The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast

La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre

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. read less

Plastic Surgeon Reacts to 2023's Hottest Aesthetic Trends
6d ago
Plastic Surgeon Reacts to 2023's Hottest Aesthetic Trends
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. With 30 years of experience in aesthetics and 18 of them at La Jolla Cosmetic, plastic surgeon Dr. Johan Brahme has seen it all when it comes to the trends that come and go. Listen as he shares his educated opinion on what can go wrong with buccal fat pad removal, weighs in on the lip lift procedure debate, breaks down the advantages and disadvantages of using fat transfer to alter breast shape and size, and more. Learn more about Johan Brahme, MD https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-johan-brahme/ Read about brazilian butt lift https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/body/brazilian-butt-lift/ Hear Dr. Brahme talk more on feminine rejuvenation procedures on our previous episode https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/the-lady-bits-all-about-vaginal-rejuvenation/ Read our blog post about BBL safety https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/is-brazilian-butt-lift-gluteal-fat-injection-safe/ Read the Daily Beast article discussed in the episode, "The Hot Plastic Surgery Young Stars Could Live To Regret" https://www.thedailybeast.com/buccal-fat-removal-is-the-hot-new-plastic-surgery-trend-everyones-talking-about Read the CNN article discussed in the episode, "Liposuction overtakes breast augmentation as most popular cosmetic surgery" https://www.cnn.com/style/article/cosmetic-surgery-liposuction-isaps-data/index.html Read the New Beauty article discussed in the episode, "Why Fat Transfer Is the Ultimate 'Add-On' to Your Breast Augmentation" https://www.newbeauty.com/why-fat-transfer-is-the-ultimate-add-on-to-your-breast-augmentation/ Read the Insider article discussed in the episode, "Is it the end of 'the BBL era'? This plastic surgeon explains why the procedure continues to rise in popularity" https://www.insider.com/surgeon-things-need-to-know-about-trendy-bbl-reduction-lift-2022-12 Read the Scary Mommy article discussed in the episode, "Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me That Your Vulva Changes As You Age?" https://www.scarymommy.com/lifestyle/why-didnt-anybody-tell-me-that-your-vulva-changes-as-you-age Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to ljcsc.com (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or follow the team on Instagram @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/). The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis (http://www.theaxis.io/). Special Guest: Johan Brahme, MD.
Meet The Team: Brittany Haley, RN, BSN
Jan 17 2023
Meet The Team: Brittany Haley, RN, BSN
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.” Within Brittany’s 14 years of working in aesthetics, she has witnessed many innovations and improvements to the dermal fillers, neuromodulators, and lasers that were available at the beginning of her career. As an international trainer for Sciton, Brittany sprinkles her knowledge with practices near and far to get them ready to go with the newest technologies. Learn more about Brittany https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/brittany-haley-rn-bsn/ Check out Brittany’s Instagram to see how she keeps her patients #foreveryoung https://www.instagram.com/nursebrit_/?hl=en Hear Brittany talk about some of the treatments she specializes in on our laser and ThermiVa episodes https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/arm-the-lasers/ Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to ljcsc.com (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or follow the team on Instagram @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/). The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis (http://www.theaxis.io/). Special Guest: Brittany Haley.
ThermiVa: More Romance and Less Wet Pants
Jan 17 2023
ThermiVa: More Romance and Less Wet Pants
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. ThermiVa is proven to improve stress urinary incontinence, internal and external laxity, orgasmic dysfunction, and more with zero downtime. Brittany shares how the treatment combo of ThermiVa and the O-shot can help you quit peeing your pants and also totally transform your romantic life. If you’re uncomfortable with the idea of being treated in this sensitive area by anyone other than your gynecologist, you won’t want to miss Brittany’s insights on eliminating treatment day anxiety. Learn more about ThermiVa https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/body/thermiva/ Learn more about O-Shot https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/body/o-shot/ Listen to our episode on feminine rejuvenation treatments https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/the-lady-bits-all-about-vaginal-rejuvenation/ Get to know Brittany Haley, RN https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/brittany-haley-rn-bsn/ Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to ljcsc.com (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or follow the team on Instagram @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/). The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis (http://www.theaxis.io/). Special Guest: Brittany Haley.
Patient Julia: I Never Have to Worry About Sweat Again
Jan 3 2023
Patient Julia: I Never Have to Worry About Sweat Again
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. After her first treatment, Julia told others about her experience and was surprised by how many friends were also insecure about sweat and body odor. Since then, she’s found herself feeling more confident and less self-conscious. Hear how the miraDry treatment felt, what Julia needed for pain control during and after, and what she went through in the weeks and months following as she adjusted to her results. For anyone who simply wants to worry less about sweating and smell better, miraDry can be life-changing. Learn more about miraDry https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/body/miradry/ Listen to our previous episode about miraDry here: https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/dont-sweat-it-clean-cool-and-dry/ Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to ljcsc.com (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or follow the team on Instagram @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/). The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis (http://www.theaxis.io/).
Patient Tati: Breast Implant Revision
Dec 20 2022
Patient Tati: Breast Implant Revision
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. As the co-host of Star 94.1’s Jessie and Tati in the Morning, Tati already knew about her friend Laura Cain’s fantastic LJC experience and booked her consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Hector Salazar immediately. Though Tati was previously hesitant to switch to silicone because of the bad rap they had in 2005, she’s so glad she did. Going from 500 cc saline to 320 cc silicone, she says she feels like she was born with them! Along with Tati’s surgery story, on this episode we hear the news about this winter’s upcoming collaboration between Better To Give SD, La Jolla Cosmetic, and Humble Design to collect furniture, housewares and other items for people transitioning out of homelessness and into their new homes. Better to Give SD https://star941fm.iheart.com/featured/better-to-give/ Learn more about Jessie and Tati in the Morning https://star941fm.iheart.com/featured/jesse-tati/ Follow Tati on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/twocentstati/?hl=en Find out what types of items Humble Design needs https://www.humbledesign.org/cheatsheet Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/ The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis http://www.theaxis.io/ Special Guest: Tati Santiago.
No Surprises: The Cosmetic Consultation
Dec 13 2022
No Surprises: The Cosmetic Consultation
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. If you aren’t sure which procedure or provider will help you achieve your goals, patient coordinators ask all the right questions to help you find the perfect procedure and the dream team. The consultation can be up to two hours long depending on how much you need to discuss. Our providers take their time to get to know you and your goals because your happiness in your results is our number one priority. At LJC, we want you to have a relationship with us for many years to come, and you will find that whether by email, text message, phone, Zoom, or face to face our philosophy is to be helpful and educate first. Learn about our free consultations https://www.ljcsc.com/your-dream-starts-here/your-free-consultation/ Prepare for your consultation by viewing our before and after photos https://www.ljcsc.com/gallery/ Meet Marissa and our other patient care coordinators https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/patient-coordinators/ Read about how you can find the right provider for you https://www.ljcsc.com/your-dream-starts-here/how-to-choose-a-provider/ Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/ The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis http://www.theaxis.io/ Special Guest: Marissa.
Sculptra: For Cheeks and Cheeks
Dec 6 2022
Sculptra: For Cheeks and Cheeks
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. LJC’s Amy Biggs, PA-C, joins us to explain what Sculptra is, how it is different from other fillers, and its many benefits. Along with some instant gratification as it restores lost volume, it continues to stimulate collagen over time and improve skin quality. Hyaluronic acid fillers break down over time, while Sculptra leaves you with new collagen once it disappears. After about 8-12 weeks, you’ll see the subtle, natural end result of your Sculptra treatment. If you can’t wait to see results but want the benefits of Sculptra, you can get hyaluronic acid fillers and come back in 3-6 months and get Sculptra. Sculptra isn’t only applicable for your facial cheeks, but can also be used for the cheeks on the lower half of your body to add volume, improve skin quality, and smooth out cellulite. Meet expert injector Amy Biggs, PA-C https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-meet-the-team-amy-biggs-pa-c/ Learn more about Amy on our website https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/amy-biggs-pa-c/ Learn more about Sculptra https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/injectable-services/sculptra-aesthetic/ Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/ The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis http://www.theaxis.io/ Special Guest: Amy Biggs.
East vs. West: Comparing Breast Surgery Size Trends with Dr. Anna Steve
Nov 29 2022
East vs. West: Comparing Breast Surgery Size Trends with Dr. Anna Steve
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. Ten years ago the trend was “go big or go home,” but today things have changed. The doctors cover the hottest topics surrounding breast surgery, from which brand of implants they prefer to use in breast augmentation to what they see for the future of breast surgery trends. Learn more about Dr. Anna Steve https://neinsteinplasticsurgery.com/our-team/dr-anna-steve/ Follow Dr. Steve on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/annakstevemd/?hl=en Learn more about Dr. Hector Salazar-Reyes https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-hector-salazar-reyes/ Follow Dr. Salazar on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hectorsalazarmd/ Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/ The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis http://www.theaxis.io/ Special Guests: Anna Steve, MD and Hector Salazar-Reyes, MD, FACS.
The 12 Days of Beauty
Nov 22 2022
The 12 Days of Beauty
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! These joyous offers are valid November 28th through December 9th—that’s just two weeks, so don’t wait too long to share your wishlist with us! If you’ve been considering a treatment or product, now is the time to try it out. This is also the perfect opportunity to give the gift of beauty to someone you love! A tip from LJC’s merry elves: Don’t forget to listen all the way through for a special bonus promo only for our lovely podcast listeners. Share your wish list with us https://b.link/LJCwishlist ​ Read more about each special on our Promotions page: https://www.ljcsc.com/pricing-promotions/specials-events/ ​ Join the LJC Glam Fam https://shop.ljcsc.com/collections/specials/products/glamfam-vip-savings-club-membership ​ Shop for skin care & subscribe https://ljcsc.brilliantconnections.com/home?lang=en_US to have your favorite SkinMedica products shipped straight to you ​ Sign up for Alle rewards https://alle.com/ to earn points and savings on Botox, Juvederm, SkinMedica, CoolSculpting, and more Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/ The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis http://www.theaxis.io/
Life After Breast Implant Removal: What to Expect
Nov 15 2022
Life After Breast Implant Removal: What to Expect
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. If you have capsular contracture, implant rupture, or malpositioned implants, you’ll feel a huge difference when the implants are out. Many patients also mention less back pain and better sleep. For younger patients, breast tissue usually allows their breasts to bounce back in volume, but older patients may need an additional procedure such as a breast lift or fat transfer at some point in the future. Where do the actual breast implants go after explant surgery? Usually implant companies want to examine them for proof of rupture and if less than 10 years old, patients may be reimbursed for a percentage of their surgery. Meet breast surgeon Dr. Luke Swistun https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-luke-swistun/ Learn more about breast implant removal https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/breast/breast-implant-removal/ Listen to our recent episode with Dr. Swistun’s explant patient Janelle https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-patient-janelle-why-i-had-my-breast-implants-removed-after-22-years/ Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/ The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis http://www.theaxis.io/ Special Guest: Luke Swistun, MD.
Fat Transfer vs. Fillers: How to Choose
Nov 8 2022
Fat Transfer vs. Fillers: How to Choose
LJC facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kiersten Riedler outlines everything you need to know about facial fat transfer and injectable fillers. If volume loss in your face is starting to show your age and you’re exploring solutions to reverse it, the best method for restoring volume depends on your anatomy, age, and goals. For anyone wanting a permanent increase in facial volume along with some improvement in the quality of the skin, fat transfer is an excellent long-lasting option. If you’re wanting short recovery time and improved structure of your lips or nose, hyaluronic acid fillers are a great trial run to see how much volume suits your goals before committing to a more permanent solution. Sculptra is another non surgical option for adding volume to your face. Rather than simply filling in hollow areas like hyaluronic acid filler, it stimulates collagen growth while restoring volume. LINKS Read about expert facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kiersten Riedler https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-kiersten-riedler/ Learn more about facial fat transfer https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/face-hair/fat-transfer/ and injectable fillers https://www.ljcsc.com/medical-spa/injectable-services/ Learn more about Sculptra https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/injectable-services/sculptra-aesthetic/ Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/ The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis http://www.theaxis.io/ Special Guest: Kiersten Riedler, MD.
Preventing and Treating Common Breast Augmentation Complications
Nov 1 2022
Preventing and Treating Common Breast Augmentation Complications
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. Dr. Salazar shares the steps you can take to have a healthy, safe, complication-free recovery. Hint: you’ll need to ditch the treadmill and heavy weights for at least three weeks. LINKS Read our blog about why medical tourism can be risky if complications arise during surgery recovery https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/is-medical-tourism-safe-13-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-dangers-of-traveling-for-treatment/ Get to know expert breast surgeon Dr. Hector Salazar-Reyes https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-hector-salazar-reyes/ Follow Dr. Salazar on Instagram @hectorsalazarmd https://www.instagram.com/hectorsalazarmd/ Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/ The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis http://www.theaxis.io/ Special Guest: Hector Salazar-Reyes, MD, FACS.
Breast Augmentation: The Natural Look is Back
Oct 18 2022
Breast Augmentation: The Natural Look is Back
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. Dr. Salazar brings us a full rundown on all things breast augmentation, from what scars will look like and what recovery is like to how long they’ll last and how often it’s recommended to switch out your breast implants. LINKS Read more about breast augmentation and see our before and after photos: https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/breast/breast-augmentation/ Meet Dr. Salazar: https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-hector-salazar-reyes/ Request a free breast augmentation consultation at LJC: https://www.ljcsc.com/contact/ Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/ The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis http://www.theaxis.io/ Special Guest: Hector Salazar-Reyes, MD, FACS.
Patient Janelle: Why I had my breast implants removed after 22 years
Oct 11 2022
Patient Janelle: Why I had my breast implants removed after 22 years
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. Janelle loved how she looked with breast implants, but in 2018 she began experiencing a collection of unusual symptoms including extreme fatigue, dry eyes, dry mouth, and other miserable things. Suspecting that the breast implants might be the cause, she shared her symptoms on Instagram and received a flurry of messages from women with similar issues, leading to real conversations with others who had explanted. At this point, she knew immediately that the implants needed to come out. Hear why Janelle chose Dr. Swistun before she even met him in person, and the dramatic difference she noticed in her body waking up from surgery. Follow Janelle on Instagram @janellebird_ (https://www.instagram.com/janellebird_/) Learn more about breast implant illness (https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/about-breast-implant-associated-illness/) and en bloc capsulectomy breast implant removal (https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/breast/en-bloc-capsulectomy/) at LJC. See Janelle's breast implant removal before and after photos. (https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-patient-janelle-why-i-had-my-breast-implants-removed-after-22-years/) Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to ljcsc.com (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or follow the team on Instagram @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/). The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis http://www.theaxis.io/
Patient Stacy: How I Went From a Size 24 to a 6
Sep 27 2022
Patient Stacy: How I Went From a Size 24 to a 6
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. To lose weight and keep it off Stacy used OPTAVIA, a program she is now a health and wellness coach for. Her mental health has done a 180 and she’s living life to the fullest, never turning down plans or hiding in pictures. LINKS Learn more about breast reduction and breast lift with augmentation https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/breast/breast-reduction/ https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/breast/breast-lift-with-augmentation/ Read about Stacy’s doctor, veteran breast surgeon Dr. John Smoot https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-john-smoot/ Learn more about OPTAVIA https://www.optavia.com/us/en/?ctcampaign=8282&ctkwd=optavia&ctcreative=478097687212&ctplacement=&ctadpos=&ctmatch=e&ctlocid=9030930&cttrgtid=kwd-331785643615&ctfeedid=&ctnwk=g&ctdevice=c&hxcid=5183&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9ZGYBhCEARIsAEUXITVEsGU0BoQNvqaugYpvNV7YpduZG7qlomkXzq5Zywx4hITatkRZ7JEaApgEEALwwcB&gclsrc=aw.ds Find Stacy on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stacyroehl1 Follow Stacy on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/stacy.roehl/ Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/ The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis http://www.theaxis.io/
Meet the Team: Amy Biggs, PA-C
Sep 20 2022
Meet the Team: Amy Biggs, PA-C
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. If your cosmetic concerns need multiple treatments, Amy is with you for the long haul. She loves developing personalized treatment plans and witnessing beauty transformations. By getting to know you on a deeper level, she is able to recommend treatments that will make your goals a reality. Learn how a passion for symmetry and spatial concepts led Amy to pursue a career in aesthetics. Find out which med spa procedures she believes deliver the most impressive results. LINKS Learn more about Amy Biggs, PA-C https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/amy-biggs-pa-c/ Learn more about treatments offered at our medical spa https://www.ljcsc.com/medical-spa/ Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/) or toward any service with our plastic surgeons. La Jolla Cosmetic is located just off the I-5 San Diego Freeway at 9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 130 in the Ximed building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus. To learn more, go to https://www.ljcsc.com/ or follow the team on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/ The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis http://www.theaxis.io/ Special Guest: Amy Biggs.