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Dr. Youn’s Top 9 Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2009

  I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend! I have looked into my crystal ball and compiled my list of Dr. Youn’s Top 9 Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2009. Here are #9-#5: 9. Plastic Surgery Vacations will become more and more popular. As the nation undergoes a dire economic recession, greater and greater numbers […]


Quick Links

Here are some quick links for you to check out while I prepare my next post. Check them out for your celebrity plastic surgery fix. 1. There is an amusing site called Nicole Kidman’s Forehead. Can you believe someone started a blog focused only on her forehead? Click here to check it out. 2. Socialite […]


Putting Vanity (And Botox) On Hold

There are more and more articles appearing regarding the state of plastic surgery in today’s economy. An excellent article by New York Times writer Natasha Singer called Putting Vanity (and Botox) on Hold finds that people are re-evaluating their priorities and spending less on plastic surgery today. One estimate finds that business is down 30-40 […]


Plastic Surgery by Morticians? Not Really…

I was interviewed recently for an article on MSNBC.com focusing on the procedures morticians are asked to do nowadays to make people look as good as possible after they die. Apparently they perform some pretty complex plastic surgery-like procedures to make people look even younger than they did when they passed on. Here’s my quote […]


Artes Medical Files for Bankruptcy

Yet another cosmetic company bites the dust. Artes Medical, makers of the permanent filler Artefill, has filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and may be forced to liquidate its assets. The websites for both Artes and Artefill are already shut down. This announcement follows the recent bankruptcy by Rhytec, Inc., makers of Portrait. Should the economy continue […]


Johnson and Johnson Buys Mentor for $1.07 Billion

How much does it cost to buy the US’s top breast implant manufacturer? Johnson and Johnson recently acquired breast implant manufacturer, Mentor Corp, for a reported $1.07 billion. For those of you who hold stock in this company (like me, albeit not a whole lot), the purchase has caused the stock to skyrocket in price […]


Rhytec (Portrait) Goes Out of Business?

I’ve heard through the grapevine that Rhytec, the company that makes the Portrait skin rejuvenation machine, has closed its doors. This leaves the hundreds of physicians who own this machine in a bind. If another company does not produce the nozzles that are necessary for their plasma treatments, then these doctors will be left with […]



Cosmetic Surgeon Indicted for Murder Charges in Patient Deaths

A cosmetic surgeon in Phoenix was recently indicted in the deaths of three of his patients. Dr. Peter Normann was indicted on two counts of second-degree murder and one count of manslaughter in the deaths of three of his patients who underwent liposuction. According to an investigation, he performed two of the surgeries, and an […]


Celebrity Plastic Surgery Disasters on Celebuzz

The folks at Celebuzz.com were kind enough to ask me to be a “Celebuzz Expert.” We collaborated on a slideshow called “Celebrity Plastic Surgery Disasters.” Check it out here. Some of the celebrities include Burt Reynolds, Jocelyn Wildenstein, CarrotTop, and Smokey Robinson. As a teaser, here’s my post on Burt: What’s the deal with Burt […]