Dr. Youn's Blog

How To Reduce Fat Without Diet, Exercise, Or Surgery?

My latest article printed in the Plastic Surgery Post: We all want to lose fat.  But not all of us want to go under the knife to do it. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, last year 204,702 Americans underwent liposuction, making it the third most common cosmetic surgery performed. This is in […]

  • Posted on: Sep 22 2012
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An Ideal Implant?

A new study on an investigational breast implant shows that it could have some considerable benefits compared to the currently utilized breast implants.  According to a study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the Ideal Implant (a double-lumen, saline-filled breast implant) has a high rate of patient and surgeon satisfaction, low rate of wrinkling, and […]

  • Posted on: Sep 19 2012
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NJ Woman Charged With Killing Man With Penis Injections

Strange and scary story out of New Jersey.  From Medical Daily.com: A New Jersey woman who pretended to be a cosmetic surgery professional has  pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of reckless manslaughter after one of  her “patients” who hoped to get a penis enlargement died from a silicone  injection. If convicted, Kasia Rivera, […]

  • Posted on: Sep 14 2012
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Unclean Wound? Bring Out The Maggots!

My new article for CNN.com: As a surgical resident, I spent several months working in the local wound clinic. One day, a 60-year-old old man named John arrived, several weeks after undergoing a cardiac bypass. The surgeon had harvested a large vein from his leg for the operation. I entered the exam room. John’s left […]

  • Posted on: Sep 13 2012
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Dr. Youn Returns To “The Rachael Ray Show” Wednesday, Sept. 12th!

Here we go!  I’m making my return to the fabulous Rachael Ray Show this Wednesday, Sept 12th to reveal “Plastic Surgery Fakeouts.”  We test some products that promise instant results comparable to having plastic surgery!  Do they work?  You’ll have to tune in to find out! For more on my latest segment of The Rachael […]

  • Posted on: Sep 11 2012
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Plastic Surgeons: The Rock Stars Of Medicine?

I was asked by Medscape (WebMD’s sister site for doctors) to write an article about the career of plastic surgery.  How hard is it to become a plastic surgeon?  What does it take?  What types of people should consider plastic surgery as a career choice?  Exactly what do plastic surgeons do, anyways?  Well, here’s what […]

  • Posted on: Sep 6 2012
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Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon And Fiance Found Dead

This is a strange story out of Utah.  A plastic surgeon, previously convicted of kidnapping his fiance, was recently released early from jail for good behavior.    Four days later, he and his fiance were found dead in his home in Orem.  It reads like a story straight from Dateline.  From the Salt Lake Tribune: Berg appeared […]

  • Posted on: Aug 29 2012
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Gynecologists Alarmed By Female Genital Plastic Surgery

There is an interesting article on Yahoo News about the current trend in female genital plastic surgery.  From the article: Female genital cosmetic surgery is a small segment of the U.S. plastic surgery market, but it is growing, with thousands of women estimated to undergo such procedures every year. That growth comes despite a warning […]

  • Posted on: Aug 27 2012
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