The Role of Before & After Photos

Before and after photos on a plastic surgeon’s website get a huge amount of traffic and for good reason. For those who are dreaming of a shapelier midsection, a more youthful face or more beautiful breasts, the images satisfy natural curiosity. What types of people elect to have abdominoplasty surgery in the Sacramento area? How do they look afterward?

If you’re seriously considering plastic surgery after weight loss, before and after photos serve an additional function. They can give you a good idea of what results are possible for people in the weight loss community, and they can also, serve as a preliminary indicator of a surgeon’s experience and skill level with body contouring after weight loss.

Judge with a Critical Eye

As you research plastic surgeons, spend some time reviewing their photo galleries. Here are some things to look for:

    1. Sheer numbers: After weight loss, plastic surgery can be complex, and not just due to the challenges of removing and resculpting. Post-bariatric and other weight loss patients have special medical needs. You want to be sure the physician you choose is skilled in delivering great results with a high degree of safety, and for that, he or she needs to have performed surgery on a large number of patients.
    2. Excellent results: Even without medical training, you can certainly tell when a group of patients have experienced excellent results. Saggy skin is gone, pockets of fat are gone, and the inevitable scars are in places you would expect. A good photo gallery will provide you information about the patient, as well as indicate the procedure(s) each patient had.
    3. Customized procedures: As you review before and after photos, read the associated descriptions. They should give you an idea of each patient’s goals for surgery and demonstrate that the surgeon tailored the procedures to meet those goals. Every post-bariatric and other weight loss surgery patient has a different set of needs. It is important that you find a plastic surgeon who will listen and respond to yours.

We encourage you to take a look through our photo gallery and view some of the many after weight loss surgery patients from San Jose, Stockton, Chico, Redding and all over the state. Kaufman Plastic Surgery is located on East Bidwell Street in Folsom, just a short drive from Roseville and greater Sacramento. Call us at (916) 983-9895 today.