Capture Your New Look With A Stunning Selfie

Person taking a selfie

If you’ve just received a cosmetic treatment, you’re likely eager to share the results! Unfortunately, it can be tricky to capture them using photography. Angle and lighting are just two elements you have to get right to make the image glow. While you could have your photo taken by a professional, selfies are the most popular way to share our successes on social media. Below we’ll touch on the considerations you need to make when capturing your new look and how to make them work for you!

Capturing Your New Look With A Stunning Selfie

The first thing you need to be aware of is your camera angle’s effect on the results. If you’ve ever taken a selfie, you know that a slight shift in angle can change a lot. It can shave off weight, deemphasize unflattering features, or make both far more apparent. Make sure that the angle you choose highlights the area you’ve had enhanced in a flattering way. 

  • Breast enhancements – Choose a bralette or cami that shows off your new curves.
  • Rhinoplasty – Don’t take your photo straight on, but at a slight angle to show it off.
  • Overall – Flip your camera upside down, switch to front-facing, and angle down.

Mirror selfies can be best when you’re trying to capture a whole-body look. It gives you more options for angles and poses and allows you to capture the results in context. Just make ensure you thoroughly clean your mirror first! Even the tiniest smudge is going to show in the resulting image.

You’re also going to want to carefully adjust the lighting when taking your shot. Bright, stark lights can wash you out and highlight every flaw. Too little light and shadows will be enhanced and details lost. The best result is going to be somewhere between these two, with indirect lighting often yielding the best results. If possible, try to take advantage of the golden hours of photography. These are the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset.

While not strictly a selfie, you may still want to recruit a friend to help you get the best photo. This will make getting your whole body in the frame easier, and their unbiased perspective can create more flattering results. Anyone who’s comfortable operating a smartphone camera can be your assistant; they don’t have to be a professional.

Final Touches To Pull It All Together

On top of these tips, there are other things you can do to bring the look together. Consider accessorizing using items that will really make your work pop. Jewelry, clothing, anything that can really emphasize the work that you’ve had done. Getting cosmetic work done can really help boost your self-esteem and make you proud of your new look. However, it’s essential to remember that the work you had done was for you in the end. So take your time getting the image just right, and make sure that it makes you feel your best before posting!


Paula Moynahan, MD

Dr. Paula Moynahan, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Middlebury, CT and NYC and has over 53 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Medical College Of Pennsylvania medical school in 1968. To optimize her patients’ results, Dr. Moynahan developed a unique proprietary skin treatment line in 1984, updated continuously with every scientific advancement in skincare. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Moynahan to book an appointment.

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