Below the Surface with Dr. Elliot Hirsch

Below the Surface with Dr. Elliot Hirsch

Each week Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Elliot Hirsch, sits down with patients, celebrities and experts to go below the surface on topics within the field of medicine and current events.

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March 16, 2021 41 min
Often when we imagine someone who defuses a bomb we immediately think of movies like The Hurt Locker or Speed. As it turns out there are actually people who defuse bombs on a regular basis here in Southern California and certain areas of the state are actually hotbeds for unexploded ordnance from WWII. This week Dr. Hirsch sits down with Bomb Technician specialist, Rob Anderson and learns all about "the long walk". www.hir...
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On the popular show Naked and Afraid, a group of people are given the task of surviving in the wilderness. They are only allowed to bring two items with them and they must rely on their training and mental toughness to survive. How do they get through these extreme challenges? What do they draw into to survive without food for days at a time? This week Wes Harper from the show Naked and Afraid sits down with Dr. Hirsch to talk abou...
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February 16, 2021 55 min
PART 2 In 2007 US forces were part of a NATO coalition in Afghanistan. Among the division stationed there was the 101st Airborne. Dog Company, part of the division, was led by Captain Roger Hill. His experience in Afghanistan was chronicled in the book Dog Company and today he sits down w/ Dr. Hirsch alongside his good friend and former guest, Lieutenant Colonel Erhan Bedestani. This week the conversation continues starting with la...
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February 2, 2021 49 min
In 2007 US forces were part of a NATO collation in Afghanistan. Among the division stationed there was the 101st Airborne. Dog Company, part of the division, was led by Captain Roger Hill. His experience in Afghanistan was chronicled in the book Dog Company and today he sits down w/ Dr. Hirsch alongside his good friend and former guest, Lieutenant Colonel Erhan Bedestani. www.hirschplasticsurgery.com
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When we think about special effects technology we think about actors sitting in chairs for hours while an artist glues prosthetics onto their face and slathers on makeup, but there is so much more planning and technology behind famous looks such as we see in the movies. Today Dr. Hirsch sits down with Special Effects Makeup Artist Lydia Morales to discuss the behind-the-scenes of special effects and how the pandemic has affected th...
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With Covid19 cases spiking across the country consumers are more likely to do the bulk of their shopping online. In fact reports are already estimating that holiday ecommerce is going to increase by 35% this year. But as more people complete their shopping list from home they can become easy targets for those seeking to scam online shoppers. So how can we shop online safely? Should additional measures be taken this year to avoid sc...
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The holidays are always an anxiety provoking time of the year, but in 2020 during a pandemic we have all kinds of new stressors associated with the season. How can we avoid extra pressure and family strain this year? What are some tools we can use to stay calm and enjoy ourselves? Today Dr. Hirsch sits down with licensed therapist Laura Rhodes Levin to discuss signs of anxiety and ways to deal with the holiday apprehension. Learn ...
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November 10, 2020 35 min
Have you ever been on an amazing first date just to have the person fall off the face of the earth and then reappear months later as of nothing has happened? Well, this dating phenomenon has a name: Breadcrumb Dating. And according to experts, those who partook in this trend pre-covid are popping up in their ex's inboxes looking to reconnect. So what exactly IS Breadcrumb Dating? And how do you know if you are in a breadcrumb r...
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Have you argued with a friend of family member recently? Well, if so, you're not alone. Research shows that over 70% of social media users have faced content that made them angry resulting in social media feuds. How can we get along at work or with our friends and family when we have very different opinions on hot button topics? This week Dr. Hirsch sits down with clinical psychologist and social justice advocator Dr Adolph. Br...
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October 27, 2020 31 min
Nobody is immune to the stress that comes with the pandemic. Countless studies have revealed heightened levels of stress, depression, and loneliness in parents and children. Self care is especially important in times of stress and researchers have found that cosplay can improve self confidence, build a sense of community, and more, BUT how is this played during quarantine at home and how does the family get involved? This week Dr. ...
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When we think about sports you normally think Baseball, Football, Basketball, Soccer, but there are many other competitive arenas out there, for example, Beer Pong. We usually think of Beer Pong as a game played in Frat Houses and basements, but there is actually a professional league where competitors travel the world earning money for sinking the ball into the cup. This week Dr. Hirsch sits down with three time world beer pong ch...
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Now more than ever, it's important to have a solid financial base, and understand what's happening with the economy and how it effects our savings and retirement plans. Very few people were taught financial literacy when they were in school, so how can we make informed financial decisions for ourselves? Today, Dr. Hirsch sits down with Galit, a Certified Financial Education Instructor, to discuss how to be courageous with o...
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The mental health of our children during the pandemic is a huge concern. The longer that distance learning continues the more at risk we become for stress, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health issues. What are the signs of psychological issues that we as parents should be looking for? What tools are out there that we should be tapping into to help our children? Today, Dr. Hirsch sits down with President and CEO of Parents Anonymo...
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September 29, 2020 34 min
Now that TV Production has restarted the crew and starts have had to adapt to the reality of TV Production during the pandemic. What does the process look like and how have the rules and safety guidelines changed over the last few weeks? What is daily life like for the cast and crew that in involved in the shows? This week Dr. Hirsch sits down with Camera Man and F22 Studios owner, Lance Bowling to discuss the most recent season of...
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Having children can be tough on women's bodies. In addition to cosmetic changes in the breast and the abdominal wall it's pretty common to have genital urinary problems such as Urinary Incontinence, Prolapse, and even some degree of Sexual Disfunction after vaginal childbirth. But are these problems fixable? What new non-surgical solutions exist? This week Dr. Hirsch sits down with Stephanie Schull the creator and CEO of th...
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September 15, 2020 36 min
Soccer is the worlds most popular sport with over 250 Million players in 200 countries. Professional players switch teams and move all around the world during their careers, which makes it different from most other professional sports. How is the game being played during the corona virus pandemic? What are teams doing to stay safe but still be able to practice and play? This week Dr. Hirsch sits down with former professional soccer...
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The US Special Forces are some of the most highly specialized members of the military. It takes years of dedication, commitment and sacrifice to become a member of these elite teams. Each branch of the military has their own special forces unit; The Army has The Green Beret, The Navy has The Navy Seals, and Marines have Marine Force Recon. What's the difference between these units? What does it take to become a special forces s...
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In the United States, although alcohol sales equal about $90 Billion per year, a major part of this industry involves restaurants, live venues, and direct distribution to consumers. During the pandemic these outlets have been closed. How has the wine and alcohol industry evolved during the pandemic? Without tasting room and bar sales can these businesses stay afloat? This week Dr. Hirsch chats with Dave Carr of Raging Cider and Mea...
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The Adult Entertainment Industry is centered in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, and it is estimates to generate about $6 Billion a year in revenue. It has been around for many years, and some say it has a bigger economic influence in the United States than professional sports leagues. The industry has its own union and safety protocols in place, but how has it been impacted by the corona-virus pandemic? Is it possible to fi...
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August 18, 2020 37 min
Over the past few years the business of Social Media has changed dramatically as vloggers and Instagram celebrities get savvier about capitalizing on their content and talents. How has the corona-virus pandemic created new opportunities in the social media world? Today, Syd Wilder joins Dr. Hirsch to discuss the changes in social media influencing business during covid. https://www.hirschplasticsurgery.com Follow Syd on IG HERE
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