Breast implant revision plastic surgery is not a very common procedure, and is only performed when there is no other option. It is natural for a patient to be concerned how her breasts will appear following an implant revision cosmetic surgery. This is where revision surgery before and after photographs can prove to be useful to explain various aspects of the surgery to the patient.
As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Hisham Seify likes to show the before and after photos during the initial consultation to his patients. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas who may need breast revision surgery may seek a consultation with Dr. Seify.
Before and after images in case of a breast revision surgery refer to a pair or group of photographs belonging to an earlier patient who has received the same treatment with effective results. The photographs are taken before the procedure and after the procedure at a stage when full effects of the surgery have appeared. The cosmetic surgeon will present these pictures in a discreet way to the new patients and with the consent of the original patient.
The sole purpose of these pictures is to educate new patients about the potential effectiveness of the procedure. They can serve as a visual tool to help a patient estimate how their breasts and overall appearance will shape up following the breast revision surgery. Dr. Seify ensures that before and after pictures for breast revision and other procedures are made available to his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other areas during the initial consultation.
Breast revision plastic surgery may have to be performed for various reasons. Some patients may need to replace the implants with larger sized ones, while some others may need smaller implants or even differently shaped implants. Some patients may need to remove implants permanently. In each case, it can get difficult for a patient to visualize how her breasts will appear following the surgery.
The plastic surgeon is in a much better position to explain to her the potential outcome when before and after photographs are available. These pictures can become the reference point and help the patient make an informed decision about her breast revision.
Having Realistic Expectations
In a complex procedure such as breast revision cosmetic surgery, best satisfaction levels can be achieved when the patient has a positive outlook, clear aesthetic goals and realistic expectations. An experienced surgeon will try to ensure that the patient knows exactly what the procedure can or cannot do for them.
With the help of before and after photos, this task becomes easier. The risk of the patient forming wrong expectations or misunderstanding the procedure gets mitigated and any potential unpleasantness or disappointment is avoided for everyone involved.
The plastic surgeon may choose to provide breast revision ‘before and after photos’ in the digital format on their website. New patients can access these photos online even before they are ready to visit the surgeon’s office for a personal consultation.