Dr. Youn's Blog

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 […]




Bitchy Resting Face – Do You Have One?

You might have seen this “PSA” for the Bitchy Resting Face (and its male counterpart a**hole resting face). If not, watch it! It’s hilarious. I’ll be talking about BRF and its plastic surgery solutions Tuesday morning 7/2 at around 8:15 am on NBC’s TODAY. In the meantime, you can read my comments and an excellent […]


The New Diet Aid: A Tongue Patch?

So you want to lose weight? Well, a Beverly Hills surgeon has devised a way for you to lose 30 pounds in just one month! Reportedly, the doctor sews a postage-size stamp piece of Marlex mesh to your tongue, making it so painful to eat that you have to stay on a liquid diet. Check […]


Being A Plastic Surgeon Requires A Lot Of Explaining

This is an interesting guest editorial in KevinMD.com by a prominent reconstructive plastic surgeon.  Not all of us specialize in cosmetics! A new crop of medical students will begin a residency in plastic surgery this summer. They have worked long and hard to secure these coveted spots.  As a service to them and to the […]