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The Latest Plastic Surgery News and Dr. Youn’s Opinions

Harper’s Bazaar – List of the Best Plastic Surgeons in the U.S.

April 5th, 2014

I was pleased and surprised to find out yesterday that I was included as one of Harper’s Bazaar’s 24 “Best Beauty Surgeons” in the United States.  I’m honored to join such esteemed colleagues as Dr. Steven Teitelbaum, Dr. Raj Kanodia, … Continue reading

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Breast Lifts Outpacing Breast Implants?

April 1st, 2014

New survey results from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that since 2000, breast lifts have been outpacing breast implants by two-to-one. Although three times as many women undergo breast augmentations as breast implants, the number of women … Continue reading

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Official 2013 Plastic Surgery Statistics – Most Plastic Surgery Since the Great Recession

March 25th, 2014

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently released its annual plastic surgery statistics from the year before.  Here are some highlights: ·         There was a 6.5% increase in the total number of surgical procedures performed last year as compared to … Continue reading

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What To Do About Your Bad Breath

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 … Continue reading

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

February 25th, 2014

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Extreme Plastic Surgery – My Strange Addiction

January 28th, 2014

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player This is from today’s Bethenny show. The woman interviewed here was profiled on TLC’s My Strange Addiction and has breasts that are “one cup short of a gallon” on each … Continue reading

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Face Yoga – An Alternative To Plastic Surgery?

December 18th, 2013

This one is hilarious. Check out this local news story where a woman claims that making funny, extreme facial expressions (and sounds) can smooth your wrinkles and tighten your face. No, I don’t buy this one at all. If anything, … Continue reading

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Does Smoking Pot Cause Man Boobs?

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 … Continue reading

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My Free Implants – CBS News Segment

November 30th, 2013

WNEM TV 5 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, … Continue reading

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Can Botox Injections Cure Your Blues?

November 20th, 2013

This is an interesting article from the new Smart Beauty Guide: Two recent studies have shown that Botox injections can possibly alleviate symptoms of depression.  One study showed a 47% decrease in their subjects’ depressive symptoms.  The other study showed … Continue reading

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Body Modification… Or Mutilation?

November 12th, 2013

Horns. Forked tongues. Elf ears. Whiskers. No, these aren’t features from the latest fantasy film. Today, thousands of people are getting their bodies modified in all sorts of bizarre and unusual ways. Tattoos are just the tip of the iceberg … Continue reading

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Study: Smoking Really Does Make You Look Older!

October 31st, 2013

A study published in this month’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery proves that smoking really does make you look older.  The study participants were part of a big national gathering of identical twins, and the study authors examined photos of each … Continue reading

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Can You Reconstruct A Nose On A Forehead?

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. … Continue reading

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Happy BRA Day!

October 16th, 2013

So what is BRA Day?  It’s short for “Breast Reconstruction Awareness” Day.  As a plastic surgeon, I find it surprising that there are a lot of women who undergo mastectomy and lumpectomy for breast cancer and are never given their … Continue reading

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Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery In North Korea Costs Only $3

October 6th, 2013

But it’s punishable by forced labor.  An interesting article in the Washington Post describes how teenage girls in North Korea dream about having the double eyelid surgery that is so prominent in South Korea.  They desire it so much that they go … Continue reading

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What’s Behind Our Love Of The Butt?

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!

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Rise In Anti-Aging Procedures Of The Hands

August 20th, 2013

So it appears that the newest trend in plastic surgery is hand rejuvenation.  We’ve heard about chin implants, the Facebook facelift, the Pippa butt lift, and now it’s treating the Madonna Mitts.  From the Daily Mail: Cosmetic surgery clinics have  reported … Continue reading

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Buttock Injections Killing And Maiming Women Who Seek A Cheaper Alternative To Plastic Surgery

August 7th, 2013

From the Washington Post: Women across the U.S. are risking their lives for black market procedures to make their buttocks bigger, often involving home-improvement materials such as silicone injected by people with no medical training. Some want to fill out … Continue reading

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How Many Years Does Plastic Surgery Take Off Your Appearance?

August 3rd, 2013

There is an interesting study soon to be published that looks at just how many years plastic surgery can take off your face.  And, can plastic surgery make you look more attractive? From Today.com: Zimm and four colleagues tracked 204 … Continue reading

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Plastic Surgeon Sues Staten Island Mob Wives Renee Graziano For Defamation

July 16th, 2013

Interesting story from silive.com: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — “Mob Wives” reality-TV star Renee Graziano allegedly told the world a “full-body lift” performed by a plastic surgeon nearly dropped her six feet in a grave. The Oakwood resident wanted to nip … Continue reading

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