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Kenneth Hughes

BodybuildinG, FitnesS, And Nutrition

Dr. Kenneth Hughes is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills who has been dedicated to bodybuilding, fitness, nutrition, and injury prevention.

        Beyond his career as a plastic surgeon and the owner of Hughes Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kenneth Hughes has been integrating bodybuilding, fitness, exercise, nutrition, and injury prevention into his daily life for more than 30 years. He built his own gym in which he incorporates weightlifting, cardio, and stretching exercises, and he is informed about what he puts into his body for fuel. 

       Even as an academician and throughout his education at Harvard University, medical school, and beyond, Dr. Kenneth Hughes has kept fitness at the forefront of his priorities.  As a youngster, he trained karate and achieved a first-degree black belt at the age of 12.  Kenneth Hughes was named rookie of the year on his soccer team as he led the team to an undefeated season in junior high school.  Additionally, Kenneth Hughes was a member of the swim team in junior high and high school, where he ranked in the top three in the city and state levels for backstroke, butterfly, and freestyle.

       He eventually developed his physique so that he was more optimally suited for strength-related pursuits.  He began competing in shotput and discus at the end of this sophomore year in high school without the benefit of a coach. He and his brother learned the techniques and regimens by watching videos and seeking out help where available.

       By the time Kenneth Hughes graduated high school, he held state records in both the shotput and the discus, was a 6-time state champion, the southeast champion, and in 1995, he was ranked #3 in the nation for shot put.  Dr. Kenneth Hughes was offered multiple division 1 athletic scholarships, but he elected to go to Harvard University.

      At Harvard University, Kenneth Hughes was a four-year Varsity Letterman for track and field in shotput and discus from 1995 to 1999.  Dr. Kenneth Hughes still emphasizes fitness, lifts weights, and studies nutrition. Dr. Hughes is also interested in the nexus of anti-aging medicine and injury prevention as it relates to fitness and nutrition.

Dr. Hughes brings together his love for plastic surgery with his passion for fitness and nutrition to help find the pinnacle of wellness for his patients.  Kenneth Hughes realizes that fitness and nutrition can only advance your body to a certain point.   Loose skin and changes in pregnancy can really only be addressed with surgical options like the tummy tuck or mommy makeover.  He also realizes that proper nutrition and physical fitness are critical in helping to maintain the results achieved through plastic surgery.  Sometimes, exercise and nutrition simply cannot overcome individual limitations, and surgery like liposuction or fat transfers like the Brazilian buttlift offer a much more reasonable solution.

Looking to the future, Dr. Hughes is excited to explore the cosmetic plastic surgery field as it advances to help conditions associated with age and aging individuals.  Dr. Kenneth Hughes has a great interest and true focus on the restoration of an individual through a multifaceted approach targeting fitness, nutrition, age-related changes, injury prevention, and, when indicated, plastic surgery.

Dr. Hughes tries to help his patients in the preoperative and postoperative period understand the benefits to good nutrition and better protein intake for wound healing and better long term results.  Many patients think that nutrition and body structure have nothing to do with results, but that is simply not the case.  What can be accomplished in a plastic surgical procedure for one individual is frequently not possible for another individual.  Similarly, those individuals with poor tissue healing and strength tend to have more immediate and long-term complications that cannot be avoided no matter how gifted or talented the surgeon and no matter how perfectly the surgery is performed.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes also offers minimally invasive skin tightening surgery in the form of Bodytite and Facetite.  Skin is the one of those things that cannot be improved with exercise and nutrition once it has been devitalized.  These minimally invasive options offer patients a relatively small downtime option to address skin laxity issues.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes Voted Best Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles in 2020, 2021, and 2022

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, has been selected as the top or best plastic surgeon in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills in 2019, 2021, and 2022.  Three Best Rated and Wimgo have continued to vote Dr. Kenneth Hughes the best plastic surgeon in Los Angeles.  In addition, Kev’s best, Caredash, Top 100 registry, Liposuction Doctors in Los Angeles, and several other websites and publications have made similar assertions. 

Each of these sites has no affiliation with Dr. Kenneth Hughes, and Dr. Hughes feels blessed to be honored in such a fashion by these review sites.

Dr. Kenneth Hughes also offers hundreds of educational videos on you tube like the one below:

To learn more about Kenneth Hughes and his insights on fitness, nutrition, age-related changes, and injury prevention, check out his blog!