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.
- Announced: 4 May 2019
- Premiered: 7 May 2019
- Available on: Website • YouTube • Apple Podcasts • Google Podcasts • Spotify
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
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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
- Actress, author, and model Molly Simms appears in episode 34.
- P90X founder Tony Horton appears in episode 36.
- World-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher appears in episode 66.
- TV personality Jillian Barberie appears in episode 81.
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.”
|81||2 Jun 2021||Candid Convo: Jillian Barberie|
|80||26 May 2021||Eye-Opening Oculopasty|
|79||19 May 2021||Unreal Expectations; Social Media|
|78||12 May 2021||Rhinoplasty Consult Questions|
|77||5 May 2021||Joselyn Cano’s Last Recorded Interview|
|76||10 Mar 2021||Rhino Through Thick and Thin|
|75||17 Feb 2021||Fillers: When is it too much?|
|74||10 Feb 2021||Dr. Rady answers your questions|
|73||3 Feb 2021||Botox from A to Z|
|72||25 Jan 2021||Enhancing your weak jaw|
|71||13 Jan 2021||Opening a dialogue on Male Procedures|
Plastic Surgery Uncensored • Season 2 • Episodes 21-28
|70||16 Dec 2020||Fillers from A to Z|
|69||27 Nov 2020||Skin Cancer and your treatment options|
|68||18 Nov 2020||Differences between Hernias and Diastasis Recti|
|67||11 Nov 2020||Dr. Rady responds to listeners questions|
|66||4 Nov 2020||Day in the life, Plastic Surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher|
|65||28 Oct 2020||Avoiding the Mommy Makeover|
|64||21 Oct 2020||Breast Implant Illness: Two women’s journey|
Plastic Surgery Uncensored • Season 2 • Episodes 11-20
|63||14 Oct 2020||Breast Cancer Survivors Journey|
|62||7 Oct 2020||A Close look at Breast Reconstruction|
|61||1 Oct 2020||Plastic surgery during a Pandemic|
|60||22 Sep 2020||Questions and Answers on Plastic Surgery|
|59||16 Sep 2020||Concerns and Fears about anesthesia – II|
|58||16 Sep 2020||Concerns and Fears about anesthesia – I|
|57||29 Jul 2020||Diastasis Recti: How to prepare financially|
|56||22 Jul 2020||Diastasis Recti: Identify a Diastasis Recti Expert – III|
|55||15 Jul 2020||Diastasis Recti: From Pain to Freedom – II|
|54||7 Jul 2020||Closer look at Diastasis Recti from inside out – I|
Plastic Surgery Uncensored • Season 2 • Episodes 1-10
|53||7 Jul 2020||Teen’s Breast Reduction Journey, Aftermath – II|
|52||24 Jun 2020||Mom and daughter’s journey in breast reduction|
|51||17 Jun 2020||Dr. Rady responds to listener’s questions|
|50||11 Jun 2020||Latina Influencers Impact on Body Image|
|49||2 Jun 2020||Latina celebrities in Hollywood|
|48||20 May 2020||What’s trending and what you need to know|
|47||13 May 2020||What is a beauty broker?|
|46||5 May 2020||Biggest Loser|
|45||29 Apr 2020||Smoke and Mirrors in Plastic Surgery Marketing|
|44||22 Apr 2020||Look at Me! Avoiding the Attention Seekers|
Plastic Surgery Uncensored • Season 1 • Episodes 31-43
|43||25 Mar 2020||It’s all in the lips|
|42||19 Mar 2020||Everything you ever wanted to know about fillers|
|41||11 Mar 2020||Finding the right medical advocate|
|40||2 Mar 2020||Plastic Surgery Away from Home|
|39||19 Feb 2020||Repairing the aftermath of an IVF pregnancy|
|38||11 Feb 2020||What you need to know about rhinoplasty|
|37||28 Jan 2020||The reality of social media and plastic surgery|
|36||21 Jan 2020||Road map to a better body; Tony Horton, P90X|
|35||16 Jan 2020||Dropping the pounds before we consider surgery|
|34||8 Jan 2020||Getting motivated with Molly Sims for 2020|
|33||31 Dec 2019||Best of 2019: You Get What You Pay For|
|32||24 Dec 2019||Best of 2019: Celebrity Plastic Surgery|
|31||19 Dec 2019||Discovering less known procedures in plastic surgery|
Plastic Surgery Uncensored • Season 1 • Episodes 21-30
|30||11 Dec 2019||Body Dysmorphia and its dangers|
|29||4 Dec 2019||Getting Ready for the Holidays|
|28||26 Nov 2019||The 411 of Plastic Surgery|
|27||19 Nov 2019||Patient’s full body lift journey|
|26||14 Nov 2019||Rosie’s Fully Body Transformation|
|25||5 Nov 2019||Social Media and Unrealistic Expectations|
|24||30 Oct 2019||Destination Plastic Surgery|
|23||23 Oct 2019||Diastasis Recti: Losing the Mommy Pouch|
|22||16 Oct 2019||Identical Twins Become Identical Again!|
|21||9 Oct 2019||It’s all in the eyes|
Plastic Surgery Uncensored • Season 1 • Episodes 11-20
|20||3 Oct 2019||From Obese to OMG!|
|19||25 Sep 2019||Goodbye Fat and Loose Skin|
|18||18 Sep 2019||Listener’s questions for Dr. Rady|
|17||11 Sep 2019||Latest breast implant recall and breast implant disease|
|16||28 Aug 2019||Celebrity Plastic Surgery: Who got it right/wrong|
|15||21 Aug 2019||Avoiding the Unavoidable: Aging and Plastic Surgery|
|14||13 Aug 2019||Scar Wound Management: Fact or Fiction|
|13||7 Aug 2019||Eligibility for Plastic Surgery: Elaborate, Ethical Decision|
|12||31 Jul 2019||You Get What You Pay For: The Cost of Plastic Surgery|
|11||24 Jul 2019||Diastasis Recti: A Mom’s Nightmare|
Plastic Surgery Uncensored • Season 1 • Episodes 1-10
|10||17 Jul 2019||Unforeseen Consequences of Bariatric Surgery|
|9||10 Jul 2019||Med Spas: A Quick Solution or a Bigger Problem?|
|8||25 Jun 2019||Men and Plastic Surgery: Not as Taboo as You Think|
|7||19 Jun 2019||The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Breast Implants, Part II|
|6||12 Jun 2019||The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Breast Implants|
|5||5 Jun 2019||Knowing What to Ask During a Consultation|
|4||29 May 2019||A Perfect Profile in the Real World|
|3||22 May 2019||I like Big Butts, but they’re a lie|
|2||15 May 2019||The 411 of plastic surgery|
|1||7 May 2019||The Right and Wrong Way of Plastic Surgery|
“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
Joselyn Cano is a notable guest. Great podcast.