Dr. Youn's Blog


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 […]

  • Posted on: Jul 2 2013
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Jun 20 2013
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Jun 18 2013
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Plastic Surgery Can Give You A Lift – Some Interesting Statistics From ASAPS

These are some interesting statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  I do a lot of lifting procedures and find that these have some of the highest satisfaction rates in plastic surgery.  One thing that surprised me, 80% of people who lose weight gain it back!  That’s a disappointing number.  I wonder how […]

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2013
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Jun 10 2013
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Jun 3 2013
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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 […]

  • Posted on: May 29 2013
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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 […]

  • Posted on: May 25 2013
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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 […]

  • Posted on: May 14 2013
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