Facelift is one of the major cosmetic surgery procedures that can take several years off the patient’s face to restore a more youthful facial look. During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will explain all aspects of the procedure, and may also present facelift before and after photographs.
The first concern of a responsible surgeon will be to educate the patient properly about facelift surgery, and help them make an informed decision. Dr. Bryson Richards is a board certified plastic surgeon providing facelift and other procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding locations.
What are Facelift Before and After Photographs?
Before and after photographs in case of facelift plastic surgery refer to a pair or group of pictures pertaining to a previous patient who has received the same surgery with satisfactory results. The pictures are taken prior to the surgery and after the surgery at a stage when the initial bruising and swelling has been completely resolved.
The cosmetic surgeon will take care to ensure that before and after photographs are obtained with the full consent of the patient and presented before new patients in an appropriate manner. The patient’s identity will usually remain undisclosed. The sole purpose of this exercise is to use the photos as a visual tool and educate new patients about the potential effectiveness of facelift.
Face is the most prominent area of the body, and it is natural for a patient to be concerned about how their facial appearance will be altered with facelift surgery. Some patients may seek substantial improvement in the facial look, while others may only want a subtle reduction in the facial signs of aging to keep the results more natural looking.
In some cases, the surgeon may recommend ancillary procedures such as facial or neck liposuction, double chin or jowl reduction, neck lift, facial fat transfer, or other procedures. In each case, the patient is better placed to make the right decisions when they have access to a range of facelift before and after photos. Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas for facelift and various other surgical and non-surgical procedures.
Highest patient satisfactions levels in any cosmetic procedure are usually achieved when the patient has a positive mindset, clear aesthetic goals, and reasonable expectations. Therefore, an experienced surgeon will like to present facelift before and after photos at the very first appointment.
When the patient reviews the photos, they will know exactly what to expect and what not to expect from the surgery. This will mitigate the risk of any misunderstanding or disappointment occurring at a later stage when it may be too late to make any reversals.
Online Photo Gallery
The surgeon may provide facelift before and after photos on their practice website under a dedicated Photo Gallery section. New patients can simply access the photos online in the comfort and privacy of their home or office. If they feel encouraged, they may decide to schedule a facelift appointment with the surgeon’s office.
The growth of the digital age is upon us. There has not been one business realm on this planet that has not been touched by digital technology. Even public organizations have been benefactors of the digital age, from police to fire departments and so on. In the medical community, patients and surgeons have been massive benefactors. Now a surgeon can show anyone what they can do and a patient can decide if that is what they want done to them. Digital pictures enable patients to see exactly how a particular operation will look on them.
The clarity of these pictures on the websites are astonishing. Now when a patient signs up for one of these operations they are far more informed about what to expect than patients were years before.
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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