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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 […]


Dr. Youn on the Fox News Channel tomorrow at 9:45 am

For anyone interested, I am going to be interviewed on America’s Newsroom on the Fox News Channel at 9:45am tomorrow morning (Friday March 21st). I’ll be discussing the “Boob Jab” (see post below). Thanks for reading. Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon Anthony Youn, M.D


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. […]


Crazy Self-Liposuctioning Surgeon in Japan

Youtube Video: https://youtube.com/v/rwqxTvDbhvg The surgeon in this video is nuts. I can barely stick a contact lens into my eye, much less liposuction myself. Check it out at your own risk. Thanks to cosmeticsurgerytruth.blogspot.com for the link.


Update on The Lifestyl- Lift

  Some new articles focusing on the Lifestyl- Lift present further information for any of you considering these procedures: 1. Lifestyl- Lift Website Sues Vendor for Negative Reviews (From PSP E Report) : Santa Clara University School of Law professor Eric Goldman, who has advised RealSelf on the case, posts about the issue on his […]


Hype or Reality?

  Here are a few links for information on two popular cosmetic procedures: The Lifestyle Lift – Check out my post from a few days ago. It posted a bit late, so if you missed it, click here. Mesotherapy and fat injections – As a member of their editorial advisory board, I’ve written an article […]


Is the State of Plastic Surgery Changing?

I had a conversation with another local plastic surgeon yesterday and he lamented about the state of plastic surgery today. He’s been around a bit longer than I have and said he’s seeing things changing in our area. “People are advertising rock-bottom prices and red-tag sales,” he stated. We’re seeing a large number of non-plastic […]