Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
12732 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. B
Los Angeles, California 90066 US
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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

44 and After 4 Kids Needed Nips and Tucks (Tummy Tuck, BA/BL + Medial Thigh Lift) - Traveled Internationally from Asia to LA

What I liked about Dr. Hughes: 1. Tons of experience on multiple types of procedures and knows what he's doing 2. Lots of examples of his work 3. Lots of accolades from real people who can attest to his results 4. Doesn't just do one body type or desired body type. For example, I'm a smallish person with a boyish figure. I didn't want to become a bombshell. He respected that and didn't try to convince me to become something I didn't want to become. There are a lot of his patients who want to become bombshells, and he's obviously good at that, too. 5. He listens to what you want and does it. For example, I said I wanted a breast lift. I exchanged emails with Dr. Bruno, who was very nice. But instead of hearing my needs, he recommended that with the bigger breasts, I wouldn't need a lift. Which is not what I wanted... 6. At the same time, Hughes doesn't stay silent if, based on his experience, he'd recommend something else for you. For example, I was interested in an arm lift. He advised me against it and said the scars just wouldn't make it worth it. He said he'd keep the option open and see me in person and reevaluate. When he saw me in person, he confirmed his initial thinking. Also, though he knew I wanted to remain with modest breasts, and I thought the absolute smallest silicon implants would be good, he recommended going one size higher, and I'm glad he did. I'm glad about both of his recommendations. 7. He's incredibly responsive and isn't a "9 to 5er" or "Monday through Friday" type in terms of when he'll talk to you or respond to your questions. When you're going through this, it is all consuming, and you have urgent questions that you really want advice on. Dr. Hughes responds quickly and gives definitive answers. 8. He seems to like what he's doing and care about his patients. When I returned home after a 24 hour flight from LA, I had an email from Dr. Hughes in my inbox asking if I got home safely. That was even before my mom's email! 9. No sweat. He accommodated my schedule for the surgery, pre-op, post-op, etc. In my last visit, I thought, why not get some Botox for good measure? No problem! 10. The results! I almost forgot the most important item of all. I was waiting to make this review until after I had a sense of how the results were turning out. I'm now 3+ weeks out, and I'll say that I'm really happy with how things are shaping up and how I'm looking. My tummy stretch marks are gone. My stomach is flat and tight, and the incisions are healing well. My breasts look great and exactly how I wanted them - better cleavage for wearing bathing suits and certain kinds of evening clothing but not an obvious difference when I'm wearing regular clothing. And the incisions on my inner thighs from my thigh lift are healing, and my thighs look much tighter and sleeker. Equally important, I haven't (knock on wood) had any complications. Hughes told me to keep the drains in, which I think are a big hassle and I hate them, but he warned me of the repercussions of taking them out too soon (the wound opens up and you need surgery again) or seromas which would then require a doctor to aspirate via long syringe) and I followed his advice and am glad. I'm still on antibiotics as long as the drain is in. At the 3 week mark, I turned a corner, started to see past the incision marks and the drain still coming out of me, started to realize that I'm going to have the body that I envisioned (even better, actually) and also started to feel much better physically. Great doc - thanks, Dr. Hughes!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

*****Team HUGHES***** (Culver City) The Works= BBL+TT+BL/BA= Happiness!!

I found Dr. Hughes to be a very talented Plastic Surgeon. He IS Board Certified. My friends couldn't believe how great he was....he is very attentive (he returns his own phone calls and emails with lightening speed!) He LISTENS to his patients. he answered all my questions, I never felt rushed. Dr. Hughes is courteous, professional and caring. I felt at ease and confident through out the whole process. He will take a look at what your "wish pics"-- and tell you "straight"--how everything will work with YOUR BODY. This is a very "personal process"-- no "assembly line work" going on here. He is dedicated to meeting YOUR goals, he makes everything look natural and isn't that what we want? I just want to look "enhanced", my goal is to be a better version of myself, to be the "BEST ME I can be," to look like I have been eating right and working out my whole life! After my surgery, I felt comfortable and very satisfied with my results. I just can't express enough, how pleased I am. I feel "refreshed", my breasts and butt--fit the rest of my body very naturally and are proportionate. I knew after meeting Dr. Hughes that he could help me take my body to another level/next level. He truly has an "artist's eye," plus--he has the surgeon's skill to SCUPLT and SHAPE, to just help Mother Nature along smoothly. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon who has the EXPERIENCE (hundreds and hundreds of surgeries each year), the SKILL (excellent educational references) and COMPASSION (he is invested in YOU)--Call Dr. Hughes --run, walk, or fly to Culver City for a consultation as fast as you can!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhino + Upper Blepharoplasty + Juvederm = My Refreshed Face! - Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Ken Hughes is the best, period. I could not be happier with my results and the experience. I just feel like a better version of myself! People have told me how refreshed I look lately not knowing I even had anything done. I found Dr. Hughes thanks to other reviewers on RealSelf and felt I should also leave a review in hopes of informing others about my wonderful experience. The results are all flawless. Very natural results. My eyes look refreshed and the shape has not changed. My nose has not changed drastically but looks more refined and perky. And lastly, the subtle change from the juvederm was exactly what I needed for a little youthfulness in my face.

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Body by The Best in the West aka Dr. Hughes! 10 month post-op - Los Angeles

Dr. Hughes is an excellent surgeon. I initially thought he was to good to be true, I was skeptical about him but he truly is the best. I went on 4 consultations and I just had a gut feeling he was the one. He has crazy sculpting skills, Ivy League education & training, experience, knowledge, consistent great results, and nothing but positive reviews. I'm so glad I found & chose him.

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Brand New Butt! - Culver City, CA

Dr. Hughes is the best. I consulted with six surgeon's and had surgery with two including him. He is the best hands down. Ladies go see him, he'll turn you into a new woman.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover (Tt, Bl, Ba) + Brazilian Butt Lift

Let's start with the initial contact! Dr. Hughes is by far the most responsive Dr. You will ever have the pleasure of working with. Even before you are officially a patient of his. I requested a consultation on a Sunday and Dr. Hughes contacted me the same evening confirming an appointment. The Consultation Dr. Hughes was upbeat and friendly and took the time to thoroughly explain procedures and what he thinks would work best in addressing the concerns I have with my body. The arrogance ppl speak of is actually confidence and knowledge in his field which is reassuring and puts you at ease. Heck even Super Man is confident!! ;) The pre-op appointment I met with the Adam and the nurse to fill out paper work and to take my vitals. Olga was friendly Dr. Hughes stopped by to check on me and get me pumped up for the surgery and to answer any additional questions I could think of. Again very sweet, upbeat, and thorough in his answers:) Emails for questions I had prior to surgery date. I had random questions prior to surgery which Dr. Hughes immediately responded to! World class service! Where can you find another Dr. With such a great response time?! No where!! Day of surgery I didn't have to wait long. I was taken in immediately and started the pre-op prep. The nurse was sweet, friendly, and engaging. Which is so important when you have never gone under the knife and this really eases anxiety. The anesthesiologist came in and explain things. He was also very sweet and nurturing, was such a blessing to work with him. He also answered thoroughly answered questions. Dr. Hughes came in after as always with his big friendly smile to put you at ease and with a couple of jokes. He made the markings and explained the procedure again and answered any questions we thought of last minute. Again such a blessing to have an upbeat friendly Dr.! Post op Recovery Both Dr.s, Dr. Hughes and the anesthesiologist, came to check on me. To see how I'm doing. Again very nurturing and amazing service. I Just really feel blessed to have found Dr. Hughes because the care he puts into his work you feel at ease that you're in great hands and will be so from beginning to end! At the hotel for recovery Olga called to check on me and give further instructions and advice. The pain was so intense, I naturally have ZERO pain tolerance, lol(I got an epidural while giving birth and STILL passed out 6 times from the pain) so my friend called into the clinic at 12:50 not knowing they close at 1, and as everyone is leaving got in touch with Dr. Hughes to request different pain meds. Do you guys know that Dr. Hughes waited for my friend to arrive to get a new rx after closing hours on a Saturday! We all know most Dr.s once their working day is over will dodge calls or additional work. Not superman Dr. Hughes he waited and wrote the rx and gave him his cell phone in case there are any issues! SO WHEN YOU READ HES AN AMAZING DR. BELIEVE IT! It's not hype or fluff, just simply fact! Post op check up I went in Monday, since I live in San Diego, to do a check up and dressing change with Olga. It's pretty cool they were able to fit me in the same day! Again evidence of amazing service! Olga was very friendly and thorough and funny in her explanations and changing the dressings. She also got me to walk straight up which relieves a lot of pressure in my back! So awesome! Dr. Hughes came in to check on me to see how things are going and if I'm happy with my results! High 5 I'm over the moon with my results! The results at 4 days post op The work as you can see is extremely CLEAN! The Dr. Works w an eye for precision and being that I have darker skin scarring is a very important factor. Olga took the bandages off and there was no blood and the lines were so freaking straight and clean! Just amazing eye for detail. I know my scars will heal fine. Did you guys see my before pics?!! HONEY I was a hot mess! Thanks a lot Mother Nature! Lol and Dr. Hughes, like a super hero, saved the day! Look at those results?!! I can't wait until I'm healed! The before and after are like night and day! Woot woot!! I'm definitely goig back to Dr. Hughes for my thigh lift and other procedures I wish to have done SOON! Lol ***** I certainly recommend Dr. Hughes to everyone, and anytime I see others post about botched jobs I recommend they go see THE DR! The proof is in my pictures! I'm sure I'm the most extreme boob job, and ur boobs look better than mine did. If Dr. Hughes can correct mine, ur boobs should be a breeze. Oh I forgot I have no pain from my boobs at all! I hopes this helps you guys in making your decision and if you have any additional questions I'm more than happy to answer! :)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Breasts, Butt, Lipo in Stomach - Los Angeles, CA

I LOVE HIM! HE STILL TALKS TO ME TO THIS DAY AND I SEND HIM PICTURES! I can ask him anything I email him the littlest questions like "can i pierce my belly now" to just asking him about other things like botox. He is the best doctor I can recommend. He makes sure you will not do anything drastic to your body. I wanted 700cc implants and he said no! He is not in it for the money he wants to make sure you are happy and he is a perfectionist!!1 I love him

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Los Angeles, CA

Dr Hughes is amazing. When I first met him I thought he was cocky but he absolutely knows what he's doing. So his cocky ness is actually confidence and If I ever met anyone that deserves to be confident about his work he's the guy. I know it's early but I can already see a total transformation In me. Dr Hughes is the butt king in the west coast.

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

1 year postop! Still very happy with my results... Dr. Hughes- Los Angeles, CA

Choose him because of his great bedside manner, background, and results!

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Small Waist/Hourglass Shape with BBL - Culver City, CA

I am thinking about dr Hughes because of his pics but I've also thought about dr campos now I'm just worried because its in TJ :/

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Personal Statement

Respectful and reasonable patients can expect uncompromising and exacting precision in every surgery and procedure performed. Stellar intellect and technical skill coupled with an indefatigable work ethic constitute the cornerstones to predictable, impressive results. Hablamos espaƱol.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Consultation Fee

$100. When you mention RealSelf

Awards & Recognition

Real Self Top 100, 2015
Professional Recognition:
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Hughes has hospital affiliations at Olympia Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Harvard University
    Medical: AOA, UASOM
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, KUMC
    Plastic Surgery, 2009
    Cosmetic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, 2010

Treatments offered at Hughes Plastic Surgery

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Could Frequent Sitting Affect Brazilian Butt Lift Results?

I recommend for the first six weeks after the Brazilian buttlift that patients sleep on their stomachs. In addition, I tell them to minimize sitting.... READ MORE

Does This Look Like a Bad Tummy Tuck? Will I Need Surgery Again? (photo)

I would have to say that the scar appears to be well placed and the belly button looks reasonable. I would have to say that this is not a bad tummy... READ MORE

Concerned BBL Paitent. Wanted 800, but Only Got 500 in Each Cheek? (photo)

It is a bit hard to comment about how much fat could have been transferred in your particular situation. In general, I can get 5 liters from the... READ MORE

I Am 5'4" and Around 120-125 (Always) I Want a Breast Aug and a BBL. Do I Look As Though It Might Be a Benefit? (photo)

I think you have plenty of fat. I can get 5 liters out of you and improve the dimples of the buttock and, of course, lift the buttock with 1200 cc per... READ MORE

BBL drains or no drains? Lymphatic Massage or not?

I do not use drains. This is more preference than anything else. Lymphatic massage is OK, but I do not think it is mandatory.Find a board certified... READ MORE

Tippoplasty- Am I a Good Candidate? (photo)

The nature of the tip can be reduced a bit, but I am not sure that I would offer a rhinoplasty for you. I find very little of what I see problematic,... READ MORE

Fat Transfer to Hips? (photo)

It usually takes between 200 cc and 400 cc per hip to achieve this improvement. I do this all the time with the Brazilian buttlift and liposuction... READ MORE

5 Days Post Op TT and Lipo of Hips with Breast Lift I Assume Its a Bad Ideal to Get on Scales?

At 5 days, you may have several pounds of fluid still on board. Yes, you should just calm down. READ MORE

I Want 1700-1800 CC Injected into Each Buttock - Is This Possible? (Photos)

I average about 1200 to 1500 cc per buttock, but from you I can get 1700 cc to 2000 cc per buttock if you desire. I perform about 500 Brazilian... READ MORE

Does Traditional Lipo Work Better on Areas with More Fat Compared to Smart Lipo?

It is always the surgeon and not the method. If you want an aggressive liposuction, you will have to find a plastic surgeon willing to perform that... READ MORE

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Inside the Operating Room: Brazilian Butt Lift Demonstration With Fat Transfer

Dr. Kenneth Hughes demonstrates a large volume fat transfer to buttocks with 2000 cc per buttock and 360 cc per hip. WATCH VIDEO

Inside the Operating Room: Aggressive Liposuction and Fat Transfer

Dr. Kenneth Hughes demonstrates the technique of "aggressive liposuction" on a patient who is receiving 1500 cc of fat transferred from her torso to each buttock. WATCH VIDEO

Inside the Operating Room: Revision Brazilian Butt Lift to Add Contour

Dr. Kenneth Hughes's patient has had several previous liposuction and Brazilian Butt Lift procedures and was still not satisfied with her figure. WATCH VIDEO

Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure: See the Incredible Before and After

Dr. Kenneth Hughes provides a before-and-after shot of a patient whose hips have been narrowed and her butt augmented as a part of a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. WATCH VIDEO

Inside the Operating Room: Breast Lift Before and After

After years with breast implants weighing her down, this woman returns to Dr. Kenneth Hughes for an implant removal and breast lift with a unique scar. WATCH VIDEO

A Brazilian Butt Lift Is Performed Using a Patient's Own Thigh Fat

Dr. Kenneth Hughes walks us through a Brazilian butt lift, which was performed immediately following the liposuction of the same patient's thighs. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.