Anthony Youn

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Born (1972-10-31) October 31, 1972 (age 51)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Alma mater
  • Greenville High School (Michigan) School
  • Kalamazoo College
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, (MD)
OccupationPlastic Surgeon
Spouse(s)Amy Elizebeth Youn

Anthony Youn (born 1972[1]) is an author and a Board-certified plastic surgeon based in Troy, Michigan[2][3][4]. He is an advocate of holistic plastic surgery and Non-invasive procedure self-care routines and practices.

He’s a regular contributor to various online publications and has been quoted on news media and published books.[5][6]

Early life and education

Anthony Youn was born in Detroit in 1972 to Steve Youn and Kim Youn, who migrated to the US from South Korea.[7] Steve grew up in a family of nine in rural South Korea, where he earned his medical degree before migrating to the United States with his wife Kim.[1] He later relocated to Greenville, Michigan, where he served as the town’s ob-gyn doctor for over two decades before retiring.[7]

Youn has a brother and sister[1] and grew up in Greenville in West Michigan.[8]

He studied at Greenville High School (Michigan) and graduated in 1990,[7] after which he attended Kalamazoo College. Youn then entered Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he earned a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1998.[7][3]

He completed the General and plastic surgery training at the Grand Rapids MERC Plastic Surgery Residency Program.[3] In Los Angeles, he completed a one-year aesthetic plastic Fellowship (medicine) with Dr. Richard Ellenbogen and returned to Michigan in 2004.[3][8]

Youn met his wife Amy Elizebeth Youn (née Wolfe), a Board-certified pediatrics specialist, in medical school at Michigan State University.[9]) He lives in Birmingham, Detroit with his wife and two children.[2]


Youn set up his own practice in Troy, Michigan in 2004.[8] He promotes a responsible and holistic approach to plastic surgery and is a proponent of integrating practices such as dietary changes and self-care routines into daily life.

He has made frequent appearances on talk shows, documentaries, and other television programs, providing advice on anti-aging and plastic surgery.[10] Youn has also contributed to various print and online media publications such as[11] and The New York Times.[12]

In June 2016, PBS commenced airing The Age Fix with Dr. Anthony Youn.[13][14] The program focuses on commonly encountered aging issues and natural remedies to reverse signs of aging without invasive surgical procedures.

He also hosts a weekly podcast, The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show,[15] that features health and beauty experts in conventional and alternative medicine such as Dermatology|dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and authors.

He is affiliated with William Beaumont Hospital in Troy. Youn is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.[15]

Books and other published work

Youn has authored 3 books. His first book, In Stitches, was published in 2011 as a memoir focused on life growing up in a largely Caucasian community as a self-conscious and studious young Asian.[8] The Age Fix, his second book, was released in 2016 by Orion Publishing Group[2] and his third book, Playing God: The Evolution of a Modern Surgeon, was published by Post Hill Press in 2019.

Youn has also published work in several journals and other publications including the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. [16]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Stacy Nguyen (2011). "Dr. Youn shares the pratfalls (and joy) behind becoming a plastic surgeon". Northwest Asian Weekly. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Stephanie Steinberg (2016). "Troy plastic surgeon's new book shares tips to dip into fountain of youth". The Detroit News. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Beaumont Health, The Physician Directory". Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  4. "US News & World Report, Dorctors' Directory". Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  5. Sadie Dingfelder (2011). "Pelosi, plastic surgery and the expression of emotion in politics". The Washington Times. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  6. Jermyn, Deborah (2016). Female Celebrity and Ageing: Back in the Spotlight. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-83236-6.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Dr. Anthony Youn honored as GHS Outstanding Alumnus". The Daily News. 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Georgea Kovanis (2011). "Plastic surgeon Anthony Youn dishes on famous operations". The Seattle Times. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  9. "US News & World Report, Doctors' Directory". Retrieved June 28, 2020.
  10. Alicia Adamczyk (2012). "'In Stitches' presents a memoir of a medical life". The Michigan Daily. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  11. "Asia's ideal beauty: Looking Caucasian". 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  12. Catherine Saint Louis (2011). "'Vampire Face-Lifts':Smooth at First Bite". The New York Times. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  13. "Age Fix with Anthony Youn, MD". NHPBS. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  14. "Fresh Ideas: Lifestyles Over Knifestyles". Modern Aesthetics. 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Best Instagram filter for selfies? OUWB professor has the answer". Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. 2019. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  16. Ellenbogen, R., Motykie, G., Youn, A., Svehlak, S., Yamini, D. (2005). "Facial Reshaping using Less Invasive Methods". Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 25 (2): 144–152. doi:10.1016/j.asj.2005.02.001. Retrieved July 1, 2020.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

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