Posts Tagged ‘ cosmetic surgery ’

Avoid Deal-Of-The-Day Plastic Surgery

I recently wrote an editorial for Business Insider.  Here is the first part of my editorial regarding Groupon, Deals-of-the-Day, and plastic surgery: When times are good, people love a good deal. When times are bad, they are desperate for them. This principle explains Groupon’s explosion in today’s marketplace. While there is nothing wrong with discount […]

  • Posted on: Oct 14 2011
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Cosmetic Surgery Gets Cheaper, Faster, Scarier

Here is Part Two of last week’s USA Today expose on the current state of plastic surgery. It focuses on the recent explosion of bargain-basement cosmetic surgery centers. These centers are like the fast-food chains of plastic surgery. You may get it cheap, but you get what you pay for. You can read the article […]

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2011
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Lack of Training Can Be Deadly In Plastic Surgery

USA Today recently printed a fantastic series of articles on the current epidemic of phony plastic surgeons performing botched procedures on patients. It’s like the Wild West out there, folks. There are dentists performing facelifts, ENT’s performing breast augmentation, and ER docs performing tummy tucks. The USA Today articles are a breath of fresh air […]

  • Posted on: Sep 27 2011
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Plastic Surgery And Teens – My NBC News Segment

The numbers of teens undergoing plastic surgery continues to grow. I was recently interviewed on my local NBC News affiliate about this trend. Thank you to WDIV and Dr. Frank McGeorge for putting together this great piece.

  • Posted on: Sep 23 2011
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Why Your Plastic Surgeon Won’t Operate On You

Here is the intro to my latest article on CNN.com: I make my living operating on people, but I don’t accept everyone. I turn down one out of every five patients who consult me for cosmetic plastic surgery. Mostly I say no because of a patient’s unrealistic expectations. “Dr. Youn, I’ve had five children. I’ve […]

  • Posted on: Sep 7 2011
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Groupon: Should Plastic Surgeons Participate In These Types of Bargains?

Have you ever considered using Groupon for plastic surgery services?  I have heard quite a few rumblings in the plastic surgeon community about certain ‘bargain-basement’ clinics and price-cutting docs using Groupon as a way to attract new patients into their practices.  I’ve found the overwhelming majority of opinion in regards to Groupon and plastic surgery is that […]

  • Posted on: Sep 1 2011
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FDA Approves LaViv (Filler Using Your Own Tissues)

The FDA has recently approved LaViv, an injectable filler that uses a patient’s own tissues.  This product has several steps.  A plastic surgeon first biopsies a small amount of tissue from behind a patient’s ear, sends it a special laboratory where the cells are multiplied for 3 months, then returned to the plastic surgeon to inject […]

  • Posted on: Aug 29 2011
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Modern Medicine: Plastic Surgeons Among Most Likely Doctors To Get Sued

My trusty blog readers: I am going to try something different for a while.  In addition to my blog posts, I’m going to be posting interesting articles from other sites as a way to satisfy your cravings for all things celebrity and plastic surgery.  If any of you have interesting blogs or news items for […]

  • Posted on: Aug 27 2011
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Pets Having Plastic Surgery?

News agencies are reporting real stories about pets having plastic surgery – specifically, dogs having testicular implants.  There is also mention of doggie Botox and even doggie braces.  You can read an ABC News.com report here. The whole thing seems pretty silly to me.  I’ve never operated on someone’s pet, although I’ve heard about a […]

  • Posted on: Aug 22 2011
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Seniors and Plastic Surgery: Are More Grannies Getting Nipped and Tucked?

There has been a lot of news lately about some recent studies regarding seniors and plastic surgery. A recent New York Times article focused on this very topic. You can read the article here. I was invited to discuss the topic on Good Morning America Health today. If you listen closely at the beginning, you […]

  • Posted on: Aug 11 2011
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