Breast lift cosmetic surgery procedure is designed to correct sagging breasts and restore a firmer, perkier breast appearance. At the time of initial consultation, the breast surgeon will discuss various aspects of the procedure and may also present breast lift before and after photographs.
The first goal of the surgeon is to educate the patient about the procedure and help her make the right decision. Before and after photographs can play a vital role at this stage. Dr. Farah Naz Khan is a board certified female plastic surgeon providing breast lift and other procedures to patients in Dallas, Texas and surrounding locations.
What are Breast Lift Before and After Photographs?
Before and after photographs in case of breast lift cosmetic surgery refer to pictures belonging to a previous patient who has received the same procedure with successful results. The photos are taken prior to the surgery and after the surgery at a stage when the bruising and swelling has resolved completely and full effects of breast lift can be seen.
The surgeon will ensure that the photographs are obtained with the express consent of the patient, and her identity is maintained confidential, if so desired. The photos will be presented before new patients in a discreet manner. The only goal of the surgeon here is to explain the potential effectiveness of breast lift to new patients and help them make appropriate choices.
Many women may be unaware of the real difference between breast augmentation and breast lift surgeries. Some women may require only breast lift, while others may need breast lift in conjunction with breast implants. The extent of sagging skin will vary between patients, and the potential results will also vary accordingly.
To make sure that the patient makes the right decisions about the procedure, and understands the potential results, the surgeon will encourage her to review as many breast lift before and after photos as possible. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas and nearby areas.
Keeping Reasonable Expectations
In any cosmetic procedure, the best patient satisfaction levels are typically achieved when the patient has a positive frame of mind, clear aesthetic goals, and reasonable expectations. Therefore, an experienced surgeon will always prefer to present breast lift before and after photos at the very first appointment. The patient can clearly understand what the procedure can or cannot do for her.
This simple effort ensures transparency and allows the patient make a well-informed decision. Patients who form realistic views about a breast lift will have minimal chance of feeling disappointed after the procedure, as long as the surgeon has produced optimal results.
Online Photo Gallery
Nowadays most independent plastic surgery practitioners have their own practice website. That makes it easy to provide breast lift before and after photos in a dedicated Photo Gallery section on the website.
Interested new patients can simply access the photos online and review them comfortably in their home or office. Thereafter, if they visit the surgeon for a personal breast lift consultation, they will be better informed already about the procedure and can have a more meaningful discussion.
And this discussion will be much shorter than if the digital photos were not seen! Years ago surgeons had to resort to Polaroids and picture books which did not entice that many people to sign up for different types of surgeries since those pictures were not that clear. In the age of website technology and virtual pictures, a patient can see exactly what a particular surgery is about and apply this to their own body. This increases the comfort in the patient which has fueled this industry since there is very little ambiguity any more. They say a picture speaks a thousand words, well a digital picture may speak 4,000 words.