Dr. Youn's Blog

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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The Best Cheesy Pickup Lines Ever!

Enjoy this funny video a friend of mine made in honor of In Stitches! The Best Cheesy Pickup Lines Ever! I wish I had tried some of these back when I was single and couldn’t get a date. Maybe I would have gotten somewhere. In Stitches Update: Thank you to everyone who made it out […]

  • Posted on: May 7 2011
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Does Fat Removed Via Liposuction Come Back Elsewhere?

There is a fascinating liposuction study recently reported about in the New York Times.  This new study, from the University of Colorado, focused on whether fat removed via liposuction can come back in a different area.  From the NY Times: In the study, the researchers randomly assigned nonobese women to have liposuction on their protuberant […]

  • Posted on: May 4 2011
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FDA Close to Approving Restylane for Use in the Lips – and My Celebrity Lip Slideshow on MSNBC.com!

An FDA advisory panel today voted to recommend approval for the use of cosmetic injectable Restylane as a lip enhancer.  The FDA still needs to make a final decision, however they typically follow the advisory panel’s recommendations, according to an article on MSNBC.com.  This is big news for Restylane manufacturer Medicis, which markets Restylane, its cousin Perlane, and the […]

  • Posted on: Apr 28 2011
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Plastic Surgery and Bullying: Two Plastic Surgeons Debate on Fox and Friends

For those of you who missed it, this is from today’s Fox and Friends. I debated my friend and prominent New York plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden about whether plastic surgery may be a solution to bullying. In general, I don’t think it is. For more background on this story, click here for yesterday’s post […]

  • Posted on: Apr 10 2011
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Is Plastic Surgery An Answer To Bullying?

ABC News has recently reported on a seven year old who is planning to have plastic surgery (otoplasty – ear pinback) as a way to prevent bullying.  Her mother, an assistant principal at a school in Long Island, believes that plastic surgery could be a solution to her bullying problems.  You can read the story here. According […]

  • Posted on: Apr 8 2011
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Mom Injects Eight Year Old With Mail Order Botox – Are You Kidding Me?

Crazy story out of the Sun.  A San Francisco mom admits to regularly injecting her eight year old daughter with mail-order Botox!  According to the article, the mom stated: “What I am doing for Britney now will help her become a star. “I know one day she will be a model, actress or singer, and […]

  • Posted on: Mar 28 2011
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