Research Bellevue & Seattle

April 2016

Dr. William Truswell asked Dr. Philip Young to write a chapter on “Resurfacing on Asian Skin.” Entitled “Lasers, Peels, and Abrasion Techniques for East Asian Skin,” Dr. Young is proud to have contributed to a major textbook in the cosmetic plastic surgery industry. In the chapter, he discusses all of the available resurfacing techniques for East Asian clients and the particular nuances for this segment of the population.

Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2015

Dr. Young traveled to Dallas and presented his research at the fall academic meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His topic was "Novel Facial Dimensions Describing Positioning of Key Anatomic Elements."

In this research study, Dr. Young found support for the ideal location of the ear hinting at how the face is organized into three oblique arrangements that start with the iris, nasal tip and lateral brow arch highlight. He also discovered the ideal location for the start of the nose in the area between the eyes. In addition, Dr. Young found more information for the ideal total length of the lips, including the pucker of the lips.

March 2015

In March of 2015, Dr. Young's latest paper on his New Theory on Facial Beauty was published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.

Entitled “The Circles of Prominence: Ideal Ratios That Determine the Basis of Facial Beauty,” it discusses the fact that the face is organized ideally by the iris, nasal tip and lower lip. These centerpieces determine the location of the eyes, nose and mouth in general. Dr. Young finds that the symmetrical positioning of the iris, nasal tip and lower lip satisfies a basic level of beauty. The paper reveals the most ideal positioning of these shapes.

February 2015

In February of 2015, Dr. Young traveled to Park City, Utah to present "New Theory on Facial Beauty: Ideal Dimensions in the Face and its Application to your Practice" to the American Brazilian Aesthetics meeting.

In this study, Dr. Young elucidates more information on the ideal distance between the eyelid margin and the eyebrow. He points out how high our eyebrows should be in an ideal face and the ideal size, height of the upper and lower lips. Dr. Young also found more support for the ideal width of the nose. In this study, he uses drawings and actual pictures to test these ideas.


In 2013, Dr. Young was published discussing “Advanced Cosmetic Otoplasty: Art, Science, and New Clinical Techniques” in Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery textbook and “Treatment of Large Keloids With Secondary-Intention Healing” in the September 2013 issue of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.


In 2009, Dr. Young discussed the “Management of the Crooked Nose Deformity” and the “Concepts of Facial Beauty” in Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery textbook.


Dr. Young promoted his concept of the “Circles of Prominence: A New Theory on Facial Aesthetics” for the January 2007 issue of Cosmetic Surgery Times. He was also published for an article entitled “Management of a Type II Nasoethmoid Orbital Fracture and Near Penetration of the Intracranial Cavity with Transnasal Canthopexy” for the June 2007 issue of ENT.


It was in 2006 that Dr. Young released his concept of the “Circles of Prominence: A New Theory on Facial Aesthetics” for an issue of the Arch Facial Plastic Surgery. He received the 2005 Sir Harold Delf Gillies Award by American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for best basic science research among academy fellows.


In 2005, Dr. Young was privileged to be published in two peer journals discussing “Avulsion of the Medial Canthal Tendon during the Management of a Type II Nasoethmoid Fracture and Near Penetration of the Intracranial Cavity with Transnasal Canthopexy: Prevention and Treatment” for the Ear Nose and Throat Journal and “An Unusual First Branchial Cleft Cyst Involving the Anterior Petrous Apex” for the Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.


Between 2000 and 2004, Dr. Young’s residency with the Department of Otolaryngology and program director Dr. Uttam Sinha and included studying the events governing craniofacial growth employing immunohistochemical techniques identifying SMAS protein products in embryonic mice anterior frontal sutures with Dr. Yi-Hsin Liu. Dr. Young was also published in the January 2004 issue of ENT discussing “Functional outcomes following palatal reconstruction with a folded radial forearm free flap.”


Between 1996 and 1999, Dr. Young did research with the Department of Pathology at Tulane University Medical School. His concentration was on the expression of Fas antigen and Fas Ligand mRNA in eukaryotic cell lines. The research included extensive lab work using rt PCR techniques, SDS electrophoresis and computer analysis of mRNA folding. The results of his work were presented at different meetings.


Dr. Young received a scholarship to work in the department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Washington. His research included cell biology of Acetabularia acetabulum concentrated on the effects of blue light on the morphogenesis of tip maturation and reproduction. He also received a grant funded through the NIH for a one-year research position.

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