Dr. Youn's Blog


New Plastic Surgery Show – Addicted to Beauty

There is a new plastic surgery reality program debuting tonight at 11/10C on Oxygen called Addicted to Beauty. It follows a real-life plastic surgery practice in La Jolla, California. Now that Dr. 90210 is no longer making new episodes, Addicted to Beauty has arrived to satisfy your over-the-top plastic surgery reality show cravings. Take a […]


The BoTax – Taxing Plastic Surgery by 10%?

According to which accounts you read, the U.S. Senate may be considering a 10% tax on plastic surgery to help pay for the massive costs of an expanded government health care plan. Most sources report that it’s a likely no-go, especially given the fact that the amount of money it would raise would be neglible […]


Sculptra is FDA-approved for cosmetic use

I’ve been waiting for this for a couple years. The FDA has finally approved Sculptra for the correction of facial wrinkles. It will now go by the name Sculptra Aesthetic. Sculptra is the best injectable filler (poly-L-lactic acid) to return volume to the face. It has been approved for treatment of HIV-related facial wasting since […]



How to Banish Cellulite?

Every day we get people call my office inquiring about how to get rid of cellulite. SpaWeek.com has recently posted an article detailing some of my thoughts on cellulite treatments such as topical creams, pills, and laser treatments. You can find it here. Bottom line: Cellulite affects over 90% of women, both younger and older, […]


Battle of the Bikini Beauties on Radar Online

Who looks better in bikinis, Models or Actresses? That was the question posed to me as one of a panel of judges for Radar Online’s Battle of the Bikini Beauties. Some of the models and actresses evaluated include Jessica Alba, Bar Rafaeli, and Kate Hudson. Check it out here. Thanks to Lynn Allison and Radar […]


Dysport is Available!

The first real Botox competitor, Dysport, is finally reaching plastic surgeons’ offices here in the U.S. We received our first shipment this week and I’m excited to bring this product to my patients. Like Botox, it’s a Botulinum Toxin Type A and is FDA-approved to temporarily reducing the wrinkles in the glabella (frown lines). Doctors […]


Dr. Youn on the Plastic Surgery Channel

A new website dedicated to plastic surgery, The Plastic Surgery Channel, has kindly featured me and this site on one of their video segments. It’s only about a minute long, but if you’re interested, check it out. Hope you’re having a great weekend! Thanks for reading.Michigan-based Plastic SurgeonAnthony Youn, M.D.


Surgical Roulette – Risks of Surgery with a Phony Plastic Surgeon

The Times Publication has an outstanding article chronicling the story of Dr. Peter Normann, an Arizona-based Internal Medicine and Emergency Room specialist who masqueraded as a plastic surgeon. In a span of seven months three unsuspecting patients died under his care. The article highlights the unfortunate and shocking stores of several of his victims. It’s […]