Facial plast Surg 1999; 15(2): 93-99
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1064305
Photography

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Standardized Photography in Facial Plastic Surgery: Pearls and Pitfalls

Daniel G. Becker, M. Eugene Tardy1  Jr. 
  • Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
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Publication Date:
02 June 2008 (online)

ABSTRACT

Photographic images in facial plastic surgery play a critical role in photodocumentation, patient education, preoperative planning, and self-education. Consistent, uniform, high-quality photography allows the best opportunity for critical self-assessment and self-education. The purpose of this article is to review important elements in the production of standardized, uniform photographs with a 35-mm camera or with a digital camera. Equipment, lighting and background, film selection, and a standardized photographic technique are detailed. Principles of intraoperative photography are also reviewed.