Dr. Youn's Blog


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 […]




Suffering From Tattoo Regret?

I recently wrote an article for CNN.com about tattoos that has gotten a lot of views and comments (over 2000 of them!)  If you haven’t read it yet, here is the first part: A few years ago I interviewed a handyman to do some work on my house. I noticed a teardrop tattoo at the […]


Beyond Belief With George Noory – Check It Out Friday April 5th!

Have any of you heard of the extremely popular radio program called “Coast to Coast with George Noory?”  It’s a late-night radio show dedicated to a wide variety of strange, supernatural, and fascinatingly different topics.  I was fortunate enough to be a guest on this nationally syndicated program a couple times in the last two years.  If […]


Cosmetic Surgeon Charged With Homicide In Liposuction Death

Startling story from the New York Daily News: A cosmetic surgeon was charged Thursday with causing a former model’s death by  liposuction. Oleg Davie, 51, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminally negligent  homicide charges for operating on Isel Pineda in May of last year — even though  she’d previously had a heart transplant and was […]


Post-Divorce Discounts For Plastic Surgery??

The Doctor Oz Show recently aired a segment about plastic surgeons giving discounts for patients who have undergone a recent divorce.  According to a survey conducted by the program, 19% of plastic surgeons offer discounts to women going under the knife!  This trend is somewhat troubling to me, as a board-certified plastic surgeon.  I often see patients […]