Category Archives: Dr. Anthony Youn in the Media

Student Doctors Practice On You While You Sleep (Really!)

Here is an excerpt from my latest article on CNN.com: Autumn. The air turns cool and crisp, leaves change color, and third-year medical students descend on hospitals to learn to be real doctors… by practicing on real people. As a plastic surgeon, part of my job includes the art of suturing. Over the past 15 […]


Can Liposuction Make You Healthier?

A new study recently presented at the annual conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has found that liposuction will not only make you thinner, but can also potentially decrease the triglyceride content in your blood. According to ABC News: Researchers studied levels of cholesterol and “bad” fats called triglycerides in the blood of more […]


Phony Plastic Surgeon Leaves Patient With ‘Uniboob’

This story is all over the news.  In what should have been a simple procedure, a phony plastic surgeon left Dinora Rodriguez with a Uniboob, as seen here.  You can read more about it (and watch the accompanying video) on MSNBC.com here. Do your homework!  Always make sure your plastic surgeon is certified by the […]



Dr. Youn on NPR: In Stitches, Doctor-God Complex, and Plastic Surgery

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Michel Martin on NPR’s Tell Me More. We discussed a multitude of topics related to IN STITCHES, including growing up Asian American, plastic surgery, the hidden motivations behind becoming a physician, and the Doctor-God complex. Thank you to NPR’s Tell Me More and Michel Martin for […]



Why Your Plastic Surgeon Won’t Operate On You

Here is the intro to my latest article on CNN.com: I make my living operating on people, but I don’t accept everyone. I turn down one out of every five patients who consult me for cosmetic plastic surgery. Mostly I say no because of a patient’s unrealistic expectations. “Dr. Youn, I’ve had five children. I’ve […]


When Wanting Beauty Becomes An Unhealthy Obsession – My NPR Segment

A recent study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery determined that 1/3rd of patients who present for rhinoplasty surgery have Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or BDD.  I recently discussed this troubling statistic, and how this relates to people of color in a segment of NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin. Youn says there are potential neurological […]


Doctors Rock Out in the Operating Room

My latest CNN.com article: Confession. I listen to Lady Gaga in the operating room. Except when I do a facelift. Contrary to popular belief, the operating room is not a quiet, intense place where all you hear is the beeping of the anesthesia machine and an occasional grunt from the surgeon. Most ORs are filled […]