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 and featuring LJC's plastic surgeons Dr. Johan Brahme, Dr. Lori Saltz, Dr. John Smoot, Dr. Luke Swistun, Dr. Hector Salazar, and Dr. Kiersten Riedler, along with our team of medaesthetic expert injectors and laser specialists.

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  • Revision Breast Augmentation with the Internal Bra Technique

    August 9th, 2022  |  20 mins 26 secs
    breast augmentation, breast lift, breast surgery, galaflex, internal bra

    If you’re disappointed that your breast implants are sagging or haven’t lasted as long as expected, the “internal bra” is a superb breast implant revision technique that uses GalaFLEX, a bioabsorbable mesh-like material to add support.

  • Patient Taylor: Surprisingly Smaller Than Expected

    August 2nd, 2022  |  28 mins
    360 lipo, garments, mental health, renuvion

    Taylor’s least favorite body part has always been her arms. Working in the medical spa at La Jolla Cosmetic, Taylor knew there were a lot of ways to approach body contouring, including those arms.

  • Patient Kathleen: How I Got Life Flighted To My Nose Job

    July 26th, 2022  |  32 mins 51 secs
    brow lift, chin implant, deviated septum, face lift, neck lift, neck liposuction, rhinoplasty, trauma

    For our patient Kathleen Lisson, an accident while hiking in the desert led to a broken nose, which led her straight to Dr. Brahme for a rhinoplasty… and while he was at it, a face lift, brow lift, neck lift, chin implant, fat transfer to her cheeks, and a septoplasty to fix her deviated septum.

  • Breaking Down the Breast Implant Black Box Warning

    July 14th, 2022  |  37 mins 57 secs
    bia-alcl, black box warning, breast implant illness, breast implants, lymphoma, natrelle, sientra, silicone implants

    This year, the primary concern of women researching breast implants became safety instead of cost. LJC’s own Dr. Hector Salazar-Reyes joins us to share his thoughts on breast implant safety and walk us through the FDA’s updated labeling requirements, known as the “black box warning.”

  • Corey Does Ultherapy

    July 12th, 2022  |  19 mins 24 secs
    collagen, fda, kfbg-fm 100.7, ultherapy, ultrasound

    Corey Dylan from San Diego’s KFBG BIG FM 100.7, tells her story about doing Ultherapy for her face and neck. At 51, she felt like her cheeks were looking jowly and knew there was no way to reverse that with skin care products.

  • Ultherapy: The Non-Surgical Facelift

    July 8th, 2022  |  20 mins 59 secs
    collagen, non surgical face lift, ultherapy, ultrasound

    If you aren’t quite ready for a facelift, Ultherapy is a great way to delay surgery by lifting and tightening your face and neck. In the first of our two part series about Ultherapy non surgical skin tightening, Anh Bridgewater gives us the full rundown of what Ultherapy is, what it does, how long it takes to see results, and who is a good candidate.

  • Don’t Have a Laser Treatment Until You Hear This Advice

    June 21st, 2022  |  28 mins 43 secs
    alastin skin nectar, bbl, broad beam light, halo, laser skin resurfacing, spray tans, tns advanced+ serum

    LJC’s laser specialist Julia Jowett, PA-C, and Cameron Vessey, licensed esthetician, discuss why lasers are such a valuable investment for our skin and how to protect that investment for the long term.

  • Gabriela’s Dream Body: From WTF Did I Do To 100/100 Would Do This Again

    June 14th, 2022  |  28 mins 42 secs
    360 lipo, abdominoplasty, brazilian butt lift, fat transfer, mommy makeover, renuvion, skinny bbl

    Eight years ago, Gabriela came to LJC for a mommy makeover and she was ecstatic with her results. Last summer, a friend with gorgeous results from 360 lipo inspired her to return for a consultation with Dr. Swistun to see if he could help her get the dream body she always wanted.

  • I’m a Plastic Surgeon, I had Halo Laser Treatment and Here’s What Happened (Part 3 of 3)

    June 9th, 2022  |  17 mins 29 secs
    bbl, halo laser, laser resurfacing, recovery, sciton

    We catch up with Dr. Luke Swistun a week after his broadband light (BBL) & Halo laser resurfacing treatment to hear about his treatment experience and recovery process.

  • I’m a Plastic Surgeon, I had Halo Laser Treatment and Here’s What Happened (Part 2 of 3)

    May 31st, 2022  |  20 mins 23 secs
    bbl laser treatment, halo laser treatment, laser skin resurfacing, pigmentation, sciton, sun damage, visia skin analysis

    LJC’s laser expert Julia Jowett, PA-C, lets us in on her strategy for treating plastic surgeon Dr. Luke Swistun’s fine lines and sun damage. Dr. Swistun had treatment on a Friday and he was back to the clinic working with a practically healed face on Monday.

  • I’m a Plastic Surgeon, I had Halo Laser Treatment and Here’s What Happened (Part 1 of 3)

    May 24th, 2022  |  12 mins 33 secs
    bbl, halo laser, laser resurfacing, sciton

    It’s not every day that the surgeon becomes the patient! Moments just before his broadband light (BBL) & Halo laser treatment, Dr. Luke Swistun shares what he thinks it will be like and gives insight into why he’s having laser resurfacing.

  • Liquid Rhinoplasty: The Non-Surgical Nose Job [Part 3 of #RiedlerKnowsNoses]

    May 17th, 2022  |  12 mins 16 secs
    filler, juvederm voluma xc, liquid rhinoplasty, non-surgical nose job, non-surgical rhinoplasty, rhinoplasty

    You might think the only option for reshaping your nose is to undergo a surgical rhinoplasty. But there’s another way to change the shape of your nose that isn’t so serious. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kiersten Riedler educates us about the liquid rhinoplasty, known as the “non-surgical nose job.”

  • Septoplasty + Septorhinoplasty: Combining Deviated Septum Surgery and Cosmetic Nose Surgery to Breathe Better (and Look Great!) [Part 2 of #RiedlerKnowsNoses]

    May 10th, 2022  |  18 mins 57 secs
    botched, breathing problems, cocaine, deviated septum, ear cartilage, facial plastic surgery, michael jackson, nose job, nose surgery, rhinoplasty, rib cartilage, saddle nose deformity, septoplasty, septorhinoplasty

    Breathing through your nose is one of those basic things you take for granted until you can’t do it anymore. Guest host Laura Cain talks with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kiersten Riedler about nose surgery, specifically the septoplasty and rhinoplasty surgeries she does to fix the inside and outside of the nose.

  • Rhinoplasty: Everything You Need to Know About Changing Your Nose [Part 1 of #RiedlerKnowsNoses]

    April 26th, 2022  |  28 mins 50 secs
    endonasal surgery, facial plastic surgeon, nose surgery, rhinoplasty, septoplasty

    Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kiersten Riedler answers important questions about noses and rhinoplasty, like do your nose and ears really keep growing as you age? How old do you have to be to have rhinoplasty? What should you do if you get hit in the nose with a baseball?

  • Meet the Team: Karina Thompson, Patient Care Coordinator

    April 12th, 2022  |  14 mins 2 secs
    california state university, encinitas, patient care

    Karina Thompson has been a surgical patient care coordinator here at LJC for nearly three years. A big part of her job is delivering the details about procedures to patients who need more information to move forward, and then guiding them to the doctor who is the best fit.

  • Meet the Team: Kristen Heard, LVN

    April 6th, 2022  |  18 mins 21 secs
    licensed vocational nurse, lvn, scripps

    Kristen Heard is a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) at LJC who regularly floats from the med spa down to the surgery center. She helps with fillers, Botox, injections, PDO threads, and more in the med spa and works alongside all of LJC’s doctors in the surgery center assisting with pre-op and post-op appointments.