Category Archives: Dr. Anthony Youn in the Media

Smoking Can Make Your Nipples Fall Off

  I cringe every time I see a patient for a breast lift who is a smoker. I’m deathly afraid that despite my warnings, she will smoke before or after surgery and cause her nipples to turn black and fall off. Yes. Smokers who undergo breast lifts are at great risk of losing their nipples. […]


“The Pratfalls (And Joy) Behind Becoming A Plastic Surgeon”

The Northwest Asian Weekly, the only Asian weekly serving Washington state’s Asian community, has printed an in-depth interview they conducted with me about growing up an awkward Korean-American, becoming a plastic surgeon, and my humorous memoir In Stitches.  You can read it HERE! After reading the article, it hit me… do I really say “like” […]


What Do I Have To Do With A College Of Music?

Not much!  But the Berklee Groove, The Student Voice of the Berklee College of Music enjoyed my memoir In Stitches so much they decided to interview me about it and offer a giveaway to win a free copy of my book.  You can visit BerkleeGroove.com HERE. By the way, I do have some minor musical […]


Update on the Phony Doctor Who Injected Fix-A-Flat Into Buttocks

Here is an update on the story I reported last week on the transexual woman who allegedly injected a combination of Fix-A-Flat, cement, mineral oil, and superglue into the victims.  From the Daily Mail: A transgender woman accused of injecting a woman’s bottom with cement and tyre sealant has been re-arrested after a second alleged victim came […]



Can Plastic Surgery Hinder Politicians?

The Washington Times has a very interesting article about plastic surgery and politicians.  Some good examples include Nancy Pelosi (she appears to have had a facelift and eyelid lifts) and Joe Biden (his alleged Botox’d eyebrows in the VP debate with Sarah Palin was almost as comical as Palin’s debate performance). Can Botox hurt a […]


Dr. Youn on Indiana University’s Sound Medicine Radio Show

For everyone in the medical field, there is a fascinating radio program out of Indiana University School of Medicine called Sound Medicine.  They recently interviewed me for a segment about In Stitches.  We discuss interesting patients, growing up wanting to become a doctor, and other related topics.  You can listen to it streaming online HERE. […]


Do You Have “Runner’s Face?”

Melissa Dahl of MSNBC.com contacted me the other day to comment on a story she was writing on the “Runner’s Face.”  A plastic surgeon in New Jersey, Dr. Brian Glatt, issued a press release with the following about the “Runner’s Face”: Runner’s face generally occurs in both men and women ages 40+ who exercise to […]



Avoid Deal-Of-The-Day Plastic Surgery

I recently wrote an editorial for Business Insider.  Here is the first part of my editorial regarding Groupon, Deals-of-the-Day, and plastic surgery: When times are good, people love a good deal. When times are bad, they are desperate for them. This principle explains Groupon’s explosion in today’s marketplace. While there is nothing wrong with discount […]