Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

Zeltiq – Noninvasive Fat Loss – Too Good To Be True? No…

One of the hottest things in plastic surgery today, and what I consider the Holy Grail of plastic surgery, is Noninvasive Fat Loss. One of the latest to claim this is Zeltiq. This is a device which is FDA approved in the U.S. for other purposes, but many physicians are using it ‘off-label’ to remove […]


“In Stitches” – Dr. Youn’s Memoir Hitting Shelves in April 2011!

I’d like to announce that I’ve signed a contract with Gallery Books (A Division of Simon & Schuster) to write my medical school memoir, In Stitches. From Publisher’s Weekly: Kara Cesare at Gallery Books took world rights, at auction, to Dr. Anthony Youn’s memoir, In Stitches. Youn, currently a world-renowned plastic surgeon, is writing with […]


Some quick links

  Here are links to a couple interesting articles about plastic surgery: 1. Are more and more men having plastic surgery as a way to keep competitive in the workplace? ‘Fraid So! Click here for the article from Lan Nguyen at AOL Walletpop. 2. Has Botox Jumped the Shark? I don’t think so! Click here […]


ASAPS Annual Meeting 2010

I just returned from the annual meeting for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Washington, D.C. It was an excellent meeting, attended by a “who’s who” in aesthetic plastic surgery. Some interesting topics covered in the first few days:1. Biofilms as a cause of capsular contracture – the bane of my existence as […]


Spanish Plastic Surgeons Perform First Full Face Transplant

Plastic surgeons in Spain have recently performed the first full face transplant on a farmer who had most of his face destroyed by a gunshot wound. The surgery took 22 hours and employed a team of over 30 doctors, nurses, and technicians. According to an article: The technique involved removing what was left of the […]


FDA Warns Spas Against Fat-Melting Claims of Lipodissolve

Is Lipodissolve or mesotherapy safe? The FDA has recently issued a warning to six medical spas for making false or misleading statements that their fat melting injections are safe and effective, despite the fact that they’ve never been appropriately studied or approved by the FDA for this purpose. According to the US News and World […]


Botox Gel and Internal Bras? The Future of Plastic Surgery

  For all of you who are wondering what the future of plastic surgery has in store, there is a very interesting article on Aol.com written by Lan Nguyen which addresses it. Be on the lookout for Botox gel, nonsurgical fat reduction with ultrasound waves, injecting your own platelet-rich fibrin into your face, and a […]


Cynosure Smart Lipo

I went to a fascinating preceptorship/educational course on Cynosure Smart Lipo today, taught by my former residency program director Dr. Steven Ringler. There were 20 other plastic surgeons in attendance from all parts of Southeastern Michigan. Dr. Ringler performed laser-assisted liposuction with the Smart Lipo MPX machine on two patients, and it went very well. […]


Plastic Surgical Procedures Down 17% in 2009 Due to Recession

According to a survey released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, plastic surgery operations were down 17% last year due to the recession. Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, like Botox, increased by 0.6%, with a total of 10 million surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed last year. For the third year in a row, breast augmentation […]


“Caulk” Butt Enhancements Hospitalize Six in New Jersey

According to an article on CBS News.com, six New Jersey women were recently hospitalized after receiving buttock injections with silicone used to caulk bathtubs. These treatments were apparently performed by “unlicensed providers.” Seriously?!?!?!?! A tip for anyone considering injections into your buttocks: Do not allow anyone to inject anything except your own fat into your […]