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Dr. Youn on The Rachael Ray Show – Facial Fixes – Wed Sept 14th!
Tune in to the Rachael Ray Show Wednesday, September 14th to watch me reveal four intriguing, little-known, but very effective plastic surgeries to ‘fix’ those facial features you don’t like! Dislike your chubby cheeks or your grumpy mouth? I’ve got the answer on Wednesday! Click here for a teaser and to see local listings.
- Posted on: Sep 12 2011
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 […]
- Posted on: Sep 7 2011
American Health and Beauty: CACI – New Treatment To Nonsurgically Enhance Bust Size
Interesting article from American Health and Beauty: A new treatment is available for women who are looking to increase their bustline without surgery. The CACI treatment is a procedure that uses electrical stimulation to temporarily increase breast size. Two electrodes are placed on the breast, one above (near the pectoralis major muscle) and one to […]
- Posted on: Sep 6 2011
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 […]
- Posted on: Sep 2 2011
Groupon: Should Plastic Surgeons Participate In These Types of Bargains?
Have you ever considered using Groupon for plastic surgery services? I have heard quite a few rumblings in the plastic surgeon community about certain ‘bargain-basement’ clinics and price-cutting docs using Groupon as a way to attract new patients into their practices. I’ve found the overwhelming majority of opinion in regards to Groupon and plastic surgery is that […]
- Posted on: Sep 1 2011
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 […]
- Posted on: Aug 31 2011
FDA Approves LaViv (Filler Using Your Own Tissues)
The FDA has recently approved LaViv, an injectable filler that uses a patient’s own tissues. This product has several steps. A plastic surgeon first biopsies a small amount of tissue from behind a patient’s ear, sends it a special laboratory where the cells are multiplied for 3 months, then returned to the plastic surgeon to inject […]
- Posted on: Aug 29 2011
Modern Medicine: Plastic Surgeons Among Most Likely Doctors To Get Sued
My trusty blog readers: I am going to try something different for a while. In addition to my blog posts, I’m going to be posting interesting articles from other sites as a way to satisfy your cravings for all things celebrity and plastic surgery. If any of you have interesting blogs or news items for […]
- Posted on: Aug 27 2011
Pets Having Plastic Surgery?
News agencies are reporting real stories about pets having plastic surgery – specifically, dogs having testicular implants. There is also mention of doggie Botox and even doggie braces. You can read an ABC News.com report here. The whole thing seems pretty silly to me. I’ve never operated on someone’s pet, although I’ve heard about a […]
- Posted on: Aug 22 2011
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 […]
- Posted on: Aug 17 2011