Posts Tagged ‘ body dysmorphic disorder ’

Why Your Plastic Surgeon Won’t Operate On You

Here is the intro to my latest article on I make my living operating on people, but I don’t accept everyone. I turn down one out of every five patients who consult me for cosmetic plastic surgery. Mostly I say no because of a patient’s unrealistic expectations. “Dr. Youn, I’ve had five children. I’ve […]

When Wanting Beauty Becomes An Unhealthy Obsession – My NPR Segment

A recent study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery determined that 1/3rd of patients who present for rhinoplasty surgery have Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or BDD.  I recently discussed this troubling statistic, and how this relates to people of color in a segment of NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin. Youn says there are potential neurological […]

I Want My Favorite Celebrity Body Part: From

  Ashlee Simpson’s nose.  Natalie Portman’s Cheeks.  Beyonce’s behind. It seems every day I see a new patient who wants to change a part of his or her body in order to look like a celebrity.  A recent study by the International Society of Plastic Surgeons listed Angelina Jolie as the first choice for women […]

Top Celeb Body Parts: My Slideshow asked me to write a slideshow for them on the top celebrity body parts.  Can you guess which asset of  Jessica Biel and Matthew McConaughey is tops in Hollywood? To view the slideshow, click HERE! To read my article on called “Envy Scarlett’s lips?  Beware: Celeb body parts look best on original owners” […]