Dr. Youn's Blog

Belviq – New FDA Approved Drug For Weight Loss

This is a segment I did on HLN’s new Evening Express news program. We discuss the new FDA approved weight loss drug Belviq. It’s the first weight loss drug approved by the FDA in 13 years. Although it’s mechanism of action is similar to the controversial FenFen, there is no evidence that Belviq causes heart […]


Brava And Fat Grafting: A New Technique For Breast Reconstruction

There is an interesting article in MSNBC.com that describes a new technique for reconstructing breasts in women who’ve undergone mastectomy for breast cancer.  Brava / AFT (Autologous Fat Transfer) was recently described in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons) as a safe and effective technique for breast reconstruction.  […]


Why Doctors Fall Asleep While Treating You

Confession: I’ve fallen asleep while operating on patients. And I’m sure I’m not the only one. No, I’ve never passed out and face-planted into a patient’s open belly. Nor have I fallen asleep in the operating room as a plastic surgeon in practice. But as a resident, I performed the dreaded head-bob several times. Here […]


One Of My ABC Segments On Bro-Tox

Here is a segment I did with ABC’s Nightline a few months back, when the term “Bro-Tox” was just getting picked up. It’s a cute little piece. We’re definitely seeing more and more men in my office for Botox. Many male celebs have reportedly admitted to having it done, including Patrick Dempsey and Simon Cowell. […]


Cellulaze – Long Term Cellulite Treatment?

One of the hottest devices on the market today is Cellulaze, an FDA-approved, long-term cellulite treatment that is all over the local and national media.  Cellulaze is a laser liposuction device produced by Cynosure, makers of SmartLipo. Cellulaze utilizes a small laser fiber that is reported to reduce three contributing factors of cellulite: fat, fibrous septa that create […]


Face Eating Victim’s Post-Surgery Images

This video is from CNN.com. As you can see, this poor man’s upper face has been completely destroyed. The only time I’ve seen anything like this was described in my book when a raccoon ate most of a baby’s face. Both stories are tragic, however new plastic surgery techniques may give this man some hope. […]