Taking Photos for Your Virtual ConsultationApril 6, 2020
We are facing an unprecedented event in our history with the arrival and spread of COVID-19. As a result of this virus, access to medical services has been limited by social distancing requirements. In response to these changes, and for a desire to restore some sense of normalcy to our patients, the aesthetic professionals at Donaldson Plastic Surgery have turned to telemedicine as an alternative to traditional in-office consultations. We want you to know it is OK during these tough times to consider aesthetic services, both surgical and non-surgical, and that we are here to answer your questions and keep you feeling your best!
I scheduled my virtual consult. Now What?
So, you have reached out and scheduled a virtual consultation with Dr. Donaldson or Dr. Sieffert. What else do you have to do to get ready? Firstly, we ask that you fill out our standard medical intake forms as instructed in your welcome email (be as thorough as possible). Secondly, you will submit a series of photographs to help your Donaldson Plastic Surgery provider create an individualized plan just for you!
In order to ensure that your consultation goes smoothly, we ask that you submit your photos through our HIPAA compliant platform, TouchMD. Soon after scheduling, you will receive a welcome email from TouchMD which includes a link to create a profile, and instructions to download the MyTouchMD application. This will enable you to submit the photos used for your appointment. The photo submission button can be found by clicking the menu button on the top right of the MyTouchMD app. We ask that you complete these submissions 48 hours in advance so that we have time to prepare for your consultation.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Michelle Sieffert has created this handy photo guide to assist you in taking quality photographs for your virtual consultation. These photos are best captured using your smart phone or digital camera.
How to Take Your Photos:
- Find a place in your home that is well lit with either direct or indirect sunlight.
- Find a place in your home with a plain background (no wallpaper or props).
- Set your camera or phone up about 3 feet away from you.
- Set your camera at the same vertical level as the body part you are photographing.
- Use your camera’s “timer mode”, OR have a friend or family member help take your photos.
- Make sure the body part(s) in question are fully exposed and visible. You may keep adjacent body parts covered.
- Make sure your photographs are well centered and well lit, are not blurry, and capture the appropriate body part(s) fully.
- Take a series of photos from the following angles, based on which parts of the body you intend to discuss:
Face, Eyelids, Nose, and Neck
Use these angles if you are discussing any of the following treatments: face lift, neck lift, eyelid surgery, chin surgery, otoplasty, earlobe repair, fat transfer to the face, brow lift, rhinoplasty, laser treatments, Botox, fillers, Kybella, facial reconstruction, or any other treatment related to the face or neck.
Breast and Abdomen
Use these angles if you are discussing any of the following treatments: breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, inverted nipple surgery, nipple reduction, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, liposuction, body lift, gynecomastia surgery, male breast reduction, CoolSculpting, CoolTone, or any other treatment related to the breast or body.
While the example model in these photos is wearing clothes, we require the the treatment areas you wish to discuss to be fully visible.
Thighs and Buttocks
Use these angles if you are discussing any of the following treatments: thigh lift, liposuction, labiaplasty, spider vein removal, CoolSculpting, CoolTone, laser hair removal, or any other treatment related to the thighs or buttocks.
How to submit your photos:
The photo submission button can be found by clicking the menu button on the top right of the MyTouchMD app. We ask that you complete these submissions 48 hours in advance so that we have time to prepare for your consultation.
We are here for you! The team at Donaldson Plastic Surgery is just one quick phone call or email away. You can call 614-442-7610 or email email@example.com to speak to our dedicated staff about any questions you may have leading up to your virtual consult.
We look forward to helping you become your very best version of you!