Dr. Youn's Blog

Botox Safety Article in Allure Magazine

  Allure magazine has a very well-written article on the recent controversy regarding Botox safety. The media has recently focused on a study from Italy showing botulinum toxin being found in parts of the brain fluid in mice who had it injected near their whiskers. Allure’s Joan Kron (a very well-respected journalist) has written “Botox […]


MSNBC Celeb Slideshow and Top 7 Tips

MSNBC asked me to comment on the various before-and-after photos of 21 Top Celebrities. They’ve turned it into a slideshow, which has gotten over 2 million visitors in one day (now if only my blog could do that!). Click here for the slideshow. They also asked me for my Top 7 Tips for Turning Back […]


10 Cosmetic Procedures to Avoid – From ABC News

ABC News has an article announcing “10 Cosmetic Procedures to Avoid.” Here are the ten, followed by whether I agree with ABC News to avoid them. Mesotherapy and Lipodissolve – Avoid. See posts here Cosmetic Foot Surgery – No Comment Permanent Filler Injections – Avoid. See post here. Injection for Breast Augmentation – Avoid. See […]


My Beautiful Mommy Book

A new children’s book to be released on Mother’s Day is causing quite a stir around the country. My Beautiful Mommy is a book written by a plastic surgeon and aimed at 4-7 year old girls. It depicts a girl experiencing her mom go through a rhinoplasty and tummy tuck. Its aim is to educate […]


Plastic Surgery Recession?

Slate.com has an interesting article about plastic surgery and the current possible recession the country is undergoing. I can’t say that I agree with everything written in this article, but I did find it a very interesting read. The location where I practice (the metro Detroit area) is undergoing a definite recession. Jobs are being […]


Plastic Surgery Continued to Grow in 2007

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the most recognized plastic surgery society in the U.S., has recently released their 2007 statistics. Each year the ASPS conducts a survey of its member plastic surgeons (comprises over 90% of board-certified plastic surgeons) to determine trends and numbers of plastic surgeries performed. Here are some highlights: There […]


Teenager Dies During Breast Surgery

An 18 year old recently died during a breast surgery in West Boca Raton, FL. Apparently, 18 year old Stephanie Kuleba was undergoing a procedure to correct her breast asymmetry when she went into malignant hyperthermia and died shortly thereafter. This is a very unusual situation. Malignant hyperthermia is not a common condition, and the […]



Boob Jab or Bust?

  The Boob Jab is a new procedure which is gaining popularity outside the United States. Apparently it is a nonsurgical method of breast augmentation, where a hyaluronic acid injectable filler called Macrolane is injected via a 20 cm needle into the breast to augment it. The procedure costs $4000-7000 and lasts approximately 12-18 months. […]