About the show

Learn from the talented plastic surgeons and medical spa providers inside La Jolla Cosmetic, the 20x winner of the Best of San Diego and global winner of the 2020 MyFaceMyBody Best Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery Practice. Hosted by the LJC Chief Community Officer Monique Ramsey.

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  • Meet the Team: Kara Pennington, PA-C, MMS

    October 26th, 2021  |  27 mins 2 secs
    alpharet, lip augmentation, lip filler, lip injections, pdo threads, skin care, vollure

    Kara Pennington, PA-C, MMS sees her patients as friends and loves to educate people about their options for non-surgical rejuvenation in the medical spa at LJC. Get to know Kara and her favorite treatments and products including Vollure, lip injections, PDO Threads, and Alpharet.

  • Mommy Makeover: Timing it Right and Avoiding Regrets

    October 19th, 2021  |  35 mins 12 secs
    breast augmentation, breast lift, breastfeeding, diastasis recti, exparel, j-plasma, mommy makeover, muscle separation, pain management, recovery, renuvion, tummy tuck

    Plastic surgeon Dr. Lori Saltz answers all of the questions women have about the mommy makeover including incisions, c-section scars, non-surgical alternatives, and costs. She explains why recovery is so challenging for women with young children and how long you should wait before having surgery.

  • Meet the Team: Khanh Nguyen, FNP-C, MSN

    October 12th, 2021  |  13 mins 29 secs
    aesthetic injector, coolsculpting, momper, nurse injector

    Khanh Nguyen, FNP-C, is an aesthetic nurse practitioner, laser and skincare specialist with a background in fashion PR, art, photography, and hospital management. His passion and enthusiasm for helping patients achieve their goals is matched only by his extensive knowledge, skill, and artistry in the aesthetic medical field.

  • Is the Brazilian Butt Lift Dangerous?

    October 5th, 2021  |  34 mins 24 secs
    bbl, brazilian butt lift, butt enhancement, fat transfer

    You don’t have to look far to find scandalous headlines warning about the dangers of the popular Brazilian Butt Lift. Catapulted to popularity by social media, controversy surrounds the booty-enhancing fat transfer procedure and Dr. Luke Swistun is here to set the record straight.

  • Laura Cain’s Breast Augmentation Part 2: Three Days Post-Op

    September 28th, 2021  |  15 mins 1 sec
    breast augmentation, breast implants, consultation, laura cain, laura cain after dark podcast

    Three days after surgery, we check in with Laura Cain to see how she’s feeling after her breast augmentation with Dr. Luke Swistun.

  • Which Tummy Tuck Should I Get?

    September 21st, 2021  |  35 mins
    abdominoplasty, drains, exparel, extended tummy tuck, liposuction, mini tummy tuck, recovery, renuvion, tummy tuck

    Plastic surgeon Dr. Johan Brahme takes us through the differences between each tummy tuck procedure and shares his secret tips for creating gorgeous waistlines, finding the perfect belly button position, and minimizing post-op pain with Exparel

  • Laura Cain’s Breast Augmentation Part 1: The Consultation

    September 14th, 2021  |  22 mins 2 secs
    breast augmentation, breast implants, consultation, laura cain, laura cain after dark podcast

    Before padded bathing suits were invented, 15-year-old Laura Cain’s mom sewed stuffing into her swimsuit tops to give her some curves. Decades later, Laura’s about to have breast augmentation at LJC with Dr. Luke Swistun and we’re talking to her about her thoughts and feelings before surgery and what led her to finally make the decision to get breast implants.

  • Does CoolSculpting Really Work?

    September 8th, 2021  |  29 mins 54 secs
    coolmini, coolsculpting, kybella, liposuction, non surgical fat reduction, sculpsure

    It’s the most common question we are asked about CoolSculpting, and spoiler alert -- the answer is yes, it does!With many thousands of the world’s most popular fat freezing treatments completed at LJC, we are experts in non surgical fat reduction technologies of all kinds and are excited to share our inside secrets for successful results.

  • Meet the Team: Julia Jowett, PA-C, MSHS

    August 31st, 2021  |  18 mins 37 secs
    aesthetic injector, alastin, botox, injectable fillers, medical spa, nurse injector, sciton, skinbetter, trl laser resurfacing

    Julia Jowett, PA-C, MSHS joined the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa team in 2019. Whether you’re about to meet her for the first time or have been a patient for years, listen in to hear Julia’s philosophy of treating patients, why she believes being a good listener is the key to getting great aesthetic results, and how her surprising adventurous spirit led her to take bold risks which ultimately brought her to La Jolla Cosmetic.

  • The Beauty of Humble Design

    August 24th, 2021  |  45 mins 59 secs
    frank subaru, homelessness, humble design, volunteering

    Nothing seems more daunting than solving the homeless problem, but there’s a special San Diego organization making a real and meaningful impact.

  • Don't Sweat It. Clean, Cool and Dry!

    August 10th, 2021  |  41 mins 4 secs
    excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis, miradry, mirawave, sweat reduction

    LJC patients give miraDry 4.88 out of 5 stars, making it the most rewarding and satisfying treatment in the LJC medical spa. Our miraDry expert Julia Jowett, PA-C tells us how this amazing procedure to treat hyperhidrosis can leave you clean, cool, and dry for the rest of your life.

  • HD Lipo: The Hi Def Approach to Body Contouring

    August 3rd, 2021  |  45 mins 1 sec
    abdominal etching, body contouring, hd lipo, hi def lipo, liposculpture, liposuction, vaser

    Dr. Hector Salazar shares his unique expertise with HD Lipo, a specialized liposuction technique for sculpting the body in incredible detail following the natural lines of your musculature

  • 360 Lipo: Snatched, Not Kidnapped

    July 27th, 2021  |  41 mins 52 secs
    360 lipo, circumferential liposuction, drains, j-plasma, liopsuction, power assisted liposuction, renuvion, skin tightening

    Dr. Luke Swistun explains the 360 Lipo technique for body contouring, who this full-circle approach is best for, and how it’s different from traditional liposuction. Hear how Dr. Swistun combines 360 Lipo with Renuvion to “shrink wrap” the skin by targeting the collagen and achieve beautiful results.

  • No Surprises: The Cosmetic Consultation

    July 20th, 2021  |  49 mins 1 sec
    consultation, parking, patient coordinator, privacy, touchmd

    For many people, the first experience in a cosmetic practice is the consultation appointment and the process is a mystery. Here at LJC, we want you to know exactly what to expect from beginning to end! Our lead patient coordinator Riana M. knows this process better than anyone, and she’s here to take us through every step and detail of the consultation journey.

  • Arm The Lasers!

    July 13th, 2021  |  56 mins 22 secs
    bbl hero, halo, ipl, laser resurfacing, melasma, moxii, prejuvenation, profractional, scar treatment, sciton, sun damage, vbeam, visia

    LJC has a laser for everything. But with so many choices, how can you possibly know which one is the best for you? Brittany Haley shares her deep knowledge of the latest Sciton laser treatments, particularly the new Moxi and longtime patient favorites Halo, BBL, and ProFractional

  • Zoom Lift: The Neck Big Thing

    July 6th, 2021  |  37 mins 29 secs
    botox, coolsculpting, fillers, kybella, lower face lift, neck lift, novathreads, pdo threads, thermitight, threadlift, zoom neck

    After spending the last year looking in the 21st century mirror that is Zoom, many people discovered their lower face and neck looked a bit too tired. Although the condition itself hasn’t changed, the name “turkey neck” has been replaced by the more modern “Zoom neck.” Plastic surgeon Dr. Johan Brahme and non-surgical aesthetic nurse practitioner Khanh Nguyen, FNP-C join us to explain what causes the Zoom neck phenomenon in the first place, and what’s on the menu at LJC to treat it.