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Plastic Surgery is About More than Beauty, says Dr. J.
By: PR Newswire Association LLC. - 30 May 2013Back to overview list

LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned Los Angeles plastic surgeon Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S. would like to take a moment to broaden the public's impression of plastic surgery. It's true that most people's idea of plastic surgery, whether it's facial rejuvenation or a Brazilian butt lift, is that it's about making people look better. The pursuit of an improved appearance is definitely a major motivation for many plastic surgery patients. However, for every elective rapid recovery breast augmentation or nose job/rhinoplasty procedure, there are many more serious operations.

An example of cosmetic surgery involving serious concerns was given earlier this month when the press and public were electrified by actress Angelina Jolie's decision to go public with her choice to have a preventive double mastectomy and breast reconstruction in order to deal with a high likelihood of breast and ovarian cancer. Clearly, her decision to speak out in order to help women in similar genetic predicaments is extremely commendable.

Dr. Jarrah-Nejad, known more familiarly as Dr. J., points out that the attention generated by Ms. Jolie is also notable for illustrating the fact that many plastic surgeries are not about improving a person's appearance, but preserving it or restoring it. The doctor has performed his share of post-surgical reconstructions using breast implants in Beverly Hills and at his other offices throughout greater Los Angeles. Many patients especially appreciate how he has been able to shorten the reconstruction and breast enhancement recovery period as well.

Dr. J. has also had experience performing even more delicate reconstructive surgeries on an emergency basis. The most dramatic example occurred during a 2012 trip to Latin America. His presence as a volunteer physician in the Peruvian region of Ayacucho proved to be especially fortunate for a toddler who suffered a brutal attack by one of the stray or feral dogs who roam the town's streets. Ordinarily, a village clinic would never have had a plastic surgeon on hand, forcing area doctors to use crude methods to save the boy's life. In those circumstances, the boy's face would have been significantly disfigured, possibly permanently. Since Dr. J. happened to be at the scene, the chance for a normal life for the boy was reclaimed in an instant thanks to the surgeon's skill.

There are countless other procedures that are routinely performed on infants and children to correct genetic deformities, such as cleft lip and cleft palate. (Dr. J. performed one such operation just prior to dealing with the dog attack victim.) Aside from the likely social impact if left untreated, these deformities can cause problems with feeding and speaking as well as ear infections, possible hearing loss, and significant dental problems. While Dr. J. is delighted to help his adult patients in Los Angeles to improve their appearance and lead happier and often healthier lives, he also is proud to be a part of a surgical tradition that deals with more urgent matters.

For more information on the potentially life-changing procedures offered by Dr. J, please visit the web site at You can also phone Dr. J by calling 310-228-3151 to inquire about a free consultation.

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