Before rushing off to have plastic surgery, evaluating different surgeons to find the right choice for your treatment is vital. The evaluation process is important, and you should make sure you proceed with attention and care. Part of the evaluation process should be a review of photos of patients the surgeon in question has worked with in the past.
If a plastic surgeon does not have photos of past patients, you should move on to the next one. Every plastic surgeon should have photographs highlighting their work in a portfolio. This should be a source of pride as well as proof of experience and skill. So if they don’t have one, you can consider that a red flag.
Once you see a surgeon’s portfolio, you need to understand what to look for in order to make an informed decision about whether or not they’re right for you. When viewing the photographs, first, look at the obvious. Does the patient have an improved appearance? Can you find out their specific goals and see whether or not the surgeon met them in an aesthetically pleasing way? Whether you like the specific changes is something you should apply nominal value to.
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More importantly, you should look for photographs of the specific procedure you are planning on undergoing. Does the “after” picture represent an appearance you had in mind? Your goals may be different from the previous patient, so discuss what you want with the surgeon as you’re going through these pictures. This process can be looked at as similar to getting your hair cut in a particular style. The surgeon needs as much information as possible, and photos are a great way to explain what you like and don’t like.
When viewing the images, you should also focus on whether the results look natural. The best procedures produce results that blend with your natural body. When viewing the photographs, do you see this occurring consistently or do the changes stand out or look “fake”?
Past plastic surgery results are an important indicator when it comes to evaluating a plastic surgeon. Use them to get a feel for the plastic surgeon’s work as well as to help you convey what you are hoping to achieve.
Computer imaging is one of the newest technologies in the field of facial plastic surgery. Dr. Athré utilizes computer imaging for most of his rhinoplasty cases. His patients benefit from this technology because they gain a better sense of what the results could look like.
One of the things that is unique to Athré Facial Plastics is that Dr. Athré does all of his own computer imaging. At many other practices, computer imaging will be performed offsite or even by nurses or other ancillary personnel. Each of these variables is an essential element to consider when formulating a surgical plan.
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