76 episodes

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.

The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast The Axis

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

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.

    Sculptra: For Cheeks and Cheeks

    Sculptra: For Cheeks and Cheeks

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


    LJC’s Amy Biggs, PA-C, joins us to explain what Sculptra is, how it is different from other fillers, and its many benefits. Along with some instant gratification as it restores lost volume, it continues to stimulate collagen over time and improve skin quality.


    Hyaluronic acid fillers break down over time, while Sculptra leaves you with new collagen once it disappears. After about 8-12 weeks, you’ll see the subtle, natural end result of your Sculptra treatment.


    If you can’t wait to see results but want the benefits of Sculptra, you can get hyaluronic acid fillers and come back in 3-6 months and get Sculptra.


    Sculptra isn’t only applicable for your facial cheeks, but can also be used for the cheeks on the lower half of your body to add volume, improve skin quality, and smooth out cellulite.


    Meet expert injector Amy Biggs, PA-C https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-meet-the-team-amy-biggs-pa-c/


    Learn more about Amy on our website https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/medical-spa-providers/amy-biggs-pa-c/


    Learn more about Sculptra https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/injectable-services/sculptra-aesthetic/
    Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa 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.

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

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

    NYC cosmetic breast specialist Dr. Anna Steve joins LJC plastic surgeon Dr. Hector Salazar to debate and discuss the similarities and differences between plastic surgery trends on the East and West Coasts. Ten years ago the trend was “go big or go home,” but today things have changed. The doctors cover the hottest topics surrounding breast surgery, from which brand of implants they prefer to use in breast augmentation to what they see for the future of breast surgery trends.


    Learn more about Dr. Anna Steve https://neinsteinplasticsurgery.com/our-team/dr-anna-steve/


    Follow Dr. Steve on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/annakstevemd/?hl=en


    Learn more about Dr. Hector Salazar-Reyes https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-hector-salazar-reyes/


    Follow Dr. Salazar on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hectorsalazarmd/


    Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa 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.

    • 47 min
    The 12 Days of Beauty

    The 12 Days of Beauty

    Monique and her merry elves kick off the 14th annual 12 Days of Beauty, which means two weeks of 10 holiday promotions for all GlamFam members so you can look your best as you ring in the new year. Don’t miss out on discounts on perfectly packaged beauty combinations and bonus items you can’t catch any other time of year!


    These joyous offers are valid November 28th through December 9th—that’s just two weeks, so don’t wait too long to share your wishlist with us! If you’ve been considering a treatment or product, now is the time to try it out. This is also the perfect opportunity to give the gift of beauty to someone you love!


    A tip from LJC’s merry elves: Don’t forget to listen all the way through for a special bonus promo only for our lovely podcast listeners.


    Share your wish list with us https://b.link/LJCwishlist

    Read more about each special on our Promotions page:
    https://www.ljcsc.com/pricing-promotions/specials-events/

    Join the LJC Glam Fam https://shop.ljcsc.com/collections/specials/products/glamfam-vip-savings-club-membership

    Shop for skin care & subscribe https://ljcsc.brilliantconnections.com/home?lang=en_US to have your favorite SkinMedica products shipped straight to you

    Sign up for Alle rewards https://alle.com/ to earn points and savings on Botox, Juvederm, SkinMedica, CoolSculpting, and more
    Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa 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/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Life After Breast Implant Removal: What to Expect

    Life After Breast Implant Removal: What to Expect

    Plastic surgeon Dr. Luke Swistun has helped hundreds of women with breast implant removal and is deeply experienced with breast implant illness patients. In this podcast, we talk about what you might experience immediately after surgery, how much pain to expect, how long recovery might take and how complications are handled.


    If you have capsular contracture, implant rupture, or malpositioned implants, you’ll feel a huge difference when the implants are out. Many patients also mention less back pain and better sleep.


    For younger patients, breast tissue usually allows their breasts to bounce back in volume, but older patients may need an additional procedure such as a breast lift or fat transfer at some point in the future.


    Where do the actual breast implants go after explant surgery? Usually implant companies want to examine them for proof of rupture and if less than 10 years old, patients may be reimbursed for a percentage of their surgery.


    Meet breast surgeon Dr. Luke Swistun https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-luke-swistun/


    Learn more about breast implant removal https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/breast/breast-implant-removal/


    Listen to our recent episode with Dr. Swistun’s explant patient Janelle https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/podcast-patient-janelle-why-i-had-my-breast-implants-removed-after-22-years/


    Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa 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.

    • 41 min
    Fat Transfer vs. Fillers: How to Choose

    Fat Transfer vs. Fillers: How to Choose

    LJC facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kiersten Riedler outlines everything you need to know about facial fat transfer and injectable fillers.


    If volume loss in your face is starting to show your age and you’re exploring solutions to reverse it, the best method for restoring volume depends on your anatomy, age, and goals.


    For anyone wanting a permanent increase in facial volume along with some improvement in the quality of the skin, fat transfer is an excellent long-lasting option.


    If you’re wanting short recovery time and improved structure of your lips or nose, hyaluronic acid fillers are a great trial run to see how much volume suits your goals before committing to a more permanent solution.


    Sculptra is another non surgical option for adding volume to your face. Rather than simply filling in hollow areas like hyaluronic acid filler, it stimulates collagen growth while restoring volume.


    LINKS


    Read about expert facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kiersten Riedler https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-kiersten-riedler/


    Learn more about facial fat transfer https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/cosmetic-surgery/face-hair/fat-transfer/ and injectable fillers https://www.ljcsc.com/medical-spa/injectable-services/


    Learn more about Sculptra https://www.ljcsc.com/procedures/medical-spa/injectable-services/sculptra-aesthetic/


    Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa 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.

    • 22 min
    Preventing and Treating Common Breast Augmentation Complications

    Preventing and Treating Common Breast Augmentation Complications

    Although rare, all surgery has risks. Dr. Hector Salazar walks us through the possible complications surrounding breast implants, including capsular contracture, implant rupture, and the need for revision surgery.


    Dr. Salazar shares the steps you can take to have a healthy, safe, complication-free recovery. Hint: you’ll need to ditch the treadmill and heavy weights for at least three weeks.


    LINKS


    Read our blog about why medical tourism can be risky if complications arise during surgery recovery https://www.ljcsc.com/blog/is-medical-tourism-safe-13-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-dangers-of-traveling-for-treatment/


    Get to know expert breast surgeon Dr. Hector Salazar-Reyes https://www.ljcsc.com/about/meet-the-team/plastic-surgeons/dr-hector-salazar-reyes/


    Follow Dr. Salazar on Instagram @hectorsalazarmd https://www.instagram.com/hectorsalazarmd/
    Take a screenshot of this podcast episode with your phone and show it at your consultation or appointment, or mention the promo code PODCAST to receive $25 off any service or product of $50 or more at La Jolla Cosmetic, redeemable in the med spa 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.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Coolcamish ,

Great Podcast

Fantastic information, definitely recommend!

mecl068 ,

Excellent!

Love this podcast! Great way to gain insight on all of the different options out there. And I love how they are clearly passionate about helping people!

Mic_legzz ,

Great information!

Such a great show for learning about the type of procedures available and what to expect from beginning to end, including pricing. Definitely educational and a perfect listen for someone considering getting a little cosmetic work done!

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