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Liposuction Before and After Photos

How much does Liposuction Plastic Surgery Cost? | HoustonLiposuction is a popular body contouring cosmetic surgery procedure to create a more proportionate look in specific areas. At the time of initial consultation, the liposuction surgeon will explain to the patient about various aspects of the procedure, and may also present before and after photographs.

The surgeon’s first goal will be to help the patient make an informed decision after gaining a clear understanding of the procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes provides liposuction to patients in Houston, Texas, Beaumont, Port Arthur, TX, and surrounding locations.


What are Liposuction Before and After Pictures?

Before and after pictures in case of liposuction plastic surgery refer to a set of images pertaining to a previous patient who has undergone the same surgery with a successful outcome. The set includes pictures taken before the surgery and after the surgery at a stage when the post-op swelling and bruising has been resolved and full effects of liposuction can be seen.

The surgeon will take care to ensure that the pictures are obtained with the proper consent of the patient and presented before new patients in an appropriate and discreet way. The patient’s identity may be kept undisclosed as per the established protocol. The surgeon’s sole purpose behind this exercise is to use the photos as a visual aid to explain its potential effectiveness to new patients.



When a new patient is considering liposuction surgery, they may only have a limited understanding of the procedure. The patient will be naturally concerned to know how their body shape will appear after liposuction, and whether the procedure can meet their personal aesthetic goals. Some patients may need only small amount of fat removal in one area, but some others may need fat reduction in multiple areas.

In each case, the patient is in a better position to make a decision when they have access to liposuction before and after photos. Judicious and committed cosmetic surgeon Dr. Fortes receives patients from Houston, Texas, Beaumont, Port Arthur, TX, and other cities and communities around this major American city for liposuction and other procedures.


Keeping Realistic Expectations

Most satisfying outcomes in a cosmetic procedure such as liposuction are typically achieved by patients who have a positive mindset, clear goals and realistic expectations. The surgeon will like to ensure at the outset that the patient should know what liposuction can or cannot do for them. It is not a weight loss surgery, and it cannot tighten loose skin or reduce cellulite.

These facts can be presented more clearly and effectively when the patient is provided access to liposuction before and after photos. This will reduce the risk of any disappointment occurring on part of the patient at a later stage.


Website Photos

If the surgeon has their own practice website, they may choose to provide liposuction before and after photos in a separate ‘Photo Gallery’ section on the site. New patients can conveniently access the photos online even before they are ready to visit the surgeon’s office for a liposuction consultation. The surgeon may also disseminate these photos via social media to create more awareness.

What has really pushed the boundaries here into another frontier is digital technology. The plastic surgery community has embraced this technology for good reason just like so many other industries have done the same. With these website pictures, a patient can sort of predict the future. They know what they are walking into before they sign on the dotted line.

This is because these pictures bring a clarity to them that pictures in brochures and other methods cannot match. On top of this, someone can be looking at these pictures without anyone else knowing. This has helped out the entire industry and now Dr. Fortes and his staff have more informed patients and do not have to rely so much on the spoken word from the surgeon and/or their support staff. These website pictures do so much of the heavy lifting for any liposuction procedure or any other type of plastic surgery procedure for that matter.

For more information about the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul F. Fortes please click here or call 713-354-5123. Serving patients in Houston, Katy, The Woodlands, Beaumont, Port Arthur and other surrounding areas of Texas.

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