The Importance of Before and After Photos in Plastic Surgery

The Importance of Before and After Photos in Plastic Surgery

If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, it’s essential to have a realistic idea of how you’ll look after the treatment. You can’t see how a surgery or procedure looks on you until after you’ve undergone it, but you can get an idea of what to expect from other photos of patients who’ve been through similar procedures.

At Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey, board-certified plastic surgeon Joseph Fodero, MD, PA, maintains an extensive before and after photo gallery for his procedures. Learn why before and after photos are an important part of getting plastic surgery.

What do before and after photos show?

Before and after galleries document the progress of plastic surgery patients before and after getting a particular cosmetic procedure. You can clearly see how the patient looked before their surgery and after making a full recovery from surgery.

These photos show the realistic results you can get from any given procedure. By looking at patients with similar concerns, age, or gender, you understand how a typical patient like you looks after your potential procedure.

What are the benefits of before and after photos?

Dr. Fodero and our team use before and after photos as an important tool in their practice and highly recommend you look at our galleries before committing to a procedure. Here are some of the reasons why.

Get familiar with a specific surgeon’s work

Our team maintains extensive galleries of results from real patients who’ve had every surgery we offer. Looking at these shows you Dr. Fodero’s specific aesthetic and work.

These photos show you his experience level and skill before you get surgery yourself. Before and after photos make you feel more comfortable with Dr. Fodero and evaluate if his aesthetic and yours are a match before committing to a procedure.

Understand what you can expect from surgery

Until you see before and after photos of a particular surgery, only your imagination gives you an idea of how a procedure might look. After seeing photos, your expectations become more realistic. This more realistic expectation can help you and Dr. Fodero decide if the procedure is right for you. 

Helping the surgeon maintain excellent work

Dr. Fodero also uses before and after photos to maintain the high standards of his technique. Taking high-quality before and after photos helps him assess his technique and aesthetic and ensures he delivers a high level of service to his patients.

What to look for in before and after photos

When looking at before and after surgery photos, ask to see undoctored photos. Both photos should be taken at the same angle, using the same backdrop and lighting conditions, with the same distance between the patient and the camera.

Ideally, you should be able to view how a procedure looks from different before and after angles. Look for photos that are high quality, where it’s easy to see details without any graininess or fuzziness to the photos.

Dr. Fodero’s extensive before and after photo galleries are available to view online and at your pre-surgical consultation. To discuss the possibility of getting cosmetic surgery or a procedure, contact us online or by phone to request an appointment.

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