Dr. Youn's Blog

Addicted to Beauty – My Thoughts

I had a little extra time over the holiday weekend to catch up with some programs on my TiVo. Addicted to Beauty is a reality program on Oxygen that follows the employees at Changes Plastic Surgery and Medspa in La Holla. I’ve actually found the show to be quite entertaining. Although some of their employees […]


Family Doctor or Plastic Surgeon?

Terrible story coming out of Las Vegas. A woman won a free breast augmentation by the doctor of a medspa, the Skin Body Institute. She had the surgery performed under local anesthesia, but then sufferred horrible complications. Some details from ABC 13: – She was awake for the whole procedure, and was crying the entire […]


Plastic Surgery (and Dr. Youn) on Canada’s eTalk

eTalk, Canada’s number one entertainment news show ran a week of plastic surgery segments last week. Click to view some of their segments: Nip Tuck Botch Jobs Thanks to the folks at eTalk for including me in their program! Thanks for reading.Michigan-based Plastic SurgeonAnthony Youn, M.D.


Reality Show Murderer, Breast Implants, and Serial Numbers

You may be following the terribly tragic story of the model, Jasmine Fiore, who was recently murdered by the reality TV star Ryan Alexander Jenkins. For those who haven’t heard, Jenkins is accused of murdering the former swimsuit model and stuffing her body into a suitcase. She was later found with her teeth pulled out […]


Youth Knows No Pain at the Arclight in L.A. Wed August 19th!

For anyone in the L.A. area, the plastic surgery-themed documentary Youth Knows No Pain will screen at the ArcLight Cinemas on Wednesday August 19th! Chris Kattan will emcee the post-screening Q & A with director Mitch McCabe, cast members, and the audience. You can buy your tickets in advance here. Check out what is sure […]


New Plastic Surgery Show – Addicted to Beauty

There is a new plastic surgery reality program debuting tonight at 11/10C on Oxygen called Addicted to Beauty. It follows a real-life plastic surgery practice in La Jolla, California. Now that Dr. 90210 is no longer making new episodes, Addicted to Beauty has arrived to satisfy your over-the-top plastic surgery reality show cravings. Take a […]


The BoTax – Taxing Plastic Surgery by 10%?

According to which accounts you read, the U.S. Senate may be considering a 10% tax on plastic surgery to help pay for the massive costs of an expanded government health care plan. Most sources report that it’s a likely no-go, especially given the fact that the amount of money it would raise would be neglible […]


Sculptra is FDA-approved for cosmetic use

I’ve been waiting for this for a couple years. The FDA has finally approved Sculptra for the correction of facial wrinkles. It will now go by the name Sculptra Aesthetic. Sculptra is the best injectable filler (poly-L-lactic acid) to return volume to the face. It has been approved for treatment of HIV-related facial wasting since […]


Lifestyl- Lift Fined $300,000 For Posting False Internet Reviews

According to an article by ABC News, the Lifestyl- Lift Company has been fined $300,000 by the New York Attorney General for posting false reviews of their facelift procedures on message boards online. According to the article: Cuomo’s investigation revealed internal emails in which employees were encouraged by company executives to take spare time during […]


How to Banish Cellulite?

Every day we get people call my office inquiring about how to get rid of cellulite. SpaWeek.com has recently posted an article detailing some of my thoughts on cellulite treatments such as topical creams, pills, and laser treatments. You can find it here. Bottom line: Cellulite affects over 90% of women, both younger and older, […]