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Dr. Kenneth Hughes

Bodybuilding & Fitness

Dr. Kenneth Hughes is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Los Angeles, California and is the medical director of Hughes Plastic Surgery including his own state-of-the-art surgery center.

Beyond his career as a plastic surgeon and the owner of Hughes Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kenneth Hughes has been integrating fitness, exercise, and nutrition 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 academic, throughout his education, Dr. Kenneth Hughes kept fitness at the forefront of his priorities.  As a youngster, Dr. Hughes trained karate and achieved a first-degree black belt. Dr. Hughes was named rookie of the year on his soccer team as he led the team to an undefeated season.  Additionally, Dr. Hughes was a member of the swim team in high school, where he ranked in the top three in the city and state levels for backstroke, butterfly, and freestyle. Dr. Hughes 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 the time Dr. Hughes graduated high school, he held state records in shotput and discus, was a 6-time state champion, the southeast champion, and in 1995, he was ranked #3 in the nation for shot put.  Dr. Hughes was offered multiple division 1 athletic scholarships, but he elected to go to Harvard University. At Harvard, Dr. Hughes was a four-year Varsity Letterman for track and field in shotput and discus from 1995 to 1999. Dr. 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.  Dr. Hughes realizes that fitness and nutrition can only advance your body to a certain point, and he appreciates the gap that plastic surgery can fill to help patients feel good about their bodies and themselves.  He also realizes that proper nutrition and physical fitness are critical in helping to maintain the results achieved through plastic surgery. 

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.

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