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By Dr. Michelle Sieffert |

Taking Photos for Your Virtual Consultation

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!

 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:

  1. Find a place in your home that is well-lit with either direct or indirect sunlight.
  2. Find a place in your home with a plain background (no wallpaper or props).
  3. Set your camera or phone up about 3 feet away from you.
  4. Set your camera at the same vertical level as the body part you are photographing.
  5. Use your camera’s “timer mode”, OR have a friend or family member help take your photos.
  6. Ensure the body part(s) in question are fully exposed and visible.  You may keep adjacent body parts covered.
  7. Make sure your photographs are well-centered and well-lit, are not blurry, and capture the appropriate body part(s) fully. 
  8. 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: facelift, 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.

Please Note:

While the example model in these photos is wearing clothes, we require the treatment areas you wish to discuss to be fully visible.


Arms

Use these angles if you are discussing any of the following treatments: arm lift, liposuction, laser treatments, CoolSculpting, or any other treatment related to the arms and upper back.


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.


Have questions?

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 protected] 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 the very best version of you!


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About The Author

Dr. Michelle Sieffert is a board-certified plastic surgeon at Donaldson Plastic Surgery. She specializes in facial, breast and body procedures and has helped thousands of individuals feel more comfortable in their own skin through cosmetic surgery intervention. Throughout her 10+ year career, she has worked tirelessly to perfect her craft – starting from education and initial consultation, to surgery, to aftercare and beyond.

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