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Be Beautiful Not Botched! Explore the confusing world of Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Procedures and new Medical Technologies with Plastic Surgery Coach, Michele Garber, Then NipTuck Coach. Go behind the scenes with medical and beauty experts from around the world. Listen to patient's experiences and empower yourself before going under the knife! Tweet with us @niptuckcoach email questions and comments to
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The Truth in Beauty and Plastic Surgery

"Be Beautiful Not Botched" with Plastic Surgery Coach  Michele Garber

We focus on the truth not the hype of plastic surgery and beauty products with medical and beauty experts from around the globe. We also talk about some of psychological and  ethical issues in the world of plastic surgery.

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Sep 12, 2016
The Reality of Mommy Makeovers

A typical Mommy Makeovers is a combination of Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck and sometimes Liposuction.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gerald Minniti discusses the various aspects of a mommy makeover, as well as answers  listener's questions about tummy tuck swelling and how to prevent infection after a breast augmentation.  

Dr. Minniti's philosophy about plastic surgery is that's it is important to bring your husband to the consultation so he can hear directly from him. Or bring a friend or family member.

If you are thinking about a Mommy Makeover, both a breast augmentation and tummy tuck, keep in mind your recovery will be longer but your surgery price will be less.

Having a mommy makeover a lengthy procedure and a longer recovery.

There are many things to think about when considering these surgeries; technique, skill, cost, complications.  Dr. Minniti addresses some of these issues in this episode, including why women in California have more complications from Breast Augmentation, the new drain-less tummy tuck, mini vs full tummy tuck  and answers some questions  from our listeners.

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Dr. Gerald Minniti

Jun 30, 2016
 Behind the Glam with Beverly Hills Celebrity Plastic Surgeons

Join me on my trip to visit the Top Docs in 90210 Beverly Hills. I stopped in to visit the plastic surgeons to the stars.

This is Part One of my trip. Featuring Drs. Jon Perlman, Layke and Danielpour, Shiela Nazarian and Shea Kaplan, PA

They shared some interesting perspectives with me on Plastic Surgery trends, their philosophy about Beauty and the Industry; we talked about women and how they feel about getting Mommy Makeovers and much more.

For more information visit our Facebook Fan Page @niptucktalkshow or email me


May 25, 2016
The Secret to Living Longer, Feeling Better and Looking Younger with Beverly Hills Expert Dr. Andre Berger

The Anti-Aging Prescription for Men and Women with Guest Andre Berger, MD.

Clean-up Your Dirty Soup. 

Beverly Hills Anti-Aging Expert, Dr. Andre Berger uncovers some of the causes of aging

Understand your genetic risk.

Dr. Berger will also discuss the role of male hormones and the reality of Male Andropause.

Andre Berger, MD is board certified and the founder of Rejuvalife Vitality Institute, a premier cosmetic and anti aging practice in Beverly Hills. 

Dr. Berger has been board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, for 20 years, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, and the American Board of Holistic Medicine.



Mar 22, 2016
Botox and Fillers: Faces Are Like Fingerprints

Who do you go to for Botox and Fillers?  You have choices.

A Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, (CANS) An Aesthetic Nurse injector, Nurse Practitioner or a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon. There are different approaches to patient  care and injecting techniques.

How to you find someone who is good?

The world of Aesthetics changes very fast. It's important for practitioners to  stay up-to-date with changes and injection techniques for new fillers on the market. Weekend course in injectables is not going to make an expert. There are risks such as adverse reactions and remember bad things can happen to even the best MD or RN. Your injector must know how to treat any filler related emergency. 

MK Maloney, shares her  expertise on how to use Fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, costs and advice on how to choose the best injector. 


MK Maloney RN CANS is a highly respected board certified aesthetic nurse injectable specialist who has worked nationally and internationally in the aesthetic industry since 1995 with world-renowned celebrity dermatologists and plastic surgeons. 

" I don't work on Selfies, I work on Faces. We work slower and take care of our patients holistically, we do more hand holding and we are less quick to to do things." - MK

Contact info: MK Maloney


Feb 22, 2016
Hair Loss Treatments Go Sci-Fi: The Hair Transplant Robot

Both men and women suffer from hair loss. No more plugs today there are innovative options to treat hair loss, including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Artas Robotic Hair Transplant. 

Most guys start to lose  their hair in their 20's. The average age for a transplant patient is 30. 

How much hair do you have to loose before it is really a hair loss problem? How is the hair measured to determined if you do have a hair loss problem? 

"Measurements don't lie. The control is your scalp. 

Dr. Alan Bauman, Hair Transplant Surgeon and Medical Director of Bauman Medical Group discuses how to tell if you have a hair loss problem,the latest innovative treatments and costs to treat hair loss.

We're taking each individual grouping of hairs one at a time, so we can do it manually with Neograft, and now we have the Hair Transplant Robot to help us on out with the process.

Follow Dr. Bauman on Twitter @dralanBauman

Feb 8, 2016
Is Kybella Worth It?

Kybella is the newest way to treat your double chin. Is it the best alternative to liposuction? It is worth the cost?  What are the risks and who is the best candidate? 

New York Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Hedi Waldrof weighs in about Kybella.


We lose volume in the face as we age. We've been working on lifting and bringing the eye upward to so the eyes pop. We've been able to use fillers and now we can reduce the fat under the jaw. We're cleaning up the last bit.


Dr. Waldrof is Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor at The Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai, both in New York, NY and President of Waldorf Dermatology & Laser Associates, PC in Nanuet, NY.

Jan 19, 2016
Buyer Beware of Skincare Marketing Hype, Tricks & False Claims

Skincare Products: Hype, Tricks, False Marketing Claims and more.

Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Leslie Baumann discusses skincare hype and mis-leading marketing claims.  

Dr. Leslie Baumann is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist, bestselling writer, media personality, sought-after lecturer and the CEO of Baumann Cosmetic Dermatology. 

Dr. Baumann's research has been instrumental in the FDA approval of Botox, Dysport, Voluma, Sculptra, Juvéderm, Tri-Luma and other groundbreaking drugs and treatments.

Don't just buy products because someone at the cosmetic counter tells you that it will firm your skin.  Skincare companies spend lots of money in marketing and many of their claims are false. 

Dr. Baumann discusses some of these tricks and what the labels that you read really mean.  We also talk about stem cells in products and natural oils for your skin. Plus Dr. Baumann shares her favorite skincare products with us.

"There is no way to measure firmness its a made up marketing term. Firming doesn't mean a thing." 

"Don't forget to put all the products you use on your face on your neck and chest" - Dr. Leslie Baumann


Jan 1, 2016
The Hot Aesthetic Trends of 2015

2015 was a great year for Aesthetic Medicine.

The FDA approved more treatments and fillers, which means more choices for consumers.

Host, Michele Garber discusses some of the hot topics in 2015 and shares predications  an quotes from various plastic surgeons and dermatologists. 

This episode discusses body contouring, skin tightening, vaginal tightening, fillers and lasers. What you should know and consider before getting any of these treatments.


Dec 10, 2015
Are You Ready For Plastic Surgery

You're having plastic surgery! Are you really ready? Do you know understand the procedure? Do you have the  emotional and physical support you need? What happens if you change your mind after the consultation? 

Meet Norman Wright of the Wight Institute and PAPPS. Mr Wright is a Social Worker and Psychotherapist who specializes in Pre and Post Procedure Plastic Surgery in the United Kingdom. 

"Having a plastic surgery procedure has an impact psychologically and emotionally. 

It's important that doctors make the time to treat people with dignity and respect 

There is an attitude from surgeons that is not healthy about the patients that they are treating. The moment you have plastic surgery, you are their responsibility for life."



Nov 19, 2015

This is a 2-part interview recorded live at 2015 The American Academy of Dermatology Meeting in San Francisco, featuring Dermatologists Drs Mary Lupo from New Orleans and Jeanette Graf from New York.

Part 1

"Taking care of your skin and making it agin slower is very analogous to a fitness routine. If you start to walk you will look better- if you walk and use weights you'll look more better. The more modalities you add the better the results. If you use sunscreen you'll look better..." - Dr. Mary Lupo


Part 2 - Dr. Graf shares her expertise on a holistic approach to healthy skin from the inside out.

Dr. Graf's biggest tips for for aging gracefully after 40 is to drink lots of water with lemon, take vitamins, breath and have joy.

"Joy is proactive, you being creative. Creativity is important that it gives you energy to find the thing you love to do." -Dr. Jeanette Graf

Dr. Jeanette Graf @ask_drgraf       Dr. Mary Lupo @DrLupo

Nov 10, 2015
What's in Your Beauty Toolbox with Dr. Hedi Waldorf

NOVEMBER IS HEALTHY SKIN MONTH. Just in time for the winter months.

Derm Diva, New York Board Certified Dermatologist  Dr. Hedi Waldorf discusses how beauty and healthy skin is a lifestyle. 

Dr. Waldorf is a board certified Dermatologist with a private practice in New York. She serves as an Investigator Speaker, Consultant, Advisory Board Member and trainer for medical devices and products allowing her to participate for development of treatment protocols and to offer her patients the latest treatments. She has been quoted in magazines such as Galore, Ell, Vogue, e, The Oprah, Oprah magazine, Instyle, People Style Watch, Good Housekeeping, Real Simple among others and Dr. Waldorf has a private practice in both New York at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Nanuet, New York at Waldorf Dermatology and Laser Associates. 


"People come in and they are worried about what anti-ageing products they should use and they are not cleansing properly, they are drying out their skin. You know, borrowing a few unusual circumstances, you do not need an anti-bacterial cleanser or a deodorant cleanser for your face and body. You can use something very gentle. Dove is the classic. Dove and Olay both make products that are very gentle in replenishing for the skin and strip less moisture and the minute you get out of the shower or washing, feel that skin because if you are an intact skin barrier is always going to look more useful and be more supple and soft than a non-intact barrier and you do not want to wait until your skin is chapped or itchy or irritated to start taking care of it."





Oct 29, 2015
 The 2015 Hollywood Facelift with Dr.90210 Jason Diamond

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jason Diamond shares his expertise on celebrity facelifts. What is the trend for 2015? We also discuss the misconceptions of removing fat under the chin. 

Plastic Surgery is main stream and many people are getting facelifts younger and younger. But not all facelifts are alike and not one technique works on all patients. 

Patients have many misconceptions today about plastic surgery procedures, it is an easy sell. What's most important is that they have an understanding of the procedure what it can and cannot accomplish.

Celebrities and models  earn a living with their looks, there is no room for error, yet we all have seen some disastrous plastic surgery results. Dr. Diamond talks about his different facelift techniques and what is the new 2015 lift. 

We also discuss misconceptions about fat and some of the common problems people have after procedures such Kybella, Thermage and other skin tightening devices used in the neck area.

Eliminating fat will make you have a facelift sooner, according to Dr Diamond. The area under the chin and neck is a misunderstood area.  A common problem he sees after liposuction,Thermage or Ulthera is that the patient's necks is more wrinkled and creppy.  Most people with aging faces do not have any excess fat. Consumers need to be very careful about these treatments.


Dr. Diamond is dual Board Certified by the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.  Dr. Diamond was recognized at the 2008 Aesthetics Show as “Best Facial Plastic Surgeon” and honored with “The Best Facial Plastic Surgeon Award” by his peers and colleagues. Dr. Diamond has been the featured facial plastic surgeon on E! Entertainment’s “Dr. 90210” for the last seven consecutive years and is used as a plastic surgery resource for such media as the Discovery Health Channel and Entertainment Tonight and publications such as Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, Life & Style Magazine, and People Magazine.

* pls note this episode had some challenging technical problems, my apologies  in advance. 

Oct 19, 2015
Only Your Hair Stylist Knows for Sure

Finding a good stylist is like finding a good Dermatologist.

Celebrity Hair Stylist Dustin David is owner of  Dustin David Salon located in Los Gatos, CA.

Dustin David grew up playing with hair and knew from a young age that he wanted to be a stylist. Dustin has trained with top stylists in the U.S.and Europe. Many of his clients are celebrities and models.

Dustin also works with post-plastic surgery patients, both male and female.  He understands how to cut and color post-op patients, whether it is hiding a new scar or given them a whole a new look to go along with their new face.  

Dustin shares tips on everything from how to style your hair post-plastic surgery, to how to interview a new stylist and his favorite haircare products.

People often wonder how often you should wash your hair. Dustin's advises to shampoo your scalp and put conditioner on your hair rather than washing your "hair".

What hot in hair styles: The 90's are back- undercutting hair is a hot trend. The shapes are sexier less boxy. 

"Hair is basically a material there are only certain things you can do with it But it's how you choose to showcase it."




Oct 15, 2015
Beauty is a Lifelong  Journey

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Rod Rohrich  discuses  "Navigate Your Beauty" Smart and Safe Plastic Surgery Solutions

Dr. Rod Rohrich is internationally renowned as one of the top plastic surgeons in the world. He is Professor and Chairman of the Dept of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas.

Navigate Your Beauty is the new GPS for consumers.

Having safe and successful plastic surgery depends on finding the right plastic surgeon.
Dr. Rohrich takes listeners through these very important steps. 
  • How to identify the right surgeon
  • How to interview them 
  • How collaborate wait them to get the best outcome for you.

The three magic questions you need to ask your surgeon before committing to plastic surgery are

  1.  Is this one of the top 3 surgeries you perform and how often? 
  2. Do you teach, speak or write about these procedures to other surgeons?
  3. Can you show good consistent good results ?

Sep 24, 2015
No More Man Boobs

California Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Miquel Delgado talks about surgical treatments and causes  for Gynecomastia, Male Boobs.

Dr. Delgado specializes in Gynecomastia and has preformed over 1000 cases. His private practice is located in Novato, California.

"Doctors would always tell young boys it will go away by the time your 18 years old. But it doesn't, so men did not have an answer they lived with it they hide it and that was a common way men dealt with it." 

Men and Young boys do not have to live with Gynecomastia. There are different surgical techniques depending on your age, and weight.  There is however always a slight risk of occurance, if you do it young because your hormones are still growing.

The younger you are the better the outcome. Insurance does not cover this surgery and the price ranges from about $12,000 to $18,000 depending on many factors.


Skill and technique is very important. Dr. Delgado preforms many revision surgeries on men who have had poor results from previous surgeries. Do you homework.

Sep 18, 2015
Safe Anesthesia : What Everyone Should Know Before Going Under

 The bottom line says Friedberg, "Don’t let your parents, your spouse or anybody you love over 50 years old get general anesthesia without a brain monitor or you may never speak to that same person again."

Dr Barry Friedberg discusses the importance of brain monitors in the OR and how it can save your life.

A Board Certified Anesthesiologist for more than three decades, Dr. Friedberg is the author of "Getting Over Going Under 5 Things You Must Know Before Anesthesia" .

Dr. Barry Friedberg has been interviewed extensively on the subject of anesthesia and propofol by FOX, CNN, True TV, and People Magazine during the Michael Jackson murder trial.


Sep 18, 2015
Advances in Breast Revision Surgery with Dr. Scott Mosser


"It makes me really sad when people are living with something that is fully fixable sometimes I see patients who have need a revision and they've been waiting for 12 years." Dr. Scott Mosser


San Francisco Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Scott Mosser joins us to discuss some of the causes of breast revision surgery and how revision surgery techniques have changed in recent years. 
Dr. Mosser is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) and Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), where he completed his internship and 6 years of comprehensive general and plastic surgery training.
His private practice is located in San Francisco.
Sep 16, 2015
Nutrition Before and After Surgery with Dr. Gregory Buford

Good nutrition will help maintain your plastic surgery result as well as get you back on track after surgery.

Preparing your body for cosmetic surgery is equally as important as preparing your mind.

"How you look on the outside is a direct manifestation of how we feel in the inside." Dr. Gregory Buford 

Denver, Colorado Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gregory Buford shares his expertise on Pre and Post- op nutrition.

Dr Buford specializes in non-invasive and cosmetic plastic surgery procedures and is Board Certified in Anti-Aging/Restorative Medicine. He is also a NPC Men's Physique Competitor.

Dr. Buford is nationally recognized judge for the Miss America Foundation and has been a featured expert on numerous television talk shows, plastic surgery websites, books, magazines, and newspapers.


Sep 16, 2015
A Healthy Smile

How to Achieve a Healthy and Beautiful Smile 

This is Part 1 of a two part series.

Many people have a fear of going to the dentist and are confused about the different specialities.

Dr. Claudia Cotca discusses the difference of dental specialities and how to choose a dentist that is right for you. 

Dr. Claudia Cotca, an international lecturer and aesthetic restorative dentist founded the Washington Institute for Dentistry & Laser Surgery in Washington DC Metro, a private practice Institute with focus on technology and interdisciplinary smile reconstruction. 

Dr. Cotca has appeared on online portals, SiriusXM Doctor’s Radio, ABC News, NBC News as Dental and Oral Health Expert and a guest contributor in New Beauty Magazine.  

Sep 15, 2015
Lipstick and Floss

 "Brushing and Flossing has to happen within 30 minutes after your meal," Dr. Claudia Cotca

Rinse, Brush and Floss...How to have a healthy mouth.

Warning signs of dental disease - bleeding when brushing. Lack of lubraication and dry mouth can also lead to gum disease.

Dr. Claudia Cotca, an international lecturer and aesthetic restorative dentist founded the Washington Institute for Dentistry & Laser Surgery in Washington DC Metro, a private practice Institute with focus on technology and interdisciplinary smile reconstruction. 

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral Medicine, and is a member of the International College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Claudia Cotca serves on many national Boards and Committees. She holds memberships with the Academy of General Dentistry, American Society of Laser & Medical Surgery, International Team for Implantology, and many others.  

Dr. Cotca has appeared on online portals, SiriusXM Doctor’s Radio, ABC News, NBC News as Dental and Oral Health Expert and a guest contributor in New Beauty Magazine.  



Sep 15, 2015
Microneedling Talk with Derma Needling Guru Dr. Lance Setterfield

Microneedling is becoming one of the hottest new skincare treatment. Yet it is not a new technology. 

"It's a great Cinderalla Story in that it does offers the opportunity of heathy skin to the many instead of the privileged." Dr. Lance Setterfield

Microneedling is a hot topic amongst the medical community. There are still lots of unknowns. Join us for an indepth discussion about microneedlng, best uses, precautions and myths with Microneedling Guru Dr. Lance Setterfield, author of The Concise Guide to Dermal Needling

Dr. Lance Setterfield MB.Ch.B. is  one of the world's foremost Dermal Needling experts, is an educator, skin treatment specialist & international speaker.  Author of “Concise Guide to Dermal Needling”, he draws from 32 yrs of medical experience with special interest in cell-to-cell communication, researching effects of dermal needling on the epidermis (cosmetic) & dermis (medical).  Collaboration with companies around the world has enabled him to be on the forefront of this technology. Dr. Setterfield is medical director of Acacia Dermacare located in Victoria Canada.

Sep 15, 2015
Popular Beauty Trends in Denmark with Dr. Marie Louise von Sperling

"It's a jungle in Europe with over 80 different fillers." 

Do Danish woman have the same beauty ideals as American Woman?  Yes, but there many more botched plastic surgeries and fillers that have gone wrong. 

Copenhagen Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Marie Louise von Sperling shares her insight and philosphy of beauty.

Dr. Sperling has been in private practice since 2009. She is the Owner of a private clinic named AESTHETICA located in Copenhagen Denmark.  Dr. Sperling is a member of European Plastic Research Council. Dr Sperling specializes in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. She has published and presented scientific work in international papers and meetings. Dr. Sperling is frequently featured in popular magazines throughout Denmark and author of a popular book on antiaging available in Danish.  

Sep 15, 2015
Aging Successfully Not Helplessly with NY Dermatologist, Dr. Doris Day

"Aging Successfully Not Helplessly"Dr. Doris Day

How do we age successfully today? By taking advantage of all the exciting advances in skincare and non-surgical options such as Kybella.

Leading Dermatolgist and NY media personality Dr. Doris Day shares her tips on healthy skin, the hottest new aesthetic technologies and her favorite drugstore brand skincare products.

Doris Day, MD, is a board certified dermatologist in private practice in New York.  Dr.Day is a frequent guest expert for Good Morning America, The View, 20/20 including a Barbara Walters Special on rejuvenation, CNN, the Today Show,The Rachael Ray Show,The Katie Couric Show, Bethenny, she is frequently quoted in major women’s magazines including InStyle, Allure, Vogue, Glamour, W, and Cosmopolitan.

Sep 2, 2015
The Double Mastectomy Trend

Being told you have breast cancer is a life changing event. Many women are choosing to have a double mastecomy even if their other breast is clear of cancer. Why are so many woman making this life changing decison? 

Internationally Board Certified Reconstruction Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Karen Horton disusses the rise in double mastecomies, new surgical technologies and nipple sparing surgery with NipTuck Talk host, Michele Garber.

Dr. Horton practices in San Francisco, CA.  She is the mother of twins and specializes in micro-surgical breast reconstructive surgery and mommy makeovers.