinoplasty revisionmommy makeoverlabiaplastyvaginoplastyfaceliftarm lift (brachioplasty)thigh lift (thighplasty)body lift, lower body liftbra line back liftbreast augmentationbreast liftbreast reductionbreast augmentation revisionbreast lift revisionbreast reconstructionBodytite for skin tighteningFractora for scars and skin tighteningLumecca for age spots and blood vesselsVotiva for vaginal tighteningplatelet rich plasma (PRP)calf augmentationbreast fat graftinghand fat graftingcalf fat graftingfacial fat graftingchin liposuctionchin implantEar Surgery or Otoplastybrow liftlip liftEyelid Surgery (Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery, Upper and Lower BlepharoplastyFillers (Restylane, etc.)BotoxDysportsilicone, PMMA, hydrogel, and biopolymer injection removalinverted nipple correctionmale breast reductiongynecomastia correctionfacetite for skin tighteningpectoral implantscalf implantsneck liftmale neck liftmale tummy tuckmale liposuctionmale face liftmale rhinoplastydead fat removalfat death removalfat necrosis removalFlap death or necrosis correctionFat death removalDead fat removalFat necrosis removal

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Junior Professor Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 2010 - 2011
  • Medical Director Hughes Plastic Surgery 2012 - Present


  • Realself Hall of Fame 2018 Realself 
  • Best Liposuction Doctors 2015 Liposuction Web 
  • Best Breast Surgeon 2017 Cosmetic Town 
  • Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon 2017 Cosmetic Town 
  • Best Ear Surgeon 2018 Cosmetic Town 
  • Best Eyelid Surgeon 2017 Cosmetic Town 
  • RealSelf 100 2016 Realself 
  • Top 3 Plastic Surgeons 2018 LA and BH 
  • Realself 100 2015 Realself 
  • Best Plastic Surgeons In LA Kevin celebs 
  • First to Offer Bodytite In LA Bodytite 


  • Liposuction & Liposculpting
  • Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (bbl)
  • Buttock Augmentation (fat And Implants)
  • Buttock Augmentation/implants
  • Arm And Thigh Lifts
  • Body & Thigh Lift
  • Rhinoplasty & Chin Augmentation
  • Facelift & Neck Lift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift & Reduction
  • Breast Asymmetry Correction
  • Breast Lift
  • Revision
  • Buttock Augmentation
  • Butt Lift
  • Otoplasty (ear Reshaping)
  • BodyTite & FaceTite
  • Fractora Skin Resurfacing
  • Liposuction (Body Sculpting)
  • Eyelid Lift
  • Lip Augmentation / Enhancement
  • Forehead Reduction
  • Fat Transfer Face
  • Fat Transfer For Breast Augmentation
  • Fat transfer calves
  • Fat transfer to buttocks and hips
  • Fat transfer for reconstruction

Professional Memberships

  • California Medical Association  
  • Board Certified Plastic Surgeon ABPS  2012 


  • Harvard Medical School Cosmetic Plastic Surgery  2011

Areas of research

Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes has performed a great deal of original research, written research protocols and grants, and has authored many textbook chapters and journal articles in the field of plastic surgery.  Dr. Kenneth Hughes has given local, regional, and national presentations as well. Dr. Kenneth Hughes is an expert at liposuction and liposuction revision, Brazilian buttlift and Brazilian buttlift revision, fat death removal and dead fat removal, fat necrosis removal, silicone and biopolymer removal, PMMA removal, hydrogel removal, butt reconstruction, butt implants, mommy makeovers, tummy tucks, breast augmentation with breast implants or breast fat transfer or breast fat grafting, thigh lift, arm lift, body lift, butt lift, rhinoplasty and rhinoplasty revision, facelift and facelift revision, neck lift, otoplasty and ear surgery.

For detailed and specific information, please visit https://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com

Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes M.D.'s Practice location

Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes

12732 W. Washington Blvd Suite B -
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Patient Experience with Dr. Hughes


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Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes M.D. has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 3 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Plastic Surgeon in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.
  • Darre

    Dr. Ken Hughes helped with my sports injury I had ski ing accident and damaged my butt. It healed with hard area. Dr. Hughes said it was dead fat that happened as a result of my fall. He remove the dead fat and then help make the dent from the dead fat look better. Thank you Dr. Hughes.

  • Carua

    Excellent plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Hughes dead fat removal Removal of fat necrosis - I had a bunch of dead fat in my buttocks after BBL that has hard and uncomfortable and Dr. Kenneth was able to give me smoothness again Gracias

  • Girl

    Dr. Kenneth Hughes is the best. I had a lot of loose skin after weight loss and he removed the skin and made me have a better shape as well.

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Get to know Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, who serves patients in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes is a board certified plastic surgeon who brings to LosAngeles  a level of expertise and sophistication few have ever achieved. He is an expert and author in many plastic surgery procedures. He performs many different procedures including liposuction, liposuction revision, Brazilian buttlift (BBL), butt implant surgery, breast augmentation, breast lift, rhinoplasty and rhinoplasty revision, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, arm lift, thigh lift, body lift, labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, silicone and biopolymer removal and so much more. He performs surgery for 400 patients each year and approximately 1500 procedures for those patients. 

Dr. Hughes is the Medical Director of Hughes Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California. Hughes Plastic Surgery is built on a foundation of principles that consistently sets the highest standards in plastic surgery, and continually exceeds patient expectations in results. The first critical component of Dr. Hughes’ renowned success is the strength of the academic platform upon which the practice rests.

After graduating with honors in Biology from Harvard University, Dr. Hughes earned his medical degree from UAB, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class and scored in the top 1% across the nation on his licensing boards. Thereafter, he was awarded entrance into one of the very selective integrated plastic surgery programs at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he received 6 years of extensive training in the vast array of general and plastic surgery procedures. He also completed his fellowship training in plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery at Harvard Medical School in 2011.  Only a handful of plastic surgeons, out of the thousands in the United States, have been honored with the Harvard cosmetic fellowship.

Dr. Hughes is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). The ABPS is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification, and continuous certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.

Dr. Hughes has authored numerous papers and textbook chapters on cosmetic surgery topics, including facial cosmetic surgery, face and neck lifts, rhinoplasty, nose surgery, as well as breast surgery including breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, and facial fat grafting – among others. He has been an invited speaker at regional, national, and international meetings, lecturing on such topics as the use of telemedicine in cosmetic and plastic surgery. In addition, Dr. Hughes is a consultant and lecturer for the Institute for Safety in Office-Based Surgery, a nationally recognized, non-profit, patient safety organization at the forefront of protecting patients during outpatient procedures in plastic surgery.

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of face and body. A plastic surgeon’s primary responsibility is performing surgical and non-surgical procedures, and they use a variety of reparative and reconstructive techniques to get the job done. Recognizing that patients are demanding new approaches to post-surgical scarring, Dr. Hughes offers a range of options selected on a per procedure, per patient basis. Some of those options offer a virtually scarless approach, and in bigger cases, they offer a significant reduction of scarring prominence.

Dr. Hughes’ unique approach to body lifts combines Lockwood’s technique for strengthening the subfascial system and detailed undermining for optimal skin tightening, while reducing the need for a posterior scar by utilizing a Brazilian Butt Lift approach, with or without implants, for reshaping and revolumizing. Today, more patients seek skin tightening and reshaping benefits to offset the aging process or as an extension of the mommy makeover, as opposed to addressing massive weight loss issues.

On a personal level, Dr. Hughes has been an avid weightlifter and athlete for over 20 years, and he possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in nutrition and exercise regimens. Utilizing his keen eye for details of the human form, Dr. Hughes carefully evaluates his patients’ anatomy and goals and then tailors the results to an individual’s preference and specification. He brings a unique blend of technical skill, surgical acumen, and detail-oriented specificity to each of his patients in a caring and interactive atmosphere.

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