WeTV's reality series surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer aka Dr. Miami is gearing up for premiere of Season 2 of his show and spilling secrets from the new edition, as well sharing his thoughts on President Donald Trump and Kylie Jenner.
Salzhauer became famous for Snapchatting his plastic surgeries and has worked with clients such as the stars of MTV's "Teen Mom" and some "Bad Girls Club" cast members.
See what the Snapchat Surgeon told TooFab on Friday during our interview:
TooFab: Have you been the subject of any lawsuits or legal battles over sharing your surgeries on Snapchat? Do you have a waiver for patients to sign to allow the footage on social media?
No, thank God [no lawsuits]. All the patients sign pretty extensive permission slips allowing us to show their bodies during surgery on social media. About 60% of my patients agree to be on Snapchat and 40% don't. It's totally voluntary. Most of my patients that come to the office know about Snapchat and so they've likely made up their mind whether or not they want to be on. A lot of younger patients want to be on the Snapchat. They grew up with their cell phones and Facebook and social media, and this is just another way that they share their life with the world.
Was there any initial backlash to the surgery Snapchats?
There was surprisingly little backlash, and if anything, the opposite. More and more surgeons are doing this -- not just plastic surgeons. One time I put up a parody rap where we used the term "bad bitches" and I received a letter from the American Board of Plastic Surgery saying "Please don't use the term 'bad bitches' anymore.'"
What about any moral conflict in your profession: at what point do you think plastic surgery might not necessarily bring the happiness that one might expect?
The whole thing is treating your patients properly. Plastic surgery is not for everybody and I turn away at least 20 percent of the people that come to my office as patients. Besides physically healthy, you have to be psychologically healthy and have realistic expectations and we do a pretty good job of vetting all of that out before anybody actually gets on my table. If I had any criticisms about plastic surgery in general, it would be that I wish plastic surgery in general would do a better job of vetting patients and making sure that they realize what they're getting into.
What notable celebrities have you worked with in the past?
The ones that I can talk about are reality stars. I've done a whole bunch of "Teen Moms" -- Kailyn Lowry and Farrah Abraham -- a whole season of "Bad Girls Club," a lot of "WAGS," but a lot of the A-list are still very hush-hush. I'm hoping that this show allows people to open up the conversation about plastic surgery a little bit more to take away some of the stigma that's there. A lot of stars have plastic surgery, but not every one is willing to talk about it.
You have a children's book titled "My Beautiful Mommy." What are your feelings on the example that book sets for children when it comes to being OK with the way that they're born?
This book is not like "Goodnight Moon" that you just read out of the blue to a kid. The book was designed for a very specific child -- a kid whose mom is about to have plastic surgery and the mom has not told the kid anything about it. I wrote the book because most of these women were coming into the office for consultations and they wouldn't tell their children anything and the kids were scared out of their minds. Mommy comes home with bandages and and can't do the things they normally do for them and kids don't know what to make of it. It just reassures the kid that everything's going to be OK, but people blew it up into encouraging plastic surgery in children though it was the complete opposite intention.
You had a previous interaction with Nicki Minaj she claimed that you insinuated you did work on her and she went all over social media with it. Have you worked with her in the past?
No, not at all. Nicki is one of those people where if you catch her on a bad day -- I love Nicki, I've followed her for years; I'm a fan. I think she's smart, beautiful -- but she's sensitive. Sometimes if you follow her on Twitter, she'll go off on random people and that week, she happened to pick me. If you watched my Snapchat I simply showed an autograph of hers. I have a collection, it was as simple as that.
What celebrities are your most requested "models?"
Nicki Minaj is one. Kim Kardashian. A lot of Instagram models. Most people come in nowadays with Instagram favorites as opposed to just pop stars or celebrities. Five or six years ago, it was all J Lo. It's the overall curviness -- the guitar shape. Very hip right now.
What is your opinion of people like Kylie Jenner who've admitted that they've gone overboard with surgeries?
I think Kylie looks great. She's another one that's highly requested these days. So many girls look at her appearance and look up to her.
If you could remake any celebrity of your choice, who would it be and what would you do?
I could be funny and say Donald Trump and give him a butt lift. I'd like to make Lena Dunham look like Jemima Kirke, but I don't know if that would suit her. From her personality, it seems that she enjoys being the anti-Jemima. She's got the funny girl vibe, but let me tell you, in my opinion there's nothing sexier than a funny, beautiful girl. It's very attractive. Everybody's attractive in their own way anyway. It's all about the confidence. Even if they're not attractive by objective standards, confidence goes a long way.
See outtakes of Dr. Miami's latest music video below featuring Billboard artist, reality TV star and latest guest star Adam Barta on "Dr. Miami" below.