Contrary to photographs, digital imaging gives you immediate feedback on what can and cannot be achieved by cosmetic surgery. It gives you a chance to virtually “try on” your result. At Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery, we have invested in the latest equipment so our patients can envision their new look. It also gives Dr. Beck a viable education and communication tool.
During your consultation, a series of digital images will be taken. They will immediately be “developed,” loaded into the computer and projected onto a screen. Through the use of a small pen and pad, your image can be altered to your satisfaction. This allows you to become actively involved in determining what is “just enough” and “too much.” It will also help you decide the relative importance of multiple procedures, particularly with regard to facial rejuvenation and facial feminization. Dr. Beck will also draw on the screen to demonstrate incisions, underlying anatomy and other aspects of the technique(s.)
No computer image can be 100% accurate in determining your final result. However, it does contribute to a better understanding of the procedure and a stronger indication of a surgeon’s artistic perspective. Both are important when building your trust and reinforcing your interpretation of what constitutes a natural result.