Posts Tagged ‘ plastic surgeon ’

USA Today Editorial: Limit Who Can Do Cosmetic Surgery

The following are excerpts from a fantastic editorial in USA Today last week: Though there are always people in any profession who’ll put greed above ethics and do work they might be ill-prepared to handle, few can do as much harm as doctors. The hardest thing to understand is why neither the states nor the […]


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 […]


Phony Plastic Surgeon Leaves Patient With ‘Uniboob’

This story is all over the news.  In what should have been a simple procedure, a phony plastic surgeon left Dinora Rodriguez with a Uniboob, as seen here.  You can read more about it (and watch the accompanying video) on MSNBC.com here. Do your homework!  Always make sure your plastic surgeon is certified by the […]


Dr. Youn on NPR: In Stitches, Doctor-God Complex, and Plastic Surgery

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Michel Martin on NPR’s Tell Me More. We discussed a multitude of topics related to IN STITCHES, including growing up Asian American, plastic surgery, the hidden motivations behind becoming a physician, and the Doctor-God complex. Thank you to NPR’s Tell Me More and Michel Martin for […]


FDA Panels Put Silicone Implants Under Microscope

Silicone breast implants are back under the FDA’s microscope.  Silicone implants were under original widespread use in the 1980’s and early 1990’s.  Fears of silicone implants causing various diseases like lupus and arthritis prompted the FDA to ban the use of them in 1992.  After analyzing studies by the two major breast implant manufacturers (Mentor and […]


My New Articles At CNN.com!

I’ve recently been asked by CNN.com’s Health Page editors to write some blog posts for them.  So far, I’ve written three articles which have all gotten quite a bit of attention.  I’m proud of them, and hope you enjoy reading my thoughts!  They’re written in the vein of my memoir, In Stitches.  Here they are: Why You […]


The Best Cheesy Pickup Lines Ever!

Enjoy this funny video a friend of mine made in honor of In Stitches! The Best Cheesy Pickup Lines Ever! I wish I had tried some of these back when I was single and couldn’t get a date. Maybe I would have gotten somewhere. In Stitches Update: Thank you to everyone who made it out […]


“Elderly Surgeon” Performs Vaginal Rejuvenation and ENT Surgeon Performs Liposuction and Butt Lift, Prior to Patient Death

Crazy story from the L.A. Times: An 85 year old surgeon was placed on three years probation after a patient he performed vaginal rejuvenation surgery on bled to death back in 2008.  According to the article, Dr. Lawrence Hansen performed this procedure on a 39 year old woman, and was immediately followed by Dr. Harrell […]



Liposuction Death In Florida – Dr. Youn on HLN ISSUES

Sad case in Florida recently. A young woman underwent liposuction and died. According to HLN sources, the physician had his hospital privileges recently revoked. My sympathies to her husband, who is obviously very distraught about this terrible tragedy. Make sure to do your homework. Only have your plastic surgery performed by a real plastic surgeon […]