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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Episodes

  • 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.

  • MiraDry: 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.

  • 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.

  • Removing Breast Implants

    June 29th, 2021  |  53 mins 29 secs
    alcl, breast implant illness, breast implant removal, capsular contracture, en bloc capsulectomy, luke swistun

    As the en bloc capsulectomy procedure for removing breast implants becomes more common, many women have questions about their choices for implant removal or replacement. Plastic surgeon Dr. Luke Swistun takes us inside his unique specialty to help make sense of the challenging topics of capsular contracture, breast implant illness, and breast implant removal.

  • SmartGraft: Not Your Grandpa’s (or Grandma’s) Hair Plugs

    June 22nd, 2021  |  49 mins 58 secs
    alfonso barrera, alopecia, fue, hair restoration, hair transplant, neograft, smartgraft

    What is SmartGraft and how does it work? Plastic surgeon Dr. Hector Salazar discusses how SmartGraft is different, explains the problems with older methods, and helps us understand how he keeps the newly transplanted hair from looking fake or obvious. Hear how Dr. Salazar and LJC team go beyond the transplant and what else is included in their holistic approach to hair restoration.

  • The Lady Bits: All About Vaginal Rejuvenation

    June 15th, 2021  |  48 mins 45 secs
    cosmetic vaginal surgery, labiaplasty, mons liposuction, o-shot, thermiva, vaginal rejuvenation, vaginoplasty

    An all-encompassing (and sometimes funny) conversation with plastic surgeon Johan Brahme, MD and Kara Pennington, PA about the reasons women seek vaginal rejuvenation and the treatments available at LJC to help with these concerns including Labiaplasty, Vaginoplasty, Mons liposuction, ThermiVa, and the O-Shot.