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Plastic Surgery Uncensored: Raw Advice From One of Beverly Hills’ Best Plastic Surgeons

“Actually a healthy dose of fear is needed these days.” – Dr. Rady Rahban

Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Rady Rahban is a specialist in rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and mommy makeovers, an expert in revision surgery, and one of America’s best plastic surgeons as voted by peers nationally in April 2021.

Premiered in May 2019, his podcast, “Plastic Surgery Uncensored,” is an outlet of raw and realistic information for anyone considering plastic surgery.

Between plenty of actionable advice and botch-prevention tips, you’ll hear your fair share of colorful language and understandably emphatic warnings. Within a few episodes, you’ll probably feel you know him personally.

“Actually a healthy dose of fear is needed these days. People are way too casual and cavalier with all cosmetic procedures.”

Dr. Rady Rahban, replying to a comment on his February 2020 Instagram repost of @snoopdogg raising awareness about botched butt injections

In its premiere, Dr. Rahban says he started Plastic Surgery Uncensored because after 15 years of caring for hundreds of thousands of patients, his practice had “slowly morphed over time,” and little by little he started seeing “an influx of revisional-type cases”—patients who, for instance, had had a breast augmentation that didn’t go well, or a mommy makeover they were unhappy with.

Seeing those revision cases also started to change the way Rahban saw primaries—first-time plastic surgeries. “As I saw all these patients coming in from all over the country—now all over the world—with complications, it started to change the way that I communicate with my primaries.”


“Plastic surgery can be… the most amazing thing you’ve ever done [and] it can be simultaneously the worst thing you ever decided to do. And so the question then becomes, how the hell do I decide? How do I make sure I fall on the right side of that fence?

“And so, what I do every day, is one by one, patient by patient, I tell them the specifics of how to get through this process; how to avoid becoming a statistic. And so when you do this every day, patient by patient, you start to realize, holy shit, I really need to get this message out.

Dr. Rady Rahban

Eventually, so much time spent daily educating patients on how to navigate the entire process of plastic surgery led Rahban to start a podcast.

“The message being not that plastic surgery isn’t safe or isn’t good, but [that] there is a right way and a wrong way, and that if you know (like it is with every other decision in life), how to do things the right way, you should end up having an outstanding outcome. And that’s what I want for patients. I want for patients to do well.”

Host: Dr. Rady Rahban

Dr. Shahrad “Rady” Rahban is a board-certified plastic surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Plastic Surgeons, the founder of a private practice in Beverly Hills, and the creator of Beauty After Baby, which focuses exclusively on post-pregnancy body care and mommy makeovers.

His own patients served as the models on his website and he took their photographs.

But if Rahban could be known for any one thing, it probably wouldn’t be summed up in a traditional title—as inspiring and prestigious as those titles might be.

Because when you look at his surgical work and hear the tone and words he uses in his descriptions (and damnations) throughout his educational social content, it’s patently clear that he’s a surgeon with integrity who’s honestly probably a bit tired of doing revisions.

“And then we start a DIALOGUE and it’s neither paternalistic—aka, I know better, you don’t know what you’re talking about—those days are gone. Nor, patient knows best, I’m here to serve, I’m your Uber driver, tell me where you want to go, I’ll do it.’ It’s COLLABORATIVE. This is collaborative medicine.”

Dr. Rady Rahban

The revisions don’t seem to tire him—it’s more the thought of the patients he could have warned, could have helped in advance, could have prevented from becoming a “statistic”—well before they had that botched breast augmentation or not so great mommy makeover.

“Excellence in Revision” reads one of the four banners that bedeck his website, speaking simultaneously to the nature of his surgical work, and to a bigger problem within the industry itself.

Not every plastic surgery is going to be perfect, not every patient is going to be satisfied—and those who aren’t, often have good reason not to be.

Plastic surgery is sold on the wonders and revelations it can do for you. What happens when it does the opposite?

Today, revisions make up “at least one-third” of his practice.

His podcast could help diligent patients educate themselves and avoid the need for most revisions altogether.

“So you come in and tell me what’s wrong with you, and then your doctor BETTER know how to explain to you what he or she thinks is wrong, what your options are, and what they suggest. If they’re not capable of doing that, then you’ve got a problem. But you walking in and saying “I want X,” and them giving it to you is a catastrophe.”

Dr. Rady Rahban

Producers

Maria Lopez Alvarez (reVOLVER Podcasts); YEA Marketing.

Premiere

Plastic Surgery Uncensored premiered on 7 May 2019.

In the 39-minute premiere episode, “The Right and Wrong Way of Plastic Surgery,” Dr. Rahban discusses:

  • Why he decided to start a podcast
  • How and why he became a plastic surgeon
  • How and why the onus of plastic surgery falls on the patient
  • How greed and ego play into false plastic surgery candidacy
  • Returning honor and respect to the industry of plastic surgery
  • The importance of DIALOGUE in plastic surgery consultations
  • The important differences between cosmetic surgeons and plastic surgeons
  • Manipulative, misleading, and misunderstood adjectives used by both patients and plastic surgery marketers

Notable Guests

  • Actress, author, and model Molly Simms appears in episode 34.
  • P90X founder Tony Horton appears in episode 36.
  • Beauty Brokers Inc. founder Melinda Anna Farina appears in episode 47.
  • World-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher appears in episode 66.
  • TV personality Jillian Barberie appears in episode 81.

Audience

Plastic Surgery Uncensored is a must-listen for anyone thinking about getting plastic surgery.

“I have spent a lot of time creating what I think will be very useful content for ANYONE considering plastic surgery,” Dr. Rahban wrote a day after its launch. “It’s raw and to the point.”

Episodes

Season 3

EpisodeDateEpisode Title
812 Jun 2021Candid Convo: Jillian Barberie
8026 May 2021Eye-Opening Oculopasty
7919 May 2021Unreal Expectations; Social Media
7812 May 2021Rhinoplasty Consult Questions
775 May 2021Joselyn Cano’s Last Recorded Interview
7610 Mar 2021Rhino Through Thick and Thin
7517 Feb 2021Fillers: When is it too much?
7410 Feb 2021Dr. Rady answers your questions
733 Feb 2021Botox from A to Z
7225 Jan 2021Enhancing your weak jaw
7113 Jan 2021Opening a dialogue on Male Procedures

Season 2

Plastic Surgery Uncensored • Season 2 • Episodes 21-28

EpisodeDateEpisode Title
7016 Dec 2020Fillers from A to Z
6927 Nov 2020Skin Cancer and your treatment options
6818 Nov 2020Differences between Hernias and Diastasis Recti
6711 Nov 2020Dr. Rady responds to listeners questions
664 Nov 2020Day in the life, Plastic Surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher
6528 Oct 2020Avoiding the Mommy Makeover
6421 Oct 2020Breast Implant Illness: Two women’s journey

Plastic Surgery Uncensored • Season 2 • Episodes 11-20

EpisodeDateEpisode Title
6314 Oct 2020Breast Cancer Survivors Journey
627 Oct 2020A Close look at Breast Reconstruction
611 Oct 2020Plastic surgery during a Pandemic
6022 Sep 2020Questions and Answers on Plastic Surgery
5916 Sep 2020Concerns and Fears about anesthesia – II
5816 Sep 2020Concerns and Fears about anesthesia – I
5729 Jul 2020Diastasis Recti: How to prepare financially
5622 Jul 2020Diastasis Recti: Identify a Diastasis Recti Expert – III
5515 Jul 2020Diastasis Recti: From Pain to Freedom – II
547 Jul 2020Closer look at Diastasis Recti from inside out – I

Plastic Surgery Uncensored • Season 2 • Episodes 1-10

EpisodeDateEpisode Title
537 Jul 2020Teen’s Breast Reduction Journey, Aftermath – II
5224 Jun 2020Mom and daughter’s journey in breast reduction
5117 Jun 2020Dr. Rady responds to listener’s questions
5011 Jun 2020Latina Influencers Impact on Body Image
492 Jun 2020Latina celebrities in Hollywood
4820 May 2020What’s trending and what you need to know
4713 May 2020What is a beauty broker?
465 May 2020Biggest Loser
4529 Apr 2020Smoke and Mirrors in Plastic Surgery Marketing
4422 Apr 2020Look at Me! Avoiding the Attention Seekers

Season 1

Plastic Surgery Uncensored • Season 1 • Episodes 31-43

EpisodeDateEpisode Title
4325 Mar 2020It’s all in the lips
4219 Mar 2020Everything you ever wanted to know about fillers
4111 Mar 2020Finding the right medical advocate
402 Mar 2020Plastic Surgery Away from Home
3919 Feb 2020Repairing the aftermath of an IVF pregnancy
3811 Feb 2020What you need to know about rhinoplasty
3728 Jan 2020The reality of social media and plastic surgery
3621 Jan 2020Road map to a better body; Tony Horton, P90X
3516 Jan 2020Dropping the pounds before we consider surgery
348 Jan 2020Getting motivated with Molly Sims for 2020
3331 Dec 2019Best of 2019: You Get What You Pay For
3224 Dec 2019Best of 2019: Celebrity Plastic Surgery
3119 Dec 2019Discovering less known procedures in plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery Uncensored • Season 1 • Episodes 21-30

EpisodeDateEpisode Title
3011 Dec 2019Body Dysmorphia and its dangers
294 Dec 2019Getting Ready for the Holidays
2826 Nov 2019The 411 of Plastic Surgery
2719 Nov 2019Patient’s full body lift journey
2614 Nov 2019Rosie’s Fully Body Transformation
255 Nov 2019Social Media and Unrealistic Expectations
2430 Oct 2019Destination Plastic Surgery
2323 Oct 2019Diastasis Recti: Losing the Mommy Pouch
2216 Oct 2019Identical Twins Become Identical Again!
219 Oct 2019It’s all in the eyes

Plastic Surgery Uncensored • Season 1 • Episodes 11-20

EpisodeDateEpisode Title
203 Oct 2019From Obese to OMG!
1925 Sep 2019Goodbye Fat and Loose Skin
1818 Sep 2019Listener’s questions for Dr. Rady
1711 Sep 2019Latest breast implant recall and breast implant disease
1628 Aug 2019Celebrity Plastic Surgery: Who got it right/wrong
1521 Aug 2019Avoiding the Unavoidable: Aging and Plastic Surgery
1413 Aug 2019Scar Wound Management: Fact or Fiction
137 Aug 2019Eligibility for Plastic Surgery: Elaborate, Ethical Decision
1231 Jul 2019You Get What You Pay For: The Cost of Plastic Surgery
1124 Jul 2019Diastasis Recti: A Mom’s Nightmare

Plastic Surgery Uncensored • Season 1 • Episodes 1-10

EpisodeDateEpisode Title
1017 Jul 2019Unforeseen Consequences of Bariatric Surgery
910 Jul 2019Med Spas: A Quick Solution or a Bigger Problem?
825 Jun 2019Men and Plastic Surgery: Not as Taboo as You Think
719 Jun 2019The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Breast Implants, Part II
612 Jun 2019The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Breast Implants
55 Jun 2019Knowing What to Ask During a Consultation
429 May 2019A Perfect Profile in the Real World
322 May 2019I like Big Butts, but they’re a lie
215 May 2019The 411 of plastic surgery
17 May 2019The Right and Wrong Way of Plastic Surgery

Quoted:

“And then we start a DIALOGUE and it’s neither paternalistic—aka, I know better, you don’t know what you’re talking about—those days are gone. Nor, patient knows best, I’m here to serve, I’m your Uber driver, tell me where you want to go, I’ll do it.” It’s COLLABORATIVE. This is collaborative medicine. So you come in and tell me what’s wrong with you, and then your doctor BETTER know how to explain to you what he or she thinks is wrong, what your options are, and what they suggest. If they’re not capable of doing that, then you’ve got a problem. But you walking in and saying “I want X,” and them giving it to you is a catastrophe.” – Dr. Rady Rahban

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