Dr. Youn's Blog

FDA Approves New Dermal Filler: Belotero from Merz

Merz Aesthetics has scored a two-fer with the FDA recently.  They’ve just announced that their newest hyaluronic acid filler, Belotero, has been approved by the FDA for the correction of moderate-to-severe wrinkles, such as the nasolabial folds.  Like most hyaluronic acid fillers, Belotero scored well when compared to traditional bovine collagen injections.  Some physicians believe […]

  • Posted on: Nov 22 2011
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Butt Injection With “Fix A Flat” Leads To Arrest

It seems all the crazy plastic surgery happens in Miami…  MSNBC is reporting that a Miami Gardens transgender woman has been arrested for charges of practicing medicine without a license after injecting a woman’s butt with a mixture of cement, “Fix A Flat,” mineral oil, and super glue.  The amateur incision was then closed with […]

  • Posted on: Nov 21 2011
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Ten Tips About CoolSculpting

Currently one of the most talked-about procedures in plastic surgery is CoolSculpting by Zeltiq.  I’ve mentioned it in previous blog posts here.  A lot of patients are asking about this procedure, but truthfully my experience with it is relatively modest.  I do not have the device in my office, but have demo’d it on myself and my […]

  • Posted on: Nov 17 2011
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Can Plastic Surgery Hinder Politicians?

The Washington Times has a very interesting article about plastic surgery and politicians.  Some good examples include Nancy Pelosi (she appears to have had a facelift and eyelid lifts) and Joe Biden (his alleged Botox’d eyebrows in the VP debate with Sarah Palin was almost as comical as Palin’s debate performance). Can Botox hurt a […]

  • Posted on: Nov 14 2011
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PowerX – A New Type Of Liposuction Hits The Market

There is a new type of liposuction device on the market.  Unlike some of the recent liposuction machines (such as Tickle Lipo and Body Jet) this device doesn’t promise the patient better or quicker results, but promises the doctor an easier time doing surgery.  Power X is produced by Sound Surgical, the innovators of VASER Liposelection.  It’s […]

  • Posted on: Nov 11 2011
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Melafind, New Melanoma-Diagnosing Tool, Receives FDA Approval

Huge news in skin cancer treatment: Melafind, a device to help diagnose early melanoma, was recently approved by the FDA and will be on the market soon.  Up until now, the best technique to diagnose melanoma, short of surgical biopsy, has been the clinical examination.  Melafind gives dermatologists objective information about questionable lesions in order to […]

  • Posted on: Nov 10 2011
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Dr. Youn on Indiana University’s Sound Medicine Radio Show

For everyone in the medical field, there is a fascinating radio program out of Indiana University School of Medicine called Sound Medicine.  They recently interviewed me for a segment about In Stitches.  We discuss interesting patients, growing up wanting to become a doctor, and other related topics.  You can listen to it streaming online HERE. […]

  • Posted on: Oct 28 2011
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Do You Have “Runner’s Face?”

Melissa Dahl of MSNBC.com contacted me the other day to comment on a story she was writing on the “Runner’s Face.”  A plastic surgeon in New Jersey, Dr. Brian Glatt, issued a press release with the following about the “Runner’s Face”: Runner’s face generally occurs in both men and women ages 40+ who exercise to […]

  • Posted on: Oct 21 2011
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