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

The best in town!

Dr. Hughes and his staff are awesome! He makes sure you won't look over done. He wants his patients to look refreshed and healthy. So, no need to worry about looking fake. His nurse, Heidi also great! She performs sclerotherapy and other injections as well. Sigrid is great if you want Fraxel and Ivy is the best for facials and VPL.

Over the muscle smooth round silicone 300cc moderate plus

I never once felt rushed, which was so important to me. He discussed all the different options then made recommendations for me based on my body and what I was hoping to achieve. Everything was personally tailored for me, not a one size fits all approach. I am so glad that things worked out the way they did and I am able to have an awesome surgeon so close to home.

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

Dr. Hughes is very professional and meticulous in his work. He listened to all your concerns and is able to provide answers to your questions. You aren't just a number but, a patient and he follows up to assure you feel confident. My results were fantastic!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

A Double-Win Breast Reduction - Durham, NC

Besides just doing good work, Dr. Hughes talks to you as an equal. After my surgery, I went into panic mode because I wasn’t ready for the emotional effects a breast reduction can have. I was so much more focused on fixing my back problems that I forgot to think about how a breast reduction can sort of change everything. Dr. Hughes took the time out of his busy schedule to meet with me and just talk to me about my worries and concerns. I was never left in the dark about my surgery. Every question I had was answered. I’m pretty sure Dr. Hughes is one of those people who only require a maximum of four hours of sleep a night. My surgery was at 6:00 AM. I have had follow-ups throughout all different times on all different days since then. He even met me after business hours and on a weekend to follow up after my surgery and to provide me with the correct medication. It’s kind of amazing the type of care he and his office gives to their patients. I’ve seen a lot of doctors throughout my life and not one of them has given me the type of wonderful care that Dr. Hughes and his staff have given me. Surgery is not fun. No matter how big or small; no matter how serious or not. Having a doctor who cares about the well-being of his patients is so incredibly important. Having a medical degree doesn’t automatically make you a great doctor. Having a medical degree, experience, a knack for doing quality work, and having compassion for your patients is what makes you a great doctor. And Dr. Hughes is a great doctor.

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

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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Does CoolSculpting help with cellulite? (Photos)

Good afternoon. Thank you for writing! Excellent question. Unfortunately, cool sculpting is mainly to reduced fat. Although cellulite is based in... READ MORE

Follow-up Question: BA scar, will they drop more and the scar rise higher? (photos)

Good afternoon. Thank you for writing! In general, surgeons will make the incision approximately 1 to 2 cm lower than the existing fold before the... READ MORE

6 days post op BA and noticed bruising on my incision. Should I be worried about this? (photos)

Good afternoon. Thank you for reaching out. Although it is difficult to help them diagnose through pictures alone, it appears that this bruising would... READ MORE

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

Breast augmentation surgery not looking good after a month. (Photo)

It appears that the periareolar incision is Contracted and scarred down to the underlying tissue. I have many patients do implant massage and... READ MORE

2 weeks post op: left implant seems to have dropped but my right has not at all - normal? (Photo)

Good afternoon. Given that you are only two weeks out from surgery, there's very little we can determine Or predict about your final outcome. Breasts... READ MORE

Will post-op nipple scarring resolve on its own or will I need corrective surgery to fix the discoloration? (Photos)

Thank you for your question. The texture An smoothness of the incision will heal over time, particularly with scar cream and massaging. However, the... READ MORE

Is it possible to get breast augmentation and lipo at the same time?

Excellent question. The simple answer is yes, both procedures can be done at the same time. However, it can be a little more complicated than that. In... READ MORE

Do I need to be careful with the treated area after CoolSculpting? 1 day post op.

Thank you for writing! You are good to go! One of the great things about this procedures that since we are not directly Intervening, There's nothing... READ MORE

Is anyone else experiencing pain after coolsculpting? Is this very abnormal? When will the pain subside?

Good evening! Thank you for writing. Pain or discomfort is very common after CS. Depending on the applicator used, or the body part that was treated,... READ MORE

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