Dr. Youn's Blog

My Big Announcement

I can’t believe it’s almost here. I’ve spent the past five years writing and re-writing my story, the story that took place after my first book, “In Stitches,” ended. “Playing God: The Evolution of a Modern Surgeon” is a page-turning, humorous, and moving look at my journey through general and plastic surgery residency, a Beverly Hills cosmetic fellowship, and starting my own practice as a […]


Stay Away from These Treatments

The newest, most talked-about procedures in plastic surgery aren’t necessarily the best. I’ve been reminded about it lately from several patients who’ve had complications or “near-misses” from other doctors. So here are some of the hottest procedures in cosmetic surgery today… and why you should definitely avoid them. 1. The Lip Lift – There is a trend […]


Nutritional Supplements You Should Be Taking and Why

What nutritional supplements should you take? This is a question I get asked of me all the time. Like most plastic surgeons, I was taught absolutely nothing about nutrition and nutritional supplements in medical school and residency. So I’ve spent the past three years researching, reading peer-reviewed studies, and learning from my holistic health colleagues.  […]


Five Anti-Aging Foods to Try Now

The standard American diet is definitely not the best one for our health and our skin. The chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, and bad fats wreak havoc on collagen, which forms the building blocks of our skin and many of our internal organs. Keeping that in mind, here are some anti-aging foods to consider adding to your […]


Read this if you have puffy eyes but don’t want surgery!

It’s something many of us deal with: puffy eyes. But did you know that there are ways to reduce that unsightly look without paying crazy amounts of money for some sort of miracle cream? Here are just a few: 1. Eat Anti-Inflammatory Foods Eating the right types of foods can work wonders on inflammation – […]


A NEW Anti-Aging Treatment You Must Know About!

It’s a very exciting time in cosmetic medicine today. A plethora of new age-reducing treatments have exploded onto the scene, and I’d like to reveal one to you today! As a regular reader of my weekly e-newsletters, you’ve likely heard about microneedling. One of the most popular minimally-invasive procedures across the continent, microneedling creates tiny […]


Introducing the Live Beautifully Box!

Last week I promised to reveal to you a big surprise project that has been in the works for quite some time. Well, today is the day I unveil it! As part of my online family, you know that it’s my mission to help you make the very best decisions about how to look and […]


Healthy Summer Alternatives to Toxic Health Products

I hope it’s warm and sunny where you are! With the onset of summer comes the use of certain products that can be hazardous to your health. With this in mind, I’ve compiled some simple healthy alternatives to toxic summer products which I think you might appreciate. 1. Instead of using Raid to repel flies from […]


Surprising Things Botox Can Do For You

Botox injections are the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world. While I’m sure you know that Botox is great for smoothing wrinkles, you might not know that it can do a WHOLE lot more. Here are some other fascinating things Botox can do: 1. Narrow a wide jaw – This treatment originated in Asia and is […]


The Latest Hot Treatments in Plastic Surgery

I hope you had a nice Memorial Day! I spent the weekend with some old friends at our new lake home in Brighton, Michigan. It was relaxing, but also a lot of learning (such as how to prevent geese from pooping on the beach, get a seadoo running, and tie nautical knots). In addition to […]