Warning: This post contains graphic images of surgery and partial nudity.

Dr. Kourosh Tavakoli is a cosmetic surgeon working in the posh neighborhood of Double Bay, Australia. If you ever meet him, you might call him Dr. Tavakoli. But to most people he's @Dr.Tavakoli2.

That's because he's most notable for his Snapchat and Instagram. If you follow him, you'll find a bevy of surgery videos and, most salaciously, before/after shots of his patients' new breasts.

In a classy move, the doctor accompanies many of these body shots with the crying-with-joy emoji or that red "100" with a bold underline.


Nothing makes a patient more comfortable than their doctor telling them to check out his Snapchat.

"We've moved away a little bit from Snapchatting surgeries because we had a lot of feedback about it being too gory," Dr. Tavakoli told Australia's Pedestrian TV, before guaranteeing that "we do what works for our audience."

What works are faceless shots of women's breasts, butts, and stomachs. On Instagram he certainly hasn't freed the nipple, but a well-placed ghost emoji makes the images just conservative enough to not get taken down.


"There's no denying it's been a good thing for the surgery," says Dr. Tavakoli, whose business has improved with his target market of "18- to 28-year-old women."


But he also insists there's an educational purpose for women considering plastic surgery.

"When I'm describing an operation to clients now, they might say 'Look, don't worry, I saw your Snapchat last week or the week before,'" says the doctor.

He also says the videos provide a sort-of quality control. "If you want to be doing Snapchat [of your work], you better be good, because the camera picks everything up. Lucky [sic] I am."

And don't worry, women who visit Dr. Tavakoli aren't compelled to appear on social media. Still, he says about 40 or 50% decide to sign his "foolproof" form of consent and become waist-down Snapchat famous.