Breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure is designed to increase the size of breasts by way of surgical insertion of breast implants. In some cases, the procedure may be performed as a reconstructive plastic surgery to compensate for breast tissue loss due to mastectomy or a traumatic injury to the breasts. In any case, it is important the procedure should be performed only on suitable candidates.
During the initial consultation process, the cosmetic surgeon will show breast augmentation surgery before and after photos to explain various aspects of the procedure, and help her make the right decision. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a reputed plastic surgeon providing this procedure to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other areas.
What are Breast Augmentation Before and After Images?
Before and after images in case of breast augmentation surgery refer to a pair or group of pictures belonging to a previous patient who has received the same procedure with a successful outcome. The pictures include images taken prior to the cosmetic surgery and after the surgery at a stage when the initial swelling and bruising have disappeared and full effects of the procedure are visible.
The cosmetic surgeon will take these pictures with the patient’s consent, and use them in a discreet way for new patients of breast augmentation. The pictures can help educate new patients about various aspects of the procedure, and help them make an informed choice. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other areas have an opportunity to receive this procedure from Dr. Q.
A new patient may only have a vague idea about how breast augmentation may help enhance her breast appearance. At the time of initial consultation, the plastic surgeon will be able to use breast augmentation before and after photos as a visual aid to explain various aspects of the procedure. Several key decisions are involved in this procedure, such as the type and extent of incisions, the placement position of implants, and the type, size, shape, and profile of implants.
Sometimes the surgeon may recommend a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift surgery. All these issues may be confusing for the patient, and this is where the before and after photos will come in very handy to help the patient make the right choices in consultation with the surgeon.
Being Realistic about Results
Success in any cosmetic surgery procedure will, in part, depend on whether the patient had a positive outlook, clear aesthetic goals, and realistic expectations. With the help of breast augmentation before and after photos, the surgeon will ensure that the patient knows exactly what the procedure can or cannot do for her. This mitigates the risk of any misunderstanding or disappointment at a later stage.
Some plastic surgeons like to provide the breast augmentation before and after photos on their practice website. This allows new patients to access the photographs online before even they have visited the surgeon’s office for a consultation. Patients can review these pictures at their own convenience in the privacy of their home or office.