Dr. Youn's Blog

ASAPS Releases Ten Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2011

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (of which I am a member) is the premier society for cosmetic plastic surgeons in the U.S.  Most “big-name” aesthetic plastic surgeons are members of this group.  ASAPS recently released their Ten Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2011: As the economy continues to improve, demand for facelifts and other facial […]



Laser Facial Rejuvenation 101 – Part II

In my last post we covered the basics of laser facial rejuvenation.  Today we’ll cover the general types of lasers and what they can do for you. 1. Ablative Lasers – The oldest types of facial lasers include the CO2 and erbium lasers.  These were widely used in the late 90’s and early 2000’s and, […]


Laser Facial Rejuvenation 101 – Part I

Laser facial rejuvenation is one of the most popular but most confusing  treatments today.  What’s the difference between a lunchtime laser and a fractionated laser?  An ablative or a nonablative laser?  If many plastic surgeons are confused by the plethora of lasers available, how can the average consumer or patient know what laser is best for removing […]


Fox and Friends This Morning, Bridalplasty Tonight!

Some of you may have caught my appearance on Fox and Friends this morning on the Fox News Channel.  I joined host Alisyn Camerota and Harvard psychologist Sharon Chirban in discussing the E! show Bridalplasty which premieres tonight.  I brought up some points such as the danger of putting plastic surgery into a game show […]


Celebrity Plastic Surgery on ABC: Did You Watch It?

So did any of you watch the ABC Primetime special Celebrity Plastic Surgery: Gone Too Far the other night?  I saw nearly all of it.  Very nicely done special.  A couple thoughts: 1. They presented three celebrities who’ve had plastic surgery: Heidi Montag, Pete Burns, and Janice Dickinson.  These are not, in my opinion, representative […]


Celebrity Plastic Surgery: How Much Is Too Much?

ABC’s Primetime is airing a special tonight called Celebrity Plastic Surgery: How Much Is Too Much? This hour long program interviews such celebs as Heidi Montag, Janice Dickinson, and Pete Burns. I haven’t seen the episode yet (and was not interviewed for it) but I hope they don’t focus solely on the well-publicized plastic surgery […]


FDA Pulls Darvocet Off The Market

The FDA has pulled the popular pain medications Darvocet and Darvon off the market.  There are fears, apparently substantiated with scientific studies, that the active component of these drug (propoxyphene) can create damage to the heart and even cause fatal arrythmias.  Darvocet was pulled off the shelves in Great Britain in 2005 and the European […]


Can Botox Get You Out Of A DUI?

A strange Botox-related story has been recently published on MSNBC.com.  A Canadian woman, Patti Ann Moore, was recently pulled over by Canadian police for allegedly drinking and driving.  When the police officer attempted to perform a breathalyzer test on her, she huffed and puffed but just couldn’t get her lips around the breathalyzer.  She was […]


Banana Rolls? Dr. Youn Removes Some on the Doctors Thursday Oct 21st!

Do you have a banana roll you want to get rid of?  What is a banana roll? I’ll be one of the featured surgeons on The Doctors tomorrow, treating one of my patient’s banana rolls.  The episode covers many of the latest Fat Fixes, including some that are completely off-the-wall!  Check out the preview here.   Click here for your local listings. Thank […]