Dr Utsugi is a board qualified plastic surgeon and the director of Clinic UTSUGIryu in Tokyo, Japan (opened 2007).
He is also an adjunct lecturer at the Kitasato University School of Medicine in Sagamihara and the Yokohama City University School of Medicine. His clinic specializes in facelift procedures. He graduated from the University of Kitasato School of Medicine in 1980. He later became the founder & Director of the Aesthetic Medical Center at Kitasato Institute Hospital in Tokyo from 1999 to 2007. It was the first anti-aging plastic surgery facility in Japan. He was a research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center under the tutelage of Dr Linton Whitaker from 1992 to 1995. He has had a long standing interest and understanding of facial anatomy based facelifts shown by his procedures. He has created his unique ‘MIR-Lift（Mimetic Muscles Immobilized And Relaxation Forehead Lift）and ‘Ligament to Ligament Facelift’. He completed the full MAFAC in Melbourne. Dr Bryan Mendelson has helped his progress with his facelift procedures greatly and has been a mentor for him.