Reviews from RealSelf community members offer insight into the experiences you can expect as a patient. Pre- and post-op reviews are also a great way to document your journey. Whether you love your results or need a revision, RealSelf reviewers will support you.
Check the Worth It Rating
The Worth It Rating is the percentage of reviews that are marked as “Worth It” by consumers.
Worth It Ratings give you the big picture of how many people were happy with their results but there’s more research to do...
Look for Reviews From People Like You
It’s important to set expectations based on the experiences of people who share your body traits. For example, there are lasers that give fantastic results overall but aren’t suitable for certain skin tones.
Make sure you’re not just reading RealSelf reviews, but reading the reviews from people who are in your situation -- skin type, age, gender and body type.
Read the Good and the Bad
Positive reviews tell you what to expect when everything goes right and you’re happy with your results, and remember: The majority of procedures are successful.
It can be scary to think about side effects, complications and results you didn’t foresee, but knowing what could happen is also empowering. Get the real story behind procedures you’re considering, but don’t forget to read the positive reviews too.
Notebooks are a great way to bookmark things on the site for safe-keeping. Saving important posts helps you get the most out of RealSelf reviews and the rest of the site too.
Don’t know where to start? Here are some ideas to consider:
- Reviews you’re following
- Photos to show your doctor
- Doctors you’re considering
Start Your Own RealSelf Review
The best way to contribute to the Worth It Rating, meet people like you, and document your experience is by starting your own review. You’ll build up a network of supporters who are with you through your entire journey. That’s what RealSelf reviews are all about!