Slice. Stitch. Repeat. It’s all in a day’s work for Dr. Paul Nassif, one-half of the plastic surgery duo on E!’s hit reality show Botched. The show has become so popular that the network has appended a spinoff, Botched by Nature (for patients born with congenital deformities), premiering August 9. As if that weren’t enough to keep Nassif busy, the rhinoplasty specialist has also founded Nassif Bio-Rhythmic Skin Care, which he was recently in Las Vegas to promote. Here are a few facts we learned about the man who fixes faces for a living.
1. He’s no stranger to television. Before Botched, Nassif appeared on Dr. 90210 and was a series regular on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills while married to businesswoman (and former co-owner of the Palms) Adrienne Maloof.
2. His bromance with co-star Dr. Terry Dubrow is real, and it’s spectacular. Referring to the upcoming season of Botched by Nature, Nassif says, “You’ll see [the relationship] bloom more. We do more together. It’s almost like Extreme Home Makeover and The Simple Life put together.”
3. “Some of [the procedures on Botched by Nature are a hundred times more intense than someone who looked good six years ago and now can’t stand what something looks like on their face. I’ll tell you, it does resonate a little bit more.”
4. The inspiration for his skin-care line came from the operating room. “When I’m operating on patients, I’m lifting up tissue. I’m not really doing anything that is improving wrinkled, dehydrated tissue. So for six years, I’ve been working on products that can [do that].”
5. “Squeamish” is not in his vocabulary. “Except when I’m operating with Terry, and he’s constantly calling me ‘fat’ or ‘man boobs.’ That makes me squeamish.”
6. He co-owns Blizz Frozen Yogurt, which has five locations in Las Vegas.
7. No, he will not give you a curbside consultation. “Fans come up to me all the time and say, ‘What would you do to my nose? What would you do to my face?’ My normal response is ‘You look perfect! You look fine!’ I do not walk around saying, ‘Well, you can do this …’ That’s not my style.”