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Age-Defying Tips From Your Fridge?

Tune in this Tuesday when I return to the Rachael Ray Show to show how you can use simple ingredients from your refrigerator to make you look younger!  These tips can take off the years for just pennies.  Here is the preview from the Rachael Ray Show website: Smart shopping and a clever fridge strategy […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.