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.”
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.
For more information about Dr. Chasan and his state-of-the-art plastic surgery center, visit http://healthgrades.com/physician/dr-paul-chasan-ygs6d.
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