Is the Photoshop Imaging Given To Me Of Potential Facial Surgery Changes Realistic?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have attached some computer imaging done at a clinic to show me some face changes. I am wondering if these results are attainable as I am suspicious of Photoshop use.

A:The first concept to grasp is that imaging is designed to set the patient’s aesthetic target …from which the operations are then designed to try and achieve it…not the reverse. So I would not assume the images are suggesting this is exactly what is going to be achieved. What imaging is designed to do is elicit a reaction from you about the various changes shown and see what type of changes you are seeking. This is how i do it in my practice.

But for the sake of discussion let us assume the imaging shown is what you have chosen to be the goals of the various facial changes shown. Is that result achievable?…largely yes provided the procedures chosen can create those type of changes. Thus the more pertinent question is HOW are they saying they are going to achieve those results. Once I know what procedures they plan to do I can tell you whether they would have a reasonable chance of being in the neighborhood of those changes, particularly those of the cheek and jawline.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World Renowned Plastic Surgeon