Dr. Youn's Blog

Phony Plastic Surgeon Convicted of Murder and Manslaughter in Patient Deaths

Dr. Peter Normann is an internist who served as an emergency room physician in Arizona.  After undergoing six days of training in liposuction and some “hands-on” training in breast augmentation, he fancied himself a real plastic surgeon and began operating on unsuspecting patients.  After three of his patients died during or immediately after surgery (one […]

  • Posted on: Jul 19 2011
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13 Bizarre But Popular Plastic Surgeries

If you’ve ever wondered what some of the most unusual plastic surgeries are, I’ve got the article for you.  I created a slideshow with CBSNews.com and some of my esteemed plastic surgeon colleagues throughout the country to showcase strange, effective, and niche plastic surgery procedures that you may not know about.  All of these procedures […]

  • Posted on: Jul 17 2011
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Are Terrorists Planning To Implant Bombs In Breast Implants?

For forty years terrorists have been searching for better and better ways to bring bombs onto planes.  They no longer can hide them in their shoes or underwear, so now British Intelligence and U.S. Homeland Security are reporting internet chatter that terrorists may be planning to surgically implant bombs into the body.  These bombs may be implanted into […]

  • Posted on: Jul 13 2011
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I Want My Favorite Celebrity Body Part: From MSNBC.com

  Ashlee Simpson’s nose.  Natalie Portman’s Cheeks.  Beyonce’s behind. It seems every day I see a new patient who wants to change a part of his or her body in order to look like a celebrity.  A recent study by the International Society of Plastic Surgeons listed Angelina Jolie as the first choice for women […]

  • Posted on: Jun 22 2011
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Top Celeb Body Parts: My MSNBC.com Slideshow

  MSNBC.com asked me to write a slideshow for them on the top celebrity body parts.  Can you guess which asset of  Jessica Biel and Matthew McConaughey is tops in Hollywood? To view the slideshow, click HERE! To read my article on MSNBC.com called “Envy Scarlett’s lips?  Beware: Celeb body parts look best on original owners” […]

  • Posted on: Jun 18 2011
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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!

  • Posted on: Jun 5 2011
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My Detroit Free Press Interview: Celebrity Plastic Surgery, Trout Pouts, And More

This weekend I was privileged to be the cover story for the Life section of the Detroit Free Press.  The article reveals my thoughts on plastic surgery in Michigan vs. California, popular celebrity plastic surgery body parts, and a couple cases of bad celeb plastic surgery. You can read the interview, complete with celebrity photos here. Thank […]

  • Posted on: Jun 1 2011
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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 […]

  • Posted on: May 28 2011
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Plastic Surgery For Men – My Segment on GMA Health

Check out the latest in plastic surgery for men, courtesy of Good Morning America Health. Last year over 1.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed in men. Which are some of the most popular? To read about my intense experience with having plastic surgery, click here.

  • Posted on: May 20 2011
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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 […]

  • Posted on: May 18 2011
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