Episode Archive

74 episodes of The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast since the first episode, which aired on May 7th, 2021.

  • The 12 Days of Beauty

    November 22nd, 2022  |  1 hr 8 mins
    alastin, allergan, allē, botox, colorescience, coolsculpting, diamondglow, dysport, eltamd, fillers, illuminize peel, juvéderm, latisse, miradry, sculptra, skinbetter, skinmedica, thread lifts, ultherapy, vitalize peel

    Monique and her merry elves kick off the 14th annual 12 Days of Beauty, which means two weeks of 10 holiday promotions for all GlamFam members so you can look your best as you ring in the new year. Don’t miss out on discounts on perfectly packaged beauty combinations and bonus items you can’t catch any other time of year!

  • Life After Breast Implant Removal: What to Expect

    November 15th, 2022  |  41 mins 53 secs
    bii, breast augmentation, breast implant illness, breast implant removal, breast lift, en bloc capsulectomy, explant

    Plastic surgeon Dr. Luke Swistun has helped hundreds of women with breast implant removal and is deeply experienced with breast implant illness patients. In this podcast, we talk about what you might experience immediately after surgery, how much pain to expect, how long recovery might take and how complications are handled.

  • Fat Transfer vs. Fillers: How to Choose

    November 8th, 2022  |  22 mins 22 secs
    facial fat transfer, facial rejuvenation, hyaluronic acid, injectable fillers, sculptra

    LJC facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kiersten Riedler outlines everything you need to know about facial fat transfer and injectable fillers.

  • Preventing and Treating Common Breast Augmentation Complications

    November 1st, 2022  |  39 mins 19 secs
    breast augmentation, breast implant rupture, breast implants, breast revision surgery, capsular contracture, post-operative care

    Although rare, all surgery has risks. Dr. Hector Salazar walks us through the possible complications surrounding breast implants, including capsular contracture, implant rupture, and the need for revision surgery.

  • Corey Does Ultherapy: 3 Months Later

    October 25th, 2022  |  16 mins 16 secs
    collagen, fda, kfbg-fm 100.7, radiesse. ultrasound, ultherapy

    An update on Corey Dylan from San Diego’s KFBG BIG FM 100.7 as she’s living her best life in her lifted, tightened face after Ultherapy for her face and neck followed by Radiesse filler.

  • Breast Augmentation: The Natural Look is Back

    October 18th, 2022  |  36 mins 3 secs
    aesthetic breast surgery, breast augmentation, breast implants

    For those considering breast augmentation, the first question is usually “what size implant is right for me?” Trends are changing again as the oversized look dwindles in popularity and the natural look is back.

  • Patient Janelle: Why I had my breast implants removed after 22 years

    October 11th, 2022  |  31 mins 43 secs
    bii, breast augmentation, breast implant illness, breast implant removal, breast implants, en bloc capsulectomy, explant

    Twenty-two years ago at the age of 22, Janelle got her first set of saline breast implants and she was ecstatic. Right on schedule, ten years later she had them replaced with silicone gel.

  • Meet Brittney Abood, Aesthetician & Lead Medical Assistant

    October 4th, 2022  |  25 mins 50 secs
    aesthetician, hydrafacials, medical assistant, skin care

    Brittney Abood is an aesthetician and lead medical assistant at LJC. When you visit Brittney for skin care, not only will she expertly assess your skin health, she is passionate about getting to know you, from the type of weather you grew up in to your day-to-day skin care routine.

  • Patient Stacy: How I Went From a Size 24 to a 6

    September 27th, 2022  |  19 mins 37 secs
    breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, optavia, sculpting surgery, weight loss surgery

    After losing 90 lbs, Stacy’s saggy breasts were a constant reminder that confidence was more than the number on the scale. A close friend recommended she consult with LJC plastic surgeon Dr. John Smoot. Together, Dr. Smoot and Stacy agreed the best solution was a breast reduction and augmentation followed by a revision to remove more skin.

  • Meet the Team: Amy Biggs, PA-C

    September 20th, 2022  |  24 mins 7 secs
    fillers, laser skin resurfacing, neurotoxins, physician assistant

    When you meet Amy Biggs, you’ll realize she truly cares about helping you achieve your dream results. Her goal is to ensure you step out of our med spa feeling like your outer appearance reflects your inner beauty.

  • Meet Cameron, Your Skincare Concierge

    September 13th, 2022  |  21 mins 21 secs
    aesthetician, alastin, alpharet, bio cream, nordstrom, sephora, tns advanced plus

    When it comes to skin care, marketing convinces us it’s about instant gratification when in reality it’s a long game. No one knows this better than LJC’s aesthetician Cameron Vessey, who first learned about proper skin care at the age of 13 at her grandmother’s modeling school.

  • Patient Maria: Botox is Better For Your Mental Health Than Therapy

    September 6th, 2022  |  24 mins 24 secs
    botox, halo laser skin resurfacing, medical spa, ultherapy

    While looking at photos of herself about five years ago, Maria noticed that an “11” had appeared between her brows. Those pesky parallel lines were so deep that they didn’t tan with the rest of her face. That was the moment she decided to do something.

  • The Fastest Way to Look Less Tired

    August 30th, 2022  |  17 mins
    blepharoplasty, dark circles, eyelid surgery, puffy eyes

    Many people come to LJC seeking to look less tired, old, or sad – because they are not actually tired, old, or sad! Fillers can only be used for so long before surgery is the only option. LJC facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kiersten Riedler talks about the blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery and how it solves the very common problem of constantly looking tired.

  • If You’re Waiting to Take Care of Your Face, You’re Doing it Wrong

    August 23rd, 2022  |  28 mins 32 secs
    botox, halo, injections, juvederm, laser skin resurfacing, microneedling, neuromodulators

    If you think the treatments available at a medical spa aren’t for you because you’re not old enough, think again. Autumn’s story will change how you think about those barely visible fine lines between your brows, around your eyes, and around your mouth.

  • Swollen, Bloated, and Puffy with Kathleen Lisson

    August 16th, 2022  |  36 mins 35 secs
    ballancer pro, fibrosis, immune system, intermittent pneumatic compression, lymph nodes, lymphatic massage, lymphatic massage therapist, lymphedema, lymphedema therapist, manual lymphatic drainage, surgery recovery

    Lymphatic massage expert Kathleen Lisson explains the important role of your ~800 lymph nodes in post-op recovery.
    If the lymphatic system is disrupted or overwhelmed, which can occur with plastic surgery, lymphatic massage, or manual lymphatic drainage is often recommended to help with healing and recovery.

  • 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.