Dr. Miami started the trend, and now it’s spreading to plastic surgery practices nationwide. That trend is showing the results of the work on Snapchat and other social media. Dr. Miami – his Snapchat handle – is actually Dr. Michael Salzhauer, includes raw video content of his typical days in the operating room. His specialty is the Brazilian butt lift. Salzhauer’s not taking the videos himself in between cutting. He has two full-time assistants who document his every move while working and post it online.
Although the footage is graphic, viewers see firsthand what the surgery entails and can make a more informed decision about whether to go under the knife, or laser as the case may be. It’s plastic surgery as reality show. Other plastic surgeons avoid the graphic video and photos, but post before and after shots to showcase their work.
Plastic surgeons, who may accrue hundreds of thousands of followers, find Snapchat and other social media a great way to grow their business. Not only can potential clients view their work, but they learn about various techniques and the risks and rewards. The best-known Snapchat surgeons find themselves booked months in advance.
If you’re planning to undergo plastic surgery, perhaps you can’t bear the idea that your breasts, behind or more recognizable features will end up on Snapchat. Not to worry – if your surgeon uses Snapchat or wants to use your photos in any way, he’ll need your written permission. If you’re proud of your new look – and especially if it’s an area where the sun doesn’t shine and no one but your intimates could ever recognize you – go for it.
While Snapchat and other venues are entertaining and educational, don’t discount a plastic surgeon simply because she doesn’t use social media in that fashion. It takes a certain type of flamboyant, show-off personality to star in Snapchat reality surgery, and many plastic surgeons simply aren’t comfortable behaving that way. You may have no desire to see the buttocks or other anatomy of complete strangers in their pre-surgery condition – it’s a not a pretty picture.
Check out the websites of plastic surgeons to see their work, free of blood and gore. Find a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in the type of surgery you’re interested in. When you’re looking at their work, compare apples to apples. Look for the results of people with the same facial, breast or buttock structure as your own. Because you have to live with the results, it’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about plastic surgery, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!