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Secrets of an American Plastic Surgeon

He's spent the past sixteen years performing over 5000 procedures. Here, he tells all about the world of plastic surgery.

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A plastic surgeon who has performed more than 5000 breast, face and body procedures over his career, has taken to Reddit to dish the dirt on the weird world of body modification.
Anthony Youn MD, of Michigan, has written books on the plastic surgery industry, how to look younger, and the price of not fitting in in white America.
But in a new Reddit forum he's shared his secrets with the internet, telling users about the strangest cases he's ever encountered.
Here are his most surprising tales from the plastic surgery world
"I once had a parent call to make an appointment for her son. She was Korean and claimed her son wanted Asian eyelid surgery (to make an extra fold to look more Caucasian). He was only seven! I told her she had major problems and I would never do that to him!"
"There was once a doc in LA who claimed to use his patients' liposuctioned fat to power his car. He called it "Biofuel." The only car I know of that could run on Biofuel was the old AMC Pacer pieces of crap. Anyways, his office was raided by the cops and last I heard he fled to South America!"
"I've had a lot of people ask me for wings. Like, turn them into the X-Men character The Angel. And they believe it's possible. The next craziest thing someone asked for was to look like Kim Kardashian."
"Korean parents (boomer age) are typically much more plastic surgery obsessed than my generation (X). I've witnessed many parents try to shame their daughters into getting work done. So sad..."
"Tummy tucks are big operations that usually entail a 2-3 week recovery and create long, permanent scars. But they create big results. If you've had children or lost a lot of weight, and your tummy has skin that's saggy and excessive, then it's very effective at flattening the tummy. Diet and exercise don't tighten skin. But keep in mind it's big surgery with big recovery!"
"The easiest and most cost effective way to improve your beauty is: 1. Limit your sugar intake. Sugar is the worst food for your skin. 2. Apply a Vitamin A cream before bed (tretinoin (prescription strength) or retinol) 3. Exfoliate your skin 2-3 times per week. I give cost-effective options for exfoliation in my book The Age Fix."