Dr. Lane Smith is a board certified plastic surgeon providing state of the art procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, breast lift, rhinoplasty, labiaplasty, andliposuction to patients in and around Las Vegas, NV. During the initial consultation for breast surgery and other procedures, Dr. Smith often uses before and after photographs as a visual aid to help explain various aspects of a procedure. In case of breast implant surgery these pictures can be very useful to show a new patient what kind of aesthetic enhancement can be achieved with this procedure.
What Are Breast Implants Before and After Photographs?
In case of breast implants, before and after pictures refer to a set of images that a cosmetic surgeon may use to visually explain how the patient’s breasts are likely to appear after the surgery. These photographs belong to a previous patient of breast augmentation. The surgeon may use these photographs discreetly and with the approval of the patient to help educate new patients about the benefits of the procedure.
With the help of these pictures, most new patients are able to obtain a clear idea of what the breast implant procedure can or cannot do for their appearance. Patients who are looking for procedures such as breast implants, tummy tuck, breast lift, rhinoplasty, labiaplasty, andliposuction may be unsure which procedure may be best suited in their case, and whether to go for a combination of more than one procedure. These concerns can be address fairly effectively with the help of before and after photographs.
Choosing the Right Type of Implants
Breast implants are available saline and silicone types, round and tear drop shapes, and in sizes ranging from 120cc to 960cc. It can become confusing for a patient to make the most appropriate choices. The plastic surgeon may use before and after photos to help a patient make an informed choice. The outcome of breast implant surgery often gets impacted by the choice of implants. Therefore, Dr. Smith likes to ensure that his patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding areas are able to make the most appropriate choices with the help of before and after pictures.
Success in any aesthetic surgery procedure depends to an extent on how clearly the patient has understood the procedure, and what are their expectations from it. Sometimes a very well performed breast augmentation procedure may fail to make a patient happy because she had unrealistic expectations from it.
This undesirable scenario can be avoided if the surgeon makes use of breast implant before and after photographs during the initial consultation. Patients with a positive outlook, clear aesthetic goals, and realistic expectations usually achieve the best satisfaction levels from any aesthetic procedure.
The cosmetic surgeon may choose to provide digitized version of breast implant before and after pictures on their practice website. New patients can simply look up the photos on the website in the privacy and comfort of their home or office. They may seek an appointment with the surgeon only when they have reviewed the online photos and wish to explore the procedure further during a consultation.