An October 20 article on Gossip Cop looks at published rumors that beloved singer-songwriter Dolly Parton is in the process of gifting herself with $2 million worth of procedures and other beauty work to celebrate her 75th birthday. While the country music legend has long been unusually straightforward about her many procedures and has often joked about them, the article stresses that how much – if any – truth is behind the reports is not known. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., known to his patients as Dr. J, says that whatever procedures celebrities are getting or not getting, the decision about whether or not to have work done at any age is a highly personal matter that will be different for every prospective patient.
Dr. J notes that Dolly Parton’s good friend, Oscar winner Jane Fonda, has told the press that, at age 74 and after a fairly large number of procedures, she has decided that her plastic surgery days are behind her. He says, however, that the number of older people who may be getting their first-ever procedures continues to increase. He adds that, while a relatively young person in the performing arts may be incentivized to get procedures to add to their beauty or to correct the earliest signs of aging, people whose appearance is less tied to their livelihoods may feel most motivated to get a procedure when the person they look at in the mirror seems a great deal older than the way they feel.
Dr. J notes that he has performed many different types of facial rejuvenation and other procedures on people in their later years and the results are typically outstanding. Of course, as we age more health issues tend to arise, so it’s especially important to thoroughly explore an older patient’s medical history to ensure that a procedure will be safe while providing good results. Dr. J says that whether patients are interested in obtaining a surgical facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), or other procedures, it’s of critical importance that they have a clear and realistic idea of the most likely outcomes. Dr. J adds that he prides himself on his ability to relate to patients and explain their procedures in a way they can understand so that patients of all ages can make a truly informed decision.
About Dr. Payam Jarrah-Nejad, Dr. J
Payam Jarrah-Nejad, MD, FICS, FACS is a double board certified Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon. Nicknamed Dr. J by his patients and staff, he holds certifications from both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. J is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons.
Dr. J first started his medical career during an internship he held in NYU. It was during this time that he also began working with hospitals around the New York area. It was in New Jersey that he completed his training and served as Chief Resident at Morristown Memorial Hospital.
Newly certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jarrah-Nejad received a fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City to specialize in hand surgery. The fellowship was under the guidance of Dr. Charles P. Melone which was a big influence on the young doctor. It was during his training at Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center in Michigan that Dr. J found his true calling working with many well-known plastic surgeons.
Years later, practicing as a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. J still uses the same techniques he learned in his training in his frequent operation on the face and body. He is greatly admired by his staff and patients who happily contribute positive testimonials to his website.
Dr. J is known throughout the Los Angeles Area medical community as well as beyond it, for his record of outstanding outcomes and his engaging, patient-friendly personality. He has published a wide range of papers in many prestigious scientific and medical journals and has presented his research to local, regional and national symposia.
Finally, Dr. J has performed pro-bono surgery in several countries as part of humanitarian efforts helping children with congenital anomalies. He works side by side with charitable organizations devoted to providing needy children around the world with free plastic surgeries to repair such issues as cleft lips and palates.
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