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Taking Care of “Batwings”

I haven’t heard of this term until recently, and I do think the name is pretty stupid, but with the exposure of Michelle Obama’s finely toned arms, more and more people are talking about the “Batwing” procedure. “Batwing” is slang for the loose skin of the upper arm that many people get with aging and […]


Tummy Tuck and Boob Job Cream?

One of the hottest products today, a skin care company called Rodial is selling Tummy Tuck cream. Their website makes the following claims: A REVOLUTIONARY stomach flattening formula with stomach flattening micro fibers helps slim and visibly tighten the abdominal area– clinically proven to reduce the abdominal area by up to TWO centimetres in 8 […]


Do You Look Younger If You Gain Weight?

A fascinating study has recently been released that compares the aging characteristics between 186 pairs of identical twins. The study from Case Western Reserve University looks at how various environmental factors can affect how old we look, when genetics is completely taken out of the picture (hence the use of identical twins). Here are some […]


New Methods of Liposuction – Body Jet and Cryolipolysis?

It seems that everyone wants liposuction without the surgery. Two interesting new techniques have recently garnered attention: the Body Jet and Cryolipolysis. The Body Jet was FDA approved last summer and apparently infiltrates anesthetic fluid under a pressure system and then immediately sucks it out with associated fat. It is touted as having less pain, […]


Latisse – FDA Approved to Enhance Your Eyelashes

Ever thought about having Angelina Jolie eyelashes? Well, put away the glue and false lashes you bought at CVS and head to your local plastic surgeon‘s office instead. The FDA has approved Latisse, the first and only medical treatment scientifically proven to enhance eyelash prominence. Here are some facts: 1. An FDA-approved study found significant […]


Dr. Youn’s Top 9 Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2009

  Here are #4-#1 of Dr. Youn’s Top 9 Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2009. #4: Nonsurgical Liposuction Techniques Run Rampant… As Do Disappointing Results. One of the hottest procedures today is nonsurgical liposuction. Cosmetic practices throughout the country are advertising fat reduction via injections (mesotherapy and Lipodissolve), external lasers, external ultrasound, and even by freezing […]


Dr. Youn’s Top 9 Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2009

  I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend! I have looked into my crystal ball and compiled my list of Dr. Youn’s Top 9 Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2009. Here are #9-#5: 9. Plastic Surgery Vacations will become more and more popular. As the nation undergoes a dire economic recession, greater and greater numbers […]


Quick Links

Here are some quick links for you to check out while I prepare my next post. Check them out for your celebrity plastic surgery fix. 1. There is an amusing site called Nicole Kidman’s Forehead. Can you believe someone started a blog focused only on her forehead? Click here to check it out. 2. Socialite […]


Putting Vanity (And Botox) On Hold

There are more and more articles appearing regarding the state of plastic surgery in today’s economy. An excellent article by New York Times writer Natasha Singer called Putting Vanity (and Botox) on Hold finds that people are re-evaluating their priorities and spending less on plastic surgery today. One estimate finds that business is down 30-40 […]


Plastic Surgery by Morticians? Not Really…

I was interviewed recently for an article on MSNBC.com focusing on the procedures morticians are asked to do nowadays to make people look as good as possible after they die. Apparently they perform some pretty complex plastic surgery-like procedures to make people look even younger than they did when they passed on. Here’s my quote […]