Rhinoplasty ranks among the more popular cosmetic surgery procedures today. Even a subtle improvement to the shape or size of the nose can dramatically enhance the overall look and facial balance. At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss various aspects of the procedure and may also present rhinoplasty before and after photographs.
The surgeon’s first concern will be to ensure that the patient understands the potential benefits and limitations of rhinoplasty, and makes a well-informed choice. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom provides rhinoplasty to patients in Chicago, IL, and surrounding communities.
What are Rhinoplasty Before and After Images?
Before and after images in case of nose surgery refer to a set of pictures belonging to a previous patient who has undergone the same procedure with successful results. The set includes pictures taken prior to the surgery and after the surgery to show the clear difference between the two stages. The ‘after’ pictures are taken at a time when the post-operative swelling is fully resolved and the results of rhinoplasty are clearly established.
The surgeon will obtain the images only with the consent of the patient and with the sole purpose to educate new or potential patients about various aspects of rhinoplasty plastic surgery. The surgeon will ensure that the photos are presented discreetly before new patients and the identity of the featuring patient is kept confidential as per the standard protocol.
When a new patient visits surgeon for a nose surgery consultation, more often than not they will only have a vague idea of what the procedure can accomplish for them. Therefore, the surgeon will explain all aspects of rhinoplasty to them in as clear a manner as possible. Many surgeons may choose to make use of rhinoplasty before and after pictures for this purpose.
Sometimes the patient may only require a minor improvement to the nose shape, while some others may need a major correction, reconstruction or even revision nose surgery. In each case, the patient will be in a better position to make decisions when they have access to rhinoplasty before and after photos.
The real reason this is the case, which will be mentioned below as well, is digital technology. You no longer have to rely on vague brochures or old Polaroid pictures. You can see crystal clear pictures so you can make a decision based on your exact needs and situation.
Patients who have a positive outlook, clear aesthetic goals and realistic expectations are usually able to achieve high satisfactions levels following rhinoplasty. In absence of rhinoplasty before and after photos, there is a risk that the patient may misinterpret the potential outcome of the surgery, and may form unrealistic expectations.
In such a situation, even if the procedure’s outcome is good, the patient may end up feeling dissatisfied or disappointed. Such unsavory circumstances can be avoided when the surgeon makes use of before and after images to explain what a nose surgery can or cannot do for a patient.
The surgeon has the option to present rhinoplasty before and after photos on their practice website for free access to all and Dr. Bloom allows you to see these pictures when you meet with him and his staff during the free consultation. If they are active on social media, they may also disseminate the photos for social sharing. Experienced and sagacious cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bloom receives patients from Chicago, IL, and other areas in this part of the Midwest for rhinoplasty.
These pictures ensure everyone is on the same page which puts patients at ease knowing they made the right decision based on their position in life and viewpoint.