Dr. Youn's Blog


What Makes An Innie An Innie? And More Belly Button Mysteries…

There is an interesting article on MSNBC.com that discusses the recent trend of cosmetic belly button surgeries.  More and more people are undergoing umbilicoplasties to turn their ‘outie’ into an ‘innie.’  These surgeries are basically belly button hernia repairs and have been done for years, typically by general surgeons, not plastic surgeons.  Here is a […]



The Best Cheesy Pickup Lines Ever!

Enjoy this funny video a friend of mine made in honor of In Stitches! The Best Cheesy Pickup Lines Ever! I wish I had tried some of these back when I was single and couldn’t get a date. Maybe I would have gotten somewhere. In Stitches Update: Thank you to everyone who made it out […]


Does Fat Removed Via Liposuction Come Back Elsewhere?

There is a fascinating liposuction study recently reported about in the New York Times.  This new study, from the University of Colorado, focused on whether fat removed via liposuction can come back in a different area.  From the NY Times: In the study, the researchers randomly assigned nonobese women to have liposuction on their protuberant […]



FDA Close to Approving Restylane for Use in the Lips – and My Celebrity Lip Slideshow on MSNBC.com!

An FDA advisory panel today voted to recommend approval for the use of cosmetic injectable Restylane as a lip enhancer.  The FDA still needs to make a final decision, however they typically follow the advisory panel’s recommendations, according to an article on MSNBC.com.  This is big news for Restylane manufacturer Medicis, which markets Restylane, its cousin Perlane, and the […]




Is Plastic Surgery An Answer To Bullying?

ABC News has recently reported on a seven year old who is planning to have plastic surgery (otoplasty – ear pinback) as a way to prevent bullying.  Her mother, an assistant principal at a school in Long Island, believes that plastic surgery could be a solution to her bullying problems.  You can read the story here. According […]