Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chasan Discusses “Modern Family” Actress Ariel Winter’s Breast Reduction Surgery at Age 17

Renowned San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Paul E Chasan comments on teen actress’ decision to have a breast reduction surgery at 17, reported by ABC 7 News

According to an August 14, 2015 ABC 7 report, the 17-year-old “Modern Family” actress Ariel Winter underwent a breast reduction surgery to relieve back pain in addition to the emotional trauma caused by Internet bullies. The actress, who plays the precocious middle sister on the ABC sitcom, explained that her former 32F cup size caused physical pain that made it difficult to stand, and inspired particularly heinous comments online.

“It is not uncommon for teenagers with large breasts to choose to have breast reduction surgery,” said Dr. Chasan, founder of Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery. “A large breast size can cause significant strain on the neck and back, and unfortunately, it can also draw a lot of negative attention that makes day-to-day life incredibly uncomfortable. So, the decision to operate is never solely cosmetic.”

San Diego Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul E. Chasan

Breast Reduction in San Diego

While 17 might seem too young to undergo a reduction mammoplasty, most young women in their late teens have reached their full breast size, and therefore, re-sizing enlarged breasts does not interfere with a young woman’s development. A skilled surgeon will determine whether a patient qualifies for breast reduction on a case by case basis since every patient’s body is different.

“It’s not as common to hear about breast reduction surgeries, compared to breast augmentations, but the number of procedures performed each year is definitely on the rise. For many women, the health benefits far outweigh the stigma of plastic surgery. Making the decision to undergo a breast reduction and standing behind it, especially in the entertainment industry, is incredibly brave and I applaud Ms. Winter for discussing her situation so confidently,” said Dr. Chasan.

By openly explaining her reasons for having her breast size reduced, Winter hopes that her story will inspire others who may be living with the physical strain and emotional toil of over-sized breasts to take action and not feel ashamed. It is not solely an aesthetic issue for many women, but rather a real physical and mental health issue.

“The patients that come to Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery are often looking to transform their bodies in order to finally feel comfortable and in control of their bodies, and to live healthier lives. A breast reduction can offer that transformation,” continued Dr. Chasan.

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San Diego Plastic Surgery Expert

Dr. Paul Chasan is a board-certified and nationally recognized plastic surgeon who specializes in performing the most advanced cosmetic procedures for the face, body, and breast. At Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery in Del Mar, Dr. Chasan is renowned for his exceptional work in Rhinoplasty as well as facial rejuvenation, and breast surgery. Regarded as an expert in his field due to his extensive education and experience, Dr. Chasan has authored numerous publications and is often called upon by the media to discuss the latest techniques and trends in modern cosmetic surgery.

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Next, read our blog, Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine.

Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine

The Los Angeles Times has reported that surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in Manny Pacquiao’s right shoulder has been successful, and the professional boxer is expected to make a full recovery. Similar to the rotator cuff injury suffered by Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant earlier in the year, Pacquiao is expected to be in recovery for four to six months.

As early as a decade ago, injuries of this nature could significantly impair or even end the careers of many professional and recreational athletes alike. However in a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in Las Vegas just last month, researchers revealed that the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC therapy), along with traditional treatment modalities like surgery, can significantly enhance healing and recovery for rotator cuff tears.

Regenerative Medicine Los Angeles

How Can Regenerative Medicine Help a Shoulder Injury?

Sports medicine expert and orthopedic surgeon in Beverly Hills Dr. Steven Meier is an industry leader in the use of regenerative medicine for orthopedic conditions. “Along with the success rates we’ve seen for stem cell treatments and regenerative medicine in rotator cuff injuries like Manny Pacquiao’s, regenerative medicine in Los Angeles can also be used to treat everything from achilles tendonitis to whiplash,” said Dr. Meier.

At Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine, the clinic he founded in Beverly Hills, Dr. Meier uses regenerative medicine to treat patients for a range of sports injuries and joint conditions such as:

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Degenerative & Rheumatoid Arthritis – Shoulder, Knee, Hip, and Spinal
  • Osteoarthritis – All Joints
  • Runners Knee
  • Scoliosis

The good news about regenerative medicine is that it is available to and can help all patients, not just professional athletes and super stars, suffering from a sports or work related injury, as well as chronic degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis.

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Offering a wide range of options for high-performance lifestyles is just another way Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine is #KeepingYouActive. To learn more about PRP, stem cell therapy, or any of the regenerative treatments offered by Dr. Meier, call Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine today.

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