When you decide you want a mommy makeover, the first place to start is with finding a plastic surgeon. When meeting with prospective surgeons, one important aspect is viewing the before and after photos. This provides insight into the results the surgeon can offer.
But knowing what to look for in these photos is essential. Here we provide some key points to consider when you check out a surgeon’s mommy makeover before and after photos.
The Before Photos Are Just as Important as the After
When looking at mommy makeover before and after photos, it is easy to become overwhelmed. When you start, you should always look for photos that have body types similar to yours. This includes things like age, body frame, and even skin tone. Once you find similar body types, you can then look at what procedures they had, such as liposuction, and the results of those procedures. This helps give you a better idea of what results may be possible with your body type. Take note of results you don’t like as well as those you do and discuss the differences with the surgeon.
What to Look for in the After Photos
When looking at mommy makeover before and after photos, you are obviously looking for results that appeal to you. However, with these photos, it is important to take a closer look at specific aspects of each photo. These can include:
- Consistent Views – Photos can be manipulated with lighting and even background, so when looking at before and after photos, you want to see consistency in the way people are standing, the lighting, the position of their body, and the distance of the person from the camera. Changes in the aspects between the before and after photos can affect the actual results you are seeing. For example, if a before photo shows a woman’s breasts with her arms by her side for a breast lift, the after photo should be the same. A photo with the woman’s arms lifted (a natural breast lift position) could be misleading.
- Natural-Looking Results – If an after photo seems too good to be true or even fake in appearance, chances are it might be. You want to see natural results that do not look enhanced.
- Incision Placement – Examine incisions and scars, taking note as to their size and how well the surgeon worked them into inconspicuous locations.
If you are considering a mommy makeover and would like to learn more about before and after photos, Dr. Scot Martin is more than happy to answer all your questions and share his mommy makeover portfolio. Visit us online or call the office today at (575) 521-7111 to schedule an appointment.