Breast revision is usually a more complex procedure than the primary breast cosmetic surgery. The patient may seek this procedure if she is dissatisfied with the aesthetic results of the primary surgery, or a complication has developed with the breast implants. The surgeon will educate the patient on all aspects of breast revision during the initial consultation.
Many surgeons prefer to present breast revision before and after photographs at the time of initial consultation. The first goal of the surgeon is to help the patient make a well-considered decision about breast revision. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides breast revision to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding communities.
What are Breast Revision Before and After Photographs?
Before and after photographs in case of breast revision plastic surgery refer to a pair or group of pictures belonging to a previous patient who has undergone a similar revision procedure with a satisfactory outcome. The photographs include pictures taken before the surgery and after the surgery at a stage when the bruising and swelling in the incision areas has been completely resolved and full effects of breast revision are visible.
The breast surgeon will take care to ensure that breast revision before and after images are obtained with the full consent of the patient and shown to new patients in an appropriate manner. The patient’s identity may be kept confidential as required. The only purpose of the surgeon in this exercise is to use these photographs as a visual aid to explain the potential effectiveness of breast revision to new patients.
When a patient is considering breast revision surgery, she is more likely to be apprehensive about the outcome because she already had an undesirable result in the primary procedure. To reassure her about the revision procedure, the surgeon may make use of breast revision before and after photos.
Some patients may require minor improvements following breast lift or breast reduction, while some others may need breast implant removal or replacement following breast augmentation. The procedure and the outcomes in each case will vary, and the surgeon can help the patient to make best decisions with the help of breast revision before and after photos.
Maintaining Realistic Expectations
At the time of breast revision consultation, the cosmetic surgeon will be more careful about explaining the limitations of the revision procedure, and how far it may help to correct the problems caused by the primary surgery. The patient will be able to appreciate the results much better when she has realistic expectations.
Therefore, experienced surgeons prefer to present breast revision before and after photos at the very first consultation to let the patient know clearly what the procedure can or cannot do for her. This mitigates the risk of any disappointment occurring at a later stage for the patient. Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas for breast revision.
The plastic surgeon also has the option to present breast revision plastic surgery before and after photos on their practice website to provide free online access to the photos to new patients. Now patients can make vital decisions based on valuable information they can obtain from the comfort of their home or sitting down with their laptop at the nearby grocery store at the interior coffee shop. With vivid website pictures, patients can make more informed decisions without taking up so much of the surgeon having them explain to them the procedure.
Digital technology has altered the landscape of so many industries and the plastic surgery community is one of them. Now patients do not have to rely on picture books, the spoken word, or some brochure that only offers a glimpse on what breast implant surgery is really about and what it entails. Now patients can have a clearer reference point and a better understanding on what they are signing up for.
If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070
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