Durham Plastic Surgeon
1415 West NC 54 Highway, Suite 105
Durham, North Carolina 27707 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction - Durham, NC

I am a registered nurse of 37 years and the past 27 of them at a surgery center. I am very petite (5 feet and 108 lbs) and carrying around triple D's was just too much. Over the past 5 years I had developed migraine headaches, neck pain , upper back and shoulder pain. I had been to physical therapy ,and massage therapy with only temporary relief. I just assumed that only large women could...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Dr. Hughes Changed My Life! Durham, NC

I am a mother of two children who recently had breast augmentation with Dr. Hughes. I have known for years that the surgery was something I wanted to do. After tons of research and multiple consultations with different surgeons, I chose to go with Dr. Hughes. Dr. Hughes has an impeccable bedside manner, as well as a wonderful staff. I have enjoyed everyone I have come in contact with at his...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

38 years old with full tummy tuck

After 2 years of feeling insecure with a huge pouch from a Diastasis Recti, that diet nor exercise would get rid of I decided, it was time to research a Doctor who would be professional, compassionate and meticulous. Upon meeting Dr. Hughes, he listened to my concerns and put me at ease about the surgery. The day of surgery I was a bit nervous but, was greeted warmly by his team who reassured...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

A Double-Win Breast Reduction - Durham, NC

I had my breast reduction done by Dr. Hughes last year. This was a long time coming. I’ve had issues with back pain for my entire adult life and I was just ready to get it done. That being said, I was really nervous too. This is a life-changing procedure we are talking about here. It’s important to have it done and done the right way. I was lucky that I was able to find Dr. Hughes because...

Personal Statement

At Southpoint Plastic Surgery, we treat our clients as family. We construct a personalized treatment plan designed for each individual client. We have a conservative philosophy to aesthetic work, knowing that smaller interventions at a younger age will yield the most natural look for our clients.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery

Awards & Recognition

Member of the American Society for Plastic Surgery
Member of the Southeastern Society for Plastic Surgery

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Hughes has hospital affiliations at Durham Regional Hospital, Davis Ambulatory Surgery Center, North Carolina Specialty Hospital, Durham VA Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Colgate University
    Medical: Weill - Cornell Medical Center / New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Cornell Medical Center / New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
    Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
    Plastic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC

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I asked about the redness from Coolsmooth on abdomen which now has darkened & looks worse. The swelling is unbelievable (Photo)

Hi there.  Although bruising and swelling and redness are common side effects after CS, this is NOT a normal response.  I would return to the Dr's o... READ MORE

Bellafill apparently does not work for me!

Hi there.Sorry you're going through this.  The devil is in the details of your particular acne scarring.  Bellafill is great at CERTAIN kinds of a... READ MORE

Why did I faint with Coolsculpting? After neck, I was doing outer arms & lower ab when I began to feel something was wrong!

Hi there.This is called a "vasovagal" response, and it is when your blood pressure and heart rate drop in response to some stimulus, usually pain.  ... READ MORE

After a few questions about my Coolsculpting, still left with a few more. My Dr says these are 2nd degree burns.. (photos)

Hi there.  I have never heard of this complication before.  The treatment pattern does not look like a "condoned"/advised placement of the ap... READ MORE

How long is it between treatments?

Good questions.As for timing, it depends on the "plan" that suits your body.  If there is intent to treat an area twice, then you only wait 1 month ... READ MORE

Unsure of what size to go?

Great question. This is a common concern and Q before deciding to have implants. Implant selection is determined by YOUR body's dimensions, on... READ MORE

How do you know when a silicone implant needs to be replaced?

Great question.  This is a common concern and Q before deciding to have silicone implants.  Given the "scare" of ruptured silicone implants and c... READ MORE

Will gel implants placed under the muscle look smaller than they do when the implant is just tried on in a sports bra?

Thank for your good question.  This is a very very common question/concern.  The most frequent complaint tends to be that women wish they went l... READ MORE

Can I get uneven results from CoolSculpting?

Good questions.  I like to describe a patient's short term recovery from coolscultping as "predictably unpredictable".  What I mean by that is e... READ MORE

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