Many people think choosing a plastic surgeon is as easy as performing an online search and then shopping around to see which one of them can perform the services they require at the best prices possible. However, this could not be further from the truth. Before choosing a surgeon, it’s not only important to verify that they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery; it’s also crucial that you see as many of their ‘before and after’ photos as possible.
“The Proof is in the Pudding”
When having plastic surgery, the proof is literally in any before and after photos that are available, which is why it’s crucial that you see as many of these as possible from your chosen surgeon before going under the knife. The photos provided by the surgeon should also be of patients who have had exactly the same procedure that you are going to have performed, as this will provide you with an idea of how the end results will look.
View as Many Relevant Photos as Possible
Surgeons will not make any mediocre photos available for viewing by potential patients, which is why it is essential to insist on seeing at least a dozen or so sets of before and after photos before allowing them to perform any procedures on you. In addition, your chosen surgeon should have performed your chosen procedure on patients who are approximately the same age, weight, height, build, gender and even ethnicity as you, as this will provide you with the most accurate information possible.
Check for Consistency in Photos
Over the years, too many plastic surgeons have been caught out trying to share fake photos with potential patients in an effort to win them over. As a result, all before and after photos that are provided by your surgeon should be carefully inspected to ensure that the same patients are being used in each set. Patients should also exhibit the same pose in both photos to ensure that you are able to see the full effects of procedures that were performed.
Carefully Check Scarring
As with all other procedures performed, plastic surgery will leave scars in most cases. However, an experienced and knowledgeable surgeon will know how to minimize the appearance of scars as much as possible. When scarring is visible in the after photos, it’s essential that you ask how long after surgery the after photos were taken. This will give you a clearer indication of what to expect afterwards in this regard. If scarring is still highly noticeable after 3 to 6 months, you may be better off approaching a different surgeon.
While viewing before and after photo sets is an important part of the process of choosing a plastic surgeon, you should also base your choice on their reputation. This will help ensure that you are choosing the right surgeon to perform your chosen procedures. Contact our team at Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics today to find out more about choosing the right plastic surgeon.