Dr. Youn's Blog

“Elderly Surgeon” Performs Vaginal Rejuvenation and ENT Surgeon Performs Liposuction and Butt Lift, Prior to Patient Death

Crazy story from the L.A. Times: An 85 year old surgeon was placed on three years probation after a patient he performed vaginal rejuvenation surgery on bled to death back in 2008.  According to the article, Dr. Lawrence Hansen performed this procedure on a 39 year old woman, and was immediately followed by Dr. Harrell […]



Plastic Surgery in 2010 – Dr. Youn on Good Morning America Health

This is the video from my appearance on Good Morning America Health today. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released its statistics for 2010, revealing that cosmetic plastic surgery was up 5% from 2009. Some notable bits: 1. Breast augmentation remains the #1 cosmetic surgery procedure, with nearly 300,000 women undergoing the surgery. 60% […]


Bridalplasty Is Over!

So the season finale of E! Entertainment’s Bridalplasty drew over 1 million viewers. Not too shabby! I must admit that I saw the first episode and then never returned. It wasn’t my thing. One of the only shows I regularly watch nowadays is Modern Family. I miss Dr. Robert Rey and Dr. 90210! They should […]



FDA Issues Communication Regarding a Possible Link Between Breast Implants and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)

The FDA has issued a statement alerting physicians and patients to a possible link between breast implants and a rare type of cancer.   Although ALCL is extremely rare, the FDA believes that women with breast implants may have a very small but increased risk of developing the condition.   ALCL in the presence of breast implants has […]


Liposuction Death In Florida – Dr. Youn on HLN ISSUES

Sad case in Florida recently. A young woman underwent liposuction and died. According to HLN sources, the physician had his hospital privileges recently revoked. My sympathies to her husband, who is obviously very distraught about this terrible tragedy. Make sure to do your homework. Only have your plastic surgery performed by a real plastic surgeon […]



Dr. Youn on the Rachael Ray Show Tuesday Jan 11th!

My next segment of the Rachael Ray Show airs this Tuesday, January 11th!  We test three mail-order skin treatments that guarantee surgical results in mere minutes!  It’ll be Products versus Plastic Surgery!  You’ll be surprised at the results… For a teaser of the episode, click here.


Dr. Youn on HLN to Discuss Heidi Montag with Jane Velez-Mitchell

This is a recent appearance I made on HLN’s ISSUES with Jane Velez-Mitchell. I join the distinguished panel in discussing the troubled Heidi Montag. Troubled fame junkie or plastic surgery victim? I’d bet on the former. Also, see if you catch Jane Velez-Mitchell revealing what plastic surgery SHE had! Thank you to Jane Velez-Mitchell and […]