Dr. Miami is returning to TV. The well-known plastic surgeon, whose actual title is Dr. Michael Salzhauer, will return to tv on the Discovery+ documentary They Call Me Dr. Miami, set to stream on February 11.
Dr. Miami has accomplished all of it. After he began placing earlier than and after footage of his surgical procedures on social media – on the suggestion of his Snapchat-loving daughter, Aleah — he scored his personal WEtv actuality show, Dr. Miami, in 2017.
Now, Dr. Miami can add “documentary star” to his checklist of achievements. In addition to a have a look at his profitable apply, the extremely anticipated documentary may also give viewers a have a look at his private life as a husband, father of 5, and a conservative Orthodox Jew, according to Deadline.
Heavy caught up with the multi-talented physician for an unique chat days earlier than his documentary dropped on Discovery+.
Dr. Miami Will Soon Be a Grandfather
The documentary was filmed pre-pandemic, so a number of issues have modified for Dr. Miami, each personally and professionally since then. He instructed Heavy he is been “having numerous enjoyable on Twitter currently,” however he has even larger information.
“My daughter has gotten married for the reason that documentary was filmed,” he revealed. “She is anticipating her first child [in May]…So I’m going to be a grandpa. Oh yeah. Grandpa Miami!”
The physician can also be hoping to reschedule an anniversary journey he had deliberate for his spouse, Eva Zafira Zion, after being pressured to postpone it as a result of world COVID-19 pandemic.
“You know what, final yr was our twenty fifth wedding ceremony anniversary, my spouse and I, we have been speculated to go to of all locations Northern Italy,” he instructed Heavy. “That journey was canceled. So our twenty fifth anniversary got here and went. So we determined possibly subsequent yr we’ll rejoice, although it is our twenty sixth anniversary…we’ll simply faux prefer it’s our twenty fifth anniversary.”
Business is Booming at His Florida Plastic Surgery Practice
While Dr. Miami was capable of supply cool pandemic-centric companies reminiscent of “drive-through Botox,” his surgery center was briefly closed final yr amid the well being pandemic. Now, enterprise is booming.
“Yeah, so we have been shut down for, , two and a half months, however then once we opened the demand is like off the hook,” he stated. “I imply, like not simply me, like each plastic surgeon I do know is busier than ever. And I feel it is as a result of possibly individuals gained weight throughout the pandemic, possibly individuals simply have downtime the place they’ll disguise out and recuperate. They’re carrying masks to allow them to cowl their nostril jobs, fillers, … [laughs]. But each surgeon I do know is tremendous busy. So once we have been shut down clearly that was a difficulty, however as soon as we opened up it is gotten tremendous busy.”
He famous that Florida is just about “again to regular.”
“Like a bit bit nervously so for me,” he added. “But yeah, it is again to regular right here. Restaurants are open, individuals are on the seashore. I put on my masks in all places and I obtained my vaccines already, however, uh, , I’m nonetheless type of on edge.”
Dr. Miami Would Consider Doing More Reality TV, But He Admits It’s a Lot of Work
For followers who wish to see extra of Dr. Miami after the documentary airs, he hasn’t completely dominated it out—if one thing comes his method and he can discover the time.
He not too long ago filmed an episode of Teen Mom with Briana DeJesus and did a challenge with the Double Dose Twins, Miriam and Michelle Carolus.
When requested by Heavy if he’d think about a revival of the Dr. Miami actuality show, he revealed he’d be open to it.
“I might like it,” he stated. “But pay attention, , if the TV gods deem it so, I’ll be completely satisfied to. But clearly, corona shut down all the things. I’m performing some like, , particular person actuality reveals on MTV and VH1 every time they’re in Miami. But I’ll give it some thought once more sooner or later.”
He added that filming a actuality show is not as simple because it appears.
“Having a actuality TV show is numerous work,” he stated. “It’s like not, , it simply is much more work than individuals assume. It actually is. Especially when I’ve a full-time job, , being a surgeon you are… I’m tremendous busy. And so like having the cameras and the crew… Really, once we have been filming the fact show I used to be right here till like midnight, each night time for months. It was actually fairly a stress so far as, , work-life stability. But , it was enjoyable. It was positively on the bucket checklist. So I’m completely satisfied about it.”
He additionally pitched one other thought.
“If you could find somebody to put in writing Dr. Miami: The Musical, I’ll be completely satisfied to entertain that,” he stated.