How Important are Before and After Plastic Surgery Photos
By Leeann Morrissey © 2008-2009
PlasticSurgery.com Staff Writer
When considering his or her options with plastic surgery, a potential patient has many factors to evaluate. Among the various areas to look into, such as funding the cost of plastic surgery, aftercare and recovery, and the potential risks and complications of a procedure, preparing for the initial consultation and finding a qualified plastic surgeon should be at the top of the list.
“How long ago was the photo taken? Does the doctor still frequently perform the procedure?”
However, in addition to credentials, hospital privileges, and awards/ accomplishments, a doctor's before and after plastic surgery photos can play a vital role in a prospective patient's decision-making process.
Just because a medical professional has the skills, knowledge, and training to perform a procedure doesn't necessarily mean that they can provide you with the type of results you're looking for.
Plastic Surgery Pictures
Whether it is breast augmentation photos, liposuction pictures, or Botox before and afters, witnessing the talent behind a plastic surgeon's work can be an extremely helpful resource.
Here are a few points to keep in mind when viewing a physician's photographs:
- Patient physique -
- Be sure to notice the results of a patient with a similar build as you, who underwent the same procedure in which you are interested in.
- Timeliness -
- How long ago was the photo taken? Does the doctor still frequently perform the procedure?
- Scarring -
- While sometimes scarring is inevitable, gaining a natural-looking outcome should also be a priority.
“... before and after plastic surgery photos can play a vital role in a prospective patient's decision-making process.”
In addition, feel free to be inquisitive (and smart!) while examining the surgeon's work. For example, if you are looking at a doctor's before and after photos of breast implants and want similar results but maybe a bit more dramatic, ask if he or she can do so. The consultation between a doctor and a patient is the perfect time to discuss all that is involved, such as the difference between saline and silicone breast implants, as well as all that is realistic, with plastic surgery.
A doctor's patient before and after photos may be one of the biggest influential factors that weigh in on your decision to undergo a certain procedure, so be sure to find a plastic surgeon who is upfront with you, and willing to answering all of your questions.