Dr. Youn's Blog

Celebrity Plastic Surgery: How Much Is Too Much?

ABC’s Primetime is airing a special tonight called Celebrity Plastic Surgery: How Much Is Too Much? This hour long program interviews such celebs as Heidi Montag, Janice Dickinson, and Pete Burns. I haven’t seen the episode yet (and was not interviewed for it) but I hope they don’t focus solely on the well-publicized plastic surgery […]

  • Posted on: Nov 24 2010
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FDA Pulls Darvocet Off The Market

The FDA has pulled the popular pain medications Darvocet and Darvon off the market.  There are fears, apparently substantiated with scientific studies, that the active component of these drug (propoxyphene) can create damage to the heart and even cause fatal arrythmias.  Darvocet was pulled off the shelves in Great Britain in 2005 and the European […]

  • Posted on: Nov 23 2010
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Can Botox Get You Out Of A DUI?

A strange Botox-related story has been recently published on MSNBC.com.  A Canadian woman, Patti Ann Moore, was recently pulled over by Canadian police for allegedly drinking and driving.  When the police officer attempted to perform a breathalyzer test on her, she huffed and puffed but just couldn’t get her lips around the breathalyzer.  She was […]

  • Posted on: Nov 5 2010
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Banana Rolls? Dr. Youn Removes Some on the Doctors Thursday Oct 21st!

Do you have a banana roll you want to get rid of?  What is a banana roll? I’ll be one of the featured surgeons on The Doctors tomorrow, treating one of my patient’s banana rolls.  The episode covers many of the latest Fat Fixes, including some that are completely off-the-wall!  Check out the preview here.   Click here for your local listings. Thank […]

  • Posted on: Oct 20 2010
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Latisse as a treatment for thinning hair?

Can Latisse be used as a treatment for thinning hair?  It’s definitely possible!  I’ve had a number of patients tell me that they’ve used Latisse off-label for treating areas of hair loss, including on the scalp.  While Latisse (bimatoprost) is currently FDA approved for eyelash growth, the FDA has now initiated a clinical trial to […]

  • Posted on: Oct 19 2010
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My Book “In Stitches” on Shelf Awareness

Have you ever wondered what the real truth is behind medical school and becoming a doctor?  How does a person go from being a college student to a life-saving doctor in four short years?  On top of that, what would possess someone to become a plastic surgeon? The website Shelf Awareness, well-known in the literary world, […]

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2010
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Tickle Lipo?

Smart Lipo, Slim Lipo, Cool Lipo, now Tickle Lipo? Tickle Lipo is the name of one of the newest forms of liposuction. According to the company, it involves Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction, an FDA approved technique that utilizes low frequency infrasonic vibrations to aid in allowing both easier removal of fat and less motion/work for the […]


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 […]