Ariel Winter’s Comments About Excessive Breast Augmentation Speculation Highlight Misunderstandings about Plastic Surgery, notes Dr. J

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Commenting on a recent article, the Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon notes that the obsession with whether or not celebrities have obtained breast augmentation surgeries or other procedures obscures the true value of plastic surgery

"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter

The often mean-spirited online guessing game about performers and others who may or may not have received a plastic surgery procedure tends to obscure the true nature of plastic surgery, which is a field devoted to helping patients live improved lives....

A July 14 article on Yahoo! Beauty described how 18 year-old “Modern Family” star Ariel Winter spoke out against speculation about whether or not fellow celebrity, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, had received breast augmentation work. Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., known more casually to his patients and colleagues as Dr. J, notes that the often mean-spirited online guessing game about performers and others who may or may not have received a plastic surgery procedure tends to obscure the true nature of plastic surgery, which is a field devoted to helping patients live improved lives in ways that often go beyond strictly aesthetic issues.

Plastic surgery, Dr. J notes, is obtained for a great many reasons. Sometimes it’s about patients desiring more positive attention for looking better and feeling more confident, the typical motivation for procedures such as breast and buttock augmentations as well as liposuction and many other operations. Dr. J adds, however, that just as many procedures are actually designed to help patients attract less of what they might feel is the wrong kind of attention, as well as addressing physical issues. Breast reductions, like those obtained by Ariel Winter last year, for example, are typically obtained to reduce unwanted attention and/or to deal with back pain and other problems. In either case, Dr. J notes that criticizing celebrities or others because they might have obtained a procedure serves no actual purpose, other than attracting attention on the Internet.

Dr. J notes that he agrees with Ariel Winter, who supported Taylor Swift in whichever decision she might or might not have made. After all, Dr. J adds, the choice of someone to get a procedure is obviously a very intimate matter that is essentially between a patient and her doctor and, really, nobody else. He also notes that, at least so far, plastic surgery criticism has been visited mostly on female celebrities, such as “Bridget Jones” star Renee Zellweger and classic era legend Kim Novak, while, in fact, male celebrities today – and going back as far as the silent era – have also obtained quite a few procedures. In any case, and for either gender, concludes Dr. J, the speculation is both hurtful and pointless. He adds that, ultimately, the only opinion about a plastic surgery that really matters belongs to the patient.

Readers who are interested in learning more about a procedure with Dr. J are invited to contact his Rodeo Drive office at 310-683-0200 or visit http://www.DrJPlasticSurgery.com. Dr. J is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

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