Dr. Youn's Blog

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 […]


Get Your Body Beach Ready – Dr. Youn on the CBS Early Show

Here is a recent segment I did on the CBS Early Show where I demonstrated four interesting ways to get your body ready for bathing suit season. Two of these are take-home devices that really do seem to work! You can order the Wellbox and Silk’N online. And no, I do not get any payment […]


Zeltiq – Noninvasive Fat Loss – Too Good To Be True? No…

One of the hottest things in plastic surgery today, and what I consider the Holy Grail of plastic surgery, is Noninvasive Fat Loss. One of the latest to claim this is Zeltiq. This is a device which is FDA approved in the U.S. for other purposes, but many physicians are using it ‘off-label’ to remove […]


“In Stitches” – Dr. Youn’s Memoir Hitting Shelves in April 2011!

I’d like to announce that I’ve signed a contract with Gallery Books (A Division of Simon & Schuster) to write my medical school memoir, In Stitches. From Publisher’s Weekly: Kara Cesare at Gallery Books took world rights, at auction, to Dr. Anthony Youn’s memoir, In Stitches. Youn, currently a world-renowned plastic surgeon, is writing with […]


How Today’s Stars Will Age – My New MSNBC Slideshow

Do you want to know how today’s stars will age? Have you tried to figure out which parts of the face age certain stars or keep them looking young? Are you wondering why my recent blog posts have stunk? It’s because I’ve been busy writing my new celebrity slideshow on MSNBC.com. It’s called “How Today’s […]


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 […]


Dr. Youn on Rachael Ray This Thursday, May 13!

For those of you who are interested, I’ll be returning to the Rachael Ray Show this Thursday, May 13th to present ways to get your body ready for summer. Check out the teaser streaming online here! Thanks for reading.Michigan-based Plastic SurgeonAnthony Youn, M.D.


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 […]


Spanish Plastic Surgeons Perform First Full Face Transplant

Plastic surgeons in Spain have recently performed the first full face transplant on a farmer who had most of his face destroyed by a gunshot wound. The surgery took 22 hours and employed a team of over 30 doctors, nurses, and technicians. According to an article: The technique involved removing what was left of the […]


FDA Warns Spas Against Fat-Melting Claims of Lipodissolve

Is Lipodissolve or mesotherapy safe? The FDA has recently issued a warning to six medical spas for making false or misleading statements that their fat melting injections are safe and effective, despite the fact that they’ve never been appropriately studied or approved by the FDA for this purpose. According to the US News and World […]