Liposuction currently ranks as the second most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the US after breast implants.
At the time of pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of liposuction and recommend the appropriate surgical technique for the patient. The surgeon’s first goal will be to educate the patient about the procedure, and help them make the right choice.
Some surgeons prefer to present liposuction surgery before and after photographs during the initial appointment. This provides a better perspective to the patient about what liposuction can or cannot do for them. Outstanding and sagacious board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom provides liposuction to patients in Chicago, IL, and surrounding locations in this part of the nation.
What are Liposuction Before and After Photographs?
Before and after photographs in case of liposuction refer to a pair or group of images pertaining to an earlier patient who has undergone the same procedure with successful results. The images include photos taken prior to the surgery and after the surgery at a time when the bruising and swelling has subsided and new sculpted areas have acquired their firm shape.
The surgeon will take care to ensure that liposuction plastic surgery before and after photographs are obtained from the patient with their consent and presented before new patients in an appropriate manner. The patient’s identity is usually kept confidential as per the established protocol. The surgeon’s sole intent behind this exercise is to use these photos as a visual aid to educate new patients about different facets of liposuction.
When a new patient seeks liposuction surgery, they may only have a vague idea about it. The surgeon will make sure they understand it is not a weight loss procedure or a skin tightening surgery, but only a fat reduction procedure. The patient will like to be sure whether liposuction meets their personal cosmetic goals, and how far it can enhance their body contours.
Some patients may need significant fat deposit reduction in multiple sites, while some others may only need limited fat removal from one area. In each case, the patient will be in a better position to make the right decisions when they have access to liposuction before and after photos.
Keeping Realistic Expectations
Most satisfying outcomes in any cosmetic procedure are often achieved by patients who have a positive mindset, clear goals and realistic expectations. Therefore, surgeons usually like to present liposuction before and after photos at the very outset so that the patient knows clearly what to expect and what not to expect from the procedure.
Such patients are less likely to face disappointment later on, and will be able to appreciate the final results in a better way. Outstanding and salient cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bloom receives patients from Chicago, IL, and other areas in this part of northwest Illinois for liposuction.
The surgeon may choose to present liposuction before and after photos on their practice website in a dedicated ‘Photo Gallery’ section. If the surgeon is active on social media, they may also disseminate the photos through photo sharing social sites to create a wider awareness about liposuction.
This is not the case for Dr. Bloom. He knows how critical before and after pictures are and that is why any potential patient can see them during the consultation which is free. These pictures are available in his office for anyone who chooses to set up a consultation.
The amazing aspect about digital technology is how widespread it is and what it can do to imagery. We no longer have to rely on Polaroid pictures and old fashioned pictures books to convey thoughts and ideas. Now with digital technology industries can show clients and patients and anyone what they do so the person has a fair idea and even novel idea before they sign any paperwork. The plastic surgery industry has embraced digital technology.
Dr. Bloom knows any liposuction patient wants to know what they are getting into and how exactly this process works. This will be explained to any patient during the consultation so they know exactly what to expect if they want to go forward. Dr. Bloom has a long list of satisfied patients, and continues to increase his stature in this field every day.