Posts Tagged ‘ cosmetic surgery ’

Access Hollywood: Roundup of 2011 Celebrity Plastic Surgery

Access Hollywood is presenting my roundup of the best and worst celebrity plastic surgery of 2011.  The show airs today (Monday, Jan. 2nd)!  Check your local listings or their website here for showtimes! The photo to the left was taken as I exited the elevators and entered the Access Hollywood studios.  I had to cut short […]


Santa’s Plastic Surgery Requests

Just for fun, the popular plastic surgery website, www.RealSelf.com, posted my plastic surgery recommendations for Santa Claus now that his big one-day-a-year job is done.  Somehow I doubt he’ll take my recommendations to heart. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! Thank you to www.RealSelf.com for asking me to take part in their Santa plastic […]


Bellasugar Publishes My Plastic Surgery Predictions For 2012!

What are some of my predicted trends for plastic surgery in 2012?  Impressive nonsurgical fat loss with Zeltiq, Zerona, and/or Ultrashape?  Botox competitors Xeomin and Puretox going big?  Possibly the explosion of gradual volumizers like Sculptra? The awesome writers of Bellasugar interviewed me on my thoughts regarding these topics for their extremely popular website.  You […]


Smoking Can Make Your Nipples Fall Off

  I cringe every time I see a patient for a breast lift who is a smoker. I’m deathly afraid that despite my warnings, she will smoke before or after surgery and cause her nipples to turn black and fall off. Yes. Smokers who undergo breast lifts are at great risk of losing their nipples. […]


Can Plastic Surgery Hinder Politicians?

The Washington Times has a very interesting article about plastic surgery and politicians.  Some good examples include Nancy Pelosi (she appears to have had a facelift and eyelid lifts) and Joe Biden (his alleged Botox’d eyebrows in the VP debate with Sarah Palin was almost as comical as Palin’s debate performance). Can Botox hurt a […]


Avoid Deal-Of-The-Day Plastic Surgery

I recently wrote an editorial for Business Insider.  Here is the first part of my editorial regarding Groupon, Deals-of-the-Day, and plastic surgery: When times are good, people love a good deal. When times are bad, they are desperate for them. This principle explains Groupon’s explosion in today’s marketplace. While there is nothing wrong with discount […]


Cosmetic Surgery Gets Cheaper, Faster, Scarier

Here is Part Two of last week’s USA Today expose on the current state of plastic surgery. It focuses on the recent explosion of bargain-basement cosmetic surgery centers. These centers are like the fast-food chains of plastic surgery. You may get it cheap, but you get what you pay for. You can read the article […]


Lack of Training Can Be Deadly In Plastic Surgery

USA Today recently printed a fantastic series of articles on the current epidemic of phony plastic surgeons performing botched procedures on patients. It’s like the Wild West out there, folks. There are dentists performing facelifts, ENT’s performing breast augmentation, and ER docs performing tummy tucks. The USA Today articles are a breath of fresh air […]



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 […]