About the Author
Robin T.W. Yuan, M.D., Beverly Hills plastic surgeon in private practice since 1987, has received the best education throughout his career, earning his A.B., cum laude in Biology from Harvard at age 19 and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He trained in general surgery at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was a Post-doctoral Scholar in plastic surgery research at UCLA. He completed a plastic surgery residency at University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Yuan has served as vice-chief of Plastic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai and is assistant clinical professor of plastic surgery at UCLA. He was a founding member of the Cedars-Sinai Craniofacial Clinic and the Cedars-Sinai Breast Center, and is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons, and numerous other professional organizations. He is listed in Marquis' Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, and Who's Who in Science and Technology, and was included in peer-nominated "How to Find the Best Doctors in LA and Orange Counties," in "America's Top Doctors" by Castle Connelly Medical, in Guide to America's Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers' Research Council of America, and as one of only four Beverly Hills plastic surgeons in "Los Angeles' SuperDoctors" in cosmetic surgery by Key Professional Media. Recently he was chosen by television station KCOP's Best of LA as their Best Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills. Among his trusted patients are some of the most well-known international celebrities, musicians, television personalities, high-level executives, and dozens of doctors and their family members. He was one of the original participants in the hit TV show, Extreme Makeover. Dr. Yuan has provided reconstructive surgery for children in underserved areas throughout the world. He has given numerous lectures, published many professional articles on a variety of topics, and is the author of the popular book, Cheer Up. . . You're Only Half-Dead (Reflections at Mid-life), and The Skinny... on Marriage: A Plastic Surgeon's Practical Guide, due out mid-2011. His hobbies include writing, tennis, golf, skiing, playing the violin, and coaching softball and soccer. He lives in Beverly Hills with his children, Ryan and Nikki, and their Welsh Corgi, Blaze.