EP 11: Breast Implant Illness with Anthony Youn, MD

We live in an exciting time in cosmetic medicine, where so many options are available that don’t require going under the knife.

Traditional plastic surgery training taught Dr. Anthony Youn that the bigger the operation, the better. This idea was reinforced throughout medical school and residency and stayed with Tony as he built his practice. As he grew, he built up a long waiting list of patients across the country and felt like he had hit the pinnacle of success.

Then he had a horrible complication with a patient that transformed his perspective and approach to his work.

Now known as America’s Holistic Plastic Surgeon™, Tony has a whole body perspective on aging, the process of reversing aging, utilizing all the different minimally invasive available, and keeping surgery as a last resort.

Dr. Anthony Youn is a very dear friend of mine who has a fantastic way of sharing information in a very entertaining way. In this conversation, we dive into the history of implants, breast implant illness, holistic plastic surgery tips, and a lot more.

About Anthony Youn, MD
Known as America’s Holistic Plastic Surgeon™, Dr. Anthony Youn is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Award-Winning Author, and Anti-Aging Expert. He is the author of the best-selling and award-winning memoir In Stitches and its follow-up, Playing God: The Evolution Of A Modern Surgeon.

He is one of the nation’s best-known experts in looking younger with or without surgery, and his national best-selling book, The Age Fix: A Leading Plastic Surgeon Reveals How To Look Ten Years Younger has spawned a television special of the same name, which currently airs on public television stations across the country, inspiring millions to make simple dietary changes that can profoundly improve their health and appearance. For the past dozen years, he has also shared his tips for holistic plastic surgery on such programs as “The Rachael Ray Show,” “The Doctors,” “The Doctor Oz Show,” and many others. He is a strong advocate for responsible plastic surgery, and recommends using actual surgery as a last resort for patients who want to look and feel younger and better.

YOUN Plastic Surgery is now the premiere plastic surgery practice in metro Detroit, with patients flying in from all over the country and the world to see Dr. Youn. Dr. Youn is happily married to Amy, his wife of nearly twenty years. He is an avid guitar player and performs with his church praise band every month. Other interests include tennis, skiing, basketball, travel, and hiking. Dr. Youn has two children and two rescued senior dogs, Penny and Macks.

Episode Highlights
-Transitioning away from the “cut to cure” culture
-The whole body perspective brought by holistic plastic surgery
-How minimally invasive treatments like Botox fit into the bigger picture
-The history and evolution of breast implants
-Increasing awareness around breast implant illness
-Gel bleed in older silicone implants
-Common symptoms of breast implant illness
-Breast implant illness is a diagnosis of exclusion
-Dr. Youn’s experience with breast implant removal/explant
-What makes a successful explant?
-The risks of fat injections to the breasts
-Complications with informed consent
-The rise of the Brazilian butt lift (BBL)
-What it means to be board-certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
-Dr. Youn’s mostly vegetarian diet

Dr. Youn’s Confession: The risks of speaking up

Connect with Anthony Youn, MD
Dr. Youn’s Website
Anthony Youn, MD’s Books
Podcast | The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show

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