Directed by Jean-Simon Chartier
Dr. Michael Salzhauer a.k.a. Dr. Miami is the most famous plastic surgeon in America, and the first doctor to livestream graphic tummy tucks and breast augmentations on Snapchat – all with the enthusiastic consent of his patients.
The golden age of “sharing” has taken us to places as a society we never imagined. Through Dr. Miami’s “reality” operating theater, we enter the hotbed of body modification and selfie culture, where butt lifts lifts have increased over 250 percent since 2015, and Salzhauer’s patient waiting list is two years long. And yet, the cosmetic surgery evangelist is also an Orthodox Jew, married for 20 years with five children and observes the Sabbath.
This funny and incisive film explores how Dr. Miami balances the celebrity status he actively cultivates with his conservative Orthodox Jewish faith. In the age of relentless pursuit of social media fame, Dr. Miami has taken “getting some work done” to new extremes, making him an internet and pop culture sensation celebrated in hip hop culture and memes. Salzhauer, a devoted family man, is not immune to the pressures of social media’s looking glass and the crass and often sexist marketing that feeds the nonstop social media beast he’s now a part of.