Top 5 Before & After Plastic Surgery Photo Galleries

Anonymous_1 on 1 Mar 2011 at 12:00am


Who doesn’t love a makeover?

The RealSelf before & after photo galleries are a great resource for browsing surgeons’ work, imagining the possibilities and better understanding a procedure.  

The top five most-visited galleries over the past six months are:   

1. Breast implants: What can we say? Seems many people can’t stop gawking at the potential. Like all of the galleries, this one’s sortable, so you can view by cup size; topics of concern like breastfeeding; by height; and much more. You’ll also find tips for viewing breast implants, such as, celebrity breast implant photos aren’t helpful! So before you head into your surgeon with a photo of Scarlett Johansson…   



2. Tummy tuck: At a 90% Worth It rating, the tummy tuck is beloved, and so is this photo gallery. Sort by age, ethnicity, weight and more. Tips within that gallery for viewing tummy tuck photos include taking a look at scar location to help predict post-op appearance.  





3. Rhinoplasty: With an average cost of $6,100 per procedure, it’s smart to check out real results before you decide to go under the knife. The nose job gallery has over 1,500 images to browse, with sortable filters like “crooked”, “bulbous” and “droopy” available.  





4. Breast lift: Over 87,000 breast lift surgery procedures were performed in 2009, up +65% from 2000, according to the ASPS. This gallery has close to 800 pre- and post-op photos of this popular procedure.  







5. Breast reduction: Yes, more breasts! The antithesis of the breast implants photo gallery, this collection of over 400 before & after pix provides a good idea of a surgeon’s skills and experience. Sort by age, weight, cup size, scar and much more.  






Not in the top 5, but one of our favorites: the tattoo removal photo gallery. Poor Thumper, Diana and Fred – all of their inked-on names were removed from limbs, in an apparent change of heart.  

Want to know what to expect from a procedure? Take a closer look - visit the RealSelf before & after photo galleries.  

Breast implant photo courtesy of Usha Rajagopal, MD

Tummy tuck photo courtesy of Brent Moelleken, MD. 

Rhinoplasty photo courtesy of William Portuese, MD.  

Breast lift photo courtesy of Paul C. Zwiebel, MD

Breast reduction photo courtesy of Siamak Agha, MD, PhD