Dr. Youn's Blog

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, […]


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!




Should You Trust Your Doctor?

Here is my latest article on CNN.com.  It’s inspired by a recent local story about a hematologist who allegedly misdiagnosed patients with cancer so he could charge for their chemotherapy. Most of us assume that our doctors are trustworthy. They undergo a minimum of seven years of postgraduate schooling, pass rigorous tests and are responsible […]




How Many Years Does Plastic Surgery Take Off Your Appearance?

There is an interesting study soon to be published that looks at just how many years plastic surgery can take off your face.  And, can plastic surgery make you look more attractive? From Today.com: Zimm and four colleagues tracked 204 facial plastic surgery patients, all of whom had opted for primary facial surgical procedures such […]


Metro Detroit Mother (And Patient Of Mine) Overcomes Abuse

Fox 2 News Headlines This is from a segment of Fox News in Detroit. It’s about a brave patient of mine who overcame a domestic abuse situation to discover the best in herself. If you or someone you know if a victim of domestic abuse, please visit HERE to learn about resources that can help […]