The Premiere Site For Celebrity Plastic Surgery By A Real Plastic Surgeon

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.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Michigan Plastic Surgeon / Michigan Plastic Surgery

Who am I? It came to my attention recently that in the past year that this blog has been around, I've never really explained who I am and where I come from.
Here is my educational background:
Greenville Senior High School: 1986-1990 (valedictorian)
Kalamazoo College: 1990-1994 (magna cum laude- B.A.)
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine: 1994-1998 (M.D.)
Michigan State University Grand Rapids General Surgery Residency: 1998-2001
Michigan State University Grand Rapids Plastic Surgery Residency: 2001-2003
Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship w/Dr. Richard Ellenbogen: 2003-2004

I was offered a spot in Dr. Ellenbogen's practice, a prominent one in Beverly Hills, California, but turned it down. My wife and I moved back home to Michigan, where we settled in Rochester Hills, a suburb of Detroit. I opened my practice, The Hills Plastic Surgery and Laser Centre, in August of 2004. I am thankful for the great success that we've had.

My practice currently consists of mainly cosmetic plastic surgery. I do participate with the major insurance companies as a resource for reconstructive patients in need.

I've been featured in Dr. 90210. My comments on celebrity plastic surgery have been published in many national magazines, including In Touch Weekly, Life and Style, US Weekly, JANE, The National Enquirer, and OK! Magazine, among others.
Some of the surgeries I specialize in include facial fat grafting, the Volumetric Facelift, Breast Augmentation, Tummy tucks, and VASER Liposelection, to name a few. I'm also an active writer for major plastic surgery journals and am on the Editorial Advisory Board for the prominent magazine, Plastic Surgery Products.

It feels like I've gone to school forever. The field of cosmetic plastic surgery is my passion, however, and I am dedicated to practicing my craft with the utmost in integrity and skill.

So that is who I am in a nutshell. In general, I prefer to keep the intimate details of my family life private and off the blog. Over the next several months I will post information on some of the plastic surgeons around the country whom I respect and consider either my mentors or my respected contemporaries.

Now back to the celebrities!

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


Anonymous said...

It was nice to read your bio. You're a good looking guy, Doc. Do you mind if we ask if YOU'VE had any cosmetic alterations?

Kris in Hawaii said...

VERY impressive credentials. You've had a great career.

We sure could use some more plastic surgeons in Kona. Our choices are limited. Keep on blogging, I really enjoy your writings.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear you help out people needing reconstructive patients. Do you have a rough idea of how many other plastic surgeons do the same thing?

Dr. Tony Youn said...

Beauty Brains- I've actually had some work done on my face. Can you guess what?

Dr. Tony Youn said...

Anon- It's difficult to quantify how many plastic surgeons perform reconstructive surgery, but I would guess that at least 50-75% of them do SOME reconstructive work.

Anonymous said...

Doc, your skin looks very smooth. Have you had microdermabrasion, maybe a little Botox?

Melpomene said...

I'm impressed to say the least.
Too bad I cannot afford to come over there to get my nose fixed, I'll have to get a surgeon closer by to do that task. :/

Anonymous said...

Dr. Youn,

Re: what 'work' has been done on your face ... I'll take a guess.

Cheek implants?

Anonymous said...

your nose is my guess

Anonymous said...

Your nose looks great :)

Dr. Tony Youn said...

Keep guessing. I had a major cosmetic / reconstructive surgery done on my face after I graduated high school. I do get facial lasers at times (the LaserFACIAL) but have actually never had Botox. I've also had some microdermabrasion. No cheek implants or rhinoplasty. I'll post it at the end of the week if no one can guess it.

Dr.Youn's former patient said...

I guess you've done gummy smile repair and earlope reduction.
I am very glad that I just found my surgeon's blog unexpectedly.

Anonymous said...

Chin implant?

Anonymous said...

I'm also a former patient of Dr.Youns and have nothing but respect for him and his staff. As for what surgery he has had, I would have to say his chin.

Anonymous said...

As someone who also knows Dr. Youn from college, I have to say, I cannot tell what you've had done... really? I would never had guess you had anything. You look fabulous!

Anonymous said...

reconstructive jaw surgery?

Dr. Tony Youn said...

Wow, you people are good. I had my jaw broken and set back in the summer before college / after high school. That's why Hollow Squirrel didn't know it was done. A very painful surgery, I must say. My jaw used to stick out so far I could stick my tongue through the space between my top and bottom teeth. It was really not good. Unfortunately, I grew a bit in my first year of college and the jaw did too. Now it is a slight bit strong. Thanks for all the nice comments and educated guesses!

Anonymous said...

Did oral surgeon(DDS, MD) operate on you?
What happened to you
why did you break your jaw?

usako said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for the intro. I'm Heather, and I'm a new mom and in the 3rd year of my Environmental Biology degree here in Vancouver, BC =)

If I had the money, I think I'd do some botox later on in life. I've always tried to resist wanting a breast augmentation, due to a smaller bust and all the teasing that goes along with that when I was younger - but I'm happy with myself (breastfeeding! woo lol) right now, and so who knows what the future may bring!

Anonymous said...

I have the ugliest, lopsided, tubular breasts. I am wondering if they can be fixed without an implant? They are size A.

Dr. Tony Youn said...

Usually tubular breasts are best treated with an implant and a donut-type breast lift.

Anonymous said...

I want to lighten my skin color by a few shades.
I have read about the extensive use of skin lighteners among Asian women.
Do these skin lighteners work??
Also can lasers be used to lighten skin at a more rapid pace than traditional creams?

Dr. Tony Youn said...

Skin lighteners with hydroquinone, especially at 4% strength do definitely work. I've had great success with Obagi products, but lesser success with others.

Michelle said...

Hi Dr. Youn-

Love your blog! Thanks for all of your insights.

I've been looking at breast implants and breast lifts, and it seems that breast lifts unfortunately leave quite a bit of scarring. I've read that implants usually work best for smaller chested women (A or B), but I haven't read advice for women who start out with C cups. If a relatively young woman with natural C cups is looking to get a 'lift' and a slight (natural looking) enhancement, do they generally need to get an actual lift plus implant, or does an implant suffice?
For example, ( can see very clearly that Jessica Simpson was looking a little droopy a few years ago and now she is perky again. Do you think she had to get a lift?

Thanks (sorry for the long winded question). :)

Dr. Tony Youn said...

Hi Michelle,
Unfortunately, the only way to lift a breast is to actually have a mastopexy (breast lift) performed. This does create scars. Implants will not lift a breast, and in fact often do the exact opposite. In a nutshell: If you want to be bigger, use implants. If you want to be lifted, then a breast lift is indicated. If you want both, then do both. Thanks for reading.

grace said...

i just came to this site by accident, but i think it is a great site!! really smart, plus great looking? wow...quick question, besides breast augmentation, what is the most popular procedure that you do?

KL said...

Dr. Youn,

I tried scheduling an appt with you for a rhinoplasty and was informed you no longer perform them. Do you have any recommendations or referrals for an asian rhinoplasty? thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dr. Youn,
my name's James and I'm of Chinese descent. My problem is I have a protruding jaw (upper and lower) like an African one. It's the angle I don't like. I read you underwent jaw surgery too. Could you tell me if mine's a possible surgery? Can you do it? How much would it be? happy new year by the way

Janet E. said...

It's nice to see plastic surgeons who have blogs! Where do you even find the time? I'm planning on a breast augmentation in the summer and I just can't wait. I actually started a blog so that I can put my whole experience on there for the world to see

Anonymous said...

hi dr youn.. is there any cure for my face, cuz i hv small-small holes on my face... what kind of treatment should i get? how bout surgical operation to make back to normal again as it was like when i was a baby?? thx