When you begin research for a board-certified plastic surgeon, you will most likely browse the before and after pictures looking for a body type similar to yours; real and untouched. These pictures are extremely helpful by giving potential clients visual and realistic expectations when they are thinking about cosmetic surgery. While you are choosing a plastic surgeon for cosmetic surgery or any type of cosmetic procedure (such as laser or filler), it is important to see the quality approach, technical skills, and professionalism that are shown through those pictures. Dr. Yonick and his clinical staff take tremendous pride in helping our clients achieve results expertly tailored to each individual.
As we live in a smaller community where everybody knows a friend of a friend, it can be scary to give your permission to post before and after pictures. “What if my friends see me?”, “I don’t want anyone to know I had plastic surgery.”, “Where is this going to be posted?”…these are just some of the questions and comments we frequently hear. To help ease your mind, let us walk you through our process of taking and posting pictures.
First, we will take your pictures in our office in a comfortable and private room. These will include before, after your surgery/procedure and during recovery. We then take our time to look at the pictures we captured correct/erase identifying marks like a birthmark or tattoo that would cause someone to recognize you. A lot of procedures Dr. Yonick performs consist of areas of the body that do not include your face being in the picture at all! Before and after pictures are never posted with your name but, will have an age range, height, and weight so potential clients can try to find someone that may share some of their same body traits. If you are having a procedure on your face, we can also minimize the risk of others recognizing you by covering your eyes or only using a portion of your face, such as a before and after of your cheek. These pictures are always very exciting to see afterwards!
We understand that plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures continue to carry a stigma but we would love to be at the forefront of “Stopping The Stigma”. So, when we ask you for permission to post your before and after pictures on our website, or to include them in a book in our office for clients to view, please think twice before you say no. Think of how helpful it was to have before and after pictures for you to view prior to your procedure. Your picture could help someone take the first step towards embracing their aesthetic journey.
Take a look at just one of our clients that have achieved amazing results!