Dr. Youn's Blog


Boob Jab or Bust?

  The Boob Jab is a new procedure which is gaining popularity outside the United States. Apparently it is a nonsurgical method of breast augmentation, where a hyaluronic acid injectable filler called Macrolane is injected via a 20 cm needle into the breast to augment it. The procedure costs $4000-7000 and lasts approximately 12-18 months. […]



Update on The Lifestyl- Lift

  Some new articles focusing on the Lifestyl- Lift present further information for any of you considering these procedures: 1. Lifestyl- Lift Website Sues Vendor for Negative Reviews (From PSP E Report) : Santa Clara University School of Law professor Eric Goldman, who has advised RealSelf on the case, posts about the issue on his […]


Hype or Reality?

  Here are a few links for information on two popular cosmetic procedures: The Lifestyle Lift – Check out my post from a few days ago. It posted a bit late, so if you missed it, click here. Mesotherapy and fat injections – As a member of their editorial advisory board, I’ve written an article […]


Is the State of Plastic Surgery Changing?

I had a conversation with another local plastic surgeon yesterday and he lamented about the state of plastic surgery today. He’s been around a bit longer than I have and said he’s seeing things changing in our area. “People are advertising rock-bottom prices and red-tag sales,” he stated. We’re seeing a large number of non-plastic […]


Botox safety update

There is some new information on the recent news regarding Botox safety. A consumer group called on “Black Box” labeling of Botox due to alleged deaths related to its use. Apparently one death has been connected to Botox use for cosmetic purposes in 2003. According to a news release issued by Allergan on January 25, […]


Savvy Miss Article on Plastic Surgery

Savvymiss.com has recently published an article on plastic surgery entitled: Plastic Surgery: How Far Will You Go? They were kind enough to include some of my comments in the article. I think the article is well-written, except some of the patient experiences are mind-boggling to me. These include breast augmentation patients not being allowed to […]



Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. My wife and I spent the weekend in Baltimore, where I attended part of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. I presented a talk on “Lunchtime” facelift surgery at the “Hot Topics” seminar, which covers new and emerging trends in plastic surgery. Some of […]