Dr. Youn's Blog

Juvederm XC – Less Painful Injectable Filler?

Allergan has just received FDA approval for Juvederm XC, the newest hyaluronic acid injectable filler formulated with lidocaine for greater comfort. In their study they found that 93% of the patients treated with Juvederm XC had less pain than when treated with the non-lidocaine formulation of Juvederm. That sounds good to me. I’m very fond […]


The Decade’s Top 10 Plastic Surgery Stories

Plastic Surgery News, the official newsletter of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, has released their Top 10 Plastic Surgery Stories of the Decade. Here they are: 1. Face Transplantation Becomes a Reality 2. Silicone Implants Return 3. Plastic Surgery and Reality TV 4. Botox Launches Minimally Invasive Trend 5. The Next Generation of Soft […]


Cytori Gets FDA Approval For PureGraft System

Cytori Therapeutics, one of the world leaders in stem cell technology, has recently received FDA approval for its PureGraft system. Now, this is not a stem cell harvesting machine, but instead is a device that makes fat grafting more efficient. According to released information, PureGraft helps to prepare fat for reinjection within about 15 minutes. […]



Check Out The Rachael Ray Show Wed Jan 13th!

Hi readers! I will be featured on a segment of the Rachael Ray Show Wed. Jan 13th. Rachael and I will be covering four ways that you can get your body Red Carpet Ready. Should be a lot of fun! Check out the Rachael Ray Show website here for a sneak peak. Thanks for reading.Michigan-based […]


Dr. Youn on the CBS Early Show This Morning!

For those of you who caught it, I was given the privilege of being a guest on the CBS Saturday Early Show this morning. We talked about some of the latest trends in plastic surgery, including the Syneron eMatrix and Dysport injections. For a partial transcript, click here. I had a nice time meeting Dr. […]


Dr. Youn’s Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2010 (Cont.)

And now, the final four of Dr. Youn’s Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2010: 4. The Lunchtime “One Hour” Mini-Facelifts will Continue to Be Exposed For What They Are: Misleading Advertising by Poorly Trained Cosmetic Surgeons – 2009 saw one mini-facelift company fined by a state attorney general for posting false internet reviews. The numbers of […]



The Bo-Tax is Dead

Breaking News: The Bo-Tax has died. The proposed 5% tax on cosmetic plastic surgery has been removed from the final draft which was agreed to by the final Democratic senator holdout. Hopefully we will not see the Bo-Tax rear its ugly head again… Thanks for reading. Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon Anthony Youn, M.D.


Merry Christmas! You Need to Improve How You Look!

There’s a nice article by Diane Mapes in MSNBC.com called Bad Santa: Gifts That Say You’re Old, Fat, and Hairy. They interviewed me for this one. Find it here. November and December are some of the busiest months for plastic surgeons. There are lots of reasons:1. People have time off to recover.2. People have paid […]