This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.DrBermant if this isn't enough then oh well
This is exactly what I was talking about. Well intentioned attempt to show a point that misses because they did not take the time to document the process adequately. Yes, I see that there is a change on some of the images, but others are questionable as to just how much if any.
As a starting point, let us look at my Standard Tummy Tuck Pictures
, look at the specific instructions for lighting, poses, framing and other details. When clothing covers the contour, you are missing much. That is why showing more skin is a better documentation of problem and solution.
First image from page.
The before picture has lighting from above that emphasizes contour problems, the after has indoor diffuse lighting that hides such shadows. Yes, I can see a change, but the different lighting has ruined a fair comparison. Dishonest people can use such contour highlighting to falsify improvement. Both should be diffuse or highlighted. If they did it the other way, the effect would be less exaggerated. Beyond that different clothing, different poses, different framing. Poor documentation but a loss has occurred.
The different framing, clothing, lighting ruins the example. I cannot verify if any change has occurred.
is the best on that page for technique. However, the different framing exaggerates the results. Match before after images for same framing, there is a change, just not as much as that framing implies. If you want I can do that picture manipulation to demonstrate. The different lighting technique also exaggerates the loss. That I cannot not demonstrate on a photo already taken.
Sorry, if there has been a change, it was lost on the picture taking technique. Hunched over, that pose, and using a mirror all ruin the photo for true demonstration of change. My guess is that with 13 pound weight loss, more precise documentation methods would prove contour changes. That one image just does not do it.
On other examples they lost the opportunity to show what they achieved. Before sitting and after standing just is not an appropriate comparison for proof. Sitting the fat is pushed out and for Pannus
sufferers, lays on their lap. That is why before after should be in same position.
Too bad I could not have the images here in the forum to better discuss them. Why not join to post them yourself so there can be a better learning experience? I started out using links to the images themselves, but some have the individual's names in the links. It was a much better discussion with the actual images to talk about.
Hope this helps,
Michael Bermant, MDLearn More About Plastic Surgery