Lower rhytidectomy, popularly known as a neck lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to provide a subtle lift to the sagging skin in the neck area and restore a tighter, more youthful neck appearance.
At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about various aspects of neck lift and may also present neck lift before and after photographs.
The first goal of a dedicated surgeon will be to help the patient make a well-considered and objective decision about neck surgery. Before and after photos can play a useful part in this process. Board certified plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery provide lower rhytidectomy to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and other neighborhoods and cities in this part of the state.
What are Neck Lift Before and After Pictures?
Before and after pictures in case of neck lift plastic surgery refer to a pair or group of images pertaining to an earlier patient who has undergone the same procedure with a satisfactory outcome. The images include pictures taken prior to the surgery and after the surgery at a time when the post-operative swelling and bruising has been resolved and full effects of neck lift have appeared.
The surgeon will take care to ensure that the photographs are obtained with the express consent of the patient and presented before new patients in an appropriate manner. The patient’s identity may be kept confidential as per the standard protocol.
The surgeon’s only purpose in this exercise is to use these photos as a visual tool to explain to new patients about the potential effectiveness of lower rhytidectomy.
A new patient may have concerns about whether they have made the right decision about going ahead with neck lift surgery, and whether the procedure will be able to meet their desired personal cosmetic goals. In some cases, the surgeon may recommend neck liposuction along with neck lift, while some other patients may require neck lift in conjunction with facelift surgery to achieve more harmonious results.
In each case, the patient is better placed to make the right decisions when they have access to neck lift before and after photos. Therefore, experienced surgeons usually prefer to present these photographs at the very first appointment wherever possible.
Most satisfactory results in any cosmetic procedure are often achieved when the patient has a positive state of mind, clear aesthetic goals and realistic expectations. Neck lift ‘before and after’ photos can play a vital role in this process. Once the patient reviews these photos, they will know clearly what the procedure can or cannot do for them.
Patients with realistic expectations will be able to appreciate the final outcome in a better way. The risk of any disappointments occurring at the last minute will reduce.
The surgeon has the option to provide neck lift before and after photos on their practice website. They may also disseminate the photos via social media if they have an active social presence. Accomplished cosmetic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas for neck lift.
It is not just neck lift photos that are available online, it is so many other pictures of different type of procedures that are available in the cyber world. Now this just means the patient is more educated than ever before. This means that the consultation does not have to last as long and there is not any incredible surprises or the chances of any surprises are reduced.
When the doctors at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery meet with a patient it is not surprising any longer for them to meet patients who already know what to expect since they have seen the pictures online. They may not know certain details but those can be explained. The big picture is understood. For any surgeon, this is a breath of fresh air since it mitigates the anxiety patients used to feel about any operation. Now patients no longer have to rely on vague picture books or dated brochures.
Internet technology has changed the game for many industries, the plastic surgery world being certainly one of them.
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