Tuesday, December 28, 2010

San Antonio's Best Doctors

Dr. Young was once again voted one of San Antonio's Best Doctors by Scene in S.A. magazine in their January 2011 issue. As founder of Aesthetic Enhancement Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, Dr. Young has been a leading Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in South Central Texas, and has been consistently honored with the distinction of "top doctor" for many years.

Widely known as the "breast doctor" of San Antonio, Dr. Young has been in the forefront of technologies which make breast augmentation surgery safer, more economical, and easier to recover from. With the use of minimal incision techniques, a variety of implant styles and sizes, and use of the new Keller Funnel, Dr. Young can deliver the look desired by his patients, whether a "natural look" or "enhanced" shape is chosen.

Dr. Young offers consultation visits to help determine whether Breast Augmentation is appropriate, and so that patients have the opportunity to see how breast implants would alter their physique. Dr. Young is a regular contributor to RealSelf.com, having gained status of "Gold Elite" for his contributions to readers. Read his breast augmentation posts on Real Self.

For more information about Dr. Young and his practice Aesthetic Enhancement Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, please visit his recently updated website.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Surgery Holidays

Have you heard of the recent trend of taking trips across the world to get Cosmetic Surgery abroad? If the thought has crossed your mind or you’re considering it make sure to continue reading as you may be surprised of some recent discoveries of the popular fad. The new trend of Medical Tourism is stirring up both fans and opponents of this crazed idea. The perks seem compelling and hard to pass up but the disadvantages may have you take a second look before you jump on a plane and venture out of the country for surgery.

Destinations such as Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines and other Asian Countries offer excursion packages for patients willing to travel overseas for cosmetic surgery for a lower price. These prices are often 50% cheaper than surgeries here in the states. They advertise extravagant vacations and hotels that you can enjoy at the same time that you are fixing up your body and then returning home with a brand new you. Some people think it’s a great way to keep their surgeries a secret from family members or friends back home until they come home with their final results.

These arguments might be convincing but there are some serious and severe consequences that can be paid by taking one of these “trips.” Most importantly the laws and medical requirements as well as the facilities in particular countries often don’t come close to the laws and regulations that the surgeons must follow here in the United States. What we consider a flawless surgery here may be completely different for surgeons abroad. Even here in the United States credentials and Board Certifications are extremely important and need to be evaluated before choosing a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon.

There have been numerous reports of surgeries abroad that have led to more harm than benefit. The results are not what patients wanted and their left feeling abandoned in a different country the moment things go wrong. You often don’t have the opportunity to return to your treating surgeon for follow-up appointments and you don’t get the opportunity to build a continued relationship with them. There are many accounts that conclude that patients who take these excursion medical trips often come back with post-operative problems and need reconstructive surgery from their surgeons back home. Thus adding up the costs and ultimately paying more than the initial surgery would have been back in the States. Furthermore, how can you fully enjoy a vacation while you’re in pain recovering from a surgery?

Surgery can absolutely go wrong anywhere but wouldn’t you want to be surrounded by family and loved ones as well as a Board Certified and highly trained local Plastic Surgeon? So instead of signing up for one of these persuasive Surgery Holidays protect yourself and your body.

Dr. Robert N. Young is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 25 years of experience in plastic surgery. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association, Bexar County Medical Society and the San Antonio Plastic Surgery Society. He has also been named a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

All surgeries are performed in Dr. Young’s own state-of-the-art surgical center, which has been accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. The center provides cost effectiveness for the patient, while allowing total discretion and comfort. Take advantage of an experienced Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon and experience a Surgery Holiday with Dr. Young at Aesthetic Enhancement Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Friday, October 22, 2010

How-to Treat Skin Problems Non-Invasively

Broadband Light (BBL) Photo Rejuvenation is a non-invasive procedure used to treat many of today’s common skin problems. It is commonly used to treat age spots, freckles, rosacea, sun spots, and broken capillaries on the face. BBL is a safe device and can be applied to the face, neck, chest, and hands and is used in a convenient out-patient setting.

Sciton’s BBL technology sends pulses of light to the skin through a delicate computer controlled hand piece. The machine is programmed to target any reds or browns underneath the skin and fragment them. There are several benefits to BBL treatments over other skin procedures. BBL aids in the reproduction of collagen with little if any pain and no down time. There are various arrays of wavelengths so physicians have the opportunity to personalize each treatment based on the patient’s needs. There are also different interchangeable filters that go into the hand piece that enables use on multiple skin types. The BBL hand piece furthermore contains a cooling system that keeps the skin at a precise temperature keeping it safe and comfortable for the patient.

Treatments: results depend on the size and depth of the problem area as well as the location and the type of skin you have. Sessions last around 30 minutes long, are repeated every 3 weeks, and usually take between 3-6 treatments for full results. After your treatment the targeted area will gradually fade and slowly disappear.

About Brenda Pack and Dr. Young’s Medical Day Spa

Brenda Pack is a licensed Medical Aesthetician of 11 years and has been with Dr. Young and Aesthetic Enhancement for the past 6 years. Brenda has had advanced training and certification in Light Therapy working with both IPL and BBL, Laser Hair Removal, and Facial Aesthetics to include: Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Dermaplaning, and medical grade skin care products.

Dr. Young’s Medical Day spa provides fillers and injectables such as Botox®, Dysport®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and Radiesse®. Professional services include laser hair removal, endermologie cellulite reduction, IPL photorejuvenation, BBL skin rejuvenation, SkinTyte® laser skin tightening, ProFractional laser treatments, MicroLaserPeels®, dermaplane, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and more. Medical-grade professional skin care products such as Obagi, NeoCutis, SkinMedica, and Biomedic are available for the very best in anti-aging.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Are you familiar with the wildly popular subscription site "Groupon"?
(http://www.groupon.com/san-antonio) For those of you who haven't joined yet, Groupon offers daily deals from businesses in your area. Local merchants offer deeply discounted products or services, usually for a one-day period where you purchase the "deal" and can use it within a specific time frame. It's a unique way for them to introduce you to their services.

We've developed our own specials called Young-On's. Each month we will announce a different product or service which will be GREATLY DISCOUNTED and available only to those who are on our e-mail list! To participate, send an e-mail to laceym@dr-youngforever.com with your name and email and we will sign you up to receive the current specials.

A sample of one of this months Young-On's is $3,850 Saline Breast Augmentation!! Sign up now to learn about our other discounts for the month! Discounts are up to $1,000 off.

If you are a good candidate for the procedure, you will receive the discount when you schedule your surgery. These "Young-On" discounts are the biggest we've given and will only be offered by this monthly e-mail!

We've got such a Spooktacular Halloween Special we're frightened they'll disappear before everyone has a chance to join in!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

“Reduce Cellulite Without Going Under the Knife”

Endermologie is a non-surgical procedure that is used to reduce cellulite without an invasive course of action. The LPG Endermologie machine uses a strong suction on a head piece that has rollers which lift and tone the skin while breaking up fat cells. This procedure helps with water retention, poor blood circulation, loss of cellulite and ultimately helps you to lose inches and define your figure. With the Endermologie procedure you become both toned and firmed.

“Endermologie is the perfect solution for patients that have small amounts of fat and don’t want to have surgical procedures done, or be under Anesthesia,” says Certified Nurses Aid, Jacque Faure. “I’ve learned from doing this for over 12 years how powerful this system is, you can obtain firmer and smoother looking skin, as well as drop inches.”


Patients must wear a full body suit garment made out of hose material in order to protect the skin and optimize results. The process generally feels like a deep tissue massage and most patients report little sensitivity during the procedure. However, slight bruising may occur after the initial treatment.

Endermologie procedures last around 35 minutes for the entire body. For best results, it is recommended to use once or twice a week for the first 16 treatments. After 16 treatments it becomes more maintenance and you only need to come once a month for continued results. Patients are usually able to see results between their 4-8 treatment depending on skin type and amount of cellulite.


Treatments cost $80 per session. Packages are also sold in sets of 8 or 16 which include a free garment and discounted price.

For the month of October we are offering Specials on Endermologie!

20% Off Individual and Packaged Sessions!

About Jacque Faure and Dr. Young’s Medical Day Spa:

Jacque Faure, CNA, RMA, has been working in the field of Dermatology and Aesthetics for over 17 years and specifically with Dr. Young for 12 years. She specializes in Endermologie, UltraSonic Treatments, and Laser Hair Removal, as well as Facial and Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, and Skin Tightening.

Dr. Young’s Medical Day spa provides fillers and injectables such as Botox®, Dysport®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and Radiesse®. Professional services include laser hair removal, endermologie cellulite reduction, IPL photorejuvenation, BBL skin rejuvenation, SkinTyte® laser skin tightening, ProFractional laser treatments, MicroLaserPeels®, dermaplane, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and more. Medical-grade professional skin care products such as Obagi, NeoCutis, SkinMedica, and Biomedic are available for the very best in anti-aging.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

“Dr. Young has Patients Tickled over Lipo”

Dr. Young is now bringing a new liposuction procedure to his practice that will offer better results with less strain on the patient.

Tickle Lipo,™ also known as Nutational Infrasonic Lipo, is a new liposuction procedure that offers many perks over the standard tumescent liposuction. Tickle Lipo™ is named for the small tickling sensation that some patients have reported feeling during the procedure. Tickle Lipo™ differs from other liposuction techniques in the fact that it operates by using air pressure to create a whirling motion that is constantly vibrating and rotating. It does not use heat or ultrasound energy like most other types of lipo which allows for the removal of fat to be more efficient and safe without damaging any tissue.

“The Tickle Lipo does a really good job of breaking up fat easier than traditional methods and can ultimately lead to less bruising and smoother results for patients,” says Dr. Young. The system also entails an automatic shut off when it gets too close to areas in the body that consist of non-fatty tissue such as skin or muscle. This allows for accuracy in challenging areas such as the neck, back, face, and other fibrous areas.

Tickle Lipo™ removes fat more effectively and efficiently than other liposuction techniques. “There are new liposuction devices that come out every week, so making sure it’s approved and the most effective is very important,” says Dr. Young. Overall, the Tickle Lipo™ improves the patient’s surgical outcome and most importantly the safety of the patient.

Dr. Young is offering an introductory special for the month of October! $250-$500 Off Tickle Lipo

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Top 10 Reasons to get Breast Augmentation

“Wanting larger breast” Not everyone is blessed with the genes of having perfect sized breast and often times breast will change sizes throughout the span of ones life.

“Breast are different sizes” Asymmetry is very common in breast as well as other parts of the body. Asymmetry can result in not only different size breast but different shapes as well.

“Post-pregnancy mommy body” Having kids takes a huge toll on your breast resulting in loss of volume and skin stretching. Breast Augmentation can help get back the body you once had before the kids.

“Weight loss has caused negative size changes to breast” Usually when you lose weight the first thing that you will lose are your breast due to the high amount of fat tissue. Most people want to work out and lose weight but not weight in their breast.

“Wanting your body to be more proportional” Most women have an ideal image of how a body should look and unfortunately not everyone is born with proportional bodies. Breast implants can balance out one’s body and help look aesthetically pleasing.

“Breast shape” The size and shape of your breast depend on the amount of fatty tissue that is enclosed in the breast. The ideal shape is different for everyone but we have different size and shape implants which fit any body type.

“Look better in certain clothes” Lots of woman either have trouble finding clothes that fit them or they desire to wear clothes that are appealing and more figure flattering. Breast implants give women a way to pick their ideal size and find clothes accordingly.

“Feeling embarrassed or self conscious about ones chest” Often people will confess to feeling embarrassed and conscious about their breast size or shape. Many people go as far as to avoid wearing swim suites and revealing tops.

“Loss of volume, breast aren’t as full as once were” Sometimes due to child birth or aging ones breast will become less voluminous, perky, and youthful.

“Makes you feel better about yourself and more confident in your physical appearance as well as everything you do” Breast Augmentation has been reported to increase ones confidence level and self-belief. Feel confident about yourself whether it be at work, home, or play.

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, September 3, 2010

Congratulations Spa Event Winners!

Thank you to all who attended our Spa Event last Thursday! We had a great turn out with some wonderful prizes won!


Ronnie- $500 worth of NeoCutis products

Gloria- FREE Vipeel ($300 value)
Barbara- FREE Microderm/Dermaplane ($125 value)
Debbie- Monthly supply of Anti-Aging vitamins with VitaMedica ($65 value)
Rose- $50 Aesthetic Enhancement Gift Certificate

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Spa Event - August 26th

Dr. Young's Medical Day Spa is having a back-to-school event for the moms and dads! Offering great savings of up to 50% off of services and products, with free skin assessments, product samples, light refreshments, and the opportunity to meet several experts in the field of healthy skin and body care.

Those who attend will be eligible for great raffles, deeply discounted pricing on products, and many services at HALF OFF regular prices! Raffle items include $500 worth of NeoCutis professional skin care products, a $50 Aesthetic Enhancement Gift Certificate, a 30-day supply of VitaMedica vitamins, and a FREE Vi-Peel valued at $300.

RSVP for our fantastic event and you'll automatically be entered in a special drawing for your choice of a FREE microdermabrasion or a FREE dermaplane. Bring a friend and receive an additional 5% discount off of ANY skin care product purchased at the event. You must be present at the event in order to receive discount prices.

We hope you'll join us! 3pm to 7pm on Thursday, August 26, 2010, at our Stone Oak location at 525 Oak Centre Dr., Suite 230. Call us to RSVP at 210-496-2639 or send an e-mail to busmgr@dr-youngforever.com.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lasting Lip Enhancement

Dr. Young is now offering the PermaLip Implants for permanent lip enhancement. For those patients who get lip fillers twice a year or more, you may want to consider permanent lip implants made of a soft silastic tissue. The procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia. The soft lip implants come in several sizes and can easily be removed if you desire at a later time. The procedure costs about $2500 for both upper and lower lips. Call Dr. Young's office at 210-496-2639 to schedule a Complimentary Consultation visit (during the month of August 2010 only) to discuss this method of lasting lip enhancement.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Latisse is here!

You've probably seen the ads on television for Latisse.  Brooke Shields is the spokeswoman who is popularizing the lash lengthening product. Latisse, the amazing product by Allergan (makers of Botox (r)) that thickens and lengthens eyelashes, is now available by prescription through Dr. Young.

Fill your prescription at HEB, then bring in your package's bar code (UPC) and register receipt, and we'll register you for a $20 rebate.

We've tried Latisse here in our Stone Oak office, and we're impressed with the results.  Call Jacque or Brenda at 210-496-2639 and let them know you'd like to try some yourself. A quick appointment at our offices (525 Oak Centre Dr., Suite 260 - San Antonio, Texas) is all it takes!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dr. Young Returns from Annual Convention

Dr. Robert Young has returned from the 6th Annual Facial Cosmetic Surgery 2010 conference in Las Vegas excited about the latest news and advances in cosmetic plastic surgery, and specifically procedures and products for the face.  Rhinoplasty, face lift, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), forehead and browlifts, neck lift, skin tightening technologies, fractional resurfacing, facial fillers, peels, and a host of other topics proved interesting and valuable.

At Aesthetic Enhancement Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, we're looking forward to incorporating some of these advances into the surgeries and procedures performed by Dr. Robert N. Young, MD, FACS, and the professional staff of his medical day spa.

We'll be reporting more on some of the latest news over the upcoming weeks.  Be sure to check back! 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Keller Funnel Makes Breast Implant Insertion Easier and Less Painful

by Robert N. Young, MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Having just returned from the cosmetic meeting in Miami, it was exciting to have a first-hand introduction of a new device that makes breast augmentation easier.

The Keller Funnel is a cone shaped device which aides in the placement of silicone breast implants, allowing for smaller incisions and less rubbing as the implant is being inserted. The funnel minimizes trauma to breast tissue, and puts less stress on the implant itself. Because the cone is lined with a special lubricant coating that when moistened makes the funnel extremely slippery, silicone implants (which are pre-filled at the desired size) can easily be inserted without the surgeon ever having to touch the implant. 

What is exciting is that in addition to the standard nipple incision long used for silicone implants, it now allows silicone implants to more easily be inserted through the armpit, which is exciting news for patients who are concerned about scarring on their breasts.  Many of my patients have avoided silicone implants because they did not want incision scars that would be visible on their breasts.  Patients who want no breast scarring often choose the transaxillary incision, which is made in the armpit and leaves a tiny scar that is virtually impossible to see once healed. The transaxillary procedure can be preformed with or without the help of an endoscope (a tube with a small surgical camera on the end). Up to now, saline implants were the primary choice for the armpit incision, because of the distance from the incision to the breast pocket. With the Keller Funnel, silicone implants can more easily be inserted through the armpit.

Even more exciting is that with use of the Keller Funnel, silicone breast implants can be placed  either below the muscle or subfascially.  The subfascial insertion allows for faster recovery times and much less pain, which is the primary post-op complaint.  I am able to achieve outstanding results with an armpit incision using the Keller Funnel and placing the implants below the fascia.  My patients now have even more reason to consider the choice of silicone breast implants with the introduction of this great new invention.

For more information about the Keller Funnel, visit the following links:
1) theplasticsurgerychannel.com
2) http://www.kellerfunnel.com/

I'm happy to discuss how this new procedure can benefit your Breast Augmentation surgery with me.  If you would like to contact me, please visit my website dr-youngforever.com  or  e-mail Dr. Young.

Friday, January 15, 2010

More Men Looking At Cosmetic Surgery

by Robert N. Young, MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

I've noticed more men coming to my specialty practice for cosmetic surgery procedures over the last year or two. What is most striking is that in addition to the more common liposuction and rhinoplasty, there has been an increase in full facelift, abdominoplasty "tummy tuck" and blepharoplasty "eyelid lift". I am also seeing requests for calf implants, pectoral "pec" implants, and other procedures which promote a more healthy, youthful appearance.

Many articles suggest that both men and women are trying to "put their best foot forward" in terms of remaining competitive in the current job market, and the fact that the number of men coming in for Botox(R) and facial fillers may support this theory.

Male cosmetic plastic surgery seems to be growing in popularity and I am happy to discuss both surgical and non-surgical alternatives to help men achieve their goals.