Snapchat sensation “Dr. Miami” Michael Salzhauer is taking his plastic surgery procedures from the really small screen to the small screen as WE tv has given the green light to a six-episode season of Dr. Miami.
“We love this show because Dr. Salzhauer is a completely unique and authentic individual who is at the top of his profession and using social media in an innovative and powerful way,” WE tv president Marc Juris said in a press release. “Plastic-surgery shows have become a staple of unscripted TV, but a surgeon using Snapchat and other social platforms to literally bring fans into the operating room represents a bold and fresh twist that connects old and new media and will give us additional opportunities to attract and engage WE tv viewers.”
And of course Dr. Miami is over the moon. “I am thrilled to be a member of the WE tv family,” he said. “I have always been a fan of their shows, and I’m so excited to open up my door and my patients to their viewers.” Dr. Miami shared a screen cap of Variety’s story about the new show on Instagram and captioned it with “Blessed ?? #itslitfam #realitytv #WE #beautyispower #drmiami”
It’s unclear at this point if the half dozen one-hour episodes will feature celebrities, “normal” patients, or a mixture of both. As readers of our site are probably aware, Dr. Miami has performed numerous free procedures on celebrity clients like Teen Mom 2 and Teen Mom 3 stars Kail Lowry and Briana DeJesus in exchange for being able to broadcast those surgeries on his Snapchat channel — and, of course, for the marketing value when sites like ours do posts about it.
Dr. Miami’s videos are a bit much for me — he’s so casual and almost violent that it makes me a bit uncomfortable. (And remember, I’m the same person that loves Botched so much I named it the best new reality sow of 2014!) But, I think the unvarnished and graphic documentary style is a HUGE part of Dr. Miami’s success, and I truly believe this show will be a big hit for WE tv. Clearly, Dr. Miami is already comfortable in front of a camera, and people can’t seem to get enough of seeing bowls of “booty cheese” and watching women’s nipples being almost completely sliced off.
As far as when the new Dr. Miami reality series will air, WE tv has not made an aofficial announcement. I’m guessing that with it being only six episodes and with Dr. Miami’s office seemingly good to as far as filming, we will see the premiere episode some time this fall.
On a side note, we can officially bump up the countdown clock on a Dr. Pimple Popper reality show announcement.