Question : Is it possible to have your nose sufficiently analyzed by a doctor over the Internet, by emailing pictures back and forth?
Answer : Photography cannot adequately give the surgeon a three-dimensional view of your nose. Also, lighting, camera angles, the type of lens used and the photographic distance all play a huge role in changing the appearance of the nose. Thus, a surgeon cannot give an accurate assessment of your nose by analyzing and sending pictures back and forth. The best method to evaluate the nose is to have the patient seen in the office and at that time examine the nose. In my office, I use state-of-the-art computer software and imaging. After I take photos, I then reshape the nose and give the patient of an idea of what is possible and what is not possible in terms of the nose. Having this type of consult with the patient present is the best way to ensure a satisfactory result.