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Why are the lips are so important for aesthetics?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The Lips and their impact on Beauty:

Why are the lips so important for your looks? Why is it that they have such an impact after you enhance them with fillers like with Kylie Jenner?

Kylie Jenner Lip Filler Enhancements

Kylie Jenner Lip Filler Enhancements

The lips are the entrance to the mouth. The mouth is one of the first functioning units that we had as we started as a single cell. Basically, the first thing we did was eat things and engulf things as cells do. So the lips are a very primitive part of our body. Also the lips are associated with many of our emotions. The audio cortex and our sensation of hearing has a big impact on our emotional interpretation of the world. The lips are the way we communicate many of our emotions like yelling, talking, kissing etc. The lips represent some of our most basic elements about us. It is our animalistic side of our bodies and face. This is the reason why when we augment them there is such an impact on our sexuality and hence our looks and appearance.

In terms of Lips, Lip Fillers and how they fit into beauty. You can watch this video that will come out on Wed 3/1/17 and learn more about the aesthetics of the lips. When I was in LA I noticed that there are many people getting their lips enhanced and they were looking enhanced but not necessarily improved. So I wanted to figure out why that was. When I looked into our Aesthetics and understanding of beauty in the most current literature, I found that we really didn’t know concrete facts or numbers on what is beautiful or not. That’s what led me to figure out what beautiful was and a Basic theory on beauty. The lips were important for me in recognizing that we needed to do something. So I started looking around and studying beautiful people and I started to write a paper that set forth some basic mathematics above what beautiful is. Look at yourself or other people or other pictures of faces and you’ll see that most of the light shines on the lower lips. hence the lower lips need to dominate because the light shines on it. I have hypothesized that the lower lips are ideally one Iris width in height . The upper lips were half an iris width in height. In my third paper, I went on to further prove this. You’ll see in these two studies below that this was found to be true. Importantly, the chairman of the statistics dept from the University of California Riverside helped with the statistics in this paper. Click here for our paper on these studies: The Circles of Prominence, A New Theory on Beauty: Ideal Distances in the Eyes, Nose, Ears, and Lips.

Line Drawings: Lower Lip was Found to Be Ideally 1 iris width in Height

Line Drawings: Lower Lip was Found to Be Ideally 1 iris width in Height


Morphed Actual Real Life Pictures: The Lower Lip is Ideally One Iris Width in Height

Morphed Actual Real Life Pictures: The Lower Lip is Ideally One Iris Width in Height


Line Drawings: Upper Lip was Found to Be Ideally 1/2 iris width in Height

Line Drawings: Upper Lip was Found to Be Ideally 1/2 iris width in Height


Morphed Real Life Pictures: Upper Lip was Found to Be Ideally 1/2 Iris Width in Height

Morphed Real Life Pictures: Upper Lip was Found to Be Ideally 1/2 Iris Width in Height


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Thanks so much for reading,

Dr. Philip Young

Asian Blepharoplasty Double eyelid Crease formation – a personal story in Plastic Surgery

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Asian Blepharoplasty & Creating the Double Eyelid Crease in Plastic Surgery: A Personal Account of someones’ Story

I had an Asian Patient from Idaho come to me and our Plastic Surgery Clinic for an asian blepharoplasty double eyelid procedure. She had 4 Asian Blepharoplasties / Double Eyelid Crease Forming Procedures prior to coming to see me to create a crease in her eyelid. She went to a surgeon that she was referred to by a close family friend.  Her first surgery created asymmetric eyelid creases so that one person’s higher than the other . So she went in and did it again and this time it was better but she came out with quite a bit of scarring. The surgeon then did another surgery to correct the scarring. I saw her and she wanted me to correct the double eyelid crease. She felt like she wanted to remove skin. She also said that that she had loose skin in the crease and that it was not particularly tight. Her thought was that she could just remove skin to improve the wrinkling.

She went on to tell me that she felt that being in America, especially in a part of America that’s not as diverse, she felt more “Asian” than typical. She felt that she stood out a little bit more among the rest of the people. So she wanted to change her most distinguishing asian features which were her “Chinese Eyes”. Comments like “Chinese, Japanese, dirty knees, look at these” were strange and hurtful. She even brought up a period where Abercrombie and Fitch sold shirts that said:”Wong Brothers Laundry Service — Two Wongs Can Make It White”, “Rick Shaw’s Hoagies and Grinders…Order by the foot. Good meat. Quick feet.” Read more here: Racist t shirts by Abercrombie and Fitch.

I know how she felt. Back in the day that I grew up even in Seattle, being asian was definitely different. Comments from teachers and students racially flavored has an effect on how you feel about yourself. When you are white in a white dominated population, the way you look doesn’t come into the discussion as much.  If you have some physical element that stands out that can be something that you could be made fun of and it might or might not be as divisive as race, for example in the situation where someone has bigger ears or bigger nose. But I guess we all have some challenges to overcome and being different racially just might be a minority’s challenge. But it seems like most people agree that it shouldn’t be.

After a long discussion we decided that she needed to have her crease recreated and actually no skin taken out. So our plan was to recreate the crease. We spend about and hour to figure out exactly where her points were in her eyelid that she wanted to have the crease set. In the surgery, the crease and the layers in the eyelid were highly scarred. It took me quite a long time to identify the anatomy. With the eyelid open and the patient somewhat awake I was able to see the movement of the muscle that pulls up the eyelid crease in the tarsal plate that is in front of the eye. Through careful identification of the levator I was able to carry out the double crease formation. Here’s a video showing the double eyelid crease formation just to get an idea of how this procedure is done.

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Dr Philip Young and our Team at Aesthetic Facial Body Plastic Surgery

Tummy Tuck, Bellevue

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Here at Aesthetic Facial Body Plastic Surgery our goal is to take care of you like you were one of our closest friends and family. This is something that we emphasize to our team on a regular basis. This is an important thing for you to know when considering a tummy tuck – abdominoplasty. When we are working for you, we take our time to get the best results for you. We  put everything we have in getting the best results for you while we are in the procedure.  Below is an early before & after a Tummy Tuck Procedure:

Learn why a Former NFL Cheerleader Chose Dr. Rikesh Parikh MD for her Breast Implants & why so many people are also choosing Prestigious Vanderbilt Trained, Published Clinical Researcher, & Plastic Surgeon Dr. Rikesh Parikh MD. See his 5.0 Real Patient Verified Star Google reviews. of Aesthetic Facial Body Plastic Surgery

Tummy Tuck Before and After Images

We also stress safety. Our team is more likely to suggest less things to do in order to take care of you and to look out for your best interest.  Learn what sets us apart and visit our website and Discover our Beauty Theory Advantage.

Thanks for Reading. I look forward to posting more very soon.

Dr. Rikesh Parikh, and Dr. Philip Young

Acne Scar Surgery Dr. Philip Young Review Testimonial

Saturday, October 17th, 2015
This is what Yoojin Kim said about Dr. Philip Young MD, Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery PLLC
5 Stars
“Great experience. I had some deep scars from acne but now after a scar surgery, my over all skin texture is more smooth. I made a right choice.”
We have a unique approach to Acne Scar Treatment called the Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment. It is a multilayered approach to acne scarring which is a multilayered disease process. The hair follicle extends deeply into the skin. Hence you have to treat all the layers to reverse the scar to the best that you are capable. It involves lasering the surface and stimulating the deeper layers to rise from being a depressed scar. It is based on surgical experience of over 15 years after Dr. Young graduated from medical school in 1999.
Dr Philip Young and our Team at Aesthetic Facial Body Plastic Surgery

Karen Redfearn Dr. Philip Young Bellevue Testimonial

Saturday, October 17th, 2015
Karen Redfearn Testimonial for Philip Young MD, Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery PLLC
This is what Karen Redfearn said about us:
5 stars
“I would highly recommend Dr. Philip Young and his team. He takes unusual care to get you exactly the results you are looking for. He is also completely accessible 24/7 for any questions or concerns you may have, both before or anytime after surgery. His staff are very professional and always respond quickly to any emails or calls. If you are considering any type of facial procedure or surgery, you cannot go wrong with Dr. Philip Young and his staff.”
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Dr Philip Young and our Team at Aesthetic Facial Body Plastic Surgery

Rhinoplasty Dr. Philip Young Bellevue | Seattle Review Testimonial

Saturday, October 17th, 2015
Rhinoplasty Revision Testimonial: This is what Anthony said about us after his Rhinoplasty Revision with us:
5 Stars “Perfect job! I was stunned with the results from Dr. young he made my nose look flawless. He kept in touch with me after surgery making sure that everything was fine and his staff is very kind. He changed my life hopefully he can change yours. I recommend this man he is definitely a game changer. …”
We look forward to helping you!
Dr Philip Young and our Team at Aesthetic Facial Body Plastic Surgery

Fat Grafting Transfer Question and Answer Session from a recent Patient

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Question 1. What are the chances of the fat grafting transfer leaving uneven lumps on patient’s face based on your experience?

Answer: This is pretty rare. It comprises about 30% of our practice or more and we get this about 1-2% if that. It is due to our process of placing fat. We use very small amounts with each passing. For example a cc of fat we will go back and forth with the cannula about 10-20 times.

Question 2. Do you centrifuged/purified the harvested fat cells prior to injecting into the face? I understand this is the standard approach to isolated whole and undamaged fat cells for transfer.
Step One: harvest
Step Two: purify/centrifuge to:
(i) isolate out dead cells/excess fluids, and
(ii) retain Adipose Stem Cells – ASC
Step Three: inject/transfer

Answer: We have tested different speeds and have found the best speed for survival. We have done many different approaches. The standard 3000 rpm, letting the fat sit to separate, harvesting all at once versus staggered, using different cannulas.Based on this we have come up with the best ways to get the best survival.
Question 3. Previously, I had tummy tuck/lipo around torso/abdomen about 7 years ago. I’ve been told that fat cells do not grow back. If the patient gains weight, then the remaining fat cells will grow bigger. Is this true? If so, will the fat cells harvested from my sides/hips be optimal for injection into the face? More importantly, any concerns about scar cells being harvested?

Answer: I don’t typically prefer fat from sites that have had liposuctioning unless those  are the only areas left.

Question 4. What method/tools do you use to collect undamaged and healthy fat cells? use very low suction liposuction? use small gauge hypodermic needle or special cannula?

Answer: I use small 10cc syringes with hand pressure.

Question 5. On average, do people do a second fat transfer 10-15 years as refresher? Just want to set my own personal future expectation 🙂

Answer:  This depends. You’ll always look better than a twin that didn’t get it done.

Question 6. As a matter of comparison, which procedure do you as a surgeon find easier to perform? Asian Blespharoplasty vs. Facial Fat Transfer?

Answer:  Fat transfer for sure.

Question 7. Also, which procedure do you see your patients recover easier/faster from? Asian Belspharoplasty vs. Facial Fat Transfer?

Answer: This depends on extent of fat transfer and the area.

Question 8. In your experience, what are patients biggest complaint post-op? bruising? swelling? On average, when do most of the bruising/swelling subside by?

Answer: I would say probably bruising and swelling. Most of it goes away at 1 week. However everybody’s perceptions are different.

My biggest concerns are the following:
a) uneven/lumpiness

Answer: This is rare
b) overfilling/chipmunk look

Answer: you can always reduce the fat. This is rare. Most people want more fat and the biggest risk is less fat survival.

I want to look refreshed and natural with the procedure. These two goals are super important to me. Thanks! 🙂 . okay!!

Facial Contouring in Korea

Sunday, 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.

Thanks for Reading

Dr. Philip Young


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

Friday, 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!

Thanks for reading and visiting our blog

Dr. Young from Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery.

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

Saturday, 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!

or Read Bellevue Dr. Philip Young’s Rhinoplasty Reviews

Thanks for reading and visiting our blog

Dr. Young from Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery.