TikTok lets patients hear directly from plastic surgeons, who are joining the social media app in great numbers.
The 10 biggest plastic surgeons on TikTok share a wide variety of educational and entertaining content.
Some stress comedy over applicability, but, all things considered, it’s pretty great that we live in a time when doctors not only can reach a wider audience than ever before, but that many are actually doing it.
How else would you know that butt implants rotate and get infected, that some plastic surgery procedures are pretty dangerous, or that holistic plastic surgery was actually a thing?
Some of their videos warn patients and others of what to avoid, while others dispel common plastic surgery myths.
The biggest plastic surgeons on TikTok as of May 2023, create videos consistently—many of them post multiple times daily—and share their expertise and opinions on topics a lot broader than just plastic surgery.
Here are the 10 biggest plastic surgeons on TikTok:
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Dr. Anthony Youn: 8.3M TikTok Followers
#1: Dr. Anthony Youn is the #1 most popular plastic surgeon on TikTok, based on the number of followers he has, and based on the number of combined “Likes” his videos have generated. Dr. Youn is also the plastic surgeon with the fastest-growing account on TikTok. In January 2022, Dr. Youn had 7.4 million followers, while as of May 2023, the surgeon’s following has grown to 8.3 million, surpassing the plastic surgeon who was then the world’s most popular on TikTok.
@doctoryoun If they are blue, purple, or gray we’re in deep 💩💩. #breastreduction #breastreductionsurgery #breastlift #plasticsurgeonlife ♬ original sound – Kai
Dr. Anthony Youn is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Troy, Michigan. He is known for his holistic approach to plastic surgery, which emphasizes natural-looking results and incorporates non-invasive treatments and self-care practices. Dr. Youn is the founder of Youn Plastic Surgery, which offers a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments to enhance patients’ appearances. He is also a social media influencer, with a large following on Instagram and TikTok, where he shares informative content and reaction videos related to plastic surgery and beauty. Dr. Youn is the author of two books, “The Age Fix” and “Playing God,” and is a regular contributor to various online publications. He has been quoted in news media and has made appearances on television shows, including “The Rachael Ray Show” and “The Doctors.”
Dr. Richard Brown: 7.8M TikTok Followers
#2: Dr. Richard Brown, also known as “The Real Tik Tok Doc,” is currently the 2nd most popular plastic surgeon on all of TikTok, with 7.8 million total followers.
@therealtiktokdoc The passing of Christina Ashten Gourkani is do tragic. … This was a preventable outcome … She likely had silicone injections, but this is not confirned yet. … Embolism into a vessel can lead to cardiac arrest and ultimately you know shats next. … #brownsanatomy #tragedy #sad #silicone #christinaashten #christinaashtengourkani ♬ love nwantinti (ah ah ah) – CKay
Dr. Richard Brown is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Scottsdale, Arizona, with over a decade of experience. Dr. Brown, otherwise known as The Real TikTok Doc, is best known for his expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures, helping his patients feel confident in their own skin. He’s received positive reviews from patients and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center.
The Real Doctor Miami: 2.6M TikTok Followers
#3: With 2.6M followers, The Real Doctor Miami is the 3rd most famous plastic surgeon on TikTok. “The Real Dr Miami” is Dr. Michael Salzhauer, a board-certified plastic surgeon in, you guessed it, Miami. Compared to other popular plastic surgeons on the app, The Real Dr Miami, is high on comedy content, with a sprinkle of education.
My patients >>> everything else♬ original sound – ThatBKman
Dr. Michael Salzhauer, also known as “Dr. Miami,” is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida. He is known for his expertise in performing cosmetic surgery procedures, including Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers, and for his use of social media to document his surgeries and engage with his patients and followers. Dr. Salzhauer has gained a significant following on social media platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube, where he shares behind-the-scenes footage of his surgeries and provides educational content about plastic surgery. He is also the author of several books, including “My Beautiful Mommy” and “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cosmetic Surgery,” and has made appearances on various television shows, including “The Doctors” and “The Wendy Williams Show.”
Dr. Daniel Barrett: 2.0M TikTok Followers
#4: With 2.0 million followers, Dr. Daniel Barrett, from Beverly Hills, California, is the 4th most famous plastic surgeon on TikTok as of May 2023.
@barrettplasticsurgery Do saunas melt your implants? #sauna #saunatime #implant #plasticsurgery #doctorsoftiktok ♬ original sound – Dr Daniel Barrett
Dr. Barrett’s audience has grown by 200,000 followers in just over a year. The surgeon puts out educational and entertaining content at least once daily, often posting multiple times per day. On TikTok, Dr. Barrett is known for creative content, as well as debunking common myths and misconceptions about various plastic surgery procedures and devices—such as whether breast implants melt in a sauna. (He says they don’t, and require temperatures of nearly 500 degrees before melting.)
Dr. Charles S. Lee: 977.1K TikTok Followers
#5: Dr. Charles Lee is the 5th most popular plastic surgeon on TikTok, with nearly one million followers.
@drlee90210 #duet with @biggntk Insane results 😱 Would you do this? #growingtall #limblengtheningsurgery #plasticsurgery #plasticsurgeon #trending ♬ Nice For What – Drake
Dr. Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Beverly Hills, California. He specializes in facial aesthetics, such as eyelid enhancement, rhinoplasty, and facelifts. Dr. Lee is also known for his expertise in Asian aesthetic plastic surgery and is considered a trailblazer in the field. He has contributed articles on surgery of the eyes, nose, and facial skeleton on medical websites and teaches instructional courses at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Remus Repta: 823K TikTok Followers
#6: Dr. Remus Repta is the 6th most popular plastic surgeon on TikTok, with 823,000 followers as of May 2023.
@drrepta_plasticsurgery Replying to @murphys_law4 BMI is not a good indicator of wether a patient is healthy enough to move forward with surgery or not. We prove that on a daily basis by operating on patients with BMI’s over 35… in fact our patient today had a BMI of 70.2 & they are doing great! #drrepta #plasticsurgery #nobmi #wow #plussize #tummytuck #scottsdale ♬ original sound – Dr. Repta
Dr. Repta is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Scottsdale, Arizona. He specializes in cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery and is known for his expertise in advanced techniques for procedures such as rhinoplasty, breast enhancement, breast reconstruction, abdominal reconstruction, body contouring, and facial rejuvenation. Dr. Repta is highly skilled and has co-authored a textbook on abdominoplasty. He is widely recognized for his exceptional skills and the quality and artistry of his surgical work, and is known both nationally and internationally for achieving elegant, natural-looking outcomes, according to sources.
Dr. Prem Tripathi: 635.4K TikTok Followers
#7: Dr. Prem Tripathi is the 7th most popular plastic surgeon on TikTok as of May 2023.
@drpremtripathi #greenscreen of course, there are lots of life experiences that play into this, but across cultures, there are features that are universally attractive, no matter the societal pressures. #drpremtripathi ♬ original sound – Dr. Prem Tripathi
Dr. Prem Tripathi is a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon based in Livermore, California. He is known for his expertise in both surgical and non-surgical procedures of the face and neck, including lip lift, face/necklifts, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, and facial rejuvenation. Dr. Tripathi has trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare and San Ramon Regional Medical Center. He is highly regarded in his field and has received positive reviews from patients (source: RealSelf).
Dr. Matthew Schulman: 581.6K TikTok Followers
#8: Dr. Matthew Schulman, with 581,000 followers, is the 8th most popular plastic surgeon on TikTok.
@realdrschulman Oversized implants have a higher complication rate. Responsible surgeons need to be strict about the limit. #medicine #greysanatomy #surgeon #ethics ♬ original sound – Wendy Williams Clips
Dr. Matthew Schulman is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in New York City, known for his expertise in cosmetic plastic surgery. He is highly regarded in his field and has been named a Castle Connolly “Top Doctor,” “America’s Top Plastic Surgeon,” and “US News and World Report Top Doctor.” Dr. Schulman is known for his natural-looking results and has developed a reputation for being honest and straightforward with his patients. He is also recognized for his innovative techniques in Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, which he has performed on thousands of patients. Dr. Schulman is a frequent contributor to various media outlets and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and on television shows such as “The Doctors” and “The Dr. Oz Show,” according to RealSelf.com
Dr. Hermes Pelayo: 568.3K TikTok Followers
#9: Dr. Hermes Pelayo, also known as Dr. Hermes Avila Pelayo, is the 9th most popular plastic surgeon on TikTok.
@drhermespelayo CIPLASTIC CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGERY Today we will accompany Dr. Hermes to perform the procedures that our patients request the most, performed by the star of the scalpel… & You too can be part of the transforming experience of CIPLASTIC HOSPITAL #ciplastic #ciplastichospital #dr #hermespelayo #plasticsurgery #mammoplasty #rhinoplasty #tijuanamexico #turismomedico #foryou #educational #certifiedplasticsurgeon ♬ Simple Hit – Dombresky
Dr. Pelayo is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Tijuana, Mexico, who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures. He is the founder of CIPLASTIC Clinic, which offers a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments to enhance patients’ appearances. Dr. Pelayo is known for his expertise in various cosmetic procedures, including liposculpture, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, mommy makeover, post-bariatric surgery, rhytidectomy, reduction mammoplasty, gynecomastia, and otoplasty.
Dr. Cat Begovic: 557.3K TikTok Followers
#10: Dr. Cat Begovic is the 10th most popular plastic surgeon on TikTok, and the #1 most popular female plastic surgeon on TikTok.
@beautybydrcat This patient is one month post-op after my signature, natural-looking tummy tuck! This patient also had a pubic lift. 🤗❤️#fyp #lifechanging #tummytuckbeforeandafter #transformation ♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim
Dr. Cat Begovic had 557,000 TikTok followers as of May 2023. Dr. Begovic is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California. She is known for her expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, including breast augmentation, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, and Brazilian Butt Lifts, among other procedures. Dr. Begovic is also known for her appearances on the reality TV show “Dr. 90210,” which follows her and other plastic surgeons as they perform surgeries and interact with patients. She is the founder of the luxury skincare brand MD GLAM and is dedicated to providing her patients with natural-looking results that enhance their confidence and self-esteem. Dr. Begovic has received positive reviews from patients and is highly regarded in her field.
It’s worth remembering that not every plastic surgeon cares about how popular they are on TikTok, or in what place on this list they are ranked.
Many of them just want to pursue a creative outlet, produce great content, and help people learn something new.
And we’re grateful for that.
If a plastic surgeon you’re considering getting work done from is not on the above list of the 10 Biggest Plastic Surgeons on TikTok, don’t let that discourage you from considering their work.