LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A renowned double board certified plastic surgeon and one of the most respected figures in Beverly Hills plastic surgery, Dr. Payam Jarrah-Nejad has a warning for prospective plastic surgery patients. While certain procedures may be very widely practiced and proven, they nevertheless require a highly qualified expert in order to assure the highest level of safety and the best outcomes. To be specific, while it's true that buttock augmentation before and after photos may be among the most popular pages on any plastic surgeon's web site, it turns out that the most popular of all surgeries is another procedure. It seems that buttock augmentation and butt lift before and after photos will have to make way for liposuction. A recent news story in Outpatient Surgery Magazine noted that lipoplasty, more popularly known as liposuction, remains the most widely obtained plastic surgery around the world. Known familiarly to his patients and colleagues as "Dr. J.," the doctor is one of the most highly regarded plastic surgeons in all of Los Angeles, arguably the world's busiest and most competitive market for plastic surgery. Even so, too many patients in the area find themselves tempted to have surgical procedures performed by doctors who may not be board certified and who may not even be plastic surgeons. In some extremely bad cases, the cut-rate practitioners may not even be licensed medical doctors. The results can range from disappointing and upsetting to tragic. The sad irony is that these procedures are not necessarily that different in price from what a first-rate plastic surgeon like Dr. J. might have charged. The doctor also points out that many patients tend to have an overblown idea of how much these procedures cost. While it's true that lipoplasties and other elective surgeries are very rarely covered by medical insurance, the cost of a procedure is rarely the determining factor in whether or not a patient has any given procedure. Leaving safety issues aside, patients who find themselves with second-rate or third-rate physicians may also be shortchanging themselves when it comes to the possibilities for improving their appearance. In the case of lipoplasty, Dr. J. is known for his ability to reuse unwanted fat as part of an additional procedure to enhance curves and accentuate a svelte figure. Thus, lipoplasty with Dr. J. may also be accompanied by such popular procedures as the Brazilian buttock lift.