Q: I’ve been considering a couple of procedures for several years. While googling plastic surgery procedures I saw several patient results that I liked and I noticed you had performed the surgeries.You really made an impression on me with what I seen in the before and after results. This year might be a good possibility for me to follow through with my hopes of doing some plastic surgery. I look forward to hearing from your assistant or even more so – would like a pamphlet mailed out to me so I can have some literature to review. Thanks!
A: Before and after photographs of a plastic surgeon’s work is one of several methods to determine whom a patient may visit for a consultation. While any single set of before and after photographs of a procedure does not mean that the same result will happen for you, it is one piece of the puzzle in the plastic surgeon evaluation process.
In today’s internet world, there is no longer a need for generic pamphlets. Pamphlets provide just a cursory overview and often are more sales or promotional than they are educational. In my Indianapolis plastic surgery practice, I have replaced pamphlets with an educational blog. My blog, http://www.exploreplasticsurgery.com/, has nearly 2,000 articles about every conceivable cosmetic plastic surgery procedure. Written from my own personal experience and with the intent of explaining how things work and what it is really like to go through, there is an infinite greater amount of useful information there. All you have to do is go to the site and use the search to pull up articles for your procedures of interest.
Dr. Barry Eppley