Celebs and their plastic surgery

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

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!

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How Real Are The Real Housewives of Orange County?

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.

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Extreme Plastic Surgery – My Strange Addiction

January 28th, 2014

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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 side. And somehow she’s found a cosmetic or plastic surgeon who has agreed to make them even bigger! Who does that??

The biggest commercially available, non-custom breast implants are 800cc. This is compared to a gallon, which is almost 3800 cc. Reality star Heidi Montag had 700 cc implants placed. The average implant size I insert is between 350-375 cc.

I wish the show would have posted the rest of addiction specialist Dr. Mike Dow’s comments. I would have loved to hear what he had to say to her!

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How Plastic Is Too Plastic?

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!

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

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:

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Age-Defying Skin Care Tips – My Rachael Ray Segment

January 12th, 2014



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

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Age-Defying Tips From Your Fridge?

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.

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Anthony Weiner’s Ex-Sexting Partner Auctions Her Labia On eBay

January 6th, 2014

This is a truly bizarre story.  Former New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s ex-sexting partner, Sydney Leathers, has just placed her actual labia for auction on eBay, with bids starting at $1000.   Leathers recently underwent labiaplasty surgery by a Los Angeles plastic surgeon, and by the sounds of it, requested that she keep her labia to sell.  Gross!

If you are interested in getting a “piece of history,” you can check out her auction at eBay HERE.  Warning: the auction photo shows the snipped off skin in a specimen cup.

I occasionally have patients ask to keep their breast implants that I’ve taken out of them.  One patient even sold her old implants at auction for over $20,000.  That said, I’ve never had a patient request to take actual tissue home with her or him.  That would just be too strange for me.  Reminds me of the Governor in the Walking Dead.

Photo credit: prphotos.com

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Kardashian / Jenner Plastic Surgery?

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.

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Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2013

For unto us a child is born…

I wish you a warm and very merry Christmas.  Thank you for being a reader of my blog, whether you’re a friend, patient, acquaintance, or a distant reader from a faraway land.  I hope your holidays are filled with happiness.

More plastic surgery news and views to come very soon…

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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, I believe that making some of the faces she recommends can worsen wrinkles, as these expressions can cause the muscles of facial expression to be stronger. It’s the exact opposite of Botox, which smooths wrinkles by weakening muscles. I’d love to see her ‘before-and-afters.’

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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 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!

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My Free Implants – CBS News Segment

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.

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Robbie Williams Admits To Hair Transplant

November 25th, 2013

This is a very common procedure in men, but few celebs have actually admitted to it.  Singer Robbie Williams has admitted to undergoing a hair transplant surgery.  From Sky News:

“I’ve lived in LA for a long time and they say, ‘If you sit in a barber’s shop for long enough you’ll get a hair cut’.

“Well, if you live in Los Angeles for long enough you’re going to get some surgery.

“I’ve had a thatch done, I’ll tell everyone now. I didn’t even need it, that’s the weirdest thing. I had like three months off and got bored so thought, I’ll go in.”

The star, who has recently been sporting a Pepe Le Pew-style streak in his hair, indicated the hair had been enhanced around the front of his hairline, rather than all over.

“I just got some at the sides and front done,” Williams revealed whilst filming the Graham Norton Show.

I don’t routinely perform hair transplant surgery, but have performed it numerous times in the past.  Today, the most up-to-date technique is follicular unit extraction (FUE) which creates the tiniest scars and is usually performed with the Neograft system.  Instead of doctors cutting a strip of scalp from the back of your head, he or she harvests the hairs one follicle at a time, leaving scars that can be virtually imperceptible.  If you are thinking about hair transplant, it’s probably a good idea to look into this method.

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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 that 27% of subjects treated with Botox had significant improvement in their depression.

So how might this work?

Are the subjects less depressed since they look better after the Botox?  Probably not.

Could they feel better because the Botox prevents them from frowning?  Maybe.

At this point, we really don’t know!

Link: http://smartbeautyguide.com/news/injectables/botox-injections-cure-blues#.UowjTXQo7mI

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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 for people interested in body modification, referred to as “body mutilation” by detractors.

People called “body modification artists” perform these unconventional surgical procedures, typically on young clients. These treatments range from the simple, such as implanting metal bolts on a person’s neck, to the extreme, such as creating ridges under a person’s skin in order to make him look like a human lizard.

Hard to believe? The website Body Modification Ezine has more than 3 million photos of people who’ve undergone these various types of body modification.

And it’s not just in the United States. Other industrialized countries are seeing the body modification trend expand with new, and increasingly bizarre, treatments. In Japan, young people are plumping up their forehead by injecting large amounts of saline, then pressing their thumb into the middle to create an indentation. This leaves a temporary doughnut-like appearance, dubbed the “Bagel Head.”

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

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Has Renee Zellweger Had Botox Injections?

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.

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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 twin to determine whether one looked older than the other.  They found that the twin that smoked less looked considerably younger than the twin that smoked more.  There are some revealing photos from the study on NBC News.com HERE.

So why does smoking age a person?  Many reasons.  Smoking dries the skin, causing wrinkles.  It also decreases circulation to the skin, resulting in less color and a wan appearance.  It also creates free radical damage, which results in premature cellular aging.

So if you’re a smoker, what can you do?  QUIT.  Studies show that a lot of the damage that smoking causes is reversible.  Once you quit, your body begins to repair itself.  Now is as good a time as any.

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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. I discuss the video and nasal reconstruction in this recent video from HLN.

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Did Kanye West Forbid Kim Kardashian From Having Plastic Surgery?

October 20th, 2013

Sources are reporting that Kanye West has forbidden Kim Kardashian from having any (more?) plastic surgery.  From Radar Online:

“Kim was certain that she wanted to have surgery after giving birth because she wanted a head start on losing her baby weight,” the source explains. But when West got wind of her plans, says the source, “He really flipped out.”

“He’s fine with her getting Botox and fillers, but anything that requires getting knocked out, like lipo, is a huge no no in his book,” the source says. “They’ll find a compromise. Kanye tries to let Kim do as she pleases, but this issue is really important to him, and she understands.”

Several years ago Kanye West’s mom died shortly after undergoing extensive plastic surgery.  After suffering this tragedy, it’s not surprising that Kanye would have issues with Kim having elective cosmetic surgery.  There is a BIG difference between Kim and Kanye’s mom, however.  Kim is much younger, healthier, and therefore a better candidate for getting work done.

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