GRAPHIC: Plastic Surgeon Snapchats During Surgery
I'm informally dubbing myself the bearer of gross news this week. Only a day after sharing this doctor who pops blackheads on Instagram, we have yet another gory doc stealing the spotlight. Instead of 'gramming it, though, this plastic surgeon sends Snapchats of his surgeries, literally while they are happening. Dr. Michael Salzhauer operates under the Snapchat name TheRealDrMiami, and has amassed thousands of followers and pretty steadily increased his business at Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery in Miami by broadcasting bruised butts all over the stratosphere. Welcome to Nip/Tuck 2.0, everyone.
"This is the most fun I've had since medical school," said Salzhauer to The Vice . "You know, in medical school, that's the last time most doctors get to make a joke. So the social media allows me to express my creativity, to reach out to patients, to connect to them on a human level, and not so much the buttoned-up, white-coat, I'm the doctor sort of thing."
Salzhauer is an award-winning surgeon who has been practicing now for 19 years, and has operated on over 10,000 patients. He is best known for his "Brazilian Butt Lifts," or BBLs, and I'm going to be real real with you guys, I didn't know that was a thing that existed until I did some investigative Snapchatting just now.
Here is Salzhauer posing in his office:
Full disclosure: I'm about as bad at Snapchat as it gets, and should have my rights to call myself a millennial fully revoked because of it. That being said, even my ridiculously inept self managed to get ahold of his Snapchat stories that he posts on the daily. Salzhauer frequently posts not just his surgeries, but his day-to-day tasks, even talking with patients.
Here are a few of the Instagram posts he has made about recent surgeries. WARNING: They are surgical and graphic and if you don't like that kinda thing...well, IDK why you're here, honestly. Go home.
Salzhauer says that since he has his social media, his number of patients is five times the number he received before.
"Look, anybody could go online and have an Instagram and all that stuff, but I think it's the way I'm able to show my results as they're happening," said Salzhauer to The Vice. "You can look on Instagram or Snapchat and you can see what I do [in real time]. You can see me talking to the patients before and after surgery, and you can really see the whole process. It makes people say, 'I can put my face in this person's hands.'"
Not just their faces, but their memes. Salzhauer had a meme contest that garnered over 1,000 entries, and regularly shares fan photos on his Instagram as well.
So yeah, if you don't have anything better to do all day and want to spend it watching someone's rear get pumped up with "butt cheese," this is the Snapchat for you. Enjoy responsibly.