Dr. Youn's Blog

L.A. Times Publishes Series Of Plastic Surgery Articles

The L.A. Times published a series of articles about plastic surgery this past Sunday.  There are some interesting reads here.  Please see links below if you have a few minutes and are looking for something plastic surgery-relate to read: Good Plastic Surgery, Bad Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery Increasingly Is A Couples Activity Plastic Surgery: The […]


Women Waiting For Gummy Bear Breast Implants

A recent study printed in the Cosmetic Surgery Times revealed that over half of 800 women surveyed are willing to wait for the FDA to approve form-stable “gummy bear” breast implants.  Gummy bear breast implants have been hailed world-wide as the only ones that simply don’t leak.  The devices, already approved in Europe and Canada, […]


ASAPS Releases Plastic Surgery Statistics for 2011

From the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS): NEW YORK, NY (March 20, 2012) – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) today released their 15thannual multi-specialty procedural statistics. The Aesthetic Society, which has collected plastic surgery procedural statistics since 1997, says the overall number of cosmetic procedures has increased 197 percent since […]




Pillow Face: The New Hollywood Fashion

What is going on with all the Pillow Faces in Hollywood?  There’s been a rash of them lately, each one seemingly worse than the next.  A Pillow Face is the term used when a person has overplumped cheeks, causing them to look like a Cabbage Patch Doll or as if they’re storing nuts for the winter.  […]


Why Your Waiter Has An M.D. – My Latest CNN.com Article

I met Sam* in the OR a few years ago. A polite surgical technician in his early 30s, we’d often chat after work. Sam obtained his medical degree from a school in Eastern Europe prior to immigrating to the United States. Now he spends his days cleaning surgical instruments and his nights working in a […]



FDA Approves New Silicone Gel Breast Implant

The FDA has approved the silicone breast implant from the manufacturer Sientra.  From the FDA website: FDA approves new silicone gel-filled breast implant Approval conditioned on post-approval safety studies Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a silicone gel-filled breast implant manufactured by Sientra Inc. to increase breast size (augmentation) in women at least […]


The New “In Stitches” Book Trailer

Hopefully this video trailer for my book In Stitches brings a smile to your face. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, please pick up the book that Publisher’s Weekly called, “Full of fascinating stories and laced with self-deprecating humor in the midst of dark desperation, providing a refreshing insight into medicine.” It’s […]