Posts Tagged ‘ CNN ’

2013 in Plastic Surgery: Year of the Butt and Labiaplasty?

Last year was the Year of the Butt. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there was a 58% increase in buttock enhancement surgery in 2013 compared to the year before. This operation had the largest gains of all cosmetic procedures for the year. So why are so many Americans undergoing surgery to […]


The Unsung Heroes Of Medicine

My latest article from CNN.com: I once had a doctor tell me, “Physicians get all the glory and all the money.”  While that’s not necessarily true – nurses get quite a bit of recognition in health care- most people don’t realize just how many people it takes to save a life.  I was struck by […]


Unclean Wound? Bring Out The Maggots!

My new article for CNN.com: As a surgical resident, I spent several months working in the local wound clinic. One day, a 60-year-old old man named John arrived, several weeks after undergoing a cardiac bypass. The surgeon had harvested a large vein from his leg for the operation. I entered the exam room. John’s left […]


Plastic Surgery For Bullied Kids?

This is an interesting segment from Sanjay Gupta and CNN where he follows a young woman who has an otoplasty, rhinoplasty, and chin augmentation to help prevent her from being bullied. It’s a sad statement on society that children feel the need to have plastic surgery in order to prevent bullying. It’s the bullies that […]



Should Doctors Treat Family Members?

My latest CNN.com blog article: Imagine you are a highly skilled surgeon. Then imagine that your grandson gets into a terrible car accident and suffers serious internal injuries. The injuries are so severe that he needs a physician to operate on him immediately. Even though a qualified surgeon is ready, willing and able to perform […]


Why Your Plastic Surgeon Won’t Operate On You

Here is the intro to my latest article on CNN.com: 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 […]


Doctors Rock Out in the Operating Room

My latest CNN.com article: Confession. I listen to Lady Gaga in the operating room. Except when I do a facelift. Contrary to popular belief, the operating room is not a quiet, intense place where all you hear is the beeping of the anesthesia machine and an occasional grunt from the surgeon. Most ORs are filled […]


My New Articles At CNN.com!

I’ve recently been asked by CNN.com’s Health Page editors to write some blog posts for them.  So far, I’ve written three articles which have all gotten quite a bit of attention.  I’m proud of them, and hope you enjoy reading my thoughts!  They’re written in the vein of my memoir, In Stitches.  Here they are: Why You […]