His real name is Dr. Michael Salzhauer, but the Miami-based plastic surgeon is better known as “Dr. Snapchat.” That’s because he has become famous for filming his procedures and posting them on Snapchat, taking questions from people interested in similar procedures. An average 1.4 million viewers see each post on his account, The Real Miami Doctor. If you want to avail yourself of his services, prepare to wait. He’s booked solid for the next two years.
As Salzhauer performs his operations, his social media assistant films each detail, with nothing considered too raw for viewing. A lapse in the proceedings may occur because the assistant has to wipe blood off the camera. All patients must consent to the filming. If someone doesn’t want photos of their anesthetized body broadcast to the world, it doesn’t happen. Salzhauer’s work appeals to those who do want their plastic surgery recorded – sort of a modern take on science education. It’s certainly true that Salzhauer’s patients know exactly what to expect long before they are in the operating room. And some women really want to have their butt shown to millions via Snapchat.
Salzhauer’s specialty is his “Triple,” an all inclusive package including a breast lift, tummy tuck and Brazilian butt lift. In essence, women undergoing the Triple wake up to an entirely new figure – large breasts, tiny waists and shapely rears. The Triple generally takes Salzhauer about four hours to perform. The average age of a Triple client is just 23.
While social media has made a star of Salzhauer, he has his critics. Other physicians accuse him of glamorizing what are actually serious medical procedures with attendant risks. It doesn’t appear that a patient has ever experienced serious complications or died on Salzhauer’s operating table, but there is always a slight chance of that happening. A 29 year old woman died on the operating table in May, 2016 in another Florida plastic surgery clinic. She was undergoing a Brazilian butt lift when an embolism apparently killed her, according to an autopsy report.
On the plus side, Dr. Snapchat has allowed potential clients to become very well-versed in the procedures before they make the decision to go under the knife. They’ve viewed the surgery and seen the results, and feel comfortable with their decision. An informed client is the best patient.
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