by: Jeff Lakie
The plastic surgery pictures usually come in pairs. One shot
is taken before the operation, the other - after it. You can see
them almost at every plastic surgery website and finding them is
not a problem. Trouble begins when you want to use them to make
up your mind about the results of the plastic surgery you want
Which plastic surgery pictures are the good ones?
It is very easy to retouch these pictures. And I'm not
talking only about using Adobe Photoshop - such plain dishonesty
won't work in the long run. But plastic surgery pictures can be
taken in such way that they will hide more than they will show.
Look only for the pictures that have the qualities described
(1) There should be several plastic surgery pictures of one
patient. They should be taken from different angles to give you
better view of what actually has changed.
(2) The patient should not wear any makeup. It is quite
common to take “before” shots when patients don't wear any
makeup and “after” shots - when they wear it. Such plastic
surgery pictures are almost useless.
(3) The lighting should be similar in both “before” and
“after” pictures. Playing with lighting can change things in the
plastic surgery pictures just as good as the Acrobat Photoshop.
How can we actually use them?
The first usage is quite obvious: we use plastic surgery
pictures to see what we can expect from, for example, breast
augmentation. But there is also one more way we can use them.
You simply HAVE TO see the plastic surgery pictures of you
prospect doctor's patients. Almost all patients in plastic
surgery clinics are photographed, so all the photos should be
available at the clinic. If they refuse to show them or if they
don't match the “good plastic surgery pictures” description (see
above), you'd better reconsider your decision. Even if they
aren't the effects of doctor's dishonesty, they tell about
sloppiness of the clinic's work. If they can't take the proper
pictures, how can they perform the serious and delicate surgery?