What to Look for in Before and After Photos?

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 6:09 pm , Category: Featured,Plastic Surgeon,Plastic Surgery

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Each year, many men and women undergo surgery to enhance their appearance in Los Angeles. Plastic surgery enhancements sometimes appear obvious, but the best results look naturally beautiful. The question: How do you find a plastic surgeon who can achieve such “transparent” results for you?

It may be a cliché but it's true: A picture is worth a thousand words, and a surgeon's photo gallery is worth checking out. Viewing different plastic surgeons' photo galleries – sometimes called the “Before and After” section – can be a smart way to see who can achieve your goals for a more beautiful you.

Here's what to look for when you are checking out those photos:

  • Symmetry: If you're considering breast augmentation with a lift, for example, you want breasts that have the same size, shape and position. View the surgeon's breast enhancement photos to see if that goal was met.
  • Subtle beauty: A face lift can make you look naturally younger – or it can give you that overly tight, expressionless appearance that makes it obvious that you've had the procedure. Check out the surgeon's facial plastic surgery before-and-after section to evaluate that important criterion.
  • Consistency: Don't limit your viewing to just one or two photos. Make sure the surgeon has a track record of consistently natural-looking and attractive results. And by the way, if the surgeon lacks a photo gallery section or just has one or two photos per procedure, it's an indication that this doctor may not have substantial experience or results … so it's time to consider other plastic surgeons.
  • Results that resemble what you want: Some people prefer a more dramatic change in their appearance, while others want a very subtle, barely visible improvement. Consider which you prefer, and then look for photos that match your desires.

So there you have it: a guide for your “gallery viewing.” I also recommend making sure your prospective plastic surgeon is board certified and has substantial experience with the procedure you're considering. Also, schedule a consultation to ensure that you feel comfortable with your chosen specialist. And please let me know how it goes. I love to hear from my readers.

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