More than 4.5 million breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedures were performed between 2005 and 2012, according to the ASAPS figures. Breast augmentation is currently the second most popular procedure in the US after liposuction. An experienced breast surgeon will discuss all aspects of the procedure during the initial consultation.
Dr. Neal Handel is a leading plastic surgeon with nearly four decades of experience in the field. Dr. Handel will ensure that the patient has access to breast augmentation before and after photographs before she makes a decision to go ahead with the surgery. Dr. Handel receives patients from Beverly Hills, California, and surrounding communities.
What are Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos?
Before and after photos in case of breast augmentation cosmetic surgery refer to images belonging to an earlier patient who has received the same procedure with satisfactory results. The images are taken prior to the surgery and after the surgery at a stage when swelling and bruising have disappeared and full effects of the procedure are established.
The plastic surgeon will take the photos with the patient’s consent and will present them before new patients in an appropriate and discreet manner. The only purpose of the surgeon here is to educate new patients about various aspects of breast augmentation and make them understand its potential effectiveness.
Breast augmentation ‘before and after’ pictures are primarily meant for the benefit of new patients. When a new patient walks into the surgeon’s office for breast implant consultation, she may only have a vague idea of how the procedure may help to achieve her personal aesthetic needs.
Breast augmentation is a highly customizable procedure with different options for implant types, implant sizes, incision location and placement of implants. Some patients may need breast augmentation in conjunction with breast lift, or another procedure. In all such situations, the surgeon can make use of breast augmentation before and after pictures to help the patient make the right choices.
Dr. Handel is a highly experienced plastic surgeon who believes that patient education is a very important part of the entire surgery process. Breast augmentation ‘before and after’ images can serve as a very useful visual aid in this process. Dr. Handel provides breast augmentation and other procedures to patients in Santa Barbara, California and nearby areas.
Patients who know exactly what to expect and what not to expect from breast augmentation surgery will usually achieve the highest satisfaction levels in the end. With the help of before and after photos, the surgeon can ensure that the patient has very clear ideas and realistic expectations from the procedure. The chances of any potential disappointment or misunderstanding are mitigated with this effort.
The plastic surgeon may choose to upload breast augmentation before and after pictures on their practice website. New patients will have the opportunity to access the photos in the privacy of their home or office even before they are ready to make a personal visit to the surgeon’s office for a consultation.