by Anthony, M.D. Youn and Alan Eisenstock
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The popular Celebrity Cosmetic Surgery blogger and regular guest on The Rachel Ray Show describes his misfit youth as a nerdy Korean-American student with a misshapen jaw whose life-changing surgery led him to become a successful cosmetic surgeon.
Dr. Anthony Youn is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and his comments have appeared in publications such as US Weekly, Star and The Detroit Free Press.
June 13, 2011 Dr. Anthony Youn grew up as one of a few Asians in a predominately white town. He had thick glasses, bowl-cut hair and a protruding jaw. After high school, he got reconstructive surgery on his jaw but still couldn't fit in or find a girlfriend. His immigrant father pushed him toward medical school, and he became a plastic surgeon. Host Michel Martin speaks with Youn about his new memoir In Stitches. In it, he shows that earning an M.D. comes with humor and insecurities. He also explores a medical world that he felt was not just focused on healing patients but also on gaining power and wealth.
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