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Face Yoga – An Alternative To Plastic Surgery?
This one is hilarious. Check out this local news story where a woman claims that making funny, extreme facial expressions (and sounds) can smooth your wrinkles and tighten your face. No, I don’t buy this one at all. If anything, I believe that making some of the faces she recommends can worsen wrinkles, as these […]
- Posted on: Dec 18 2013
Does Smoking Pot Cause Man Boobs?
This is from my latest article from CNN.com that went viral. A lot of comments on this one, mainly from people who disagree with some of the things I wrote! A young man in his 20s — let’s call him George — sits across from me in the exam room. “Dr. Youn,” he says, “I […]
- Posted on: Dec 10 2013
My Free Implants – CBS News Segment
WNEM TV 5 This is an interesting segment from local CBS News about a website called MyFreeImplants.com. They interview a patient of mine who used this website to have her breast implants paid for. No, the site isn’t a hoax, although the idea behind it is pretty… out there.
- Posted on: Nov 30 2013
Can Botox Injections Cure Your Blues?
This is an interesting article from the new Smart Beauty Guide: Two recent studies have shown that Botox injections can possibly alleviate symptoms of depression. One study showed a 47% decrease in their subjects’ depressive symptoms. The other study showed that 27% of subjects treated with Botox had significant improvement in their depression. So how […]
- Posted on: Nov 20 2013
Body Modification… Or Mutilation?
Horns. Forked tongues. Elf ears. Whiskers. No, these aren’t features from the latest fantasy film. Today, thousands of people are getting their bodies modified in all sorts of bizarre and unusual ways. Tattoos are just the tip of the iceberg for people interested in body modification, referred to as “body mutilation” by detractors. People called […]
- Posted on: Nov 12 2013
Study: Smoking Really Does Make You Look Older!
A study published in this month’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery proves that smoking really does make you look older. The study participants were part of a big national gathering of identical twins, and the study authors examined photos of each twin to determine whether one looked older than the other. They found that the twin […]
- Posted on: Oct 31 2013
Can You Reconstruct A Nose On A Forehead?
Yes, you can! There are several techniques to reconstruct a nose from existing skin and tissue from other parts of the face. Chinese doctors recently released some photos and video of a patient with a nose growing on his forehead. I discuss the video and nasal reconstruction in this recent video from HLN.
- Posted on: Oct 28 2013
Happy BRA Day!
So what is BRA Day? It’s short for “Breast Reconstruction Awareness” Day. As a plastic surgeon, I find it surprising that there are a lot of women who undergo mastectomy and lumpectomy for breast cancer and are never given their various options for breast reconstruction. So today there are events being held in 25 countries […]
- Posted on: Oct 16 2013
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery In North Korea Costs Only $3
But it’s punishable by forced labor. An interesting article in the Washington Post describes how teenage girls in North Korea dream about having the double eyelid surgery that is so prominent in South Korea. They desire it so much that they go under the knife in a black-market procedure, paying $2-$3 for a doctor to perform the surgery, […]
- Posted on: Oct 6 2013
What’s Behind Our Love Of The Butt?
There is an interesting and fun article in the Detroit Free Press today. Writer Georgea Kovanis explores the current obsession our culture has with the butt. Kim Kardashian? Beyoncé? Twerking? Click HERE if you are interested in reading it!
- Posted on: Sep 23 2013