Liposuction Before and After Pictures / Cosmetic Surgery Before and After Pictures
When making a decision to have cosmetic surgery (or any face or body contouring procedure), patients should always ask to see photographs of before and after results of the procedure they are researching. Before and after pictures are one of the most important aspects of any consultation. Even though several factors (see below) from both the doctor and from the patient could affect your final results, before and after pictures offer a direct view into what your results could look like.
It’s also of great importance to make sure you are viewing pictures of “real patients” from that particular practice. This means results generated by that particular doctor’s work. In our practice, we only show before and after photographs of our patients. We do not utilize other doctors’ pictures and we never digitally enhance our pictures. All of the pictures we display are from patients that we have had the honor of serving and we only use photographs of patients that have given us permission to display their photographs.
With this in mind, during your consultation do not be afraid to ask for before and after pictures, as this is expected and will provide you with the confidence to know that you will likely obtain similar results. Also, make sure to ask to see photos of patients whose “before” photos are similar to your current body size/shape. This will give you the best idea of your likely results.
Factors affecting Before & After Photos from the doctor’s prospective:
- Level of Education and Training
- Experience (how many of that particular procedure have been performed)
- Attention to Detail
- How many Procedures are performed in a day (Doctor’s fatigue)
- Equipment Used to Perform the Procedure
Factors affecting Before & After Photos from the patient’s prospective:
- How well Your Body Heals
- Nutritional Regimen
- Exercise Habits
- Ability to Follow Post Procedural Directions (during the recovery period and beyond)