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

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Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. J comments on a recent article that not all breast surgeries are about getting attention for looking fabulous.

Beverly Hills based plastic surgeon Dr. Payam Jarrah-Nejad, aka Dr. J.

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

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.

Interested readers who want to learn about breast reductions for women or men as well as other plastic surgeries can call (310) 228-3151 to learn more. 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 on his website.

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