Dr. Youn's Blog


Man Sues Cosmetic Surgeon After He Allegedly Removed His Nose

The video says it all. So why did this man’s doctor remove his nose? This is pure speculation, but an infection of the cartilage of the nose, such as by MRSA, could result in the cartilage being destroyed. This could cause the nose to collapse, and necessitate actual removal. So what should people take away […]


Medicare Funding Eyelid Lifts – Possible Insurance Fraud?

The media has been all over this one.  Statistics are showing that the number of people utilizing Medicare to pay for upper eyelid lifts has increased significantly.  From Salon.com: From 2001 to 2011, eyelid lifts charged to Medicare more than tripled to 136,000 annually, according to a review of physician billing data by the Center […]


Double Jaw Surgery In South Korea – A Horrifying New Trend

This is a fascinating video from Newsy about a new trend in Korean plastic surgery: the double jaw surgery. This is an operation where the jaw is broken in two places, reshaped, and wired shut for six weeks. Apparently, many South Koreans are having this done in order to thin their jawlines to look more […]


Miradry – A Permanent Solution to Excessive Armpit Sweating – Now At YOUN Plastic Surgery in Metro Detroit, Michigan!

I am really excited about the newest treatment we have at my office in Troy, Michigan. We’re now offering Miradry, the only FDA-approved, non-surgical solution to excessive underarm sweating, or hyperhidrosis. I’m actually the ONLY board-certified plastic surgeon in the entire state of Michigan to offer Miradry. So what’s the scoop with Miradry? The device […]


Getting Back At Your Ex– By Having Surgery

This is from an article I wrote for CNN.com that just posted today. Hope you enjoy it: “Dr. Youn, I want the works.” Carol, an attractive Caucasian woman in her mid-forties, sat across from me in the consultation room. Her eyes stared into mine, unwavering. “What do you mean by ‘the works?’” “I want to […]



Is Your Sunscreen Poisoning You?

There is an interesting article (and accompanying television segment) from plastic surgeon and fellow ASAPS member, Dr. Arthur Perry, on the possible long-term side effects of chemical sunscreens.  From his article on www.doctoroz.com: There are 17 individual sunscreen ingredients that are FDA approved: 15 of these are clear chemicals that absorb UV light and two […]


Arm Lifts Grow In Popularity – From USA Today

From today’s USA Today: “Arm lifts” have become one of the fastest-growing varieties of plastic surgery, a new study shows. More than 15,000 women underwent an arm lift in 2012, an increase of more than 4,000% since 2000, according to a report out Monday from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The popularity of the […]


The Plastic Surgery Diet By Dr. Robert Tornambe

We are what we eat.  And that refers to how we look.  Dr. Robert Tornambe, a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) recently published an article on the Huffington Post called “the Plastic Surgery Diet.”  These are his recommendations on what to eat in order to maintain […]