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FDA Issues Communication Regarding a Possible Link Between Breast Implants and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)

The FDA has issued a statement alerting physicians and patients to a possible link between breast implants and a rare type of cancer.   Although ALCL is extremely rare, the FDA believes that women with breast implants may have a very small but increased risk of developing the condition.   ALCL in the presence of breast implants has […]


Liposuction Death In Florida – Dr. Youn on HLN ISSUES

Sad case in Florida recently. A young woman underwent liposuction and died. According to HLN sources, the physician had his hospital privileges recently revoked. My sympathies to her husband, who is obviously very distraught about this terrible tragedy. Make sure to do your homework. Only have your plastic surgery performed by a real plastic surgeon […]



Dr. Youn on the Rachael Ray Show Tuesday Jan 11th!

My next segment of the Rachael Ray Show airs this Tuesday, January 11th!  We test three mail-order skin treatments that guarantee surgical results in mere minutes!  It’ll be Products versus Plastic Surgery!  You’ll be surprised at the results… For a teaser of the episode, click here.


Dr. Youn on HLN to Discuss Heidi Montag with Jane Velez-Mitchell

This is a recent appearance I made on HLN’s ISSUES with Jane Velez-Mitchell. I join the distinguished panel in discussing the troubled Heidi Montag. Troubled fame junkie or plastic surgery victim? I’d bet on the former. Also, see if you catch Jane Velez-Mitchell revealing what plastic surgery SHE had! Thank you to Jane Velez-Mitchell and […]


ASAPS Releases Ten Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2011

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (of which I am a member) is the premier society for cosmetic plastic surgeons in the U.S.  Most “big-name” aesthetic plastic surgeons are members of this group.  ASAPS recently released their Ten Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2011: As the economy continues to improve, demand for facelifts and other facial […]



Laser Facial Rejuvenation 101 – Part II

In my last post we covered the basics of laser facial rejuvenation.  Today we’ll cover the general types of lasers and what they can do for you. 1. Ablative Lasers – The oldest types of facial lasers include the CO2 and erbium lasers.  These were widely used in the late 90’s and early 2000’s and, […]


Laser Facial Rejuvenation 101 – Part I

Laser facial rejuvenation is one of the most popular but most confusing  treatments today.  What’s the difference between a lunchtime laser and a fractionated laser?  An ablative or a nonablative laser?  If many plastic surgeons are confused by the plethora of lasers available, how can the average consumer or patient know what laser is best for removing […]