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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  • Freeze That Fat

    February 7th, 2023  |  31 mins 16 secs
    coolsculpting, coolsculpting elite, fat reduction treatment, liposuction, non-surgical fat reduction

    CoolSculpting shines as a permanent solution if you’ve been consistent with diet and exercise and you’re close to your goals, but there’s a little bit of stubborn fat that just won’t go away. LJC’s CoolSculpting specialist Anh Bridgewater, PA-C, is here to share how far in advance you should schedule your treatments to be ready for the summer.

  • Patient Phoebe: Cosmic Love Star Shares Her Breast Augmentation Story - Part 1

    January 31st, 2023  |  33 mins 36 secs
    body dysmorphia, bodybuilding, breast augmentation, breast augmentation recovery, breast implants, fitness, gummy bear implants, high profile implants

    Phoebe Davis is a former competitive bodybuilder, influencer, signed model, and reality TV star from the hit dating show Cosmic Love. Hear how she’s feeling just one week after her breast augmentation with LJC plastic surgeon Dr. Hector Salazar

  • Meet the Team: Johan Brahme, MD

    January 24th, 2023  |  22 mins 11 secs
    board-certified plastic surgeon, cancer surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, medical school

    With three decades of plastic surgery practice in aesthetics, Dr. Johan Brahme is a veteran to the craft. Hear how he transitioned from cancer surgery to plastic surgery and the unique experiences he has had throughout his successful career.

  • Plastic Surgeon Reacts to 2023's Hottest Aesthetic Trends

    January 24th, 2023  |  28 mins 13 secs
    bbl, brazilian butt lift, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, buccal fat pad removal, fat transfer, feminine rejuvenation, labiaplasty, liposuction

    From the recent rise in interest for buccal fat removal to the downsizing of the rear end, Dr. Brahme gives us the full rundown on what’s trending in aesthetics as we head into 2023.

  • Meet The Team: Brittany Haley, RN, BSN

    January 17th, 2023  |  21 mins 41 secs
    botox, certified aesthetic nurse specialist, dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing, sciton

    Since 2013, Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Brittany Haley has been helping patients in the LJC med spa with her extensive knowledge of a wide range of treatments. Though she is brilliant at everything she does, she’s often referred to as our “laser wizard.”

  • ThermiVa: More Romance and Less Wet Pants

    January 17th, 2023  |  22 mins 42 secs
    feminine rejuvenation, o-shot, stress urinary incontinence, thermiva

    Most of Brittany Haley’s ThermiVa patients fall into two categories – they’re either moms with unexpected laxity and urinary incontinence or postmenopausal women wanting to feel good during intimacy again

  • Meet The Team: Marissa, Patient Care Coordinator

    January 10th, 2023  |  9 mins 47 secs
    cosmetic surgery consultation, patient care coordinator

    Our patient care coordinator, Marissa, is your best friend throughout your entire surgery experience. Helping make dreams become reality each day brings her joy, and she’s here to get to know you so she can recommend which of the talented LJC plastic surgeons or providers are the best fit to help you achieve your goals.

  • Patient Julia: I Never Have to Worry About Sweat Again

    January 3rd, 2023  |  18 mins 1 sec
    antiperspirant, hyperhidrosis, miradry

    6 months after her first miraDry treatment, we check in with Julia to hear what’s changed for her and discuss why a second treatment is on the schedule.

  • Patient Tati: Breast Implant Revision

    December 20th, 2022  |  36 mins 35 secs
    better to give san diego, breast augmentation, breast implants, breast revision, humble design, jessie and tati in the morning, star 94.1

    When jumping off a boat at a party ends with the demise of Tati Santiago’s left breast implant, the time for replacing her big old implants with smaller ones arrives.

  • No Surprises: The Cosmetic Consultation

    December 13th, 2022  |  34 mins 51 secs
    cosmetic procedure financing, free surgical consultation, parking, patient coordinator, privacy, vectra

    For many people, the first experience in a cosmetic practice is the consultation, and the mystery of the process can be intimidating. Here at LJC, we want you to know exactly what to expect from beginning to end! Our patient coordinator Marissa is here to walk us through every step of the consultation journey.

  • Sculptra: For Cheeks and Cheeks

    December 6th, 2022  |  21 mins 43 secs
    dermal filler, facial rejuvenation, injectable fillers, polylactic acid, sculptra, sculptra butt lift

    Collagen and fat in the face disappear over time, and once menopause hits, aging causes facial bone loss. Luckily, Sculptra can improve all three of the effects of facial aging.

  • East vs. West: Comparing Breast Surgery Size Trends with Dr. Anna Steve

    November 29th, 2022  |  47 mins 17 secs
    augmentation mastopexy, breast augmentation, breast implants, breast surgery, fat transfer

    NYC cosmetic breast specialist Dr. Anna Steve joins LJC plastic surgeon Dr. Hector Salazar to debate and discuss the similarities and differences between plastic surgery trends on the East and West Coasts.

  • 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.