Dr. Youn's Blog

The Latest News in Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Medicine

There has been a lot of news in plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine recently. Here are some things that you really need to know! 1. The FDA has issued a recall of Allergan Biocell textured (Style 410 and 468) breast implants. These implants have been determined to have a higher risk of ALCL (anaplastic large cell lymphoma) […]

  • Posted on: Aug 8 2019
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My Big Announcement

I can’t believe it’s almost here. I’ve spent the past five years writing and re-writing my story, the story that took place after my first book, “In Stitches,” ended. “Playing God: The Evolution of a Modern Surgeon” is a page-turning, humorous, and moving look at my journey through general and plastic surgery residency, a Beverly Hills cosmetic fellowship, and starting my own practice as a […]

  • Posted on: Aug 7 2019
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Stay Away from These Treatments

The newest, most talked-about procedures in plastic surgery aren’t necessarily the best. I’ve been reminded about it lately from several patients who’ve had complications or “near-misses” from other doctors. So here are some of the hottest procedures in cosmetic surgery today… and why you should definitely avoid them. 1. The Lip Lift – There is a trend […]

  • Posted on: Jul 24 2019
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Nutritional Supplements You Should Be Taking and Why

What nutritional supplements should you take? This is a question I get asked of me all the time. Like most plastic surgeons, I was taught absolutely nothing about nutrition and nutritional supplements in medical school and residency. So I’ve spent the past three years researching, reading peer-reviewed studies, and learning from my holistic health colleagues.  […]

  • Posted on: Jul 17 2019
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Five Anti-Aging Foods to Try Now

The standard American diet is definitely not the best one for our health and our skin. The chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, and bad fats wreak havoc on collagen, which forms the building blocks of our skin and many of our internal organs. Keeping that in mind, here are some anti-aging foods to consider adding to your […]

  • Posted on: Jul 10 2019
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Read this if you have puffy eyes but don’t want surgery!

It’s something many of us deal with: puffy eyes. But did you know that there are ways to reduce that unsightly look without paying crazy amounts of money for some sort of miracle cream? Here are just a few: 1. Eat Anti-Inflammatory Foods Eating the right types of foods can work wonders on inflammation – […]

  • Posted on: Jul 8 2019
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A NEW Anti-Aging Treatment You Must Know About!

It’s a very exciting time in cosmetic medicine today. A plethora of new age-reducing treatments have exploded onto the scene, and I’d like to reveal one to you today! As a regular reader of my weekly e-newsletters, you’ve likely heard about microneedling. One of the most popular minimally-invasive procedures across the continent, microneedling creates tiny […]

  • Posted on: Jun 26 2019
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Introducing the Live Beautifully Box!

Last week I promised to reveal to you a big surprise project that has been in the works for quite some time. Well, today is the day I unveil it! As part of my online family, you know that it’s my mission to help you make the very best decisions about how to look and […]

  • Posted on: Jun 21 2019
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Healthy Summer Alternatives to Toxic Health Products

I hope it’s warm and sunny where you are! With the onset of summer comes the use of certain products that can be hazardous to your health. With this in mind, I’ve compiled some simple healthy alternatives to toxic summer products which I think you might appreciate. 1. Instead of using Raid to repel flies from […]

  • Posted on: Jun 12 2019
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Surprising Things Botox Can Do For You

Botox injections are the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world. While I’m sure you know that Botox is great for smoothing wrinkles, you might not know that it can do a WHOLE lot more. Here are some other fascinating things Botox can do: 1. Narrow a wide jaw – This treatment originated in Asia and is […]

  • Posted on: Jun 6 2019
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