Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

Evolence is Dead? Plastic Surgeon is Murdered?

A couple big things in the world of plastic surgery: 1. Johnson and Johnson has discontinued its wrinkle filler Evolence. According to an article from Real Self.com the collagen product has been taken off the market and is up for sale. I have never used Evolence although have been invited to become an “Evolence Star.” […]


Cosmetic Surgery on a Budget: From AOL.com

Here is a link to an interesting article from AOL.com concerning cosmetic surgery on a budget. They name 6 procedures that are more affordable than ever: 1. Spider vein laser treatment 2. Micro-hair grafting 3. Facial spot removal 4. Earlobe lift 5. Zerona fat removal 6. Latisse eyelash thickener Check out the article here. Thanks […]


Is Fat the Newest Rage in Plastic Surgery?

Meet Meghan, a patient of mine who recently underwent liposuction and fat grafting to her buttocks. She’s a great example of how using fat is the newest rage in plastic surgery. Check out the article from the Detroit News here. Thanks for reading.Michigan-based Plastic SurgeonAnthony Youn, M.D.


Florida Woman Brain Dead After Carboxytherapy or Liposuction

There have been several news reports about a woman, Rohie Kah, who is currently lying brain dead in a Florida hospital after undergoing treatments at a local medspa. Apparently she underwent liposuction or carboxytherapy treatments by a physician, Dr. Omar Brito, who is actually an occupational medicine physician. The actual cause of her brain death […]


Does the Zerona Fat Removal Laser Really Work?

You may have seen my segment on the Rachael Ray Show Friday where I discussed the new Zerona laser. Does it really work to reduce inches without pain, downtime, needles, or surgery? The answer is yes. In my experience, the majority of patients who have Zerona treatments achieve inch loss. The studies appear to show […]


FDA Issues a Warning Letter Regarding Latisse

The FDA has issued a warning letter to Allergan, makers of Latisse, claiming that the company has omitted certain risks of the popular eyelash lengthening medication in their advertising. Specifically, the FDA focuses on possible complications including iris pigmentation, hair growth outside the desired area, bacterial eye infection, and allergic reactions. You can find the […]


Plastic Surgery for Cankles?

An interesting article from the Daily Mail describes some recent techniques in treating the “cankles:” You can have Botox injections in the balls of your feet so you can wear high-heels for longer without pain; operations to shorten toes so they look dainty in Louboutins – and now you can have France’s hottest export: cankle […]


Hydrelle – New Hyaluronic Acid Filler with Lidocaine

Coapt Systems, makers of the Endotine device which I use for browlifts, has recently announced FDA approval for their hyaluronic acid filler Hydrelle. What makes Hydrelle significant is that it is one of the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers that contains lidocaine, an anesthetic. Therefore, Hydrelle may be less painful to inject. According to the […]


Addicted to Beauty – My Thoughts

I had a little extra time over the holiday weekend to catch up with some programs on my TiVo. Addicted to Beauty is a reality program on Oxygen that follows the employees at Changes Plastic Surgery and Medspa in La Holla. I’ve actually found the show to be quite entertaining. Although some of their employees […]


Family Doctor or Plastic Surgeon?

Terrible story coming out of Las Vegas. A woman won a free breast augmentation by the doctor of a medspa, the Skin Body Institute. She had the surgery performed under local anesthesia, but then sufferred horrible complications. Some details from ABC 13: – She was awake for the whole procedure, and was crying the entire […]


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