A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon says that interest from prospective patients regarding explanation (i.e., implant removal) procedures has skyrocketed since last July. That was when pharma giant Allergan issued a global voluntary recall of its Biocell textured breast implants. The recall was based on a government warning regarding a rare cancer called anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL).
Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon Dr. Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., aka Dr. J, says that, while he has never used textured implants on his primary breast augmentation patients, he has removed a very large number of them with consistently outstanding results.
The good news for women who have had textured implants and who are worried about possible health impacts or other issues is that explanation is an extremely safe procedure with an excellent prognosis on more than one level. The procedure is called En Bloc Capsulectomy. All that means is that the procedure allows us to safely remove the entire capsule without any contact with the surrounding tissues. Patients are free to make their own decision about what they would like to do next. If they feel like they prefer to do without breast augmentation, for the time being, that’s not a problem. On the other hand, they have plenty of options if they want to get new implants.
Dr. Payam Jarrah-Nejad
“Many patients take the opportunity to fine-tune their prior results by going for a larger or a smaller implant and they are typically very pleased with their final outcomes”, says Dr. J. The plastic surgeon adds that, in the absence of any immediate concerns, there is no right or wrong answer to whether women with textured implants should have them removed. However, women should understand they have the option and the procedure is not only safe but typically has a relatively short recovery time.
“At the same time, of course, it’s also important to go to an experienced and skilled surgeon”, says Dr. J. “My very strong advice is that prospective patients should seek only board-certified plastic surgeons. People don’t always realize that plastic surgery is one of the most demanding of all medical disciplines. It’s important to know that your surgeon has undergone rigorous training both in terms of physical safety as well as the ultimate aesthetic outcome”, he adds. “The safety and health of our patients is always a priority. We offer our patients a comprehensive consultation to allow them to make a well-informed decision. We have had many patients who have felt much better after explantation”, Dr. J said.
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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