Dr. Youn's Blog

Plastic Surgery Grew By 5 Percent In 2011

From The American Society of Plastic Surgeons: ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – The plastic surgery market continues to show significant growth – two years in a row. According to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 13.8 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures (both surgical and minimally-invasive) were performed in the United States […]

  • Posted on: Feb 22 2012
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Dr. Youn To Guest On Mancow Radio Show Wednesday, Feb 22nd at 8 am ET!

This will be interesting.  I’ll be a guest (via telephone) on the Mancow nationally syndicated radio show Wednesday, February 22nd at 8 am ET!  We’ll be discussing Extreme Plastic Surgery: Truth of Myth.  Do people really remove ribs to look thinner?  Do some women have more than one breast implant per breast?  Am I seriously going […]

  • Posted on: Feb 21 2012
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Fox News: Words of Wellness: “In Stitches”

Growing up, Dr. Anthony Youn was dealt an interesting hand: a tiger parent,  an abnormally large jaw, and many, many dateless Friday nights.  He details  these situations and many more in his book In  Stitches, a memoir which follows his humorous—and often touching—path  from awkward student to successful plastic surgeon. “I set out to write […]

  • Posted on: Feb 20 2012
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Study Shows Breast Augmentation Can Improve Your Sex Life… Duh!

RealSelf.com is a plastic surgery site that’s great at creating dialogue between real plastic surgeons and the public.  This is the site that allows patients to vote on whether certain procedures are “worth it.”  For example, Breast augmentation has a 91% worth it rating, whereas the Lifestyle Lift has a 52% worth it rating. RealSelf.com […]

  • Posted on: Feb 16 2012
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Package Deal: Injections Make Penis Grow, Study Finds: My Article in MSNBC

Does penis size matter? A group of researchers from Korea University apparently believes it does, considering they discovered a way to make it happen They recently published a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine that analyzed how injections of a hyaluronic acid filler (Restylane Sub-Q) could increase penile girth.  These physicians injected an average […]

  • Posted on: Feb 8 2012
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My 2012 Plastic Surgery Predictions on TODAY Health

It’s become a tradition on this blog for me to look into my crystal ball each year and declare my plastic surgery predictions for the New Year.  Well, it’s already February, but better late than never! The TODAY Show Health page recently published my Five Plastic Surgery Predictions For 2012.  They are: 5. Cosmetic filler […]

  • Posted on: Feb 6 2012
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Man Bites Off Woman’s Nose In Bar Fight – Woman Gets Forehead Flap

Nose-biter from jail: ‘I’m sorry’: woodtv.com I did my plastic surgery residency in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While most people see Grand Rapids as a quiet, conservative Midwest town, there are, surprisingly, some really messed up people there. I saw some real doozies, including the story from In Stitches where two idiot parents left their baby […]

  • Posted on: Jan 31 2012
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12 Plastic Surgery Trends For 2012

Curious about the state of plastic surgery in 2012?  Wondering what new products or treatments might be in the pipeline?  The OC Register recently posted a slideshow of their 12 Plastic Surgery Trends For 2012.  You can check it out HERE. Every year I make my own plastic surgery predictions.  This year I’ve made five […]

  • Posted on: Jan 24 2012
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ASAPS Releases Their Plastic Surgery Trends For 2012

According to surgery.org: With a new year right around the corner, many are thinking about which plastic surgery procedures will be popular. According to Denise Mann, editorial director for several plastic surgery information websites, consumers may see a lot of deals for injectables such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. The recent introduction of Xeomin, which […]

  • Posted on: Jan 18 2012
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AIDS, In Stitches, Plastic Surgery, And Italy: My Interview With A&U Magazine

AIDS has affected the lives of medical caregivers throughout the world.  I’m no exception.  While I don’t often encounter patients with HIV/AIDS in my current practice, I am proud to say that I’ve played a part in performing research on anti-HIV medications during my training.  I was recently given the privilege of being interviewed for A&U Magazine […]

  • Posted on: Jan 17 2012
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