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Quick Hits: Electrolysis, Facial Marks and Scars, Kim Kardashian, and Gwen Stefani

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Here are some quick hits for plastic surgery-related articles that might interest you.  The one thing they all have in common is that I’m in them!

1. Thinking about permanent hair removal but aren’t a good candidate for laser hair removal?  Here is everything you need to know about Electrolysis.  Click here.

2. Here are Four Ways to Treat Facial Marks and Acne Scars.  Click here.

3. Kim Kardashian – plastic surgery?  Say it isn’t so!  Click here.

4. Gwen Stefani – Hollaback if you’ve had work done!  Click here.


Being A Plastic Surgeon Requires A Lot Of Explaining

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

This is an interesting guest editorial in KevinMD.com by a prominent reconstructive plastic surgeon.  Not all of us specialize in cosmetics!

A new crop of medical students will begin a residency in plastic surgery this summer. They have worked long and hard to secure these coveted spots.  As a service to them and to the profession, I wanted to take this opportunity to help make their path a little easier by offering a bit of advice.

When asked what you do, simply say that you are a surgeon. I avoid saying plastic surgeon because it invariably prompts awkward facial expressions and comments to the effect that I am just the person they’ve been waiting to meet, nod nod, wink wink! In many people’s minds, plastic surgery is synonymous with cosmetic surgery, yet I do no cosmetic surgery. This usually strikes people as very odd. A plastic surgeon who doesn’t do cosmetic surgery is like an auto-mechanic who doesn’t fix cars, or a teacher who doesn’t teach.


So what do I do? Strictly speaking I should describe myself as a reconstructive microsurgeon, although that usually draws blank stares. The truth is that while cosmetic surgery is probably the most visible and perhaps the most glamorous aspect of plastic surgery, it’s a relatively small part of the specialty. The breadth of the specialty fills a six-volume Plastic Surgery textbook I edited this year.  Only one of these volumes is dedicated to aesthetic surgery.

Some say that plastic surgeons are the last general surgeons. We don’t own a disease like cancer doctors do, and we don’t own a part of the body like heart surgeons do. We work all over the body on all kinds of diseases and frequently with other physicians in a multidisciplinary group. We’re not only misunderstood by the public, but also by many of our medical colleagues.

- See more at: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2013/06/plastic-surgeon-requires-lot-explaining.html#sthash.NrdBecS5.dpuf


Facial Plastic Surgeon’s Views On Grated’s “Ten Ugliest Celebrities”

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Dr. Michael Persky is a well-known and respected board-certified facial plastic surgeon from Encino, CA.  His blog recently put up an entertaining little post analyzing the possible plastic surgery of the people named Grated.com’s “Ten Ugliest Celebrities.”  Here is a list of Grated’s Top Ten:

10. Melanie Griffith

9. Janice Dickinson

8. Jackie Stallone

7. Mickey Rourke

6. Pete Burns (shudder)

5. Cher

4. David Gest

3. Donatella Versace

2. Jodie Marsh

1. Iggy Pop (shield your eyes!)

I don’t agree with putting Melanie Griffith, Cher, or Jodie Marsh on this list.  Donatella, I suppose I understand.  I think I’d also add Quentin Tarantino.  Amazing writer, visionary director, creative powerhouse.  But he’s no Bradley Cooper.  Oh, and Mel Gibson.  Just plain ugly (inside and out).

To view Dr. Persky’s blog and his comments on Grated’s Top 10, click HERE.

Photo credit: prphotos.com


L.A. Times Publishes Series Of Plastic Surgery Articles

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

The L.A. Times published a series of articles about plastic surgery this past Sunday.  There are some interesting reads here.  Please see links below if you have a few minutes and are looking for something plastic surgery-relate to read:

Good Plastic Surgery, Bad Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery Increasingly Is A Couples Activity

Plastic Surgery: The Price Of Eye Baggage

Plastic Surgery: It’s a Guy Thing Too

I have a new article on CNN.com which I will link very soon as well!


12 Plastic Surgery Trends For 2012

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Curious about the state of plastic surgery in 2012?  Wondering what new products or treatments might be in the pipeline?  The OC Register recently posted a slideshow of their 12 Plastic Surgery Trends For 2012.  You can check it out HERE.

Every year I make my own plastic surgery predictions.  This year I’ve made five predictions which should be posted on MSNBC.com in the very near future.  I’ll keep you updated!


Scary Celebrity Plastic Surgery Photo Gallery

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Horrors!  There’s some scary stuff here.  If you’re interested in the latest Scary Celebrity Plastic Surgery Photo Gallery, click here to visit theberry.com.

Shield your eyes!


Thank You To Top Medical Bloggers Who Reviewed IN STITCHES!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

I’d like to extend my sincere appreciation for the great medical bloggers who’ve recently reviewed my memoir IN STITCHES.  If you get a chance, please visit their sites!  These are some of the most interesting medical bloggers today.  I’ve included information on each of them.

1. Spastic Surgeon: Amusing tales and anecdotes from the operating room: http://www.spasticsurgeon.com/

2. Medicine and Other Stuff: Fun blog by an Ob-Gyn / Mom: This blogger was also an MSU grad like me!  http://medgoddess.blogspot.com/

3. Plans and Laughs: A medical studnet on a medical leave of absence: http://plansandlaughs.blogspot.com/

4. DoctorPremed.com : The inside scoop for the medical admissions process: http://www.doctorpremed.com/

5. MD Journey: Thoughts on medicine and life during the medical school journey: http://mdjourney.com/

6. JenniferHawke.com: A mom, and M.D., and an entertaining blogger: http://www.jenniferhawke.com/

Thank you to the bloggers above for the great reviews of In Stitches!


How Are Supermodels Aging?

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Do Supermodels age better than the rest of us?  Find out the answer to this question by visiting the slideshow from NBC Miami.  IMHO most supermodels are aging well, especially Elle MacPherson, Cindy Crawford, and Iman.   My old favorite, Stephanie Seymour, still looks great.

You can view the slideshow HERE and decide for yourself!

Thank you to Dr. Rob Oliver at Plastic Surgery 101 for the link!

Photo credit: prphotos.com


Plastic Surgery Under 30

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Hollywood Life has a fun little slideshow of plastic surgery facts an speculation for 12 stars under 30.  Who do you think has the best work done?  The worst?  I would vote for Ashlee Simpson as having the nicest post-operative change.  I’m not a fan of the supposed matching rhinoplasties the Olsen twins have had.

Kellie Pickler is so cute!  Why did she have to plump up her lips?  They look like Lindsay Lohan’s.  Kellie!  Keep that needle away from your face!


What to do about Breast Acne?

Thursday, July 29th, 2010


Whenever I am looking for solid, scientific information on a particular beauty product or ingredient I check out the Beauty Brains. This is a fantastic blog that focuses on all sorts of beauty questions, all from a scientific point of view. In this post, they tackle the problem of breast acne.

Some suggestions for treating breast acne include benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid peels, the AFA Clay Peel, and topical antibiotics like Clindamycin. Be sure to visit your medical aesthetician or dermatologist if this is a problem for you.

Photo credit: Beauty Brains

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.



See How You Might Look in 20 Years

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

If you want to be depressed, check out in20years.com where you can upload a photo of yourself and see what you might look like in 20 years. I hope I don’t look like that when I am 57!

From a plastic surgeon/aging expert’s perspective… that actually looks pretty realistic. As depressing as that may be!

Thanks to Cosmetic-Makeovers.com for the link!

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.:


How Today’s Stars Will Age – My New MSNBC Slideshow

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Do you want to know how today’s stars will age? Have you tried to figure out which parts of the face age certain stars or keep them looking young? Are you wondering why my recent blog posts have stunk?

It’s because I’ve been busy writing my new celebrity slideshow on MSNBC.com. It’s called “How Today’s Stars Will Age.” You can find it here. Since obtaining my book deal (more on this later), I’m feeling more and more comfortable letting my personality come out in my writing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it. (My favorite one is the Britney Spears write-up)

Thanks to MSNBC.com and Linda Dahlstrom

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


Blog Reader’s Experience with Juvederm Ultra

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

One of our faithful blog readers, Rosina from Middle Ageless, has posted a photo essay on her recent experience with Juvederm Ultra injections into her cheeks and nasolabial folds (groove extending from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth). You can see her nice improvement here. She has a fairly typical result from a conservative amount of filler injected. I wonder how many vials were used? Most people with fairly prominent nasolabial folds need at least 2 vials to get optimal results.

If you haven’t checked out her Middle Ageless blog, make sure to visit. It has a great combination of beauty, plastic surgery, and fashion secrets. You can check it out here.

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


10 Stars Under 40 Who’ve Had Way Too Much Plastic Surgery

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

The Frisky has a post on 10 stars under 40 who’ve had way too much plastic surgery. #1 is, you guessed it, that annoying frozen faced Heidi Montag. She really does look pretty freaky. I don’t agree with everyone on the list, such as Megan Fox (gorgeous!) or Ashlee Simpson (does anyone think she looked better before her nose job?).

Is there anyone you would add to the list?

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


My Celeb Plastic Surgery Slideshow on MSNBC.com

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Sorry for the lack of recent updates. I’ve been busy with many projects such as this one: A comprehensive slideshow of celebrity plastic surgery before-and-afters for MSNBC.com. You can check it out (along with my comments) here.

Enjoy! And don’t groan at my lame jokes!

Thanks to Linda Dahlstrom and MSNBC.com for the opportunity to write for you.

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


Merry Christmas! You Need to Improve How You Look!

Friday, December 18th, 2009

There’s a nice article by Diane Mapes in MSNBC.com called Bad Santa: Gifts That Say You’re Old, Fat, and Hairy. They interviewed me for this one. Find it here.

November and December are some of the busiest months for plastic surgeons. There are lots of reasons:
1. People have time off to recover.
2. People have paid their deductibles and want to use their insurance for elective procedures (not cosmetic, though).
3. People come home for the holidays and have Mom take care of them while they recover from plastic surgery. No one cares for you like Mom!
4. People get plastic surgery as Christmas gifts.

With the economy in Michigan in the toilet, I am surprised at just how many people are having plastic surgery. I’m thankful, though, since I am able to give out Christmas bonuses and gift baskets this year!

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


Who Has the Best Bikini Body of 2009?

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Check out Popsugar if you’d like to vote for the best bikini body of 2009. I think Bar Rafaeli looks amazing. She has my vote. The candidates are in the photo montage.

Who are your favorites? Anyone not in this list?

For the Popsugar Best Bikini Body of 2009, click here.

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


7 Strange Plastic Surgery Procedures on MSNBC.com

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

There is an interesting slide show on MSNBC.com listing 7 Strange Plastic Surgery Procedures. Here they are, and whether or not I perform them:

1. Cankle Lipo – I do this surgery occasionally, but there is a high risk of fluid collections and other complications.
2. Earlobe Lift – This is a surgery I perform often, and recently discussed the “Pac Man Earlobe Lift” on the Fox News Channel.
3. Fillers in Your Feet – Mostly done by podiatrists.
4. Golf Ball Chin – As popularized by Chef Gordon Ramsay. I almost never inject Botox here, since people almost never ask for it.
5. Radish Calf – Huh? What the heck is this?
6. Knee Lipo – I do this all the time, mainly to the inner knee fat.
7. Necklace Lines – This is a silly name given to neck wrinkles. They are very difficult to get rid of, like the wrinkles in the palm of your hand. A good facelift may marginally improve them, but they are there to stay.

Here are two more strange, but true, surgeries they left out: Dimple Creation and Second Toe Shortening.

For the MSNBC article, click here.

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


Coed Magazine’s Top 10 Celebs Whose Breasts Are Just Too Big

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Coed Magazine has a fun post about their Top 10 Celebs Whose Boobs Are Just Too Big. A couple are obvious (Pam Anderson and Dolly Parton), a couple I’ve never heard of (Serena Kozakura, Chantelle Houghton), and the last one is a doozy. 10,000 cc?!??! That’s 30 of my average size implants, all in one breast. Crazy!

Click here for Coed Mag’s post.

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


Quick Links – Victoria Beckham, Lauren Conrad, and The Top Surgery Blogs

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Here are some quick links to take up a bit of your time:
1. Has Victoria Beckham (a.k.a. Posh Spice) had her breast implants reduced? Click here for photos from Hollywood Tuna.

2. Lauren Conrad on plastic surgery: “But you know what, I prefer a flatter-chested look, that’s just kind of me.” Click here for the interview on Access Hollywood.

3. iScrub compiled a list of the top 50 surgeon bloggers. Click here for it.

4. Click here for three celebrities who wear Spanx. I find them to be nice Phase 2 post-liposuction garments too.

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.