Dr. Youn's Blog

FDA Close to Approving Restylane for Use in the Lips – and My Celebrity Lip Slideshow on MSNBC.com!

An FDA advisory panel today voted to recommend approval for the use of cosmetic injectable Restylane as a lip enhancer.  The FDA still needs to make a final decision, however they typically follow the advisory panel’s recommendations, according to an article on MSNBC.com.  This is big news for Restylane manufacturer Medicis, which markets Restylane, its cousin Perlane, and the […]




Is Plastic Surgery An Answer To Bullying?

ABC News has recently reported on a seven year old who is planning to have plastic surgery (otoplasty – ear pinback) as a way to prevent bullying.  Her mother, an assistant principal at a school in Long Island, believes that plastic surgery could be a solution to her bullying problems.  You can read the story here. According […]



Snake Bites Model’s Breast And Dies of Silicone Poisoning

This is a really strange story. An Israeli model was being filmed with a snake when it suddenly bit her on the breast, puncturing one of her silicone breast implants! Reportedly, the snake died shortly afterwards from silicone poisoning! The video is pretty graphic, so consider yourself warned. I’m sure she’s thankful the snake didn’t […]


More and More Men Are Having Plastic Surgery

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has released their plastic surgery statistics for 2010.  The number of men having plastic surgery has increased 2%, but even more important, the procedures that showed the highest increase in males are surgical procedures, like facelifts (up 14%) and liposuction (up 7%).  The baby boomers could very well be […]



The New IN STITCHES Video Trailer

Here is the official IN STITCHES video trailer. Before selling my book, I didn’t even know that many books, just like movies, have video trailers… except with a MUCH lower budget. Even though there is no CGI, actors, or 3-D, I’m really proud of this one. I actually put the whole thing together myself, and […]


Plastic Surgeons Prefer Traditional Tumescent Liposuction Over Other Liposuction Types

The latest journal of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reveals a survey that found the majority of cosmetic plastic surgeons prefer traditional tumescent liposuction over all the other types of liposuction put together.  According to the study: • Most currently employ or have previous experience with SAL (traditional tumescent lipo – 92.7 percent), UAL (ultrasound […]