There’s a lot of riff raff out there. Phony doctors, back-alley shops catering to people looking to save a few bucks and sometimes, doctors have even been known to steal photos and pass them off as their own! It’s for these reasons that we at Kaufman urge our patients to do their research about their doctors. Part of doing that research means judging before and after photos.
Before and after photos are a great way to see, arguably, the most important aspect of a plastic surgeon: his or her results. We pride ourselves on offering natural results that few plastic surgeons in California, let alone Folsom, can offer. Here are a few things to look for when evaluating before and after photos. Hopefully, this will help you, the prospective plastic surgery patient, make the best decision possible when you’re choosing your plastic surgeon.
1) Look for numbers.
And by numbers, we mean look for a doctor who shares a lot of photos. If a surgeon is only showing a few before and after photos, it could mean he or she only has a few cases under the belt, or it could mean they don’t get many good-looking results. It could also just mean they have a sub-standard web designer, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Find a surgeon who has proven that their office can deliver in providing quality over and over again. However, understand that many facial galleries don’t have the volume of photos that body galleries do because many patients are uncomfortable having their face on the web and consent to share photos like this is required.
2) Look for quality.
This one is probably obvious. It’s the reason you’re looking at the photos to begin with. You want to see if the surgeon you’re considering is worth their salt. Whether it’s a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, surgery after weight loss, face lift, or any other number of cosmetic surgery procedures in Sacramento, you will want to make sure that there are no glaring monstrosities staring back at you when you browse the best a surgeon has to share with you. While looking at the photos, ask yourself, “Would I want someone to do that to me?”
3) Look for specialized procedures.
Lastly, be sure to look at photos for the kind of procedure you are considering. Different surgeons have different specialties and if you’re considering surgery after weight loss, you’ll probably want to make sure the surgeon you’re going to doesn’t spend every day only doing breast augmentation.