What to Look for in Before-And-After Plastic Surgery Photos

Plastic Surgery Before-and-After PhotosBefore-And-After Plastic Surgery Photos

When selecting a plastic surgeon to work with, there are a number of factors to consider. After determining that a plastic surgeon has the proper technical training and credentials to perform the procedure of your choice, take the time to browse through his or her before-and-after photo gallery of past patients. Doing so can give you an idea of the type of results to expect and whether the surgeon’s style aligns with your personal cosmetic goals.

Here, Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Donald Hause explains what to look for when viewing before-and-after photos.

Similar Body Types

You want to work with a plastic surgeon who has experience working with patients who have a similar body type to yours. Be on the lookout for pictures of patients with a similar frame and body type to yours, as well as results that match your aesthetic goals.

Natural-Looking Results

Whether you’re looking for a drastic transformation or a subtle tweak to your appearance, you will ultimately want your results to look natural. When looking at “after” photos, ask yourself if the results appear natural and proportionate to the patient’s body.


Scarring is an inevitable part of any surgical procedure. However, talented plastic surgeons know how to carefully plan and place incisions for discreet scarring that can easily be concealed under clothing and/or by natural skin creases.

Take the Next Step Toward a More Beautiful You

Viewing a plastic surgeon’s before-and-after photo galleries is a great starting point. Once you find a surgeon with examples of results that line up with the look you hope to achieve, it’s time to schedule an in-office consultation. Meeting with your plastic surgeon in person is the only way to evaluate other important attributes, including his or her ability to listen and communicate with patients.

To discuss your cosmetic concerns and goals with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Donald Hause, book a one-on-one consultation. We also invite you to browse through Dr. Hause’s before-and-after photo gallery to see examples of his past work and the results you can expect. Contact Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery by calling (916) 646-6869 today.

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