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 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.