Facial Contouring in Korea

April 12th, 2015

I’m here in Korea right now studying more on Facial Contouring. I’ve been doing contouring in some manner for 6 years here in Bellevue. I have been in Seattle for 3 years before that working on Facial Aesthetic Surgery in other ways. Prior to that I was working in Trauma surgery at Santa Rosa Medical Center and then for another 6 years doing facial contouring with facial trauma at Louisiana Shreveport and Los Angeles at the University of Southern of California.

Korean Facial ContouringThe above picture is a result from one of the clinics | offices I visited in Seoul Korea. This is an amazing result. She looks completely different and much prettier. She underwent bijaw or 2 jaw surgery to impact her upper jaw and reduce the distance from her nose to her lip and show less teeth from the top or upper teeth dentition | maxilla.  She also went through jaw angle and cheek contouring with shaping of the chin as well called Genioplasty.  In Korea, I saw about 8 cheek contouring surgeries, 9 jaw angle contouring, and 11 genioplasties. They really do alot of facial contouring surgery. They have people from all over the world come see them. I saw people from Russia, China, Thailand, Vietnam, etc.

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Dr. Philip Young


The Korean Plastic Surgeons: our trip to Seoul Korea and Gangnam

April 10th, 2015

We are currently staying in The Gangnam District. This district (Hangul: 강남구; hanja: 江南區; RR: Gangnam-gu) is one of the 25 gu (local government districts) which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. Gangnam [kaŋnam] literally means “South of the (Han) River”. Apparently, The Greater Gangnam real estate make up 10% of the land value of the entire country. This area has been known as the Beverly Hills of Korea. Apartment values are average about 950 per square feet. New York Cities average is 1454.

I’m here specifically to see more facial contouring procedures made popular by the Korean Plastic Surgeons.  Malar | Cheek contouring involves the movement of the cheek bone more inward to make the cheeks look smaller and more feminine. Jaw contouring involves making the jaws more slender and less masculine. We will update this blog with more pictures soon.

There are very interesting differences between South Korea and America. Apparently, people tend to work 6 days out of the week. They recently past a law that workers can only work 5 days a week. Kids typically go to school from the 7-9 in the morning until 9 at night. After school, kids go to an academy for more learning until 9 at night. Academics is paramount here. Koreans are very friendly here and we are having a great time.

Today is Saturday and we are headed to a seafood walking tour. I’m going to try to be brave and have a live squid, meaning it will be still moving as I eat it!

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Dr. Young from Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Jaw Implant review for Dr. Philip Young of Seattle

March 25th, 2015

Thanks bchg for the great review. I hope to continue to live up to these words:

“I’ve wanted jaw implants for years and now I have them thanks to Dr. Young. This guy is an amazing doctor….”

Click here to read more on this Jaw Implant review for Dr. Philip Young of Seattle.

Dr. Philip Young General Review and Recomendation

March 25th, 2015

Thanks Jess B for the nice words. We will continue to do our best to improve our patient care. Our goal is to treat our patients as if they were our closest family and friends:

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Rhinoplasty, Upper and Lower Lip Advancement Review Dr. Philip Young Bellevue

March 25th, 2015

Marci S.
Redmond, WA

I had a rhinoplasty and upper and lower lip advancements with Dr. Young. Overall, I am glad I had the procedures done and I like how I look now better than before…

Click here to read more about: Marci’s Rhinoplasty and Lip Augmentation Procedure

Dr. Philip Young co2 laser resurfacing review for Acne Scars

March 25th, 2015

We just had this great review from someone who had co2 laser resurfacing for acne scars on Realself.com:

The Best Treatment I Ever Had CO2 Laser – Bellevue, WA…

I am a 36 year old woman, and I have suffered from and been embarrassed by acne scars for most of my life… click here to read more: The Best Treatment I Ever Had CO2 Laser – Bellevue, WA

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Dr. Young from Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Philip Young MD Reviews

March 25th, 2015

We would like to thank all of our great patients for leaving wonderful views. Please click the links below to read for yourself. Please also let us know how we can be of service to you in any way:

Holly from Redmond said “Dr.Young and his staff are always very thorough, caring,…” Click here to read more Holly from Redmond Insider Pages.

A 59 year old female from Bellevue WA “I had a mini facelift. I’m very pleased with the procedure Dr. Young performed on me…” Click here 59 year old female from Bellevue, WA on Real Self.com

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Dr. Young from Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery.


Rhinoplasty Anatomy by Seattle Rhinoplasty Surgeon Dr. Philip Young

March 7th, 2015

Seattle Rhinoplasty Expert Dr Philip Young created his Rhinoplasty Anatomy Page to help you understand your Rhinoplasty Procedure better. Rhinoplasty is a complicated procedure with a lot of terms and sometimes your surgeon may use these terms not knowing that you have no idea what they are talking about. So this page helps introduce some of the more common terms we Rhinoplasty Surgeon‘s use.

Rhinoplasty Anatomy 1

Glabella: This is the point between the eyebrows. It is a non distinct point as far as most people seem to know.

Radix: This is the bony lowest dip between the frontal bone and glabella and the root of the nose.

Please click on this link to learn more about Rhinoplasty Anatomy.

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Dr. Young from Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery.


Seattle Rhinoplasty Surgeon Dr. Philip Young Discusses our Approach to Rhinoplasty

March 7th, 2015

Thanks for visiting our blog by Seattle Rhinoplasty Expert Dr. Philip Young. We are here to talk about our Rhinoplasty Procedure and how we concentrate on you. Rhinoplasty is a very complex procedure. It is said that it is the hardest procedure, by far, for a plastic surgeon to master. The intricate Rhinoplasty Anatomy contributes to this dilemma because the nose is composed of the hardest tissue in the body, bone and some of the softest, most delicate and sensitive structures found in the nasal cartilages. Rhinoplasty is complicated also because of the 3 dimensional aspect and when this plays apart, shadowing and highlights can be a deceiving part of this understanding.


Our Goal is understanding. We want to understand all of your thoughts, preferences, and desires regarding your Rhinoplasty Procedure and the subsequent beautiful results. We want great results for you based on your goals and not ours.

Your little journey starts with your consultation. We like to get to know you as much as possible. Our mission is here: “We are facial plastic surgery experts who set ourselves apart with our passion to improve facial rejuvenation to get the best and most natural results through the fusion of traditional thoughts with innovation and thinking outside of the box. Our mission is to put all of our love into the procedures we do and take care of people as if they were our closest friends and family. We want to deliver unwavering quality care to improve people’s lives through Facial Plastic Surgery and the YoungVitalizer.”  So part of of our goal is to get to know You as a person. From there, we will then take pictures of your front and side views so we can then morph them on a computer to see what you like. We feel the Rhinoplasty surgeon should be able to do this to fully understand your thoughts from a visual aspect. After all, Rhinoplasty is going to be a very visual result! Although getting the exact results from your morphed pictures is not magic, we pride ourselves in getting very, very close to those morphed pictures. We bring those photos in to the procedure room and we try like obsessed people to achieve those results. We know that’s what you want and we want happy people.

Essentially we repeat that first consultation process 2 more times at least: 1.) at your pre procedure appointment; 2.) and at your procedure appointment when we spend 1/2 -1 hour discussing your desires and preferences so that we can know what to do during your procedure when you can’t express yourself. So we want to be your advocate during that time.

You can visit our Rhinoplasty Before and After Page to see more results!

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Dr. Young from Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery.

Lip Augmentation Options and what is best for you

January 21st, 2015

Transgender facial feminization with VY Advancement lip augmentation, and chin reduction

Lip augmentation is one of the plastic surgery procedures most often performed. I often get asked questions regarding lip augmentation and why this is so important. When I was in LA lip augmentation was the main procedure which prompted me to look into facial beauty and ultimately lead me to find a new theory on facial beauty. The lip, especially the lower lip, is the center of attention in the mouth area. The location of the lower lip is part of a basic structure of how the face is organized. I recently had a paper accepted by the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery looking into the distance between the iris, nasal tip, lower lip and bottom of the chin which supports the importance of the lips playing a major part in beauty. This is one of the reasons why lip augmentation is so powerful. The other reason is due to what the lips are related to in our daily functions. The lips are the area that we have major association with eating, smiling, talking, yelling, kissing, breathing. Some of our most basic and primitive functions are related to the lips. These basic functions have a strong connection with our limbic system which is also the area where some of strong emotions are. The limbic system has a major control over our heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure etc which gives our emotions the physical aspect that they have related to them.  Hence lip augmentation emphasizes these feelings in the subconscious mind. Out of most all the things we do in plastic surgery Lip Augmentation can make the biggest “pow” to your aesthetics or beauty.

In terms of the options, fillers are usually the first thing that most people consider. It is temporary, low risk, low downtime, and you can have almost instant results. On our lip augmentation page we say this about lip augmentation: “Feel more attractive and enhance the area that can have the most impact on your face. Lip augmentation can create that stunning effect.” And, we believe this to be true. The drawbacks with filler lip augmentation is that sometimes it lasts only 3 months when it should last 6 mo to a year.  Among the permanent options, Surgisil Permalip implants can be placed. These solid silicone Perma Lip Implants can be placed in the lips wet dry border to enhance your lips. The recovery is quicker than most and takes about a week. Some people loves this option, some (5%) don’t like the feel and the restriction. When this happens the option is taking them out, which I have done many times for people. In its stead, we often carry out fat grafting which works well in this situation. The fat seems to survive better after the permalip implants stretch out the tissues. Which brings us to another more permanent or longer lasting option, fat injections to the lips or the use of the YoungVitalizer for the lips. Fat injections to the Lips is less invasive, lower risk than other options but the complaint is that they don’t survive in the lips. This is a very real complaint. Out of all the areas of the face, the lips have the worse survival rate. Over injections can help this and so can technique. Botox prior to the fat injections can help but your lips may be weak for 3 mo from the botox. The major reason for the lower survival is the high movement of this area. The movement prevents the fat from receiving blood supply. Its like building a house during an earthquake.

Lip VY advancement, VY plasty lip augmentation is another option. This involves taking V’s inside the lips and advancing the tissue forward to augment the lips the result is the V is closed to a Y shape with the V determining the amount and size of the advancement or augmentation. The recovery for this procedure is much longer and more varied. It is sometimes hard to predict how it will heal bu there are things you can do to balance it out. You can do more VY advancing where needed or do Lip Reduction in areas that need it. The main reason to do this procedure is if you want a major change to your lips and are willing to undergo the longer recovery. We have a healing diary for you to see by clicking here: Lip VY Advancement Augmentation Plasty Healing Diary.

The Buffalo Gull Wing Lip Lift is a procedure which shortens the upper lip specifically the distance from the bottom of the nose to the upper lip. This can really make someone look younger and increase their aesthetics. This distance should be about the distance of the width of the iris per Dr. Young’s theory. When should you do this, when this distance is larger than an iris width you could benefit from this. You also have to accept the incision | scar under the nose. This can be hidden really well and controlled based on technique. This can be done to make the upper lip a little larger and more everted and pouty.

A corner of the lip lift can be done as well. The incision however is at the corner of your mouth and many people don’t like this option. This can be used to elevate the corners and there is a way of altering the muscle to weaken the depressors of the lip so that frowning is weaker!! This is obviously something that people would like.

Botox can also weaken the lip muscles to create a pout that is temporary lasting 3-4 months. Our office can also do this as well.

Other options that can be done are fascia grafts to the lips, alloderm (cadaver skin elements) to the lips, solid one piece fat grafts for the lips. These options are not as good, in our opinion, because they get absorbed and very little augmentation will be longer lasting.

A lip lift done just at the top of the lips have been done before but this option is more invasive and leaves a more noticeable scar in this area. Many people do not like this scar and the location of this scar.

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Dr. Young from Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery.