Category Archives: Dr. Anthony Youn in the Media

Why More Men Are Having Plastic Surgery: My Latest CNN.com Article

The pair of double-Ds jutting out in front of me look like they would belong on Pam Anderson. Instead they’re attached to a 14-year-old boy. I whip out a black marker and start drawing on Phil, my first surgery patient of the day.  Phil has severe gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts.   Phil was brought […]




Pillow Face: The New Hollywood Fashion

What is going on with all the Pillow Faces in Hollywood?  There’s been a rash of them lately, each one seemingly worse than the next.  A Pillow Face is the term used when a person has overplumped cheeks, causing them to look like a Cabbage Patch Doll or as if they’re storing nuts for the winter.  […]


Why Your Waiter Has An M.D. – My Latest CNN.com Article

I met Sam* in the OR a few years ago. A polite surgical technician in his early 30s, we’d often chat after work. Sam obtained his medical degree from a school in Eastern Europe prior to immigrating to the United States. Now he spends his days cleaning surgical instruments and his nights working in a […]




Doctor Oz Segments Are Online

A couple weeks ago I participated in a segment of the Doctor Oz Show called “Secrets To Cheat Your Age.”  The program has posted the videos of the segments on their website online.  You can find links to the videos below. Secrets to Cheat Your Age, Part 1 Secrets to Cheat Your Age, Part 2 […]


What Jeremy Lin Means To Asian Americans

My recent Op-Ed published this past weekend in USA Today: My son used to be Kobe Bryant. But lately when we play hoops, he’s Jeremy Lin. As an Asian-American former backyard hoop star, I whisper, “Thank you — and it’s about time.” When I was my son’s age, I used to be Michael Jordan because […]