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I'm a Michigan-based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been featured on Dr. 90210. The info here is my opinion alone and should not be taken as fact or as medical advice. I've not treated any of the celebrities presented here.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Tara Reid on Awful Plastic Surgery

Tara Reid was on the Today show today talking about her plastic surgery experience. It's a nice interview. She is really doing the public a service to let them know that there are people out there doing plastic surgery who are not real plastic surgeons. Even in my geographic vicinity, there is a plethora of doctors who perform plastic surgery who have no formal plastic surgery training at all. It's extremely frustrating to see so many of their complications. Most of them could have been prevented had the surgery been performed by a competent plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. There's a reason I don't perform tonsillectomies, treat diabetes, or remove cataracts. I don't perform surgeries I haven't been properly trained to do. I wish other doctors in town would do the same.

Here is a link to the Today show site. Scroll down to find the link to the video of the interview.


Anonymous said...

Good for her for speaking out about it. Often taking ownership of the rumors takes away their weight.
I wish they had devoted some time to explaining how her new doctor went about doing the repairs. How does one repair lumpy lipo and implantation scars? And what about the malformed aereolas? Are those fixable?

Dr. Tony Youn said...

I'm very good friends with her surgeon, Dr. Svehlak. Unless he gets her permission, he's not allowed to tell me what he did by law. According to his interview in US Weekly, however, he stated that he did a Benelli-type breast lift to revise her areolar scars, and spot liposuction to remove the lumps on her abdomen. I've done both of these surgeries in attempts to fix other surgeons' work. It usually helps some, but nothing is perfect.