Posts Tagged ‘ cosmetic surgeon ’

Man Sues Cosmetic Surgeon After He Allegedly Removed His Nose

The video says it all. So why did this man’s doctor remove his nose? This is pure speculation, but an infection of the cartilage of the nose, such as by MRSA, could result in the cartilage being destroyed. This could cause the nose to collapse, and necessitate actual removal. So what should people take away […]



Plastic Surgery: The Wild West Of Medicine

My latest article on CNN.com: Recently, a young woman named Martha decided to undergo a breast augmentation.  She researched doctors and found one whom she felt was well-qualified.  Ads in magazines touted him as board-certified and a top plastic surgeon in the area.  Martha met him in consultation and underwent the procedure in his office […]


Dr. Youn on “Good Morning America” Monday Jan. 9th!

I’m very pleased to announce that I will be featured on ABC’s Good Morning America Monday morning between 8-8:30am!  If you watch you’ll meet one of my newest patients and see some great results.  For more information, check out the Good Morning America website HERE. Thank you to everyone at GMA for having me on […]


USA Today Editorial: Limit Who Can Do Cosmetic Surgery

The following are excerpts from a fantastic editorial in USA Today last week: Though there are always people in any profession who’ll put greed above ethics and do work they might be ill-prepared to handle, few can do as much harm as doctors. The hardest thing to understand is why neither the states nor the […]


Phony Plastic Surgeon Leaves Patient With ‘Uniboob’

This story is all over the news.  In what should have been a simple procedure, a phony plastic surgeon left Dinora Rodriguez with a Uniboob, as seen here.  You can read more about it (and watch the accompanying video) on MSNBC.com here. Do your homework!  Always make sure your plastic surgeon is certified by the […]


Dr. Youn on NPR: In Stitches, Doctor-God Complex, and Plastic Surgery

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Michel Martin on NPR’s Tell Me More. We discussed a multitude of topics related to IN STITCHES, including growing up Asian American, plastic surgery, the hidden motivations behind becoming a physician, and the Doctor-God complex. Thank you to NPR’s Tell Me More and Michel Martin for […]


FDA Panels Put Silicone Implants Under Microscope

Silicone breast implants are back under the FDA’s microscope.  Silicone implants were under original widespread use in the 1980’s and early 1990’s.  Fears of silicone implants causing various diseases like lupus and arthritis prompted the FDA to ban the use of them in 1992.  After analyzing studies by the two major breast implant manufacturers (Mentor and […]


The Best Cheesy Pickup Lines Ever!

Enjoy this funny video a friend of mine made in honor of In Stitches! The Best Cheesy Pickup Lines Ever! I wish I had tried some of these back when I was single and couldn’t get a date. Maybe I would have gotten somewhere. In Stitches Update: Thank you to everyone who made it out […]


“Elderly Surgeon” Performs Vaginal Rejuvenation and ENT Surgeon Performs Liposuction and Butt Lift, Prior to Patient Death

Crazy story from the L.A. Times: An 85 year old surgeon was placed on three years probation after a patient he performed vaginal rejuvenation surgery on bled to death back in 2008.  According to the article, Dr. Lawrence Hansen performed this procedure on a 39 year old woman, and was immediately followed by Dr. Harrell […]