During our consultation, I always take photos and I use them as a teaching tool to educate my patients about their pre-existing concerns and what can be done about it. Photographs of patients with similar problems are then used as well as depictions and computer imaging to get an idea of what you can expect. This has been the best tool I have found to prepare patients for their likely post-operative outcome.
As you can see, on the procedure pages I show some of my own representative patients. All results are my own. In response to patient wishes and to protect patient privacy, I currently show the majority of before and after pictures in the office during your consultation. Photographs on the Internet can be very misleading as changes in camera position, make-up, lighting, etc. can be used to manipulate before and after photographs. In addition, it is common to show patients with excellent results but their pre-operative issues may be very different than yours.