Dr. Youn's Blog

Meshing Artistry with Medicine – USA Today

USA Today has printed a really nice interview they did with me about my book In Stitches, becoming a doctor, and celebrity plastic surgery.  I chatted with them about my thoughts on Megan Fox, Ashlee Simpson, and Patrick Dempsey.  To read the interview, click here! To read my ultimate plastic surgeon tell-all, click here!



The Current State of Cosmetic Stem Cell Treatments – Buyer Beware

You may have seen advertising for stem cell facelifts and breast augmentation.  Some cosmetic and plastic surgeons are touting these treatments as cutting edge procedures that promise results far greater than anything we’ve ever seen in plastic surgery.  So what is the truth behind stem cell cosmetic surgery? Stem cells are definitely the future of […]



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 […]