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
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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!
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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.
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.
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!
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:
Sunday, January 12th, 2014
Thank you to the Rachael Ray Show for having me on!
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.
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.
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!
Saturday, November 30th, 2013
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Here is my latest article on CNN.com. It’s inspired by a recent local story about a hematologist who allegedly misdiagnosed patients with cancer so he could charge for their chemotherapy.
Most of us assume that our doctors are trustworthy. They undergo a minimum of seven years of postgraduate schooling, pass rigorous tests and are responsible for our health and the health of our families.
But are they as trustworthy as we think?
A Michigan oncologist was arrested recently for allegedly running a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud Medicare. He’s accused of administering chemotherapy to patients with no real chance of survival and misdiagnosing patients in order to charge for their expensive treatments.
And earlier this month an Ohio spine surgeon was indicted on charges that he persuaded patients to undergo millions of dollars worth of treatments that they didn’t need. Among the things he allegedly told patients was that their heads would fall off without his operation.
While these egregious stories are truly shocking and uncommon, there are unfortunately many less dramatic examples of untrustworthy doctors that don’t make big news. My field of cosmetic plastic surgery has its share of doctors who don’t necessarily place their patients’ best interests first. I encounter these patients’ subsequent problems nearly every week.
Friday, August 23rd, 2013
This is a recent segment I did with the local NBC affiliate on Miradry, the newest, permanent treatment for excessive armpit sweating. She had great results.