Dr. Youn's Blog

Florida Woman Brain Dead After Carboxytherapy or Liposuction

There have been several news reports about a woman, Rohie Kah, who is currently lying brain dead in a Florida hospital after undergoing treatments at a local medspa. Apparently she underwent liposuction or carboxytherapy treatments by a physician, Dr. Omar Brito, who is actually an occupational medicine physician. The actual cause of her brain death […]


Does the Zerona Fat Removal Laser Really Work?

You may have seen my segment on the Rachael Ray Show Friday where I discussed the new Zerona laser. Does it really work to reduce inches without pain, downtime, needles, or surgery? The answer is yes. In my experience, the majority of patients who have Zerona treatments achieve inch loss. The studies appear to show […]


Dr. Youn on the Rachael Ray Show Friday Sept 25th!

Set your TiVo’s folks, I’m making my return to the Rachael Ray Show tomorrow (Friday Sept 25th). I’ll talk about four of the newest plastic surgery “breakthroughs.” It’s at the beginning of the show, so don’t tune in too late! Also, you can learn the secret of her Sloppy Dawgs! Link to a teaser for […]


FDA Issues a Warning Letter Regarding Latisse

The FDA has issued a warning letter to Allergan, makers of Latisse, claiming that the company has omitted certain risks of the popular eyelash lengthening medication in their advertising. Specifically, the FDA focuses on possible complications including iris pigmentation, hair growth outside the desired area, bacterial eye infection, and allergic reactions. You can find the […]


Plastic Surgery for Cankles?

An interesting article from the Daily Mail describes some recent techniques in treating the “cankles:” You can have Botox injections in the balls of your feet so you can wear high-heels for longer without pain; operations to shorten toes so they look dainty in Louboutins – and now you can have France’s hottest export: cankle […]


Hydrelle – New Hyaluronic Acid Filler with Lidocaine

Coapt Systems, makers of the Endotine device which I use for browlifts, has recently announced FDA approval for their hyaluronic acid filler Hydrelle. What makes Hydrelle significant is that it is one of the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers that contains lidocaine, an anesthetic. Therefore, Hydrelle may be less painful to inject. According to the […]


Addicted to Beauty – My Thoughts

I had a little extra time over the holiday weekend to catch up with some programs on my TiVo. Addicted to Beauty is a reality program on Oxygen that follows the employees at Changes Plastic Surgery and Medspa in La Holla. I’ve actually found the show to be quite entertaining. Although some of their employees […]


Family Doctor or Plastic Surgeon?

Terrible story coming out of Las Vegas. A woman won a free breast augmentation by the doctor of a medspa, the Skin Body Institute. She had the surgery performed under local anesthesia, but then sufferred horrible complications. Some details from ABC 13: – She was awake for the whole procedure, and was crying the entire […]


Plastic Surgery (and Dr. Youn) on Canada’s eTalk

eTalk, Canada’s number one entertainment news show ran a week of plastic surgery segments last week. Click to view some of their segments: Nip Tuck Botch Jobs Thanks to the folks at eTalk for including me in their program! Thanks for reading.Michigan-based Plastic SurgeonAnthony Youn, M.D.