A July 30 article on ShowBiz CheatSheet explores the fascinating career of football-player turned pro-wrestler turned superstar actor Dwayne Johnson, aka the Rock. Contrary to what most of us would assume about a bulked up icon of a certain type of male perfection, the famously down-to-earth Mr. Johnson is surprisingly open about admitting to having had male breast reduction to deal with gynecomastia, a common condition that causes enlarged male breasts.
Unlike the vast majority of men dealing with the issue, however, by that point, Mr. Johnson had already been making his living shirtless as a superstar wrestler. He was, however, not too thrilled with his torso’s appearance in efforts such as 2001’s ‘The Mummy Returns’ and found that no amount of exercise was going to reduce the size of his widely seen pectorals.
While Mr. Johnson’s situation is not so typical, the embarrassment he may have felt being seen by millions is probably not all that different from the feelings of a young man at the beach or swimming pool.
Dr. Payam Jarrah-Nejad
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., known affectionately to his patients and colleagues as Dr. J, says that, while Mr. Johnson’s situation is not so typical, the embarrassment he may have felt being seen by millions is probably not all that different from the feelings of a young man at the beach or swimming pool terrified that even one person might notice his unusually large breasts.
Dr. J points out that his gynecomastia patients are typically extremely happy with their outcomes. He notes that the surgery, like female breast reduction, ear pinning (aka otoplasty), and many other procedures, fundamentally differ from such widely discussed plastic surgeries as breast augmentations and Brazilian butt lifts. Some plastic surgery patients are already extremely attractive people who want to stand out by looking that much more fabulous, says Dr. J. Other patients are, on the other hand, seeking to attract less of what they find to be the wrong kind of attention, he adds.
Plastic surgery, says Dr. J, is often thought of as a glamorous specialty but it is one of the most challenging of all medical disciplines requiring years of instruction, study, and practice to fully master. He says that, while facelifts and rhinoplasty have very long histories, plastic surgery hit the medical mainstream during the latter days of World War I as injured servicemen often felt forced to wear elaborate masks; new skin grafting procedures were developed to allow former soldiers to live more normal lives. Dr. J concludes by noting that, while the circumstances of plastic surgeries vary drastically, they are all connected by helping patients live the best lives possible.
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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