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89 Should You Get Plastic Surgery? with Dr. Anthony Youn

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Welcome, my Clan of the Crave Bears! Today we are talking about confidence, putting our best face forward, and the pressure on women to look as young as possible. Dr. Anthony Youn is our guest today, and I’ll be honest, I have struggled with whether to bring you this show or not. Do I really want to encourage plastic surgery? Dr. Youn is a leading plastic surgeon, and I happened to read his book and I agreed with about 98% of the book. It’s called The Age Fix and it is really good. He talks about how to feed yourself so that your skin looks and feels great. He shares so many non-surgery options and I completely agree with that.

He became interested in plastic surgery because he had an overgrowth of his chin, and he actually had plastic surgery to correct it as a young man. His experience with plastic surgery has shaped his career. I think you will enjoy this episode. I will say that he did make a comment about antibiotics in the episode and I probably wouldn’t take antibiotics. But that’s the only thing I didn’t agree with him.

I also got married last weekend! We had about 120 people there in the park to bless us for our wedding. It was such a lovely time! There are so many psychological benefits of witnessing the rites of passage and the blessing of each other. You actually release oxytocin and this is a very healthy thing for each of us. It creates a community when you bring people together around a rite of passage event! I was in awe and cried the entire time. It was beautiful. I was thrilled to be able to introduce my friends to each other! Seeing them appreciate each other was good for my soul.

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Next week, we are talking about bone health and how to strengthen your marrow! Don’t miss it!

Dr. Youn is an MD, and a board certified plastic surgeon. He has been rated as one of the top plastic surgeons in the country. He’s regularly on TV, and also has written several books. He has such great recommendations that we all can use. Surprisingly, his recommendations are not all about surgery!


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Show Notes:

  • What happens to our skin as we age
  • How frequently our skin cells “turn over”
  • Can the collagen in your Bullet Proof coffee improve your skin?
  • Myth or fact? How your Mother ages is how you will age
There are simple things everyone can do to look 10 years younger. Click To Tweet
  • How you eat and how you live determines how your skin ages (smoking, eating healthy, etc)
  • Why Dr. Youn will not perform plastic surgery on smokers
  • Why body modification techniques may not be properly regulated in your state
Smoking #cigarettes is extremely harmful for your #skin. Click To Tweet
  • Does an expensive product mean it’s a better product; is it actually better for my skin?
  • The 4 things everyone should do for your skin EVERYDAY
  • Why your Vitamin C may be worthless
  • Why Skin Deep can help you make good choices for your beauty products
Attacking my vanity is the best way to get my attention and cause me to change. Click To Tweet
  • Heard of a “lunch time facial”? Dr. Youn explains
  • Why your dermatologist may not mention food to you at all
  • Why acne is considered an inflammatory condition
What ages you on the inside is also unhealthy for your skin. Click To Tweet
  • The impact of dairy on your breakouts
  • Why calcium is important for your skin
  • The bad foods you should not consume if you want good skin
Getting protein from non-animal sources is always good for your skin. Click To Tweet
  • The good foods you should eat to improve your skin
  • The food to eliminate to get rid of your puffy eyes
  • Flavoring food with herbs can give you extra anti-oxidants and can actually be good for you.
It’s not fair to put yourself up next to the standards of beauty that Hollywood portrays. Click To Tweet
  • Why avoiding processed foods can help your skins
  • The best way to get the Vitamin C that your body needs
  • Do you eat oranges from a can? Stop it!
The marketing for a product may get ahead of the results it produces. Click To Tweet
  • Why vitamin C won’t necessarily make you look younger
  • Can Zinc improve the aging effects on your skin?
  • The science behind what Retinol can do for your skin
Women are our own worst enemies when it comes to beauty standards Click To Tweet
  • What causes cellulite?
  • Some non-invasive fixes for cellulite
  • How do aging actresses (Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, for example) look so good? Is it surgery or products?
Procedures for removing cellulite can be very invasive. Click To Tweet
  • Why you should be happy with who you are. Period.
  • Don’t miss Dr. Youn answers to the Lightning Round questions!