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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
March 22nd, 2022 | 19 mins 12 secs
botox, fillers, revision rhinoplasty, rhinoplasty
Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kiersten Riedler shares her unique perspective on preventing aging of the face and her layered approach to preventing wrinkles, replacing lost volume, and reversing the effects of gravity.
March 15th, 2022 | 26 mins 25 secs
dermal filler, injectable filler, jawline contour, lower face, neck rejuvenation, pdo threads
As we age, the lower half of our face slowly begins to fall, causing despair and confusion over how to slow it down or reverse it. Anh Bridgewater, expert injector at LJC, walks us through the non-surgical options for lower face rejuvenation including threads and fillers. Hear how these innovative treatments work in tandem to contour the jawline for immediate improvement without surgery.
March 8th, 2022 | 32 mins 46 secs
breast augmentation, dr. lori saltz, face lift, mommy makeover, nurse
Nurse Ruth has served patients at LJC for almost twenty years, mostly as Dr. Lori Saltz’s nurse and right hand. Ruth’s earliest introduction to LJC was through her father who served the practice as an accountant in the early years. After nursing school, she worked for several years as an emergency room and urgent care nurse before landing a position at LJC at age 27. She loved LJC so much, the rest is history!
March 1st, 2022 | 26 mins 20 secs
azelaic acid, brown spots, cosmelan peel, halo, hydroquinone, kojic acid, melasma, moxi
LJC’s esthetician and skin care expert Cameron Vessey takes us through treatments for melasma that actually work, including hydroquinone, kojic acid, azelaic acid, the Cosmelan peel, and lasers like Moxi or Halo.
February 22nd, 2022 | 17 mins 35 secs
Anesthesiologist Steve Saltz, MD took the “long way” to anesthesiology. He first trained in internal medicine, then served full time in an ER, trained some more in pulmonary and critical care before landing on anesthesiology and staying there ever since