What to Look for in Before and After Photos?

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


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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