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Home and Family Show – Cosmetic Procedures to Avoid

Friday, April 18th, 2014

This is a clip from my recent segment on Hallmark’s “Home and Family” program. Quite honestly, it was one of the most fun shows I’ve ever taped. The hosts, Mark and Cristina, were so very welcoming and the vibe there is really fun and positive. And yes, that is Charo sitting next to me!

Thank you to “Home and Family” for having me on!

 

What To Do About Your Bad Breath

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

From one of my latest CNN.com articles:

I’m sitting cramped in the window seat of an airplane, awaiting takeoff for a flight that will bring me from Detroit to Los Angeles. The large man in the middle seat has his arm draped over the arm rest, leaving me leaning and squashed against the side of the plane. I don’t know how I’m going to endure four and a half hours like this.

Then it gets worse.

He starts to talk. The stench hits me like a sledgehammer to my face.

Halitosis. Dragon Breath. Stank Mouth.

An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from bad breath. For most, it’s a problem that only rears its ugly head in limited situations, such as in the morning or after eating pungent food. But for some, halitosis is a problem that is ever-present, no matter whether they brush and floss their teeth, rinse with mouthwash, or suck on mints. Chronic bad breath can profoundly affect a person’s self-esteem and daily life, even to the extent that that person may isolate himself for fear of embarrassment.

So what causes bad breath?

Bad breath can emanate from many, many sources. Certain foods, such as garlic, can become digested, absorb into your bloodstream, travel to your lungs, and reappear as bad breath. Other contributors to halitosis include poor dental care, dry mouth, tobacco products, and certain medications and medical conditions. But what about those people who don’t have any of these contributors? Why do these millions of people still suffer from constant bad breath?

If this describes you, then it’s very likely that your bad breath is caused by bacteria living on the back of your tongue. These little critters create a foul-smelling gas (called volatile sulfur compounds) that resembles the smell of rotten eggs. Unfortunately, these bacteria usually live so far back on your tongue that brushing your tongue with a normal toothbrush can’t reach them.

Fortunately, there is a solution that appears to work for over 90% of bad breath sufferers. Here are four simple steps to hopefully curing your halitosis:

1. Rinse with a mouth wash containing chlorine dioxide. Then gargle with your tongue sticking out. Studies show that chlorine dioxide is very effective at neutralizing the stinky volatile sulfur compounds created by oral bacteria.
2. Using a specialized tongue scraper / cleaner (can be purchased at your dentist’s office or online), scrape the back of your tongue, going from back to front. It may help to pull your tongue out with the fingers of one hand and scrape with the other hand. The farther back you scrape off those little critters the more effective this will be. Rinse the tongue cleaner after each scrape.
3. Brush and floss your teeth with your regular toothpaste, taking care to brush the rest of your tongue and the inside of your mouth.
4. Consider rinsing one more time with the chlorine dioxide rinse, keeping with the instructions on the bottle.

Prior to embarking on a treatment regimen for your bad breath, make sure to check with your dentist to confirm that your halitosis doesn’t have a medical cause. Otherwise, these four simple steps can hopefully save you unnecessary embarrassment and make you a much better seat neighbor on a plane.

The following is a type of chlorine dioxide bad breath system that I hear works really well:

 

2013 in Plastic Surgery: Year of the Butt and Labiaplasty?

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Last year was the Year of the Butt.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there was a 58% increase in buttock enhancement surgery in 2013 compared to the year before. This operation had the largest gains of all cosmetic procedures for the year.

So why are so many Americans undergoing surgery to enhance their derrieres?

I believe the answer lies with the media, both broadcast and social. Plastic surgeons are seeing more and more women who want the backsides of various stars. While I don’t hear Jennifer Lopez’s name much anymore, other stars with ample behinds have taken her place.

Ratings for her reality show may be declining, but Kim Kardashian is still the poster child for a large and shapely backside. In fact, a recent butt selfie (also known as a “belfie”) on Instagram went viral with over 1 million admirers “liking” it. Beyonce’s skimpy outfit at the Grammy Awards this year displayed her well-rounded tush for all to see and admire. And Internet sensation Jen Selter’s nearly impossibly round and smooth bottom is quickly becoming the most requested rear end of all. In fact, one of my patients even dubbed it the “Eighth Wonder Of The World.”

It’s not easy to get curves like theirs. The most common type of buttock enhancement, called the “Brazilian Butt Lift,” involves liposuctioning fat from the thighs or hips, purifying it, and then re-injecting it into the buttocks.

For the rest of the article, click HERE to visit CNN.com

 

GMA Tests Home Facial Lasers, Including the Tria and Face FX

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014




 

Check Out “the Doctor Oz Show” Wednesday 2/12 For Extreme Plastic Surgery!

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Set your DVR’s!  I will be on The Doctor Oz Show this Wednesday, February 12th, to discuss extreme plastic surgery.  I’m accompanied by Dr. Drew Pinsky, whom I met for the first time during the taping.  I found Dr. Drew to be a very nice, genuine guy.  Very likeable and down-to-earth.

I’ll post a link to the segment on Dr. Oz’s website once it becomes available!

 

How Real Are The Real Housewives of Orange County?

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

So just how real are the Real Housewives of Orange County, anyway?  Or, better put, just how plastic are they?

The website Popdust sent me before-and-after photos to evaluate and, suffice it to say, I think they’ve all had some work done.  Maybe not all surgical, but at least a little Botox for each of them.

To read my in depth analysis, visit the Popdust site HERE.

To watch the Real Housewives of Orange County, visit the Bravo TV website HERE.

 

How Plastic Is Too Plastic?

Monday, January 20th, 2014

The Bethenny Show had a very interesting series of segments this past Wednesday on Extreme Plastic Surgery. They interviewed a plastic surgery enthusiast, who was previously seen on the TLC special Plastic Wives, and a woman who regretted her previous plastic surgery. They also brought up the question of how young is too young for breast implants?
Below is the first clip from the show. You can catch the other ones on her site HERE.

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What do you think about this subject? Do you think Frances is overdone? Although I think Frances looks overdone, her counterpart Shae comes across as a spiteful, judgemental person. Live and let live, Shae!

 

A Fifteen Minute Cellulite Fix? Introducing the Body FX and Foods That Improve Cellulite

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014



Thank you to the Rachael Ray Show for having me return!
We’ve had lots of inquiries about how to buy Adonia Legtone Serum and try it for themselves. Below is a link to purchase this cellulite cream on Amazon.com:

 

Age-Defying Skin Care Tips – My Rachael Ray Segment

Sunday, January 12th, 2014



Thank you to the Rachael Ray Show for having me on!

 

Age-Defying Tips From Your Fridge?

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Tune in this Tuesday when I return to the Rachael Ray Show to show how you can use simple ingredients from your refrigerator to make you look younger!  These tips can take off the years for just pennies.  Here is the preview from the Rachael Ray Show website:

Smart shopping and a clever fridge strategy could help you fatten your pockets while slimming your middle! Organizational whiz Peter Walsh gives Rachael his tips for keeping your refrigerator in tip top shape and Rach gives us the scoop on making the most of the food in your fridge. Then, no need to go under the knife, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn is in the kitchen to show us the foods that combat the signs of aging. And, Rachael whips up a batch of  Spaghetti that tastes good and is good for you!

To watch a streaming video preview of the episode, click HERE to open up her site.

 

Kardashian / Jenner Plastic Surgery?

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Are all of the Kardashian / Jenner clan having plastic surgery?  It looks like it to me!  I recently commented on surprising photos for Radar Online, showing what appears to be a nose job (rhinoplasty) for Kim and lip injections for Kendall Jenner.  You can read my comments and see the photos on Radar Online HERE and HERE.

 

Does Smoking Pot Cause Man Boobs?

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

This is from my latest article from CNN.com that went viral.  A lot of comments on this one, mainly from people who disagree with some of the things I wrote!

A young man in his 20s — let’s call him George — sits across from me in the exam room.

“Dr. Youn,” he says, “I have man boobs.”

I notice a not-so-unfamiliar smell wafting from his body. It’s the same odor that floated my way during a rock concert I recently attended.

“How long have you had a problem with this, George?”

“Hard to say. But it seems to have gotten worse over the past year or so.”

“George, the first thing you need to do is stop smoking pot. Marijuana could be causing your man boobs.”

Gynecomastia, otherwise known as man boobs (or moobs for short), is a condition that affects approximately 33% to 41% of men between the ages of 25 and 45. It’s even more common during puberty, affecting 60% of 14-year-old boys. Interestingly, it also affects 55% to 60% of men aged 50 and older.

Although most cases of gynecomastia resolve spontaneously within a few months to a few years, in 2012 nearly 23,000 people underwent surgery to correct the condition. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), it was the fifth-most common cosmetic surgery in men.

Gynecomastia is caused by a hormone imbalance between testosterone and estrogen. When the ratio between testosterone and estrogen tips in favor of estrogen, the body responds by creating excessive breast tissue. Hence, man boobs.

Animal studies have shown that exposure to the active ingredient in marijuana can result in a decrease in testosterone levels, a reduction of testicular size, and abnormalities in the form and function of sperm.

In humans, the effects of marijuana on testosterone and estrogen levels aren’t as clear. Lower testosterone levels have been reported in chronic marijuana users compared to nonusers, but not all studies support this.

To read the rest of the article, visit the page on CNN.com HERE!

 

My Free Implants – CBS News Segment

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

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This is an interesting segment from local CBS News about a website called MyFreeImplants.com. They interview a patient of mine who used this website to have her breast implants paid for. No, the site isn’t a hoax, although the idea behind it is pretty… out there.

 

Has Renee Zellweger Had Botox Injections?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Has Renee Zellweger lost her trademark look?  She always looks to me like she’s sucking on a lemon.  Recent photos, however, appear to show a completely different look, with her eyes wide open and none of the ‘lemon-sucking’ appearance.   I give my comments in an article from today’s Radar Online,  where I speculate that Botox injections may play a part in her current look.  You can read the article HERE.

Photo credit (from 2012): prphotos.com

 

Can You Reconstruct A Nose On A Forehead?

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Yes, you can! There are several techniques to reconstruct a nose from existing skin and tissue from other parts of the face. Chinese doctors recently released some photos and video of a patient with a nose growing on his forehead. I discuss the video and nasal reconstruction in this recent video from HLN.

 

What’s Behind Our Love Of The Butt?

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

There is an interesting and fun article in the Detroit Free Press today.  Writer Georgea Kovanis explores the current obsession our culture has with the butt.  Kim Kardashian?  Beyoncé?  Twerking?

Click HERE if you are interested in reading it!

 

Has Olivia Newton John Gotten Physical With A Plastic Surgeon’s Needle?

Friday, September 20th, 2013

I’ve loved Olivia Newton John ever since I was eight years old.  I recorded Grease and Xanadu on VHS and watched them dozens and dozens of times.  I bought all her cassettes and listened to them until they were worn down.  I even saw her in concert once, at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids for a benefit for Devos Children’s Hospital.  She seems like such a lovely, kind, and sweet person.  So why does she look so different?

Olivia is such a natural beauty that it’s a shame she appears to be getting  treatments by a plastic surgeon.  Her face looks puffier than it should, possibly due to too many injections of filler.  I really hope she stops, because I think she would look so much better with less.

Man, she was the prettiest woman ever in the late 70′s and early 80′s!  Did you know that they had to sew her leather pants onto her in Grease‘s last scene?

For more about Olivia’s appearance, click HERE to read my comments in the National Enquirer.

 

The Seven Minute Eyelid Lift, One Hour Breast Lift, and Rodial Butt Lift Creams From “The Rachael Ray Show”

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

I’ve had a lot of people email me looking for the instant lift creams we tried out on “Rachael Ray” the other day. Here are some links if you are interested in purchasing them on Amazon. I have no affiliation with any of these products so this does not constitute an official endorsement of them. But if you want to try them out, here they are!



 

The Seven Minute Eyelid Lift on “The Rachael Ray Show” Monday Sept 9th!

Monday, September 9th, 2013

My next all-new segment of “The Rachael Ray Show” airs Monday, September 9th!  We will test out three products that promise instant lifts to your falling body parts.  We’ll try a cream that promises to lift your saggy eyelids in 7 minutes, an instant breast lift cream, and a butt lift cream!

To view the show teaser, click HERE.

 

Has Rachel Zoe Had A Nose Job?

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

It looks like fashionista Rachel Zoe has had a nose job sometime in the distant past.  Photos shown HERE on Radar Online appear to show a nose that was thinned.  I think she looks great!

Sometimes plastic surgery can really enhance a person’s appearance.  At other times…

Photo credit: prphotos.com