Plastic Surgery Rumors About Dolly Parton Underscore the Highly Individual Nature of Procedures, says Dr. J Plastic Surgery

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.

Come into the beautiful world of Dr. J.

Plastic Surgery’s Importance Underlined by Study on Asymmetry Correction in Young Women, says Dr. J Plastic Surgery

A September 24 article in Medical Xpress reports on a study by doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital which looked at the impacts of plastic surgery to correct major breast asymmetries – sometimes amounting to as much as two cup sizes – in young women.

The subjects of the study, with an average age of 18, received breast augmentation and/or breast reduction to make their breasts more similar. A few years later, the study found significant improvements in self-esteem and psychological function in the subjects that were comparable to other women their age.

Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., better known as Dr. J, says that the procedures in the study are an example of a broad area of plastic surgery that is not so much about attracting positive attention as it is about avoiding negative or unwanted attention.

Dr. J adds that breast asymmetries are relatively rare compared to two other more common situations where breast reduction may be desired: women for whom unusually large breasts have become a problem and men with oversize breasts who may suffer from a glandular condition called gynecomastia.

The double board-certified plastic surgeon says that the issue for men is psychosocial – younger men especially can be traumatized by bullying while also being very profoundly embarrassed by having ‘moobs’. They will typically go to great lengths to make sure they are not seen bare-chested or wearing tightfitting shirts and some may begin to socially isolate.

As for women, breast reductions are typically obtained for two primary reasons, says Dr. J. Many younger women receive unwanted attention to the point where they may begin to feel defined by one bodily feature. Women of all ages are also often plagued by physical issues that can include back pain and the inability to participate in certain athletic activities,

In all of these cases, Dr. J says that intelligently planned plastic surgery can make an enormous difference in a patient’s outlook. No one, says Dr. J, should be defined by a single physical characteristic in any way. In a better world, he adds, people might not be so obsessed with body parts to the point where any departure from a perceived norm can spark cruelty.

It’s also possible for some individuals to develop self-confidence without regard to bodily features, he says. However, in the world we actually live in, breast reductions and other treatments are usually the most direct path to freedom for people who feel trapped by their bodies.

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.

Come into the beautiful world of Dr. J.

Male Breast Reduction Treatment for Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson Shows the Widespread Appeal of Plastic Surgery, says Dr. J Plastic Surgery

 

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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.

Come into the beautiful world of Dr. J.

 

 

 

 

Plastic Surgery Pause Offers both Patients and Physicians Time for Reflection, says Dr. J Plastic Surgery

Beverly Hill-based plastic surgeon comments on a recent article that the COVID-19 social distancing period gives plastic surgeons a chance to gain some perspective and patients time to think about what they truly want.

An April 9 article in the Providence Journal looks at the impact of the indefinite nationwide pause on elective surgery, including plastic surgery, on both patients and doctors. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., known to colleagues and patients simply as Dr. J, says that this is an excellent time for reflection for everyone. Individuals who are not directly impacted should be very grateful that they and their loved ones are well and that the news about California is mostly sounding a cautiously hopeful note, he says.

Individuals who are not directly impacted should be very grateful that they and their loved ones are well and that the news about California is mostly sounding a cautiously hopeful note.

Dr. Payam Jarrah-Nejad

Dr. J says that the medical community is working to assure that essential healthcare is available to everyone, noting that he is performing emergency procedures during the coronavirus crisis. Even though he remains busy, the doctor – who has worked pro-bono throughout his career for groups like Operation Smile – notes that working on emergency procedures here in the Los Angeles area has given him a fresh perspective on the more cosmetically oriented work he does during normal times. He says that, as a plastic surgeon, his job is about making sure people have the best possible quality of life. That’s true, he adds, whether he is performing essential or elective procedures and that the work itself is about achieving the highest level of excellence at all times.

For prospective patients considering plastic surgery, he suggests that people take extra time to learn more about the procedures they are considering and also spend some to research specific plastic surgeons. He notes that, when people ask him about a surgeon, he suggests two things in particular. Firstly, patients should only consider board-certified plastic surgeons to ensure safety and a positive outcome. He also suggests that people take a close look at a surgeon’s before-and-after pages online, such as his rhinoplasty gallery, to assess a doctor’s aesthetic skills. Finally, patients should consider their own feelings very strongly but worry less about what they assume others might think. The only opinion about a procedure that really matters is the patient’s, says Dr. J.

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.

Come into the beautiful world of Dr. J.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Sees Marked Increased in Breast Implant Removal Procedures at his Practice

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.

Come into the beautiful world of Dr. J.