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Board Certified Plastic Surgeons receive specialized training in taking before and after pictures of their surgery patients. The attention to detail in the photos may reflect the surgeons’ attention to detail in the operating room. Images are one of the most valuable tools surgeons have in communicating with patients their aesthetic talents. When consulting with a plastic surgeon, you want both the quantity and quality of the pictures presented.
Look for Consistency
An important factor to watch for is consistency in the photographs. The ratio of the height to the width should be the same for both before and after pictures. The position and distance of the patient from the camera lens should be the same. Lighting and color saturation needs to be comparable. More than one angle should be presented so that you do not see just the “best view.” The background should be the same.
There are photography tricks that can make after pictures look better. Be wary if the before picture has the arms at the sides and the after picture has the arms raised, which will make the breasts look perkier.
Are Pictures Aesthetically Pleasing?
Look for patients that may be about the same age, ethnicity, and body type as you. Notice if the after pictures look natural and are aesthetically pleasing.
All pictures presented on Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D.’s website and office photo albums have written consent from the patients. Sharing of before and after photos are very beneficial to new patients and are much appreciated by Dr. Delgado. However, it is entirely optional, Dr. Delgado respects the privacy of all of his patients.
If you are considering breast revision surgery, call now (415) 898-4161 for a consultation with Dr. Delgado.