Breast Augmentation: Better Safe than Sorry

There’s no getting around the fact that breast augmentation is one of the most popular of all plastic surgeries as well as a close competitor in the public imagination with procedures such as facelifts, rhinoplasty (nose jobs), and the new kid on the black, Brazilian butt lifts (BBLs). Still, patients need to know that all plastic surgeries require a very high level of skill and performing them at their optimum level requires years of practice and immense dedication.

Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., known simply as Dr. J to his patients, has built a reputation as one of the finest plastic surgeons around thanks to countless online raves from patients and the before-and-after pictures that go with them. He says that while breast augmentations using silicone and saline implants go back to the 1950s and have been perfected to a very high degree, they still require a great deal of skill to perform properly.

We’ve all heard the horror stories, notes the doctor, of what can happen when procedures are botched and patients should know that the chances of something going wrong grow exponentially when they shop strictly on price. Instead, it’s important to focus on making sure that the doctor is reputable and well-qualified. He notes that the baseline should be board-certification in plastic surgery, which documents a doctor’s ability to meet many highly exacting standards. He also suggests that patients make sure they can see before-and-after images of a plastic surgeon’s past breast augmentations.

Dr. J adds that going with a less expensive doctor with uncertain credentials is gambling not only with a patient’s life and happiness but their money as well. Getting a more expensive but successful procedure is vastly less costly in both money and heartache as one or more revision procedures that can follow a poorly performed procedure.

Dr. J is double-board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. If you are considering breast augmentation or any other procedure, please call us at the number on your screen or visit our contact page.

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