Surgery Addressing an Alabama Youth’s Jaw Deformity Underlines the Less Well Known Side of Plastic Surgery

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Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. J comments on a recent article that a procedure to correct 19 year-old Gabriel Cooper’s jaw line is typical of the kind of plastic surgeries which are less about achieving an outstanding appearance and more about function and simply fitting in.

Ear pinning (otoplasty) is one of the most popular procedures for younger patients.

Dr. J notes, however that, particularly with younger patients, a great many procedures are actually obtained simply to fit in and also, very often, to be more physically comfortable.

According to a June 28 article on the Daily Mail, 19 year-old Alabama resident Gabriel Cooper is relieved and happy to be looking more like his genetic identical twin, Hadin, after a procedure to address a deformed jaw performed by a New York-based plastic surgeon. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., known more casually to his patients as Dr. J, notes that this procedure, while relatively unusual, is fairly typical of a great many plastic surgeries which may be less well known. Dr. J notes that, when most people think of plastic surgery, they consider operations such as breast augmentations and liposuctions, as well as many other procedures that are often received by people who want to attract more positive attention with their improved looks. Dr. J notes, however that, particularly with younger patients, a great many procedures are actually obtained simply to fit in and also, very often, to be more physically comfortable. The most commonly obtained procedures of this type, include:

  • Breast reduction. While such celebrities as actress Ariel Winter, Roseanne Barr, and Queen Latifah have undergone this procedure, it’s typically obtained for two reasons that have nothing to do with wanting to capture public attention, notes Dr. J. First, particularly in the case of younger patients like Ms. Winter, it’s actually often intended to reduce unwanted attention that may result from having much larger than average sized breasts. Secondly, very large breasts can lead to physical problems such as painful backaches due to excessive strain. Some patients, Dr. J notes, also receive these procedures to allow them to participate in favorite athletic activities where very large breasts can be a hindrance.
  • Rhinoplasty (nose jobs). While these procedures have received their share of the limelight, Dr. J notes that many patients receive them as much to deal with such issues as deviated septums as for any aesthetic improvement. Also, in the case of patients with abnormally large noses, particularly younger patients, a procedure of this type is more a matter of avoiding negative attention than trying to look unusually good, the doctor adds.
  • Ear pinning (otoplasty). Parents of children with ears that are relatively far away from their heads are often concerned about the possibility of bullying that might be inspired by an appearance that other children might find unusual. Dr. J notes that surgeries which bring the ear closer to the head have been extremely effective in terms of removing this stigma safely and easily.

Readers who are interested in obtaining any kind of procedure for themselves or a loved one are invited to call Dr. J’s office at 310-683-0200 or visit http://www.DrJPlasticSurgery.com

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