Dr. Youn's Blog

Groupon: Should Plastic Surgeons Participate In These Types of Bargains?

Have you ever considered using Groupon for plastic surgery services?  I have heard quite a few rumblings in the plastic surgeon community about certain ‘bargain-basement’ clinics and price-cutting docs using Groupon as a way to attract new patients into their practices.  I’ve found the overwhelming majority of opinion in regards to Groupon and plastic surgery is that […]

  • Posted on: Sep 1 2011
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When Wanting Beauty Becomes An Unhealthy Obsession – My NPR Segment

A recent study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery determined that 1/3rd of patients who present for rhinoplasty surgery have Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or BDD.  I recently discussed this troubling statistic, and how this relates to people of color in a segment of NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin. Youn says there are potential neurological […]

  • Posted on: Aug 31 2011
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FDA Approves LaViv (Filler Using Your Own Tissues)

The FDA has recently approved LaViv, an injectable filler that uses a patient’s own tissues.  This product has several steps.  A plastic surgeon first biopsies a small amount of tissue from behind a patient’s ear, sends it a special laboratory where the cells are multiplied for 3 months, then returned to the plastic surgeon to inject […]

  • Posted on: Aug 29 2011
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Modern Medicine: Plastic Surgeons Among Most Likely Doctors To Get Sued

My trusty blog readers: I am going to try something different for a while.  In addition to my blog posts, I’m going to be posting interesting articles from other sites as a way to satisfy your cravings for all things celebrity and plastic surgery.  If any of you have interesting blogs or news items for […]

  • Posted on: Aug 27 2011
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Pets Having Plastic Surgery?

News agencies are reporting real stories about pets having plastic surgery – specifically, dogs having testicular implants.  There is also mention of doggie Botox and even doggie braces.  You can read an ABC News.com report here. The whole thing seems pretty silly to me.  I’ve never operated on someone’s pet, although I’ve heard about a […]

  • Posted on: Aug 22 2011
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Doctors Rock Out in the Operating Room

My latest CNN.com article: Confession. I listen to Lady Gaga in the operating room. Except when I do a facelift. Contrary to popular belief, the operating room is not a quiet, intense place where all you hear is the beeping of the anesthesia machine and an occasional grunt from the surgeon. Most ORs are filled […]

  • Posted on: Aug 17 2011
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Seniors and Plastic Surgery: Are More Grannies Getting Nipped and Tucked?

There has been a lot of news lately about some recent studies regarding seniors and plastic surgery. A recent New York Times article focused on this very topic. You can read the article here. I was invited to discuss the topic on Good Morning America Health today. If you listen closely at the beginning, you […]

  • Posted on: Aug 11 2011
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My New Articles At CNN.com!

I’ve recently been asked by CNN.com’s Health Page editors to write some blog posts for them.  So far, I’ve written three articles which have all gotten quite a bit of attention.  I’m proud of them, and hope you enjoy reading my thoughts!  They’re written in the vein of my memoir, In Stitches.  Here they are: Why You […]

  • Posted on: Jul 31 2011
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FDA Approves XEOMIN, a Type of Botulinum Toxin, for Cosmetic Use

Is the third time the charm?  This month the FDA approved Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles in the glabellar region (frown lines).  This is the third botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA for cosmetic use (following Botox and Dysport).  Merz Aesthetics plans to release Xeomin for use in the Spring […]

  • Posted on: Jul 28 2011
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