Dr. Youn's Blog

Lack of Training Can Be Deadly In Plastic Surgery

USA Today recently printed a fantastic series of articles on the current epidemic of phony plastic surgeons performing botched procedures on patients. It’s like the Wild West out there, folks. There are dentists performing facelifts, ENT’s performing breast augmentation, and ER docs performing tummy tucks. The USA Today articles are a breath of fresh air […]

  • Posted on: Sep 27 2011
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Plastic Surgery And Teens – My NBC News Segment

The numbers of teens undergoing plastic surgery continues to grow. I was recently interviewed on my local NBC News affiliate about this trend. Thank you to WDIV and Dr. Frank McGeorge for putting together this great piece.

  • Posted on: Sep 23 2011
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FDA Clears Minimally Invasive Fat Reducer Liposonix, Liposonix Bought By Solta

The FDA has recently cleared Liposonix, an external ultrasound machine that causes fat reduction with minimal invasiveness. Liposonix is known by their motto: “One Hour, One Treatment, One Size Smaller.” The next day, Medicis (makers of Dysport and Restylane) proceeded to sell Liposonix to Solta Medical for $35 million. This is a pretty big development […]

  • Posted on: Sep 21 2011
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FDA Affirms Safety of Breast Implants

From the New York Times: After two days of discussion and testimony about silicone breast implants, a top government health official said he had heard nothing to shake his faith in the safety of the widely used implants. The official, Dr. William Maisel, chief scientist for the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices, said […]

  • Posted on: Sep 20 2011
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Dr. Youn on NPR: In Stitches, Doctor-God Complex, and Plastic Surgery

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Michel Martin on NPR’s Tell Me More. We discussed a multitude of topics related to IN STITCHES, including growing up Asian American, plastic surgery, the hidden motivations behind becoming a physician, and the Doctor-God complex. Thank you to NPR’s Tell Me More and Michel Martin for […]

  • Posted on: Sep 16 2011
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Woman Dies After Injecting Her Face With Hot Beef Fat

From ABC News: An Illinois woman who injected hot beef fat into her face died Thursday of a bacterial infection soon after she administered the homemade cosmetic surgery. Oddly, doctors say the questionable injections had nothing to do with her death, which was deemed natural by Illinois’ Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Janet Hardt, 63 […]

  • Posted on: Sep 14 2011
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Dr. Youn on The Rachael Ray Show – Facial Fixes – Wed Sept 14th!

Tune in to the Rachael Ray Show Wednesday, September 14th to watch me reveal four intriguing, little-known, but very effective plastic surgeries to ‘fix’ those facial features you don’t like! Dislike your chubby cheeks or your grumpy mouth? I’ve got the answer on Wednesday! Click here for a teaser and to see local listings.

  • Posted on: Sep 12 2011
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Why Your Plastic Surgeon Won’t Operate On You

Here is the intro to my latest article on CNN.com: I make my living operating on people, but I don’t accept everyone. I turn down one out of every five patients who consult me for cosmetic plastic surgery. Mostly I say no because of a patient’s unrealistic expectations. “Dr. Youn, I’ve had five children. I’ve […]

  • Posted on: Sep 7 2011
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American Health and Beauty: CACI – New Treatment To Nonsurgically Enhance Bust Size

Interesting article from American Health and Beauty: A new treatment is available for women who are looking to increase their bustline without surgery. The CACI treatment is a procedure that uses electrical stimulation to temporarily increase breast size. Two electrodes are placed on the breast, one above (near the pectoralis major muscle) and one to […]

  • Posted on: Sep 6 2011
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FDA Panels Put Silicone Implants Under Microscope

Silicone breast implants are back under the FDA’s microscope.  Silicone implants were under original widespread use in the 1980’s and early 1990’s.  Fears of silicone implants causing various diseases like lupus and arthritis prompted the FDA to ban the use of them in 1992.  After analyzing studies by the two major breast implant manufacturers (Mentor and […]

  • Posted on: Sep 2 2011
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