Dr. Youn's Blog

12 Ridiculous Plastic Surgeries?

The Daily Beast and the OC Register have interesting articles on 12 Crazy Plastic Surgeries. Are these really crazy? Are people doing them? Do I do them? Here we go! Creation of dimples – This is being done, just not be me or most plastic surgeons. Chin cleft surgery – same as #1. Michael Jackson […]


Why Are Teens Getting ‘Toxed?

There’s an interesting article in MSNBC.com on the recent trend towards teenagers getting Botox. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), last year over 12,000 Botox or Dysport treatments were performed on people under the age of 18. One plastic surgeon quoted in the article claimed that 5-8% of his Botox patients […]


Do Eye Creams Really Work?

  The Beauty Brains Blog has an interesting post called “Do Eye Creams Really Work?” This blog looks at various cosmetics from a scientific and chemist’s point of view. Check it out here. Do I think eye creams work? Yes… to an extent. Here is how I describe the three major causes (and treatments) of […]






Some quick links

  Here are links to a couple interesting articles about plastic surgery: 1. Are more and more men having plastic surgery as a way to keep competitive in the workplace? ‘Fraid So! Click here for the article from Lan Nguyen at AOL Walletpop. 2. Has Botox Jumped the Shark? I don’t think so! Click here […]



ASAPS Annual Meeting 2010

I just returned from the annual meeting for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Washington, D.C. It was an excellent meeting, attended by a “who’s who” in aesthetic plastic surgery. Some interesting topics covered in the first few days:1. Biofilms as a cause of capsular contracture – the bane of my existence as […]