Facial Plast Surg 2005; 21(2): 154-161
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-872417
Copyright © 2005 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001 USA.

Pitfalls of Photography for Facial Resurfacing and Rejuvenation Procedures

Anil R. Shah1 , Steven H. Dayan1 , 2 , Grant S. Hamilton1  III 
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2Private Practice, Chicago, Illinois
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Publication Date:
28 July 2005 (online)


Photography's role in documenting changes after aesthetic surgical procedures is well established. Facial resurfacing procedures usually cause subtle changes in skin topography. Capturing these objective photographic differences necessitates an understanding of basic photographic principles pertinent to accurately documenting photographic changes. Variables examined include lighting, exposure, aperture, camera type, white balance, lens focal length, and patient positioning. A set of suggested guidelines for accomplishing these goals is given for the facial plastic surgeon.


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