Dr. Youn's Blog

Elf Ears – The Newest Plastic Surgery Trend?

I read an interesting article today introducing one of the newest trends in plastic surgery: Creating Elf Ears. There is a Hungarian plastic surgeon practicing in New York City who created this procedure and even claims that it can “improve the experience of listening to music.” Apparently there are “music faun clubs” which are dance […]


10 Telltale Signs of Plastic Surgery

CBSNews.com has an interesting slideshow of my 10 Secret Signs of Plastic Surgery. Some of these are obvious to those who read this blog regularly. I recently covered the topic on the Rachael Ray Show as well. You can check out the slideshow here. After reading it, you will have many of the tools necessary […]


The Thong Lift?

There is an interesting article in the Daily Mail today announcing: Bottoms up! The facelift is old hat, the tummy tuck’s yesterday’s news – the latest craze is the bum lift! The article goes on to describe the Thong Lift, the name given by a Miami plastic surgeon for fat grafting to the buttocks (a.k.a. […]


Facial Filler Foul Ups Article on MSNBC.com

  There is an alarming and interesting article on MSNBC.com regarding the growing incidence of complications with facial filler injections. Facial fillers (like Restylane, Juvederm, and Sculptra) are now the second most common plastic surgery procedure in the country. It’s inevitable that as these procedures grow in popularity, the number of people having complications will […]


E! To Debut New Bridal Plastic Surgery Series “Bridalplasty”

E! has ordered episodes of a new program that mixes a wedding competition with extreme plastic surgery. Bridalplasty combines elements of a game show competition, dream wedding, and plastic surgery documentary. Read about it in the Hollywood Reporter: Each week, a group of women competes head-to-head in such challenges as writing wedding vows and planning […]



Suspects Flee After Buttock Injections Result in Death

Two women are sought by the authorities after allegedly performing illegal silicone injections into the buttocks of a woman who subsequently died. Guadalupe Viveros and Alejandra Viveros are believed to have fled to Mexico after posting $20,000 bail. This story has achieved national headlines with CNN’s Nancy Grace focusing on it this week. If you […]


Botox in a Cream Form?

Can Botox be applied as a cream? Yes, if the company Revance Therapeutics has its way. They are currently testing a cream form of botulinum toxin to the crow’s feet. I’ve heard that initial results are promising, although the product appears to be at least 2 years away from potential FDA approval. There are a […]



Dr. Youn on Rachael Ray Wednesday July 14th

This Wednesday, July 14th, the Rachael Ray Show will be rerunning an episode I did with them called Plastic Surgery Breakthroughs, where I revealed four of the hottest new technologies in plastic surgery today. Check your local listings or the Rachael Ray Show website here. Thanks for reading.Michigan-based Plastic SurgeonAnthony Youn, M.D. Share