Have you ever found the perfect hairstyle in a magazine, only to be told by your hairdresser that it can’t work on your hair? Maybe your hair is too curly or too straight, too long or too short. Worse yet, has your hairdresser tried to give you the style and the result looks terrible? No matter how good something looks on someone else, not every style works on everyone. That goes for cosmetic surgery, as well.
Think about breast augmentation for a minute. When you see one before and after photo you love, on a woman who is 5’2” and 110lb, but you are 5’7” and 160lb, your augmentation cannot look like hers, even with the exact implant. As you start looking at photos, make sure you are the same height, weight, and build, as the person you are referring to. This will assure you of the closest match for your body.
It is important to remember that a cosmetic surgeon uses before and after photos to showcase his best work. If there are only one or two pictures to look at, you have to wonder if the physician has much experience with the procedure, or if out of all the work he has done, there are only a couple worth showing. There should also be enough photos available for you to gather the cosmetic surgeon’s style, expertise, and skill level. These should match your personal expectations for the procedure.
Keys to Before and After Photos:
1. Find before and after photos that resemble your own appearance.
2. Look at lots of before and after photos:
This helps you understand the doctor’s style of work.
This allows you to find one that most resembles your body.
3. Look carefully at the before and after photos:
They should look current, not dated, and not be more than a decade old.
Pictures should use the same lighting, same camera quality, and be the same size photo.
It should be apparent both pictures are the same person, but if not, look for telltale signs like moles or freckles.