The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast

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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.

Episode Date
Sculptra: For Cheeks and Cheeks
21:43
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.
Dec 06, 2022
East vs. West: Comparing Breast Surgery Size Trends with Dr. Anna Steve
47:17
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.
Nov 29, 2022
The 12 Days of Beauty
1:08:03
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/
Nov 22, 2022
Life After Breast Implant Removal: What to Expect
41:53
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.
Nov 15, 2022
Fat Transfer vs. Fillers: How to Choose
22:22
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.
Nov 08, 2022
Preventing and Treating Common Breast Augmentation Complications
39:19
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.
Nov 01, 2022
Corey Does Ultherapy: 3 Months Later
16:16
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. LINKS Hear Parts 1 and 2 of our Ultherapy series https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-ultherapy-the-non-surgical-facelift/ https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-corey-does-ultherapy/ More about Ultherapy at LJC https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/face-neck/ultherapy/?utmsource=podcast&utmmedium=shownotes&utm_campaign=58 Follow Corey on IG https://www.instagram.com/coreydylan1/ 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: Corey Dylan.
Oct 25, 2022
Breast Augmentation: The Natural Look is Back
36:03
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.
Oct 18, 2022
Patient Janelle: Why I had my breast implants removed after 22 years
31:43
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. LINKS Follow Janelle on Instagram @janellebird_ Learn more about breast implant illness https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/about-breast-implant-associated-illness/ Learn more about en bloc capsulectomy breast implant removal https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/breast/en-bloc-capsulectomy/ See Janelle's 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 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/
Oct 11, 2022
Meet Brittney Abood, Aesthetician & Lead Medical Assistant
25:50
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. Brittney prides herself in making a comfortable space for you to be honest and open. As a lead medical assistant, her knowledge of protocols and practices helps ensure your LJC experience is excellent from beginning to end. LINKS Read more about aesthetician and lead medical assistant Brittney Abood https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/clinical-operating-room-team/brittney/ 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: Brittney Abood.
Oct 04, 2022
Patient Stacy: How I Went From a Size 24 to a 6
19:37
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/
Sep 27, 2022
Meet the Team: Amy Biggs, PA-C
24:07
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.
Sep 20, 2022
Meet Cameron, Your Skincare Concierge
21:21
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. Now as a medical aesthetician, she helps her patients plan the perfect skin care protocol consisting of products tailored to their goals. Meet Cameron and get her expert advice on which medical grade skin care products really make a difference and which ones you can toss. LINKS Learn more about Cameron Vessey, Licensed Aesthetician https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/meet-cameron-vessey/ Learn more about the skin treatments we offer at our medical spa https://www.ljcsc.com/medical-spa/skin-treatments/ 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: Cameron Vessey.
Sep 13, 2022
Patient Maria: Botox is Better For Your Mental Health Than Therapy
24:24
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. Maria works as a labor & delivery nurse across the street at Scripps hospital, a friend who already had “beautiful Botox” told her where to go. So she first came to LJC to get rid of those 11’s with Botox, then for help reversing sun damage from years of long distance running without sunscreen in her twenties, and most recently for non-surgical lifting and tightening. Her relationships at LJC are so important to her now that she says she’d “eat cat food if it meant that I could still come here and get all my treatments done.” She swears that the providers at LJC have done more for improving her self esteem than a therapist could. See Maria's before and after photos: https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-patient-maria-botox-is-better-for-your-mental-health-than-therapy/ 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/
Sep 06, 2022
The Fastest Way to Look Less Tired
17:00
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. As you get older, it’s common for eyebrows and upper eyelids to fall. Your skin loses elasticity over time, resulting in fat to bulge and create that puffy look in the lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery is a quick, simple surgery to get rid of excess skin on the eyelids. Within a few weeks, your eyes will appear bright and open, and have the effect of your entire face looking more refreshed. LINKS Learn more about facial plastic surgeon Dr. Riedler https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-kiersten-riedler/ Read about eyelid surgery on LJC’s website https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/face-hair/eyelid-surgery/ Eyelid surgery before & after photos https://www.ljcsc.com/gallery/live/face/eyelid-lift/ 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.
Aug 30, 2022
If You’re Waiting to Take Care of Your Face, You’re Doing it Wrong
28:32
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. Find out which treatments have been her secret weapon since she started coming to LJC in her late twenties. From Botox to microneedling to laser skin resurfacing, Autumn shares how each of these treatments delivered a subtle, natural result to keep her looking like she hasn’t aged a day. LINKS Learn more about laser skin resurfacing https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/laser-treatments/laser-skin-resurfacing/ Meet Julia, Khanh, and Lauren, the LJC experts behind Autumn’s excellent results https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/julia-jowett-pa-c-mshs/ https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/khanh-nguyen-fnp-c/ https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/lauren-amico-reed-pa-c-mms/ 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/
Aug 23, 2022
Swollen, Bloated, and Puffy with Kathleen Lisson
36:35
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. The lymphatic system is how your body processes and eliminates waste. Your immune system is part of the lymphatic system, so when a bacteria or virus enters your body, the lymphatic system produces immune cells to fight it. Manual lymphatic drainage isn’t so much a massage as it is a gentle skin stretching movement that opens up the initial lymphatic capillary and encourages the interstitial fluid to enter into the lymphatic system where waste products, fluids, and bacterias are transported away and eliminated naturally. Don’t miss Kathleen’s essential advice for anyone having plastic surgery. If you’re not in San Diego, you’ll want to hear her suggestions for getting your treatment covered by insurance and finding a qualified lymphatic massage therapist in your area. Links Meet Kathleen Lisson, lymphedema therapist, board certified massage therapist, and author. https://sandiegolymphaticmassage.com/ Follow Kathleen on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kathleenlisson/?hl=en Kathleen’s Books: Southern California Plastic Surgery Cookbook https://www.amazon.com/Southern-California-Plastic-Surgery-Cookbook/dp/1732806659/ Plastic Surgery Recovery Handbook https://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Surgery-Recovery-Handbook-Kathleen/dp/1732806632/ Swollen, Bloated, and Puffy https://www.amazon.com/Swollen-Bloated-Puffy-lymphatic-therapists/dp/154841543X/ 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: Kathleen Lisson.
Aug 16, 2022
Revision Breast Augmentation with the Internal Bra Technique
20:26
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. Breast implants aren’t meant to last forever and at some point, our breasts sag. It happens to all of us, and we inevitably won’t have our 20-year-old breasts in our 50s. If you’ve had implants for a while, the internal bra can be included in revision surgery to support those stretched tissues back up to where they once were. Plastic surgeon Dr. John Smoot joins us to explain what the internal bra is and how it works to create a scaffolding of thicker tissue to add strength. Links Learn more about GalaFLEX https://www.galateasurgical.com/surgical-scaffolds/galaflex-surgical-scaffold/ Read about breast implant revision surgery at LJC https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/breast/breast-augmentation-revision/ 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: John Smoot, MD, FACS.
Aug 09, 2022
Patient Taylor: Surprisingly Smaller Than Expected
28:00
Taylor’s least favorite body part has always been her arms. Working in the medical spa at La Jolla Cosmetic, Taylor knew there were a lot of ways to approach body contouring, including those arms. She had already lost 30 lbs, and plastic surgeon Dr. Swistun motivated her to lose 15 more to ensure successful results by showing her what she might look like using special imaging software called Vectra 3D. After reaching her goal weight, Taylor moved ahead with surgery. Dr. Swistun sculpted her body with 360 lipo to her upper and lower back, full abdomen up to her bra line, arms, and thighs, followed by Renuvion to tighten everything up. Although she read about it in her pre-op booklet, Taylor was surprised to actually be that person who cries upon waking up from surgery. But the biggest surprise for Taylor, even while still early in recovery, is how much smaller she is than she expected to be. She shares her “roller coaster of emotions” as her body changed through the stages of recovery, from waking up in the recovery room through the first weeks with her new body. LINKS See Taylor’s before and after photo progression through her recovery on our blog: https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-patient-taylor-surprisingly-smaller-than-expected/ Read more about 360 Lipo: https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/body/360-lipo/ See 360 Lipo before and after photos: https://www.ljcsc.com/gallery/body/liposuction/ Meet Taylor’s plastic surgeon, Dr. Luke Swistun: https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-luke-swistun/ More episodes about Liposuction: https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/category/cosmetic-surgery/body/360-lipo/ 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: Taylor Camarena, MA.
Aug 02, 2022
Patient Kathleen: How I Got Life Flighted To My Nose Job
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For our patient Kathleen Lisson, an accident while hiking in the desert led to a broken nose, which led her straight to Dr. Brahme for a rhinoplasty… and while he was at it, a face lift, brow lift, neck lift, chin implant, fat transfer to her cheeks, and a septoplasty to fix her deviated septum. Not everyone seeks cosmetic surgery for aesthetic reasons; sometimes it’s necessary following an accident or injury. For Kathleen, a freak accident while hiking in the desert was the catalyst that caused her to move forward with everything she’d been dreaming about. As a lymphedema therapist, Kathleen had seen the results of Dr. Brahme’s work while helping other plastic surgery patients who had seen him for facial rejuvenation. She always knew that if she decided to get any type of cosmetic surgery, he’d be the one she would trust to do it. In this episode, Kathleen tells the crazy story of how she broke her nose and ended up getting her dream face at LJC. From her perspective as a patient and a trusted professional caring for other plastic surgery patients, you won’t want to miss her expert advice for a smooth recovery. See Kathleen's before and after photos: https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-patient-kathleen-how-i-got-life-flighted-to-my-nose-job/ 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: Kathleen Lisson.
Jul 26, 2022
Breaking Down the Breast Implant Black Box Warning
37:57
This year, the primary concern of women researching breast implants became safety instead of cost. LJC’s own Dr. Hector Salazar-Reyes joins us to share his thoughts on breast implant safety and walk us through the FDA’s updated labeling requirements, known as the “black box warning.” With his unique perspective as a champion of patient safety, Dr. Salazar shares the real history of how patients, doctors, and industry teamed up to drive these important changes in patient education. If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery, you won’t want to miss this important conversation about what the “black box” warning includes, where you can read it, and what each of the guidelines means. Read the “black box warning” for yourself here (heads up – there’s no black box, it’s just an ordinary box) https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/implants-and-prosthetics/breast-implants Links Meet Timmie Jean Lindsey, the first woman to have breast implants https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/silicone-city/ ASPS BIA-ALCL Resources https://www.plasticsurgery.org/for-medical-professionals/health-policy/bia-alcl-physician-resources Sientra Patient Decision Checklist https://sientra.com/app/uploads/2021/10/MDC-0748-R2-Patient-Decision-Checklist-AUG-v1.pdf?utmsource=lajollacosmeticpodcast&utmmedium=shownotes&utm_campaign=safety Natrelle Patient Decision Checklist https://www.rxabbvie.com/pdf/natrellesiliconeptcklst.pdf?utmsource=lajollacosmeticpodcast&utmmedium=shownotes&utmcampaign=safety 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.
Jul 14, 2022
Corey Does Ultherapy
19:24
Corey Dylan from San Diego’s KFBG BIG FM 100.7, tells her story about doing Ultherapy for her face and neck. At 51, she felt like her cheeks were looking jowly and knew there was no way to reverse that with skin care products. As a radio and tv professional, Corey chose Ultherapy because she knew it would allow her to be in and out of the office within a couple hours without anybody noticing she had anything done. Hear how she’s feeling and what changes she’s already noticing one week after her Ultherapy treatment. Links Part 1 - Ultherapy, The Non Surgical Face Lift https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-ultherapy-the-non-surgical-facelift/?utmsource=podcast&utmmedium=shownotes&utm_campaign=58 More about Ultherapy at LJC https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/face-neck/ultherapy/?utmsource=podcast&utmmedium=shownotes&utm_campaign=58 Follow Corey on IG https://www.instagram.com/coreydylan1/ 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. 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: Corey Dylan.
Jul 12, 2022
Ultherapy: The Non-Surgical Facelift
20:59
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 a 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. How does Ultherapy work? Microfocused ultrasound is delivered to the tissue layers to stimulate collagen regeneration. Results appear slowly over time, as your body works to stimulate the collagen and tighten up the skin. Don’t miss part 2 with BIG FM 100.7 radio personality Corey Dylan, who just had Ultherapy at LJC and shares her experience. Links More about Ultherapy at LJC https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/face-neck/ultherapy/?utmsource=podcast&utmmedium=shownotes&utm_campaign=57 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. 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: Anh Bridgewater.
Jul 08, 2022
Don’t Have a Laser Treatment Until You Hear This Advice
28:43
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. Julia and Cameron walk us through what to do prior to prepare your skin before treatment, which products to use and which ones to avoid in order to keep your skin calm and respond well to the energy from the lasers. They share advice from decades of experience treating all ages and skin types to caution again anything that can negatively affect your skin’s wound healing abilities, including the ingredients in certain skincare products, pregnancy hormones, certain medications, and spray tans. Links Read more about HALO laser resurfacing https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/laser-treatments/halo-laser-skin-resurfacing/ See our laser treatment pricing https://www.ljcsc.com/pricing-promotions/medical-spa-procedure-prices/ 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. 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: Cameron Vessey and Julia Jowett, PA-C.
Jun 21, 2022
Gabriela’s Dream Body: From WTF Did I Do To 100/100 Would Do This Again
28:42
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. 12 weeks after surgery, Gabriela joins us to talk about her experience having 360 Lipo to her abdomen and upper back and Renuvion skin tightening, followed by a BBL, and fat transfer to her chin and temples. Although she had a low BMI and very little fat, she was dreaming about having that hourglass figure and only wanted to do 360 lipo. When Dr. Swistun suggested moving the fat to her backside, she was initially skeptical and afraid of it looking too obvious. If you’re looking to get a BBL, Gabriela’s advice to you is to be aware that the road to recovery is tough, but LJC helps prepare you, and once you start seeing results it will be worth it all. LINKS Get the list of Gabriela’s recovery & product recommendations and see Gabriela's results: https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-gabrielas-dream-body-from-wtf-did-i-do-to-100-100-would-do-this-again/ 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. 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/
Jun 14, 2022
I’m a Plastic Surgeon, I had Halo Laser Treatment and Here’s What Happened (Part 3 of 3)
17:29
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. Dr. Swistun tells us about how his treatment experience compared to his expectations, describing the pain level as “tolerable pins and needles.” At LJC we offer ProNox to our patients, also known as laughing gas, and Dr. Swistun describes this feeling as surreal, because you can make conscious decisions while simultaneously being removed from the experience. Dr. Swistun says it feels like a sunburn for a couple hours, but wore off quickly. The effect of the procedure that he found to be the most lasting and noticeable was the swelling, especially around his eyes. Links Check out the behind the scenes video of Dr. Swistun’s treatment on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CePq7RsFULl/ Check out Dr. Swistun’s Halo progression photos: https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-im-a-plastic-surgeon-i-had-halo-laser-treatment-and-heres-what-happened-part-3-of-3/ 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. 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.
Jun 09, 2022
I’m a Plastic Surgeon, I had Halo Laser Treatment and Here’s What Happened (Part 2 of 3)
20:23
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. To identify problem spots, Julia took photos of Dr. Swistun and his wife with the VISIA Skin Analysis system. She then combined broadband light (BBL) and HALO laser, one of her favorite combinations to address pigmentation, pores, and fine lines. 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. 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: Julia Jowett, PA-C.
May 31, 2022
I’m a Plastic Surgeon, I had Halo Laser Treatment and Here’s What Happened (Part 1 of 3)
12:33
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. We’ll be back with more in this 3 part mini-series, including a chat with Julia Jowett who’s treating Dr. Swistun, and a follow up to hear how he’s doing in a few weeks. Links Check out Dr. Swistun’s pre-treatment VISIA photos: https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-im-a-plastic-surgeon-i-had-halo-laser-treatment-and-heres-what-happened-part-1-of-3/ 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. 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.
May 24, 2022
Liquid Rhinoplasty: The Non-Surgical Nose Job [Part 3 of #RiedlerKnowsNoses]
12:16
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.” In this procedure, an injectable filler like Juvederm Voluma XC is used to change the shape or contour of the nose. Deep indentations or depressions above the hump can be filled in, camouflaging any irregularities. You may see the word “filler” and think it would make your nose larger, but adding filler along the center of a wide nose bridge can actually make it appear thinner. A liquid rhinoplasties can also correct a crooked nose, asymmetric nostrils, and more. The best candidates for the liquid rhinoplasty are people with mild issues, such as humps along the bridge, or minor asymmetries. If you want to “test drive” changing the shape of your nose before taking the permanent step of having surgery, a non-surgical rhinoplasty is a great option to try beforehand. 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. 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.
May 17, 2022
Septoplasty + Septorhinoplasty: Combining Deviated Septum Surgery and Cosmetic Nose Surgery to Breathe Better (and Look Great!) [Part 2 of #RiedlerKnowsNoses]
18:57
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. If you’re used to going through life with restricted nasal passages, you might not even realize how much better it could be. The septoplasty is surgery to straighten or correct a deviated septum, while a rhinoplasty is surgery to change the shape of the nose for either cosmetic or functional purposes. If someone wants to change the inside of their nose as well as its outside structure, it can be done in two surgeries, but it’s preferred to do them together (septorhinoplasty) because it’s less time under anesthesia, less recovery, and easier on the surgeon. Laura asks Dr. Riedler all the questions people are too afraid to ask, from the impact of past cocaine use on the inside of her nose to her honest thoughts on Michael Jackson’s nose. Even though nose surgery looks dramatic on tv shows like Botched, it doesn’t require a hospital stay and Dr. Riedler reassures us that it’s not that scary and you can go home the same day. Dr. Riedler discusses the ins and outs of recovery after a rhinoplasty and septoplasty, where to find reliable information about nose procedures, the revision rate for nose procedures, septal perforation caused by addiction and whether it is fixable, 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. 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.
May 10, 2022
Rhinoplasty: Everything You Need to Know About Changing Your Nose [Part 1 of #RiedlerKnowsNoses]
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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? Although no two noses are the same and no two rhinoplasty procedures are the same, the approaches to surgery are fairly standard. Dr. Riedler explains the open approach, in which an incision is made externally between and inside the nostrils, and the closed approach, which consists of more extensive internal incisions, but none on the outside. Many people worry about recovery following nose surgery, and the most common complaint Dr. Riedler hears from patients after surgery may surprise you (hint: it’s not pain). On this episode, Dr. Riedler shares what you need to know about cosmetic rhinoplasty and what to do if your rhinoplasty is needed as a result of an injury. Links Meet Dr. Kiersten Riedler https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-meet-the-team-kiersten-riedler-md/ 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. 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.
Apr 26, 2022
Meet the Team: Karina Thompson, Patient Care Coordinator
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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. Before she joined the LJC team, Karina managed a medical spa in Encinitas for seven years. During her time there, she honed her ability to connect with patients and understand their goals to give them the best recommendations. Karina is a San Diego native who attended California State University with a degree in communications. She knew during her college career that she wanted to work with people and help them, and she is doing just that and more at LJC. Listen to our episode on financing: https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/insider-tips-pricing-financing/ 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. 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: Karina Thompson.
Apr 12, 2022
Meet the Team: Kristen Heard, LVN
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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. Kristen started her nursing career 14 years ago as a certified nursing assistant. She began as a school nurse and went on to work for a cardiologist at Scripps, then as a coordinator for clinical staffing operations at Scripps Hospital. Kristen discovered plastic surgery is where her passions reside early on in her nursing career, so her dreams are coming true here at LJC. She was once a patient at LJC and noticed a position we had available within her field, and the rest is history. Kristen is a ray of sunshine at LJC with her warm smile and genuine kindness. 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. 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/
Apr 06, 2022
Meet the Team: Kiersten Riedler, MD
19:12
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. Dr. Riedler’s training has made her an expert in facial anatomy, and her specialties include face lift surgery, complex rhinoplasty, and revision rhinoplasty surgery. Thanks to her training, she is also bilingual in Spanish. LINKS Find Dr. Riedler on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drkierstenriedler/ 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. 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.
Mar 22, 2022
The Fastest Way to a More Defined Jawline (Without Surgery)
26:25
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. 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. 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: Anh Bridgewater.
Mar 15, 2022
Meet the Team: Ruth D., RN, BSN
32:46
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! After working alongside now-retired plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Roark, she had an opportunity to join Dr. Lori Saltz’s team. It only took a moment for Ruth and Dr. Lori Saltz to figure out they loved to care for patients together, and nearly two decades later they are still a tremendous team who read each other’s minds and finish each other’s sentences. Hear Ruth’s candor and openness as she talks about her own cosmetic surgery experiences and describes her day-to-day work life with Dr. Lori Saltz in the unique way that only she can. 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. 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: Ruth.
Mar 08, 2022
3 Treatments for Reversing Melasma that ACTUALLY work
26:20
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. Melasma is a chronic condition of patterned pigment, for example, the occurrence of a dark “mustache” or circles on the cheeks. Although those with melasma cannot expect to ever stop treating it, this condition can be very well controlled. For so many women who suffer from melasma, often for many years, it is an emotional and rewarding experience to learn that it’s possible to treat and be rid of it. Hear Cameron’s advice for how to prevent melasma in the first place, how to stop it from progressing if you think you’re starting to see it, and what to avoid to make it worse. Read more about Cameron https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/meet-cameron-vessey/ 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. 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: Cameron Vessey.
Mar 01, 2022
Meet the Team: Anesthesiologist Steve Saltz, MD
17:35
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. Dr. Saltz has cared for thousands of patients every year since 1992. Thanks to his broad training and deep experience, anyone undergoing surgery of any kind at LJC can be confident that they are in the safest, most capable hands. Hear just a few of the incredible stories of how Dr. Saltz’s knowledge and quick thinking saved more than a few lives, and what it’s like to be across the table from his plastic surgeon wife, Dr. Lori Saltz. 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. 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: Steve Saltz, MD.
Feb 22, 2022
Sandra’s Story: How We Reversed Decades of Sun Damage
26:56
Sandra felt self-conscious about her sun-damaged skin and dark spots on her face. Like most of us, she worshiped the sun growing up and never gave a thought to the consequences. At 57, she enlisted the help of LJC laser specialist Brittany who knew the Halo laser would turn Sandra’s skin right around. Blown away by the astounding results and little downtime, Sandra now treats herself to another Halo treatment every year on her birthday. Links See the progression of Sandra’s Halo before & after pictures: https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-sandras-story-how-we-reversed-decades-of-sun-damage/ More Halo before & after photos: https://www.ljcsc.com/gallery/live/#/nonsurgical/halo-laser-treatment/ Read more about Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing at LJC: https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/laser-treatments/halo-laser-skin-resurfacing/ 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. 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/
Feb 15, 2022
Meet The Team: Anh Bridgewater, PA-C, Injectable and Laser Specialist
16:38
Injectable and laser specialist Anh Bridgewater, PA-C has an uncanny ability to make each patient feel as if they are her only one. Find out which procedures Anh believes make the biggest difference for the face and the number one skin care product she would recommend to almost everyone. Like everyone at LJC, Anh’s patients are her top priority. Her ability to coordinate and collaborate with both our plastic surgery and skin care teams makes her an excellent addition to the LJC team. Links Read more about Anh Bridgewater, PA-C https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/anh-bridgewater-pa-c/ Follow Anh on Instagram @anhthebeautypa https://www.instagram.com/anhthebeautypa/ 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. 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 at @ljcsc https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/ The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of http://www.theaxis.io/ Special Guest: Anh Bridgewater.
Feb 08, 2022
Meet the Team: Taylor Camarena, Medical Assistant
23:54
As a medical assistant at LJC, Taylor Camarena is one of the first people you’ll meet, and she’s just the beginning of a warm and memorable experience. Her kindness, relatability, and her capacity to convey important information are key to helping people safely and comfortably achieve their goals. An aspiring nurse injector herself, Taylor is always learning, listening, and absorbing the details around her. Hear about her favorite cosmetic treatments and the products she can’t live without. Links Listen to the Podcast about Lip Fillers: Lip Flips, Duck Lips, and Fillers - Oh My! (https://open.spotify.com/episode/0JGtvrcnbRZU0uZ5Qzb7qH) Read more about Taylor (https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/clinical-operating-room-team/taylor/) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Taylor Camarena, MA.
Feb 01, 2022
What Losing 100+ Lbs Does to Your Body (& How We Can Fix It)
48:52
There’s nothing quite as magical as the elation of someone who’s lost weight and then had a complete body lift. LJC plastic surgeon Dr. Hector Salazar-Reyes is here to address all the complexities surrounding this life-changing intervention. Those who have had success with weight loss can sometimes feel further from their body goals due to skin laxity issues. The goal of this episode is to demystify what’s really happening underneath the surface of the skin and share why proper planning, preparation, and timing are key to stunning results. Links Read more about Dr. Hector Salazar-Reyes & see his reviews (https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-hector-salazar-reyes/) Find Dr. Salazar-Reyes on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dr_salazar_la_jolla_cosmetic/) See Dr. Salazar-Reyes’ before and after photos (https://www.ljcsc.com/gallery/live/#/provider/Dr.%20Salazar-Reyes/) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (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.
Jan 25, 2022
Is Anesthesia Dangerous? We Asked Our Anesthesiologist
44:34
How often is it that “you have two doctors taking care of you at one time”? In the spirit of “a full dose of reassurance”, Anesthesiologist Dr. Steve Saltz, details what safety measures they take at LJC for before, during, and after surgery, addresses some of the most common concerns, and suggests how everyday driving might actually be riskier than undergoing anesthesia. With over 45 years of experience, Dr. Steve Saltz further educates us on those certain technologies that increasingly makes anesthesia safer than ever before, his expertise on finding the balance between anesthetics and narcotics and why less of one is sometimes more, why being awake during surgery is extremely rare, and how communication, patience, and teamwork ultimately make the dream work at LJC. 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Steve Saltz, MD.
Jan 18, 2022
Lip Flips, Duck Lips, and Fillers: Oh My!
43:00
Aesthetic injector Julia shares her deep expertise with plumping and reshaping the lips with fillers, which of the Juvederm & Restylane products are her favorites, and why you shouldn’t be afraid of getting your lips injected if you’re in the care of a trained, experienced injector. She covers the latest trends including the Instagram-famous Russian lip technique (spoiler alert, it’s not a thing), the “lip flip,” how to avoid the “duck lips” look, and the refreshing new direction toward natural definition instead of just volume. Hear why Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Vollure, and Restylane Kysse are Julia’s favorite products to use and how she uses them differently to achieve the results her patients are asking for. She takes us through potential side effects, the ways she helps “swellers” avoid swelling, and the secret trick the LJC team uses to stop bruising before it starts. You’ll learn what a typical lip filler treatment will cost, things to avoid the night before your appointment and the day after, and what to expect during the procedure. Julia answers the number one question about lip injections and details the innovative options available at LJC for preventing pain, including ProNox, numbing cream, nerve blocks, or the handheld vibrating device used to distract your nerves from sending a pain signal. Whether you are just considering lip injections or don’t know what you’d do without your routine lip filler fix, this conversation with Julia is essential listening for anyone interested in lip injections. Read more about injectables at LJC (https://www.ljcsc.com/medical-spa/injectable-services/) See our lip injections before and after gallery (https://www.ljcsc.com/gallery/live/#/nonsurgical/lip-enhancement/) Read more about aesthetic laser and injection specialist Julia Jowett, PA-C (https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/julia-jowett-pa-c-mshs/). 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Julia Jowett, PA-C.
Jan 11, 2022
Two Surprising Treatments Winning The War On Cellulite
27:21
While cellulite can’t be prevented, advances in technology in recent years have made it possible to successfully treat it. LJC’s injectable and laser specialist Khanh Nguyen, FNP-C discusses the recent success he’s had pairing two popular technologies that haven’t previously been combined. Khanh shares some of the perks of being an LJC patient including how the team uses their magical “bruise laser” to speed the healing of post-treatment or post-injection bruises. LINKS Cellfina cellulite treatment (https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/body/cellfina-cellulite-reduction/) NovaThreads (https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/face-neck/novathreads-thread-lift/) Read more about Khanh Nguyen, FNP-C (https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/khanh-nguyen-fnp-c/) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Khanh Nguyen.
Jan 04, 2022
Meet the Team: Luke Swistun, MD
20:55
San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Luke Swistun is known for being a thoughtful listener and artistic surgeon. Hear about the surprising 21st century way Dr. Swistun landed his dream job at LJC and his unique path from Poland, to Chicago, to the US Navy, to Beverly Hills, and now La Jolla. Find out which surgery is his favorite to do, the work that means the most to him, and what you can expect when you have a consultation either online or in-person. Links Follow Dr. Swistun on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/swistunmd/) Read more about Luke Swistun, MD (https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-luke-swistun/) See LJC’s before and after photos (https://www.ljcsc.com/gallery/) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (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.
Dec 28, 2021
Top LA Influencer Reveals 3 Medical Spa Treatments She Can't Live Without
41:28
Longtime patient & Instagram influencer Camille Newbern reveals her three favorite medical spa treatments, the skin care product she never goes without, and the shade of her signature lipstick. Following a necessary update on Moo Shu (her pig) and Pip (her papillon), Camille talks freely about the pitfalls of being “professionally pretty” and explains how she got to 107k followers on Instagram. She shares openly about the treatments she’s had at LJC, including Botox, fillers, threads, Halo laser, Ultherapy, Kybella, and miraDry – along with important advice about building a relationship with an injector who will actually tell you no. Away from the shininess of social media, Camille’s philanthropic efforts to serve others around the world through San Diego Rotary reminds us that service to others matters most. Links: Camille Newbern’s LA Survival Guide (https://thelasurvivalguide.com/) Camille on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thelasurvivalguide/) San Diego Rotary (https://www.sandiegorotary.club/) Read more about LJC aesthetic injector Lauren Amico Reed (https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/lauren-amico-reed-pa-c-mms) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Camille Newbern.
Dec 21, 2021
Meet the Team: Kayla Lopez, Lead Patient Coordinator
14:11
Kayla is a Certified Medical Assistant who has worked in aesthetics for nearly 5 years. She has experience assisting with nonsurgical services such as cosmetic injectables, lasers, and skin treatments, as well as assisting in minor plastic surgery procedures and pre/post-op care. Kayla helps guide our patients through the consultation process, supporting them from their first call or email, continuing up to the day of surgery. Read more about Kayla (https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/our-patient-coordinators/kayla/). 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Kayla Lopez.
Dec 14, 2021
How the “Skinny BBL” Works (Without Gaining Weight)
22:16
Dr. Luke Swistun lets us in on how the popular booty-enhancing procedure works to create curves for those who don’t have as much body fat to spare. If your BMI is less than 25, you might think the BBL isn’t for you or believe the myth that you must first gain weight to make it possible, neither of which is true. Dr. Swistun explains where he moves the fat from in thinner patients, how lumps and bumps are avoided, and reveals his super secret method for hiding lipo scars in plain sight. Links Read more about BBL (https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/body/brazilian-butt-lift/) La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Center BMI Calculator (https://www.ljcsc.com/bmi-calculator/) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (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.
Dec 07, 2021
Meet the Team: Miriam Villanueva, Concierge, Plastic Surgery
11:37
Miriam Villanueva joined La Jolla Cosmetic as a bilingual Patient Concierge for Plastic Surgery in early 2021 when she moved to San Diego to be closer to her family. Miriam is passionate about patient care and her friendly nature will make you feel at home. She is here to help you feel comfortable, support you, and guide you through your journey. Miriam’s Spanish comments translated: I recommend you check out our website at ljcsc.com. You will find all the information about our services, our surgery center, and read about our excellent doctors. We speak Spanish and we have Spanish-speaking Patient Care Coordinators in our Surgery Center and Medical Spa that can help you! 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/)
Nov 23, 2021
Friends and Trolls React: Laura Cain’s Breast Augmentation, Part 3
24:07
Eight weeks after surgery, Laura Cain reflects on her breast augmentation results, her surprisingly easy recovery, and why she regrets waiting so long to move forward. In the third and final conversation of this three part series, Laura reflects on how much she’s changed throughout her breast augmentation experience at LJC. She shares how the decision to trust Dr. Swistun’s eye to choose the right size and shape for her body was the best choice she could have made, and how happy she is with the natural look and feel of her breast implants. Although Laura’s friends and family are 100% supportive, a few social media trolls still surfaced to remind her that it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. Nearing the end of the process, she’s more confident and feels as though a whole new world of possibilities has opened up. Listen to the Laura Cain After Dark podcast (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/536-laura-cain-after-dark-53539748/) Follow Laura on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lauracainafterdark/) See LJC’s breast augmentation before and after photos (https://www.ljcsc.com/photo-gallery/?proc=breast-augmentation) Listen to the Insider Tips on Cosmetic Surgery Pricing and Financing (https://youtu.be/3_CyrypQdCA) episode. 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Laura Cain.
Nov 09, 2021
Patient Lesa: Breast Augmentation and TRL
25:53
Lesa is a patient of La Jolla Cosmetic who had breast augmentation at the age of 57. Since then, she returns regularly for treatments and services to maintain a vibrant look that matches her spirit. Lesa takes us through her journey with La Jolla Cosmetic and how she learned to invest in herself. Lesa discusses why she chose La Jolla Cosmetic and Dr. Lori Saltz for her breast augmentation, what her consultation was like, and why she recommends you “just go for it” if you’re on the fence. With her daughter’s wedding approaching, she talks about her experience with tunable resurfacing laser (TRL) treatment, which had her looking “less tired” and “ more sparkly” for the big day. She then shares the routine she maintains to keep that healthy, sparkly skin, which includes daily SPF and a monthly facial with our aesthetician, Cameron Vessey. After learning about her journey, Lesa tells us about two of her dreams that became real and reveals her favorite skincare services and products. Dr. Saltz’s podcast about Breast Augmentation (https://thelajollacosmeticpodcast.fireside.fm/5-breast-augmentation-the-most-interesting-interview-of-all-time) Read more about Contour TRL Laser (https://www.ljcsc.com/skin/trl-laser/) See TRL before and after photos (https://www.ljcsc.com/photo-gallery/gallery-patient/48520/) Read more about our medical spa providers (https://www.ljcsc.com/skin/aesthetic-services-team/) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/)
Nov 02, 2021
Meet the Team: Kara Pennington, PA-C, MMS
27:02
Kara Pennington, PA-C, MMS sees her patients as friends and loves to educate people about their options for non-surgical rejuvenation in the medical spa at LJC. Hear why lip injections are her favorite treatment, which fillers she prefers to use, and how she selects the product that is best for each patient. Find out the truth about Instagram trends like the Russian lip technique and the Lip Flip. Learn about PDO Threads and why Kara loves them for facial volume loss and gradually improving, natural looking results to reverse aging and lessen the need for frequent filler treatment. Links: Read more about Kara Pennington (https://www.ljcsc.com/our-providers/kara-pennington-bio/) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Kara Pennington, PA-C, MMS.
Oct 26, 2021
Mommy Makeover: Timing it Right and Avoiding Regrets
35:12
Plastic surgeon Dr. Lori Saltz answers all of the questions women have about the mommy makeover including incisions, c-section scars, non-surgical alternatives, pain management, costs, and recovery. If you have breastfed for any length of time, Dr. Saltz discusses why it is almost certain that you’ll need a breast lift and why breast implants alone don’t lift the breasts. She explains why recovery is so challenging for women with young children and how long you should wait before having any kind of surgery. Hear why the mommy makeover is different for everyone and how it can be whatever you need it to be, whether you have stretch marks, past surgery scars, muscle separation, or loose skin. Read more about Mommy Makeover (https://www.ljcsc.com/body/mommy-makeover-san-diego/) See Mommy Makeover before and after photos (https://www.ljcsc.com/photo-gallery/?proc=mommy-makeover) Dr. Saltz’s podcast about breast augmentation (https://thelajollacosmeticpodcast.fireside.fm/5-breast-augmentation-the-most-interesting-interview-of-all-time) Dr. Brahme’s podcast about Vaginal Rejuvenation (https://thelajollacosmeticpodcast.fireside.fm/8-the-lady-bits-vaginal-rejuvenation) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Lori Saltz, MD.
Oct 19, 2021
Meet the Team: Khanh Nguyen, FNP-C, MSN
13:29
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. Links: Read more about Khanh (https://www.ljcsc.com/our-providers/khanh-nguyen-fnp-c/) Read Khanh’s patient reviews (https://www.ljcsc.com/our-providers/khanh-nguyen-reviews/) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Khanh Nguyen.
Oct 12, 2021
Is the Brazilian Butt Lift Dangerous?
34:24
You don’t have to look far to find scandalous headlines about the Brazilian Butt Lift. Catapulted to popularity by social media influencers, this booty-enhancing fat transfer procedure is no stranger to controversy and plastic surgeon Dr. Luke Swistun is here to set the record straight. Dr. Swistun walks us through how plastic surgeons banded together to improve outcomes and prevent patient deaths, outlining exactly how the BBL should be safely performed and what the risks are if someone decides to leave the US for surgery or chooses a surgeon who is not properly trained. When done correctly, a BBL can redistribute your fat from the places you don’t want it, to the places you do. This procedure can change your shape for the better and last for years to come. Find out what happens if you gain or lose weight in the future, why butt implants are usually not a good alternative, and what to expect during the unusual challenges of recovering from a surgery that requires you to avoid sitting on your butt. Links The New York Times, Why is a Brazilian Butt Lift Dangerous? (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/19/style/brazillian-butt-lift-bbl-how-much-risks.html) Vox, The $5000 quest for the perfect butt (https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22598377/bbl-brazilian-butt-lift-miami-cost-tiktok) Read our blog post about BBL Safety, Is Brazilian Butt Lift Safe? (https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/is-brazilian-butt-lift-gluteal-fat-injection-safe/) See BBL before and after photos (https://www.ljcsc.com/photo-gallery/?proc=brazilian-butt-lift) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (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.
Oct 05, 2021
Laura Cain’s Breast Augmentation Part 2: Three Days Post-Op
15:01
Three days after surgery, we check in with Laura Cain to see how she’s feeling after her breast augmentation with Dr. Luke Swistun. Missed part 1? Listen to the first installment (https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/laura-cains-breast-augmentation-part-1-the-consultation/) in Laura’s breast augmentation mini-series Listen to the Laura Cain After Dark podcast (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/536-laura-cain-after-dark-53539748/) Follow Laura on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lauracainafterdark/) See LJC’s breast augmentation before and after photos (https://www.ljcsc.com/photo-gallery/?proc=breast-augmentation) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Laura Cain.
Sep 28, 2021
Which Tummy Tuck Should I Get?
35:00
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. Variations include the mini tummy tuck, standard tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck, and belt lipectomy. Find out how to know which is right for you, how soon you can have surgery after weight loss or having kids, and how to know if you’ll also need a mons lift. Read more about Tummy Tuck (https://www.ljcsc.com/body/tummy-tuck-san-diego/) See tummy tuck before and after photos (https://www.ljcsc.com/photo-gallery/?proc=tummy-tuck) 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. 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 at @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.
Sep 21, 2021
Laura Cain’s Breast Augmentation Part 1: The Consultation
22:02
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. Listen to the Laura Cain After Dark podcast (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/536-laura-cain-after-dark-53539748/) Follow Laura on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lauracainafterdark/) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Laura Cain.
Sep 14, 2021
Does CoolSculpting Really Work?
29:54
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. Khanh Nguyen, one of our most experienced non-surgical fat reduction providers in the LJC medical spa, takes us through everything you need to know about non surgical fat reduction, including: Why you should have CoolSculpting at LJC and not at the mall How doing consultations on Zoom transformed the in person experience when we returned to the office Alternatives and reasons people opt for other technologies What it costs to have a CoolSculpting treatment Links Read more about CoolSculpting (https://www.ljcsc.com/body/san-diego-coolsculpting/) and CoolMini (https://www.ljcsc.com/face/san-diego-coolmini/) View our CoolSculpting pricing (https://www.ljcsc.com/plastic-surgery-financing-san-diego/nonsurgical-prices/) and see our CoolSculpting before and after photos. (https://www.ljcsc.com/photo-gallery/?proc=coolsculpting) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Khanh Nguyen.
Sep 08, 2021
Meet the Team: Julia Jowett, PA-C, MSHS
18:37
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. Follow Julia on Instagram @sandiegoinjector (https://www.instagram.com/sandiegoinjector/) Read more about Julia (https://www.ljcsc.com/our-providers/julia-jowett-bio/) Read Julia’s patient reviews (https://www.ljcsc.com/our-providers/julia-jowett-reviews/) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Julia Jowett, PA-C.
Aug 31, 2021
The Beauty of Humble Design
45:59
Nothing seems more daunting than solving the homeless problem, but there’s a special San Diego organization making a real and meaningful impact. On this episode we spotlight Humble Design, which serves individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming empty houses into welcoming homes using donated furniture and household goods. LJC Podcast guest hostess Marie Olesen shares the surprising ways that working with Humble Design has transformed the relationships on their team while volunteering to transform homes, with special guests Treger Strasberg of Humble Design and Elise Joseph of Frank Motors. To honor the 2000th Humble Design home furnished, if you donate any amount to Humble Design using this link (https://secure.givelively.org/donate/humble-design-inc/la-jolla-cosmetic-celebrates-humble-design-san-diego) and show your email confirmation to us at the time you schedule an appointment, LJC will give you $50 off any purchase of $100 or more. During the annual Subaru Share the Love event starting in November, if you purchase or lease a new Subaru you can donate $250 to the charity of your choice, including Humble Design. Get involved! Volunteer or donate (https://www.humbledesign.org/san-diego). Read the story “The Star Thrower” (https://www.eiseley.org/Star_Thrower_Cook.pdf) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guests: Elise Joseph and Treger Strasberg.
Aug 24, 2021
MiraDry: Don't Sweat It. Clean, Cool and Dry!
41:04
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. LJC patients give miraDry 4.88 out of 5 stars, making it the most rewarding and satisfying treatment in the LJC medical spa. Since 2017, the LJC team has completed thousands of miraDry treatments. Hear how LJC delivers this treatment for excessive sweating without any pain and learn what you should expect in the days and weeks after. Links: Read more about miraDry on our website (https://www.ljcsc.com/body/miradry-san-diego-sweat-reduction/) Blog post with Monique’s tips for miraDry treatment: Does miraDry really work? (https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/does-miradry-really-work-reviews/) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Julia Jowett, PA-C.
Aug 10, 2021
HD Lipo: The Hi Def Approach to Body Contouring
45:01
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. He covers the full HD Lipo experience, including BMI range requirements and exceptions, typical recovery and post-op pain management, and the importance of compression garments. Find out how the artistry of the surgeon impacts your results and learn: Why you can’t safely combine HD Lipo with a tummy tuck in the same surgery How HD lipo eliminates the need for a tummy tuck in some patients Why we include 4 lymphatic drainage massage therapy treatments and why it’s so important Links Follow Dr. Salazar on Instagram at @drsalazarlajollacosmetic (https://www.instagram.com/dr_salazar_la_jolla_cosmetic/) See a male patient’s HD lipo results on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/B-gD3KSD7hf/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link) Read about HD lipo on the LJC website (https://www.ljcsc.com/body/hd-lipo-san-diego/) and see our HD lipo before and after photos (https://www.ljcsc.com/photo-gallery/?proc=high-definition-liposuction). 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. 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 at @ljcsc (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.
Aug 03, 2021
360 Lipo: Snatched, Not Kidnapped
41:52
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. Read more about 360 Lipo at LJC (https://www.ljcsc.com/body/360-lipo-san-diego/) See our liposuction before and after photos (https://www.ljcsc.com/photo-gallery/?proc=liposuction) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (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.
Jul 27, 2021
Arm The Lasers!
56:22
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. Because of their high quality results, Brittany refers to Sciton as “the Lamborghini of lasers,” and these laser treatments are an important part of the LJC medical spa treatment menu. Brittany and Monique talk about the creative and surprising ways these lasers can treat any concern from under-eye bags, eyelids, veins, sun damage, melasma, red spots, and large pores to scars -- even breast lift scars. You’ll learn what to expect when treating various body parts with lasers, including the eyes, lips, neck, chest, booty, and more. You’ll also learn what occurs after treatment and which lasers require more recovery time. She also touches on “prejuvenation” (an aging prevention method) – what it is, who is using it, and why it is trending. Finally, Brittany emphasizes that when it comes to skin, keeping the status quo is the goal. She advises not to skip treating specific areas of the body or only protecting some of them from the sun. Every part of your body will age eventually, and focusing on one place (e.g., the face) and ignoring others (the hands) could become an obvious giveaway to others that your skin is aging. Brittany’s experience over 11+ years of working with lasers in the cosmetic industry means choosing the appropriate laser (or combination of lasers) for each person. It is a unique and innovative process customized to each patient to address their specific needs, and she explains how she successfully treats people with different skin colors, types, and conditions. Links: Photos of breast-lift scars effectively treated with the HALO (https://www.instagram.com/p/CRP8jGCDOoR/?utm_medium=copy_link) Read about skin and laser treatments at LJC (https://www.ljcsc.com/face-skin/) Learn about Sciton’s laser treatments and technologies (https://sciton.com/patients/?type=patient) Check out the “mama bandit,” (https://vuoriclothing.com/products/womens-halo-performance-hoodie-heather-grey)Brittany’s favorite post-laser treatment hoodie from Vuori 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. 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.
Jul 13, 2021
Zoom Lift: The Neck Big Thing
37:29
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. Dr. Brahme covers how aging skin loses elasticity and why tightening helps it appear younger and healthier. Then, he explains the best way to treat sagging skin and bands in the neck and advises patients to address wrinkles and sagging sooner rather than later since they can be challenging to get rid of later in life. Khanh Nguyen, FNP-C explains how Zoom neck wrinkles worsen due to looking down for hours on end while using our cell phones and computers. He outlines the non-surgical solutions for dealing with wrinkles and aging skin, including Botox, fillers, lasers, threads, and other methods for helping the skin produce more collagen. Read more about NovaThreads (https://www.ljcsc.com/face/novathreads-san-diego-thread-lift/) Request a consultation with Dr. Brahme or Khanh Nguyen (https://www.ljcsc.com/free-consults/) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guests: Johan Brahme, MD and Khanh Nguyen.
Jul 06, 2021
Removing Breast Implants
53:29
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. Meet Dr. Luke Swistun (https://www.ljcsc.com/our-providers/luke-swistun-bio/) Read more about breast implant removal (https://www.ljcsc.com/breast/en-bloc-capsulectomy-san-diego-breast-implant-removal/) See before and after photos (https://www.ljcsc.com/photo-gallery/?proc=implant-removal) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (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.
Jun 29, 2021
SmartGraft: Not Your Grandpa’s (or Grandma’s) Hair Plugs
49:58
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. Dr. Salazar covers all the most common questions people have about SmartGraft, including where does the hair come from? Does SmartGraft hurt? What can you do and not do after a hair transplant? Can women also do hair transplants? Read more about SmartGraft (https://smartgraft.com/) Get info about hair restoration in San Diego at LJC (https://www.ljcsc.com/face/smartgraft-fue-hair-transplants-san-diego/) See our SmartGraft before and after photos (https://www.ljcsc.com/photo-gallery/?proc=hair-restoration) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (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.
Jun 22, 2021
The Lady Bits: All About Vaginal Rejuvenation
48:45
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 (https://www.ljcsc.com/body/labiaplasty-san-diego/) , Vaginoplasty, Mons liposuction, ThermiVa (https://www.ljcsc.com/body/thermiva-san-diego-vaginal-rejuvenation/) , and the O-Shot (https://www.ljcsc.com/body/o-shot/) . The book that Kara mentioned, The Great Wall of Vagina, can be found here (https://jamiemccartney.com/product/the-great-wall-of-vagina-book/). 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guests: Johan Brahme, MD and Kara Pennington, PA-C, MMS.
Jun 15, 2021
Revision Breast Surgery: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It
36:15
After 32 years in practice, plastic surgeon Dr. John Smoot explains why when it comes to breast implants, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Every breast augmentation patient knows there will be a time to remove or replace their implants. Listen to Dr. Smoot’s wise perspective on breast revision, find out how he helps patients visualize their surgery results with TouchMD during consultation, and learn how the Internal Bra technique helps create great results. Read more about breast surgery revision with acellular dermal matrices like Strattice and GALAFlex (https://www.ljcsc.com/breast/breast-augmentation-revision-in-san-diego/) See Dr. Smoot’s breast surgery revision before and after photos (https://www.ljcsc.com/photo-gallery/?proc=breast-augmentation-revision&pi_provider=dr-smoot) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: John Smoot, MD, FACS.
Jun 08, 2021
Filters Are Great, But Great Skin is Better!
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Raving fans across all of San Diego follow esthetician Cameron Vessey’s expert skin care recommendations, and we’re here for it! If you’ve ever wondered why products from the drugstore are different from medical grade skincare or how some people have skin that truly glows, Cameron’s advice for good skin care will be truly life-changing. Read more about Cameron Vessey (https://www.ljcsc.com/our-providers/cameron-vessey-bio/)and learn more about skin care services at LJC. (https://www.ljcsc.com/face-skin/) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Cameron Vessey.
Jun 01, 2021
Breast Augmentation: The Most Interesting Interview of All Time
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Plastic surgeon Dr. Lori Saltz draws on 30 years of experience and thousands of breast augmentation surgeries to reveal the time-tested methods behind her patients’ beautiful, natural results. Dr. Saltz walks us through the breast augmentation patient journey in colorful detail, showing her authentic and approachable self and answering the most common patient questions with complete transparency, including: How do you pick the right size breast implants? Which breast implant brand do you prefer, Sientra or Natrelle? What’s the best incision and why? Where should I look for breast augmentation photos? When can I go back to the gym or pick up my kids? What can go wrong after surgery? Read more about Dr. Lori Saltz (https://www.ljcsc.com/our-providers/dr-lori-saltz-bio/) and see her breast augmentation before and after photo gallery. (https://www.ljcsc.com/photo-gallery/?pi_provider=dr-saltz) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Lori Saltz, MD.
May 25, 2021
Insider Tips on Cosmetic Surgery Pricing and Financing
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LJC’s resident financing expert Meredith talks to us about how being financially prepared takes all the awkwardness and guesswork out of the consultation to make dreams become real now. She lets us in on the surprisingly easy ways to pay for surgery, including zero interest plans and flexible options that are just like credit cards. Visit our financing page (https://www.ljcsc.com/plastic-surgery-financing-san-diego/) to try our financing calculator and read more about LJC’s plastic surgery financing plans. Read more about financing at LJC (https://www.ljcsc.com/plastic-surgery-financing-san-diego/) See the LJC plastic surgery (https://www.ljcsc.com/pricing/plastic-surgery-cost-san-diego/) and medical spa prices (https://www.ljcsc.com/plastic-surgery-financing-san-diego/nonsurgical-prices/) Join the LJC GlamFam (https://www.ljcsc.com/glamfam/) to save on surgery, treatments, and skincare 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Meredith.
May 20, 2021
What's On The Menu At a Medical Spa?
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Meet Charity, the patient care coordinator in the La Jolla Cosmetic medical spa. Learn how a medical spa is different from a “foofy” spa and hear how LJC’s talented providers make dreams become real with treatments for every age and price range. On this episode, we cover: * The entire range of medical spa treatments including skin care, laser, injectables, threadlift, and non-surgical fat reduction * What’s the difference between LJC vs. the injector at the mall or the hair salon * Inside secrets for saving money by stacking Allergan’s Alle rewards program and the LJC Glam Fam VIP membership. 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. LJC's medical spa (https://www.ljcsc.com/about/la-jolla-cosmetic-medical-spa/) is located in suite 380, one floor above the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre. LJC 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Charity.
May 19, 2021
33 Years of Kindness: The Story of La Jolla Cosmetic
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Marie Olesen, La Jolla Cosmetic’s longtime leader and CEO, joins us as the inaugural guest of the La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast. With LJC Podcast host and Chief Community Officer Monique Ramsey, Marie reflects on 33 years of passion for service and excellence -- from the day in 1988 when Dr. Merrel Olesen left his position as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps to found LJC, through the distinction of receiving the MyFaceMyBody Global Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery Practice of the Year in 2020 -- and everything in between. As the leader of San Diego’s most well-known cosmetic surgery practice, Marie shares her most pivotal experiences, including: The response she received to her first customer service feedback letter from the General Manager of Disneyland in 1956 The unforgettable feedback she received from patients in the early years that led to big changes for all patients What it really means to win the UT’s Best of San Diego 20 years running Whether you’ve been a patient for 3 decades or haven’t picked up the phone yet, listen in for the one thing Marie wants all patients to know if they’re considering LJC and stay to the end to receive a special promo for your next visit. LINKS Read Marie’s letter to Disneyland in 1956 (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marieolesen/detail/overlay-view/urn:li:fsd_profileTreasuryMedia:(ACoAAAJiL3cBFwaLEAKHzUT2zFoZWCv1wAVEUk8,1495512943154)/) Learn more about the MyFaceMyBody Award Winners 2020 (https://www.myfacemybody.com/awards/awards-winners-2020/) and the San Diego Union-Tribune Best of 2020 (https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/bestof/san-diegos-best-of-2020-healthy-living) Support or learn more about the organizations mentioned on this episode: Mother Antonia Brenner (https://eudistservants.org/biography-of-mother-antonia-brenner/) Las Patronas (https://laspatronas.org/) Humble Design. (https://www.humbledesign.org/san-diego) 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. 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 at @ljcsc (https://www.instagram.com/ljcsc/) The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast is a production of The Axis. (http://www.theaxis.io/) Special Guest: Marie Olesen.
May 07, 2021