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Should I Be Concerned if a Plastic Surgeon Has No Photos on His Web Site?
8 Doctor Answers | Asked by texas8386 in texas
Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos
Look for both QUALITY and QUANTITY of before and after photographs For many years we have made 'before and after' images available to prospective cosmetic surgery patients exclusively by means of email contact following inquiries to this website, and during in-office surgical consultation. Many satisfied patients have remarked that they found this policy to be very appealing when they were in the process of gathering information and selecting a surgeon. The intent of this policy...
Photos on Websites
Photos are a great way to see the general results of a surgeon's work. However, you need to keep in mind that all bodies are not the same and the results that you are going to get may not necessarily be the same as another patient. Many patients also do not want their photos posted on a website. For instance, are you agreeable to naked photos of you being put on your doctor's website for everyone to see? Probably not. However, some patients agree and...
Plastic surgery photos on the internet
Yes. Photos do give you an idea about a surgeon's capabilities and volume but they are only a small part of the decision making process. Many surgeons have photo books in their office or may be just getting up to speed on the internet. Potential patients love to see photos but current patients are reluctant to give consent for use on the internet creating a catch 22 situation for surgeons.
Should I Be Concerned if a Plastic Surgeon Has No Photos on His Web Site
Regarding: "Should I Be Concerned if a Plastic Surgeon Has No Photos on His Web Site?" Plastic surgeons are taught from their first days in training to photograph everything. Medical photography is meant primarily to document how a certain procedure, in a certain patient resulted in a certain result. It serves an important educational tool - educating the surgeon on how to fine tune his/her technique and it educates the patients, many of whom naturally forget what they...
Before and after photos
That depends. Do you mean no photos at all or just no photos of the procedure you wish to have? I would say it is more important what the surgeon says when you ask him/her this question. Posting the photos may be against their marketing philosophy, most of their patients may be high profile and not want the photos seen by everyone etc. If they have no photos for you to see in the office or on the web or actual patients to speak with that would be a red flag. Even if the surgeon is newly...
No photos on websites
This is an interesting subject since all articles advising consumers/patients and even medical societies suggest looking at photos. However, it is my opinion that photos are not very helpful in all situations. You do not know if the patient or the doctor determined the procedure or the goal of surgery. You can't compare a patient who you think is similar to you since there are often subtle or not so subtle differences that a lay person can not assess. Photos may be selected in or out...
Photos on website
This is a tough call, because I have a hard time getting my patients to allow me to show their photos. They all want to see photos when they come in, but after surgery many of those same patients do not give me permission to post them on my website, even though they say I can show them to individual patients in the office.
No photos on the web site?
I would be concerned myself as I would imagine they are very inexperienced and don't have many patients yet.