Before and after photographs and the internet

Prospective patients sometimes ask to see photographs of people who have had the surgery procedure they want. This is possible only during your in person consultation with Dr. Chartchai.

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Prospective patients sometimes ask to see photographs of people who have had the surgery procedure they want. This is possible only during your in person consultation with Dr. Chartchai.

Doctors in Thailand are restricted from publishing patient photographs on the internet. Doctors in other countries have similar prohibitions regarding the use of before and after photos.

In addition, Dr. Chartchai maintains strict confidentiality with his patients. He will not email photos to you of other patients nor will he email your photos to anyone. Once photos are sent out by email, they are no longer private and confidential and may be widely circulated by anybody.

You will have an opportunity to see plenty of before and after photos at the time of your consultation with Dr. Chartchai in the privacy of his office.

It is possible for you to speak with or see patients who have had the surgery before you undergo surgery yourself. Please ask us.

Cautions regarding photos you see on the Internet
In the age of the internet, you have no assurance that the photos you see truly represent someone's work. Besides, it would be unusual for any doctor to show you pictures of poor results even though all doctors have poor results from time to time.

Even without using imaging software to edit or alter photographs, before and after pictures can be created to mislead. In the description of the photos, a surgeon may not disclose all the procedures a patient has had when illustrating, say, eyelid surgery, leaving out the fact the patient has also had a facelift.

Lighting affects pictures. Harsh direct lighting in the before photo, with softer lighting and less defined shadows in the after photo, can seriously mislead. Even the way clothing is arranged to illustrate an abdominoplasty or liposuction, say, will mislead the viewer.
The angle at which each photo is taken, or whether the patient is or is not wearing makeup, will affect how you see and compare the differences.

Photos on this website are used with permission.

 

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