Plastic Surgery Funding Efforts for Children in India Highlights the Less Publicized Aspects of Procedures, says Dr. J Plastic Surgery

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Beverly Hill-based plastic surgeon Dr. J says that many procedures are aimed at people who simply want to look like themselves.

Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., aka Dr. J

No one deserves to be defined by a single aspect of their appearance and plastic surgery can help many patients to simply be themselves

A January 24 article at Business Today discusses efforts by government, corporations, and NGOs in India to improve efforts to treat the urgent matter of babies born with cleft lips and palates. These are relatively common deformities in infants where the lips and/or the palate of the mouth are not fully formed at birth. Among other issues, these problems make normal feeding and, later on, speech much more difficult. The article says that experts believe that the majority of babies born with cleft lips in India do not make it to their first birthday. Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., aka Dr. J, says that he has first-hand experience with these issues, having treated children with cleft lips in less developed areas of nations like Peru as part of pro-bono work with Operation Smile. He adds that procedures to repair cleft lips and palates are actually just one example of the less well-publicized type of plastic surgery.

Dr. J says that many of the best-known procedures he performs, such as breast and buttock augmentations, are very often obtained by already very attractive people seeking to gain more positive attention for their appearance. The plastic surgeon says that many other procedures are actually designed so that patients can simply feel normal and actually attract less attention. Fixing highly visible deformities that also impact health and basic quality of life such as a cleft lip is just one very dramatic aspect of this type of procedure. Others may be less urgent, but they can still make patients feel a great deal better about themselves.

No one deserves to be defined by a single aspect of their appearance and plastic surgery can help many patients to simply be themselves, says Dr. J. One example of this type of procedure that is often obtained by children and young is called ear pinning and is known medically as otoplasty. The plastic surgeon says that this is a procedure that pulls prominent ears closer to the head. While the matter is strictly cosmetic, medically speaking, prominent ears can still spark bullying and generally make a child’s life much more difficult than it has to be, he says.

Breast reductions for men dealing with gynecomastia are another example of this type of procedure, says Dr. J. Gynecomastia causes unusually large male breasts which many younger men especially find deeply embarrassing and which in some cases can lead to locker room bullying, among other issues. The plastic surgeon adds that breast reductions for women, another commonly obtained procedure, are perhaps more similar to male procedures than some people might assume. He notes that they are often motivated mostly to deal with back pain or allow participation in certain sports but, especially when obtained by younger women, they may also be to attract less unwanted attention.

Interested readers can call (310) 228-3151. Dr. J’s qualifications as a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon double board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery can be seen online along with testimonials and before-and-after photos.

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